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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 506 461 394
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -67
Contract jobs citing LINQ 123 154 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.30% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.83% 1.06% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 115 134
Median daily rate £350 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 -
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
14750 14509 13567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 29.56% 28.07% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10406 9947 8898
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 210 193
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.55 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £17.93 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.25 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -48 42 £393 -7.64% 32
South East +13 26 £350 +12.90% 16
South West +17 17 £325 - 7
East Midlands +4 13 £500 +62.60% 2
North West -5 7 £335 +3.07% 12
West Midlands -34 7 £299 -0.41% 4
East of England +7 6 £336 +1.89% 3
Yorkshire -1 4 £315 -13.10% 2
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 244 (97.60%) C#
2 239 (95.60%) .NET
3 183 (73.20%) SQL Server
4 142 (56.80%) JavaScript
5 140 (56.00%) MVC
6 125 (50.00%) SQL
6 125 (50.00%) .NET Framework
7 122 (48.80%) ASP.NET
8 118 (47.20%) HTML
9 116 (46.40%) jQuery
10 110 (44.00%) Entity Framework
11 93 (37.20%) CSS
12 89 (35.60%) Microsoft
13 83 (33.20%) TDD
14 82 (32.80%) Team Foundation Server
15 80 (32.00%) WCF
16 78 (31.20%) HTML5
17 77 (30.80%) AngularJS
18 69 (27.60%) Agile Software Development
18 69 (27.60%) Visual Studio
19 66 (26.40%) ASP.NET MVC
20 65 (26.00%) T-SQL
21 64 (25.60%) XML
22 52 (20.80%) Web Services
23 48 (19.20%) Windows
24 47 (18.80%) WPF
25 42 (16.80%) Ajax
25 42 (16.80%) Scrum
26 40 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
27 39 (15.60%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 29 (11.60%) CMS
2 26 (10.40%) IIS
3 22 (8.80%) SharePoint
4 18 (7.20%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (6.00%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (3.60%) EPiServer CMS
7 8 (3.20%) Umbraco
8 7 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.80%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.40%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (4.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.20%) Endur
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) RMDS
3 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.20%) SaaS
3 2 (0.80%) Office 365
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.80%) HTTP
2 5 (2.00%) DNS
2 5 (2.00%) SSL
2 5 (2.00%) Wireshark
3 4 (1.60%) DMZ
3 4 (1.60%) Extranet
3 4 (1.60%) Intranet
4 1 (0.40%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (73.20%) SQL Server
2 33 (13.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 29 (11.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (4.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (4.00%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.20%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.80%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.60%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.80%) Biml
10 2 (0.80%) MySQL
10 2 (0.80%) Power BI
10 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.40%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 82 (32.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 69 (27.60%) Visual Studio
3 38 (15.20%) Git (software)
4 28 (11.20%) NUnit
5 13 (5.20%) git-flow
5 13 (5.20%) jspm
5 13 (5.20%) SpecFlow
6 12 (4.80%) Selenium
6 12 (4.80%) TeamCity
7 8 (3.20%) MSBuild
7 8 (3.20%) Subversion
8 7 (2.80%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.80%) Moq
9 5 (2.00%) Fiddler
10 4 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.60%) FitNesse
11 3 (1.20%) CruiseControl
11 3 (1.20%) JIRA
11 3 (1.20%) ReSharper
12 2 (0.80%) Grunt
General
1 15 (6.00%) Finance
2 11 (4.40%) Banking
3 9 (3.60%) Advertising
4 7 (2.80%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.40%) Front Office
5 6 (2.40%) Marketing
6 5 (2.00%) Local Government
7 4 (1.60%) Law
8 3 (1.20%) Back Office
8 3 (1.20%) Retail
9 2 (0.80%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.80%) Games
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.40%) French Language
10 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 228 (91.20%) Developer
2 144 (57.60%) .NET Developer
3 90 (36.00%) C# Developer
4 65 (26.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 40 (16.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 34 (13.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 33 (13.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 25 (10.00%) Senior Developer
9 21 (8.40%) SQL Developer
10 17 (6.80%) Senior .NET Developer
11 15 (6.00%) Applications Developer
11 15 (6.00%) Software Developer
12 13 (5.20%) CMS Developer
13 12 (4.80%) Web Developer
14 10 (4.00%) .NET Web Developer
14 10 (4.00%) Messaging Developer
15 9 (3.60%) Agile .NET Developer
15 9 (3.60%) Agile Developer
15 9 (3.60%) Angular Developer
15 9 (3.60%) EPiServer Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (95.60%) .NET
2 125 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 122 (48.80%) ASP.NET
4 118 (47.20%) HTML
5 116 (46.40%) jQuery
6 110 (44.00%) Entity Framework
7 93 (37.20%) CSS
8 80 (32.00%) WCF
9 78 (31.20%) HTML5
10 77 (30.80%) AngularJS
11 66 (26.40%) ASP.NET MVC
12 64 (25.60%) XML
13 52 (20.80%) Web Services
14 47 (18.80%) WPF
15 42 (16.80%) Ajax
16 40 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
17 39 (15.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 29 (11.60%) ADO.NET
18 29 (11.60%) JSON
19 24 (9.60%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (5.60%) N-Tier
2 10 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 7 (2.80%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.80%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (2.80%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.40%) User Experience
5 4 (1.60%) Clustering
5 4 (1.60%) Fixed Income
5 4 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.20%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.20%) Tandem
6 3 (1.20%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.80%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.80%) Equities
7 2 (0.80%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.40%) Life Science
8 1 (0.40%) RIA
8 1 (0.40%) W3C
8 1 (0.40%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 48 (19.20%) Windows
2 13 (5.20%) Windows 10
3 9 (3.60%) Windows Phone
4 7 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.40%) Android
5 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (56.00%) MVC
2 83 (33.20%) TDD
3 69 (27.60%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (16.80%) Scrum
5 36 (14.40%) OOP
6 30 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (11.60%) BDD
8 28 (11.20%) SOLID
9 27 (10.80%) Web Development
10 20 (8.00%) OO
10 20 (8.00%) Unit Testing
11 15 (6.00%) MVVM
11 15 (6.00%) SDLC
12 14 (5.60%) Multithreading
12 14 (5.60%) Responsive Web Design
12 14 (5.60%) Software Engineering
13 13 (5.20%) Content Management
13 13 (5.20%) Kanban
14 12 (4.80%) E-Commerce
14 12 (4.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 244 (97.60%) C#
2 142 (56.80%) JavaScript
3 125 (50.00%) SQL
4 65 (26.00%) T-SQL
5 23 (9.20%) VB.NET
6 13 (5.20%) PHP
6 13 (5.20%) TypeScript
6 13 (5.20%) XAML
7 12 (4.80%) Python
8 10 (4.00%) Java
9 9 (3.60%) ECMAScript
9 9 (3.60%) Ruby
10 5 (2.00%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.00%) VBScript
11 4 (1.60%) Perl
12 2 (0.80%) C++
12 2 (0.80%) Delphi
13 1 (0.40%) C
13 1 (0.40%) VB
13 1 (0.40%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (7.60%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.80%) Degree
4 3 (1.20%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.20%) MCITP
4 3 (1.20%) MCTS
4 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.20%) QA
2 5 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.40%) EMIR
3 1 (0.40%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6 (2.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.20%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.40%) Control-M
2 1 (0.40%) MOM
Vendors
1 89 (35.60%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.40%) Sitecore
3 15 (6.00%) Twitter
4 13 (5.20%) Oracle
5 12 (4.80%) EPiServer
6 9 (3.60%) RedGate
7 6 (2.40%) Apple
7 6 (2.40%) Telerik
8 4 (1.60%) Infragistics
9 3 (1.20%) Ektron
10 2 (0.80%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.40%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.40%) Perforce
11 1 (0.40%) SAP
11 1 (0.40%) TIBCO
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