The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 333 369 269
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -100
Contract jobs citing LINQ 288 196 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.41% 0.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.91% 1.54% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 142 254
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% +15.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Average hourly rate £32.00 £36.23 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.67% +3.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £28.24 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £43.90 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £29.96 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.81% -14.40%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15092 12752 15272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.79% 26.68% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9721 7959 9018
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 359 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +29 277 £350 -6.66% 160
London -15 99 £400 -11.11% 36
South East +12 68 £350 -6.66% 46
City of London +3 36 £513 -0.48% 14
North West -4 33 £350 +16.18% 25
East of England -8 33 £325 -8.77% 13
Surrey +16 29 £420 -6.66% 16
Manchester +1 22 £350 +17.64% 16
West Midlands -9 19 £300 -7.69% 11
Woking -3 17 £420 +29.23% 4
East Midlands -10 13 £260 -20.00% 10
Birmingham +1 12 £300 -7.69% 3
Yorkshire -4 12 £290 -3.33% 9
Essex -13 10 £350 +22.63%
Buckinghamshire -18 10 £265 -11.66% 3
Oxfordshire - 10 £320 - 1
Cheshire -9 8 £404 +22.90% 6
Leeds -10 8 £240 -20.00% 3
West Yorkshire -17 8 £240 -20.00% 5
Hertfordshire -1 7 £250 -37.50% 1
Suffolk -2 7 £425 -5.55% 1
Brighton -1 6 £285 -28.75% 1
East Sussex -3 6 £285 -28.75% 1
Ipswich -10 6 £425 +25.92%
South West -29 6 £280 -10.40% 6
Norfolk - 6 £310 - 3
Norwich - 6 £310 - 3
Cambridgeshire -10 5 - - 2
Northamptonshire -12 5 £219 -15.86% 2
Scotland -14 5 £283 +0.89% 10

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

1 478 (96.18%) C#
2 469 (94.37%) .NET
3 339 (68.21%) SQL Server
4 283 (56.94%) ASP.NET
5 256 (51.51%) WCF
6 245 (49.30%) MVC
7 238 (47.89%) HTML
8 233 (46.88%) SQL
9 231 (46.48%) JavaScript
10 224 (45.07%) CSS
11 221 (44.47%) jQuery
12 209 (42.05%) .NET Framework
13 186 (37.42%) Visual Studio
14 183 (36.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 152 (30.58%) XML
16 145 (29.18%) SQL Server 2008
17 140 (28.17%) WPF
18 135 (27.16%) Scrum
19 131 (26.36%) ASP.NET MVC
20 125 (25.15%) Ajax
20 125 (25.15%) Web Services
21 122 (24.55%) Microsoft
22 120 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
23 116 (23.34%) TDD
24 100 (20.12%) T-SQL
25 94 (18.91%) Team Foundation Server
26 88 (17.71%) Windows
27 76 (15.29%) HTML5
28 68 (13.68%) OO
29 65 (13.08%) SOAP

