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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England / South East
Rank 195 252 240
Rank change year-on-year +57 -12  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 50 12 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 0.13% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.41% 0.55% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 7 13
Median daily rate £340 £450 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.44% +47.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £380 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £485 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.10 - £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 the South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2072 2182 2313
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.40% 23.67% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1251 1462 1340
Median daily rate £400 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 50 53
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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
Kent +41 37 £340 - 2
Hampshire - 8 £353 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 3 £363 -
West Sussex - 2 £335 - 2
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 East region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 92 (100.00%) .NET
2 91 (98.91%) C#
3 73 (79.35%) SQL
4 70 (76.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 59 (64.13%) .NET Framework
5 59 (64.13%) SQL Server
6 53 (57.61%) XML
7 51 (55.43%) Entity Framework
8 50 (54.35%) LINQ to SQL
9 49 (53.26%) MVC
10 43 (46.74%) TDD
11 40 (43.48%) WCF
11 40 (43.48%) Web Services
12 39 (42.39%) ASP.NET
13 36 (39.13%) JSON
14 32 (34.78%) Multithreading
14 32 (34.78%) Concurrent Programming
14 32 (34.78%) Multithreaded Programming
15 31 (33.70%) VB.NET
16 30 (32.61%) JavaScript
17 25 (27.17%) HTML
17 25 (27.17%) CSS
17 25 (27.17%) Algorithms
18 23 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
19 21 (22.83%) jQuery
19 21 (22.83%) Unit Testing
19 21 (22.83%) WPF
19 21 (22.83%) Data Management
20 20 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
21 19 (20.65%) MVVM

LINQ
Top Related 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 17 (18.48%) IIS
2 5 (5.43%) CMS
3 3 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.26%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) Boomi
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (64.13%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.70%) MS Access
3 8 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.52%) DB2
4 6 (6.52%) MongoDB
4 6 (6.52%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.17%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (2.17%) GIS
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.09%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 70 (76.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (18.48%) ReSharper
3 15 (16.30%) MSBuild
3 15 (16.30%) NUnit
3 15 (16.30%) Visual Studio
4 14 (15.22%) Moq
5 10 (10.87%) Git (software)
6 7 (7.61%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.26%) Grunt
7 3 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (2.17%) Bower
8 2 (2.17%) NuGet
8 2 (2.17%) webpack
9 1 (1.09%) gulp
9 1 (1.09%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.09%) Subversion
General
1 3 (3.26%) Advertising
1 3 (3.26%) Finance
2 1 (1.09%) Electronics
2 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 90 (97.83%) Developer
2 74 (80.43%) .NET Developer
3 40 (43.48%) C# Developer
4 38 (41.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (23.91%) SQL Developer
6 16 (17.39%) WPF Developer
7 14 (15.22%) WinForms Developer
8 13 (14.13%) Oracle Developer
9 10 (10.87%) WCF Developer
10 8 (8.70%) Access Developer
11 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Developer
12 6 (6.52%) C# WPF Developer
12 6 (6.52%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (6.52%) Software Developer
12 6 (6.52%) XML Developer
13 5 (5.43%) Senior Developer
14 4 (4.35%) C# WCF Developer
14 4 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
14 4 (4.35%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 4 (4.35%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (100.00%) .NET
2 59 (64.13%) .NET Framework
3 53 (57.61%) XML
4 51 (55.43%) Entity Framework
5 50 (54.35%) LINQ to SQL
6 40 (43.48%) WCF
6 40 (43.48%) Web Services
7 39 (42.39%) ASP.NET
8 36 (39.13%) JSON
9 25 (27.17%) CSS
9 25 (27.17%) HTML
10 23 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 21 (22.83%) jQuery
11 21 (22.83%) WPF
12 18 (19.57%) WinForms
13 17 (18.48%) ADO.NET
13 17 (18.48%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (17.39%) Ajax
15 15 (16.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 14 (15.22%) Caliburn.Micro
Miscellaneous
1 25 (27.17%) Algorithms
2 15 (16.30%) N-Tier
3 14 (15.22%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.96%) Windows
2 3 (3.26%) Android
2 3 (3.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (53.26%) MVC
2 43 (46.74%) TDD
3 32 (34.78%) Concurrent Programming
3 32 (34.78%) Multithreaded Programming
3 32 (34.78%) Multithreading
4 21 (22.83%) Data Management
4 21 (22.83%) Unit Testing
5 20 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (20.65%) MVVM
6 19 (20.65%) Prototyping
7 15 (16.30%) OWASP
8 14 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (15.22%) OOP
9 12 (13.04%) Secure Coding
10 8 (8.70%) Analytics
11 6 (6.52%) Migration
11 6 (6.52%) Scrum
12 5 (5.43%) Dependency Injection
13 4 (4.35%) BDD
13 4 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 91 (98.91%) C#
2 73 (79.35%) SQL
3 31 (33.70%) VB.NET
4 30 (32.61%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.70%) VBA
6 6 (6.52%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.17%) C++
7 2 (2.17%) Python
8 1 (1.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.17%) Degree
2 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 16 (17.39%) Oracle
2 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.61%) Dell
4 4 (4.35%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.26%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.09%) Telerik
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