The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LINC 4GL
Rank 585 542 579
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +37
Contract jobs citing LINC 2 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.004% 0.015%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.010% 0.011% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 9
Average daily rate - £213 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -46.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £213 £395
% change year-on-year
- -46.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20800 17600 21068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.94% 36.88% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13477 10833 12444
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 629 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +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
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 4 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -86 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Peterborough - - - -

LINC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
2 3 (37.50%) IIS
2 3 (37.50%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) Assembly Language
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) CMMI
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Clustering
2 3 (37.50%) Local Government
2 3 (37.50%) PKI
2 3 (37.50%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (37.50%) SCOM
2 3 (37.50%) QMS
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure

LINC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (37.50%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
1 3 (37.50%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 3 (37.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) Transition Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
1 3 (37.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
1 3 (37.50%) CMMI
1 3 (37.50%) QMS
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) Perl
1 3 (37.50%) Assembly Language
1 3 (37.50%) C
1 3 (37.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) COBOL
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
1 3 (37.50%) XenApp
1 3 (37.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Unisys
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle