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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England / South East
Rank 199 248 234
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -14
Contract jobs citing LINQ 41 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.57% 0.060% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.23% 0.23% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 2 11
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.60 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-74.22% -

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
1841 2201 2338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.73% 26.36% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 1442 1373
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 68 44
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +70.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.62 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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
Kent - 23 £340 - 6
Berkshire - 5 £500 - 3
Surrey +22 3 £425 +21.42%
Hampshire +12 3 £429 - 5
East Sussex - 3 £363 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £419 - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 - 2
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 71 (100.00%) .NET
2 67 (94.37%) C#
3 61 (85.92%) SQL
4 57 (80.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 56 (78.87%) XML
6 52 (73.24%) LINQ to SQL
7 48 (67.61%) SQL Server
8 39 (54.93%) ASP.NET
8 39 (54.93%) .NET Framework
9 35 (49.30%) JavaScript
9 35 (49.30%) Entity Framework
10 34 (47.89%) HTML
10 34 (47.89%) CSS
10 34 (47.89%) Web Services
11 33 (46.48%) MVC
12 31 (43.66%) VB.NET
12 31 (43.66%) WCF
13 30 (42.25%) OOP
14 29 (40.85%) N-Tier
15 28 (39.44%) TDD
15 28 (39.44%) jQuery
15 28 (39.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 27 (38.03%) JSON
17 25 (35.21%) IIS
18 23 (32.39%) Concurrent Programming
18 23 (32.39%) Multithreading
18 23 (32.39%) OWASP
18 23 (32.39%) Secure Coding
18 23 (32.39%) Multithreaded Programming
19 22 (30.99%) SQL Server 2008

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 25 (35.21%) IIS
2 7 (9.86%) CMS
3 6 (8.45%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.23%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) Boomi
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.41%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (67.61%) SQL Server
2 22 (30.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (11.27%) MongoDB
3 8 (11.27%) MS Access
3 8 (11.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (8.45%) DB2
6 2 (2.82%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.41%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 57 (80.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (12.68%) Visual Studio
3 7 (9.86%) TeamCity
4 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.23%) Grunt
5 3 (4.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.82%) Bower
6 2 (2.82%) webpack
7 1 (1.41%) gulp
7 1 (1.41%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.41%) Subversion
General
1 4 (5.63%) Advertising
2 1 (1.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 70 (98.59%) Developer
2 55 (77.46%) .NET Developer
3 24 (33.80%) C# Developer
4 22 (30.99%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (11.27%) Access Developer
6 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (8.45%) CMS Developer
7 6 (8.45%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (8.45%) Sitecore Developer
8 4 (5.63%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (5.63%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.63%) Senior C# Developer
8 4 (5.63%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.63%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.63%) XML Developer
9 3 (4.23%) BizTalk Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (4.23%) HTML Developer
10 2 (2.82%) .NET Web Developer
10 2 (2.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (100.00%) .NET
2 56 (78.87%) XML
3 52 (73.24%) LINQ to SQL
4 39 (54.93%) .NET Framework
4 39 (54.93%) ASP.NET
5 35 (49.30%) Entity Framework
6 34 (47.89%) CSS
6 34 (47.89%) HTML
6 34 (47.89%) Web Services
7 31 (43.66%) WCF
8 28 (39.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 28 (39.44%) jQuery
9 27 (38.03%) JSON
10 22 (30.99%) Ajax
11 10 (14.08%) HTML5
12 9 (12.68%) AngularJS
13 8 (11.27%) REST
14 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET Web API
15 4 (5.63%) SOAP
15 4 (5.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (40.85%) N-Tier
2 17 (23.94%) Algorithms
3 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.13%) Windows
2 1 (1.41%) Android
2 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (46.48%) MVC
2 30 (42.25%) OOP
3 28 (39.44%) TDD
4 23 (32.39%) Concurrent Programming
4 23 (32.39%) Multithreaded Programming
4 23 (32.39%) Multithreading
4 23 (32.39%) OWASP
4 23 (32.39%) Secure Coding
5 15 (21.13%) Data Management
6 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (14.08%) Scrum
8 8 (11.27%) Analytics
9 6 (8.45%) Content Management
9 6 (8.45%) Kanban
9 6 (8.45%) Migration
10 5 (7.04%) Unit Testing
10 5 (7.04%) Web Development
11 3 (4.23%) BDD
11 3 (4.23%) Data Analysis
12 2 (2.82%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 67 (94.37%) C#
2 61 (85.92%) SQL
3 35 (49.30%) JavaScript
4 31 (43.66%) VB.NET
5 8 (11.27%) VBA
6 6 (8.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.86%) Dell
2 7 (9.86%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.41%) Telerik
3 1 (1.41%) Xamarin
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