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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 457 397 292
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -105
Contract jobs citing LINQ 157 209 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.38% 0.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.00% 1.37% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 133 216
Average daily rate
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£375 £333 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -15.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 - £24.00

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
15641 15215 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 27.83% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10526 9806 9151
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 221 296
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 29 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

LINQ Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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 -62 146 £375 +12.78% 104
London -13 89 £425 +21.42% 31
City of London +5 33 £488 -5.33% 6
East of England +12 18 £325 -3.70% 15
South East -34 15 £310 - 13
Cambridgeshire 0 10 £325 -13.33% 1
Cambridge -1 9 £313 -7.40% 1
East Midlands -8 7 £300 +15.38% 5
Kent -4 6 £331 +3.11% 2
Hertfordshire -8 6 £330 +50.00% 8
Glasgow +4 5 £325 -
Milton Keynes -3 5 £288 -16.36%
West Midlands -4 5 £300 - 2
Scotland -6 5 £325 -
Buckinghamshire -7 5 £288 -0.43% 1
North West -34 5 £325 -3.70% 22
Nottinghamshire -11 4 £300 - 1
South West -5 3 £325 +0.38% 10
Nottingham -6 3 £300 - 1
Yorkshire -26 3 £363 +45.00% 3
Manchester -29 3 £325 -1.88% 14
Coventry +8 2 £300 -33.33%
North Yorkshire -6 2 £388 +55.00%
Maidstone - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 £325 -
Wiltshire - 2 £325 - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £300 -
Enfield - 2 - -
Bolton - 2 £325 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £300 -

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 373 (91.87%) .NET
2 372 (91.63%) C#
3 275 (67.73%) .NET Framework
4 245 (60.34%) ASP.NET
5 243 (59.85%) SQL
6 231 (56.90%) MVC
7 230 (56.65%) SQL Server
8 205 (50.49%) Entity Framework
9 204 (50.25%) JavaScript
10 199 (49.01%) WCF
11 193 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
12 185 (45.57%) jQuery
13 140 (34.48%) HTML
14 134 (33.00%) CSS
14 134 (33.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 132 (32.51%) Visual Studio
16 129 (31.77%) Microsoft
17 126 (31.03%) Unit Testing
18 113 (27.83%) SQL Server 2008
19 112 (27.59%) T-SQL
20 108 (26.60%) XML
21 105 (25.86%) TDD
22 104 (25.62%) Web Services
23 94 (23.15%) Scrum
24 93 (22.91%) OO
25 87 (21.43%) Ajax
26 82 (20.20%) Team Foundation Server
27 70 (17.24%) WPF
28 68 (16.75%) AngularJS
29 66 (16.26%) Finance

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 44 (10.84%) IIS
2 31 (7.64%) CMS
3 26 (6.40%) SharePoint
4 17 (4.19%) Sitecore CMS
5 13 (3.20%) Umbraco
6 12 (2.96%) Kentico
7 11 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.48%) Node.js
10 5 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.74%) Sitefinity
11 3 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.49%) Apache
12 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.49%) Confluence
13 1 (0.25%) Immediacy CMS
13 1 (0.25%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.25%) EPiServer CMS
13 1 (0.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 49 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.97%) MS Office
3 4 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.99%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.49%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 21 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.49%) Office 365
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.19%) Internet
2 7 (1.72%) HTTP
3 4 (0.99%) DNS
3 4 (0.99%) SSL
4 3 (0.74%) Wireshark
4 3 (0.74%) SMTP
5 2 (0.49%) CTI
5 2 (0.49%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.25%) ATM
6 1 (0.25%) GSM
6 1 (0.25%) Network Security
6 1 (0.25%) SMPP
6 1 (0.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (56.65%) SQL Server
2 113 (27.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (10.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 38 (9.36%) Relational Database
5 21 (5.17%) Oracle Database
6 16 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (3.69%) MySQL
8 14 (3.45%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (2.71%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (1.97%) Oracle9i Database
11 7 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (1.72%) RavenDB
12 4 (0.99%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.99%) DTS
12 4 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.74%) MS Access
13 3 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 132 (32.51%) Visual Studio
2 82 (20.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (10.10%) Subversion
3 41 (10.10%) ReSharper
4 28 (6.90%) NUnit
5 24 (5.91%) Git (software)
6 18 (4.43%) TeamCity
7 12 (2.96%) MSBuild
8 10 (2.46%) JIRA
9 9 (2.22%) CruiseControl
9 9 (2.22%) StyleCop
10 7 (1.72%) SpecFlow
11 6 (1.48%) Selenium
12 5 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (1.23%) MSTest
13 4 (0.99%) Moq
13 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.99%) Fiddler
13 4 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (0.74%) Xcode
General
1 66 (16.26%) Finance
2 33 (8.13%) Banking
3 25 (6.16%) Back Office
4 19 (4.68%) Front Office
5 17 (4.19%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.69%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.46%) Legal
8 9 (2.22%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.72%) Retail
10 5 (1.23%) Local Government
10 5 (1.23%) Law
11 2 (0.49%) Games
11 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.25%) Marketing
12 1 (0.25%) French Language
12 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
12 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 364 (89.66%) Developer
2 184 (45.32%) .NET Developer
3 134 (33.00%) C# Developer
4 88 (21.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 59 (14.53%) Senior Developer
6 53 (13.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 47 (11.58%) ASP.NET Developer
8 42 (10.34%) Web Developer
9 23 (5.67%) Software Developer
10 18 (4.43%) Senior .NET Developer
11 14 (3.45%) .NET Web Developer
12 13 (3.20%) Software Engineer
12 13 (3.20%) Microsoft Developer
13 11 (2.71%) Senior C# Developer
13 11 (2.71%) CRM Developer
14 10 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 10 (2.46%) Analyst
14 10 (2.46%) SQL Developer
15 9 (2.22%) Programmer
15 9 (2.22%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 373 (91.87%) .NET
2 275 (67.73%) .NET Framework
3 245 (60.34%) ASP.NET
4 205 (50.49%) Entity Framework
5 199 (49.01%) WCF
6 185 (45.57%) jQuery
7 140 (34.48%) HTML
8 134 (33.00%) CSS
8 134 (33.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 108 (26.60%) XML
10 104 (25.62%) Web Services
11 87 (21.43%) Ajax
12 70 (17.24%) WPF
13 68 (16.75%) AngularJS
14 63 (15.52%) ASP.NET Web API
15 55 (13.55%) JSON
16 52 (12.81%) HTML5
17 45 (11.08%) Razor View Engine
18 42 (10.34%) SOAP
19 41 (10.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.16%) Computer Science
2 21 (5.17%) N-Tier
3 13 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (2.96%) Mathematics
5 11 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
6 9 (2.22%) Physics
7 7 (1.72%) Derivative
7 7 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
8 6 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.48%) NHS
9 5 (1.23%) W3C
9 5 (1.23%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.99%) User Experience
11 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.74%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.49%) Clustering
12 2 (0.49%) Equities
12 2 (0.49%) IVR
12 2 (0.49%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 60 (14.78%) Windows
2 8 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (1.72%) Windows 8
4 5 (1.23%) Windows XP
5 4 (0.99%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.74%) Android
6 3 (0.74%) Linux
7 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.49%) UNIX
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (56.90%) MVC
2 193 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (31.03%) Unit Testing
4 105 (25.86%) TDD
5 94 (23.15%) Scrum
6 93 (22.91%) OO
7 45 (11.08%) OOP
8 40 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (8.62%) Web Development
10 34 (8.37%) BDD
11 32 (7.88%) E-Commerce
12 30 (7.39%) OOD
12 30 (7.39%) SOA
13 27 (6.65%) Mentoring
14 26 (6.40%) CRM
15 25 (6.16%) Software Engineering
16 24 (5.91%) SDLC
17 18 (4.43%) MVVM
18 16 (3.94%) Multithreading
19 14 (3.45%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 372 (91.63%) C#
2 243 (59.85%) SQL
3 204 (50.25%) JavaScript
4 112 (27.59%) T-SQL
5 21 (5.17%) Java
6 15 (3.69%) VB.NET
7 14 (3.45%) PL/SQL
8 11 (2.71%) VBScript
9 9 (2.22%) PHP
9 9 (2.22%) C++
10 6 (1.48%) XAML
10 6 (1.48%) XPath
11 4 (0.99%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.74%) Python
12 3 (0.74%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.49%) VB6
13 2 (0.49%) Ruby
13 2 (0.49%) VB
13 2 (0.49%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (10.59%) Degree
2 13 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (2.71%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.23%) MCSD
6 4 (0.99%) MCAD
7 1 (0.25%) HND
7 1 (0.25%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.99%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.74%) QA
2 3 (0.74%) HL7
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.25%) WCAG
3 1 (0.25%) EMIR
3 1 (0.25%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 9 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.74%) SCOM
2 2 (0.49%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 129 (31.77%) Microsoft
2 35 (8.62%) Oracle
3 19 (4.68%) Telerik
3 19 (4.68%) Sitecore
4 14 (3.45%) EPiServer
5 5 (1.23%) Sybase
5 5 (1.23%) DevExpress
5 5 (1.23%) Twitter
6 3 (0.74%) Ektron
6 3 (0.74%) TIBCO
6 3 (0.74%) IBM
7 2 (0.49%) HP
7 2 (0.49%) Infragistics
7 2 (0.49%) SAP
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe
8 1 (0.25%) Reuters
8 1 (0.25%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.25%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.25%) Perforce
8 1 (0.25%) ION Trading
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