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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England / South West
Rank 122 142 124
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -18
Contract jobs citing LINQ 10 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.033% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.54% 0.11% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 8
Median daily rate £300 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.60 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-74.22% -

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
648 873 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.18% 29.16% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 649 507
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £31.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Somerset - 5 £300 -
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
Bristol +3 1 £450 +12.50%
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 32 (100.00%) C#
2 30 (93.75%) .NET
3 28 (87.50%) SQL Server
4 27 (84.38%) ASP.NET
4 27 (84.38%) HTML
5 26 (81.25%) MVC
6 24 (75.00%) SQL
7 21 (65.63%) HTML5
8 19 (59.38%) jQuery
8 19 (59.38%) JavaScript
9 18 (56.25%) CSS
10 16 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (46.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (43.75%) Entity Framework
12 14 (43.75%) .NET Framework
13 13 (40.63%) T-SQL
14 12 (37.50%) Finance
14 12 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (34.38%) WCF
16 10 (31.25%) Git (software)
17 9 (28.13%) Scrum
17 9 (28.13%) XML
18 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
18 8 (25.00%) VB.NET
18 8 (25.00%) AngularJS
18 8 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 8 (25.00%) Ajax
19 7 (21.88%) Web Development
20 6 (18.75%) JSON

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 (18.75%) IIS
2 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.38%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (9.38%) CMS
3 3 (9.38%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.13%) Boomi
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (46.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) DB2
4 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.13%) MS Access
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (31.25%) Git (software)
3 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio
4 4 (12.50%) Subversion
5 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.25%) NuGet
6 2 (6.25%) ReSharper
6 2 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (3.13%) InstallShield
7 1 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (3.13%) Selenium
7 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (90.63%) Developer
2 25 (78.13%) .NET Developer
3 12 (37.50%) C# Developer
4 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET Developer
4 11 (34.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 10 (31.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (31.25%) HTML Developer
6 4 (12.50%) HTML CSS Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Sitecore Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Architect
8 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
9 1 (3.13%) .NET Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Access Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (93.75%) .NET
2 27 (84.38%) ASP.NET
2 27 (84.38%) HTML
3 21 (65.63%) HTML5
4 19 (59.38%) jQuery
5 18 (56.25%) CSS
6 14 (43.75%) .NET Framework
6 14 (43.75%) Entity Framework
7 12 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (34.38%) WCF
9 9 (28.13%) XML
10 8 (25.00%) Ajax
10 8 (25.00%) AngularJS
10 8 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 6 (18.75%) Dapper ORM
11 6 (18.75%) JSON
11 6 (18.75%) Web Services
12 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (15.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) MVC
2 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (28.13%) Scrum
4 7 (21.88%) Web Development
5 6 (18.75%) OOP
5 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (15.63%) TDD
7 4 (12.50%) CRM
7 4 (12.50%) OO
7 4 (12.50%) OWASP
7 4 (12.50%) Process Management
7 4 (12.50%) Secure Coding
8 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.25%) Content Management
9 2 (6.25%) Kanban
9 2 (6.25%) UML
10 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
10 1 (3.13%) Migration
10 1 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (100.00%) C#
2 24 (75.00%) SQL
3 19 (59.38%) JavaScript
4 13 (40.63%) T-SQL
5 8 (25.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.25%) VB
6 2 (6.25%) VB6
7 1 (3.13%) C
7 1 (3.13%) C++
7 1 (3.13%) Ruby
7 1 (3.13%) Scala
7 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) MISRA
1 1 (3.13%) MISRA C
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Twitter
3 5 (15.63%) RedGate
4 3 (9.38%) Sitecore
5 2 (6.25%) Telerik
6 1 (3.13%) Dell