The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - 27 41
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk - 0.54% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 1.52% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £307 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.77% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -26.41%
LINQ
East of 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 Suffolk region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
103 66 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 42.92% 35.48% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 54 34
Average daily rate £375 £390 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +79.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) WPF
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) SOAP
2 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) XSLT
2 5 (83.33%) N-Tier
2 5 (83.33%) MVC
2 5 (83.33%) Ajax
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) WF
2 5 (83.33%) Silverlight
2 5 (83.33%) jQuery
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (83.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (50.00%) ETL
4 3 (50.00%) Data Integration
4 3 (50.00%) Data Transformation
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Moq
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) WPF
2 5 (83.33%) WF
2 5 (83.33%) Silverlight
2 5 (83.33%) jQuery
2 5 (83.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) SOAP
2 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) XSLT
2 5 (83.33%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) NHibernate
3 1 (16.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) N-Tier
2 3 (50.00%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) Data Transformation
2 3 (50.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft