The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 507 438 344
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -94
Contract jobs citing LINQ 104 186 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.37% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% 1.31% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 138 193
Median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
LINQ
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14293 14210 13680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 29.06% 27.90% 28.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10193 9693 9057
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 204 197
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing LINQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in England

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LINQ across the England region.

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in England

LINQ
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the England region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram in England

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in England

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the England region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -73 35 £413 -0.60% 32
South East +14 23 £375 +30.43% 16
East Midlands +5 12 £469 +52.43% 4
South West +15 11 £325 -3.70% 7
East of England +18 8 £349 +7.30% 5
West Midlands -20 7 £380 +26.66% 2
North West -17 5 £335 +3.07% 13
Yorkshire +6 1 £300 -17.24% 3
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 236 (97.52%) C#
2 229 (94.63%) .NET
3 173 (71.49%) SQL Server
4 136 (56.20%) JavaScript
5 134 (55.37%) MVC
6 118 (48.76%) ASP.NET
7 117 (48.35%) .NET Framework
7 117 (48.35%) jQuery
8 113 (46.69%) SQL
8 113 (46.69%) HTML
9 107 (44.21%) Entity Framework
10 90 (37.19%) CSS
11 88 (36.36%) Microsoft
12 81 (33.47%) WCF
13 75 (30.99%) Team Foundation Server
13 75 (30.99%) TDD
14 72 (29.75%) AngularJS
15 70 (28.93%) HTML5
16 67 (27.69%) Visual Studio
17 65 (26.86%) ASP.NET MVC
18 63 (26.03%) XML
19 61 (25.21%) T-SQL
20 57 (23.55%) Agile Software Development
21 56 (23.14%) Windows
22 50 (20.66%) Web Services
23 49 (20.25%) WPF
24 41 (16.94%) Ajax
25 39 (16.12%) Scrum
26 38 (15.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 37 (15.29%) ASP.NET Web API

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 30 (12.40%) CMS
2 29 (11.98%) IIS
3 18 (7.44%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.37%) Sitecore CMS
5 11 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (3.72%) EPiServer CMS
6 9 (3.72%) Umbraco
7 6 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.83%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.41%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (8.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.65%) Endur
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.41%) RMDS
3 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.65%) SaaS
3 2 (0.83%) Office 365
4 1 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.37%) HTTP
2 8 (3.31%) DNS
2 8 (3.31%) SSL
3 5 (2.07%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.65%) DMZ
4 4 (1.65%) Extranet
4 4 (1.65%) Intranet
5 3 (1.24%) SMTP
6 2 (0.83%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (71.49%) SQL Server
2 34 (14.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (11.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (5.37%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.72%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.48%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.07%) Big Data
9 5 (2.07%) HBase
9 5 (2.07%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.83%) Biml
11 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.83%) MySQL
11 2 (0.83%) Power BI
11 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 75 (30.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 67 (27.69%) Visual Studio
3 37 (15.29%) Git (software)
4 30 (12.40%) NUnit
5 14 (5.79%) git-flow
5 14 (5.79%) jspm
6 13 (5.37%) Selenium
7 12 (4.96%) SpecFlow
7 12 (4.96%) TeamCity
8 11 (4.55%) MSBuild
9 9 (3.72%) Subversion
10 8 (3.31%) Moq
11 7 (2.89%) Jenkins
12 5 (2.07%) Fiddler
12 5 (2.07%) JIRA
13 4 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.65%) FitNesse
14 3 (1.24%) CruiseControl
14 3 (1.24%) ReSharper
15 2 (0.83%) NuGet
General
1 18 (7.44%) Finance
2 10 (4.13%) Banking
3 8 (3.31%) Front Office
4 7 (2.89%) Advertising
4 7 (2.89%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.48%) Local Government
6 4 (1.65%) Back Office
6 4 (1.65%) Law
6 4 (1.65%) Marketing
7 2 (0.83%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.83%) Games
7 2 (0.83%) Retail
7 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.41%) French Language
8 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 216 (89.26%) Developer
2 133 (54.96%) .NET Developer
3 87 (35.95%) C# Developer
4 57 (23.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 35 (14.46%) ASP.NET Developer
6 31 (12.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 25 (10.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 24 (9.92%) Senior Developer
9 21 (8.68%) Software Developer
10 20 (8.26%) SQL Developer
11 16 (6.61%) Applications Developer
11 16 (6.61%) Senior .NET Developer
12 12 (4.96%) .NET Web Developer
12 12 (4.96%) Web Developer
13 11 (4.55%) .NET Software Developer
13 11 (4.55%) WPF Developer
14 10 (4.13%) CMS Developer
15 9 (3.72%) C# Software Developer
15 9 (3.72%) Full Stack Developer
15 9 (3.72%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (94.63%) .NET
2 118 (48.76%) ASP.NET
3 117 (48.35%) .NET Framework
3 117 (48.35%) jQuery
4 113 (46.69%) HTML
5 107 (44.21%) Entity Framework
6 90 (37.19%) CSS
7 81 (33.47%) WCF
8 72 (29.75%) AngularJS
9 70 (28.93%) HTML5
10 65 (26.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 63 (26.03%) XML
12 50 (20.66%) Web Services
13 49 (20.25%) WPF
14 41 (16.94%) Ajax
15 38 (15.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 37 (15.29%) ASP.NET Web API
17 32 (13.22%) ADO.NET
18 29 (11.98%) JSON
19 26 (10.74%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.96%) Client/Server
3 11 (4.55%) N-Tier
4 10 (4.13%) Inversion of Control
5 8 (3.31%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.48%) Clustering
7 5 (2.07%) User Experience
8 4 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.24%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.24%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.24%) NHS
9 3 (1.24%) Tandem
9 3 (1.24%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.83%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.83%) Digital TV
10 2 (0.83%) MPEG
10 2 (0.83%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.83%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 56 (23.14%) Windows
2 14 (5.79%) Windows 10
3 11 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.13%) Windows Phone
5 3 (1.24%) Android
6 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (55.37%) MVC
2 75 (30.99%) TDD
3 57 (23.55%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (16.12%) Scrum
5 33 (13.64%) BDD
6 30 (12.40%) OOP
7 25 (10.33%) Unit Testing
7 25 (10.33%) Web Development
8 23 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (9.50%) SOLID
9 22 (9.09%) OO
10 17 (7.02%) Software Engineering
11 16 (6.61%) E-Commerce
11 16 (6.61%) SDLC
12 15 (6.20%) MVVM
12 15 (6.20%) Project Management
13 14 (5.79%) Responsive Web Design
14 13 (5.37%) Dependency Injection
14 13 (5.37%) Multithreading
15 12 (4.96%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 236 (97.52%) C#
2 136 (56.20%) JavaScript
3 113 (46.69%) SQL
4 61 (25.21%) T-SQL
5 20 (8.26%) VB.NET
6 15 (6.20%) Java
7 14 (5.79%) PHP
7 14 (5.79%) TypeScript
7 14 (5.79%) XAML
8 12 (4.96%) Python
9 10 (4.13%) ECMAScript
10 9 (3.72%) Ruby
11 8 (3.31%) VBScript
12 5 (2.07%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.65%) C++
13 4 (1.65%) Perl
14 2 (0.83%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 15 (6.20%) Degree
2 14 (5.79%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.37%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.24%) MCITP
4 3 (1.24%) MCTS
4 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (2.48%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.41%) EMIR
2 1 (0.41%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6 (2.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) Control-M
1 1 (0.41%) MOM
Vendors
1 88 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.61%) Oracle
3 14 (5.79%) Sitecore
3 14 (5.79%) Twitter
4 12 (4.96%) EPiServer
5 8 (3.31%) RedGate
6 6 (2.48%) Apple
7 5 (2.07%) Telerik
8 3 (1.24%) Ektron
8 3 (1.24%) Infragistics
9 2 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.83%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.41%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.41%) Perforce
10 1 (0.41%) SAP
10 1 (0.41%) TIBCO
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