The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for LINQ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 106 131
Rank change year-on-year -7 +25  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 10 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.47% 0.69% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.62% 2.75% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 3
Median daily rate £313 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +21.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £310 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £363 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £339 £325
% change year-on-year -0.36% +4.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.10 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.10 - £42.50

LINQ is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 618 618 761
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 29.11% 24.98% 28.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 372 430
Median daily rate £375 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 26
Median hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £9.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing LINQ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in the East of England

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LINQ in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in the East of England

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ in the East of England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LINQ in the East of England

LINQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ in the East of England

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +4 5 £250 -28.57% 3
Suffolk +2 2 £375 +7.14% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £319 - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £318 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 28 (100.00%) C#
1 28 (100.00%) .NET
2 26 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 26 (92.86%) .NET Framework
3 23 (82.14%) ASP.NET
4 22 (78.57%) Entity Framework
5 21 (75.00%) MVC
6 20 (71.43%) JavaScript
7 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (60.71%) CSS
9 15 (53.57%) jQuery
10 13 (46.43%) HTML
11 12 (42.86%) XML
11 12 (42.86%) XSLT
11 12 (42.86%) WCF
11 12 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (39.29%) OO
12 11 (39.29%) IIS
13 10 (35.71%) SQL
13 10 (35.71%) Scrum
13 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
13 10 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (32.14%) AngularJS
14 9 (32.14%) TDD
14 9 (32.14%) NHibernate
15 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (21.43%) OOP
16 6 (21.43%) XSL
16 6 (21.43%) VBScript

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (39.29%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) NFC
2 1 (3.57%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
4 4 (14.29%) MySQL
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 5 (17.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (17.86%) FxCop
3 5 (17.86%) ReSharper
3 5 (17.86%) StyleCop
4 4 (14.29%) JIRA
4 4 (14.29%) Moq
4 4 (14.29%) MSTest
4 4 (14.29%) NUnit
5 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
6 2 (7.14%) MSBuild
7 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (7.14%) Banking
1 2 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (96.43%) Developer
2 24 (85.71%) .NET Developer
3 15 (53.57%) C# Developer
4 12 (42.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (14.29%) SQL Developer
8 3 (10.71%) C# WCF Developer
8 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (10.71%) WCF Developer
9 2 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
10 1 (3.57%) Angular Developer
10 1 (3.57%) C# Software Engineer
10 1 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
10 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (100.00%) .NET
2 26 (92.86%) .NET Framework
3 23 (82.14%) ASP.NET
4 22 (78.57%) Entity Framework
5 17 (60.71%) CSS
6 15 (53.57%) jQuery
7 13 (46.43%) HTML
8 12 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (42.86%) WCF
8 12 (42.86%) XML
8 12 (42.86%) XSLT
9 9 (32.14%) AngularJS
9 9 (32.14%) NHibernate
10 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 6 (21.43%) REST
10 6 (21.43%) SOAP
10 6 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (21.43%) XSL
11 5 (17.86%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Contactless
2 4 (14.29%) EMV
3 3 (10.71%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) MVC
2 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (39.29%) OO
4 10 (35.71%) Scrum
5 9 (32.14%) TDD
6 6 (21.43%) OOP
6 6 (21.43%) SOLID
7 5 (17.86%) BDD
7 5 (17.86%) Code Coverage
7 5 (17.86%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (17.86%) Multithreading
7 5 (17.86%) Refactoring
8 4 (14.29%) Concurrent Programming
8 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (3.57%) Front End Development
10 1 (3.57%) Push Notifications
10 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
10 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) C#
2 20 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 10 (35.71%) SQL
4 6 (21.43%) VBScript
5 5 (17.86%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Atlassian
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