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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 469 505 456
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -49
Contract jobs citing LINQ 142 113 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.22% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.99% 0.76% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 71 113
Median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £11.10 £41.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.41% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.10 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-75.33% -
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
14287 14850 14183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.25% 29.32% 26.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9928 10404 9815
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 241 160
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.49 £20.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -18 43 £425 -5.55% 32
South East +53 40 £375 -16.66% 15
South West +30 22 £330 -8.96% 3
East of England +13 15 £343 +5.38% 11
East Midlands -11 6 £275 -15.38% 5
Yorkshire +24 5 £400 +25.00% 7
North West +5 5 £325 -4.41% 18
North East -31 4 £360 +10.76%
West Midlands -13 2 £400 +18.51% 6
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LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 261 (98.49%) .NET
2 255 (96.23%) C#
3 203 (76.60%) SQL Server
4 164 (61.89%) MVC
5 161 (60.75%) SQL
6 158 (59.62%) ASP.NET
7 157 (59.25%) JavaScript
8 146 (55.09%) HTML
9 138 (52.08%) CSS
10 118 (44.53%) .NET Framework
11 116 (43.77%) jQuery
12 114 (43.02%) Team Foundation Server
13 113 (42.64%) XML
14 102 (38.49%) Agile Software Development
15 99 (37.36%) Entity Framework
16 89 (33.58%) WCF
17 79 (29.81%) Microsoft
18 72 (27.17%) HTML5
19 71 (26.79%) TDD
20 70 (26.42%) VB.NET
21 67 (25.28%) T-SQL
22 64 (24.15%) AngularJS
23 63 (23.77%) OOP
24 61 (23.02%) Web Services
24 61 (23.02%) LINQ to SQL
25 57 (21.51%) Ajax
25 57 (21.51%) ASP.NET MVC
25 57 (21.51%) WPF
26 56 (21.13%) Visual Studio
27 52 (19.62%) IIS

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 52 (19.62%) IIS
2 34 (12.83%) CMS
3 33 (12.45%) SharePoint
4 30 (11.32%) Sitecore CMS
5 12 (4.53%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.02%) Confluence
7 4 (1.51%) Apache
7 4 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.51%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.75%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.38%) EPiServer CMS
9 1 (0.38%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 16 (6.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.13%) MS Office
3 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.64%) Boomi
4 4 (1.51%) GitHub
5 2 (0.75%) Office 365
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.02%) HTTP
2 5 (1.89%) SMS
3 3 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.38%) Internet
4 1 (0.38%) Intranet
4 1 (0.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (76.60%) SQL Server
2 42 (15.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 40 (15.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (10.94%) MongoDB
5 14 (5.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (4.91%) NoSQL
7 12 (4.53%) Couchbase
8 10 (3.77%) Relational Database
9 8 (3.02%) MS Access
10 7 (2.64%) DB2
10 7 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.89%) Qlik Sense
12 4 (1.51%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.51%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.51%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.75%) MySQL
13 2 (0.75%) QlikView
13 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
14 1 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 1 (0.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 114 (43.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 56 (21.13%) Visual Studio
3 43 (16.23%) Git (software)
4 16 (6.04%) NUnit
5 15 (5.66%) JIRA
5 15 (5.66%) Subversion
6 11 (4.15%) TeamCity
7 10 (3.77%) Bower
7 10 (3.77%) Protractor
8 9 (3.40%) gulp
8 9 (3.40%) Karma Test Runner
8 9 (3.40%) Mocha
8 9 (3.40%) Sinon.JS
9 6 (2.26%) Moq
9 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (1.89%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.89%) JSUnit
10 5 (1.89%) ReSharper
11 4 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (1.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 35 (13.21%) Finance
2 28 (10.57%) Advertising
3 7 (2.64%) Financial Institution
3 7 (2.64%) Marketing
3 7 (2.64%) Retail
4 6 (2.26%) Front Office
5 5 (1.89%) Banking
6 2 (0.75%) Back Office
6 2 (0.75%) Billing
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 250 (94.34%) Developer
2 175 (66.04%) .NET Developer
3 79 (29.81%) C# Developer
4 61 (23.02%) C# .NET Developer
5 31 (11.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 30 (11.32%) Sitecore Developer
6 30 (11.32%) SQL Developer
7 27 (10.19%) ASP.NET Developer
8 22 (8.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 20 (7.55%) Senior Developer
10 18 (6.79%) HTML Developer
11 17 (6.42%) Senior .NET Developer
11 17 (6.42%) Web Developer
12 14 (5.28%) .NET Web Developer
12 14 (5.28%) Angular Developer
12 14 (5.28%) CMS Developer
13 11 (4.15%) Full Stack Developer
14 10 (3.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 10 (3.77%) Microsoft Developer
15 9 (3.40%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (98.49%) .NET
2 158 (59.62%) ASP.NET
3 146 (55.09%) HTML
4 138 (52.08%) CSS
5 118 (44.53%) .NET Framework
6 116 (43.77%) jQuery
7 113 (42.64%) XML
8 99 (37.36%) Entity Framework
9 89 (33.58%) WCF
10 72 (27.17%) HTML5
11 64 (24.15%) AngularJS
12 61 (23.02%) LINQ to SQL
12 61 (23.02%) Web Services
13 57 (21.51%) Ajax
13 57 (21.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 57 (21.51%) WPF
14 50 (18.87%) JSON
15 49 (18.49%) ASP.NET Web API
16 41 (15.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 39 (14.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.23%) N-Tier
2 16 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.04%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.53%) Algorithms
3 12 (4.53%) User Experience
4 11 (4.15%) Mathematics
5 8 (3.02%) Equities
6 7 (2.64%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.51%) Clustering
9 3 (1.13%) Contactless
9 3 (1.13%) EMV
9 3 (1.13%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (1.13%) Physics
10 2 (0.75%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.34%) Windows
2 10 (3.77%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.13%) Android
3 3 (1.13%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.75%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.38%) CentOS
5 1 (0.38%) Linux
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (61.89%) MVC
2 102 (38.49%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (26.79%) TDD
4 63 (23.77%) OOP
5 51 (19.25%) Scrum
6 39 (14.72%) OWASP
7 33 (12.45%) Secure Coding
8 31 (11.70%) Web Development
9 29 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (10.19%) OO
11 25 (9.43%) BDD
11 25 (9.43%) Unit Testing
12 24 (9.06%) Content Management
13 23 (8.68%) Multithreading
14 20 (7.55%) SOLID
15 16 (6.04%) Kanban
15 16 (6.04%) Multithreaded Programming
16 13 (4.91%) Software Engineering
17 12 (4.53%) Concurrent Programming
17 12 (4.53%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 255 (96.23%) C#
2 161 (60.75%) SQL
3 157 (59.25%) JavaScript
4 70 (26.42%) VB.NET
5 67 (25.28%) T-SQL
6 11 (4.15%) VBA
7 8 (3.02%) XAML
8 6 (2.26%) VBScript
9 4 (1.51%) Java
9 4 (1.51%) VB
10 3 (1.13%) VB6
11 2 (0.75%) C
11 2 (0.75%) C++
11 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.75%) Python
11 2 (0.75%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.38%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.38%) Ruby
12 1 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (8.30%) Degree
2 11 (4.15%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.38%) MCSD
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.02%) QA
2 5 (1.89%) Basel III
2 5 (1.89%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.38%) MISRA
3 1 (0.38%) MISRA C
System Software
1 9 (3.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.13%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 79 (29.81%) Microsoft
2 35 (13.21%) Sitecore
3 8 (3.02%) Twitter
4 7 (2.64%) Dell
5 6 (2.26%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.26%) Oracle
5 6 (2.26%) RedGate
5 6 (2.26%) Telerik
6 4 (1.51%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.75%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.38%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.38%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.38%) OpenText
8 1 (0.38%) Perforce
8 1 (0.38%) RedDot
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