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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 112 95 101
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing LINQ 10 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.76% 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.58% 2.77% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% +0.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -34.07%
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
633 577 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.76% 27.29% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 364 339
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 21
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.50 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £40.00
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 September 2014. 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
Birmingham -11 6 £300 -22.58% 2
Herefordshire - 3 £288 - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - - 3
Solihull - - - -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 31 (100.00%) C#
2 30 (96.77%) MVC
3 29 (93.55%) JavaScript
3 29 (93.55%) .NET
3 29 (93.55%) jQuery
4 28 (90.32%) CSS
5 26 (83.87%) WCF
6 25 (80.65%) ASP.NET
7 22 (70.97%) .NET Framework
8 21 (67.74%) SQL
8 21 (67.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 20 (64.52%) Web Development
9 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
10 19 (61.29%) Visual Studio
11 18 (58.06%) Logistics
12 9 (29.03%) HTML
13 7 (22.58%) CSS3
13 7 (22.58%) HTML5
14 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
15 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
15 3 (9.68%) WPF
15 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
15 3 (9.68%) NoSQL
15 3 (9.68%) Couchbase
16 2 (6.45%) Kendo UI
16 2 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
16 2 (6.45%) WF
16 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 (3.23%) CMS
1 1 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (3.23%) Node.js
1 1 (3.23%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
2 3 (9.68%) NoSQL
2 3 (9.68%) Couchbase
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (61.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) NUnit
2 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.23%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (3.23%) Moq
2 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.23%) NBehave
General
1 1 (3.23%) Electronics
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
1 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (100.00%) Developer
2 25 (80.65%) .NET Developer
3 20 (64.52%) Web Developer
4 19 (61.29%) ASP.NET Developer
5 18 (58.06%) .NET Web Developer
6 3 (9.68%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (9.68%) C# Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Lead Developer
7 2 (6.45%) UI Programmer
7 2 (6.45%) UI Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Lead .NET Developer
8 1 (3.23%) C# Programmer
8 1 (3.23%) .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Lead C# Developer
8 1 (3.23%) .NET Programmer
8 1 (3.23%) Software Programmer
8 1 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Programmer
8 1 (3.23%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (93.55%) .NET
1 29 (93.55%) jQuery
2 28 (90.32%) CSS
3 26 (83.87%) WCF
4 25 (80.65%) ASP.NET
5 22 (70.97%) .NET Framework
6 21 (67.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 9 (29.03%) HTML
8 7 (22.58%) CSS3
8 7 (22.58%) HTML5
9 3 (9.68%) WPF
10 2 (6.45%) WF
10 2 (6.45%) Ajax
10 2 (6.45%) Web Services
10 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (6.45%) Kendo UI
10 2 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) DTV
1 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (96.77%) MVC
2 20 (64.52%) Web Development
3 18 (58.06%) Logistics
4 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.23%) TDD
5 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.23%) Content Management
5 1 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.23%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (3.23%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) C#
2 29 (93.55%) JavaScript
3 21 (67.74%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Sitecore
2 1 (3.23%) Ektron
2 1 (3.23%) SAP