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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 252 206 186
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -20
Contract jobs citing LINQ 18 45 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.49% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.70% 1.95% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 21
Average daily rate
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£310 £314 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% -15.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £405 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
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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
2577 2302 2284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.00% 25.17% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1678 1301 1280
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 44 61
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.88 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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
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 28 August 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 -14 8 £275 -4.76% 2
Kent - 5 £338 - 4
Berkshire -9 2 £313 -16.66% 2
Surrey -3 1 £325 - 5
Hampshire -13 1 £265 -21.18% 4
Oxfordshire -24 1 - -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 38 (100.00%) .NET
2 33 (86.84%) C#
3 32 (84.21%) SQL
4 31 (81.58%) MVC
5 29 (76.32%) JavaScript
6 28 (73.68%) ASP.NET
7 25 (65.79%) .NET Framework
8 21 (55.26%) HTML
9 20 (52.63%) SQL Server
10 17 (44.74%) jQuery
10 17 (44.74%) CSS
11 16 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (36.84%) Entity Framework
13 13 (34.21%) Visual Studio
13 13 (34.21%) XML
14 12 (31.58%) T-SQL
14 12 (31.58%) WCF
14 12 (31.58%) Unit Testing
14 12 (31.58%) REST
15 11 (28.95%) AngularJS
15 11 (28.95%) IIS
16 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
16 9 (23.68%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (23.68%) Degree
16 9 (23.68%) KnockoutJS
17 8 (21.05%) Ajax
17 8 (21.05%) TDD
17 8 (21.05%) Oracle
17 8 (21.05%) Windows

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (28.95%) IIS
2 4 (10.53%) CMS
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.63%) Node.js
3 1 (2.63%) JBoss
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) Internet
2 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) DNS
3 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.63%) SSL
3 1 (2.63%) CTI
3 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.63%) Network Security
3 1 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (23.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (7.89%) MySQL
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) Visual Studio
2 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
3 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (10.53%) ReSharper
5 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.26%) Subversion
6 1 (2.63%) Maven
6 1 (2.63%) JIRA
6 1 (2.63%) NUnit
6 1 (2.63%) CruiseControl
6 1 (2.63%) StyleCop
6 1 (2.63%) Moq
6 1 (2.63%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (10.53%) Back Office
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (89.47%) Developer
2 18 (47.37%) .NET Developer
3 9 (23.68%) C# Developer
4 8 (21.05%) Web Developer
5 6 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (5.26%) .NET Programmer
8 2 (5.26%) Web Applications Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Applications Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Programmer
9 1 (2.63%) Field Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) C++ Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Consultant
9 1 (2.63%) C++ Software Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Software Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (100.00%) .NET
2 28 (73.68%) ASP.NET
3 25 (65.79%) .NET Framework
4 21 (55.26%) HTML
5 17 (44.74%) CSS
5 17 (44.74%) jQuery
6 16 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (36.84%) Entity Framework
8 13 (34.21%) XML
9 12 (31.58%) REST
9 12 (31.58%) WCF
10 11 (28.95%) AngularJS
11 9 (23.68%) KnockoutJS
12 8 (21.05%) Ajax
13 6 (15.79%) XSL
13 6 (15.79%) Web Services
13 6 (15.79%) JSON
13 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (13.16%) HTML5
14 5 (13.16%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.53%) Data Integration
2 4 (10.53%) W3C
3 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.26%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (81.58%) MVC
2 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) Unit Testing
4 8 (21.05%) TDD
5 7 (18.42%) Web Development
5 7 (18.42%) OO
6 6 (15.79%) Scrum
7 5 (13.16%) Software Architecture
8 4 (10.53%) MVVM
8 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
9 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (7.89%) SDLC
10 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
10 2 (5.26%) BDD
10 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (5.26%) Multithreading
10 2 (5.26%) Business Development
10 2 (5.26%) Use Case
10 2 (5.26%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 33 (86.84%) C#
2 32 (84.21%) SQL
3 29 (76.32%) JavaScript
4 12 (31.58%) T-SQL
5 4 (10.53%) PHP
6 3 (7.89%) C++
6 3 (7.89%) Java
7 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.63%) Python
8 1 (2.63%) Ruby
8 1 (2.63%) Bourne shell
8 1 (2.63%) VBScript
8 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.26%) HL7
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle