The table below looks at the statistics 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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 25 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.14% - 1.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.69% - 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £300 - £300
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 £45.00 - £37.50
LINQ
West Midlands

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 Staffordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
64 35 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 45.71% 38.04% 48.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 22 41
Average daily rate £325 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £420 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (100.00%) NHS
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (75.00%) StructureMap
2 3 (75.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (75.00%) CQRS
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) AutoMapper
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Development Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Development Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Development Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Software Development Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 3 (75.00%) AutoMapper
2 3 (75.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (75.00%) StructureMap
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) CQRS
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft