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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 223 252 212
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -40
Contract jobs citing LINQ 27 15 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.15% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.14% 0.60% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 17
Median daily rate £350 £313 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £263 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £338 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00
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
2371 2491 2230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.02% 25.54% 24.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1472 1656 1285
Median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 54 35
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.29 £17.50 £15.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Hampshire - 18 £394 - 5
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £303 +10.00% 2
Middlesex - 2 - -
Berkshire +8 1 £350 +12.00%
Surrey +8 1 £375 -3.22% 3
West Sussex - 1 £325 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 50 (100.00%) .NET
2 47 (94.00%) SQL Server
3 44 (88.00%) C#
4 42 (84.00%) SQL
5 37 (74.00%) HTML
6 35 (70.00%) ASP.NET
7 34 (68.00%) XML
7 34 (68.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (66.00%) CSS
8 33 (66.00%) OOP
9 29 (58.00%) jQuery
10 26 (52.00%) LINQ to SQL
11 25 (50.00%) JavaScript
12 24 (48.00%) MVC
12 24 (48.00%) WCF
13 23 (46.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 22 (44.00%) Web Services
14 22 (44.00%) VB.NET
15 21 (42.00%) N-Tier
16 20 (40.00%) .NET Framework
17 19 (38.00%) CMS
18 18 (36.00%) Scrum
18 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
18 18 (36.00%) IIS
19 17 (34.00%) Secure Coding
19 17 (34.00%) OWASP
20 16 (32.00%) Sitecore CMS
20 16 (32.00%) Sitecore
20 16 (32.00%) HTML5
20 16 (32.00%) Entity Framework

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 19 (38.00%) CMS
2 18 (36.00%) IIS
3 16 (32.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (6.00%) EPiServer CMS
5 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (94.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (22.00%) MongoDB
4 9 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 34 (68.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (22.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.00%) Moq
4 2 (4.00%) NUnit
4 2 (4.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (6.00%) Advertising
2 2 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (100.00%) Developer
2 34 (68.00%) .NET Developer
3 13 (26.00%) C# Developer
4 12 (24.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 12 (24.00%) Sitecore Developer
5 11 (22.00%) CMS Developer
6 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Agile Developer
8 3 (6.00%) EPiServer Developer
8 3 (6.00%) SQL Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Web Content Developer
9 2 (4.00%) .NET Web Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Agile C# Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Angular Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Agile Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (100.00%) .NET
2 37 (74.00%) HTML
3 35 (70.00%) ASP.NET
4 34 (68.00%) XML
5 33 (66.00%) CSS
6 29 (58.00%) jQuery
7 26 (52.00%) LINQ to SQL
8 24 (48.00%) WCF
9 23 (46.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 22 (44.00%) Web Services
11 20 (40.00%) .NET Framework
12 16 (32.00%) Entity Framework
12 16 (32.00%) HTML5
13 12 (24.00%) Ajax
14 11 (22.00%) AngularJS
15 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
16 5 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 5 (10.00%) WPF
17 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 4 (8.00%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (42.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.00%) Tandem
4 1 (2.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (66.00%) OOP
2 24 (48.00%) MVC
3 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (36.00%) Scrum
4 17 (34.00%) OWASP
4 17 (34.00%) Secure Coding
5 16 (32.00%) Content Management
6 12 (24.00%) Kanban
6 12 (24.00%) TDD
7 9 (18.00%) SOLID
8 5 (10.00%) Front End Development
8 5 (10.00%) Web Development
9 3 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.00%) BDD
10 2 (4.00%) Data Modelling
10 2 (4.00%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (4.00%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.00%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (88.00%) C#
2 42 (84.00%) SQL
3 25 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 22 (44.00%) VB.NET
5 11 (22.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.00%) Java
7 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) Sitecore
2 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.00%) EPiServer
4 2 (4.00%) Ektron
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) RedGate