The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 515 477 419
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -58
Contract jobs citing LINQ 129 170 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.30% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.82% 1.09% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 124 138
Median daily rate £350 £375 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £543 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 -

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
15654 15651 14671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.93% 27.48% 27.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10946 10535 9510
Median daily rate £415 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 218 206
Median hourly rate £38.75 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £16.16 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing LINQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -59 124 £350 -6.66% 76
London -62 41 £393 -7.64% 27
South East +9 26 £350 +12.90% 15
South West +19 16 £325 -7.14% 7
East Midlands +9 16 £469 +52.43% 3
Hampshire +17 8 £419 +58.01% 6
Gloucestershire +5 8 £325 -13.33% 1
North West -10 8 £330 +1.53% 13
Buckinghamshire +13 6 £306 +6.52% 4
Leicestershire +10 6 £463 -
East of England +7 6 £336 +1.89% 3
West Midlands -20 6 £310 +3.33% 5
Middlesex - 6 £360 -
Bristol +4 5 £350 -17.64% 2
Leicester +2 5 £463 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £525 - 1
Scotland +5 4 £325 - 1
Yorkshire +4 4 £315 -13.10% 3
Manchester -12 4 £335 +3.07% 5
Northampton - 4 £525 -
Cambridgeshire +12 3 £500 +53.84% 1
Milton Keynes +10 3 £310 +7.82% 2
Cambridge +8 3 £500 +60.00% 1
City of London +4 3 £451 -7.43% 3
Suffolk +3 3 £325 -7.14%
Uxbridge - 3 £360 -
Derbyshire - 3 £275 - 1
Reading +4 2 £363 +16.00%
Glasgow +3 2 £325 -
Berkshire -1 2 £363 +16.00% 1

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for LINQ.

1 260 (97.01%) C#
2 256 (95.52%) .NET
3 194 (72.39%) SQL Server
4 150 (55.97%) JavaScript
5 146 (54.48%) MVC
6 139 (51.87%) SQL
7 138 (51.49%) .NET Framework
8 126 (47.01%) jQuery
8 126 (47.01%) HTML
9 125 (46.64%) ASP.NET
10 119 (44.40%) Entity Framework
11 102 (38.06%) CSS
12 92 (34.33%) Microsoft
13 89 (33.21%) Team Foundation Server
14 84 (31.34%) TDD
15 83 (30.97%) WCF
16 79 (29.48%) HTML5
16 79 (29.48%) AngularJS
17 75 (27.99%) Visual Studio
18 72 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
19 68 (25.37%) XML
19 68 (25.37%) T-SQL
20 67 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
21 59 (22.01%) Windows
22 55 (20.52%) WPF
23 53 (19.78%) Web Services
24 47 (17.54%) Ajax
25 45 (16.79%) Scrum
26 44 (16.42%) OOP
27 41 (15.30%) Twitter Bootstrap

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (11.19%) CMS
2 25 (9.33%) IIS
3 24 (8.96%) SharePoint
4 17 (6.34%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (5.97%) Sitecore CMS
6 10 (3.73%) Umbraco
7 9 (3.36%) EPiServer CMS
8 7 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.87%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.75%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.37%) SAS
11 1 (0.37%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (8.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.12%) Endur
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) RMDS
3 1 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.87%) SaaS
3 2 (0.75%) GitHub
3 2 (0.75%) Office 365
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.37%) IaaS
4 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.48%) HTTP
2 5 (1.87%) DNS
2 5 (1.87%) SSL
2 5 (1.87%) Wireshark
3 4 (1.49%) DMZ
3 4 (1.49%) Extranet
3 4 (1.49%) Intranet
4 1 (0.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (72.39%) SQL Server
2 31 (11.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 31 (11.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (7.46%) Relational Database
4 16 (5.97%) Oracle Database
5 14 (5.22%) RDBMS
6 12 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (2.61%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.61%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.75%) Biml
10 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.75%) MySQL
10 2 (0.75%) Power BI
10 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.37%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 89 (33.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 75 (27.99%) Visual Studio
3 38 (14.18%) Git (software)
4 29 (10.82%) NUnit
5 13 (4.85%) git-flow
5 13 (4.85%) jspm
5 13 (4.85%) SpecFlow
5 13 (4.85%) TeamCity
6 12 (4.48%) Selenium
7 9 (3.36%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (2.99%) Moq
8 8 (2.99%) MSBuild
8 8 (2.99%) Subversion
9 7 (2.61%) Jenkins
10 6 (2.24%) JIRA
11 5 (1.87%) Fiddler
12 4 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.49%) FitNesse
13 3 (1.12%) CruiseControl
13 3 (1.12%) ReSharper
General
1 17 (6.34%) Finance
2 11 (4.10%) Advertising
3 10 (3.73%) Banking
4 8 (2.99%) Back Office
5 7 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.24%) Front Office
6 6 (2.24%) Local Government
6 6 (2.24%) Marketing
7 4 (1.49%) Law
8 3 (1.12%) Retail
9 2 (0.75%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.75%) Games
10 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.37%) French Language
10 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 245 (91.42%) Developer
2 157 (58.58%) .NET Developer
3 92 (34.33%) C# Developer
4 68 (25.37%) C# .NET Developer
5 41 (15.30%) ASP.NET Developer
6 34 (12.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 33 (12.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 30 (11.19%) Senior Developer
9 25 (9.33%) SQL Developer
10 23 (8.58%) Software Developer
11 19 (7.09%) Senior .NET Developer
12 16 (5.97%) Applications Developer
13 13 (4.85%) Web Developer
14 12 (4.48%) CMS Developer
15 11 (4.10%) .NET Web Developer
16 10 (3.73%) .NET Software Developer
16 10 (3.73%) Messaging Developer
17 9 (3.36%) Angular Developer
17 9 (3.36%) EPiServer Developer
18 8 (2.99%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (95.52%) .NET
2 138 (51.49%) .NET Framework
3 126 (47.01%) HTML
3 126 (47.01%) jQuery
4 125 (46.64%) ASP.NET
5 119 (44.40%) Entity Framework
6 102 (38.06%) CSS
7 83 (30.97%) WCF
8 79 (29.48%) AngularJS
8 79 (29.48%) HTML5
9 68 (25.37%) XML
10 67 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 55 (20.52%) WPF
12 53 (19.78%) Web Services
13 47 (17.54%) Ajax
14 41 (15.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 39 (14.55%) ASP.NET Web API
16 35 (13.06%) WinForms
17 32 (11.94%) ADO.NET
18 30 (11.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.85%) N-Tier
3 10 (3.73%) Client/Server
4 9 (3.36%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.61%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.24%) User Experience
7 4 (1.49%) Clustering
7 4 (1.49%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.12%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.12%) NHS
8 3 (1.12%) Tandem
8 3 (1.12%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.75%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.75%) Equities
9 2 (0.75%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.37%) Derivative
10 1 (0.37%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 59 (22.01%) Windows
2 13 (4.85%) Windows 10
3 9 (3.36%) Windows Phone
4 7 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.37%) Android
5 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (54.48%) MVC
2 84 (31.34%) TDD
3 72 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (16.79%) Scrum
5 44 (16.42%) OOP
6 30 (11.19%) Unit Testing
7 29 (10.82%) BDD
7 29 (10.82%) Web Development
8 28 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (10.45%) SOLID
9 23 (8.58%) OO
10 20 (7.46%) SDLC
11 17 (6.34%) MVVM
12 15 (5.60%) Project Management
12 15 (5.60%) Software Engineering
13 14 (5.22%) Multithreading
13 14 (5.22%) Responsive Web Design
14 13 (4.85%) Content Management
14 13 (4.85%) Dependency Injection
15 12 (4.48%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 260 (97.01%) C#
2 150 (55.97%) JavaScript
3 139 (51.87%) SQL
4 68 (25.37%) T-SQL
5 25 (9.33%) VB.NET
6 14 (5.22%) PHP
6 14 (5.22%) XAML
7 13 (4.85%) TypeScript
8 12 (4.48%) Python
9 10 (3.73%) Java
10 9 (3.36%) ECMAScript
10 9 (3.36%) PL/SQL
10 9 (3.36%) Ruby
11 5 (1.87%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.87%) VBScript
12 4 (1.49%) Perl
13 2 (0.75%) C++
13 2 (0.75%) Delphi
14 1 (0.37%) VB
14 1 (0.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (6.34%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.60%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.48%) Degree
4 3 (1.12%) MCITP
4 3 (1.12%) MCTS
4 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
1 8 (2.99%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.37%) EMIR
2 1 (0.37%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6 (2.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.12%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.37%) Control-M
2 1 (0.37%) MOM
Vendors
1 92 (34.33%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.58%) Oracle
3 17 (6.34%) Sitecore
4 15 (5.60%) Twitter
5 12 (4.48%) EPiServer
6 9 (3.36%) RedGate
7 7 (2.61%) Telerik
8 6 (2.24%) Apple
9 3 (1.12%) Ektron
9 3 (1.12%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.75%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.37%) Perforce
11 1 (0.37%) SAP
11 1 (0.37%) TIBCO
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