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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 245 192 179
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -13
Contract jobs citing LINQ 15 53 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.58% 0.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 2.38% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 47 28
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £283 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £421 £379
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 £34.00 £32.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +24.27%
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
2417 2229 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.81% 24.50% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1535 1258 1093
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 58 97
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £19.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -1.42%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 8 £288 +4.54% 4
Kent -6 4 £331 +3.11%
Surrey -31 1 £310 -25.52% 2
Oxfordshire -31 1 - - 2
Hampshire - 1 £265 - 7
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 49 (96.08%) .NET
2 47 (92.16%) C#
3 43 (84.31%) MVC
4 42 (82.35%) JavaScript
5 40 (78.43%) ASP.NET
6 34 (66.67%) HTML
7 33 (64.71%) .NET Framework
8 31 (60.78%) jQuery
8 31 (60.78%) SQL
9 30 (58.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (54.90%) CSS
11 26 (50.98%) Entity Framework
12 24 (47.06%) SQL Server
12 24 (47.06%) Visual Studio
13 23 (45.10%) WCF
14 22 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (33.33%) Web Services
16 16 (31.37%) Scrum
16 16 (31.37%) TDD
17 14 (27.45%) XML
18 13 (25.49%) T-SQL
19 12 (23.53%) Ajax
20 11 (21.57%) NUnit
20 11 (21.57%) StyleCop
20 11 (21.57%) REST
21 10 (19.61%) AngularJS
21 10 (19.61%) Unit Testing
22 9 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
22 9 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
23 8 (15.69%) Razor View Engine

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 8 (15.69%) IIS
2 3 (5.88%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.96%) Node.js
3 1 (1.96%) JBoss
3 1 (1.96%) Apache
3 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) Internet
2 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) DNS
3 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.96%) SSL
3 1 (1.96%) CTI
3 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.96%) Network Security
3 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (5.88%) MySQL
6 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (47.06%) Visual Studio
2 11 (21.57%) NUnit
2 11 (21.57%) StyleCop
3 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.92%) ReSharper
4 2 (3.92%) Subversion
4 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.96%) Moq
5 1 (1.96%) Maven
5 1 (1.96%) JIRA
5 1 (1.96%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.96%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (5.88%) Back Office
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (96.08%) Developer
2 24 (47.06%) .NET Developer
3 20 (39.22%) C# Developer
4 14 (27.45%) Web Developer
4 14 (27.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (21.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Front-End Web Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.92%) AWS Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Web Applications Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Field Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Consultant
8 1 (1.96%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (1.96%) C++ Developer
8 1 (1.96%) C++ Software Developer
8 1 (1.96%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (96.08%) .NET
2 40 (78.43%) ASP.NET
3 34 (66.67%) HTML
4 33 (64.71%) .NET Framework
5 31 (60.78%) jQuery
6 30 (58.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 28 (54.90%) CSS
8 26 (50.98%) Entity Framework
9 23 (45.10%) WCF
10 17 (33.33%) Web Services
11 14 (27.45%) XML
12 12 (23.53%) Ajax
13 11 (21.57%) REST
14 10 (19.61%) AngularJS
15 8 (15.69%) Razor View Engine
16 6 (11.76%) HTML5
16 6 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
17 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET Web API
17 5 (9.80%) JSON
17 5 (9.80%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.88%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.92%) W3C
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (84.31%) MVC
2 22 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (31.37%) TDD
3 16 (31.37%) Scrum
4 10 (19.61%) Unit Testing
5 7 (13.73%) Web Development
5 7 (13.73%) OO
6 3 (5.88%) Software Architecture
6 3 (5.88%) MVVM
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.92%) SDLC
7 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.92%) OOD
7 2 (3.92%) ETL
7 2 (3.92%) Multithreading
8 1 (1.96%) System Testing
8 1 (1.96%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (1.96%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (1.96%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (1.96%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 47 (92.16%) C#
2 42 (82.35%) JavaScript
3 31 (60.78%) SQL
4 13 (25.49%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.84%) PHP
5 4 (7.84%) Bourne shell
6 3 (5.88%) C++
6 3 (5.88%) Java
7 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.96%) Python
8 1 (1.96%) Ruby
8 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) HL7
1 2 (3.92%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Ektron
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