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 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 506 475 428
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -47
Contract jobs citing LINQ 129 154 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.29% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.85% 1.02% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 115 119
Median daily rate £350 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £595 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £34.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -9.33%
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
15185 15118 14251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.16% 28.53% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10614 10371 9209
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £290 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 263 199
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.55 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.00 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +12.50%

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 25 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the England region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -63 41 £393 -7.64% 25
South East +20 30 £350 +12.90% 12
South West +24 16 £350 +7.69% 5
North West +17 13 £335 -2.54% 13
Yorkshire +10 9 £315 - 1
East Midlands 0 7 £313 +4.16% 5
West Midlands -33 7 £288 -4.16% 10
East of England 0 4 £413 +22.22% 2
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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.

1 236 (96.72%) C#
2 235 (96.31%) .NET
3 188 (77.05%) SQL Server
4 141 (57.79%) MVC
5 133 (54.51%) SQL
5 133 (54.51%) JavaScript
6 128 (52.46%) ASP.NET
7 123 (50.41%) HTML
8 113 (46.31%) jQuery
9 110 (45.08%) .NET Framework
10 108 (44.26%) CSS
11 94 (38.52%) Entity Framework
12 93 (38.11%) Team Foundation Server
13 90 (36.89%) WCF
14 79 (32.38%) TDD
14 79 (32.38%) XML
14 79 (32.38%) Microsoft
14 79 (32.38%) HTML5
15 76 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
16 70 (28.69%) AngularJS
17 64 (26.23%) Visual Studio
17 64 (26.23%) T-SQL
18 63 (25.82%) ASP.NET MVC
19 57 (23.36%) Web Services
20 49 (20.08%) WPF
21 47 (19.26%) OOP
21 47 (19.26%) Scrum
22 45 (18.44%) VB.NET
22 45 (18.44%) Windows
23 43 (17.62%) Ajax

