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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 406 338 297
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -41
Contract jobs citing LINQ 172 232 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.48% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.25% 1.72% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 170 179
Average daily rate
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£375 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +24.27%
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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
13812 13476 12888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.78% 28.14% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9443 8867 8294
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £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 211 194 319
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £21.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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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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 -4 112 £425 +21.42% 43
South East -46 14 £310 -12.98% 26
East of England -2 13 £338 +3.84% 9
North West -31 10 £325 - 22
East Midlands -6 9 £300 +15.38% 6
West Midlands -7 5 £300 - 3
South West -19 4 £350 +7.69% 10
Yorkshire -22 4 £328 +36.45% 7
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UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 356 (91.75%) C#
2 353 (90.98%) .NET
3 259 (66.75%) .NET Framework
4 234 (60.31%) ASP.NET
5 230 (59.28%) MVC
6 229 (59.02%) SQL Server
7 216 (55.67%) JavaScript
8 213 (54.90%) SQL
9 202 (52.06%) Entity Framework
10 199 (51.29%) WCF
11 189 (48.71%) jQuery
12 184 (47.42%) Agile Software Development
13 146 (37.63%) HTML
14 144 (37.11%) CSS
15 136 (35.05%) ASP.NET MVC
16 130 (33.51%) Microsoft
17 127 (32.73%) Visual Studio
18 114 (29.38%) TDD
19 113 (29.12%) Web Services
19 113 (29.12%) Unit Testing
20 109 (28.09%) T-SQL
21 106 (27.32%) XML
21 106 (27.32%) SQL Server 2008
22 100 (25.77%) Scrum
23 89 (22.94%) OO
24 84 (21.65%) Ajax
25 70 (18.04%) Team Foundation Server
26 66 (17.01%) ASP.NET Web API
27 65 (16.75%) AngularJS
27 65 (16.75%) WPF

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 41 (10.57%) IIS
2 34 (8.76%) CMS
3 24 (6.19%) SharePoint
4 20 (5.15%) Sitecore CMS
5 18 (4.64%) Umbraco
6 16 (4.12%) Kentico
7 7 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.55%) Node.js
9 4 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.77%) Sitefinity
10 3 (0.77%) Apache
11 2 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.52%) Confluence
12 1 (0.26%) Immediacy CMS
12 1 (0.26%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.26%) EPiServer CMS
12 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 39 (10.05%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.06%) MS Office
3 4 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.03%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.77%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.52%) MS Project
5 2 (0.52%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (6.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 42 (10.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.52%) SaaS
3 2 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.64%) Internet
2 7 (1.80%) HTTP
3 4 (1.03%) DNS
3 4 (1.03%) SSL
4 3 (0.77%) SMTP
5 2 (0.52%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.52%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.26%) ATM
6 1 (0.26%) GSM
6 1 (0.26%) CTI
6 1 (0.26%) Intranet
6 1 (0.26%) Network Security
6 1 (0.26%) SMPP
6 1 (0.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (59.02%) SQL Server
2 106 (27.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (10.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (7.22%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (3.61%) MySQL
7 13 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (3.09%) Oracle Database
9 11 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (2.06%) RavenDB
11 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (1.29%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.03%) DTS
13 4 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.03%) MongoDB
13 4 (1.03%) NoSQL
13 4 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.77%) MS Access
15 1 (0.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 127 (32.73%) Visual Studio
2 70 (18.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (9.54%) ReSharper
4 32 (8.25%) Subversion
5 25 (6.44%) NUnit
6 24 (6.19%) Git (software)
7 14 (3.61%) TeamCity
8 12 (3.09%) StyleCop
9 10 (2.58%) JIRA
10 8 (2.06%) Moq
11 7 (1.80%) MSTest
11 7 (1.80%) Selenium
12 6 (1.55%) SpecFlow
13 5 (1.29%) CruiseControl
13 5 (1.29%) MSBuild
14 4 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
14 4 (1.03%) Jenkins
14 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (1.03%) Rhino Mocks
15 3 (0.77%) SoapUI
General
1 56 (14.43%) Finance
2 30 (7.73%) Banking
3 22 (5.67%) Back Office
4 20 (5.15%) Front Office
5 14 (3.61%) Investment Banking
6 13 (3.35%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.58%) Legal
8 9 (2.32%) Financial Institution
9 8 (2.06%) Retail
10 5 (1.29%) Local Government
10 5 (1.29%) Law
11 2 (0.52%) Games
12 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.26%) Marketing
12 1 (0.26%) French Language
12 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.26%) Advertising
12 1 (0.26%) Publishing
12 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 354 (91.24%) Developer
2 180 (46.39%) .NET Developer
3 127 (32.73%) C# Developer
4 82 (21.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 51 (13.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 51 (13.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 46 (11.86%) Senior Developer
7 44 (11.34%) Web Developer
8 19 (4.90%) Software Developer
9 16 (4.12%) Microsoft Developer
10 14 (3.61%) Senior .NET Developer
10 14 (3.61%) .NET Web Developer
11 11 (2.84%) CRM Developer
12 10 (2.58%) AWS Developer
12 10 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 10 (2.58%) Analyst
13 9 (2.32%) C# Web Developer
14 8 (2.06%) Senior C# Developer
14 8 (2.06%) Software Engineer
14 8 (2.06%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 353 (90.98%) .NET
2 259 (66.75%) .NET Framework
3 234 (60.31%) ASP.NET
4 202 (52.06%) Entity Framework
5 199 (51.29%) WCF
6 189 (48.71%) jQuery
7 146 (37.63%) HTML
8 144 (37.11%) CSS
9 136 (35.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 113 (29.12%) Web Services
11 106 (27.32%) XML
12 84 (21.65%) Ajax
13 66 (17.01%) ASP.NET Web API
14 65 (16.75%) AngularJS
14 65 (16.75%) WPF
15 59 (15.21%) HTML5
16 49 (12.63%) JSON
17 48 (12.37%) Razor View Engine
18 42 (10.82%) SOAP
19 39 (10.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.15%) N-Tier
2 19 (4.90%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.84%) Mathematics
3 11 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.32%) Inversion of Control
5 8 (2.06%) Physics
5 8 (2.06%) Derivative
5 8 (2.06%) Equity Derivative
6 6 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.29%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.29%) User Experience
7 5 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.03%) Equities
9 3 (0.77%) W3C
9 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.52%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.52%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.52%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.26%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 48 (12.37%) Windows
2 7 (1.80%) Windows 8
3 5 (1.29%) Windows XP
4 4 (1.03%) Linux
4 4 (1.03%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.77%) UNIX
5 3 (0.77%) Android
5 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (59.28%) MVC
2 184 (47.42%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (29.38%) TDD
4 113 (29.12%) Unit Testing
5 100 (25.77%) Scrum
6 89 (22.94%) OO
7 42 (10.82%) BDD
8 37 (9.54%) E-Commerce
9 36 (9.28%) OOP
9 36 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (9.02%) Web Development
11 34 (8.76%) OOD
12 31 (7.99%) CRM
13 29 (7.47%) Mentoring
14 27 (6.96%) SDLC
15 25 (6.44%) SOA
16 20 (5.15%) Software Engineering
17 16 (4.12%) Pair Programming
18 15 (3.87%) Multithreading
19 13 (3.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 356 (91.75%) C#
2 216 (55.67%) JavaScript
3 213 (54.90%) SQL
4 109 (28.09%) T-SQL
5 18 (4.64%) Java
6 17 (4.38%) VB.NET
7 10 (2.58%) VBScript
7 10 (2.58%) C++
8 8 (2.06%) PHP
9 6 (1.55%) XAML
9 6 (1.55%) XPath
10 5 (1.29%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.03%) VB
11 4 (1.03%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.77%) Python
13 2 (0.52%) Ruby
13 2 (0.52%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.52%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.26%) VB6
14 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (9.54%) Degree
2 18 (4.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.32%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.80%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.29%) MCSD
6 4 (1.03%) MCAD
7 1 (0.26%) HND
7 1 (0.26%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.77%) HL7
2 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.52%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.26%) WCAG
3 1 (0.26%) EMIR
3 1 (0.26%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 7 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.77%) SCOM
Vendors
1 130 (33.51%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.44%) Oracle
3 24 (6.19%) Sitecore
4 17 (4.38%) EPiServer
5 16 (4.12%) Telerik
6 5 (1.29%) DevExpress
6 5 (1.29%) Twitter
7 4 (1.03%) Ektron
8 3 (0.77%) IBM
8 3 (0.77%) Sybase
8 3 (0.77%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.52%) SAP
9 2 (0.52%) HP
9 2 (0.52%) Infragistics
10 1 (0.26%) VMware
10 1 (0.26%) Borland
10 1 (0.26%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.26%) Adobe
10 1 (0.26%) Reuters
10 1 (0.26%) Bloomberg
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