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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 391 298 336
Rank change year-on-year
-93 +38
Contract jobs citing LINQ 191 291 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.61% 0.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.42% 2.19% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 213 145
Average daily rate
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£345 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £260 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £452 £542
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -21.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+32.81% +16.36%
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
13442 13306 11554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.32% 27.74% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8992 8932 7437
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 168 346
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £16.66 £17.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

LINQ Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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 -13 111 £375 -6.25% 41
South East -48 24 £295 -23.87% 24
North West -31 20 £338 -3.57% 23
East Midlands -17 10 £325 +25.00% 8
South West +11 7 £425 +28.78% 11
Yorkshire -16 7 £325 +35.41% 9
West Midlands -25 7 £373 +24.16% 7
East of England -21 5 £375 +11.11% 4
Midlands - 1 - -
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 342 (93.70%) C#
2 333 (91.23%) .NET
3 255 (69.86%) .NET Framework
4 234 (64.11%) SQL Server
5 224 (61.37%) ASP.NET
6 216 (59.18%) MVC
7 214 (58.63%) Entity Framework
8 209 (57.26%) JavaScript
9 203 (55.62%) WCF
10 200 (54.79%) SQL
11 187 (51.23%) Agile Software Development
12 185 (50.68%) jQuery
13 147 (40.27%) CSS
14 142 (38.90%) ASP.NET MVC
15 140 (38.36%) HTML
16 132 (36.16%) Microsoft
17 125 (34.25%) Visual Studio
18 123 (33.70%) TDD
19 117 (32.05%) Web Services
20 114 (31.23%) T-SQL
21 105 (28.77%) XML
22 103 (28.22%) Scrum
23 100 (27.40%) SQL Server 2008
24 92 (25.21%) Unit Testing
25 89 (24.38%) Ajax
26 88 (24.11%) OO
27 75 (20.55%) Team Foundation Server
28 60 (16.44%) WPF
29 59 (16.16%) Razor View Engine
30 58 (15.89%) ASP.NET Web API

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 37 (10.14%) CMS
2 29 (7.95%) IIS
3 23 (6.30%) Sitecore CMS
4 21 (5.75%) SharePoint
5 20 (5.48%) Umbraco
6 19 (5.21%) Kentico
7 8 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.92%) Node.js
9 6 (1.64%) Apache
10 5 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.10%) EPiServer CMS
12 3 (0.82%) Sitefinity
12 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.55%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.55%) Confluence
13 2 (0.55%) Orchard CMS
14 1 (0.27%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.27%) Immediacy CMS
14 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (10.41%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.37%) MS Office
3 3 (0.82%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.82%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.55%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (7.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 47 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.55%) SaaS
3 2 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.38%) Internet
2 4 (1.10%) HTTP
3 2 (0.55%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.55%) SSL
3 2 (0.55%) DNS
3 2 (0.55%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.27%) Firewall
4 1 (0.27%) Intranet
4 1 (0.27%) ATM
4 1 (0.27%) SMTP
4 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (64.11%) SQL Server
2 100 (27.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (13.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (7.67%) Relational Database
5 17 (4.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (3.84%) MySQL
8 12 (3.29%) Oracle Database
9 11 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (2.74%) RavenDB
11 7 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (1.37%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (1.37%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.10%) DTS
13 4 (1.10%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.82%) SQLite
14 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
16 1 (0.27%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 125 (34.25%) Visual Studio
2 75 (20.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (9.32%) ReSharper
4 29 (7.95%) NUnit
5 23 (6.30%) Git (software)
6 22 (6.03%) Subversion
7 14 (3.84%) Moq
7 14 (3.84%) StyleCop
8 12 (3.29%) JIRA
9 11 (3.01%) MSTest
10 8 (2.19%) SpecFlow
10 8 (2.19%) MSBuild
11 6 (1.64%) Selenium
11 6 (1.64%) Rhino Mocks
11 6 (1.64%) Jenkins
11 6 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (1.37%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (0.82%) WiX
14 3 (0.82%) FxCop
General
1 36 (9.86%) Finance
2 21 (5.75%) Front Office
3 17 (4.66%) Banking
4 16 (4.38%) Back Office
5 12 (3.29%) Investment Banking
6 11 (3.01%) Retail
6 11 (3.01%) Financial Institution
7 8 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.37%) Local Government
8 5 (1.37%) Legal
9 3 (0.82%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 331 (90.68%) Developer
2 172 (47.12%) .NET Developer
3 113 (30.96%) C# Developer
4 70 (19.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 44 (12.05%) ASP.NET Developer
6 42 (11.51%) Web Developer
7 41 (11.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 38 (10.41%) Senior Developer
9 19 (5.21%) Microsoft Developer
10 14 (3.84%) Senior .NET Developer
10 14 (3.84%) Analyst
10 14 (3.84%) Software Developer
11 13 (3.56%) .NET Web Developer
12 11 (3.01%) CRM Developer
13 10 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 10 (2.74%) AWS Developer
14 9 (2.47%) Front-End Developer
14 9 (2.47%) Programmer
15 8 (2.19%) C# Web Developer
16 7 (1.92%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 333 (91.23%) .NET
2 255 (69.86%) .NET Framework
3 224 (61.37%) ASP.NET
4 214 (58.63%) Entity Framework
5 203 (55.62%) WCF
6 185 (50.68%) jQuery
7 147 (40.27%) CSS
8 142 (38.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 140 (38.36%) HTML
10 117 (32.05%) Web Services
11 105 (28.77%) XML
12 89 (24.38%) Ajax
13 60 (16.44%) WPF
14 59 (16.16%) Razor View Engine
15 58 (15.89%) ASP.NET Web API
16 54 (14.79%) AngularJS
17 51 (13.97%) HTML5
18 45 (12.33%) SOAP
19 43 (11.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 41 (11.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.93%) N-Tier
2 14 (3.84%) Inversion of Control
2 14 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.56%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.01%) Derivative
5 7 (1.92%) Equity Derivative
5 7 (1.92%) Mathematics
6 6 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.64%) Physics
7 5 (1.37%) User Experience
7 5 (1.37%) Open Source
7 5 (1.37%) Equities
7 5 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.55%) NHS
9 2 (0.55%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.55%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.55%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.55%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.77%) Windows
2 5 (1.37%) Linux
3 4 (1.10%) UNIX
3 4 (1.10%) Android
3 4 (1.10%) Windows 8
4 2 (0.55%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (59.18%) MVC
2 187 (51.23%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (33.70%) TDD
4 103 (28.22%) Scrum
5 92 (25.21%) Unit Testing
6 88 (24.11%) OO
7 49 (13.42%) BDD
8 38 (10.41%) E-Commerce
9 37 (10.14%) OOD
10 34 (9.32%) Web Development
10 34 (9.32%) OOP
10 34 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (8.49%) CRM
12 30 (8.22%) Mentoring
13 29 (7.95%) SOA
14 19 (5.21%) Dependency Injection
15 18 (4.93%) Pair Programming
16 15 (4.11%) Workflow
17 14 (3.84%) Waterfall
18 13 (3.56%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 342 (93.70%) C#
2 209 (57.26%) JavaScript
3 200 (54.79%) SQL
4 114 (31.23%) T-SQL
5 20 (5.48%) Java
6 18 (4.93%) VB.NET
7 9 (2.47%) XAML
8 7 (1.92%) C++
8 7 (1.92%) PHP
9 6 (1.64%) VBScript
10 5 (1.37%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.10%) VB
11 4 (1.10%) Python
11 4 (1.10%) Ruby
11 4 (1.10%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.82%) XPath
13 2 (0.55%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.55%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.27%) Lua
14 1 (0.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 30 (8.22%) Degree
2 20 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.47%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.37%) MCSD
6 4 (1.10%) MCAD
7 1 (0.27%) HND
7 1 (0.27%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.10%) QA
2 2 (0.55%) HL7
2 2 (0.55%) EMIR
2 2 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.27%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 132 (36.16%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.95%) Oracle
3 28 (7.67%) Sitecore
4 22 (6.03%) EPiServer
5 18 (4.93%) Telerik
6 8 (2.19%) DevExpress
7 6 (1.64%) Twitter
8 3 (0.82%) Ektron
8 3 (0.82%) VMware
8 3 (0.82%) TIBCO
8 3 (0.82%) IBM
9 2 (0.55%) SAP
9 2 (0.55%) HP
9 2 (0.55%) Infragistics
10 1 (0.27%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.27%) Reuters
10 1 (0.27%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.27%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.27%) Borland
10 1 (0.27%) Adobe
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
North Yorkshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago