The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 114 99 68
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -31
Contract jobs citing LINQ 6 20 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.26% 0.90% 2.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.95% 3.18% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 31
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£270 £308 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -1.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £64.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -26.41%
LINQ
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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 Yorkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
633 628 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 26.91% 28.28% 32.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 380 486
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 10
Average hourly rate £30.50 £43.50 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.88% +62.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £33.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £110.00
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 Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LINQ across the Yorkshire region.

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the Yorkshire region.

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
West Yorkshire +1 4 £270 -10.00% 6
North Yorkshire -11 2 £250 -20.63% 3
South Yorkshire - - - - 2
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (93.33%) C#
3 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
3 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET
4 10 (66.67%) Visual Studio
5 8 (53.33%) SQL
5 8 (53.33%) MVC
5 8 (53.33%) OO
5 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (46.67%) .NET Framework
6 7 (46.67%) WCF
6 7 (46.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (40.00%) VB.NET
7 6 (40.00%) HTML
7 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (40.00%) CSS
8 5 (33.33%) Web Services
8 5 (33.33%) XML
8 5 (33.33%) OOP
8 5 (33.33%) WPF
9 4 (26.67%) LINQ to SQL
9 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (26.67%) Windows
9 4 (26.67%) Internet
9 4 (26.67%) WinForms
10 3 (20.00%) Scrum
10 3 (20.00%) PHP

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (20.00%) MSTest
3 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (73.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Web Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET
3 7 (46.67%) WCF
3 7 (46.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 7 (46.67%) .NET Framework
4 6 (40.00%) CSS
4 6 (40.00%) HTML
5 5 (33.33%) Web Services
5 5 (33.33%) XML
5 5 (33.33%) WPF
6 4 (26.67%) LINQ to SQL
6 4 (26.67%) WinForms
7 2 (13.33%) NHibernate
7 2 (13.33%) CSS3
7 2 (13.33%) Silverlight
7 2 (13.33%) jQuery
7 2 (13.33%) HTML5
8 1 (6.67%) JSON
8 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (6.67%) WinRT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) OO
1 8 (53.33%) MVC
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) OOP
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Web Development
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) MVVM
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) C#
2 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (20.00%) PHP
4 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (13.33%) XAML
6 1 (6.67%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle