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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 28 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing LINQ 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.68% 1.70% 1.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.26% 4.55% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£389 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £375 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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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
94 66 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 39.50% 37.50% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 43 25
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
1 4 (100.00%) Groovy
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (75.00%) Moq
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (75.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (75.00%) JUnit
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JUnit
1 3 (75.00%) Moq
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Lead Developer
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (50.00%) Lead .NET Developer
4 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) Groovy
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft