The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the South West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 124 100 125
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +25
Contract jobs citing LINQ 11 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.37% 0.33% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% 1.34% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Average daily rate
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£324 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.60% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.92% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
- -35.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
812 523 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.28% 24.31% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 364 338
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 31
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £54.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
LINQ
England

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 23 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Somerset - 5 £323 - 1
Bristol -25 4 £335 +3.07% 2
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 2
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 16 (100.00%) .NET
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 14 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 14 (87.50%) jQuery
2 14 (87.50%) .NET Framework
3 13 (81.25%) MVC
4 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
5 11 (68.75%) SQL
5 11 (68.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 9 (56.25%) WCF
7 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 7 (43.75%) LINQ to SQL
8 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
8 7 (43.75%) Scrum
9 6 (37.50%) Back Office
9 6 (37.50%) CSS
9 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
9 6 (37.50%) Ajax
10 5 (31.25%) Selenium
10 5 (31.25%) Web Services
10 5 (31.25%) HTML
11 4 (25.00%) ADO.NET
12 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
12 3 (18.75%) VB
12 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
12 3 (18.75%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (18.75%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (37.50%) Back Office
2 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 13 (81.25%) .NET Developer
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Programmer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior VB.NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 14 (87.50%) .NET Framework
2 14 (87.50%) jQuery
3 11 (68.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 9 (56.25%) WCF
5 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 7 (43.75%) LINQ to SQL
7 6 (37.50%) CSS
7 6 (37.50%) Ajax
8 5 (31.25%) Web Services
8 5 (31.25%) HTML
9 4 (25.00%) ADO.NET
10 2 (12.50%) XML
10 2 (12.50%) HTML5
10 2 (12.50%) Kendo UI
10 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 1 (6.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) MVC
2 7 (43.75%) Scrum
2 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 2 (12.50%) UML
4 2 (12.50%) OOD
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Kanban
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (68.75%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
4 3 (18.75%) VB
4 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
5 2 (12.50%) Apex Code
6 1 (6.25%) C++
6 1 (6.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Telerik
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (6.25%) Ektron
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