The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 49 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.25% 0.41% 1.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.63% 1.05% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.81%
LINQ
South East

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 Kent region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
158 95 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 39.70% 39.09% 35.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 43 40
Median daily rate £338 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £318 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £350 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.81 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing LINQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Kent

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

LINQ
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 Kent region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) XAML
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Retail Banking
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Fund Management
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) Wealth Management
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Lambda Expressions

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Agile .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Agile C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Developer
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# WCF Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Lambda Expressions
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Fund Management
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) XAML
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft