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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 391 269 284
Rank change year-on-year
-122 +15
Contract jobs citing LINQ 182 329 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.69% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.28% 2.35% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 227 221
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £307 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.77% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £32.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -26.41%
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
14204 13991 14537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.92% 29.21% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9175 9166 9070
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 238 342
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 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
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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 -52 96 £350 -29.95% 42
South East -13 37 £314 -12.72% 45
North West -24 19 £338 +12.50% 29
East of England -24 9 £325 +8.33% 14
West Midlands -24 7 £300 - 12
Yorkshire -11 6 £270 -12.19% 8
South West -37 5 £306 - 11
East Midlands -8 1 £225 -18.18% 4
North East - - - - 2
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 453 (95.77%) C#
2 438 (92.60%) .NET
3 322 (68.08%) ASP.NET
4 301 (63.64%) SQL Server
5 275 (58.14%) MVC
6 232 (49.05%) WCF
7 229 (48.41%) JavaScript
8 224 (47.36%) CSS
9 219 (46.30%) HTML
10 205 (43.34%) .NET Framework
11 204 (43.13%) jQuery
12 192 (40.59%) SQL
13 166 (35.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 164 (34.67%) ASP.NET MVC
15 147 (31.08%) Visual Studio
16 129 (27.27%) Web Services
16 129 (27.27%) TDD
17 121 (25.58%) WPF
18 110 (23.26%) Ajax
19 109 (23.04%) Scrum
20 107 (22.62%) Microsoft
20 107 (22.62%) SQL Server 2008
21 104 (21.99%) XML
22 91 (19.24%) Agile Software Development
23 88 (18.60%) HTML5
24 84 (17.76%) T-SQL
25 82 (17.34%) Team Foundation Server
26 79 (16.70%) Windows
27 66 (13.95%) Web Development
28 63 (13.32%) Unit Testing

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 38 (8.03%) CMS
2 28 (5.92%) SharePoint
3 25 (5.29%) IIS
4 15 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (2.11%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (1.48%) Node.js
7 6 (1.27%) NServiceBus
8 5 (1.06%) Sitefinity
8 5 (1.06%) Kentico
9 4 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.42%) GemFire
10 2 (0.42%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.21%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.21%) Lync
Applications
1 30 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.33%) MS Office
3 5 (1.06%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.06%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.63%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (1.90%) Office 365
5 2 (0.42%) SaaS
6 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.90%) Internet
2 6 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.06%) Intranet
4 4 (0.85%) Extranet
4 4 (0.85%) Firewall
4 4 (0.85%) DMZ
4 4 (0.85%) LDAP
5 2 (0.42%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 107 (22.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (9.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 36 (7.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (6.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 28 (5.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (2.75%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.75%) Oracle Database
8 11 (2.33%) NoSQL
9 10 (2.11%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.90%) RavenDB
10 9 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.90%) DTS
11 8 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (1.69%) Couchbase
11 8 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 147 (31.08%) Visual Studio
2 82 (17.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (7.19%) NUnit
4 30 (6.34%) Git (software)
5 21 (4.44%) MSTest
6 18 (3.81%) SpecFlow
6 18 (3.81%) ReSharper
7 16 (3.38%) Subversion
8 12 (2.54%) TeamCity
9 11 (2.33%) Selenium
10 10 (2.11%) JIRA
10 10 (2.11%) StyleCop
11 9 (1.90%) Moq
11 9 (1.90%) Cucumber
12 8 (1.69%) Bower
12 8 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (1.48%) CruiseControl
14 6 (1.27%) MSBuild
14 6 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
15 5 (1.06%) Jenkins
General
1 61 (12.90%) Finance
2 45 (9.51%) Banking
3 29 (6.13%) Retail
4 19 (4.02%) Investment Banking
5 18 (3.81%) Front Office
6 12 (2.54%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.90%) Advertising
8 8 (1.69%) Back Office
9 7 (1.48%) Publishing
10 5 (1.06%) Legal
10 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.85%) Marketing
12 3 (0.63%) Electronics
13 2 (0.42%) Games
14 1 (0.21%) German Language
14 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 427 (90.27%) Developer
2 275 (58.14%) .NET Developer
3 170 (35.94%) C# Developer
4 124 (26.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 92 (19.45%) ASP.NET Developer
6 57 (12.05%) Senior Developer
7 55 (11.63%) Web Developer
7 55 (11.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 32 (6.77%) Software Engineer
8 32 (6.77%) .NET Web Developer
9 26 (5.50%) Senior .NET Developer
10 24 (5.07%) Senior C# Developer
11 21 (4.44%) Software Developer
12 18 (3.81%) WPF Developer
13 17 (3.59%) C# Web Developer
14 14 (2.96%) SQL Developer
15 12 (2.54%) Architect
16 11 (2.33%) Lead Developer
16 11 (2.33%) C# Software Engineer
17 10 (2.11%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 438 (92.60%) .NET
2 322 (68.08%) ASP.NET
3 232 (49.05%) WCF
4 224 (47.36%) CSS
5 219 (46.30%) HTML
6 205 (43.34%) .NET Framework
7 204 (43.13%) jQuery
8 166 (35.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 164 (34.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 129 (27.27%) Web Services
11 121 (25.58%) WPF
12 110 (23.26%) Ajax
13 104 (21.99%) XML
14 88 (18.60%) HTML5
15 56 (11.84%) CSS3
16 52 (10.99%) Razor View Engine
17 51 (10.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 44 (9.30%) JSON
19 43 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
20 40 (8.46%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 19 (4.02%) Derivative
2 12 (2.54%) N-Tier
3 11 (2.33%) Market Risk
4 10 (2.11%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.11%) Equity Derivative
5 9 (1.90%) Mainframe
5 9 (1.90%) IBM Mainframe
6 8 (1.69%) Inversion of Control
6 8 (1.69%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.48%) Credit Derivative
7 7 (1.48%) Data Integration
7 7 (1.48%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.27%) RIA
8 6 (1.27%) Smartcard
9 4 (0.85%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.85%) Grid Computing
9 4 (0.85%) CESG
9 4 (0.85%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 79 (16.70%) Windows
2 21 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.48%) Android
5 4 (0.85%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.42%) Linux
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (58.14%) MVC
2 129 (27.27%) TDD
3 109 (23.04%) Scrum
4 91 (19.24%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (13.95%) Web Development
6 63 (13.32%) Unit Testing
7 62 (13.11%) OO
8 55 (11.63%) OOP
8 55 (11.63%) Software Engineering
9 53 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (9.09%) Multithreading
11 37 (7.82%) E-Commerce
12 35 (7.40%) Content Management
13 31 (6.55%) SOA
13 31 (6.55%) MVVM
14 29 (6.13%) Dependency Injection
15 21 (4.44%) Migration
15 21 (4.44%) OOD
16 20 (4.23%) BDD
17 18 (3.81%) UML
Programming Languages
1 453 (95.77%) C#
2 229 (48.41%) JavaScript
3 192 (40.59%) SQL
4 84 (17.76%) T-SQL
5 32 (6.77%) VB.NET
6 23 (4.86%) XAML
7 18 (3.81%) VB
8 12 (2.54%) Python
9 11 (2.33%) PL/SQL
10 9 (1.90%) VB6
11 7 (1.48%) VBScript
12 6 (1.27%) C++
13 5 (1.06%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.85%) Bourne shell
14 4 (0.85%) PHP
15 3 (0.63%) C
15 3 (0.63%) Java
15 3 (0.63%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.42%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (5.71%) Degree
2 7 (1.48%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.27%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.63%) MBA
6 2 (0.42%) MCP
6 2 (0.42%) ISEB
7 1 (0.21%) MCAD
7 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.21%) MCITP
7 1 (0.21%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.75%) QA
2 2 (0.42%) Basel III
2 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.42%) SLA
2 2 (0.42%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.21%) EMIR
3 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 107 (22.62%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.07%) Oracle
3 14 (2.96%) Sitecore
4 9 (1.90%) DevExpress
4 9 (1.90%) IBM
5 7 (1.48%) CA
6 6 (1.27%) Ektron
6 6 (1.27%) RedDot
7 5 (1.06%) Telerik
7 5 (1.06%) Open Text
8 4 (0.85%) Sybase
8 4 (0.85%) Twitter
9 3 (0.63%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.63%) SAP
10 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.42%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.42%) DataSynapse
10 2 (0.42%) ION Trading
11 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.21%) Red Gate
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Loughton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrow
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £220 - £230 per day
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Posted: 6 days ago
East Sussex
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
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