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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 229 187 193
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +6
Contract jobs citing LINQ 38 61 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.63% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.60% 2.70% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 47 29
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£295 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £262 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.75 £29.96
% change year-on-year
+25.92% +12.65%
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
2372 2257 2049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.57% 23.18% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1431 1301 1067
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 49 136
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 17 April 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 17 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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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 +6 12 £275 +3.77% 4
Berkshire +13 9 £295 -15.71% 5
East Sussex -1 9 £305 +7.01% 3
Surrey -16 4 £310 -24.62% 6
West Sussex -15 3 - - 2
Hampshire -10 1 £275 -12.00% 4
Oxfordshire -24 1 £425 +32.81% 2
Kent - - - - 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 53 (92.98%) C#
2 52 (91.23%) .NET
3 46 (80.70%) JavaScript
4 45 (78.95%) ASP.NET
5 44 (77.19%) MVC
6 41 (71.93%) HTML
7 37 (64.91%) .NET Framework
7 37 (64.91%) jQuery
8 36 (63.16%) CSS
9 33 (57.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (54.39%) Entity Framework
10 31 (54.39%) SQL Server
11 28 (49.12%) WCF
11 28 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (45.61%) SQL
13 24 (42.11%) Visual Studio
14 21 (36.84%) Scrum
14 21 (36.84%) Web Services
15 20 (35.09%) TDD
16 17 (29.82%) Ajax
17 16 (28.07%) XML
18 15 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
19 14 (24.56%) T-SQL
20 13 (22.81%) AngularJS
21 12 (21.05%) Unit Testing
22 11 (19.30%) SQL Server 2008
22 11 (19.30%) NUnit
22 11 (19.30%) StyleCop
23 10 (17.54%) Razor View Engine
24 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (10.53%) IIS
2 3 (5.26%) CMS
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.75%) Node.js
3 1 (1.75%) JBoss
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.51%) SaaS
3 2 (3.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) Internet
2 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.75%) DNS
3 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.75%) SSL
3 1 (1.75%) SAN
3 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (54.39%) SQL Server
2 15 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (19.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (5.26%) MySQL
7 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
7 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.75%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (42.11%) Visual Studio
2 11 (19.30%) NUnit
2 11 (19.30%) StyleCop
3 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.77%) JIRA
5 2 (3.51%) Selenium
5 2 (3.51%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.75%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.75%) Subversion
6 1 (1.75%) Maven
General
1 2 (3.51%) Back Office
1 2 (3.51%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (92.98%) Developer
2 26 (45.61%) .NET Developer
3 24 (42.11%) C# Developer
4 19 (33.33%) Web Developer
4 19 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (24.56%) ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (21.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (8.77%) C# Web Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Software Developer
8 4 (7.02%) .NET Web Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Front-End Web Developer
10 2 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (3.51%) AWS Developer
10 2 (3.51%) Senior Developer
11 1 (1.75%) 3rd Line Support
11 1 (1.75%) Field Engineer
11 1 (1.75%) C++ Developer
11 1 (1.75%) Consultant
11 1 (1.75%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (91.23%) .NET
2 45 (78.95%) ASP.NET
3 41 (71.93%) HTML
4 37 (64.91%) .NET Framework
4 37 (64.91%) jQuery
5 36 (63.16%) CSS
6 33 (57.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 31 (54.39%) Entity Framework
8 28 (49.12%) WCF
9 21 (36.84%) Web Services
10 17 (29.82%) Ajax
11 16 (28.07%) XML
12 13 (22.81%) AngularJS
13 10 (17.54%) Razor View Engine
14 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (14.04%) REST
16 6 (10.53%) WPF
17 5 (8.77%) HTML5
17 5 (8.77%) WinForms
17 5 (8.77%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
1 5 (8.77%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.51%) Data Integration
2 2 (3.51%) Open Source
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.75%) EPoS
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (77.19%) MVC
2 28 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (36.84%) Scrum
4 20 (35.09%) TDD
5 12 (21.05%) Unit Testing
6 9 (15.79%) Web Development
7 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (8.77%) OO
8 4 (7.02%) MVVM
9 3 (5.26%) BDD
9 3 (5.26%) System Testing
10 2 (3.51%) Test Automation
10 2 (3.51%) User Stories
10 2 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (3.51%) Software Architecture
10 2 (3.51%) E-Commerce
10 2 (3.51%) ETL
11 1 (1.75%) Service Management
11 1 (1.75%) Workflow
11 1 (1.75%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 53 (92.98%) C#
2 46 (80.70%) JavaScript
3 26 (45.61%) SQL
4 14 (24.56%) T-SQL
5 6 (10.53%) VB.NET
6 4 (7.02%) PHP
6 4 (7.02%) Bourne shell
7 2 (3.51%) C++
7 2 (3.51%) Java
8 1 (1.75%) Python
8 1 (1.75%) XAML
8 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.75%) Ruby
8 1 (1.75%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
1 2 (3.51%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) Ektron
3 1 (1.75%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco
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