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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LINC 4GL
Rank 605 579 586
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +7
Contract jobs citing LINC 17 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.009% 0.012%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.080% 0.024% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 5
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£350 - £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £600
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
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
21258 20610 21865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.08% 38.98% 37.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13617 13032 12990
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 560 757
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.70 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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

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Top 18 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (45.00%) Unit Testing
4 8 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (25.00%) PCI DSS
5 5 (25.00%) CISA
5 5 (25.00%) Firewall
5 5 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (20.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) Information Security
7 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
7 3 (15.00%) .NET
7 3 (15.00%) Unisys
8 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (5.00%) UNIX

LINC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Consultant
2 9 (45.00%) Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Security Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (15.00%) IT Security Consultant
5 3 (15.00%) IT Consultant
5 3 (15.00%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (15.00%) Programmer
5 3 (15.00%) Security Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Technical Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Designer
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Unit Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (25.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Unisys
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