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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 436 344 254
Rank change year-on-year
-92 -90
Contract jobs citing LINQ 154 229 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.48% 0.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.13% 1.73% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 158 224
Average daily rate
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£351 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 11
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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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
13643 13237 12969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.05% 28.03% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9476 8669 8249
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 272 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.60 £16.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 -40 61 £450 -10.00% 30
North West -3 27 £325 +13.53% 14
South East -46 22 £338 +10.65% 19
East of England -14 19 £375 +50.00% 18
South West -19 10 £375 +28.20% 10
East Midlands 0 7 £300 -30.23% 4
Yorkshire -9 7 £300 +17.07% 5
West Midlands -16 2 £220 -26.66% 4
North East -26 1 £275 -8.33% 4
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 330 (95.10%) C#
2 323 (93.08%) .NET
3 259 (74.64%) ASP.NET
4 249 (71.76%) SQL Server
5 214 (61.67%) MVC
6 196 (56.48%) SQL
7 195 (56.20%) JavaScript
8 186 (53.60%) .NET Framework
9 177 (51.01%) HTML
10 171 (49.28%) CSS
11 170 (48.99%) WCF
12 164 (47.26%) ASP.NET MVC
13 150 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
14 145 (41.79%) jQuery
15 143 (41.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 104 (29.97%) TDD
16 104 (29.97%) Visual Studio
17 101 (29.11%) T-SQL
18 100 (28.82%) Microsoft
19 92 (26.51%) XML
20 86 (24.78%) Web Services
21 85 (24.50%) SQL Server 2008
22 83 (23.92%) Ajax
23 78 (22.48%) Scrum
24 67 (19.31%) Razor View Engine
25 63 (18.16%) WPF
26 62 (17.87%) OO
27 58 (16.71%) Team Foundation Server
28 54 (15.56%) Finance
29 53 (15.27%) HTML5

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (8.93%) IIS
2 27 (7.78%) CMS
3 14 (4.03%) Node.js
4 13 (3.75%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.46%) Sitecore CMS
6 8 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.73%) NServiceBus
8 5 (1.44%) Apache
8 5 (1.44%) Kentico
8 5 (1.44%) EPiServer CMS
8 5 (1.44%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.15%) Orchard CMS
9 4 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.15%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.86%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.29%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.29%) DNN
Applications
1 27 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.59%) MS Office
3 4 (1.15%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.86%) Office 365
4 2 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.03%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.44%) Internet
3 3 (0.86%) DNS
4 2 (0.58%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.58%) SSL
4 2 (0.58%) HTTP
5 1 (0.29%) SAN
5 1 (0.29%) Intranet
5 1 (0.29%) CTI
5 1 (0.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (71.76%) SQL Server
2 85 (24.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (13.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (6.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (3.75%) DTS
8 10 (2.88%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.59%) Oracle Database
10 8 (2.31%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.44%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.44%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.15%) RavenDB
12 4 (1.15%) Big Data
12 4 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.86%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.86%) MySQL
13 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.58%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 104 (29.97%) Visual Studio
2 58 (16.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (14.12%) NUnit
4 24 (6.92%) Moq
5 21 (6.05%) SpecFlow
6 20 (5.76%) JIRA
7 19 (5.48%) Selenium
8 16 (4.61%) StyleCop
8 16 (4.61%) ReSharper
9 15 (4.32%) MSTest
9 15 (4.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 14 (4.03%) Git (software)
11 12 (3.46%) Rhino Mocks
12 10 (2.88%) Subversion
13 8 (2.31%) FxCop
14 6 (1.73%) Jenkins
15 5 (1.44%) TeamCity
16 4 (1.15%) Mercurial
16 4 (1.15%) MSBuild
