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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LINC 4GL
Rank 634 631 625
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing LINC 6 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.007% 0.002%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.028% 0.019% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £420 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
21317 20804 20291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.16% 37.32% 37.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14639 13526 13204
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 433 475
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.50 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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
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 14 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 29 April 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
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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
England -20 6 £420 - 1
South East - 3 £420 -
Aldershot - 2 £420 -
Hampshire - 2 £420 -
South West -3 1 £425 -
Chesterfield - 1 £420 -
Wiltshire - 1 £425 -
East Midlands - 1 £420 -
North West - 1 £420 -
Chorley - 1 £420 -
Swindon - 1 £425 -
Derbyshire - 1 £420 -
Lancashire - 1 £420 -
Kent - 1 £420 -

LINC
Top 12 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (72.73%) MS Exchange
1 8 (72.73%) IronPort
1 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
1 8 (72.73%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (27.27%) Unisys
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software

LINC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (72.73%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (72.73%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Exchange Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Messaging Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Data Management
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) IronPort
2 3 (27.27%) Unisys