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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 538 426 336
Rank change year-on-year
-112 -90
Contract jobs citing LINQ 118 208 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.38% 0.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.78% 1.42% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 147 217
Median daily rate £360 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.81%

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
15110 14689 14482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.70% 27.00% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10708 9655 9625
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 203 177
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.20 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -93 116 £361 +6.25% 119
London -79 39 £375 - 44
South East -15 21 £388 +31.35% 16
East Midlands +15 13 £469 +44.23% 5
South West -4 12 £338 -7.53% 12
West Midlands -6 12 £525 +40.93% 11
East of England +14 11 £336 -10.33% 8
Leicestershire +6 8 £463 - 1
City of London +2 6 £506 +19.11% 6
North West -26 6 £303 -10.37% 15
Leicester - 6 £463 -
Gloucestershire +4 5 £325 -10.95% 1
Berkshire -7 5 £550 +86.44% 1
Middlesex - 5 £351 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £525 - 1
Birmingham +7 4 £525 +41.89% 3
Essex -1 4 £350 -6.66% 1
Surrey -8 4 £400 +29.03% 4
Manchester -25 4 £303 -12.00% 10
Northampton - 4 £525 -
Buckinghamshire +5 3 £310 +7.82% 5
Norwich - 3 £310 -
Norfolk - 3 £310 -
Coventry - 3 £525 - 3
Cambridgeshire +10 2 £350 +16.66% 2
East Sussex +4 2 - - 1
Cambridge +2 2 £350 +16.66% 1
Brighton 0 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes -1 2 £310 +7.82% 2
Reading -3 2 £375 +27.11%

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 245 (92.11%) C#
2 244 (91.73%) .NET
3 180 (67.67%) SQL Server
4 148 (55.64%) MVC
5 141 (53.01%) JavaScript
6 135 (50.75%) .NET Framework
7 133 (50.00%) ASP.NET
8 131 (49.25%) SQL
9 127 (47.74%) Entity Framework
10 123 (46.24%) HTML
10 123 (46.24%) jQuery
11 96 (36.09%) CSS
12 94 (35.34%) WCF
13 87 (32.71%) Microsoft
14 85 (31.95%) Team Foundation Server
15 80 (30.08%) ASP.NET MVC
16 76 (28.57%) AngularJS
17 75 (28.20%) HTML5
18 74 (27.82%) Visual Studio
19 72 (27.07%) Windows
19 72 (27.07%) TDD
20 70 (26.32%) T-SQL
21 64 (24.06%) Agile Software Development
22 62 (23.31%) WPF
23 60 (22.56%) XML
24 46 (17.29%) Web Services
25 45 (16.92%) Ajax
26 42 (15.79%) Git (software)
27 41 (15.41%) WinForms
27 41 (15.41%) Unit Testing

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 25 (9.40%) IIS
2 20 (7.52%) CMS
3 18 (6.77%) SharePoint
4 15 (5.64%) Node.js
5 11 (4.14%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (3.76%) Umbraco
7 8 (3.01%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.13%) EPiServer CMS
10 3 (1.13%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.75%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.38%) Apache
12 1 (0.38%) Kentico
12 1 (0.38%) nginx
12 1 (0.38%) SAS
12 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.38%) Sitefinity
12 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.50%) Endur
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) RMDS
3 1 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.26%) SaaS
3 4 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.75%) Office 365
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.38%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.38%) IaaS
5 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.26%) HTTP
2 9 (3.38%) DNS
2 9 (3.38%) SSL
3 5 (1.88%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.50%) DMZ
4 4 (1.50%) Extranet
4 4 (1.50%) Intranet
4 4 (1.50%) SMTP
5 2 (0.75%) DVB
6 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (67.67%) SQL Server
2 37 (13.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (10.90%) Relational Database
4 24 (9.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (8.27%) Oracle Database
6 20 (7.52%) RDBMS
7 11 (4.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (3.38%) Oracle9i Database
9 9 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (2.26%) Big Data
10 6 (2.26%) HBase
11 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.75%) Biml
12 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.75%) MySQL
12 2 (0.75%) Power BI
12 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 85 (31.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 74 (27.82%) Visual Studio
3 42 (15.79%) Git (software)
4 37 (13.91%) NUnit
5 17 (6.39%) TeamCity
6 15 (5.64%) MSBuild
6 15 (5.64%) Selenium
7 14 (5.26%) git-flow
7 14 (5.26%) jspm
8 11 (4.14%) Moq
8 11 (4.14%) Oracle Forms
8 11 (4.14%) SpecFlow
8 11 (4.14%) Subversion
9 7 (2.63%) Jenkins
9 7 (2.63%) NSubstitute
10 5 (1.88%) Fiddler
10 5 (1.88%) Jasmine
10 5 (1.88%) JIRA
10 5 (1.88%) NCrunch
10 5 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 20 (7.52%) Finance
2 13 (4.89%) Banking
3 9 (3.38%) Back Office
3 9 (3.38%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.01%) Front Office
5 7 (2.63%) Advertising
6 6 (2.26%) Local Government
7 3 (1.13%) Law
7 3 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.75%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.75%) Games
8 2 (0.75%) Retail
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
9 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.38%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 231 (86.84%) Developer
2 144 (54.14%) .NET Developer
3 95 (35.71%) C# Developer
4 60 (22.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 46 (17.29%) ASP.NET Developer
6 37 (13.91%) Senior Developer
7 34 (12.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 29 (10.90%) Software Developer
9 26 (9.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 25 (9.40%) SQL Developer
11 20 (7.52%) Senior .NET Developer
12 17 (6.39%) Applications Developer
13 13 (4.89%) Web Developer
14 12 (4.51%) .NET Software Developer
14 12 (4.51%) .NET Web Developer
14 12 (4.51%) WPF Developer
15 11 (4.14%) Senior C# Developer
16 10 (3.76%) C# Software Developer
16 10 (3.76%) Full Stack Developer
16 10 (3.76%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (91.73%) .NET
2 135 (50.75%) .NET Framework
3 133 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 127 (47.74%) Entity Framework
5 123 (46.24%) HTML
5 123 (46.24%) jQuery
6 96 (36.09%) CSS
7 94 (35.34%) WCF
8 80 (30.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 76 (28.57%) AngularJS
10 75 (28.20%) HTML5
11 62 (23.31%) WPF
12 60 (22.56%) XML
13 46 (17.29%) Web Services
14 45 (16.92%) Ajax
15 41 (15.41%) WinForms
16 38 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 37 (13.91%) JSON
18 35 (13.16%) ADO.NET
19 33 (12.41%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.89%) Client/Server
4 11 (4.14%) Inversion of Control
5 8 (3.01%) User Experience
6 7 (2.63%) Clustering
7 6 (2.26%) NHS
7 6 (2.26%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.88%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.50%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.13%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.13%) DTV
10 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.13%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.13%) Tandem
10 3 (1.13%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.75%) Data Extraction
11 2 (0.75%) IPTV
11 2 (0.75%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 72 (27.07%) Windows
2 14 (5.26%) Windows 10
3 13 (4.89%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.14%) Android
5 10 (3.76%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.38%) CentOS
6 1 (0.38%) Linux
6 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.38%) Solaris
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (55.64%) MVC
2 72 (27.07%) TDD
3 64 (24.06%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (15.41%) Unit Testing
5 40 (15.04%) Scrum
6 39 (14.66%) BDD
7 33 (12.41%) OOP
8 28 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (10.53%) Web Development
9 25 (9.40%) SOLID
10 23 (8.65%) OO
11 22 (8.27%) SDLC
12 21 (7.89%) MVVM
13 19 (7.14%) Multithreading
14 17 (6.39%) E-Commerce
15 16 (6.02%) Software Engineering
16 15 (5.64%) Dependency Injection
16 15 (5.64%) Project Management
16 15 (5.64%) Responsive Web Design
17 14 (5.26%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 245 (92.11%) C#
2 141 (53.01%) JavaScript
3 131 (49.25%) SQL
4 70 (26.32%) T-SQL
5 20 (7.52%) VB.NET
6 16 (6.02%) Java
7 15 (5.64%) XAML
8 14 (5.26%) TypeScript
9 13 (4.89%) PHP
10 12 (4.51%) PL/SQL
11 11 (4.14%) ECMAScript
12 10 (3.76%) Python
13 9 (3.38%) PowerShell
13 9 (3.38%) VBScript
14 8 (3.01%) Ruby
15 4 (1.50%) Perl
16 3 (1.13%) C++
17 2 (0.75%) Delphi
18 1 (0.38%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (5.64%) Degree
1 15 (5.64%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.13%) MCITP
3 3 (1.13%) MCTS
3 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.88%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.38%) EMIR
3 1 (0.38%) PMBOK
System Software
1 7 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) Control-M
1 1 (0.38%) MOM
1 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 87 (32.71%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.90%) Oracle
3 15 (5.64%) Twitter
4 10 (3.76%) Xamarin
5 8 (3.01%) RedGate
5 8 (3.01%) Sitecore
5 8 (3.01%) Telerik
6 7 (2.63%) EPiServer
7 6 (2.26%) Apple
8 3 (1.13%) DevExpress
8 3 (1.13%) Ektron
9 2 (0.75%) Infragistics
9 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.38%) Perforce
10 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.38%) SAP
10 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
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