The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 75 72 71
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing LINQ 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.49% 0.41% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.12% 1.65% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £475 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.22% -11.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.81%
LINQ
Berkshire

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
236 243 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.05% 25.13% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 158 135
Median daily rate £400 £375 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £9.00 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.63% -7.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.55 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.53% +7.14%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing LINQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) IIS
1 5 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 5 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 5 (100.00%) HTTP
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) SSL
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
1 5 (100.00%) Ajax
1 5 (100.00%) Web Development
1 5 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 5 (100.00%) WCF
1 5 (100.00%) WPF
1 5 (100.00%) Fiddler
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (100.00%) REST
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Identity Foundation
1 5 (100.00%) FastCGI
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) HTTP
1 5 (100.00%) SSL
1 5 (100.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Fiddler
1 5 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Azure Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Development Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Development Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Field Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# WCF Developer
3 1 (20.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 5 (100.00%) Ajax
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) FastCGI
1 5 (100.00%) REST
1 5 (100.00%) WCF
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Identity Foundation
1 5 (100.00%) WPF
2 1 (20.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) Web Development
2 3 (60.00%) Customer Engagement
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
1 3 (60.00%) MCITP
1 3 (60.00%) MCTS
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft