Period
to 15 December 2019

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 15 December 2019 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
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 306 330 319
Rank change year-on-year +24 -11 -20
Contract jobs citing LINQ 26 60 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.20% 0.36% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.79% 1.08% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 49 43
South East median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £350 £292 £312
90th Percentile £488 £464 £498
England median daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £21.50 -
England median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +8.75% -11.11% +305.41%

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 3,285 5,532 4,757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.87% 32.96% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,008 3,603 2,915
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £304
90th Percentile £588 £575 £570
England median daily rate £500 £480 £470
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.13% +10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 67 91
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £16.14 £26.65 £16.64
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 15 December 2019.

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 15 December 2019. 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
West Sussex +32 11 £350 -22.22% 3
Surrey +59 8 £475 +46.72% 5
Kent +1 4 £388 -8.82% 1
Hampshire -2 2 - -
Thames Valley +21 1 £330 -14.84% 4
Buckinghamshire +21 1 £330 -17.50% 1
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2019, 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 26 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (96.15%) C#
2 25 (96.15%) .NET Framework
2 25 (96.15%) Entity Framework
3 22 (84.62%) ASP.NET
4 21 (80.77%) JavaScript
4 21 (80.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 20 (76.92%) Azure
5 20 (76.92%) XML
6 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
7 18 (69.23%) TDD
7 18 (69.23%) AngularJS
8 17 (65.38%) .NET Core
8 17 (65.38%) SQL Server
9 16 (61.54%) SQL
10 15 (57.69%) JSON
10 15 (57.69%) BDD
11 14 (53.85%) REST
11 14 (53.85%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (53.85%) Serverless
11 14 (53.85%) Azure Functions
11 14 (53.85%) React
12 12 (46.15%) T-SQL
13 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
13 11 (42.31%) UML
13 11 (42.31%) Computer Science
13 11 (42.31%) Degree
13 11 (42.31%) B2C
13 11 (42.31%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (42.31%) Computer Science Degree

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 5 (19.23%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 20 (76.92%) Azure
2 14 (53.85%) Azure Functions
2 14 (53.85%) Serverless
3 11 (42.31%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (11.54%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (65.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (42.31%) Azure SQL Database
2 11 (42.31%) Cosmos DB
3 6 (23.08%) SQLite
4 5 (19.23%) MongoDB
5 3 (11.54%) Power BI
6 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Selenium
1 4 (15.38%) SpecFlow
2 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 23 (88.46%) Developer
2 22 (84.62%) .NET Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Senior .NET Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Senior Developer
4 5 (19.23%) C# Developer
5 4 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (11.54%) SQL Developer
7 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Azure Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Lead .NET Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Lead Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Xamarin Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Technical Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Technical Leader
7 2 (7.69%) Xamarin Developer
8 1 (3.85%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Development Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (96.15%) .NET Framework
2 25 (96.15%) Entity Framework
3 22 (84.62%) ASP.NET
4 21 (80.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 20 (76.92%) XML
6 18 (69.23%) AngularJS
7 17 (65.38%) .NET Core
8 15 (57.69%) JSON
9 14 (53.85%) React
9 14 (53.85%) REST
10 8 (30.77%) jQuery
11 7 (26.92%) RESTful
12 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (23.08%) SOAP
13 5 (19.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (15.38%) LINQ to SQL
14 4 (15.38%) Web Services
15 2 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (53.85%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (23.08%) Mobile App
2 6 (23.08%) Smartphone
3 3 (11.54%) Algorithms
4 2 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Android
1 6 (23.08%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.85%) CentOS
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) TDD
2 15 (57.69%) BDD
3 11 (42.31%) B2C
3 11 (42.31%) Computer Science
3 11 (42.31%) UML
4 7 (26.92%) MVC
5 6 (23.08%) Mobile Application Development
5 6 (23.08%) SOA
6 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (19.23%) Change Management
6 5 (19.23%) Microservices
7 3 (11.54%) Concurrent Programming
7 3 (11.54%) Data Management
7 3 (11.54%) Multithreaded Programming
7 3 (11.54%) Multithreading
8 2 (7.69%) DevOps
8 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
9 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (96.15%) C#
2 21 (80.77%) JavaScript
3 16 (61.54%) SQL
4 12 (46.15%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.85%) VBA
5 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) Computer Science Degree
1 11 (42.31%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.85%) cPanel
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 11 (42.31%) Xamarin
3 1 (3.85%) Mapbox