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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 219 200 197
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Contract jobs citing LINQ 37 34 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.39% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.66% 1.51% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 29
Average daily rate
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£335 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £35.00 £41.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.00 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £33.62
% change year-on-year
+23.89% -15.96%
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
2224 2245 2491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.14% 25.97% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1313 1321 1221
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 56 89
Average hourly rate £34.75 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.47% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.83 £17.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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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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
East Sussex +1 15 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £293 +12.50% 3
Berkshire +14 5 £420 +40.00% 4
Hampshire -30 5 £335 -16.25% 3
Surrey -1 4 £325 -9.40% 7
Middlesex - 1 £313 -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 62 (98.41%) C#
2 60 (95.24%) .NET
3 54 (85.71%) ASP.NET
4 49 (77.78%) MVC
5 47 (74.60%) ASP.NET MVC
6 46 (73.02%) SQL Server
7 44 (69.84%) HTML
7 44 (69.84%) JavaScript
8 40 (63.49%) jQuery
9 39 (61.90%) SQL
10 38 (60.32%) CSS
11 27 (42.86%) Razor View Engine
11 27 (42.86%) WCF
12 25 (39.68%) Ajax
13 23 (36.51%) SQL Server 2012
14 20 (31.75%) .NET Framework
14 20 (31.75%) Web Services
15 19 (30.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (28.57%) T-SQL
17 17 (26.98%) Visual Studio
18 13 (20.63%) TDD
19 12 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 11 (17.46%) Scrum
20 11 (17.46%) XML
21 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET MVC 3
22 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
22 9 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
23 8 (12.70%) NUnit
23 8 (12.70%) Windows

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 5 (7.94%) IIS
2 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.76%) CMS
2 3 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (4.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) HTTP
1 2 (3.17%) DNS
1 2 (3.17%) SSL
1 2 (3.17%) Internet
1 2 (3.17%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.59%) Network Security
2 1 (1.59%) CTI
2 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (73.02%) SQL Server
2 23 (36.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.76%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.17%) MySQL
6 2 (3.17%) Big Data
6 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.59%) StreamInsight
7 1 (1.59%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 17 (26.98%) Visual Studio
2 8 (12.70%) NUnit
3 7 (11.11%) StyleCop
4 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.17%) Moq
5 2 (3.17%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.59%) Subversion
6 1 (1.59%) JIRA
6 1 (1.59%) ReSharper
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.59%) Banking
2 1 (1.59%) Marketing
2 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.59%) Electronics
2 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (92.06%) Developer
2 40 (63.49%) .NET Developer
3 32 (50.79%) C# Developer
4 31 (49.21%) Web Developer
5 30 (47.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 26 (41.27%) ASP.NET Developer
7 19 (30.16%) .NET Web Developer
7 19 (30.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 17 (26.98%) C# Web Developer
9 14 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (4.76%) Web Applications Developer
10 3 (4.76%) Applications Developer
10 3 (4.76%) Software Developer
11 2 (3.17%) Software Engineer
11 2 (3.17%) Senior Developer
11 2 (3.17%) Support Engineer
11 2 (3.17%) C# Application Developer
11 2 (3.17%) .NET Applications Developer
11 2 (3.17%) CRM Developer
12 1 (1.59%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (95.24%) .NET
2 54 (85.71%) ASP.NET
3 47 (74.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 44 (69.84%) HTML
5 40 (63.49%) jQuery
6 38 (60.32%) CSS
7 27 (42.86%) WCF
7 27 (42.86%) Razor View Engine
8 25 (39.68%) Ajax
9 20 (31.75%) .NET Framework
9 20 (31.75%) Web Services
10 19 (30.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 12 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 11 (17.46%) XML
13 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 7 (11.11%) WPF
15 5 (7.94%) HTML5
15 5 (7.94%) JSON
16 4 (6.35%) XSLT
16 4 (6.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.17%) Visualisation
2 2 (3.17%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.17%) Social Media
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.59%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.59%) W3C
3 1 (1.59%) DTV
3 1 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.70%) Windows
2 1 (1.59%) Android
2 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (77.78%) MVC
2 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (20.63%) TDD
4 11 (17.46%) Scrum
5 9 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
6 7 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (7.94%) Web Development
8 4 (6.35%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (6.35%) System Testing
9 3 (4.76%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.76%) ITIL
9 3 (4.76%) OOP
9 3 (4.76%) OO
9 3 (4.76%) DSDM
10 2 (3.17%) CRM
10 2 (3.17%) OOD
10 2 (3.17%) Service Management
10 2 (3.17%) Customer Engagement
10 2 (3.17%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (98.41%) C#
2 44 (69.84%) JavaScript
3 39 (61.90%) SQL
4 18 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.94%) Python
6 3 (4.76%) XAML
6 3 (4.76%) Ruby
6 3 (4.76%) C++
7 2 (3.17%) Java
7 2 (3.17%) Perl
7 2 (3.17%) PHP
7 2 (3.17%) Bourne shell
7 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Degree
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.17%) MCTS
3 2 (3.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.76%) Ektron
3 2 (3.17%) Sencha
3 2 (3.17%) Twitter
4 1 (1.59%) SAP