Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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 West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 170 216
Rank change year-on-year -15 +46 -19
Contract jobs citing LINQ 12 39 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.21% 0.67% 0.091%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.83% 2.44% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 32 5
South West median daily rate £363 £343 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +5.38% +2.36%
10th Percentile £352 £300 £313
90th Percentile £388 £425 £410
England median daily rate £375 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +4.09% -3.93% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1446 1598 1820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.73% 27.52% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 919 1160 1274
South West median daily rate £390 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 94
South West median hourly rate £48.00 £36.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.41% -14.71% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.63 £30.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.88 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing LINQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 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
Wiltshire 0 10 £363 +8.21% 1
Bristol -18 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 West region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) MVC
2 11 (91.67%) .NET Framework
2 11 (91.67%) HTML
2 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET
2 11 (91.67%) jQuery
3 10 (83.33%) HTML5
3 10 (83.33%) Entity Framework
3 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (66.67%) IIS
4 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (58.33%) Kentico
5 7 (58.33%) Razor View Engine
5 7 (58.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 7 (58.33%) RESTful
5 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (58.33%) CMS
5 7 (58.33%) SQL
5 7 (58.33%) SOAP
6 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
6 5 (41.67%) Web Services
6 5 (41.67%) Intranet
6 5 (41.67%) T-SQL
6 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
6 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
6 5 (41.67%) NuGet
6 5 (41.67%) AngularJS
6 5 (41.67%) Waterfall

LINQ
Co-occurring 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 8 (66.67%) IIS
2 7 (58.33%) CMS
2 7 (58.33%) Kentico
3 1 (8.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) DB2
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
1 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
1 5 (41.67%) NuGet
2 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (16.67%) ReSharper
4 2 (16.67%) Subversion
4 2 (16.67%) TortoiseSVN
4 2 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (83.33%) .NET Developer
3 7 (58.33%) C# Developer
4 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (41.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (41.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (41.67%) HTML Developer
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (25.00%) CMS Developer
5 3 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (16.67%) HTML CSS Developer
6 2 (16.67%) UI Developer
6 2 (16.67%) Web UI Developer
7 1 (8.33%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) .NET Framework
2 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET
2 11 (91.67%) HTML
2 11 (91.67%) jQuery
3 10 (83.33%) Entity Framework
3 10 (83.33%) HTML5
4 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (58.33%) Razor View Engine
5 7 (58.33%) RESTful
5 7 (58.33%) SOAP
5 7 (58.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (41.67%) AngularJS
6 5 (41.67%) Web Services
7 4 (33.33%) CSS
8 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (25.00%) JSON
9 2 (16.67%) Dapper ORM
9 2 (16.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) MVC
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
5 3 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 1 (8.33%) Innovative Thinking
6 1 (8.33%) MVVM
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) RedGate
2 2 (16.67%) Twitter