The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 422 349 266
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -83
Contract jobs citing LINQ 162 210 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.44% 0.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.17% 1.62% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 127 196
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£351 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 13
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13821 12977 12603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.94% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9280 8153 7957
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 267 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £14.03 £19.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LINQ
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend

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

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LINQ
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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 -61 151 £370 -2.63% 150
London -37 71 £438 +1.44% 46
City of London +1 25 £425 -15.00% 19
North West -9 22 £304 -13.14% 30
South East -15 19 £344 +10.00% 21
East of England +11 17 £365 -2.66% 6
South West -14 12 £375 +35.13% 14
Cheshire +14 11 £300 - 6
Manchester -6 11 £304 -17.83% 19
Scotland -3 10 £283 +11.33% 2
Hertfordshire +8 9 £319 -29.11% 4
Wiltshire 0 7 £375 +33.92% 3
Swindon - 6 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -6 5 £325 - 5
East Sussex -12 5 - - 1
Brighton -14 5 - -
Hampshire -30 5 £351 +12.16% 8
East Midlands +7 4 £300 -25.46% 8
Basingstoke -1 4 £351 +7.84% 2
Glasgow -4 4 £262 +3.34% 2
High Wycombe - 4 £325 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 £350 -
Berkshire +3 3 £313 -21.87% 2
West Midlands -3 3 £338 +14.89% 7
Gloucestershire -15 3 £275 - 3
Cheltenham -18 3 £275 - 1
Leicester - 3 - -
Leicestershire - 3 - - 1
Somerset 0 2 £320 +16.36%
West Lothian - 2 £275 -

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing LINQ 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 LINQ.

1 316 (92.94%) C#
2 306 (90.00%) .NET
3 241 (70.88%) ASP.NET
4 240 (70.59%) SQL Server
5 196 (57.65%) MVC
6 195 (57.35%) .NET Framework
7 193 (56.76%) JavaScript
8 182 (53.53%) SQL
9 169 (49.71%) CSS
10 168 (49.41%) HTML
11 161 (47.35%) Agile Software Development
11 161 (47.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 154 (45.29%) WCF
13 149 (43.82%) ASP.NET MVC
14 144 (42.35%) jQuery
15 116 (34.12%) TDD
16 113 (33.24%) Microsoft
17 100 (29.41%) T-SQL
18 97 (28.53%) Visual Studio
19 96 (28.24%) Web Services
19 96 (28.24%) XML
20 87 (25.59%) Scrum
20 87 (25.59%) SQL Server 2008
21 81 (23.82%) Ajax
22 63 (18.53%) Razor View Engine
23 58 (17.06%) OO
24 57 (16.76%) WPF
25 51 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
26 49 (14.41%) HTML5
26 49 (14.41%) NUnit

