The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 366 329 359
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +30
Contract jobs citing LINQ 230 270 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.54% 0.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.66% 1.98% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 197 137
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -5.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £28.73
% change year-on-year
+32.81% +11.38%
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
13840 13614 11854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.32% 27.45% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9109 9019 7587
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 201 348
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +24 119 £375 -6.25% 50
South East -40 35 £295 -20.00% 27
North West -28 26 £338 -3.57% 17
Yorkshire -6 13 £300 +9.09% 10
West Midlands -21 12 £359 +19.58% 6
East Midlands -8 11 £325 +25.00% 3
South West +10 10 £400 +42.85% 11
East of England -25 4 £375 +15.38% 9
Midlands - 1 - -
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing LINQ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ.

1 361 (94.75%) C#
2 351 (92.13%) .NET
3 267 (70.08%) .NET Framework
4 253 (66.40%) SQL Server
5 234 (61.42%) ASP.NET
6 228 (59.84%) MVC
7 227 (59.58%) Entity Framework
8 214 (56.17%) JavaScript
9 213 (55.91%) WCF
10 206 (54.07%) SQL
11 191 (50.13%) jQuery
12 190 (49.87%) Agile Software Development
13 160 (41.99%) CSS
14 156 (40.94%) ASP.NET MVC
15 154 (40.42%) HTML
16 135 (35.43%) Visual Studio
16 135 (35.43%) Microsoft
17 128 (33.60%) TDD
18 124 (32.55%) Web Services
19 119 (31.23%) T-SQL
20 117 (30.71%) SQL Server 2008
21 113 (29.66%) XML
22 104 (27.30%) Scrum
23 96 (25.20%) OO
24 92 (24.15%) Unit Testing
25 87 (22.83%) Ajax
26 75 (19.69%) Team Foundation Server
27 65 (17.06%) WPF
28 64 (16.80%) Razor View Engine
28 64 (16.80%) ASP.NET Web API

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing LINQ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 41 (10.76%) CMS
2 31 (8.14%) IIS
3 25 (6.56%) Sitecore CMS
4 21 (5.51%) Umbraco
5 20 (5.25%) Kentico
6 16 (4.20%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.10%) Node.js
8 7 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.57%) Apache
9 6 (1.57%) EPiServer CMS
10 4 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.79%) Sitefinity
11 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.52%) Orchard CMS
12 2 (0.52%) Confluence
12 2 (0.52%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.26%) Immediacy CMS
13 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.26%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 35 (9.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.79%) MS Office
2 3 (0.79%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.79%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.52%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (6.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 50 (13.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.05%) Office 365
4 3 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.20%) Internet
2 4 (1.05%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.79%) HTTP
4 2 (0.52%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.52%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.52%) SSL
4 2 (0.52%) DNS
5 1 (0.26%) Firewall
5 1 (0.26%) Intranet
5 1 (0.26%) SAN
5 1 (0.26%) ATM
5 1 (0.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (66.40%) SQL Server
2 117 (30.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (14.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (7.61%) Relational Database
5 17 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (3.94%) Oracle Database
7 14 (3.67%) MySQL
7 14 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (2.62%) RavenDB
10 7 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.31%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.31%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.31%) DTS
11 5 (1.31%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.79%) SQLite
12 3 (0.79%) Oracle9i Database
13 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 135 (35.43%) Visual Studio
2 75 (19.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (9.45%) ReSharper
4 33 (8.66%) NUnit
5 24 (6.30%) Git (software)
6 22 (5.77%) Subversion
7 20 (5.25%) Moq
8 14 (3.67%) StyleCop
9 13 (3.41%) JIRA
9 13 (3.41%) MSTest
10 10 (2.62%) SpecFlow
11 9 (2.36%) MSBuild
11 9 (2.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 9 (2.36%) Selenium
12 7 (1.84%) Rhino Mocks
13 5 (1.31%) TeamCity
13 5 (1.31%) Jenkins
14 4 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
15 3 (0.79%) Mercurial
15 3 (0.79%) Fiddler
General
1 40 (10.50%) Finance
2 21 (5.51%) Front Office
3 19 (4.99%) Banking
4 18 (4.72%) Back Office
5 12 (3.15%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.15%) Retail
6 9 (2.36%) Financial Institution
7 8 (2.10%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.57%) Legal
9 4 (1.05%) Local Government
10 3 (0.79%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Marketing
11 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 342 (89.76%) Developer
2 180 (47.24%) .NET Developer
3 120 (31.50%) C# Developer
4 79 (20.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 44 (11.55%) ASP.NET Developer
6 42 (11.02%) Senior Developer
7 41 (10.76%) Web Developer
7 41 (10.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (4.99%) Microsoft Developer
9 17 (4.46%) Senior .NET Developer
10 16 (4.20%) Analyst
10 16 (4.20%) Software Developer
11 13 (3.41%) .NET Web Developer
12 12 (3.15%) AWS Developer
13 11 (2.89%) Programmer
14 10 (2.62%) Lead Developer
15 9 (2.36%) CRM Developer
16 8 (2.10%) Architect
16 8 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 8 (2.10%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 351 (92.13%) .NET
2 267 (70.08%) .NET Framework
3 234 (61.42%) ASP.NET
4 227 (59.58%) Entity Framework
5 213 (55.91%) WCF
6 191 (50.13%) jQuery
7 160 (41.99%) CSS
8 156 (40.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 154 (40.42%) HTML
10 124 (32.55%) Web Services
11 113 (29.66%) XML
12 87 (22.83%) Ajax
13 65 (17.06%) WPF
14 64 (16.80%) Razor View Engine
14 64 (16.80%) ASP.NET Web API
15 53 (13.91%) HTML5
16 52 (13.65%) AngularJS
17 46 (12.07%) CSS3
18 45 (11.81%) SOAP
19 43 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.04%) Inversion of Control
2 19 (4.99%) N-Tier
3 17 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.41%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.15%) Derivative
6 8 (2.10%) Equity Derivative
7 7 (1.84%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.57%) Physics
8 6 (1.57%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.57%) User Experience
9 5 (1.31%) Open Source
9 5 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.31%) Equities
10 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.52%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.52%) EMV
11 2 (0.52%) NHS
11 2 (0.52%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.40%) Windows
2 6 (1.57%) Linux
3 5 (1.31%) UNIX
4 4 (1.05%) Android
5 3 (0.79%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (59.84%) MVC
2 190 (49.87%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (33.60%) TDD
4 104 (27.30%) Scrum
5 96 (25.20%) OO
6 92 (24.15%) Unit Testing
7 52 (13.65%) BDD
8 40 (10.50%) E-Commerce
9 39 (10.24%) Web Development
10 38 (9.97%) OOD
11 36 (9.45%) OOP
12 34 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (7.87%) SOA
13 30 (7.87%) Mentoring
14 27 (7.09%) CRM
15 23 (6.04%) Dependency Injection
16 19 (4.99%) Pair Programming
17 17 (4.46%) MVVM
18 14 (3.67%) Waterfall
18 14 (3.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 361 (94.75%) C#
2 214 (56.17%) JavaScript
3 206 (54.07%) SQL
4 119 (31.23%) T-SQL
5 23 (6.04%) Java
6 21 (5.51%) VB.NET
7 9 (2.36%) VBScript
7 9 (2.36%) C++
7 9 (2.36%) XAML
8 7 (1.84%) PHP
9 5 (1.31%) Groovy
9 5 (1.31%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.31%) XPath
10 4 (1.05%) Ruby
10 4 (1.05%) VB
10 4 (1.05%) Python
10 4 (1.05%) Bourne shell
11 3 (0.79%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.52%) VBA
12 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (8.14%) Degree
2 22 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.36%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.84%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.31%) MCSD
6 4 (1.05%) MCAD
7 1 (0.26%) HND
7 1 (0.26%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.31%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) HL7
2 2 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (0.52%) EMIR
3 1 (0.26%) CRD IV
System Software
1 4 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.79%) SCOM
2 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 135 (35.43%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.66%) Oracle
3 30 (7.87%) Sitecore
4 25 (6.56%) EPiServer
5 18 (4.72%) Telerik
6 8 (2.10%) DevExpress
7 5 (1.31%) Twitter
8 3 (0.79%) Ektron
8 3 (0.79%) IBM
8 3 (0.79%) VMware
9 2 (0.52%) Infragistics
9 2 (0.52%) SAP
9 2 (0.52%) HP
9 2 (0.52%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.26%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.26%) Reuters
10 1 (0.26%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.26%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.26%) Adobe
10 1 (0.26%) Borland
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