The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for LINQ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 - 122
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.32% - 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.46% - 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £363 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £315
% change year-on-year -1.42% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50

LINQ is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 412 493 433
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 21.83% 21.85% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 339 252
Median daily rate £400 £355 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% -2.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 10
Median hourly rate £46.00 £38.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.05% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £19.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £44.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire citing LINQ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in Hampshire

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LINQ in Hampshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Hampshire

LINQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ in Hampshire

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Fareham - 5 £400 -
LINQ
South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) WCF
3 8 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 8 (80.00%) Entity Framework
3 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
4 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (60.00%) LINQ to SQL
5 6 (60.00%) REST
6 5 (50.00%) SOAP
6 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (50.00%) MongoDB
6 5 (50.00%) NoSQL
6 5 (50.00%) StructureMap
6 5 (50.00%) NLog
6 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (30.00%) MVC
8 2 (20.00%) Scrum
8 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (20.00%) GIS
8 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (20.00%) STL
8 2 (20.00%) XML
8 2 (20.00%) Windows
8 2 (20.00%) UML
8 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 1 (10.00%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Boomi
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 5 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (20.00%) GIS
4 1 (10.00%) MS Access
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) NuGet
3 1 (10.00%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Access Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) WCF
3 8 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 8 (80.00%) Entity Framework
4 6 (60.00%) LINQ to SQL
4 6 (60.00%) REST
5 5 (50.00%) NLog
5 5 (50.00%) SOAP
5 5 (50.00%) StructureMap
6 2 (20.00%) Ajax
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (20.00%) CSS
6 2 (20.00%) HTML
6 2 (20.00%) SignalR
6 2 (20.00%) STL
6 2 (20.00%) Task Parallel Library
6 2 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) UML
3 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) OOP
4 1 (10.00%) OWASP
4 1 (10.00%) Product Management
4 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (10.00%) Secure Coding
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Xamarin
2 1 (10.00%) Dell