The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England / South West
Rank 131 129 136
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 5 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.19% 0.38% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 1.55% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 9
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
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 West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 738 711 770
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 28.67% 24.50% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 472 503
Median daily rate £393 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 51 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LINQ in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in the South West

LINQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ in the South West

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Gloucestershire +7 2 £350 +12.00%
Wiltshire - 2 £354 - 2
Bristol - 1 - - 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 20 (95.24%) .NET
1 20 (95.24%) ASP.NET
2 19 (90.48%) MVC
2 19 (90.48%) C#
3 18 (85.71%) HTML
4 17 (80.95%) SQL Server
5 14 (66.67%) HTML5
6 12 (57.14%) jQuery
6 12 (57.14%) JavaScript
7 11 (52.38%) SQL
7 11 (52.38%) Finance
7 11 (52.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (47.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (47.62%) .NET Framework
8 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (42.86%) CSS
9 9 (42.86%) Entity Framework
10 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
11 7 (33.33%) Scrum
11 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (28.57%) Web Development
12 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
13 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
13 5 (23.81%) Advertising
13 5 (23.81%) Subversion
13 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
13 5 (23.81%) AngularJS
14 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
14 4 (19.05%) Ninject

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Boomi
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (80.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (47.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) MS Access
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
2 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (23.81%) Subversion
4 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.76%) NuGet
5 1 (4.76%) ReSharper
5 1 (4.76%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Advertising
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
2 17 (80.95%) .NET Developer
3 9 (42.86%) HTML Developer
4 8 (38.10%) ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (38.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 8 (38.10%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (38.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (38.10%) C# Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
6 2 (9.52%) HTML CSS Developer
6 2 (9.52%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Angular Developer
7 1 (4.76%) C Software Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Sitecore Developer
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.76%) UI Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (95.24%) .NET
1 20 (95.24%) ASP.NET
2 18 (85.71%) HTML
3 14 (66.67%) HTML5
4 12 (57.14%) jQuery
5 11 (52.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (47.62%) .NET Framework
7 9 (42.86%) CSS
7 9 (42.86%) Entity Framework
8 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 5 (23.81%) AngularJS
10 4 (19.05%) Ninject
10 4 (19.05%) WCF
10 4 (19.05%) XML
11 3 (14.29%) Ajax
11 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (14.29%) LINQ to SQL
11 3 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (9.52%) Razor View Engine
12 2 (9.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) MVC
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) Scrum
4 6 (28.57%) Web Development
5 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
6 4 (19.05%) CRM
6 4 (19.05%) OOP
6 4 (19.05%) Process Management
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.52%) TDD
8 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.76%) Analytics
9 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
9 1 (4.76%) Migration
9 1 (4.76%) MVVM
9 1 (4.76%) OO
9 1 (4.76%) OOD
9 1 (4.76%) OWASP
9 1 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
9 1 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) C#
2 12 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 11 (52.38%) SQL
4 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.76%) C
6 1 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) MISRA
1 1 (4.76%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Dell
2 1 (4.76%) RedGate
2 1 (4.76%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.76%) Telerik
2 1 (4.76%) Twitter