17 3 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 54 (15.56%) Finance
2 28 (8.07%) Retail
3 23 (6.63%) Banking
4 18 (5.19%) Front Office
5 8 (2.31%) Back Office
6 6 (1.73%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.44%) Marketing
8 4 (1.15%) Legal
9 3 (0.86%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 310 (89.34%) Developer
2 201 (57.93%) .NET Developer
3 112 (32.28%) C# Developer
4 80 (23.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 75 (21.61%) ASP.NET Developer
6 57 (16.43%) Web Developer
7 47 (13.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 38 (10.95%) Senior Developer
9 33 (9.51%) .NET Web Developer
10 24 (6.92%) C# Web Developer
11 18 (5.19%) Senior C# Developer
12 16 (4.61%) WPF Developer
12 16 (4.61%) JavaScript Developer
13 15 (4.32%) Senior .NET Developer
14 13 (3.75%) Agile .NET Developer
15 12 (3.46%) Analyst
16 11 (3.17%) Software Developer
17 10 (2.88%) Designer
17 10 (2.88%) Architect
18 9 (2.59%) .NET Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (93.08%) .NET
2 259 (74.64%) ASP.NET
3 186 (53.60%) .NET Framework
4 177 (51.01%) HTML
5 171 (49.28%) CSS
6 170 (48.99%) WCF
7 164 (47.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 145 (41.79%) jQuery
9 143 (41.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 92 (26.51%) XML
11 86 (24.78%) Web Services
12 83 (23.92%) Ajax
13 67 (19.31%) Razor View Engine
14 63 (18.16%) WPF
15 53 (15.27%) HTML5
16 46 (13.26%) CSS3
17 34 (9.80%) KnockoutJS
17 34 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 33 (9.51%) XSLT
19 29 (8.36%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.34%) Inversion of Control
3 15 (4.32%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.46%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.46%) Derivative
5 10 (2.88%) Data Structures
5 10 (2.88%) Mainframe
5 10 (2.88%) IBM Mainframe
6 9 (2.59%) Mathematics
7 8 (2.31%) User Experience
8 7 (2.02%) Equity Derivative
8 7 (2.02%) Equities
8 7 (2.02%) Fixed Income
8 7 (2.02%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.73%) Open Source
9 6 (1.73%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.73%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.44%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.15%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.80%) Windows
2 6 (1.73%) Android
3 3 (0.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
4 2 (0.58%) Linux
4 2 (0.58%) UNIX
4 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (61.67%) MVC
2 150 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (29.97%) TDD
4 78 (22.48%) Scrum
5 62 (17.87%) OO
6 48 (13.83%) Web Development
7 38 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (9.51%) E-Commerce
9 32 (9.22%) Unit Testing
9 32 (9.22%) Dependency Injection
10 31 (8.93%) BDD
11 26 (7.49%) MVVM
12 23 (6.63%) OOD
13 21 (6.05%) SOA
13 21 (6.05%) OOP
14 20 (5.76%) Workflow
15 18 (5.19%) CRM
16 15 (4.32%) Multithreading
17 13 (3.75%) Software Engineering
18 12 (3.46%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 330 (95.10%) C#
2 196 (56.48%) SQL
3 195 (56.20%) JavaScript
4 101 (29.11%) T-SQL
5 30 (8.65%) VB.NET
6 14 (4.03%) XAML
7 13 (3.75%) PL/SQL
8 12 (3.46%) VBScript
9 11 (3.17%) Java
10 8 (2.31%) C++
10 8 (2.31%) VB
11 7 (2.02%) Ruby
12 5 (1.44%) Python
12 5 (1.44%) XPath
12 5 (1.44%) Groovy
13 3 (0.86%) PHP
13 3 (0.86%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.58%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.58%) R
14 2 (0.58%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 30 (8.65%) Degree
2 8 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.58%) MCITP
3 2 (0.58%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.75%) QA
2 3 (0.86%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.86%) SLA
2 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.29%) HL7
3 1 (0.29%) EMIR
3 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 100 (28.82%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.48%) Oracle
3 14 (4.03%) Sitecore
4 11 (3.17%) DevExpress
5 10 (2.88%) IBM
6 7 (2.02%) EPiServer
7 6 (1.73%) Ektron
7 6 (1.73%) Typemock
7 6 (1.73%) Twitter
7 6 (1.73%) Telerik
8 3 (0.86%) CA
9 2 (0.58%) Sencha
9 2 (0.58%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.58%) Nintex
9 2 (0.58%) Infragistics
9 2 (0.58%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.58%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.58%) Citrix
9 2 (0.58%) SAP
10 1 (0.29%) Cisco
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