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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 241 240 210
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -30
Contract jobs citing LINQ 5 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.058% 0.24% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.99% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 14
Average daily rate £425 £338 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £303 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £390 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
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
2180 2321 2013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.46% 24.32% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1460 1326 1088
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 54 65
Average hourly rate £46.25 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £57.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Surrey - 3 £425 - 4
Hampshire +1 1 - - 8
Middlesex - 1 - -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 15 (93.75%) C#
1 15 (93.75%) .NET
2 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 11 (68.75%) XML
4 10 (62.50%) WCF
5 9 (56.25%) MVC
5 9 (56.25%) Windows
5 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
5 9 (56.25%) Entity Framework
6 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
6 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 8 (50.00%) jQuery
6 8 (50.00%) .NET Framework
7 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
7 7 (43.75%) HTML
7 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
7 7 (43.75%) SOAP
7 7 (43.75%) REST
8 6 (37.50%) Moq
8 6 (37.50%) STL
8 6 (37.50%) COM
8 6 (37.50%) CSS
8 6 (37.50%) SQL
8 6 (37.50%) C++
8 6 (37.50%) CTI
8 6 (37.50%) OOD
8 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
8 6 (37.50%) NHibernate
8 6 (37.50%) Multithreading
8 6 (37.50%) Network Security

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) CTI
1 6 (37.50%) Network Security
1 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (37.50%) Moq
3 5 (31.25%) Jasmine
4 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA
5 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 8 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 6 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Development Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (18.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Web Developer
6 2 (12.50%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Developer
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Applications Developer
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
7 1 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Database Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Database Developer
7 1 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) .NET
2 11 (68.75%) XML
3 10 (62.50%) WCF
4 9 (56.25%) Entity Framework
5 8 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 8 (50.00%) jQuery
6 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
6 7 (43.75%) HTML
6 7 (43.75%) REST
6 7 (43.75%) SOAP
7 6 (37.50%) COM
7 6 (37.50%) CSS
7 6 (37.50%) NHibernate
7 6 (37.50%) STL
8 4 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
9 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (18.75%) Web Services
9 3 (18.75%) XSLT
10 2 (12.50%) Ajax
10 2 (12.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) MVC
2 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
3 6 (37.50%) Multithreading
3 6 (37.50%) OOD
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) OOP
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Development
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) SOLID
5 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) C#
2 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) C++
3 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
6 2 (12.50%) XAML
7 1 (6.25%) Bourne shell
7 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) BT
2 1 (6.25%) NICE Systems
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