The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 321 338 251
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -87
Contract jobs citing LINQ 269 196 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.45% 0.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.92% 1.66% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 144 255
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £32.47 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £44.10 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £29.96 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.65% -14.40%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13998 11791 14339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.73% 26.85% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9150 7528 8639
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 340 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
LINQ
UK

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -20 99 £400 -11.11% 36
South East +6 60 £350 -6.66% 46
North West -6 34 £350 +16.18% 25
East of England -10 33 £325 -13.33% 13
West Midlands +3 18 £300 -7.69% 11
East Midlands -6 13 £260 -20.00% 10
Yorkshire -14 12 £293 -2.50% 9
South West -19 6 £280 -10.40% 6
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 4
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

1 452 (95.97%) C#
2 443 (94.06%) .NET
3 320 (67.94%) SQL Server
4 265 (56.26%) ASP.NET
5 245 (52.02%) WCF
6 234 (49.68%) MVC
7 224 (47.56%) HTML
8 222 (47.13%) SQL
9 215 (45.65%) JavaScript
10 210 (44.59%) CSS
11 205 (43.52%) jQuery
12 199 (42.25%) .NET Framework
13 173 (36.73%) Visual Studio
13 173 (36.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 146 (31.00%) XML
15 136 (28.87%) SQL Server 2008
16 132 (28.03%) WPF
17 130 (27.60%) Scrum
18 127 (26.96%) ASP.NET MVC
19 119 (25.27%) Ajax
20 116 (24.63%) Web Services
21 115 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
22 114 (24.20%) TDD
22 114 (24.20%) Microsoft
23 98 (20.81%) T-SQL
24 88 (18.68%) Team Foundation Server
25 82 (17.41%) Windows
26 70 (14.86%) HTML5
27 65 (13.80%) SOAP
28 62 (13.16%) OO

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (8.70%) CMS
2 39 (8.28%) SharePoint
3 29 (6.16%) IIS
4 22 (4.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (1.70%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (1.49%) Umbraco
8 5 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.06%) MS Project Server
9 4 (0.85%) Sitefinity
9 4 (0.85%) Orchard CMS
9 4 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.64%) Node.js
10 3 (0.64%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.64%) TIBCO EMS
11 2 (0.42%) GemFire
11 2 (0.42%) Apache
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.21%) DNN
12 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 35 (7.43%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.03%) MS Office
3 9 (1.91%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.06%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.42%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.21%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.42%) RMDS
2 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.21%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.06%) SaaS
2 5 (1.06%) Office 365
3 4 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.18%) Internet
2 14 (2.97%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.70%) HTTP
4 6 (1.27%) DNS
4 6 (1.27%) Intranet
5 5 (1.06%) Network Security
5 5 (1.06%) CTI
6 4 (0.85%) Extranet
6 4 (0.85%) LDAP
7 3 (0.64%) DMZ
7 3 (0.64%) Firewall
8 2 (0.42%) SMS
9 1 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 320 (67.94%) SQL Server
2 136 (28.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (8.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 40 (8.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (8.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (7.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (3.82%) RavenDB
8 13 (2.76%) NoSQL
9 12 (2.55%) MongoDB
9 12 (2.55%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.91%) Couchbase
11 8 (1.70%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.49%) MySQL
13 6 (1.27%) SQLite
13 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 173 (36.73%) Visual Studio
2 88 (18.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (10.40%) Git (software)
4 37 (7.86%) NUnit
5 35 (7.43%) Subversion
6 22 (4.67%) Moq
7 20 (4.25%) ReSharper
8 19 (4.03%) SpecFlow
9 18 (3.82%) MSTest
10 17 (3.61%) TeamCity
11 15 (3.18%) Jenkins
12 12 (2.55%) Visual Studio Team System
13 11 (2.34%) JIRA
13 11 (2.34%) Hudson
14 9 (1.91%) Cucumber
15 8 (1.70%) Rhino Mocks
16 6 (1.27%) XMLUnit
16 6 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 5 (1.06%) CruiseControl
18 4 (0.85%) FxCop
General
1 53 (11.25%) Finance
2 42 (8.92%) Banking
3 32 (6.79%) Front Office
4 22 (4.67%) Investment Banking
5 19 (4.03%) Retail
6 12 (2.55%) Back Office
7 11 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.27%) Legal
9 5 (1.06%) Advertising
9 5 (1.06%) Publishing
10 4 (0.85%) Games
10 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.64%) Marketing
12 2 (0.42%) Electronics
13 1 (0.21%) Law
13 1 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 431 (91.51%) Developer
2 267 (56.69%) .NET Developer
3 170 (36.09%) C# Developer
4 106 (22.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 62 (13.16%) ASP.NET Developer
6 38 (8.07%) Senior Developer
7 37 (7.86%) Web Developer
8 34 (7.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 33 (7.01%) Software Developer
10 26 (5.52%) Software Engineer
11 25 (5.31%) Programmer
12 20 (4.25%) .NET Programmer
13 19 (4.03%) Agile .NET Developer
14 18 (3.82%) Agile C# Developer
14 18 (3.82%) .NET Software Developer
15 17 (3.61%) WPF Developer
15 17 (3.61%) Senior .NET Developer
16 14 (2.97%) .NET Web Developer
17 13 (2.76%) Software Programmer
17 13 (2.76%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 443 (94.06%) .NET
2 265 (56.26%) ASP.NET
3 245 (52.02%) WCF
4 224 (47.56%) HTML
5 210 (44.59%) CSS
6 205 (43.52%) jQuery
7 199 (42.25%) .NET Framework
8 173 (36.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 146 (31.00%) XML
10 132 (28.03%) WPF
11 127 (26.96%) ASP.NET MVC
12 119 (25.27%) Ajax
13 116 (24.63%) Web Services
14 70 (14.86%) HTML5
15 65 (13.80%) SOAP
16 52 (11.04%) WinForms
17 51 (10.83%) JSON
18 45 (9.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 43 (9.13%) CSS3
20 40 (8.49%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.88%) N-Tier
2 20 (4.25%) Derivative
2 20 (4.25%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.55%) Inversion of Control
4 11 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (2.12%) Mathematics
6 8 (1.70%) Market Risk
7 7 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.49%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (1.06%) RIA
9 4 (0.85%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.85%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.85%) Equities
9 4 (0.85%) CESG
10 3 (0.64%) Credit Derivative
10 3 (0.64%) Statistics
10 3 (0.64%) NHS
10 3 (0.64%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.64%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 82 (17.41%) Windows
2 19 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.49%) Linux
5 3 (0.64%) Android
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (49.68%) MVC
2 130 (27.60%) Scrum
3 115 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (24.20%) TDD
5 62 (13.16%) OO
6 54 (11.46%) Unit Testing
7 53 (11.25%) Multithreading
8 50 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (10.40%) Software Engineering
10 45 (9.55%) MVVM
11 39 (8.28%) Dependency Injection
12 37 (7.86%) Web Development
12 37 (7.86%) OOP
13 27 (5.73%) SOA
14 26 (5.52%) OOD
15 25 (5.31%) Content Management
16 24 (5.10%) Migration
17 21 (4.46%) UML
18 20 (4.25%) E-Commerce
19 19 (4.03%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 452 (95.97%) C#
2 222 (47.13%) SQL
3 215 (45.65%) JavaScript
4 98 (20.81%) T-SQL
5 43 (9.13%) VB.NET
6 25 (5.31%) XAML
7 23 (4.88%) VB
8 13 (2.76%) VBA
9 12 (2.55%) VB6
10 11 (2.34%) C++
11 10 (2.12%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.70%) Python
12 8 (1.70%) VBScript
13 7 (1.49%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.06%) Java
14 5 (1.06%) PHP
15 4 (0.85%) C
16 2 (0.42%) Ruby
17 1 (0.21%) MATLAB
17 1 (0.21%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 33 (7.01%) Degree
2 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.06%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.85%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.64%) MBA
6 2 (0.42%) MCP
7 1 (0.21%) MCAD
7 1 (0.21%) ISEB
7 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.21%) MCITP
7 1 (0.21%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.91%) QA
2 4 (0.85%) EMIR
2 4 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.42%) CRD IV
3 2 (0.42%) Basel III
4 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.64%) Puppet
3 2 (0.42%) MOM
4 1 (0.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 114 (24.20%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.10%) Oracle
3 14 (2.97%) Telerik
3 14 (2.97%) Sitecore
4 11 (2.34%) Ektron
5 9 (1.91%) DevExpress
6 5 (1.06%) Murex
7 4 (0.85%) TIBCO
7 4 (0.85%) Sybase
7 4 (0.85%) Twitter
7 4 (0.85%) Google
8 3 (0.64%) SAP
9 2 (0.42%) IBM
9 2 (0.42%) Infragistics
9 2 (0.42%) CA
9 2 (0.42%) DataSynapse
9 2 (0.42%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.21%) Wonderware
10 1 (0.21%) Xamarin
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day plus Flexible working hours
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: From £0 to £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300
Posted: 3 days ago
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Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
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Resource Solutions - Nomura
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: €220 to €280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
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Norwich
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
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Posted: 9 days ago
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