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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England / South West
Rank 129 144 133
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Contract jobs citing LINQ 7 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.23% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.91% 0.88% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 11
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.60 - -

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
772 792 775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.47% 26.46% 24.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 554 510
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 43 15
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Gloucestershire - 2 £350 -
Somerset - 2 £300 -
Wiltshire - 2 £354 -
Bristol - 1 £450 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 29 (96.67%) C#
2 28 (93.33%) .NET
3 25 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 25 (83.33%) MVC
4 24 (80.00%) SQL Server
4 24 (80.00%) HTML
5 20 (66.67%) HTML5
6 19 (63.33%) SQL
7 18 (60.00%) JavaScript
7 18 (60.00%) jQuery
8 16 (53.33%) .NET Framework
8 16 (53.33%) Entity Framework
9 13 (43.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (43.33%) CSS
10 12 (40.00%) Finance
10 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
10 12 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (30.00%) WCF
11 9 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (30.00%) T-SQL
12 8 (26.67%) AngularJS
13 7 (23.33%) Scrum
13 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
14 6 (20.00%) Web Services
14 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
14 6 (20.00%) Web Development
14 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5

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 5 (16.67%) IIS
2 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Boomi
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (43.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.67%) DB2
5 1 (3.33%) MS Access
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 12 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (16.67%) Subversion
3 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (10.00%) NuGet
4 3 (10.00%) ReSharper
4 3 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (3.33%) InstallShield
5 1 (3.33%) Selenium
5 1 (3.33%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Advertising
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (93.33%) Developer
2 24 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 12 (40.00%) C# Developer
4 11 (36.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 11 (36.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 10 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (33.33%) HTML Developer
6 3 (10.00%) HTML CSS Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.33%) C Software Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Lead .NET Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Lead Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Sitecore Developer
8 1 (3.33%) UI Developer
8 1 (3.33%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (93.33%) .NET
2 25 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 24 (80.00%) HTML
4 20 (66.67%) HTML5
5 18 (60.00%) jQuery
6 16 (53.33%) .NET Framework
6 16 (53.33%) Entity Framework
7 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (43.33%) CSS
8 9 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (30.00%) WCF
9 8 (26.67%) AngularJS
10 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 6 (20.00%) Web Services
11 5 (16.67%) Ajax
11 5 (16.67%) Dapper ORM
11 5 (16.67%) JSON
11 5 (16.67%) Razor View Engine
11 5 (16.67%) SOAP
11 5 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (83.33%) MVC
2 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (23.33%) Scrum
4 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (20.00%) Web Development
5 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (16.67%) OOP
6 4 (13.33%) CRM
6 4 (13.33%) OO
6 4 (13.33%) Process Management
6 4 (13.33%) TDD
6 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.67%) OWASP
7 2 (6.67%) Secure Coding
7 2 (6.67%) UML
8 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.33%) Continuous Deployment
8 1 (3.33%) MVVM
8 1 (3.33%) OOD
8 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (96.67%) C#
2 19 (63.33%) SQL
3 18 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (30.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (13.33%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.67%) VB
6 2 (6.67%) VB6
7 1 (3.33%) C
7 1 (3.33%) C++
7 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) MISRA
1 1 (3.33%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Twitter
3 4 (13.33%) RedGate
4 2 (6.67%) Telerik
5 1 (3.33%) Dell
5 1 (3.33%) Sitecore