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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 110 107 88
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Contract jobs citing LINQ 6 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.49% 0.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.11% 2.02% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +4.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 - £24.00
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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
542 593 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.55% 24.21% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 341 311
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 8
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £34.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry +4 2 £300 -33.33%
Staffordshire - 2 £300 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £250 -
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (94.44%) SQL
3 16 (88.89%) .NET Framework
3 16 (88.89%) WCF
3 16 (88.89%) Entity Framework
4 15 (83.33%) T-SQL
4 15 (83.33%) XML
5 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
6 9 (50.00%) Visual Studio
7 8 (44.44%) VBScript
7 8 (44.44%) WinForms
8 7 (38.89%) TDD
8 7 (38.89%) WPF
8 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (38.89%) Web Services
8 7 (38.89%) SOA
9 6 (33.33%) OO
9 6 (33.33%) SOAP
9 6 (33.33%) ReSharper
9 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
9 6 (33.33%) Relational Database
10 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
10 5 (27.78%) CSS
10 5 (27.78%) MVC
11 4 (22.22%) HTML
11 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
11 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (22.22%) jQuery

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (11.11%) IIS
1 2 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SMTP
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (33.33%) ReSharper
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) C# Developer
3 6 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Programmer
3 6 (33.33%) .NET Software Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) .NET Programmer
3 6 (33.33%) C# Programmer
3 6 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Software Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) .NET Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Web Developer
5 3 (16.67%) AWS Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (5.56%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (88.89%) .NET Framework
2 16 (88.89%) WCF
2 16 (88.89%) Entity Framework
3 15 (83.33%) XML
4 8 (44.44%) WinForms
5 7 (38.89%) WPF
5 7 (38.89%) Web Services
6 6 (33.33%) SOAP
7 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
7 5 (27.78%) CSS
8 4 (22.22%) HTML
8 4 (22.22%) jQuery
8 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (16.67%) LINQ to SQL
9 3 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (11.11%) ADO.NET
10 2 (11.11%) Classic ASP
11 1 (5.56%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (5.56%) Arduino
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) SOA
1 7 (38.89%) TDD
2 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 6 (33.33%) OO
3 5 (27.78%) MVC
4 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Workflow
5 2 (11.11%) CRM
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) UML
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) BDD
6 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 17 (94.44%) SQL
3 15 (83.33%) T-SQL
4 8 (44.44%) VBScript
5 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.56%) Python
7 1 (5.56%) C++
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft