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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 408 347 257
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -90
Contract jobs citing LINQ 151 200 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.45% 0.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.19% 1.67% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 119 190
Average daily rate
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£370 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £553 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 11
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
% 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
12683 12009 11563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.31% 27.30% 28.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8620 7684 7424
Average daily rate £398 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 249 314
Average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.99 £14.08 £19.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.85 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -37 71 £438 +1.44% 45
North West -9 22 £304 -13.14% 30
South East -15 19 £344 +10.00% 23
East of England +11 17 £365 -2.66% 6
South West -14 12 £375 +35.13% 14
East Midlands +7 4 £300 -25.46% 8
West Midlands -3 3 £338 +14.89% 8
North East -12 1 £275 -8.33% 4
Yorkshire -15 1 £325 +8.33% 13
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 299 (92.86%) C#
2 294 (91.30%) .NET
3 231 (71.74%) ASP.NET
4 226 (70.19%) SQL Server
5 192 (59.63%) MVC
6 185 (57.45%) .NET Framework
7 184 (57.14%) JavaScript
8 171 (53.11%) SQL
9 160 (49.69%) CSS
10 159 (49.38%) HTML
11 153 (47.52%) Agile Software Development
12 152 (47.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 151 (46.89%) WCF
14 148 (45.96%) ASP.NET MVC
15 135 (41.93%) jQuery
16 110 (34.16%) TDD
16 110 (34.16%) Microsoft
17 97 (30.12%) Visual Studio
18 93 (28.88%) T-SQL
19 92 (28.57%) XML
20 91 (28.26%) Web Services
21 87 (27.02%) SQL Server 2008
22 86 (26.71%) Scrum
23 72 (22.36%) Ajax
24 62 (19.25%) Razor View Engine
25 55 (17.08%) WPF
26 54 (16.77%) OO
27 51 (15.84%) Team Foundation Server
28 48 (14.91%) HTML5
29 47 (14.60%) BDD

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 33 (10.25%) CMS
2 32 (9.94%) IIS
3 16 (4.97%) Sitecore CMS
4 14 (4.35%) Node.js
5 11 (3.42%) Kentico
6 10 (3.11%) Umbraco
6 10 (3.11%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.17%) Apache
7 7 (2.17%) EPiServer CMS
8 5 (1.55%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.55%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.55%) Orchard CMS
8 5 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.31%) DNN
11 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.31%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.31%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 32 (9.94%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.80%) MS Office
3 4 (1.24%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.31%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 17 (5.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (12.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.93%) Office 365
4 2 (0.62%) SaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.04%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.17%) Internet
3 3 (0.93%) DNS
4 2 (0.62%) Intranet
4 2 (0.62%) SSL
4 2 (0.62%) HTTP
4 2 (0.62%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.31%) SAN
5 1 (0.31%) CTI
5 1 (0.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (70.19%) SQL Server
2 87 (27.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (5.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (4.35%) Relational Database
6 14 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (2.17%) DTS
7 7 (2.17%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.86%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.86%) RavenDB
8 6 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.24%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.24%) Big Data
9 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.93%) SQLite
10 3 (0.93%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (0.93%) MySQL
10 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 97 (30.12%) Visual Studio
2 51 (15.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (13.98%) NUnit
4 27 (8.39%) Moq
5 19 (5.90%) SpecFlow
6 18 (5.59%) Selenium
7 17 (5.28%) Git (software)
8 16 (4.97%) StyleCop
8 16 (4.97%) ReSharper
9 15 (4.66%) JIRA
10 13 (4.04%) Subversion
11 12 (3.73%) Rhino Mocks
12 10 (3.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 10 (3.11%) MSTest
13 9 (2.80%) FxCop
14 7 (2.17%) Jenkins
15 5 (1.55%) Mercurial
16 4 (1.24%) MSBuild
16 4 (1.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
16 4 (1.24%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (13.04%) Finance
2 22 (6.83%) Retail
3 19 (5.90%) Front Office
4 14 (4.35%) Banking
5 7 (2.17%) Back Office
6 5 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.24%) Marketing
7 4 (1.24%) Legal
8 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.62%) Local Government
8 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.31%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.31%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
9 1 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 287 (89.13%) Developer
2 175 (54.35%) .NET Developer
3 98 (30.43%) C# Developer
4 63 (19.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 60 (18.63%) ASP.NET Developer
6 43 (13.35%) Web Developer
7 38 (11.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 36 (11.18%) Senior Developer
9 24 (7.45%) .NET Web Developer
10 17 (5.28%) C# Web Developer
11 16 (4.97%) WPF Developer
11 16 (4.97%) Senior C# Developer
12 15 (4.66%) Analyst
13 14 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
14 13 (4.04%) Agile .NET Developer
15 11 (3.42%) Microsoft Developer
16 10 (3.11%) Software Developer
16 10 (3.11%) Lead Developer
17 9 (2.80%) JavaScript Developer
17 9 (2.80%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (91.30%) .NET
2 231 (71.74%) ASP.NET
3 185 (57.45%) .NET Framework
4 160 (49.69%) CSS
5 159 (49.38%) HTML
6 152 (47.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 151 (46.89%) WCF
8 148 (45.96%) ASP.NET MVC
9 135 (41.93%) jQuery
10 92 (28.57%) XML
11 91 (28.26%) Web Services
12 72 (22.36%) Ajax
13 62 (19.25%) Razor View Engine
14 55 (17.08%) WPF
15 48 (14.91%) HTML5
16 44 (13.66%) CSS3
17 34 (10.56%) XSLT
17 34 (10.56%) KnockoutJS
17 34 (10.56%) ASP.NET Web API
18 33 (10.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.76%) Inversion of Control
2 17 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.97%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.11%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.11%) Derivative
4 10 (3.11%) Mathematics
4 10 (3.11%) Equities
5 9 (2.80%) Fixed Income
6 8 (2.48%) Open Source
7 6 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.86%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.55%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (1.55%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.55%) NHS
8 5 (1.55%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.24%) User Experience
9 4 (1.24%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.24%) Physics
10 3 (0.93%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.07%) Windows
2 7 (2.17%) Android
3 4 (1.24%) Linux
4 3 (0.93%) UNIX
4 3 (0.93%) Windows 8
4 3 (0.93%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.62%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (59.63%) MVC
2 153 (47.52%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (34.16%) TDD
4 86 (26.71%) Scrum
5 54 (16.77%) OO
6 47 (14.60%) BDD
6 47 (14.60%) Web Development
7 39 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (12.11%) Unit Testing
8 36 (11.18%) E-Commerce
9 33 (10.25%) Dependency Injection
10 29 (9.01%) MVVM
11 24 (7.45%) CRM
11 24 (7.45%) OOD
12 22 (6.83%) Workflow
13 20 (6.21%) OOP
14 19 (5.90%) SOA
15 16 (4.97%) Mentoring
16 14 (4.35%) Multithreading
17 13 (4.04%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 299 (92.86%) C#
2 184 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 171 (53.11%) SQL
4 93 (28.88%) T-SQL
5 24 (7.45%) VB.NET
6 17 (5.28%) Java
7 15 (4.66%) XAML
8 11 (3.42%) VBScript
8 11 (3.42%) VB
9 9 (2.80%) C++
10 8 (2.48%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.48%) Ruby
11 5 (1.55%) XPath
11 5 (1.55%) Python
11 5 (1.55%) Groovy
12 3 (0.93%) PHP
13 2 (0.62%) R
13 2 (0.62%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.62%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (8.70%) Degree
2 16 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.62%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.62%) MCITP
3 2 (0.62%) MCTS
4 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.42%) QA
2 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.93%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.93%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) HL7
3 1 (0.31%) EMIR
3 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 110 (34.16%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.14%) Oracle
3 20 (6.21%) Sitecore
4 15 (4.66%) EPiServer
5 11 (3.42%) Telerik
6 9 (2.80%) DevExpress
7 6 (1.86%) Typemock
8 4 (1.24%) Ektron
8 4 (1.24%) Twitter
8 4 (1.24%) IBM
9 3 (0.93%) VMware
10 2 (0.62%) Sencha
10 2 (0.62%) Nintex
10 2 (0.62%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.62%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.62%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.62%) Citrix
10 2 (0.62%) SAP
11 1 (0.31%) Perforce
11 1 (0.31%) Atlassian
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