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 45 (9.05%) CMS
2 41 (8.25%) SharePoint
3 30 (6.04%) IIS
4 23 (4.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (1.81%) Umbraco
7 8 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.01%) TIBCO EMS
8 5 (1.01%) MS Project Server
9 4 (0.80%) Sitefinity
9 4 (0.80%) Orchard CMS
9 4 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.60%) Node.js
10 3 (0.60%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.40%) GemFire
11 2 (0.40%) Apache
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.20%) DNN
12 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 38 (7.65%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.82%) MS Office
3 10 (2.01%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.01%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.40%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) RMDS
2 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.20%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.61%) Office 365
3 7 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.22%) Internet
2 14 (2.82%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.81%) HTTP
4 6 (1.21%) DNS
4 6 (1.21%) Intranet
5 5 (1.01%) Network Security
5 5 (1.01%) CTI
6 4 (0.80%) Extranet
6 4 (0.80%) LDAP
7 3 (0.60%) DMZ
7 3 (0.60%) Firewall
8 2 (0.40%) SMS
9 1 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (68.21%) SQL Server
2 145 (29.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (9.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 42 (8.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (7.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 37 (7.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (3.82%) RavenDB
8 15 (3.02%) NoSQL
9 12 (2.41%) MongoDB
9 12 (2.41%) Couchbase
9 12 (2.41%) Relational Database
10 10 (2.01%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.41%) MySQL
12 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.21%) SQLite
13 6 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 186 (37.42%) Visual Studio
2 94 (18.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (10.26%) Git (software)
4 41 (8.25%) NUnit
5 35 (7.04%) Subversion
6 22 (4.43%) ReSharper
6 22 (4.43%) Moq
7 19 (3.82%) MSTest
7 19 (3.82%) SpecFlow
8 18 (3.62%) TeamCity
9 15 (3.02%) Jenkins
10 12 (2.41%) Visual Studio Team System
11 11 (2.21%) JIRA
11 11 (2.21%) Hudson
12 9 (1.81%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.61%) Rhino Mocks
14 6 (1.21%) XMLUnit
14 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 5 (1.01%) CruiseControl
16 4 (0.80%) Mercurial
General
1 55 (11.07%) Finance
2 45 (9.05%) Banking
3 32 (6.44%) Front Office
4 24 (4.83%) Investment Banking
5 20 (4.02%) Retail
6 13 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.41%) Back Office
8 7 (1.41%) Publishing
9 6 (1.21%) Legal
10 5 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.01%) Advertising
11 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.80%) Games
12 3 (0.60%) Marketing
12 3 (0.60%) Electronics
13 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.20%) Law
13 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 453 (91.15%) Developer
2 284 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 181 (36.42%) C# Developer
4 116 (23.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 67 (13.48%) ASP.NET Developer
6 40 (8.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 39 (7.85%) Web Developer
7 39 (7.85%) Senior Developer
8 36 (7.24%) Software Developer
9 31 (6.24%) Software Engineer
10 25 (5.03%) Programmer
11 20 (4.02%) .NET Programmer
11 20 (4.02%) WPF Developer
12 19 (3.82%) Agile .NET Developer
13 18 (3.62%) Agile C# Developer
13 18 (3.62%) .NET Software Developer
13 18 (3.62%) Senior .NET Developer
14 15 (3.02%) .NET Web Developer
14 15 (3.02%) SQL Developer
15 14 (2.82%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 469 (94.37%) .NET
2 283 (56.94%) ASP.NET
3 256 (51.51%) WCF
4 238 (47.89%) HTML
5 224 (45.07%) CSS
6 221 (44.47%) jQuery
7 209 (42.05%) .NET Framework
8 183 (36.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 152 (30.58%) XML
10 140 (28.17%) WPF
11 131 (26.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 125 (25.15%) Ajax
12 125 (25.15%) Web Services
13 76 (15.29%) HTML5
14 65 (13.08%) SOAP
15 54 (10.87%) WinForms
16 52 (10.46%) JSON
17 48 (9.66%) CSS3
18 45 (9.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 42 (8.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.83%) N-Tier
2 20 (4.02%) Derivative
2 20 (4.02%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.41%) Inversion of Control
4 11 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (1.81%) Mathematics
5 9 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.61%) Market Risk
7 7 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (1.01%) RIA
9 4 (0.80%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.80%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.80%) Web 2.0
9 4 (0.80%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.80%) Equities
9 4 (0.80%) CESG
9 4 (0.80%) NHS
10 3 (0.60%) Credit Derivative
10 3 (0.60%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 88 (17.71%) Windows
2 21 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.41%) Linux
5 3 (0.60%) Android
6 1 (0.20%) UNIX
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (49.30%) MVC
2 135 (27.16%) Scrum
3 120 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (23.34%) TDD
5 68 (13.68%) OO
6 57 (11.47%) Unit Testing
7 55 (11.07%) Multithreading
7 55 (11.07%) Software Engineering
8 52 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
9 46 (9.26%) MVVM
10 41 (8.25%) Dependency Injection
11 40 (8.05%) Web Development
11 40 (8.05%) OOP
12 30 (6.04%) Content Management
13 29 (5.84%) OOD
13 29 (5.84%) SOA
14 26 (5.23%) Migration
15 23 (4.63%) UML
16 21 (4.23%) E-Commerce
17 19 (3.82%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 478 (96.18%) C#
2 233 (46.88%) SQL
3 231 (46.48%) JavaScript
4 100 (20.12%) T-SQL
5 43 (8.65%) VB.NET
6 25 (5.03%) XAML
7 23 (4.63%) VB
8 13 (2.62%) VBA
9 12 (2.41%) VB6
10 11 (2.21%) C++
10 11 (2.21%) PowerShell
11 10 (2.01%) Python
12 8 (1.61%) VBScript
13 7 (1.41%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.21%) C
14 6 (1.21%) PHP
15 5 (1.01%) Java
16 3 (0.60%) XPath
17 2 (0.40%) Bourne shell
17 2 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (7.04%) Degree
2 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.01%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.80%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.60%) MBA
6 2 (0.40%) MCP
6 2 (0.40%) ISEB
7 1 (0.20%) MCAD
7 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.20%) MCITP
7 1 (0.20%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.81%) QA
2 4 (0.80%) EMIR
2 4 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.40%) CRD IV
3 2 (0.40%) Basel III
4 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
4 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.60%) Puppet
3 2 (0.40%) MOM
4 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 122 (24.55%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.23%) Oracle
3 15 (3.02%) Telerik
4 14 (2.82%) Sitecore
5 11 (2.21%) Ektron
6 9 (1.81%) DevExpress
7 6 (1.21%) TIBCO
8 5 (1.01%) Murex
8 5 (1.01%) Twitter
9 4 (0.80%) Sybase
9 4 (0.80%) Google
10 3 (0.60%) SAP
11 2 (0.40%) IBM
11 2 (0.40%) CA
11 2 (0.40%) Infragistics
11 2 (0.40%) DataSynapse
11 2 (0.40%) Red Gate
11 2 (0.40%) ION Trading
12 1 (0.20%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.20%) EPiServer
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