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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 128 117 112
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing LINQ 14 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.35% 0.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.78% 1.38% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 3
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£375 £278 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% -4.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
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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
786 723 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.79% 25.32% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 431 405
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 19
Average hourly rate £36.40 £33.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +7 8 £375 +33.92% 3
Gloucestershire -6 3 £243 -
Somerset -5 2 £320 +16.36%
Bristol - 1 £400 - 2
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 6
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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#
2 20 (95.24%) .NET
3 17 (80.95%) SQL Server
3 17 (80.95%) JavaScript
4 15 (71.43%) SQL
4 15 (71.43%) ASP.NET
5 13 (61.90%) MVC
6 12 (57.14%) Web Services
6 12 (57.14%) WCF
6 12 (57.14%) jQuery
7 11 (52.38%) .NET Framework
8 10 (47.62%) HTML
8 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
9 9 (42.86%) SOAP
9 9 (42.86%) Visual Studio
9 9 (42.86%) XML
9 9 (42.86%) XSLT
9 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (38.10%) TDD
10 8 (38.10%) LINQ to SQL
10 8 (38.10%) Oracle
10 8 (38.10%) Java
10 8 (38.10%) OOD
10 8 (38.10%) Finance
11 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
11 7 (33.33%) OO
11 7 (33.33%) MSMQ
11 7 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Fireworks
2 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (80.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 8 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (14.29%) Hudson
3 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.76%) NUnit
4 1 (4.76%) Subversion
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (4.76%) MSTest
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 8 (38.10%) C# Developer
4 4 (19.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Applications Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (95.24%) .NET
2 15 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 12 (57.14%) Web Services
3 12 (57.14%) WCF
3 12 (57.14%) jQuery
4 11 (52.38%) .NET Framework
5 10 (47.62%) HTML
6 9 (42.86%) SOAP
6 9 (42.86%) XML
6 9 (42.86%) XSLT
6 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (38.10%) LINQ to SQL
8 7 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 7 (33.33%) MSMQ
9 5 (23.81%) CSS
10 3 (14.29%) DHTML
10 3 (14.29%) XSD
10 3 (14.29%) WPF
11 2 (9.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) MVC
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) TDD
3 8 (38.10%) OOD
4 7 (33.33%) OO
4 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 7 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 7 (33.33%) BDD
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 3 (14.29%) Change Management
5 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) MVVM
7 1 (4.76%) Password Management
7 1 (4.76%) UML
7 1 (4.76%) OOP
7 1 (4.76%) RUP
7 1 (4.76%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C#
2 17 (80.95%) JavaScript
3 15 (71.43%) SQL
4 8 (38.10%) Java
5 6 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 6 (28.57%) C++
6 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.76%) XAML
7 1 (4.76%) VB6
7 1 (4.76%) TypeScript
7 1 (4.76%) PHP
7 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) VCP4
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) ISO 9001
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
1 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) Oracle
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