Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 312 372
Rank change year-on-year -3 +60 -53
Contract jobs citing LINQ 61 69 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.41% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.31% 1.54% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 45 19
South East median daily rate £350 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +20.00% -1.96%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £255
90th Percentile £424 £446 £395
England median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South East median hourly rate - - £45.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 - £41.25

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 4641 4473 5095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.56% 26.82% 26.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2856 2710 3290
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +6.21%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £515
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 122
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £15.16 £12.25 £14.46
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.05 £51.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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
Kent +8 28 £350 -6.67% 1
Hampshire -6 16 £325 -13.33% 5
Thames Valley +5 12 £450 +41.73% 9
Berkshire +2 7 £481 +32.76% 8
Surrey -10 5 £375 -6.25%
Oxfordshire - 4 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire -26 1 £370 +20.82%
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 60 (98.36%) C#
1 60 (98.36%) .NET
2 52 (85.25%) SQL Server
3 46 (75.41%) MVC
4 45 (73.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 42 (68.85%) .NET Framework
6 38 (62.30%) SQL
7 36 (59.02%) Web Services
8 35 (57.38%) HTML
9 34 (55.74%) ASP.NET
9 34 (55.74%) CSS
10 27 (44.26%) Windows
11 24 (39.34%) ReSharper
11 24 (39.34%) MVVM
11 24 (39.34%) Windows Server
11 24 (39.34%) Prototyping
12 22 (36.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 22 (36.07%) Entity Framework
12 22 (36.07%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (34.43%) WCF
13 21 (34.43%) LINQ to SQL
13 21 (34.43%) TDD
14 20 (32.79%) JavaScript
14 20 (32.79%) IIS
14 20 (32.79%) Git (software)
14 20 (32.79%) Sitecore
15 18 (29.51%) AngularJS
15 18 (29.51%) XML
15 18 (29.51%) CMS
16 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development

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 20 (32.79%) IIS
2 18 (29.51%) CMS
3 17 (27.87%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) DNS
1 3 (4.92%) IMAP
1 3 (4.92%) Internet
1 3 (4.92%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (85.25%) SQL Server
2 17 (27.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (16.39%) Relational Database
3 10 (16.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.64%) MS Access
5 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (39.34%) ReSharper
2 22 (36.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (32.79%) Git (software)
4 17 (27.87%) Visual Studio
5 13 (21.31%) MSBuild
6 11 (18.03%) Moq
6 11 (18.03%) NUnit
7 2 (3.28%) Grunt
7 2 (3.28%) gulp
7 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.64%) JIRA
8 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 6 (9.84%) Legal
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
3 2 (3.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 59 (96.72%) Developer
2 46 (75.41%) .NET Developer
3 39 (63.93%) C# Developer
4 32 (52.46%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 5 (8.20%) C# WPF Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Software Developer
6 5 (8.20%) SQL Developer
6 5 (8.20%) WPF Developer
7 4 (6.56%) C# WCF Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (6.56%) WCF Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Web Developer
7 4 (6.56%) WinForms Developer
8 3 (4.92%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (4.92%) .NET Web Developer
8 3 (4.92%) C# Web Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Architect
9 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (98.36%) .NET
2 45 (73.77%) ASP.NET Web API
3 42 (68.85%) .NET Framework
4 36 (59.02%) Web Services
5 35 (57.38%) HTML
6 34 (55.74%) ASP.NET
6 34 (55.74%) CSS
7 22 (36.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (36.07%) Entity Framework
8 21 (34.43%) LINQ to SQL
8 21 (34.43%) WCF
9 18 (29.51%) AngularJS
9 18 (29.51%) XML
10 16 (26.23%) jQuery
10 16 (26.23%) KnockoutJS
11 15 (24.59%) Backbone.js
12 14 (22.95%) JSON
13 13 (21.31%) ADO.NET
14 12 (19.67%) WinForms
15 11 (18.03%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Client/Server
2 6 (9.84%) User Experience
3 3 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.28%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.28%) W3C
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Clustering
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 27 (44.26%) Windows
2 24 (39.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (75.41%) MVC
2 24 (39.34%) MVVM
2 24 (39.34%) Prototyping
3 21 (34.43%) TDD
4 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (22.95%) E-Commerce
5 14 (22.95%) OWASP
5 14 (22.95%) Software Architecture
6 13 (21.31%) SDLC
6 13 (21.31%) Unit Testing
7 12 (19.67%) API Development
8 7 (11.48%) Multithreading
9 6 (9.84%) Concurrent Programming
9 6 (9.84%) Multithreaded Programming
10 5 (8.20%) Web Development
11 3 (4.92%) Customer Engagement
11 3 (4.92%) Scrum
11 3 (4.92%) Waterfall
12 2 (3.28%) OO
Programming Languages
1 60 (98.36%) C#
2 38 (62.30%) SQL
3 20 (32.79%) JavaScript
4 11 (18.03%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.64%) VBA
5 1 (1.64%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.64%) Degree
1 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 20 (32.79%) Sitecore
2 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
3 12 (19.67%) Oracle
4 1 (1.64%) Atlassian