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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 444 401 287
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -114
Contract jobs citing LINQ 146 185 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.37% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.96% 1.30% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 119 217
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
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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
15141 14259 14334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.49% 28.34% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10442 9185 9380
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 195 249
Average hourly rate £39.38 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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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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 +15 88 £450 +24.13% 38
South East -46 18 £310 -1.19% 20
East of England +8 17 £338 -3.57% 15
West Midlands +1 9 £300 - 4
North West -44 5 £344 +1.85% 24
East Midlands -5 4 £300 +33.33% 6
Yorkshire -32 3 £315 +16.66% 6
South West -10 1 £375 +25.00% 7
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 308 (91.39%) C#
2 300 (89.02%) .NET
3 209 (62.02%) .NET Framework
4 206 (61.13%) SQL
5 205 (60.83%) SQL Server
6 191 (56.68%) ASP.NET
7 189 (56.08%) MVC
8 168 (49.85%) JavaScript
9 164 (48.66%) WCF
10 161 (47.77%) Agile Software Development
11 155 (45.99%) Entity Framework
12 135 (40.06%) jQuery
13 110 (32.64%) ASP.NET MVC
14 103 (30.56%) HTML
15 102 (30.27%) Microsoft
16 101 (29.97%) Visual Studio
16 101 (29.97%) SQL Server 2008
17 100 (29.67%) Unit Testing
18 97 (28.78%) CSS
19 91 (27.00%) T-SQL
20 90 (26.71%) TDD
21 87 (25.82%) XML
22 74 (21.96%) Web Services
23 72 (21.36%) Scrum
24 69 (20.47%) OO
25 68 (20.18%) Team Foundation Server
26 64 (18.99%) Ajax
27 63 (18.69%) ASP.NET Web API
28 62 (18.40%) AngularJS
29 60 (17.80%) Finance

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 39 (11.57%) IIS
2 26 (7.72%) CMS
3 21 (6.23%) SharePoint
4 15 (4.45%) Sitecore CMS
5 13 (3.86%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (2.97%) Umbraco
7 9 (2.67%) Kentico
8 8 (2.37%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (2.08%) Node.js
10 5 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.59%) Confluence
13 1 (0.30%) Immediacy CMS
13 1 (0.30%) Sitefinity
13 1 (0.30%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.30%) JBoss
13 1 (0.30%) Apache
13 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 36 (10.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.37%) MS Office
3 4 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.19%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.59%) MS Project
5 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (5.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.86%) Internet
2 7 (2.08%) HTTP
3 4 (1.19%) DNS
3 4 (1.19%) SSL
4 3 (0.89%) SMTP
5 2 (0.59%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.59%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.30%) ATM
6 1 (0.30%) GSM
6 1 (0.30%) CTI
6 1 (0.30%) Network Security
6 1 (0.30%) SMPP
6 1 (0.30%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (60.83%) SQL Server
2 101 (29.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (7.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (7.12%) Relational Database
4 14 (4.15%) MySQL
5 13 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (3.26%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (2.08%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.19%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.19%) RavenDB
11 3 (0.89%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.89%) MS Access
12 2 (0.59%) DTS
12 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 101 (29.97%) Visual Studio
2 68 (20.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (10.39%) Subversion
4 29 (8.61%) ReSharper
5 25 (7.42%) Git (software)
6 21 (6.23%) TeamCity
7 16 (4.75%) NUnit
8 9 (2.67%) CruiseControl
8 9 (2.67%) JIRA
8 9 (2.67%) SpecFlow
9 8 (2.37%) MSBuild
10 6 (1.78%) Selenium
11 5 (1.48%) Xcode
11 5 (1.48%) WiX
12 4 (1.19%) QUnit
12 4 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (0.89%) Karma Test Runner
13 3 (0.89%) Moq
13 3 (0.89%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.89%) Fiddler
General
1 60 (17.80%) Finance
2 36 (10.68%) Banking
3 21 (6.23%) Front Office
4 17 (5.04%) Back Office
5 13 (3.86%) Legal
6 12 (3.56%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.67%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.67%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.37%) Retail
9 4 (1.19%) Law
10 3 (0.89%) Local Government
11 2 (0.59%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.59%) Games
12 1 (0.30%) Marketing
12 1 (0.30%) French Language
12 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.30%) Advertising
12 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 299 (88.72%) Developer
2 153 (45.40%) .NET Developer
3 106 (31.45%) C# Developer
4 60 (17.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 47 (13.95%) Senior Developer
6 37 (10.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 34 (10.09%) ASP.NET Developer
8 31 (9.20%) Web Developer
9 17 (5.04%) Software Developer
10 14 (4.15%) Senior .NET Developer
11 13 (3.86%) .NET Web Developer
12 12 (3.56%) SQL Developer
13 11 (3.26%) Software Engineer
13 11 (3.26%) Senior C# Developer
13 11 (3.26%) CRM Developer
13 11 (3.26%) Agile .NET Developer
14 10 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 10 (2.97%) Analyst
15 9 (2.67%) Programmer
15 9 (2.67%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (89.02%) .NET
2 209 (62.02%) .NET Framework
3 191 (56.68%) ASP.NET
4 164 (48.66%) WCF
5 155 (45.99%) Entity Framework
6 135 (40.06%) jQuery
7 110 (32.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 103 (30.56%) HTML
9 97 (28.78%) CSS
10 87 (25.82%) XML
11 74 (21.96%) Web Services
12 64 (18.99%) Ajax
13 63 (18.69%) ASP.NET Web API
14 62 (18.40%) AngularJS
15 58 (17.21%) WPF
16 46 (13.65%) HTML5
17 44 (13.06%) JSON
18 35 (10.39%) Razor View Engine
19 33 (9.79%) REST
19 33 (9.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.34%) Computer Science
2 13 (3.86%) N-Tier
3 11 (3.26%) Derivative
3 11 (3.26%) Equity Derivative
3 11 (3.26%) Mathematics
4 10 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.67%) Physics
6 8 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.48%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.48%) W3C
8 4 (1.19%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.19%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (0.89%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.89%) User Experience
9 3 (0.89%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.89%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.89%) Equities
10 2 (0.59%) Clustering
10 2 (0.59%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.95%) Windows
2 7 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (1.78%) Windows 8
4 5 (1.48%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.19%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.89%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.89%) Android
6 3 (0.89%) Linux
7 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (56.08%) MVC
2 161 (47.77%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (29.67%) Unit Testing
4 90 (26.71%) TDD
5 72 (21.36%) Scrum
6 69 (20.47%) OO
7 37 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (9.79%) BDD
9 31 (9.20%) Web Development
10 28 (8.31%) E-Commerce
10 28 (8.31%) SOA
11 26 (7.72%) OOP
12 24 (7.12%) Mentoring
13 23 (6.82%) CRM
13 23 (6.82%) OOD
14 22 (6.53%) Software Engineering
15 21 (6.23%) SDLC
16 18 (5.34%) Multithreading
17 17 (5.04%) Software Architecture
17 17 (5.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 308 (91.39%) C#
2 206 (61.13%) SQL
3 168 (49.85%) JavaScript
4 91 (27.00%) T-SQL
5 13 (3.86%) Java
6 11 (3.26%) VB.NET
7 9 (2.67%) C++
8 8 (2.37%) PHP
9 7 (2.08%) VBScript
10 6 (1.78%) XAML
10 6 (1.78%) XPath
11 5 (1.48%) Python
11 5 (1.48%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.19%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.59%) VB6
13 2 (0.59%) Ruby
13 2 (0.59%) VB
13 2 (0.59%) VBA
14 1 (0.30%) Lua
14 1 (0.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (9.79%) Degree
2 6 (1.78%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.48%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.89%) MCSD
5 2 (0.59%) MCAD
6 1 (0.30%) HND
6 1 (0.30%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.48%) QA
2 4 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.59%) HL7
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.30%) WCAG
4 1 (0.30%) CRD IV
System Software
1 7 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.48%) SCOM
2 2 (0.59%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 102 (30.27%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.82%) Oracle
3 16 (4.75%) Sitecore
4 14 (4.15%) Telerik
5 10 (2.97%) EPiServer
6 7 (2.08%) DevExpress
7 4 (1.19%) Sybase
7 4 (1.19%) Twitter
8 3 (0.89%) Ektron
9 2 (0.59%) IBM
9 2 (0.59%) HP
9 2 (0.59%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.30%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.30%) Infragistics
10 1 (0.30%) Perforce
10 1 (0.30%) SAP
10 1 (0.30%) Adobe
10 1 (0.30%) Borland
10 1 (0.30%) Atlassian
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