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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 489 448 385
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -63
Contract jobs citing LINQ 137 164 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.32% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.94% 1.18% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 118 121
Average daily rate £350 £351 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.14% -6.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £41.75 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.15 - £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50

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
14606 13867 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.39% 26.78% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9219 8392
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 196 274
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -29 128 £360 -4.00% 133
London +6 71 £413 -2.94% 57
City of London +27 17 £500 +17.64% 12
East of England +5 16 £350 -2.16% 7
East Midlands -9 10 £330 -5.71% 4
Cambridgeshire +18 8 - - 1
Cambridge 0 8 - - 1
West Midlands -7 8 £300 -15.78% 6
Yorkshire -18 7 £320 +13.27% 9
South West 0 6 £350 -6.66% 10
Leicester -4 6 - -
Leicestershire -10 6 - -
Essex +5 5 £350 -6.66% 2
South East -1 5 £425 +25.92% 23
West Yorkshire -7 5 £320 - 3
Leeds -8 5 £320 - 2
North West -35 5 £328 +7.11% 16
Glasgow +11 4 £330 +36.36% 1
Scotland -7 4 £330 +5.60% 1
Cardiff -7 3 £175 - 1
Wales -8 3 £175 - 1
South Wales -10 3 £175 - 1
Chigwell - 3 £350 -
Staffordshire - 3 £300 -
Surrey - 3 £425 - 4
Suffolk 0 2 £325 -16.39% 1
Manchester -25 2 £338 +9.75% 8
Coventry - 2 £288 - 3
Nottinghamshire - 2 £330 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £330 - 1

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 241 (90.94%) .NET
2 239 (90.19%) C#
3 167 (63.02%) SQL Server
4 151 (56.98%) MVC
5 142 (53.58%) ASP.NET
5 142 (53.58%) JavaScript
6 140 (52.83%) .NET Framework
7 137 (51.70%) SQL
8 133 (50.19%) Entity Framework
9 125 (47.17%) HTML
10 111 (41.89%) jQuery
11 106 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
12 103 (38.87%) WCF
13 100 (37.74%) CSS
14 95 (35.85%) Microsoft
14 95 (35.85%) ASP.NET MVC
15 89 (33.58%) Visual Studio
16 77 (29.06%) TDD
17 74 (27.92%) AngularJS
18 63 (23.77%) Team Foundation Server
19 61 (23.02%) WPF
20 60 (22.64%) T-SQL
21 56 (21.13%) HTML5
22 51 (19.25%) Windows
22 51 (19.25%) Web Services
23 49 (18.49%) XML
24 45 (16.98%) SQL Server 2008
25 43 (16.23%) NUnit
26 41 (15.47%) Continuous Integration
26 41 (15.47%) Ajax

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 26 (9.81%) IIS
2 13 (4.91%) CMS
3 11 (4.15%) Node.js
4 9 (3.40%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.64%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (1.89%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.13%) K2 blackpearl
7 3 (1.13%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.13%) NServiceBus
7 3 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.75%) Kentico
8 2 (0.75%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.38%) Apache
9 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.38%) JBoss
9 1 (0.38%) nginx
9 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Endur
2 1 (0.38%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.89%) SaaS
4 2 (0.75%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.75%) Trello
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.38%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.64%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.26%) CTI
2 6 (2.26%) Network Security
3 5 (1.89%) HTTP
3 5 (1.89%) SMTP
4 4 (1.51%) DNS
4 4 (1.51%) SSL
5 2 (0.75%) DVB
6 1 (0.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (63.02%) SQL Server
2 45 (16.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (7.17%) Relational Database
5 15 (5.66%) Oracle Database
6 13 (4.91%) RDBMS
7 8 (3.02%) Big Data
8 6 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (2.26%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (2.26%) HBase
8 6 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.13%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.75%) MySQL
12 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 89 (33.58%) Visual Studio
2 63 (23.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 43 (16.23%) NUnit
4 32 (12.08%) TeamCity
5 26 (9.81%) Git (software)
6 15 (5.66%) Jasmine
6 15 (5.66%) MSBuild
7 14 (5.28%) Octopus Deploy
7 14 (5.28%) Subversion
8 13 (4.91%) Selenium
9 12 (4.53%) NSubstitute
10 10 (3.77%) Moq
10 10 (3.77%) NCrunch
11 9 (3.40%) SpecFlow
12 8 (3.02%) CruiseControl
12 8 (3.02%) JIRA
13 7 (2.64%) Protractor
14 6 (2.26%) git-flow
15 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Blend
15 4 (1.51%) QUnit
General
1 28 (10.57%) Finance
2 16 (6.04%) Banking
3 15 (5.66%) Back Office
4 13 (4.91%) Front Office
5 8 (3.02%) Retail
6 5 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.51%) Advertising
8 3 (1.13%) Publishing
8 3 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.75%) Legal
9 2 (0.75%) Local Government
10 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.38%) French Language
10 1 (0.38%) Games
10 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 212 (80.00%) Developer
2 133 (50.19%) .NET Developer
3 100 (37.74%) C# Developer
4 62 (23.40%) ASP.NET Developer
5 61 (23.02%) C# .NET Developer
6 42 (15.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 39 (14.72%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 34 (12.83%) Senior Developer
9 33 (12.45%) Web Developer
10 29 (10.94%) SQL Developer
11 22 (8.30%) .NET Web Developer
12 19 (7.17%) JavaScript Developer
13 18 (6.79%) Software Developer
13 18 (6.79%) WPF Developer
14 16 (6.04%) Senior .NET Developer
15 15 (5.66%) Agile Developer
15 15 (5.66%) Senior C# Developer
16 14 (5.28%) Agile .NET Developer
16 14 (5.28%) C# WPF Developer
17 13 (4.91%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (90.94%) .NET
2 142 (53.58%) ASP.NET
3 140 (52.83%) .NET Framework
4 133 (50.19%) Entity Framework
5 125 (47.17%) HTML
6 111 (41.89%) jQuery
7 103 (38.87%) WCF
8 100 (37.74%) CSS
9 95 (35.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 74 (27.92%) AngularJS
11 61 (23.02%) WPF
12 56 (21.13%) HTML5
13 51 (19.25%) Web Services
14 49 (18.49%) XML
15 41 (15.47%) Ajax
16 34 (12.83%) CSS3
17 32 (12.08%) ASP.NET Web API
18 31 (11.70%) JSON
19 30 (11.32%) KnockoutJS
20 28 (10.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.53%) Derivative
2 12 (4.53%) Inversion of Control
3 11 (4.15%) Equity Derivative
3 11 (4.15%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.77%) User Experience
5 9 (3.40%) NHS
6 8 (3.02%) Clustering
7 7 (2.64%) Equities
8 6 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.26%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.51%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.51%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.51%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.51%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.51%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.13%) DTV
11 3 (1.13%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.13%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 51 (19.25%) Windows
2 13 (4.91%) Windows Server
3 11 (4.15%) Android
4 6 (2.26%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.51%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.38%) CentOS
7 1 (0.38%) Linux
7 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.38%) Solaris
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (56.98%) MVC
2 106 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (29.06%) TDD
4 41 (15.47%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (15.09%) Unit Testing
6 39 (14.72%) OO
7 37 (13.96%) Multithreading
8 33 (12.45%) BDD
8 33 (12.45%) MVVM
9 32 (12.08%) Scrum
10 28 (10.57%) Software Engineering
10 28 (10.57%) Web Development
11 18 (6.79%) OOP
12 17 (6.42%) Dependency Injection
13 16 (6.04%) SOLID
14 14 (5.28%) E-Commerce
14 14 (5.28%) Mobile Development
14 14 (5.28%) OOD
14 14 (5.28%) Release Management
15 12 (4.53%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 239 (90.19%) C#
2 142 (53.58%) JavaScript
3 137 (51.70%) SQL
4 60 (22.64%) T-SQL
5 27 (10.19%) VB.NET
6 18 (6.79%) XAML
7 9 (3.40%) C++
8 8 (3.02%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.26%) Java
10 5 (1.89%) ECMAScript
10 5 (1.89%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.89%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.51%) PHP
11 4 (1.51%) VBScript
12 2 (0.75%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.38%) C
13 1 (0.38%) Perl
13 1 (0.38%) Python
13 1 (0.38%) VBA
13 1 (0.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (4.53%) Degree
2 4 (1.51%) SC Cleared
2 4 (1.51%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.89%) QA
2 3 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.38%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (1.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.13%) SCOM
2 1 (0.38%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.38%) MOM
2 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 95 (35.85%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.32%) Oracle
3 13 (4.91%) DevExpress
4 10 (3.77%) Telerik
4 10 (3.77%) Xamarin
5 5 (1.89%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.13%) Apple
6 3 (1.13%) Tableau
6 3 (1.13%) Twitter
7 2 (0.75%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.75%) Infragistics
7 2 (0.75%) Sybase
8 1 (0.38%) BT
8 1 (0.38%) NICE Systems
8 1 (0.38%) Perforce
8 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
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