The first table below looks at the demand for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Southampton region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 41 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.26% 0.37% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.00% 1.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £313 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £29.96 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.80% -14.40%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
100 64 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 26.18% 23.88% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 39 18
Average daily rate £325 £365 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +32.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £26.00 £29.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
LINQ
Hampshire

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) OO
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) CTI
3 3 (60.00%) Internet
3 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (60.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) COM
3 3 (60.00%) SOAP
3 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (60.00%) Moq
3 3 (60.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (40.00%) LINQ to SQL
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) CTI
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
1 3 (60.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (60.00%) Moq
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) COM
3 3 (60.00%) SOAP
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (40.00%) LINQ to SQL
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (20.00%) Ajax
5 1 (20.00%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) OO
1 3 (60.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft