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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 412 348 276
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -72
Contract jobs citing LINQ 171 223 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.47% 0.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.22% 1.64% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 172 206
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £241 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £21.50 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.16% -47.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £21.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+51.16% -46.25%
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
13982 13567 13324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.81% 28.53% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9637 8975 8250
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 258 325
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 £16.15 £17.04 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 November 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 November 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 -51 63 £400 -20.00% 24
South East -36 27 £319 +2.00% 26
East of England -1 26 £375 +60.42% 14
North West +2 24 £319 +6.25% 24
Yorkshire -12 10 £300 +9.09% 7
West Midlands -9 8 £300 - 4
East Midlands 0 7 £300 +9.09% 6
South West -30 7 £338 +8.87% 15
North East - - - - 5
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 337 (95.47%) C#
2 331 (93.77%) .NET
3 269 (76.20%) ASP.NET
4 244 (69.12%) SQL Server
5 224 (63.46%) MVC
6 185 (52.41%) SQL
6 185 (52.41%) JavaScript
7 175 (49.58%) .NET Framework
8 172 (48.73%) HTML
9 166 (47.03%) CSS
10 162 (45.89%) WCF
11 161 (45.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 147 (41.64%) Agile Software Development
13 142 (40.23%) jQuery
14 133 (37.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 106 (30.03%) TDD
16 102 (28.90%) Visual Studio
17 98 (27.76%) Microsoft
18 85 (24.08%) XML
18 85 (24.08%) T-SQL
19 81 (22.95%) Web Services
19 81 (22.95%) SQL Server 2008
20 75 (21.25%) Ajax
21 74 (20.96%) Scrum
22 66 (18.70%) WPF
23 61 (17.28%) Finance
23 61 (17.28%) Razor View Engine
24 59 (16.71%) HTML5
25 58 (16.43%) OO
26 51 (14.45%) Team Foundation Server

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 31 (8.78%) IIS
2 27 (7.65%) CMS
3 12 (3.40%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.83%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (2.55%) Node.js
6 7 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.70%) NServiceBus
8 4 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.13%) Kentico
8 4 (1.13%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.85%) Orchard CMS
9 3 (0.85%) EPiServer CMS
9 3 (0.85%) Apache
9 3 (0.85%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.28%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.28%) Lync
Applications
1 28 (7.93%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.98%) MS Office
3 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.57%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.85%) Office 365
4 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.97%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.27%) Internet
3 4 (1.13%) Intranet
4 3 (0.85%) Extranet
4 3 (0.85%) DNS
5 2 (0.57%) SSL
5 2 (0.57%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.57%) HTTP
6 1 (0.28%) Network Security
6 1 (0.28%) SAN
6 1 (0.28%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (69.12%) SQL Server
2 81 (22.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (11.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (7.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (3.97%) DTS
8 11 (3.12%) Oracle Database
9 10 (2.83%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.70%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.70%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.42%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.13%) RavenDB
12 4 (1.13%) Big Data
13 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.85%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.85%) Couchbase
14 2 (0.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 102 (28.90%) Visual Studio
2 51 (14.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (14.16%) NUnit
4 21 (5.95%) SpecFlow
5 20 (5.67%) Moq
5 20 (5.67%) Selenium
6 18 (5.10%) ReSharper
7 15 (4.25%) JIRA
7 15 (4.25%) Git (software)
7 15 (4.25%) StyleCop
8 14 (3.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 12 (3.40%) MSTest
10 11 (3.12%) Rhino Mocks
11 10 (2.83%) Subversion
12 7 (1.98%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.98%) FxCop
13 6 (1.70%) Jenkins
14 5 (1.42%) Bower
15 3 (0.85%) MSBuild
15 3 (0.85%) Jasmine
General
1 61 (17.28%) Finance
2 27 (7.65%) Retail
3 25 (7.08%) Banking
4 15 (4.25%) Front Office
5 12 (3.40%) Back Office
6 8 (2.27%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.70%) Marketing
8 4 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.13%) Legal
9 3 (0.85%) Advertising
10 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.57%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 320 (90.65%) Developer
2 216 (61.19%) .NET Developer
3 116 (32.86%) C# Developer
4 90 (25.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 80 (22.66%) ASP.NET Developer
6 51 (14.45%) Web Developer
7 49 (13.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 44 (12.46%) Senior Developer
9 33 (9.35%) .NET Web Developer
10 22 (6.23%) C# Web Developer
11 21 (5.95%) Senior C# Developer
12 16 (4.53%) Senior .NET Developer
12 16 (4.53%) WPF Developer
13 15 (4.25%) Lead Developer
14 14 (3.97%) JavaScript Developer
15 12 (3.40%) Designer
16 11 (3.12%) Agile .NET Developer
17 10 (2.83%) .NET Designer
17 10 (2.83%) Software Developer
17 10 (2.83%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (93.77%) .NET
2 269 (76.20%) ASP.NET
3 175 (49.58%) .NET Framework
4 172 (48.73%) HTML
5 166 (47.03%) CSS
6 162 (45.89%) WCF
7 161 (45.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 142 (40.23%) jQuery
9 133 (37.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 85 (24.08%) XML
11 81 (22.95%) Web Services
12 75 (21.25%) Ajax
13 66 (18.70%) WPF
14 61 (17.28%) Razor View Engine
15 59 (16.71%) HTML5
16 49 (13.88%) CSS3
17 36 (10.20%) XSLT
18 35 (9.92%) KnockoutJS
19 32 (9.07%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 31 (8.78%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.38%) Inversion of Control
3 12 (3.40%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.40%) Data Structures
3 12 (3.40%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.12%) IBM Mainframe
4 11 (3.12%) Mainframe
4 11 (3.12%) Derivative
5 10 (2.83%) Mathematics
5 10 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (2.83%) Algorithms
5 10 (2.83%) User Experience
6 9 (2.55%) Fixed Income
7 8 (2.27%) Equity Derivative
8 7 (1.98%) Equities
9 6 (1.70%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.70%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.70%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.42%) Credit Derivative
10 5 (1.42%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 45 (12.75%) Windows
2 6 (1.70%) Android
3 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.85%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.28%) UNIX
6 1 (0.28%) Linux
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (63.46%) MVC
2 147 (41.64%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (30.03%) TDD
4 74 (20.96%) Scrum
5 58 (16.43%) OO
6 45 (12.75%) Web Development
7 42 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (11.33%) Unit Testing
9 35 (9.92%) E-Commerce
10 27 (7.65%) OOP
10 27 (7.65%) MVVM
11 26 (7.37%) Dependency Injection
11 26 (7.37%) BDD
12 24 (6.80%) Multithreading
13 20 (5.67%) CRM
14 19 (5.38%) OOD
14 19 (5.38%) SOA
15 17 (4.82%) Workflow
16 13 (3.68%) Software Engineering
17 12 (3.40%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 337 (95.47%) C#
2 185 (52.41%) JavaScript
2 185 (52.41%) SQL
3 85 (24.08%) T-SQL
4 29 (8.22%) VB.NET
5 15 (4.25%) PL/SQL
6 13 (3.68%) XAML
7 11 (3.12%) VBScript
8 9 (2.55%) VB
8 9 (2.55%) C++
9 8 (2.27%) Java
10 6 (1.70%) Ruby
11 5 (1.42%) Groovy
12 4 (1.13%) XPath
12 4 (1.13%) Python
13 3 (0.85%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.85%) PHP
13 3 (0.85%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.57%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.57%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (7.65%) Degree
2 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.57%) MCTS
3 2 (0.57%) MCITP
4 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.97%) QA
2 4 (1.13%) SLA
3 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.85%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.28%) HL7
4 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (1.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 98 (27.76%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.95%) Oracle
3 11 (3.12%) IBM
3 11 (3.12%) Sitecore
4 7 (1.98%) DevExpress
5 6 (1.70%) Typemock
5 6 (1.70%) RedDot
5 6 (1.70%) Telerik
6 5 (1.42%) Open Text
6 5 (1.42%) CA
6 5 (1.42%) Twitter
7 4 (1.13%) EPiServer
7 4 (1.13%) Ektron
8 3 (0.85%) SAP
8 3 (0.85%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.57%) Nintex
9 2 (0.57%) Citrix
9 2 (0.57%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.57%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.57%) Infragistics
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