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing LINQ 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 LINQ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 37 (10.88%) CMS
2 32 (9.41%) IIS
3 16 (4.71%) Sitecore CMS
4 14 (4.12%) Umbraco
4 14 (4.12%) Node.js
5 11 (3.24%) Kentico
6 10 (2.94%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.06%) EPiServer CMS
7 7 (2.06%) Apache
8 6 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.47%) Orchard CMS
9 5 (1.47%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.47%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.18%) JBoss
10 4 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.29%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.29%) Confluence
11 1 (0.29%) Lync
Applications
1 32 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.65%) MS Office
3 4 (1.18%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (5.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.88%) Office 365
4 2 (0.59%) SaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.82%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.06%) Internet
3 3 (0.88%) DNS
4 2 (0.59%) SSL
4 2 (0.59%) HTTP
4 2 (0.59%) Intranet
4 2 (0.59%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.29%) Network Security
5 1 (0.29%) SAN
5 1 (0.29%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 87 (25.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (12.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (5.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (4.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (4.12%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.06%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.06%) DTS
8 6 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.76%) RavenDB
8 6 (1.76%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.18%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.18%) Big Data
10 3 (0.88%) SQLite
10 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.88%) MySQL
10 3 (0.88%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 97 (28.53%) Visual Studio
2 51 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (14.41%) NUnit
4 27 (7.94%) Moq
5 22 (6.47%) Selenium
6 19 (5.59%) SpecFlow
7 17 (5.00%) Git (software)
7 17 (5.00%) Subversion
8 16 (4.71%) ReSharper
8 16 (4.71%) StyleCop
9 15 (4.41%) JIRA
10 12 (3.53%) Rhino Mocks
11 10 (2.94%) MSTest
11 10 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (2.65%) FxCop
13 7 (2.06%) Jenkins
13 7 (2.06%) Cucumber
13 7 (2.06%) JUnit
14 5 (1.47%) Mercurial
15 4 (1.18%) Eclipse
General
1 46 (13.53%) Finance
2 22 (6.47%) Retail
3 19 (5.59%) Front Office
4 16 (4.71%) Banking
5 7 (2.06%) Back Office
6 5 (1.47%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.18%) Legal
7 4 (1.18%) Marketing
8 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.59%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Electronics
9 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 305 (89.71%) Developer
2 180 (52.94%) .NET Developer
3 103 (30.29%) C# Developer
4 66 (19.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 62 (18.24%) ASP.NET Developer
6 48 (14.12%) Web Developer
7 41 (12.06%) Senior Developer
8 39 (11.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 24 (7.06%) .NET Web Developer
10 18 (5.29%) WPF Developer
11 17 (5.00%) C# Web Developer
12 16 (4.71%) Senior C# Developer
13 15 (4.41%) Analyst
14 14 (4.12%) Senior .NET Developer
15 13 (3.82%) Agile .NET Developer
16 11 (3.24%) Microsoft Developer
16 11 (3.24%) Software Developer
17 10 (2.94%) Applications Developer
17 10 (2.94%) Lead Developer
18 9 (2.65%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (90.00%) .NET
2 241 (70.88%) ASP.NET
3 195 (57.35%) .NET Framework
4 169 (49.71%) CSS
5 168 (49.41%) HTML
6 161 (47.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 154 (45.29%) WCF
8 149 (43.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 144 (42.35%) jQuery
10 96 (28.24%) Web Services
10 96 (28.24%) XML
11 81 (23.82%) Ajax
12 63 (18.53%) Razor View Engine
13 57 (16.76%) WPF
14 49 (14.41%) HTML5
15 46 (13.53%) CSS3
16 38 (11.18%) XSLT
17 35 (10.29%) KnockoutJS
17 35 (10.29%) ASP.NET Web API
18 33 (9.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.35%) Inversion of Control
2 18 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.71%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.94%) Equities
4 10 (2.94%) Mathematics
4 10 (2.94%) Derivative
4 10 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.65%) Fixed Income
6 8 (2.35%) Open Source
7 7 (2.06%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.76%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.47%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.47%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (1.47%) NHS
9 5 (1.47%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.18%) Web 2.0
10 4 (1.18%) Physics
10 4 (1.18%) Social Network
10 4 (1.18%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.24%) Windows
2 7 (2.06%) Android
3 5 (1.47%) UNIX
4 4 (1.18%) Linux
5 3 (0.88%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.88%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (57.65%) MVC
2 161 (47.35%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (34.12%) TDD
4 87 (25.59%) Scrum
5 58 (17.06%) OO
6 48 (14.12%) Web Development
6 48 (14.12%) BDD
7 44 (12.94%) Unit Testing
8 39 (11.47%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (10.59%) E-Commerce
10 33 (9.71%) Dependency Injection
11 31 (9.12%) MVVM
12 29 (8.53%) CRM
13 28 (8.24%) OOD
14 22 (6.47%) Workflow
15 21 (6.18%) OOP
16 19 (5.59%) SOA
17 16 (4.71%) Mentoring
18 14 (4.12%) Multithreading
19 13 (3.82%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 316 (92.94%) C#
2 193 (56.76%) JavaScript
3 182 (53.53%) SQL
4 100 (29.41%) T-SQL
5 24 (7.06%) VB.NET
6 21 (6.18%) Java
7 15 (4.41%) XAML
8 11 (3.24%) VBScript
8 11 (3.24%) VB
9 9 (2.65%) XPath
9 9 (2.65%) C++
10 8 (2.35%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.35%) Ruby
11 5 (1.47%) Groovy
11 5 (1.47%) Python
12 3 (0.88%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.88%) PHP
13 2 (0.59%) Perl
13 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.59%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (8.24%) Degree
2 16 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.59%) MCITP
3 2 (0.59%) MCTS
3 2 (0.59%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.24%) QA
2 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.88%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.88%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) EMIR
3 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.29%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 113 (33.24%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.94%) Oracle
3 20 (5.88%) Sitecore
4 15 (4.41%) EPiServer
5 11 (3.24%) Telerik
6 9 (2.65%) DevExpress
7 6 (1.76%) Typemock
8 5 (1.47%) Twitter
9 4 (1.18%) IBM
9 4 (1.18%) Ektron
10 3 (0.88%) VMware
11 2 (0.59%) SAP
11 2 (0.59%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.59%) Citrix
11 2 (0.59%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.59%) Infragistics
11 2 (0.59%) Sencha
11 2 (0.59%) Nintex
12 1 (0.29%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.29%) Atlassian
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