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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 65 76 81
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.34% 0.100% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.50% 0.37% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -9.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £340 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £340 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £32.62
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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
200 267 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.88% 26.59% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 132 73
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £254 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the Reading region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) WCF
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (60.00%) Razor View Engine
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) Advertising
4 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (40.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
5 1 (20.00%) Ruby
5 1 (20.00%) Silverlight
5 1 (20.00%) Fiddler
5 1 (20.00%) Time Management
5 1 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Identity Foundation

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Fiddler
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (20.00%) CRM Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) WCF
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (60.00%) Razor View Engine
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (40.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (20.00%) Silverlight
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 1 (20.00%) Backbone.js
5 1 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (20.00%) FastCGI
5 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET
5 1 (20.00%) SOAP
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) MCTS
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification