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 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 496 394 341
Rank change year-on-year
-102 -53
Contract jobs citing LINQ 126 234 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.45% 0.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.88% 1.67% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 160 195
Average daily rate £355 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £266 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £518 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.81%
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
14309 14016 13466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.92% 27.22% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9214 8962
Average daily rate £420 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 184 189
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.15 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +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 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -93 47 £430 +11.68% 37
South East -31 18 £450 +52.54% 17
East of England +20 14 £350 -6.66% 7
South West +10 13 £350 -12.50% 8
East Midlands +8 13 £456 +40.38% 3
West Midlands -13 10 £525 +46.34% 5
North West -29 6 £325 -3.70% 14
Yorkshire -9 3 - - 2
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 231 (93.52%) .NET
2 229 (92.71%) C#
3 168 (68.02%) SQL Server
4 149 (60.32%) MVC
5 139 (56.28%) JavaScript
6 132 (53.44%) ASP.NET
7 120 (48.58%) .NET Framework
8 118 (47.77%) jQuery
8 118 (47.77%) SQL
9 115 (46.56%) HTML
10 111 (44.94%) Entity Framework
11 87 (35.22%) ASP.NET MVC
12 86 (34.82%) Microsoft
13 85 (34.41%) CSS
14 84 (34.01%) WCF
15 74 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
16 73 (29.55%) AngularJS
17 71 (28.74%) TDD
18 68 (27.53%) T-SQL
19 67 (27.13%) Visual Studio
20 64 (25.91%) Team Foundation Server
20 64 (25.91%) HTML5
21 54 (21.86%) WPF
22 53 (21.46%) Windows
23 48 (19.43%) XML
24 46 (18.62%) Ajax
25 42 (17.00%) Web Services
26 41 (16.60%) BDD
27 40 (16.19%) Git (software)
27 40 (16.19%) NUnit

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 27 (10.93%) IIS
2 15 (6.07%) Node.js
3 12 (4.86%) CMS
3 12 (4.86%) SharePoint
4 11 (4.45%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (2.83%) Umbraco
6 5 (2.02%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.21%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.21%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.81%) Kentico
8 2 (0.81%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.40%) Apache
9 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.40%) JBoss
9 1 (0.40%) nginx
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.62%) Endur
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) RMDS
3 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.02%) SaaS
3 4 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.40%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.67%) HTTP
2 8 (3.24%) DNS
2 8 (3.24%) SSL
3 5 (2.02%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.21%) SMTP
4 3 (1.21%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.81%) CTI
5 2 (0.81%) DVB
5 2 (0.81%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (68.02%) SQL Server
2 36 (14.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (9.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (6.07%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.45%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (3.64%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (2.43%) Big Data
9 6 (2.43%) HBase
10 3 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.81%) Biml
11 2 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.81%) MySQL
11 2 (0.81%) Power BI
11 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 67 (27.13%) Visual Studio
2 64 (25.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (16.19%) Git (software)
3 40 (16.19%) NUnit
4 18 (7.29%) Selenium
4 18 (7.29%) TeamCity
5 14 (5.67%) git-flow
5 14 (5.67%) jspm
6 13 (5.26%) MSBuild
7 12 (4.86%) Moq
7 12 (4.86%) SpecFlow
8 11 (4.45%) Subversion
9 10 (4.05%) Jasmine
10 9 (3.64%) NSubstitute
11 8 (3.24%) NCrunch
11 8 (3.24%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (2.02%) Fiddler
12 5 (2.02%) JIRA
13 4 (1.62%) CruiseControl
13 4 (1.62%) FitNesse
General
1 18 (7.29%) Finance
2 12 (4.86%) Banking
3 9 (3.64%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.24%) Front Office
5 7 (2.83%) Advertising
6 5 (2.02%) Back Office
6 5 (2.02%) Local Government
7 3 (1.21%) Retail
7 3 (1.21%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.81%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.81%) Games
9 1 (0.40%) French Language
9 1 (0.40%) Marketing
9 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 200 (80.97%) Developer
2 135 (54.66%) .NET Developer
3 85 (34.41%) C# Developer
4 57 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 50 (20.24%) ASP.NET Developer
6 36 (14.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 31 (12.55%) Senior Developer
8 30 (12.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 23 (9.31%) SQL Developer
10 20 (8.10%) Senior .NET Developer
11 19 (7.69%) Applications Developer
12 18 (7.29%) Software Developer
13 14 (5.67%) Web Developer
14 13 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
15 12 (4.86%) Senior C# Developer
15 12 (4.86%) WPF Developer
16 11 (4.45%) .NET Software Developer
16 11 (4.45%) Software Engineer
16 11 (4.45%) SQL Server Developer
17 9 (3.64%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (93.52%) .NET
2 132 (53.44%) ASP.NET
3 120 (48.58%) .NET Framework
4 118 (47.77%) jQuery
5 115 (46.56%) HTML
6 111 (44.94%) Entity Framework
7 87 (35.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 85 (34.41%) CSS
9 84 (34.01%) WCF
10 73 (29.55%) AngularJS
11 64 (25.91%) HTML5
12 54 (21.86%) WPF
13 48 (19.43%) XML
14 46 (18.62%) Ajax
15 42 (17.00%) Web Services
16 33 (13.36%) ADO.NET
17 31 (12.55%) WinForms
18 29 (11.74%) JSON
18 29 (11.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 27 (10.93%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.07%) Mobile App
3 13 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 8 (3.24%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (2.83%) Clustering
5 7 (2.83%) NHS
5 7 (2.83%) User Experience
6 5 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.62%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.62%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.62%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.21%) DTV
8 3 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.21%) Tandem
8 3 (1.21%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.81%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.81%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.81%) Equities
9 2 (0.81%) IPTV
9 2 (0.81%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 53 (21.46%) Windows
2 14 (5.67%) Windows 10
3 12 (4.86%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.45%) Android
5 10 (4.05%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) CentOS
6 1 (0.40%) Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Solaris
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (60.32%) MVC
2 74 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (28.74%) TDD
4 41 (16.60%) BDD
5 36 (14.57%) Web Development
6 35 (14.17%) Scrum
7 31 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (10.12%) Unit Testing
9 23 (9.31%) Multithreading
9 23 (9.31%) OO
10 19 (7.69%) SOLID
11 18 (7.29%) E-Commerce
11 18 (7.29%) MVVM
12 17 (6.88%) OOP
13 16 (6.48%) Software Engineering
14 15 (6.07%) Release Management
15 14 (5.67%) Dependency Injection
15 14 (5.67%) Mobile Development
15 14 (5.67%) Project Management
15 14 (5.67%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 229 (92.71%) C#
2 139 (56.28%) JavaScript
3 118 (47.77%) SQL
4 68 (27.53%) T-SQL
5 25 (10.12%) VB.NET
6 16 (6.48%) Java
7 14 (5.67%) TypeScript
8 12 (4.86%) XAML
9 11 (4.45%) ECMAScript
10 10 (4.05%) PHP
11 8 (3.24%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.02%) C++
12 5 (2.02%) Python
12 5 (2.02%) Ruby
13 3 (1.21%) VBScript
14 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.40%) C
15 1 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (5.26%) Degree
2 9 (3.64%) SC Cleared
2 9 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.21%) MCITP
3 3 (1.21%) MCTS
3 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.81%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.40%) EMIR
3 1 (0.40%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3 (1.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) Control-M
1 1 (0.40%) MOM
1 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 86 (34.82%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.69%) Oracle
3 10 (4.05%) Twitter
3 10 (4.05%) Xamarin
4 8 (3.24%) Telerik
5 6 (2.43%) Apple
5 6 (2.43%) RedGate
6 5 (2.02%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.81%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.40%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.40%) Perforce
8 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.40%) SAP
8 1 (0.40%) TIBCO
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