Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 337 321 289
Rank change year-on-year -16 -32 +93
Contract jobs citing LINQ 38 57 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.35% 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.74% 1.23% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 45 47
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +17.65%
10th Percentile £275 £316 £313
90th Percentile £471 £517 £454
England median daily rate £463 £375 £362
% change year-on-year +23.33% +3.73% -2.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £21.50 - -
England median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £11.60
% change year-on-year -49.41% +266.38% -72.22%

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 5,140 4,627 4,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.40% 28.50% 27.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,314 2,891 2,502
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £315 £305 £281
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £494 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.06% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 79 101
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26.65 £21.33 £18.22
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.79% - +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 21 January 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 21 January 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
Hampshire -14 19 £338 +3.85% 9
Kent +3 11 £431 +23.21% 1
Surrey -23 4 £333 -16.88% 7
East Sussex -7 2 £463 +32.14% 1
West Sussex - 2 - - 6
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 38 (100.00%) .NET
2 36 (94.74%) .NET Framework
3 35 (92.11%) C#
4 30 (78.95%) Entity Framework
5 26 (68.42%) SQL
6 23 (60.53%) JavaScript
6 23 (60.53%) MVC
7 22 (57.89%) SQL Server
8 20 (52.63%) ASP.NET
9 18 (47.37%) Visual Studio
9 18 (47.37%) HTML
10 17 (44.74%) ASP.NET Web API
11 15 (39.47%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (36.84%) CSS
13 13 (34.21%) Web Services
14 12 (31.58%) TDD
15 11 (28.95%) Multithreading
15 11 (28.95%) API Development
16 10 (26.32%) Concurrent Programming
16 10 (26.32%) jQuery
16 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
16 10 (26.32%) Multithreaded Programming
17 9 (23.68%) LINQ to SQL
18 8 (21.05%) KnockoutJS
18 8 (21.05%) XML
18 8 (21.05%) Windows
19 7 (18.42%) AngularJS
20 6 (15.79%) RequireJS

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 6 (15.79%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) CMS
2 2 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Google Play
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) DNS
1 4 (10.53%) IMAP
1 4 (10.53%) Internet
1 4 (10.53%) SMTP
2 3 (7.89%) HTTP
3 2 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (47.37%) Visual Studio
2 15 (39.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (10.53%) InstallShield
4 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.26%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.63%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.63%) NUnit
5 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (92.11%) Developer
2 34 (89.47%) .NET Developer
3 16 (42.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 16 (42.11%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.63%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Agile Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Backend Developer
7 1 (2.63%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (2.63%) DBA
7 1 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.63%) SQL DBA
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Developer
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (2.63%) Systems Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (100.00%) .NET
2 36 (94.74%) .NET Framework
3 30 (78.95%) Entity Framework
4 20 (52.63%) ASP.NET
5 18 (47.37%) HTML
6 17 (44.74%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (36.84%) CSS
8 13 (34.21%) Web Services
9 10 (26.32%) jQuery
10 9 (23.68%) LINQ to SQL
11 8 (21.05%) KnockoutJS
11 8 (21.05%) XML
12 7 (18.42%) AngularJS
13 6 (15.79%) RequireJS
13 6 (15.79%) WCF
14 5 (13.16%) Ajax
15 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET Core
15 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 4 (10.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.89%) Data Structures
2 3 (7.89%) W3C
3 1 (2.63%) Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) iPhone
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) MVC
2 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) TDD
4 11 (28.95%) API Development
4 11 (28.95%) Multithreading
5 10 (26.32%) Concurrent Programming
5 10 (26.32%) Multithreaded Programming
6 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (13.16%) OOP
6 5 (13.16%) Scrum
7 4 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
8 3 (7.89%) SOLID
8 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Change Management
9 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.26%) Front End Development
9 2 (5.26%) Prototyping
9 2 (5.26%) SDLC
9 2 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (92.11%) C#
2 26 (68.42%) SQL
3 23 (60.53%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.26%) R
6 1 (2.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.63%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle