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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 449 376 281
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -95
Contract jobs citing LINQ 146 202 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.41% 0.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.01% 1.45% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 132 210
Average daily rate
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£375 £335 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +4.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 - £24.00
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
14407 13884 13497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.96% 28.13% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9862 9061 8749
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 204 264
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 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 31 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 31 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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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 -22 88 £425 +21.42% 36
East of England +10 19 £330 -0.37% 15
South East -25 15 £310 +2.90% 15
East Midlands +3 6 £300 +15.38% 6
West Midlands -3 6 £300 - 2
North West -39 5 £325 -3.70% 23
South West -16 3 £325 +0.38% 13
Yorkshire -28 3 £363 +39.42% 2
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 351 (92.37%) C#
2 347 (91.32%) .NET
3 251 (66.05%) .NET Framework
4 230 (60.53%) ASP.NET
5 224 (58.95%) MVC
6 222 (58.42%) SQL
7 221 (58.16%) SQL Server
8 200 (52.63%) JavaScript
9 191 (50.26%) Entity Framework
10 187 (49.21%) WCF
11 181 (47.63%) Agile Software Development
12 179 (47.11%) jQuery
13 133 (35.00%) HTML
14 131 (34.47%) ASP.NET MVC
15 126 (33.16%) CSS
16 125 (32.89%) Visual Studio
17 116 (30.53%) Microsoft
18 112 (29.47%) Unit Testing
19 111 (29.21%) SQL Server 2008
20 109 (28.68%) T-SQL
21 104 (27.37%) TDD
22 102 (26.84%) XML
23 98 (25.79%) Web Services
24 90 (23.68%) Scrum
25 89 (23.42%) OO
26 85 (22.37%) Ajax
27 75 (19.74%) Team Foundation Server
28 67 (17.63%) AngularJS
29 64 (16.84%) WPF
30 62 (16.32%) ASP.NET Web API

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (10.79%) IIS
2 31 (8.16%) CMS
3 25 (6.58%) SharePoint
4 17 (4.47%) Sitecore CMS
5 12 (3.16%) Umbraco
6 11 (2.89%) Kentico
6 11 (2.89%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.84%) Node.js
9 5 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.79%) Sitefinity
10 3 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.53%) Apache
11 2 (0.53%) 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 42 (11.05%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.11%) MS Office
3 4 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.05%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.53%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.53%) MS Project
5 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 21 (5.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.53%) Office 365
3 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.21%) Internet
2 7 (1.84%) HTTP
3 4 (1.05%) DNS
3 4 (1.05%) SSL
4 3 (0.79%) SMTP
5 2 (0.53%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.53%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.26%) ATM
6 1 (0.26%) GSM
6 1 (0.26%) CTI
6 1 (0.26%) Network Security
6 1 (0.26%) SMPP
6 1 (0.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (58.16%) SQL Server
2 111 (29.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (7.63%) Relational Database
5 16 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (3.68%) MySQL
7 12 (3.16%) Oracle Database
8 11 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (1.84%) RavenDB
10 6 (1.58%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (1.58%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.05%) DTS
11 4 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.05%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.79%) MS Access
12 3 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.79%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 125 (32.89%) Visual Studio
2 75 (19.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (10.26%) ReSharper
4 37 (9.74%) Subversion
5 25 (6.58%) Git (software)
6 22 (5.79%) NUnit
7 15 (3.95%) TeamCity
8 10 (2.63%) JIRA
9 8 (2.11%) StyleCop
10 7 (1.84%) MSBuild
10 7 (1.84%) CruiseControl
11 6 (1.58%) Selenium
11 6 (1.58%) SpecFlow
12 5 (1.32%) MSTest
13 4 (1.05%) Moq
13 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (0.79%) Fiddler
14 3 (0.79%) Xcode
14 3 (0.79%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 60 (15.79%) Finance
2 31 (8.16%) Banking
3 20 (5.26%) Back Office
4 18 (4.74%) Front Office
5 13 (3.42%) Investment Banking
6 12 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.63%) Legal
8 9 (2.37%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.84%) Retail
10 5 (1.32%) Local Government
11 4 (1.05%) Law
12 2 (0.53%) Games
12 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.26%) Marketing
13 1 (0.26%) French Language
13 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.26%) Advertising
13 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 343 (90.26%) Developer
2 176 (46.32%) .NET Developer
3 124 (32.63%) C# Developer
4 82 (21.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 51 (13.42%) Senior Developer
5 51 (13.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 47 (12.37%) ASP.NET Developer
7 41 (10.79%) Web Developer
8 16 (4.21%) Software Developer
8 16 (4.21%) Senior .NET Developer
9 14 (3.68%) .NET Web Developer
10 13 (3.42%) Software Engineer
11 12 (3.16%) Microsoft Developer
12 11 (2.89%) CRM Developer
13 10 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 10 (2.63%) Analyst
13 10 (2.63%) SQL Developer
14 9 (2.37%) Programmer
15 8 (2.11%) Senior C# Developer
15 8 (2.11%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (91.32%) .NET
2 251 (66.05%) .NET Framework
3 230 (60.53%) ASP.NET
4 191 (50.26%) Entity Framework
5 187 (49.21%) WCF
6 179 (47.11%) jQuery
7 133 (35.00%) HTML
8 131 (34.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 126 (33.16%) CSS
10 102 (26.84%) XML
11 98 (25.79%) Web Services
12 85 (22.37%) Ajax
13 67 (17.63%) AngularJS
14 64 (16.84%) WPF
15 62 (16.32%) ASP.NET Web API
16 52 (13.68%) HTML5
16 52 (13.68%) JSON
17 43 (11.32%) Razor View Engine
18 39 (10.26%) SOAP
19 37 (9.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.26%) N-Tier
1 20 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 12 (3.16%) Mathematics
3 11 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.37%) Inversion of Control
4 9 (2.37%) Physics
5 7 (1.84%) Derivative
5 7 (1.84%) Equity Derivative
5 7 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.32%) W3C
7 5 (1.32%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.05%) User Experience
9 3 (0.79%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.79%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.53%) Clustering
10 2 (0.53%) Equities
10 2 (0.53%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.53%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.53%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 50 (13.16%) Windows
2 6 (1.58%) Windows 8
3 5 (1.32%) Windows XP
3 5 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.05%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.05%) Android
5 3 (0.79%) Linux
5 3 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.53%) UNIX
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (58.95%) MVC
2 181 (47.63%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (29.47%) Unit Testing
4 104 (27.37%) TDD
5 90 (23.68%) Scrum
6 89 (23.42%) OO
7 38 (10.00%) OOP
7 38 (10.00%) Web Development
8 37 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (8.95%) BDD
10 31 (8.16%) E-Commerce
11 30 (7.89%) OOD
12 28 (7.37%) SOA
13 25 (6.58%) CRM
13 25 (6.58%) Software Engineering
14 24 (6.32%) Mentoring
14 24 (6.32%) SDLC
15 16 (4.21%) Multithreading
16 14 (3.68%) Workflow
16 14 (3.68%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 351 (92.37%) C#
2 222 (58.42%) SQL
3 200 (52.63%) JavaScript
4 109 (28.68%) T-SQL
5 15 (3.95%) Java
6 14 (3.68%) VB.NET
7 11 (2.89%) VBScript
8 10 (2.63%) C++
9 8 (2.11%) PHP
10 7 (1.84%) XAML
11 6 (1.58%) XPath
12 5 (1.32%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.05%) Bourne shell
13 4 (1.05%) Python
14 3 (0.79%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.53%) VB6
15 2 (0.53%) Ruby
15 2 (0.53%) VB
15 2 (0.53%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (10.00%) Degree
2 13 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.84%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.58%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.32%) MCSD
6 4 (1.05%) MCAD
7 1 (0.26%) HND
7 1 (0.26%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.05%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.79%) QA
2 3 (0.79%) HL7
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 (1.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.79%) SCOM
2 2 (0.53%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 116 (30.53%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.05%) Oracle
3 19 (5.00%) Sitecore
4 18 (4.74%) Telerik
5 13 (3.42%) EPiServer
6 5 (1.32%) Twitter
6 5 (1.32%) DevExpress
7 3 (0.79%) Ektron
7 3 (0.79%) Sybase
8 2 (0.53%) SAP
8 2 (0.53%) IBM
8 2 (0.53%) HP
8 2 (0.53%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.53%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.26%) Reuters
9 1 (0.26%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.26%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.26%) Perforce
9 1 (0.26%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.26%) Borland
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