The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 30 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.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.38% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.47% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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 Southampton with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 68 88 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 26.05% 30.77% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 55 73
Median daily rate £325 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +226.92% -42.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 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 Southampton region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) STL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Product Management
2 1 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Task Parallel Library
2 1 (50.00%) NuGet
2 1 (50.00%) SignalR
2 1 (50.00%) Xamarin
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Prototyping

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (50.00%) GIS
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) NuGet
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SignalR
2 1 (50.00%) STL
2 1 (50.00%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) OOP
1 1 (50.00%) Product Management
1 1 (50.00%) Prototyping
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Xamarin