The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 149 139 104
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -35
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.030% 0.032% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.12% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
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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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
868 839 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.95% 26.53% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 548 397
Average daily rate £369 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.28% +3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 15 15
Average hourly rate £42.75 £35.00 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.80 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in the South West

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the South West region.

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire - 1 £375 - 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) .NET Framework
3 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
4 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (66.67%) Entity Framework
5 5 (55.56%) LINQ to SQL
5 5 (55.56%) WCF
5 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (55.56%) TDD
5 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
6 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
6 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
6 4 (44.44%) MVC
6 4 (44.44%) jQuery
7 3 (33.33%) WPF
7 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (33.33%) IIS
7 3 (33.33%) Oracle
7 3 (33.33%) HTML
7 3 (33.33%) SOAP
7 3 (33.33%) Web Services
7 3 (33.33%) XML
8 2 (22.22%) XSLT
8 2 (22.22%) OO
8 2 (22.22%) MSMQ
8 2 (22.22%) OOD
8 2 (22.22%) Java
8 2 (22.22%) C++

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
2 1 (11.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
1 6 (66.67%) C# Developer
2 5 (55.56%) .NET Developer
2 5 (55.56%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior C# Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Development Manager
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Development Manager
5 1 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) .NET Framework
3 6 (66.67%) Entity Framework
4 5 (55.56%) LINQ to SQL
4 5 (55.56%) WCF
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
5 4 (44.44%) jQuery
6 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (33.33%) WPF
6 3 (33.33%) HTML
6 3 (33.33%) SOAP
6 3 (33.33%) Web Services
6 3 (33.33%) XML
7 2 (22.22%) XSLT
7 2 (22.22%) MSMQ
7 2 (22.22%) CSS
7 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (11.11%) Sass
8 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) BDD
3 2 (22.22%) OO
3 2 (22.22%) OOD
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Password Management
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Web Accessibility
4 1 (11.11%) MVVM
4 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Infragistics