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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 131 108 104
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -4
Contract jobs citing LINQ 13 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.45% 0.44% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.54% 1.42% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £283 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -5.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £28.73
% change year-on-year
+32.81% +11.38%
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 Yorkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
844 775 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 28.89% 30.75% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 536 323
Average daily rate £350 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 22
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -39.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 April 2015. 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
North Yorkshire +4 7 £300 +1.69% 2
West Yorkshire -17 5 £325 +35.41% 5
East Yorkshire +4 1 £240 -18.64%
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) .NET
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 14 (87.50%) MVC
3 13 (81.25%) ASP.NET
3 13 (81.25%) jQuery
4 12 (75.00%) TDD
5 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (68.75%) .NET Framework
5 11 (68.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (68.75%) Entity Framework
5 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
5 11 (68.75%) SQL
6 10 (62.50%) Visual Studio
7 9 (56.25%) HTML
7 9 (56.25%) CSS
7 9 (56.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (43.75%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 7 (43.75%) JSON
8 7 (43.75%) Web Development
8 7 (43.75%) T-SQL
9 6 (37.50%) Subversion
9 6 (37.50%) CSS3
9 6 (37.50%) RESTful
9 6 (37.50%) HTML5
9 6 (37.50%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 5 (31.25%) Mobile Development
10 5 (31.25%) WCF
10 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
11 4 (25.00%) Web Services

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 2 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) Umbraco
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Visual Studio
2 9 (56.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (37.50%) Subversion
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (6.25%) NUnit
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 10 (62.50%) .NET Developer
3 6 (37.50%) C# Developer
4 5 (31.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (25.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (18.75%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (81.25%) ASP.NET
2 13 (81.25%) jQuery
3 11 (68.75%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (68.75%) Entity Framework
3 11 (68.75%) .NET Framework
4 9 (56.25%) CSS
4 9 (56.25%) HTML
5 7 (43.75%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 7 (43.75%) JSON
6 6 (37.50%) CSS3
6 6 (37.50%) HTML5
6 6 (37.50%) RESTful
7 5 (31.25%) WCF
8 4 (25.00%) Web Services
9 3 (18.75%) XML
9 3 (18.75%) Ajax
10 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) MVC
2 12 (75.00%) TDD
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (43.75%) Web Development
5 6 (37.50%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 5 (31.25%) Mobile Development
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (25.00%) Scrum
8 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (12.50%) OOP
9 2 (12.50%) OO
10 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
10 1 (6.25%) BDD
10 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) MCAD
1 4 (25.00%) MCSD
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft