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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 111 150 145
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -5
Contract jobs citing LINQ 25 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.89% 0.030% 0.030%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.98% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 1 1
Median daily rate £345 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00
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
840 892 783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.98% 26.95% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 606 486
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 65 12
Median hourly rate £23.28 £42.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.55% +9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £30.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £55.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 September 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 - 7 £350 -
Gloucestershire +9 6 £325 -13.33%
Wiltshire - 5 £335 -
Somerset - 2 £338 - 1
Cornwall - 1 £350 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 34 (100.00%) C#
2 33 (97.06%) .NET
3 30 (88.24%) SQL Server
4 27 (79.41%) HTML
5 26 (76.47%) SQL
5 26 (76.47%) MVC
6 25 (73.53%) JavaScript
6 25 (73.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (70.59%) ASP.NET
8 23 (67.65%) jQuery
9 22 (64.71%) CSS
10 21 (61.76%) WCF
10 21 (61.76%) HTML5
11 19 (55.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (50.00%) Entity Framework
12 17 (50.00%) T-SQL
13 16 (47.06%) .NET Framework
13 16 (47.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (35.29%) JSON
16 12 (35.29%) Dapper ORM
17 11 (32.35%) AngularJS
17 11 (32.35%) Twitter
17 11 (32.35%) TDD
18 10 (29.41%) Ajax
18 10 (29.41%) Web Services
18 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
18 10 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
19 9 (26.47%) RedGate

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 (14.71%) IIS
2 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.82%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (5.88%) CMS
4 2 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (88.24%) SQL Server
2 19 (55.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.88%) Biml
4 2 (5.88%) DB2
4 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.88%) Power BI
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 25 (73.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (23.53%) Visual Studio
3 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.82%) Selenium
5 2 (5.88%) NuGet
5 2 (5.88%) ReSharper
5 2 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (2.94%) InstallShield
6 1 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (88.24%) Developer
2 26 (76.47%) .NET Developer
3 12 (35.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 10 (29.41%) C# Developer
5 9 (26.47%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (23.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (8.82%) HTML Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Application Integration Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Architect
8 2 (5.88%) HTML CSS Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Sitecore Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Software Integration Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) CMS Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Lead .NET Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Principal .NET Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Principal Developer
9 1 (2.94%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (97.06%) .NET
2 27 (79.41%) HTML
3 24 (70.59%) ASP.NET
4 23 (67.65%) jQuery
5 22 (64.71%) CSS
6 21 (61.76%) HTML5
6 21 (61.76%) WCF
7 17 (50.00%) Entity Framework
8 16 (47.06%) .NET Framework
8 16 (47.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (35.29%) Dapper ORM
10 12 (35.29%) JSON
11 11 (32.35%) AngularJS
12 10 (29.41%) Ajax
12 10 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (29.41%) Web Services
13 8 (23.53%) XML
14 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 4 (11.76%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
1 4 (11.76%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.88%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) MVC
2 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) TDD
4 8 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (14.71%) OO
5 5 (14.71%) OOP
5 5 (14.71%) Scrum
6 3 (8.82%) Automated Testing
6 3 (8.82%) BDD
6 3 (8.82%) OWASP
6 3 (8.82%) Secure Coding
6 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.82%) UML
6 3 (8.82%) Web Development
7 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (5.88%) Kanban
7 2 (5.88%) Pair Programming
7 2 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (5.88%) User Stories
7 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 34 (100.00%) C#
2 26 (76.47%) SQL
3 25 (73.53%) JavaScript
4 17 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 8 (23.53%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.88%) VB
6 2 (5.88%) VB6
7 1 (2.94%) Ruby
7 1 (2.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Twitter
2 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 9 (26.47%) RedGate
4 4 (11.76%) Telerik
5 2 (5.88%) Sitecore