The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - - 36
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - - 1.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £219
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.81%
LINQ
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
83 91 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 22.19% 19.70% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 62 40
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £272 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LINQ across the Northamptonshire region.

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing LINQ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing LINQ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) CRM Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (100.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft