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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 461 431 385
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -46
Contract jobs citing LINQ 119 149 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.32% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.88% 1.19% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 112 110
Average daily rate £369 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £500 £566
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £41.75 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.15 - £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
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
13578 12533 12024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.77% 27.19% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9532 8486 7716
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 175 248
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.93 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.37 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 70 £444 +4.41% 55
East of England 0 14 £350 -4.10% 8
West Midlands -9 8 £300 -15.78% 7
Yorkshire -3 7 £320 -1.53% 11
East Midlands -4 7 £330 - 6
South East -13 5 £425 +23.63% 28
South West -4 4 £350 -6.66% 14
North West -35 4 £314 +2.61% 16
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 210 (89.36%) C#
2 209 (88.94%) .NET
3 152 (64.68%) SQL Server
4 139 (59.15%) MVC
5 128 (54.47%) ASP.NET
6 123 (52.34%) JavaScript
7 121 (51.49%) SQL
8 120 (51.06%) .NET Framework
9 115 (48.94%) Entity Framework
10 104 (44.26%) HTML
11 98 (41.70%) WCF
12 97 (41.28%) jQuery
12 97 (41.28%) Agile Software Development
13 88 (37.45%) ASP.NET MVC
14 84 (35.74%) Microsoft
15 82 (34.89%) CSS
16 76 (32.34%) Visual Studio
17 73 (31.06%) TDD
18 60 (25.53%) AngularJS
19 57 (24.26%) Team Foundation Server
20 55 (23.40%) T-SQL
21 52 (22.13%) WPF
22 47 (20.00%) HTML5
23 46 (19.57%) XML
24 43 (18.30%) Web Services
25 42 (17.87%) Windows
25 42 (17.87%) SQL Server 2008
26 38 (16.17%) NUnit
26 38 (16.17%) Ajax
27 35 (14.89%) OO

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (9.79%) IIS
2 10 (4.26%) CMS
3 8 (3.40%) Node.js
3 8 (3.40%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.98%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.28%) K2 blackpearl
5 3 (1.28%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.28%) NServiceBus
5 3 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.28%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.85%) Kentico
6 2 (0.85%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.43%) Apache
7 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.43%) JBoss
7 1 (0.43%) nginx
7 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Endur
2 1 (0.43%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.28%) SaaS
4 2 (0.85%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.85%) Trello
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.43%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.98%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.55%) CTI
2 6 (2.55%) Network Security
3 5 (2.13%) HTTP
4 4 (1.70%) SMTP
5 3 (1.28%) DNS
5 3 (1.28%) SSL
6 2 (0.85%) DVB
7 1 (0.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (64.68%) SQL Server
2 42 (17.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (5.53%) Relational Database
5 12 (5.11%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.26%) RDBMS
7 8 (3.40%) Big Data
8 7 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (2.55%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (2.55%) HBase
10 4 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.85%) MySQL
12 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.43%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.43%) SQL CLR
Development Applications
1 76 (32.34%) Visual Studio
2 57 (24.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (16.17%) NUnit
4 25 (10.64%) Git (software)
4 25 (10.64%) TeamCity
5 15 (6.38%) Jasmine
6 13 (5.53%) MSBuild
7 12 (5.11%) NSubstitute
7 12 (5.11%) Selenium
7 12 (5.11%) Subversion
8 11 (4.68%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (4.26%) NCrunch
10 9 (3.83%) Moq
10 9 (3.83%) SpecFlow
11 7 (2.98%) JIRA
11 7 (2.98%) Protractor
12 6 (2.55%) CruiseControl
13 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Blend
13 4 (1.70%) QUnit
14 3 (1.28%) WiX
General
1 28 (11.91%) Finance
2 16 (6.81%) Banking
3 13 (5.53%) Front Office
4 10 (4.26%) Back Office
5 8 (3.40%) Retail
6 5 (2.13%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.70%) Advertising
8 3 (1.28%) Legal
8 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.85%) Local Government
10 1 (0.43%) French Language
10 1 (0.43%) Games
10 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 184 (78.30%) Developer
2 118 (50.21%) .NET Developer
3 90 (38.30%) C# Developer
4 54 (22.98%) ASP.NET Developer
5 51 (21.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 36 (15.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 34 (14.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 26 (11.06%) Senior Developer
9 25 (10.64%) SQL Developer
10 23 (9.79%) Web Developer
11 18 (7.66%) .NET Web Developer
12 17 (7.23%) WPF Developer
13 14 (5.96%) JavaScript Developer
13 14 (5.96%) Software Developer
14 13 (5.53%) C# WPF Developer
15 12 (5.11%) Senior .NET Developer
15 12 (5.11%) Senior C# Developer
16 11 (4.68%) Agile Developer
17 10 (4.26%) Agile .NET Developer
17 10 (4.26%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (88.94%) .NET
2 128 (54.47%) ASP.NET
3 120 (51.06%) .NET Framework
4 115 (48.94%) Entity Framework
5 104 (44.26%) HTML
6 98 (41.70%) WCF
7 97 (41.28%) jQuery
8 88 (37.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 82 (34.89%) CSS
10 60 (25.53%) AngularJS
11 52 (22.13%) WPF
12 47 (20.00%) HTML5
13 46 (19.57%) XML
14 43 (18.30%) Web Services
15 38 (16.17%) Ajax
16 30 (12.77%) KnockoutJS
17 29 (12.34%) SOAP
18 27 (11.49%) ASP.NET Web API
18 27 (11.49%) CSS3
19 26 (11.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.11%) Derivative
3 11 (4.68%) Equity Derivative
4 10 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.26%) User Experience
5 9 (3.83%) Inversion of Control
5 9 (3.83%) NHS
6 8 (3.40%) Clustering
7 7 (2.98%) Equities
8 6 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.55%) N-Tier
9 5 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.70%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.70%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.70%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.70%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.70%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.28%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.28%) DTV
11 3 (1.28%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 42 (17.87%) Windows
2 11 (4.68%) Android
3 10 (4.26%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.28%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.85%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) CentOS
6 1 (0.43%) Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Solaris
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (59.15%) MVC
2 97 (41.28%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (31.06%) TDD
4 35 (14.89%) OO
5 34 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (13.19%) BDD
7 30 (12.77%) Multithreading
7 30 (12.77%) Unit Testing
8 27 (11.49%) Software Engineering
9 25 (10.64%) Web Development
10 24 (10.21%) Scrum
11 23 (9.79%) MVVM
12 18 (7.66%) SOLID
13 14 (5.96%) Mobile Development
13 14 (5.96%) OOD
13 14 (5.96%) Release Management
14 13 (5.53%) E-Commerce
15 12 (5.11%) Dependency Injection
15 12 (5.11%) SOA
16 11 (4.68%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 210 (89.36%) C#
2 123 (52.34%) JavaScript
3 121 (51.49%) SQL
4 55 (23.40%) T-SQL
5 26 (11.06%) VB.NET
6 16 (6.81%) XAML
7 9 (3.83%) C++
8 8 (3.40%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.55%) Java
10 3 (1.28%) ECMAScript
10 3 (1.28%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.28%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.28%) VBScript
11 2 (0.85%) PHP
11 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.85%) VBA
12 1 (0.43%) C
12 1 (0.43%) Perl
12 1 (0.43%) Python
12 1 (0.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (5.11%) Degree
2 4 (1.70%) SC Cleared
2 4 (1.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.13%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.43%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (1.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.28%) SCOM
2 1 (0.43%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.43%) MOM
2 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 84 (35.74%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.36%) Oracle
3 12 (5.11%) DevExpress
4 10 (4.26%) Xamarin
5 9 (3.83%) Telerik
6 3 (1.28%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.28%) Tableau
6 3 (1.28%) Twitter
7 2 (0.85%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.85%) Infragistics
7 2 (0.85%) Sybase
8 1 (0.43%) Apple
8 1 (0.43%) BT
8 1 (0.43%) NICE Systems
8 1 (0.43%) Perforce
8 1 (0.43%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.43%) TIBCO
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Computer Futures
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