The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 111 101 100
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing LINQ 11 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.66% 0.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.76% 2.67% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 7
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£346 £286 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -11.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £323 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -15.62%
LINQ
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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
626 561 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.71% 24.78% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 311 280
Average daily rate £350 £320 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 24
Average hourly rate £34.20 £32.50 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% +26.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £11.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £32.50 £51.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the West Midlands region.

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 April 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
Staffordshire -2 5 £300 - 3
Birmingham -8 4 £363 +52.63% 2
Coventry - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 2
Herefordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 3
Worcestershire - - - - 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (92.31%) C#
2 12 (92.31%) .NET Framework
2 12 (92.31%) Entity Framework
3 11 (84.62%) WCF
4 9 (69.23%) SQL
5 8 (61.54%) T-SQL
5 8 (61.54%) XML
6 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
6 7 (53.85%) WPF
7 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
7 5 (38.46%) Web Services
7 5 (38.46%) WinForms
8 4 (30.77%) SOA
8 4 (30.77%) OO
8 4 (30.77%) SOAP
8 4 (30.77%) VBScript
8 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
8 4 (30.77%) TDD
8 4 (30.77%) ReSharper
8 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
9 3 (23.08%) jQuery
9 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
9 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
9 3 (23.08%) CSS
9 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 3 (23.08%) MVC
10 2 (15.38%) Finance

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
2 4 (30.77%) ReSharper
3 1 (7.69%) NSubstitute
3 1 (7.69%) Moq
3 1 (7.69%) MSTest
3 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) C# Developer
2 6 (46.15%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (38.46%) .NET Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Programmer
4 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
4 4 (30.77%) C# Software Engineer
4 4 (30.77%) .NET Software Engineer
4 4 (30.77%) .NET Programmer
4 4 (30.77%) C# Programmer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) AWS Developer
6 1 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (92.31%) .NET Framework
2 12 (92.31%) Entity Framework
3 11 (84.62%) WCF
4 8 (61.54%) XML
5 7 (53.85%) WPF
6 5 (38.46%) Web Services
6 5 (38.46%) WinForms
7 4 (30.77%) SOAP
8 3 (23.08%) jQuery
8 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
8 3 (23.08%) CSS
9 2 (15.38%) HTML
9 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (7.69%) JSON
10 1 (7.69%) WF
10 1 (7.69%) Kendo UI
10 1 (7.69%) SignalR
10 1 (7.69%) Unity DI Container
10 1 (7.69%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) SOA
1 4 (30.77%) OO
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
1 4 (30.77%) TDD
2 3 (23.08%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) MVVM
4 1 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 8 (61.54%) T-SQL
4 4 (30.77%) VBScript
5 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
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