The first table below looks at the demand for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Staffordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £29.96 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.80% -14.40%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
47 32 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 36.72% 33.68% 32.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 27
Average daily rate £325 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.41 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.28% -74.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
LINQ
West Midlands

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

LINQ
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) SQLite
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) MVVM
2 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) WinRT
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) WAN

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQLite
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) WinRT
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) MVVM
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET