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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 135 116 116
Rank change year-on-year
-19 0
Contract jobs citing LINQ 10 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.30% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.17% 1.19% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
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£375 £293 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
857 589 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.02% 24.94% 25.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 401 408
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 32
Average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £19.72 £17.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 2014. 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 -15 5 £300 -
Wiltshire - 5 £375 - 4
Somerset - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 2
Dorset - - - - 3
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
3 8 (72.73%) SQL
3 8 (72.73%) Web Services
4 7 (63.64%) XML
4 7 (63.64%) XSLT
4 7 (63.64%) Visual Studio
4 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
4 7 (63.64%) Finance
4 7 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
5 6 (54.55%) WCF
5 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 5 (45.45%) T-SQL
6 5 (45.45%) HTML
6 5 (45.45%) MVC
7 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (36.36%) C++
7 4 (36.36%) IIS
7 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
7 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (27.27%) Hudson
8 3 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3
8 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
8 3 (27.27%) ITIL
8 3 (27.27%) XSD

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4 (36.36%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Visual Studio
1 7 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (27.27%) Hudson
2 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 3 (27.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) .NET Developer
3 5 (45.45%) C# Developer
4 3 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Applications Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Programmer
6 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (9.09%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) Web Services
3 7 (63.64%) XML
3 7 (63.64%) XSLT
3 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
4 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
4 6 (54.55%) WCF
5 5 (45.45%) HTML
6 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (27.27%) XSD
7 3 (27.27%) DHTML
7 3 (27.27%) jQuery
8 2 (18.18%) MSMQ
8 2 (18.18%) SOAP
8 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (18.18%) LINQ to SQL
8 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (9.09%) HTML5
9 1 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) MVC
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
2 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) OOD
3 2 (18.18%) OO
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) OOP
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
3 8 (72.73%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) T-SQL
5 4 (36.36%) C++
5 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
6 2 (18.18%) Java
7 1 (9.09%) VB
7 1 (9.09%) PHP
7 1 (9.09%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO 9001
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
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