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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 1 June 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
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 249 233 196
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -37
Contract jobs citing LINQ 20 20 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.22% 0.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.84% 0.92% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 49
Median daily rate £375 £295 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% -26.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £246 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £330 £420
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 - £38.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +19.53%
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
2389 2174 2082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.30% 24.02% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1554 1364 1184
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 25 46
Median hourly rate £38.00 £37.75 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.95 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 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 1 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Middlesex - 6 £351 -
Berkshire 0 4 £550 +86.44% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 3 £310 +7.82% 5
Surrey -9 3 £400 +29.03% 1
East Sussex -1 2 - - 2
Kent -11 1 - - 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 South East region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 30 (100.00%) .NET
2 29 (96.67%) C#
3 23 (76.67%) JavaScript
4 22 (73.33%) SQL Server
5 21 (70.00%) MVC
5 21 (70.00%) .NET Framework
6 19 (63.33%) SQL
7 18 (60.00%) jQuery
8 16 (53.33%) Entity Framework
9 15 (50.00%) Visual Studio
10 14 (46.67%) T-SQL
10 14 (46.67%) TDD
10 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
10 14 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (40.00%) HTML
11 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET
11 12 (40.00%) CSS
12 11 (36.67%) AngularJS
13 10 (33.33%) SOLID
13 10 (33.33%) XML
13 10 (33.33%) OOP
14 9 (30.00%) ADO.NET
14 9 (30.00%) WCF
15 8 (26.67%) Web Development
15 8 (26.67%) Ajax
15 8 (26.67%) REST
15 8 (26.67%) Java
15 8 (26.67%) Web Services
16 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
17 6 (20.00%) WPF

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (16.67%) CMS
1 5 (16.67%) IIS
2 3 (10.00%) EPiServer CMS
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (6.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) DNS
1 5 (16.67%) HTTP
1 5 (16.67%) SSL
1 5 (16.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 14 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (16.67%) Fiddler
3 5 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 3 (10.00%) Moq
5 3 (10.00%) NUnit
5 3 (10.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Local Government
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (90.00%) Developer
2 21 (70.00%) .NET Developer
3 14 (46.67%) C# Developer
4 13 (43.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (23.33%) Senior Developer
6 6 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (13.33%) Agile .NET Developer
8 4 (13.33%) Agile C# Developer
8 4 (13.33%) Agile Developer
9 3 (10.00%) Angular Developer
9 3 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (10.00%) EPiServer Developer
9 3 (10.00%) Senior Agile Developer
9 3 (10.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 3 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
10 2 (6.67%) C# WCF Developer
10 2 (6.67%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (100.00%) .NET
2 21 (70.00%) .NET Framework
3 18 (60.00%) jQuery
4 16 (53.33%) Entity Framework
5 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 12 (40.00%) CSS
5 12 (40.00%) HTML
6 11 (36.67%) AngularJS
7 10 (33.33%) XML
8 9 (30.00%) ADO.NET
8 9 (30.00%) WCF
9 8 (26.67%) Ajax
9 8 (26.67%) REST
9 8 (26.67%) Web Services
10 6 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (20.00%) WPF
11 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (16.67%) FastCGI
11 5 (16.67%) Windows Identity Foundation
12 4 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) MVC
2 14 (46.67%) TDD
3 10 (33.33%) OOP
3 10 (33.33%) SOLID
4 8 (26.67%) Web Development
5 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (20.00%) Front End Development
6 6 (20.00%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) ITIL
7 4 (13.33%) Service Management
8 3 (10.00%) BDD
8 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
8 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (10.00%) SOA
9 2 (6.67%) Content Management
9 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
9 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (96.67%) C#
2 23 (76.67%) JavaScript
3 19 (63.33%) SQL
4 14 (46.67%) T-SQL
5 8 (26.67%) Java
6 5 (16.67%) PHP
6 5 (16.67%) Python
6 5 (16.67%) Ruby
7 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
1 3 (10.00%) MCITP
1 3 (10.00%) MCTS
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) EPiServer
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle
4 2 (6.67%) Ektron
4 2 (6.67%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.33%) RedGate