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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 124 140 112
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -28
Contract jobs citing LINQ 10 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.16% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.27% 0.60% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £308 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.08% +0.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £286 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £330 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £28.73
% change year-on-year
+32.81% +11.38%
LINQ
England

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
788 834 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.04% 26.18% 24.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 534 332
Average daily rate £363 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £471 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 6
Average hourly rate £37.75 £45.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.11% +83.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £20.60 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the South West region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 May 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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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
Wiltshire +17 4 £425 +51.78% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £288 - 2
Bristol +2 2 £413 +23.13% 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 21 (100.00%) C#
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (85.71%) SQL Server
3 17 (80.95%) SQL
4 15 (71.43%) JavaScript
5 14 (66.67%) WCF
5 14 (66.67%) jQuery
6 13 (61.90%) .NET Framework
6 13 (61.90%) MVC
7 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (57.14%) ASP.NET
8 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
8 11 (52.38%) Oracle
8 11 (52.38%) TDD
8 11 (52.38%) Entity Framework
8 11 (52.38%) LINQ to SQL
9 10 (47.62%) HTML
9 10 (47.62%) Java
9 10 (47.62%) OOD
9 10 (47.62%) SOAP
9 10 (47.62%) Web Services
10 9 (42.86%) OO
10 9 (42.86%) MSMQ
10 9 (42.86%) Waterfall
10 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (38.10%) Visual Studio
12 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
12 7 (33.33%) XML
12 7 (33.33%) CSS
12 7 (33.33%) BDD

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 5 (23.81%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.76%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Visual Studio
2 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) MSTest
3 1 (4.76%) NUnit
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 6 (28.57%) Retail
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Law
4 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Developer
2 13 (61.90%) .NET Developer
3 8 (38.10%) C# Developer
4 5 (23.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Development Manager
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Development Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (4.76%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (66.67%) WCF
2 14 (66.67%) jQuery
3 13 (61.90%) .NET Framework
4 12 (57.14%) ASP.NET
5 11 (52.38%) Entity Framework
5 11 (52.38%) LINQ to SQL
6 10 (47.62%) HTML
6 10 (47.62%) SOAP
6 10 (47.62%) Web Services
7 9 (42.86%) MSMQ
7 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 7 (33.33%) CSS
8 7 (33.33%) XML
9 6 (28.57%) WPF
9 6 (28.57%) XSLT
10 3 (14.29%) XSD
10 3 (14.29%) DHTML
11 2 (9.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) MVC
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) TDD
4 10 (47.62%) OOD
5 9 (42.86%) OO
5 9 (42.86%) Waterfall
6 7 (33.33%) BDD
6 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
7 3 (14.29%) Scrum
7 3 (14.29%) MVVM
7 3 (14.29%) Software Delivery
8 2 (9.52%) Password Management
8 2 (9.52%) Web Accessibility
9 1 (4.76%) Change Management
9 1 (4.76%) UML
9 1 (4.76%) RUP
9 1 (4.76%) DSDM
9 1 (4.76%) Web Application Development
9 1 (4.76%) Automation Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C#
2 17 (80.95%) SQL
3 15 (71.43%) JavaScript
4 10 (47.62%) Java
5 5 (23.81%) C++
6 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.76%) XAML
7 1 (4.76%) TypeScript
7 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Oracle
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Infragistics
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