The table below looks at the statistics for LINC skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINC over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LINC 4GL
Rank 656 652 607
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -45
Contract jobs citing LINC 5 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.017% 0.031%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.023% 0.045% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 10
Median daily rate £500 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
21798 22221 20535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.98% 38.02% 37.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14953 14907 13037
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 489 403
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

LINC
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing LINC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINC within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -3 5 £500 +42.85%
North West +19 3 £500 -
Manchester - 3 £500 -
South West +10 1 £400 -
Bristol - 1 £400 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

LINC
Top 15 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LINC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for LINC.

1 8 (100.00%) Unisys
2 5 (62.50%) Mainframe
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (37.50%) COBOL
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (12.50%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) Data Management
6 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
6 1 (12.50%) UML
6 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ

LINC
Top Related IT Skills 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 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Business Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Designer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Programme Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Mainframe
2 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) COBOL
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Unisys