The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 66 73 62
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing LINQ 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% 0.20% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.93% 0.92% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£295 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+32.81% +16.36%
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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 Reading region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
216 218 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.05% 21.84% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 127 90
Average daily rate £375 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £181 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Reading

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (40.00%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (20.00%) REST
5 1 (20.00%) SaaS
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) RESTful
5 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (20.00%) OO
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) SOAP

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) AWS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Application Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) Ajax
2 2 (40.00%) WCF
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (40.00%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle