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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
UK / England
Rank 448 466 446
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -20
Contract jobs citing LINQ 127 124 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.99% 0.92% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 78 116
Median daily rate £375 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £11.60 £41.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.21% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.60 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-74.22% -

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
12841 13430 12776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.97% 29.41% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8885 9301 8778
Median daily rate £425 £413 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.77%
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 £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 241 168
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £20.50 £19.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.55 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +11.94%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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
South East +49 36 £375 +7.14% 21
London -40 36 £413 -8.33% 30
East of England +4 19 £325 -5.45% 5
South West +29 12 £300 -25.00% 1
West Midlands -8 7 £249 -17.00% 4
East Midlands +1 6 £275 -16.03% 2
Yorkshire +12 4 - - 6
North West +19 3 £335 +16.52% 12
North East -17 3 £370 -
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 245 (98.00%) .NET
2 242 (96.80%) C#
3 198 (79.20%) SQL Server
4 167 (66.80%) MVC
5 162 (64.80%) ASP.NET
6 154 (61.60%) SQL
7 150 (60.00%) JavaScript
8 134 (53.60%) HTML
9 130 (52.00%) CSS
10 124 (49.60%) .NET Framework
11 115 (46.00%) jQuery
12 108 (43.20%) Team Foundation Server
13 106 (42.40%) Entity Framework
14 101 (40.40%) XML
15 97 (38.80%) Agile Software Development
16 79 (31.60%) WCF
17 72 (28.80%) Microsoft
18 66 (26.40%) T-SQL
19 65 (26.00%) TDD
20 63 (25.20%) VB.NET
21 62 (24.80%) HTML5
22 61 (24.40%) AngularJS
23 57 (22.80%) OOP
24 56 (22.40%) ASP.NET MVC
25 55 (22.00%) WPF
25 55 (22.00%) ASP.NET Web API
26 54 (21.60%) LINQ to SQL
26 54 (21.60%) Visual Studio
27 52 (20.80%) Ajax
28 51 (20.40%) 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 51 (20.40%) IIS
2 30 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 26 (10.40%) CMS
4 24 (9.60%) Sitecore CMS
5 12 (4.80%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.20%) Confluence
7 4 (1.60%) Apache
8 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.20%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.80%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (8.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.80%) MS Office
2 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.20%) Boomi
3 7 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.20%) GitHub
5 2 (0.80%) Office 365
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.80%) HTTP
2 4 (1.60%) SMS
2 4 (1.60%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.40%) Internet
3 1 (0.40%) Intranet
3 1 (0.40%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (79.20%) SQL Server
2 40 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (15.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (10.00%) MongoDB
5 15 (6.00%) NoSQL
5 15 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (5.60%) Relational Database
7 12 (4.80%) Couchbase
8 9 (3.60%) MS Access
9 7 (2.80%) DB2
10 5 (2.00%) Qlik Sense
10 5 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.60%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.60%) MySQL
12 2 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.80%) QlikView
12 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 108 (43.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 54 (21.60%) Visual Studio
3 48 (19.20%) Git (software)
4 18 (7.20%) JIRA
5 14 (5.60%) TeamCity
6 13 (5.20%) Subversion
7 11 (4.40%) Bower
8 10 (4.00%) gulp
8 10 (4.00%) NUnit
9 9 (3.60%) Karma Test Runner
9 9 (3.60%) Mocha
9 9 (3.60%) Protractor
9 9 (3.60%) Sinon.JS
9 9 (3.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (2.80%) Moq
10 7 (2.80%) ReSharper
11 5 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (2.00%) FxCop
11 5 (2.00%) StyleCop
12 4 (1.60%) JSUnit
General
1 37 (14.80%) Finance
2 27 (10.80%) Advertising
3 8 (3.20%) Banking
4 7 (2.80%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.80%) Retail
5 6 (2.40%) Front Office
5 6 (2.40%) Marketing
6 4 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.20%) Electronics
7 3 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.80%) Back Office
8 2 (0.80%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 229 (91.60%) Developer
2 157 (62.80%) .NET Developer
3 79 (31.60%) C# Developer
4 57 (22.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 28 (11.20%) ASP.NET Developer
5 28 (11.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 28 (11.20%) SQL Developer
6 26 (10.40%) Sitecore Developer
7 25 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 22 (8.80%) Senior Developer
9 20 (8.00%) HTML Developer
10 16 (6.40%) Senior .NET Developer
11 13 (5.20%) Web Developer
12 12 (4.80%) .NET Web Developer
12 12 (4.80%) Angular Developer
12 12 (4.80%) Full Stack Developer
13 10 (4.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 10 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
14 9 (3.60%) CMS Developer
14 9 (3.60%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (98.00%) .NET
2 162 (64.80%) ASP.NET
3 134 (53.60%) HTML
4 130 (52.00%) CSS
5 124 (49.60%) .NET Framework
6 115 (46.00%) jQuery
7 106 (42.40%) Entity Framework
8 101 (40.40%) XML
9 79 (31.60%) WCF
10 62 (24.80%) HTML5
11 61 (24.40%) AngularJS
12 56 (22.40%) ASP.NET MVC
13 55 (22.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 55 (22.00%) WPF
14 54 (21.60%) LINQ to SQL
15 52 (20.80%) Ajax
16 47 (18.80%) Web Services
17 45 (18.00%) JSON
18 40 (16.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 38 (15.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 41 (16.40%) N-Tier
2 19 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.80%) Algorithms
5 11 (4.40%) Mathematics
5 11 (4.40%) User Experience
6 8 (3.20%) Equities
7 7 (2.80%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.40%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.60%) Contactless
9 4 (1.60%) EMV
10 3 (1.20%) NHS
10 3 (1.20%) Physics
11 2 (0.80%) Clustering
11 2 (0.80%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.40%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.20%) Windows
2 10 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.20%) Android
3 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.40%) CentOS
4 1 (0.40%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (66.80%) MVC
2 97 (38.80%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (26.00%) TDD
4 57 (22.80%) OOP
5 45 (18.00%) Scrum
6 35 (14.00%) OWASP
7 29 (11.60%) OO
7 29 (11.60%) Secure Coding
8 28 (11.20%) Web Development
9 25 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (9.20%) BDD
10 23 (9.20%) Multithreading
11 22 (8.80%) Unit Testing
12 17 (6.80%) Content Management
13 16 (6.40%) SOLID
14 14 (5.60%) Multithreaded Programming
14 14 (5.60%) Workflow
15 13 (5.20%) E-Commerce
16 12 (4.80%) Dependency Injection
16 12 (4.80%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 242 (96.80%) C#
2 154 (61.60%) SQL
3 150 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 66 (26.40%) T-SQL
5 63 (25.20%) VB.NET
6 12 (4.80%) VBA
7 8 (3.20%) VBScript
8 5 (2.00%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.60%) Java
10 3 (1.20%) VB
10 3 (1.20%) XAML
11 2 (0.80%) C
11 2 (0.80%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.80%) VB6
12 1 (0.40%) C++
12 1 (0.40%) Python
12 1 (0.40%) Ruby
12 1 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (7.60%) Degree
2 17 (6.80%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (1.20%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.80%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) MCSD
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.00%) Basel III
1 5 (2.00%) CRD IV
1 5 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.40%) MISRA
2 1 (0.40%) MISRA C
System Software
1 9 (3.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) BladeLogic
1 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 72 (28.80%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.20%) Sitecore
3 8 (3.20%) Atlassian
3 8 (3.20%) Dell
4 7 (2.80%) Xamarin
5 6 (2.40%) Twitter
6 5 (2.00%) RedGate
7 4 (1.60%) Infragistics
8 3 (1.20%) Oracle
8 3 (1.20%) SAP
8 3 (1.20%) Telerik
9 1 (0.40%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.40%) OpenText
9 1 (0.40%) Perforce
9 1 (0.40%) RedDot
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
Folkestone, Kent
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day
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Square One Resources
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Ebury
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