The table below looks at the statistics for LINC skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINC 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
LINC 4GL
Rank 617 597 584
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -13
Contract jobs citing LINC 8 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.034% 0.008%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.036% 0.092% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 0
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£350 £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.56

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
22342 20736 20418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.29% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15023 13122 12841
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £267 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 415 565
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

LINC
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINC within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

LINC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LINC
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LINC within the UK.

LINC Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LINC
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINC within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

LINC Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

LINC
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINC within the UK.

LINC Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LINC
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINC within the UK 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
England -23 8 £350 - 1
London +24 7 £350 -17.64%
Docklands, London - 5 £350 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

LINC
Top 26 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing LINC 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 LINC.

1 20 (100.00%) Unisys
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (45.00%) Finance
4 7 (35.00%) BladeLogic
4 7 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (35.00%) IBM
4 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (35.00%) Java
4 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 7 (35.00%) .NET
4 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (35.00%) Windows
5 6 (30.00%) IIS
5 6 (30.00%) UNIX
5 6 (30.00%) Tomcat
5 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (30.00%) Middleware
6 4 (20.00%) DevOps
7 1 (5.00%) Maven
7 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (5.00%) Banking
7 1 (5.00%) C#
7 1 (5.00%) Project Management
7 1 (5.00%) Linux
7 1 (5.00%) OO
7 1 (5.00%) Ant

LINC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing LINC 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 LINC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (30.00%) IIS
1 6 (30.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) Ant
2 1 (5.00%) Maven
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Analyst
2 11 (55.00%) Systems Analyst
2 11 (55.00%) Senior Analyst
2 11 (55.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) Configuration Analyst
4 6 (30.00%) Build Manager
4 6 (30.00%) Software Configuration Manager
4 6 (30.00%) Software Manager
4 6 (30.00%) Release Manager
4 6 (30.00%) Configuration Manager
4 6 (30.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 6 (30.00%) Build and Release Manager
4 6 (30.00%) Software Release Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) UNIX
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Java
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) C#
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Unisys
2 7 (35.00%) IBM
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft