Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for LINQ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LINQ over the 6 months to 16 November 2018 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)
England > South East
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 313 326 312
Rank change year-on-year +13 -14 +60
Contract jobs citing LINQ 63 56 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.33% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.13% 1.20% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 40
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £305 £308 £310
90th Percentile £461 £433 £441
England median daily rate £425 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.17% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £21.50 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -11.11% - -

LINQ is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 5,574 4,686 4,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.43% 27.77% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,640 2,901 2,819
South East median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 88 135
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +9.33%
10th Percentile £25.00 £16.15 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £51.50
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing LINQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in the South East

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in the South East

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ in the South East over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LINQ in the South East

LINQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ in the South East

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 East region over the 6 months to 16 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -16 30 £340 +4.62% 5
Kent -5 15 £425 +21.43% 5
East Sussex - 9 £413 -
Thames Valley +7 3 £400 -11.11% 20
Surrey -17 3 £324 -13.67% 5
West Sussex - 3 £450 - 4
Berkshire -10 2 £563 +16.88% 12
Buckinghamshire +23 1 £400 +8.11% 5
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 63 (100.00%) .NET
2 59 (93.65%) C#
3 58 (92.06%) .NET Framework
4 48 (76.19%) SQL
5 46 (73.02%) Entity Framework
6 39 (61.90%) JavaScript
6 39 (61.90%) MVC
7 36 (57.14%) ASP.NET
7 36 (57.14%) SQL Server
8 33 (52.38%) HTML
8 33 (52.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 30 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (46.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 26 (41.27%) Web Services
12 25 (39.68%) Visual Studio
12 25 (39.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (39.68%) LINQ to SQL
13 24 (38.10%) CSS
13 24 (38.10%) TDD
14 20 (31.75%) Windows
15 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
15 18 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
15 18 (28.57%) API Development
16 17 (26.98%) Concurrent Programming
16 17 (26.98%) jQuery
16 17 (26.98%) Multithreading
16 17 (26.98%) Multithreaded Programming
17 16 (25.40%) IIS
18 15 (23.81%) XML
18 15 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 16 (25.40%) IIS
2 7 (11.11%) CMS
2 7 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.29%) DNS
1 9 (14.29%) IMAP
1 9 (14.29%) Internet
1 9 (14.29%) SMTP
2 3 (4.76%) HTTP
3 2 (3.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 15 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (12.70%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 29 (46.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (39.68%) Visual Studio
3 8 (12.70%) Git (software)
3 8 (12.70%) InstallShield
4 7 (11.11%) ReSharper
General
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (92.06%) Developer
2 55 (87.30%) .NET Developer
3 31 (49.21%) C# .NET Developer
3 31 (49.21%) C# Developer
4 9 (14.29%) Agile .NET Developer
4 9 (14.29%) Agile C# Developer
4 9 (14.29%) Agile Developer
4 9 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
4 9 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (6.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (3.17%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.59%) Angular Developer
9 1 (1.59%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.59%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 1 (1.59%) Sitecore Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (100.00%) .NET
2 58 (92.06%) .NET Framework
3 46 (73.02%) Entity Framework
4 36 (57.14%) ASP.NET
5 33 (52.38%) ASP.NET Web API
5 33 (52.38%) HTML
6 26 (41.27%) Web Services
7 25 (39.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 25 (39.68%) LINQ to SQL
8 24 (38.10%) CSS
9 18 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
10 17 (26.98%) jQuery
11 15 (23.81%) XML
12 14 (22.22%) AngularJS
13 13 (20.63%) RequireJS
14 11 (17.46%) WCF
15 10 (15.87%) Ajax
16 7 (11.11%) Backbone.js
17 5 (7.94%) HTML5
18 4 (6.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) W3C
2 5 (7.94%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.76%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.17%) User Experience
5 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.59%) iPhone
5 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.75%) Windows
2 10 (15.87%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (61.90%) MVC
2 30 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (38.10%) TDD
4 18 (28.57%) API Development
5 17 (26.98%) Concurrent Programming
5 17 (26.98%) Multithreaded Programming
5 17 (26.98%) Multithreading
6 7 (11.11%) Change Management
6 7 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 7 (11.11%) MVVM
6 7 (11.11%) Prototyping
6 7 (11.11%) Scrum
6 7 (11.11%) SDLC
6 7 (11.11%) Software Architecture
6 7 (11.11%) System Testing
6 7 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.94%) OOP
8 4 (6.35%) Front End Development
8 4 (6.35%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (93.65%) C#
2 48 (76.19%) SQL
3 39 (61.90%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.11%) R
5 6 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) GDPR
Vendors
1 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.70%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.59%) Google
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle