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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 113 106 98
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing LINQ 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.14% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.29% 0.63% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
Average daily rate £300 £356 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +23.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £341 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £371 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
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
621 480 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.47% 21.71% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 301 308
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -11.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.35 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.50 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Staffordshire - 3 £300 -
Coventry - 2 £288 - 3
Warwickshire - 1 £300 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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#
2 16 (88.89%) .NET
3 13 (72.22%) SQL Server
3 13 (72.22%) Visual Studio
3 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET
4 12 (66.67%) MVC
4 12 (66.67%) Entity Framework
5 11 (61.11%) SQL
5 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (55.56%) .NET Framework
6 10 (55.56%) HTML
7 9 (50.00%) CSS
7 9 (50.00%) jQuery
8 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
9 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
9 7 (38.89%) T-SQL
10 6 (33.33%) NHS
10 6 (33.33%) WinForms
10 6 (33.33%) VB.NET
10 6 (33.33%) HTML5
10 6 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (27.78%) AngularJS
11 5 (27.78%) CMS
11 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
12 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
12 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (22.22%) Web Development
13 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (16.67%) TDD

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (27.78%) CMS
2 3 (16.67%) IIS
3 2 (11.11%) Node.js
3 2 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (11.11%) Umbraco
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) DNS
1 3 (16.67%) SMTP
1 3 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Visual Studio
2 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 10 (55.56%) C# Developer
3 9 (50.00%) .NET Developer
4 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (27.78%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (27.78%) Web Developer
6 4 (22.22%) .NET Web Developer
6 4 (22.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (16.67%) .NET Development Manager
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Development Manager
7 3 (16.67%) Development Manager
8 2 (11.11%) C# Web Developer
8 2 (11.11%) Software Development Manager
8 2 (11.11%) Software Manager
8 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
8 2 (11.11%) Umbraco Developer
9 1 (5.56%) .NET Programmer
9 1 (5.56%) .NET Software Engineer
9 1 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
9 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET
3 12 (66.67%) Entity Framework
4 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (55.56%) .NET Framework
5 10 (55.56%) HTML
6 9 (50.00%) CSS
6 9 (50.00%) jQuery
7 6 (33.33%) HTML5
7 6 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
7 6 (33.33%) WinForms
8 5 (27.78%) AngularJS
9 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (16.67%) AutoMapper
9 3 (16.67%) Classic ASP
9 3 (16.67%) CSS3
9 3 (16.67%) LINQ to SQL
9 3 (16.67%) StructureMap
9 3 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) MVC
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
4 4 (22.22%) Web Development
5 3 (16.67%) CQRS
5 3 (16.67%) CRM
5 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 3 (16.67%) OO
5 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) UML
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (5.56%) Presales
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (61.11%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
3 7 (38.89%) T-SQL
4 6 (33.33%) VB.NET
5 3 (16.67%) VBScript
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Sitecore
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