The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 103 90 95
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing LINQ 12 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.71% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.01% 2.64% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £240 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £443 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.03% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -31.42%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
598 530 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.53% 26.92% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 304 286
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 19
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £23.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
LINQ
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 -6 5 £300 +9.09% 2
Herefordshire - 3 £288 - 1
Coventry -14 1 £450 -
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - - 2
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 29 (93.55%) .NET
3 27 (87.10%) MVC
4 26 (83.87%) jQuery
5 25 (80.65%) JavaScript
5 25 (80.65%) CSS
6 23 (74.19%) WCF
7 22 (70.97%) ASP.NET
8 19 (61.29%) SQL
9 18 (58.06%) .NET Framework
10 17 (54.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
11 15 (48.39%) Visual Studio
12 14 (45.16%) Web Development
13 13 (41.94%) Logistics
14 11 (35.48%) HTML
15 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
16 6 (19.35%) WPF
16 6 (19.35%) CSS3
16 6 (19.35%) HTML5
17 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
18 4 (12.90%) Web Services
18 4 (12.90%) XML
19 3 (9.68%) XHTML
19 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
19 3 (9.68%) Ajax
19 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
19 3 (9.68%) CMS
19 3 (9.68%) Ektron
19 3 (9.68%) MongoDB

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3 (9.68%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.23%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
2 3 (9.68%) NoSQL
2 3 (9.68%) Couchbase
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (48.39%) 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 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Electronics
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (100.00%) Developer
2 21 (67.74%) .NET Developer
3 17 (54.84%) Web Developer
4 14 (45.16%) ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (41.94%) .NET Web Developer
6 8 (25.81%) C# Developer
7 6 (19.35%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (9.68%) WPF Developer
8 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
8 3 (9.68%) C# Programmer
8 3 (9.68%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (9.68%) Programmer
8 3 (9.68%) .NET Software Engineer
8 3 (9.68%) .NET Programmer
8 3 (9.68%) Software Programmer
9 2 (6.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (6.45%) C# Software Developer
9 2 (6.45%) UI Developer
9 2 (6.45%) C# Web Developer
9 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (93.55%) .NET
2 26 (83.87%) jQuery
3 25 (80.65%) CSS
4 23 (74.19%) WCF
5 22 (70.97%) ASP.NET
6 18 (58.06%) .NET Framework
7 17 (54.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 11 (35.48%) HTML
9 6 (19.35%) WPF
9 6 (19.35%) CSS3
9 6 (19.35%) HTML5
10 4 (12.90%) Web Services
10 4 (12.90%) XML
11 3 (9.68%) XHTML
11 3 (9.68%) Ajax
12 2 (6.45%) Kendo UI
12 2 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (6.45%) WF
13 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (87.10%) MVC
2 14 (45.16%) Web Development
3 13 (41.94%) Logistics
4 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) TDD
7 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.23%) Migration
7 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.23%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) C#
2 25 (80.65%) JavaScript
3 19 (61.29%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Ektron
3 2 (6.45%) ION Trading
4 1 (3.23%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.23%) SAP