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 35 (14.34%) CMS
2 33 (13.52%) IIS
3 28 (11.48%) SharePoint
4 21 (8.61%) BizTalk Server
4 21 (8.61%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (3.69%) EPiServer CMS
5 9 (3.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (3.28%) Umbraco
7 5 (2.05%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.82%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.41%) Confluence
10 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.41%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.64%) MS Office
3 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.23%) Endur
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.82%) Office 365
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.28%) HTTP
2 4 (1.64%) DMZ
2 4 (1.64%) Extranet
2 4 (1.64%) Intranet
3 2 (0.82%) SMS
4 1 (0.41%) DNS
4 1 (0.41%) SSL
4 1 (0.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (77.05%) SQL Server
2 40 (16.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 30 (12.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (7.79%) MongoDB
5 10 (4.10%) Relational Database
5 10 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.87%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.05%) Couchbase
8 5 (2.05%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.64%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.82%) Biml
11 2 (0.82%) MySQL
11 2 (0.82%) Power BI
11 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 93 (38.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 64 (26.23%) Visual Studio
3 35 (14.34%) Git (software)
4 29 (11.89%) NUnit
5 13 (5.33%) SpecFlow
6 12 (4.92%) TeamCity
7 11 (4.51%) Selenium
8 10 (4.10%) Moq
9 8 (3.28%) Subversion
10 7 (2.87%) git-flow
10 7 (2.87%) Jenkins
10 7 (2.87%) jspm
10 7 (2.87%) MSBuild
11 6 (2.46%) Protractor
12 5 (2.05%) Bower
12 5 (2.05%) gulp
12 5 (2.05%) Karma Test Runner
12 5 (2.05%) Mocha
12 5 (2.05%) Sinon.JS
13 4 (1.64%) JIRA
General
1 19 (7.79%) Finance
2 13 (5.33%) Advertising
3 9 (3.69%) Banking
4 6 (2.46%) Marketing
4 6 (2.46%) Retail
5 5 (2.05%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.64%) Law
6 4 (1.64%) Local Government
7 3 (1.23%) Front Office
8 2 (0.82%) Back Office
8 2 (0.82%) Billing
8 2 (0.82%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.41%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 229 (93.85%) Developer
2 152 (62.30%) .NET Developer
3 83 (34.02%) C# Developer
4 62 (25.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (13.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 31 (12.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 26 (10.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 24 (9.84%) Senior Developer
9 23 (9.43%) SQL Developer
10 19 (7.79%) CMS Developer
11 16 (6.56%) Senior .NET Developer
12 15 (6.15%) Sitecore Developer
13 12 (4.92%) Angular Developer
13 12 (4.92%) Software Developer
14 11 (4.51%) Agile .NET Developer
14 11 (4.51%) Agile Developer
14 11 (4.51%) Web Developer
15 10 (4.10%) SharePoint Developer
16 9 (3.69%) .NET Web Developer
16 9 (3.69%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (96.31%) .NET
2 128 (52.46%) ASP.NET
3 123 (50.41%) HTML
4 113 (46.31%) jQuery
5 110 (45.08%) .NET Framework
6 108 (44.26%) CSS
7 94 (38.52%) Entity Framework
8 90 (36.89%) WCF
9 79 (32.38%) HTML5
9 79 (32.38%) XML
10 70 (28.69%) AngularJS
11 63 (25.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 57 (23.36%) Web Services
13 49 (20.08%) WPF
14 43 (17.62%) Ajax
15 42 (17.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 41 (16.80%) ASP.NET Web API
17 30 (12.30%) JSON
17 30 (12.30%) LINQ to SQL
18 24 (9.84%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.66%) N-Tier
2 14 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.51%) User Experience
5 9 (3.69%) Mathematics
6 7 (2.87%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.46%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.46%) Equities
7 6 (2.46%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (2.05%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.64%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.64%) Clustering
10 3 (1.23%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.23%) Physics
10 3 (1.23%) Tandem
10 3 (1.23%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.82%) Data Extraction
12 1 (0.41%) Derivative
12 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (18.44%) Windows
2 8 (3.28%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.87%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.05%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.41%) Android
5 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (57.79%) MVC
2 79 (32.38%) TDD
3 76 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (19.26%) OOP
4 47 (19.26%) Scrum
5 36 (14.75%) BDD
6 31 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (10.66%) SOLID
7 26 (10.66%) Web Development
8 21 (8.61%) Unit Testing
9 20 (8.20%) Content Management
9 20 (8.20%) Kanban
10 19 (7.79%) OWASP
11 18 (7.38%) OO
11 18 (7.38%) Secure Coding
12 15 (6.15%) SDLC
13 14 (5.74%) Front End Development
13 14 (5.74%) MVVM
14 13 (5.33%) E-Commerce
15 12 (4.92%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 236 (96.72%) C#
2 133 (54.51%) JavaScript
2 133 (54.51%) SQL
3 64 (26.23%) T-SQL
4 45 (18.44%) VB.NET
5 11 (4.51%) XAML
6 9 (3.69%) Java
7 8 (3.28%) Python
8 7 (2.87%) TypeScript
9 6 (2.46%) PHP
9 6 (2.46%) Ruby
10 5 (2.05%) ECMAScript
10 5 (2.05%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.05%) VBScript
11 4 (1.64%) Perl
12 2 (0.82%) Delphi
13 1 (0.41%) C
13 1 (0.41%) C++
13 1 (0.41%) VB
13 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (6.97%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.56%) Degree
3 12 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.23%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.41%) MCITP
5 1 (0.41%) MCTS
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.87%) QA
2 3 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (4.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.23%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.41%) Control-M
2 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 79 (32.38%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.02%) Sitecore
3 13 (5.33%) Twitter
4 12 (4.92%) EPiServer
5 9 (3.69%) Oracle
6 8 (3.28%) RedGate
7 6 (2.46%) Telerik
8 4 (1.64%) Infragistics
9 3 (1.23%) Apple
9 3 (1.23%) Ektron
10 2 (0.82%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.82%) Perforce
10 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.41%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.41%) SAP
11 1 (0.41%) Xamarin
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