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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 388 369 315
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -54
Contract jobs citing LINQ 194 202 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.43% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.49% 1.56% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 132 150
Average daily rate
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£345 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £556 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -15.62%
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
13049 12908 11359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.84% 27.30% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8591 8340 7310
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 204 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 +10 92 £375 -6.48% 42
South East -28 32 £305 -1.21% 33
North West -22 22 £331 -15.06% 16
South West +2 14 £375 +33.92% 11
Yorkshire -16 13 £325 +12.06% 16
West Midlands -9 11 £346 +21.49% 8
East Midlands -4 7 £328 +37.89% 4
East of England -14 3 £288 -17.79% 6
North East - - - - 3
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 329 (94.27%) C#
2 320 (91.69%) .NET
3 236 (67.62%) .NET Framework
4 226 (64.76%) SQL Server
5 224 (64.18%) ASP.NET
6 215 (61.60%) MVC
7 197 (56.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 193 (55.30%) JavaScript
9 186 (53.30%) WCF
10 179 (51.29%) SQL
11 175 (50.14%) Agile Software Development
12 172 (49.28%) jQuery
13 153 (43.84%) CSS
14 152 (43.55%) ASP.NET MVC
15 151 (43.27%) HTML
16 142 (40.69%) Visual Studio
17 127 (36.39%) TDD
18 119 (34.10%) Web Services
18 119 (34.10%) Microsoft
19 112 (32.09%) T-SQL
20 104 (29.80%) SQL Server 2008
21 97 (27.79%) Scrum
22 96 (27.51%) XML
23 83 (23.78%) OO
24 79 (22.64%) Ajax
25 73 (20.92%) Team Foundation Server
26 71 (20.34%) Unit Testing
27 63 (18.05%) WPF
28 57 (16.33%) Razor View Engine
29 49 (14.04%) BDD

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 34 (9.74%) CMS
2 33 (9.46%) IIS
3 16 (4.58%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.58%) Sitecore CMS
4 15 (4.30%) Umbraco
5 14 (4.01%) Kentico
6 9 (2.58%) Apache
7 7 (2.01%) Node.js
8 6 (1.72%) EPiServer CMS
8 6 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.43%) Orchard CMS
9 5 (1.43%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.43%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.86%) Sitefinity
10 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.29%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.29%) Immediacy CMS
11 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (8.31%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.72%) MS Office
3 3 (0.86%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.86%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.57%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (12.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.86%) SaaS
2 3 (0.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.58%) Internet
2 8 (2.29%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.86%) DNS
3 3 (0.86%) HTTP
3 3 (0.86%) SSL
3 3 (0.86%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.57%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.29%) ATM
5 1 (0.29%) SAN
5 1 (0.29%) CTI
5 1 (0.29%) Intranet
5 1 (0.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (64.76%) SQL Server
2 104 (29.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (13.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (6.88%) Relational Database
5 17 (4.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (4.01%) Oracle Database
7 13 (3.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (2.58%) RavenDB
9 7 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.43%) DTS
12 4 (1.15%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.15%) MySQL
12 4 (1.15%) Big Data
13 3 (0.86%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.86%) SQLite
13 3 (0.86%) Oracle9i Database
14 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 142 (40.69%) Visual Studio
2 73 (20.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (10.89%) NUnit
4 26 (7.45%) ReSharper
5 24 (6.88%) Moq
6 20 (5.73%) Git (software)
6 20 (5.73%) Subversion
7 17 (4.87%) StyleCop
8 12 (3.44%) MSTest
9 11 (3.15%) Rhino Mocks
10 10 (2.87%) SpecFlow
10 10 (2.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 9 (2.58%) JIRA
11 9 (2.58%) Selenium
12 8 (2.29%) MSBuild
12 8 (2.29%) Jenkins
13 5 (1.43%) Mercurial
14 4 (1.15%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 4 (1.15%) FxCop
15 3 (0.86%) Hudson
General
1 41 (11.75%) Finance
2 20 (5.73%) Front Office
3 17 (4.87%) Back Office
4 16 (4.58%) Banking
5 14 (4.01%) Retail
6 7 (2.01%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.43%) Legal
8 4 (1.15%) Local Government
9 3 (0.86%) Marketing
10 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.29%) Law
11 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 309 (88.54%) Developer
2 171 (49.00%) .NET Developer
3 114 (32.66%) C# Developer
4 77 (22.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 48 (13.75%) ASP.NET Developer
6 41 (11.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 39 (11.17%) Web Developer
8 33 (9.46%) Senior Developer
9 17 (4.87%) Senior .NET Developer
10 14 (4.01%) Analyst
11 13 (3.72%) .NET Web Developer
11 13 (3.72%) Microsoft Developer
11 13 (3.72%) WPF Developer
12 11 (3.15%) AWS Developer
12 11 (3.15%) Software Developer
13 10 (2.87%) Lead Developer
13 10 (2.87%) Agile .NET Developer
14 9 (2.58%) Programmer
15 8 (2.29%) Architect
15 8 (2.29%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (91.69%) .NET
2 236 (67.62%) .NET Framework
3 224 (64.18%) ASP.NET
4 197 (56.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 186 (53.30%) WCF
6 172 (49.28%) jQuery
7 153 (43.84%) CSS
8 152 (43.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 151 (43.27%) HTML
10 119 (34.10%) Web Services
11 96 (27.51%) XML
12 79 (22.64%) Ajax
13 63 (18.05%) WPF
14 57 (16.33%) Razor View Engine
15 47 (13.47%) HTML5
15 47 (13.47%) ASP.NET Web API
16 44 (12.61%) CSS3
17 42 (12.03%) RESTful
18 39 (11.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 38 (10.89%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.02%) Inversion of Control
2 16 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.58%) N-Tier
3 14 (4.01%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.44%) Derivative
5 10 (2.87%) Mathematics
6 9 (2.58%) Equities
7 8 (2.29%) Open Source
8 7 (2.01%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (1.72%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.72%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.43%) NHS
10 5 (1.43%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.43%) Physics
10 5 (1.43%) User Experience
11 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.86%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.86%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.17%) Windows
2 5 (1.43%) Linux
3 4 (1.15%) Android
3 4 (1.15%) UNIX
4 3 (0.86%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.86%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (61.60%) MVC
2 175 (50.14%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (36.39%) TDD
4 97 (27.79%) Scrum
5 83 (23.78%) OO
6 71 (20.34%) Unit Testing
7 49 (14.04%) BDD
8 44 (12.61%) Web Development
9 42 (12.03%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (11.17%) OOD
11 32 (9.17%) E-Commerce
12 29 (8.31%) SOA
13 27 (7.74%) OOP
13 27 (7.74%) Dependency Injection
14 24 (6.88%) MVVM
15 23 (6.59%) Mentoring
16 20 (5.73%) Workflow
17 18 (5.16%) CRM
18 17 (4.87%) Pair Programming
19 14 (4.01%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 329 (94.27%) C#
2 193 (55.30%) JavaScript
3 179 (51.29%) SQL
4 112 (32.09%) T-SQL
5 23 (6.59%) Java
6 21 (6.02%) VB.NET
7 12 (3.44%) XAML
8 11 (3.15%) VBScript
8 11 (3.15%) C++
9 8 (2.29%) Ruby
10 6 (1.72%) PHP
10 6 (1.72%) VB
11 5 (1.43%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.43%) XPath
11 5 (1.43%) Groovy
12 4 (1.15%) Bourne shell
12 4 (1.15%) Python
13 2 (0.57%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.57%) R
13 2 (0.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (7.74%) Degree
2 21 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.43%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.15%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.15%) MCAD
4 4 (1.15%) MCSD
5 1 (0.29%) HND
5 1 (0.29%) MCTS
5 1 (0.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.72%) QA
2 3 (0.86%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.86%) SLA
2 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.57%) EMIR
3 2 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.29%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.29%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.86%) SCOM
2 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 119 (34.10%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.88%) Oracle
3 21 (6.02%) Sitecore
4 19 (5.44%) EPiServer
5 14 (4.01%) Telerik
6 8 (2.29%) DevExpress
7 4 (1.15%) Typemock
7 4 (1.15%) Infragistics
8 3 (0.86%) VMware
8 3 (0.86%) IBM
8 3 (0.86%) Bloomberg
8 3 (0.86%) Ektron
8 3 (0.86%) Twitter
9 2 (0.57%) SAP
9 2 (0.57%) Citrix
9 2 (0.57%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.57%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.29%) Reuters
10 1 (0.29%) Cisco
10 1 (0.29%) Sybase
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