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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 395 296 281
Rank change year-on-year
-99 -15
Contract jobs citing LINQ 193 301 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.62% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.36% 2.13% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 208 205
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £32.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -34.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £21.50 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £21.50 £63.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -34.07%
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
14224 14154 14704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.22% 29.35% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9353 9292 8924
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 247 347
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.69 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 September 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 September 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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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 -49 90 £400 -20.00% 46
South East +14 49 £303 -24.37% 30
North West -33 15 £344 +14.58% 39
East of England -9 14 £338 -28.94% 5
West Midlands -23 10 £300 -0.08% 12
Yorkshire -14 9 £270 -10.00% 17
East Midlands -5 2 £225 -18.18% 5
South West -48 1 £300 -3.22% 7
North East - - - - 6
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 436 (94.78%) C#
2 424 (92.17%) .NET
3 325 (70.65%) ASP.NET
4 293 (63.70%) SQL Server
5 268 (58.26%) MVC
6 225 (48.91%) JavaScript
7 224 (48.70%) WCF
8 203 (44.13%) SQL
8 203 (44.13%) CSS
9 198 (43.04%) HTML
10 192 (41.74%) .NET Framework
11 191 (41.52%) jQuery
12 188 (40.87%) Agile Software Development
13 167 (36.30%) ASP.NET MVC
14 157 (34.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 130 (28.26%) Visual Studio
16 116 (25.22%) Web Services
17 110 (23.91%) TDD
18 109 (23.70%) WPF
19 108 (23.48%) Microsoft
20 102 (22.17%) Ajax
21 99 (21.52%) SQL Server 2008
22 98 (21.30%) XML
23 92 (20.00%) Scrum
24 73 (15.87%) HTML5
25 71 (15.43%) Team Foundation Server
26 70 (15.22%) Windows
27 67 (14.57%) Finance
28 65 (14.13%) T-SQL
29 64 (13.91%) Web Development

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 28 (6.09%) CMS
2 26 (5.65%) SharePoint
3 24 (5.22%) IIS
4 17 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (1.96%) Node.js
6 9 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.09%) NServiceBus
7 5 (1.09%) Kentico
8 4 (0.87%) Sitefinity
8 4 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.22%) Lync
9 1 (0.22%) EPiServer CMS
9 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.22%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 35 (7.61%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.52%) InfoPath
3 6 (1.30%) MS Office
4 3 (0.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.65%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.17%) Office 365
5 1 (0.22%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.17%) Internet
2 7 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.87%) LDAP
3 4 (0.87%) Intranet
3 4 (0.87%) DMZ
3 4 (0.87%) Firewall
4 3 (0.65%) Extranet
5 2 (0.43%) HTTP
5 2 (0.43%) DNS
6 1 (0.22%) SSL
6 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (63.70%) SQL Server
2 99 (21.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (10.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 38 (8.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (6.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (5.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (2.83%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (2.83%) DTS
8 11 (2.39%) NoSQL
9 10 (2.17%) Oracle Database
9 10 (2.17%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (1.74%) Couchbase
11 7 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (1.30%) Big Data
13 4 (0.87%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 130 (28.26%) Visual Studio
2 71 (15.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (9.57%) NUnit
4 18 (3.91%) Selenium
4 18 (3.91%) ReSharper
5 17 (3.70%) SpecFlow
6 16 (3.48%) Git (software)
7 11 (2.39%) StyleCop
7 11 (2.39%) MSTest
7 11 (2.39%) Moq
7 11 (2.39%) JIRA
8 10 (2.17%) Subversion
8 10 (2.17%) TeamCity
8 10 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (1.74%) Bower
10 7 (1.52%) Rhino Mocks
11 6 (1.30%) CruiseControl
11 6 (1.30%) FxCop
11 6 (1.30%) MSBuild
12 4 (0.87%) WiX
General
1 67 (14.57%) Finance
2 43 (9.35%) Banking
3 33 (7.17%) Retail
4 17 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.04%) Front Office
6 9 (1.96%) Back Office
6 9 (1.96%) Advertising
7 7 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.52%) Publishing
8 6 (1.30%) Marketing
8 6 (1.30%) Legal
9 5 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.65%) Electronics
11 2 (0.43%) Games
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.22%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) German Language
12 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 407 (88.48%) Developer
2 268 (58.26%) .NET Developer
3 164 (35.65%) C# Developer
4 121 (26.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 99 (21.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 61 (13.26%) Web Developer
7 59 (12.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 54 (11.74%) Senior Developer
9 43 (9.35%) .NET Web Developer
10 30 (6.52%) Software Engineer
11 29 (6.30%) Senior C# Developer
12 25 (5.43%) Senior .NET Developer
13 22 (4.78%) C# Web Developer
14 16 (3.48%) Software Developer
15 14 (3.04%) JavaScript Developer
15 14 (3.04%) Architect
15 14 (3.04%) WPF Developer
16 12 (2.61%) SQL Developer
16 12 (2.61%) Designer
17 10 (2.17%) .NET Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 424 (92.17%) .NET
2 325 (70.65%) ASP.NET
3 224 (48.70%) WCF
4 203 (44.13%) CSS
5 198 (43.04%) HTML
6 192 (41.74%) .NET Framework
7 191 (41.52%) jQuery
8 167 (36.30%) ASP.NET MVC
9 157 (34.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 116 (25.22%) Web Services
11 109 (23.70%) WPF
12 102 (22.17%) Ajax
13 98 (21.30%) XML
14 73 (15.87%) HTML5
15 61 (13.26%) Razor View Engine
16 46 (10.00%) CSS3
17 44 (9.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 42 (9.13%) KnockoutJS
19 41 (8.91%) LINQ to SQL
20 38 (8.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.26%) Derivative
3 14 (3.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (2.83%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.39%) Inversion of Control
5 11 (2.39%) N-Tier
6 10 (2.17%) Mainframe
6 10 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
7 9 (1.96%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.74%) Equity Derivative
8 8 (1.74%) User Experience
9 7 (1.52%) Data Integration
9 7 (1.52%) Market Risk
10 6 (1.30%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.30%) Smartcard
11 5 (1.09%) Credit Risk
11 5 (1.09%) Credit Derivative
11 5 (1.09%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.87%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.87%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 70 (15.22%) Windows
2 20 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (1.74%) Android
5 4 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.43%) Linux
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (58.26%) MVC
2 188 (40.87%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (23.91%) TDD
4 92 (20.00%) Scrum
5 64 (13.91%) Web Development
6 63 (13.70%) OO
7 56 (12.17%) OOP
8 54 (11.74%) Software Engineering
9 47 (10.22%) Unit Testing
10 40 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (8.70%) Multithreading
11 37 (8.04%) E-Commerce
12 27 (5.87%) Dependency Injection
12 27 (5.87%) Content Management
12 27 (5.87%) SOA
13 22 (4.78%) MVVM
14 21 (4.57%) CRM
14 21 (4.57%) BDD
15 20 (4.35%) OOD
16 18 (3.91%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 436 (94.78%) C#
2 225 (48.91%) JavaScript
3 203 (44.13%) SQL
4 65 (14.13%) T-SQL
5 31 (6.74%) VB.NET
6 19 (4.13%) XAML
7 15 (3.26%) VB
8 14 (3.04%) Python
9 11 (2.39%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.52%) VBScript
10 7 (1.52%) C++
11 5 (1.09%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.09%) Java
11 5 (1.09%) PHP
11 5 (1.09%) VB6
12 4 (0.87%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.65%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.43%) Ruby
14 2 (0.43%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (4.57%) Degree
2 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (0.65%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.43%) ISEB
4 2 (0.43%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.22%) MCP
5 1 (0.22%) MCTS
5 1 (0.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.83%) QA
2 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.43%) Basel III
2 2 (0.43%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.22%) EMIR
3 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 108 (23.48%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.13%) Oracle
3 13 (2.83%) Sitecore
4 10 (2.17%) IBM
5 9 (1.96%) DevExpress
6 8 (1.74%) Telerik
7 6 (1.30%) RedDot
7 6 (1.30%) Twitter
8 5 (1.09%) Ektron
8 5 (1.09%) CA
8 5 (1.09%) Open Text
9 4 (0.87%) SAP
9 4 (0.87%) Sybase
10 2 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.43%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.43%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.43%) Nintex
11 1 (0.22%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.22%) Tableau
11 1 (0.22%) Red Gate
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