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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 108 102 91
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing LINQ 2 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.088% 0.14% 0.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.55% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 12
Average daily rate
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£220 £300 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -12.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
536 547 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.51% 25.31% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 325 286
Average daily rate £360 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 19
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.54% -16.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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
(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
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) JavaScript
2 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET
3 10 (83.33%) CSS
3 10 (83.33%) MVC
3 10 (83.33%) jQuery
4 9 (75.00%) .NET Framework
5 8 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
7 6 (50.00%) SQL
7 6 (50.00%) WCF
7 6 (50.00%) Web Development
8 5 (41.67%) Logistics
8 5 (41.67%) HTML
8 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
9 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 4 (33.33%) HTML5
10 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (25.00%) CSS3
11 2 (16.67%) Ajax
11 2 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
11 2 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (8.33%) Unity DI Container
12 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
12 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (8.33%) RESTful

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) MSTest
2 1 (8.33%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (83.33%) .NET Developer
3 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (41.67%) .NET Web Developer
4 5 (41.67%) Web Developer
5 3 (25.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (16.67%) UI Programmer
6 2 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (16.67%) UI Developer
7 1 (8.33%) Lead .NET Developer
7 1 (8.33%) Lead C# Developer
7 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET
3 10 (83.33%) CSS
3 10 (83.33%) jQuery
4 9 (75.00%) .NET Framework
5 8 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (50.00%) WCF
7 5 (41.67%) HTML
8 4 (33.33%) HTML5
9 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (25.00%) CSS3
10 2 (16.67%) Ajax
10 2 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (8.33%) Unity DI Container
11 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (8.33%) RESTful
11 1 (8.33%) Razor View Engine
11 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
11 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) MVC
2 6 (50.00%) Web Development
3 5 (41.67%) Logistics
4 2 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Workflow
5 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (8.33%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (91.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft