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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
UK / England
Rank 474 470 421
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -49
Contract jobs citing LINQ 101 133 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.28% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.78% 0.97% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 94 124
Median daily rate £340 £360 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £574 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.10 £38.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.57% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.10 - -

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
13026 13752 12968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.48% 28.79% 27.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9123 9582 8672
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 236 177
Median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £59.33 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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
South East +49 41 £339 -28.68% 14
London -36 20 £383 -20.51% 29
West Midlands +10 13 £249 -17.00% 4
East of England -5 11 £325 -7.14% 5
South West +6 7 £350 - 3
Yorkshire +15 3 - - 5
East Midlands +1 3 - - 3
North West +13 2 £322 -1.60% 12
North East - 1 £483 - 2
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 234 (97.91%) C#
2 231 (96.65%) .NET
3 176 (73.64%) SQL Server
4 158 (66.11%) MVC
5 155 (64.85%) SQL
6 150 (62.76%) ASP.NET
7 143 (59.83%) .NET Framework
8 131 (54.81%) JavaScript
9 129 (53.97%) Entity Framework
10 110 (46.03%) HTML
10 110 (46.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 106 (44.35%) jQuery
12 99 (41.42%) CSS
13 98 (41.00%) XML
14 78 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
15 75 (31.38%) TDD
15 75 (31.38%) WCF
16 70 (29.29%) ASP.NET MVC
17 67 (28.03%) Microsoft
18 60 (25.10%) Web Services
18 60 (25.10%) LINQ to SQL
19 59 (24.69%) T-SQL
20 57 (23.85%) JSON
21 56 (23.43%) WPF
21 56 (23.43%) AngularJS
21 56 (23.43%) ASP.NET Web API
22 50 (20.92%) Git (software)
23 48 (20.08%) HTML5
24 47 (19.67%) VB.NET
24 47 (19.67%) Visual Studio

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 36 (15.06%) IIS
2 24 (10.04%) SharePoint
3 17 (7.11%) CMS
4 14 (5.86%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (2.93%) Confluence
6 5 (2.09%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.67%) Apache
8 2 (0.84%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.84%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.42%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.35%) Boomi
1 8 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.26%) GitHub
4 2 (0.84%) Office 365
5 1 (0.42%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.09%) HTTP
2 4 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.26%) SMS
4 1 (0.42%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (73.64%) SQL Server
2 37 (15.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (12.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (5.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (5.02%) MongoDB
5 12 (5.02%) Relational Database
6 11 (4.60%) NoSQL
7 9 (3.77%) MS Access
8 8 (3.35%) DB2
9 7 (2.93%) Couchbase
10 5 (2.09%) Qlik Sense
10 5 (2.09%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (1.67%) MySQL
11 4 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.26%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.84%) GIS
13 2 (0.84%) QlikView
13 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
14 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 110 (46.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 50 (20.92%) Git (software)
3 47 (19.67%) Visual Studio
4 17 (7.11%) ReSharper
5 16 (6.69%) JIRA
5 16 (6.69%) NUnit
6 13 (5.44%) Moq
6 13 (5.44%) TeamCity
7 12 (5.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 12 (5.02%) Subversion
8 11 (4.60%) MSBuild
9 6 (2.51%) Bower
9 6 (2.51%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (2.09%) FxCop
10 5 (2.09%) gulp
10 5 (2.09%) NuGet
10 5 (2.09%) StyleCop
11 4 (1.67%) Mercurial
11 4 (1.67%) Mocha
General
1 32 (13.39%) Finance
2 24 (10.04%) Advertising
3 7 (2.93%) Banking
4 6 (2.51%) Marketing
5 5 (2.09%) Front Office
6 4 (1.67%) Electronics
6 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.26%) Legal
7 3 (1.26%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.84%) Back Office
8 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.84%) Retail
9 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 215 (89.96%) Developer
2 154 (64.44%) .NET Developer
3 84 (35.15%) C# Developer
4 60 (25.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 35 (14.64%) SQL Developer
6 25 (10.46%) ASP.NET Developer
7 24 (10.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 22 (9.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 19 (7.95%) WPF Developer
10 18 (7.53%) Senior Developer
11 17 (7.11%) HTML Developer
11 17 (7.11%) Sitecore Developer
12 14 (5.86%) C# WPF Developer
13 13 (5.44%) Senior .NET Developer
14 12 (5.02%) Full Stack Developer
14 12 (5.02%) WCF Developer
15 11 (4.60%) .NET Web Developer
15 11 (4.60%) Web Developer
16 10 (4.18%) Programmer
17 9 (3.77%) Access Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (96.65%) .NET
2 150 (62.76%) ASP.NET
3 143 (59.83%) .NET Framework
4 129 (53.97%) Entity Framework
5 110 (46.03%) HTML
6 106 (44.35%) jQuery
7 99 (41.42%) CSS
8 98 (41.00%) XML
9 75 (31.38%) WCF
10 70 (29.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 60 (25.10%) LINQ to SQL
11 60 (25.10%) Web Services
12 57 (23.85%) JSON
13 56 (23.43%) AngularJS
13 56 (23.43%) ASP.NET Web API
13 56 (23.43%) WPF
14 48 (20.08%) HTML5
15 42 (17.57%) Ajax
16 36 (15.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 26 (10.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.30%) N-Tier
2 24 (10.04%) Algorithms
3 17 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.77%) Client/Server
5 8 (3.35%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.35%) User Experience
6 6 (2.51%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.51%) NHS
7 4 (1.67%) Contactless
7 4 (1.67%) EMV
8 3 (1.26%) Equities
9 2 (0.84%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.84%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.42%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.42%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.42%) Derivative
10 1 (0.42%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.42%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.42%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.62%) Windows
2 7 (2.93%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.09%) Android
4 3 (1.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.42%) CentOS
5 1 (0.42%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (66.11%) MVC
2 78 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (31.38%) TDD
4 39 (16.32%) Multithreading
5 36 (15.06%) OOP
6 32 (13.39%) Scrum
6 32 (13.39%) Unit Testing
7 31 (12.97%) Multithreaded Programming
8 30 (12.55%) Concurrent Programming
9 27 (11.30%) OO
10 26 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (10.04%) Web Development
12 21 (8.79%) OWASP
13 20 (8.37%) MVVM
14 19 (7.95%) Data Management
15 16 (6.69%) Secure Coding
16 15 (6.28%) BDD
17 14 (5.86%) Dependency Injection
18 12 (5.02%) Software Engineering
18 12 (5.02%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 234 (97.91%) C#
2 155 (64.85%) SQL
3 131 (54.81%) JavaScript
4 59 (24.69%) T-SQL
5 47 (19.67%) VB.NET
6 11 (4.60%) VBA
7 9 (3.77%) TypeScript
8 8 (3.35%) VBScript
9 4 (1.67%) VB
10 3 (1.26%) C++
10 3 (1.26%) Python
11 2 (0.84%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.84%) VB6
12 1 (0.42%) C
12 1 (0.42%) Java
12 1 (0.42%) PHP
12 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (5.44%) Degree
1 13 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.26%) CTC Cleared
2 3 (1.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.42%) HNC
3 1 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.42%) MCSD
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.09%) Basel III
1 5 (2.09%) CRD IV
2 4 (1.67%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.42%) EMIR
3 1 (0.42%) MISRA
3 1 (0.42%) MISRA C
System Software
1 4 (1.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 67 (28.03%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.95%) Sitecore
3 10 (4.18%) Oracle
4 8 (3.35%) Dell
4 8 (3.35%) Xamarin
5 6 (2.51%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.51%) Twitter
6 4 (1.67%) RedGate
7 3 (1.26%) Infragistics
7 3 (1.26%) SAP
7 3 (1.26%) Telerik
8 1 (0.42%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.42%) OpenText
8 1 (0.42%) RedDot
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