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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 403 368 336
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -32
Contract jobs citing LINQ 183 197 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.40% 0.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% 1.47% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 123 143
Average daily rate
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£350 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £31.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -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
13576 13373 12086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.64% 27.09% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8850 8409 7599
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 245 303
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 £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -24 180 £350 -6.60% 134
London +1 85 £400 -5.88% 42
South East -11 31 £325 +4.00% 19
City of London +12 30 £400 -23.80% 13
North West -21 17 £304 -22.11% 28
South West -4 14 £375 +35.13% 13
Manchester -14 13 £315 -19.23% 24
Buckinghamshire +2 10 £311 - 4
West Midlands -1 10 £338 +18.42% 13
Yorkshire -5 10 £325 +13.04% 7
East Sussex -1 9 £305 +7.01% 1
Brighton -6 9 £305 +7.01%
Wiltshire +6 8 £375 +33.92% 3
East Midlands 0 7 £330 +7.75% 5
Swindon - 7 £375 - 3
East of England +10 5 £288 -20.68% 3
Berkshire 0 5 £325 - 2
Staffordshire -2 5 £300 - 2
Leicestershire - 5 £350 - 1
Hertfordshire +5 4 £288 -
York 0 4 £320 +10.34% 1
North Yorkshire -8 4 £320 +10.34% 1
West Yorkshire -10 4 £338 +22.72% 5
Leeds -18 4 £338 +22.72% 4
Leicester - 4 £350 -
High Wycombe - 4 £325 -
Reading - 4 £325 - 1
Cheshire +4 3 £290 -3.33% 3
Birmingham -4 3 £355 +50.26% 1
Hampshire -10 3 £351 +12.16% 3

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 325 (94.48%) C#
2 316 (91.86%) .NET
3 233 (67.73%) SQL Server
4 229 (66.57%) .NET Framework
5 227 (65.99%) ASP.NET
6 207 (60.17%) MVC
7 192 (55.81%) JavaScript
8 190 (55.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 174 (50.58%) WCF
10 173 (50.29%) SQL
11 170 (49.42%) Agile Software Development
12 169 (49.13%) jQuery
13 162 (47.09%) CSS
14 158 (45.93%) HTML
15 147 (42.73%) ASP.NET MVC
16 130 (37.79%) Visual Studio
17 124 (36.05%) TDD
18 122 (35.47%) Web Services
19 115 (33.43%) T-SQL
20 109 (31.69%) Microsoft
21 102 (29.65%) XML
22 98 (28.49%) SQL Server 2008
23 90 (26.16%) Scrum
24 79 (22.97%) OO
25 78 (22.67%) Ajax
26 61 (17.73%) Team Foundation Server
27 57 (16.57%) Unit Testing
27 57 (16.57%) WPF
28 56 (16.28%) Razor View Engine
29 49 (14.24%) SQL Server 2012

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 36 (10.47%) CMS
2 30 (8.72%) IIS
3 17 (4.94%) Umbraco
4 14 (4.07%) Sitecore CMS
4 14 (4.07%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.49%) Kentico
6 8 (2.33%) Node.js
6 8 (2.33%) Apache
7 7 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (2.03%) EPiServer CMS
8 5 (1.45%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.45%) Orchard CMS
8 5 (1.45%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.16%) JBoss
10 3 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.58%) Sitefinity
12 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.29%) Confluence
12 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 29 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.45%) MS Office
3 4 (1.16%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.58%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (3.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (11.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.87%) SaaS
2 3 (0.87%) Office 365
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.91%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.03%) Internet
3 2 (0.58%) Intranet
4 1 (0.29%) HTTP
4 1 (0.29%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.29%) Network Security
4 1 (0.29%) DNS
4 1 (0.29%) SSL
4 1 (0.29%) SAN
4 1 (0.29%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (67.73%) SQL Server
2 98 (28.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (14.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (5.52%) Relational Database
6 15 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (3.78%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (2.62%) RavenDB
9 7 (2.03%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.45%) DTS
10 5 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.16%) Big Data
11 4 (1.16%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.87%) SQLite
12 3 (0.87%) Oracle9i Database
13 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.58%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 130 (37.79%) Visual Studio
2 61 (17.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 46 (13.37%) NUnit
4 27 (7.85%) Moq
5 23 (6.69%) ReSharper
6 21 (6.10%) Subversion
7 20 (5.81%) StyleCop
8 19 (5.52%) Git (software)
9 15 (4.36%) Selenium
10 13 (3.78%) Rhino Mocks
11 12 (3.49%) MSTest
11 12 (3.49%) JIRA
12 11 (3.20%) SpecFlow
12 11 (3.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (2.03%) Jenkins
13 7 (2.03%) JUnit
14 6 (1.74%) Cucumber
14 6 (1.74%) FxCop
15 5 (1.45%) Mercurial
15 5 (1.45%) MSBuild
General
1 46 (13.37%) Finance
2 22 (6.40%) Front Office
3 19 (5.52%) Retail
4 16 (4.65%) Back Office
5 14 (4.07%) Banking
6 5 (1.45%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.16%) Legal
8 3 (0.87%) Local Government
9 2 (0.58%) Marketing
9 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 308 (89.53%) Developer
2 168 (48.84%) .NET Developer
3 110 (31.98%) C# Developer
4 75 (21.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 51 (14.83%) ASP.NET Developer
6 47 (13.66%) Web Developer
7 40 (11.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 35 (10.17%) Senior Developer
9 17 (4.94%) .NET Web Developer
10 15 (4.36%) Senior .NET Developer
10 15 (4.36%) Analyst
11 14 (4.07%) WPF Developer
12 13 (3.78%) Microsoft Developer
13 10 (2.91%) Software Developer
13 10 (2.91%) Applications Developer
13 10 (2.91%) Programmer
13 10 (2.91%) Agile .NET Developer
14 9 (2.62%) Senior Web Developer
14 9 (2.62%) Lead Developer
14 9 (2.62%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (91.86%) .NET
2 229 (66.57%) .NET Framework
3 227 (65.99%) ASP.NET
4 190 (55.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 174 (50.58%) WCF
6 169 (49.13%) jQuery
7 162 (47.09%) CSS
8 158 (45.93%) HTML
9 147 (42.73%) ASP.NET MVC
10 122 (35.47%) Web Services
11 102 (29.65%) XML
12 78 (22.67%) Ajax
13 57 (16.57%) WPF
14 56 (16.28%) Razor View Engine
15 48 (13.95%) HTML5
16 46 (13.37%) CSS3
17 44 (12.79%) ASP.NET Web API
18 40 (11.63%) RESTful
19 35 (10.17%) XSLT
19 35 (10.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.40%) Inversion of Control
2 16 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.78%) N-Tier
5 12 (3.49%) Derivative
6 11 (3.20%) Equities
6 11 (3.20%) Mathematics
7 8 (2.33%) Open Source
7 8 (2.33%) Fixed Income
8 7 (2.03%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (1.45%) NHS
9 5 (1.45%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.45%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.45%) User Experience
10 4 (1.16%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.16%) Physics
10 4 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.16%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.16%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.14%) Windows
2 4 (1.16%) Linux
2 4 (1.16%) Android
2 4 (1.16%) UNIX
3 3 (0.87%) Windows 7
3 3 (0.87%) Windows 8
4 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (60.17%) MVC
2 170 (49.42%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (36.05%) TDD
4 90 (26.16%) Scrum
5 79 (22.97%) OO
6 57 (16.57%) Unit Testing
7 45 (13.08%) Web Development
7 45 (13.08%) BDD
8 41 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (11.63%) OOD
10 33 (9.59%) E-Commerce
11 29 (8.43%) Dependency Injection
12 25 (7.27%) OOP
13 24 (6.98%) SOA
13 24 (6.98%) MVVM
14 22 (6.40%) CRM
15 19 (5.52%) Mentoring
16 16 (4.65%) Pair Programming
17 15 (4.36%) Workflow
18 12 (3.49%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 325 (94.48%) C#
2 192 (55.81%) JavaScript
3 173 (50.29%) SQL
4 115 (33.43%) T-SQL
5 22 (6.40%) Java
5 22 (6.40%) VB.NET
6 13 (3.78%) VBScript
7 12 (3.49%) XAML
8 10 (2.91%) XPath
9 9 (2.62%) VB
10 8 (2.33%) C++
11 7 (2.03%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.74%) Ruby
13 5 (1.45%) Groovy
14 4 (1.16%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.87%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.58%) R
16 2 (0.58%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.58%) VBA
16 2 (0.58%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (7.85%) VCP4
2 26 (7.56%) Degree
3 20 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.16%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.87%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.87%) MCAD
5 3 (0.87%) MCSD
6 1 (0.29%) MCTS
6 1 (0.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.33%) QA
2 3 (0.87%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.87%) SLA
2 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.58%) EMIR
3 2 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.29%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 109 (31.69%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.43%) Oracle
3 19 (5.52%) Sitecore
4 18 (5.23%) EPiServer
5 13 (3.78%) Telerik
6 11 (3.20%) DevExpress
7 6 (1.74%) Typemock
8 5 (1.45%) Twitter
9 4 (1.16%) Infragistics
10 3 (0.87%) Ektron
10 3 (0.87%) VMware
10 3 (0.87%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.58%) IBM
11 2 (0.58%) SAP
11 2 (0.58%) Citrix
11 2 (0.58%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.58%) Sencha
12 1 (0.29%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.29%) Nintex
12 1 (0.29%) TIBCO
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