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 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 241 246
Rank change year-on-year +28 +5  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 35 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.66% 0.97% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 23
South East median daily rate £340 £375 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +27.11%  
10th Percentile £306 £299 £250
90th Percentile £369 £565 £335
England median daily rate £363 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.00 - £20.00

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 2107 2379 2407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.29% 26.70% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5871 5543 5677
South East median daily rate £403 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +10.34%  
10th Percentile £306 £281 £263
90th Percentile £538 £538 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 192 68
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
10th Percentile £19.38 £12.25 £15.58
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +15.27% -3.87%  

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 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 3 months to 29 June 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 - 18 £344 -
Hampshire +9 11 £325 -18.75% 5
Berkshire +17 2 £300 -45.45% 2
East Sussex +1 2 £338 -
Surrey +6 1 £350 -9.67% 1
Buckinghamshire -18 1 £370 +20.81%
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 87 (98.86%) C#
2 86 (97.73%) .NET
3 67 (76.14%) SQL
4 62 (70.45%) .NET Framework
5 58 (65.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 51 (57.95%) Entity Framework
6 51 (57.95%) SQL Server
6 51 (57.95%) Web Services
7 48 (54.55%) XML
8 47 (53.41%) TDD
9 46 (52.27%) MVC
9 46 (52.27%) LINQ to SQL
10 39 (44.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 37 (42.05%) WCF
12 33 (37.50%) Multithreading
12 33 (37.50%) JSON
12 33 (37.50%) Concurrent Programming
12 33 (37.50%) Multithreaded Programming
13 32 (36.36%) ASP.NET
14 27 (30.68%) MVVM
15 26 (29.55%) ASP.NET MVC
15 26 (29.55%) CSS
15 26 (29.55%) HTML
15 26 (29.55%) Algorithms
15 26 (29.55%) Prototyping
16 24 (27.27%) ReSharper
17 23 (26.14%) WPF
18 22 (25.00%) Data Management
19 21 (23.86%) JavaScript
20 20 (22.73%) Windows

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 13 (14.77%) IIS
2 11 (12.50%) CMS
3 9 (10.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.27%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) DNS
1 3 (3.41%) IMAP
1 3 (3.41%) Internet
1 3 (3.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (57.95%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.55%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.27%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (2.27%) GIS
8 1 (1.14%) DB2
8 1 (1.14%) MS Access
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 58 (65.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (27.27%) ReSharper
3 17 (19.32%) NUnit
4 15 (17.05%) Moq
4 15 (17.05%) MSBuild
4 15 (17.05%) Visual Studio
5 12 (13.64%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.27%) NuGet
7 1 (1.14%) JIRA
7 1 (1.14%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.14%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Advertising
3 1 (1.14%) Automotive
3 1 (1.14%) Banking
3 1 (1.14%) Electronics
3 1 (1.14%) Marketing
3 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 87 (98.86%) Developer
2 74 (84.09%) .NET Developer
3 47 (53.41%) C# Developer
4 44 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (23.86%) SQL Developer
6 18 (20.45%) WPF Developer
7 15 (17.05%) WinForms Developer
8 13 (14.77%) Oracle Developer
9 10 (11.36%) Software Developer
9 10 (11.36%) WCF Developer
10 7 (7.95%) C# WPF Developer
11 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 4 (4.55%) Angular Developer
12 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (4.55%) C# WCF Developer
12 4 (4.55%) Sitecore Developer
12 4 (4.55%) XML Developer
13 3 (3.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 3 (3.41%) C# Software Developer
13 3 (3.41%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (97.73%) .NET
2 62 (70.45%) .NET Framework
3 51 (57.95%) Entity Framework
3 51 (57.95%) Web Services
4 48 (54.55%) XML
5 46 (52.27%) LINQ to SQL
6 39 (44.32%) ASP.NET Web API
7 37 (42.05%) WCF
8 33 (37.50%) JSON
9 32 (36.36%) ASP.NET
10 26 (29.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (29.55%) CSS
10 26 (29.55%) HTML
11 23 (26.14%) WPF
12 16 (18.18%) WinForms
13 15 (17.05%) ADO.NET
13 15 (17.05%) Caliburn.Micro
13 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
14 14 (15.91%) AngularJS
15 13 (14.77%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (29.55%) Algorithms
2 15 (17.05%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.68%) W3C
4 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.27%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.27%) User Experience
6 1 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.73%) Windows
2 12 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (53.41%) TDD
2 46 (52.27%) MVC
3 33 (37.50%) Concurrent Programming
3 33 (37.50%) Multithreaded Programming
3 33 (37.50%) Multithreading
4 27 (30.68%) MVVM
5 26 (29.55%) Prototyping
6 22 (25.00%) Data Management
7 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (21.59%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (19.32%) Unit Testing
9 10 (11.36%) SDLC
10 9 (10.23%) E-Commerce
10 9 (10.23%) OWASP
10 9 (10.23%) Software Architecture
11 8 (9.09%) API Development
12 4 (4.55%) Dependency Injection
13 2 (2.27%) OO
13 2 (2.27%) UML
13 2 (2.27%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 87 (98.86%) C#
2 67 (76.14%) SQL
3 21 (23.86%) JavaScript
4 19 (21.59%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.41%) C++
5 3 (3.41%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.27%) Python
7 1 (1.14%) C
7 1 (1.14%) VBA
7 1 (1.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (3.41%) Degree
2 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 19 (21.59%) Oracle
2 14 (15.91%) Microsoft
3 13 (14.77%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.27%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.14%) Atlassian
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