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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 67 73 64
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.12% 0.20% 0.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 0.77% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Average daily rate
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- £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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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
211 261 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.53% 26.39% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 148 111
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 - £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) CRM
5 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (20.00%) HTTP
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) SSL
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (20.00%) Ruby
5 1 (20.00%) Ajax
5 1 (20.00%) MCTS
5 1 (20.00%) Workflow
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) C++
5 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (20.00%) PHP

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

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