The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 230 182 192
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +10
Contract jobs citing LINQ 24 58 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.65% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.07% 2.77% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 51 33
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£295 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.87% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £266 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+32.81% +16.36%
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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2248 2091 2005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.09% 23.35% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1395 1212 1068
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 121
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £20.50 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in the South East

LINQ
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £288 +8.49% 7
Berkshire -4 5 £295 -15.71% 5
Surrey -20 5 £310 -25.52% 4
East Sussex -10 4 £305 +7.01% 2
Kent +1 1 £325 +4.83% 2
Hampshire - 1 £275 - 2
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 50 (94.34%) C#
2 49 (92.45%) .NET
3 44 (83.02%) MVC
4 43 (81.13%) JavaScript
4 43 (81.13%) ASP.NET
5 38 (71.70%) HTML
6 35 (66.04%) jQuery
7 34 (64.15%) .NET Framework
7 34 (64.15%) CSS
8 31 (58.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (54.72%) Entity Framework
10 27 (50.94%) WCF
10 27 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (50.94%) SQL
10 27 (50.94%) SQL Server
11 24 (45.28%) Visual Studio
12 20 (37.74%) Web Services
13 19 (35.85%) Scrum
14 18 (33.96%) TDD
15 17 (32.08%) XML
16 16 (30.19%) Ajax
17 14 (26.42%) T-SQL
17 14 (26.42%) SQL Server 2012
18 12 (22.64%) Unit Testing
19 11 (20.75%) StyleCop
19 11 (20.75%) NUnit
20 10 (18.87%) AngularJS
20 10 (18.87%) Razor View Engine
21 9 (16.98%) REST
21 9 (16.98%) Web Development

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (11.32%) IIS
2 3 (5.66%) CMS
3 1 (1.89%) Apache
3 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) JBoss
3 1 (1.89%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) Internet
2 1 (1.89%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.89%) DNS
2 1 (1.89%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.89%) SSL
2 1 (1.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (50.94%) SQL Server
2 14 (26.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (13.21%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (5.66%) MySQL
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (45.28%) Visual Studio
2 11 (20.75%) StyleCop
2 11 (20.75%) NUnit
3 5 (9.43%) JIRA
3 5 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.77%) Selenium
5 1 (1.89%) Subversion
5 1 (1.89%) Maven
5 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.89%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (3.77%) Back Office
1 2 (3.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (94.34%) Developer
2 23 (43.40%) .NET Developer
3 21 (39.62%) C# Developer
4 18 (33.96%) Web Developer
5 15 (28.30%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (24.53%) ASP.NET Developer
7 11 (20.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Front-End Web Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Software Developer
9 3 (5.66%) C# Web Developer
10 2 (3.77%) .NET Web Developer
10 2 (3.77%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (3.77%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.77%) AWS Developer
11 1 (1.89%) Analyst
11 1 (1.89%) Field Engineer
11 1 (1.89%) Consultant
11 1 (1.89%) Applications Developer
11 1 (1.89%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (92.45%) .NET
2 43 (81.13%) ASP.NET
3 38 (71.70%) HTML
4 35 (66.04%) jQuery
5 34 (64.15%) .NET Framework
5 34 (64.15%) CSS
6 31 (58.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 29 (54.72%) Entity Framework
8 27 (50.94%) WCF
9 20 (37.74%) Web Services
10 17 (32.08%) XML
11 16 (30.19%) Ajax
12 10 (18.87%) AngularJS
12 10 (18.87%) Razor View Engine
13 9 (16.98%) REST
14 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET Web API
15 5 (9.43%) XSL
15 5 (9.43%) WinForms
15 5 (9.43%) WPF
15 5 (9.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.43%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.77%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.77%) Open Source
4 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (83.02%) MVC
2 27 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (35.85%) Scrum
4 18 (33.96%) TDD
5 12 (22.64%) Unit Testing
6 9 (16.98%) Web Development
7 6 (11.32%) OO
8 5 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.66%) System Testing
10 2 (3.77%) Test Automation
10 2 (3.77%) BDD
10 2 (3.77%) ETL
10 2 (3.77%) User Stories
10 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
11 1 (1.89%) Performance Analysis
11 1 (1.89%) ITIL
11 1 (1.89%) CRM
11 1 (1.89%) OOD
11 1 (1.89%) Service Management
11 1 (1.89%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 50 (94.34%) C#
2 43 (81.13%) JavaScript
3 27 (50.94%) SQL
4 14 (26.42%) T-SQL
5 5 (9.43%) VB.NET
6 4 (7.55%) Bourne shell
6 4 (7.55%) PHP
7 2 (3.77%) Java
7 2 (3.77%) C++
8 1 (1.89%) Python
8 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) HL7
1 2 (3.77%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.66%) Ektron