The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 127 151 143
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -8
Contract jobs citing LINQ 16 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.55% 0.090% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.95% 0.34% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 4
Median daily rate £350 £325 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £365 £321
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -9.33%
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
822 879 809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.34% 26.25% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 604 540
Median daily rate £350 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 67 13
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +22.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £28.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +12.50%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LINQ across the South West region.

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in the South West

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the South West region.

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
Bristol - 6 £350 - 1
Gloucestershire +10 5 £325 -13.33%
Cornwall - 1 £350 -
Somerset - 1 £375 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 West region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 26 (92.86%) C#
1 26 (92.86%) .NET
2 24 (85.71%) SQL Server
3 22 (78.57%) MVC
4 21 (75.00%) HTML
4 21 (75.00%) JavaScript
4 21 (75.00%) CSS
5 20 (71.43%) SQL
5 20 (71.43%) ASP.NET
5 20 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (67.86%) jQuery
7 17 (60.71%) WCF
8 16 (57.14%) HTML5
8 16 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (46.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (42.86%) Entity Framework
10 12 (42.86%) .NET Framework
10 12 (42.86%) T-SQL
11 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (39.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (32.14%) TDD
12 9 (32.14%) JSON
12 9 (32.14%) XML
12 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (32.14%) Dapper ORM
12 9 (32.14%) AngularJS
13 8 (28.57%) Twitter
13 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
13 8 (28.57%) Ajax
14 7 (25.00%) Web Services

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (17.86%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (7.14%) CMS
3 2 (7.14%) IIS
3 2 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 16 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (7.14%) Biml
5 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
5 2 (7.14%) Power BI
6 1 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 20 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.14%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Advertising
3 2 (7.14%) Back Office
3 2 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (89.29%) Developer
2 20 (71.43%) .NET Developer
3 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET Developer
4 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 7 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (25.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Application Integration Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) HTML Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Sitecore Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Integration Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) .NET Architect
7 1 (3.57%) CRM Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (3.57%) HTML CSS Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Principal .NET Developer
7 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (3.57%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (92.86%) .NET
2 21 (75.00%) CSS
2 21 (75.00%) HTML
3 20 (71.43%) ASP.NET
4 19 (67.86%) jQuery
5 17 (60.71%) WCF
6 16 (57.14%) HTML5
7 13 (46.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (42.86%) .NET Framework
8 12 (42.86%) Entity Framework
9 11 (39.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (32.14%) AngularJS
10 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (32.14%) Dapper ORM
10 9 (32.14%) JSON
10 9 (32.14%) XML
11 8 (28.57%) Ajax
12 7 (25.00%) Web Services
13 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 5 (17.86%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Data Extraction
2 2 (7.14%) Data Integration
2 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) MVC
2 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (32.14%) TDD
4 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (17.86%) Scrum
6 3 (10.71%) BDD
6 3 (10.71%) OOP
6 3 (10.71%) Project Management
6 3 (10.71%) Web Development
7 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.14%) CRM
7 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
7 2 (7.14%) Kanban
7 2 (7.14%) OO
7 2 (7.14%) OWASP
7 2 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (7.14%) Secure Coding
7 2 (7.14%) Service Management
7 2 (7.14%) SOA
7 2 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 26 (92.86%) C#
2 21 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 20 (71.43%) SQL
4 12 (42.86%) T-SQL
5 7 (25.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.57%) Ruby
7 1 (3.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 8 (28.57%) Twitter
2 7 (25.00%) RedGate
3 3 (10.71%) Telerik
4 2 (7.14%) Sitecore