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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 523 523 439
Rank change year-on-year
0 -84
Contract jobs citing LINQ 130 140 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.24% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.79% 0.86% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 106 125
Median daily rate £350 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £291 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00

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
16430 16374 15779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.78% 28.23% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11390 11281 10291
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 299 178
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.33 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +10 122 £350 -6.66% 93
London -37 34 £401 -11.00% 33
South West +37 26 £348 -7.33% 3
South East +29 25 £350 +12.00% 17
Hampshire +23 18 £394 - 6
North West +15 13 £325 -10.34% 15
Yorkshire +20 11 £315 +7.69% 5
City of London 0 9 £361 -32.93% 4
Manchester +2 8 £335 -16.25% 9
Gloucestershire +6 7 £325 -13.33% 1
West Midlands -31 7 £280 -12.15% 7
Bristol - 7 £350 -
Scotland +9 6 £353 +13.70%
Winchester - 6 £375 - 3
Wiltshire +8 5 £335 - 1
South Yorkshire 0 5 £315 +3.70%
East Midlands -4 5 £313 +19.04% 3
North Yorkshire - 5 £400 -
York - 5 £400 -
Cheshire +13 4 £288 -20.68% 2
Glasgow +5 4 £335 +8.06%
Buckinghamshire +12 3 £303 +10.00% 3
Birmingham -3 3 - - 1
Macclesfield - 3 £275 -
Derbyshire - 3 £275 - 1
Swindon - 3 £338 -
Southampton +13 2 £325 -
Edinburgh +9 2 £450 +55.17%
Buxton - 2 £269 -
Cirencester - 2 £320 -

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 227 (95.78%) C#
1 227 (95.78%) .NET
2 186 (78.48%) SQL Server
3 135 (56.96%) SQL
4 131 (55.27%) JavaScript
5 129 (54.43%) MVC
6 128 (54.01%) ASP.NET
7 127 (53.59%) HTML
8 112 (47.26%) CSS
9 110 (46.41%) jQuery
10 103 (43.46%) .NET Framework
11 94 (39.66%) Entity Framework
12 93 (39.24%) Team Foundation Server
13 90 (37.97%) WCF
14 84 (35.44%) XML
15 79 (33.33%) Microsoft
16 78 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
17 77 (32.49%) HTML5
18 67 (28.27%) TDD
19 65 (27.43%) AngularJS
20 63 (26.58%) T-SQL
21 62 (26.16%) Web Services
22 60 (25.32%) Visual Studio
23 57 (24.05%) ASP.NET MVC
24 54 (22.78%) VB.NET
25 52 (21.94%) OOP
26 49 (20.68%) WPF
27 46 (19.41%) Windows
28 45 (18.99%) Ajax
29 44 (18.57%) 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 37 (15.61%) IIS
2 36 (15.19%) CMS
3 30 (12.66%) SharePoint
4 20 (8.44%) Sitecore CMS
5 17 (7.17%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (3.80%) EPiServer CMS
6 9 (3.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (2.95%) Umbraco
8 5 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.84%) Confluence
10 2 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.42%) Apache
11 1 (0.42%) SAS
11 1 (0.42%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 15 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.69%) MS Office
3 2 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.84%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.42%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.11%) GitHub
4 3 (1.27%) Office 365
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.42%) IaaS
5 1 (0.42%) PaaS
5 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.11%) HTTP
1 5 (2.11%) Intranet
2 4 (1.69%) DMZ
2 4 (1.69%) Extranet
3 3 (1.27%) SMS
4 1 (0.42%) Internet
4 1 (0.42%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (78.48%) SQL Server
2 39 (16.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 34 (14.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (8.86%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.64%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.53%) Couchbase
6 6 (2.53%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.11%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.11%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.84%) Biml
8 2 (0.84%) DB2
8 2 (0.84%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.84%) Power BI
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.42%) MySQL
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.42%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 93 (39.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 60 (25.32%) Visual Studio
3 31 (13.08%) Git (software)
4 22 (9.28%) NUnit
5 13 (5.49%) TeamCity
6 8 (3.38%) JIRA
7 7 (2.95%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.95%) Selenium
7 7 (2.95%) Subversion
8 6 (2.53%) Protractor
8 6 (2.53%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.11%) Bower
9 5 (2.11%) git-flow
9 5 (2.11%) gulp
9 5 (2.11%) jspm
9 5 (2.11%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (2.11%) Mocha
9 5 (2.11%) Moq
9 5 (2.11%) MSBuild
9 5 (2.11%) Sinon.JS
General
1 21 (8.86%) Finance
2 18 (7.59%) Advertising
3 8 (3.38%) Banking
4 6 (2.53%) Marketing
5 5 (2.11%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.11%) Retail
6 4 (1.69%) Law
7 3 (1.27%) Front Office
7 3 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.84%) Billing
8 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.42%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.42%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 223 (94.09%) Developer
2 144 (60.76%) .NET Developer
3 76 (32.07%) C# Developer
4 56 (23.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 27 (11.39%) ASP.NET Developer
6 26 (10.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 24 (10.13%) SQL Developer
8 23 (9.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 23 (9.70%) Senior Developer
9 19 (8.02%) CMS Developer
10 17 (7.17%) Senior .NET Developer
11 16 (6.75%) Sitecore Developer
12 15 (6.33%) Web Developer
13 12 (5.06%) .NET Web Developer
13 12 (5.06%) SharePoint Developer
14 11 (4.64%) HTML Developer
15 10 (4.22%) Angular Developer
16 9 (3.80%) Agile .NET Developer
16 9 (3.80%) Agile Developer
16 9 (3.80%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (95.78%) .NET
2 128 (54.01%) ASP.NET
3 127 (53.59%) HTML
4 112 (47.26%) CSS
5 110 (46.41%) jQuery
6 103 (43.46%) .NET Framework
7 94 (39.66%) Entity Framework
8 90 (37.97%) WCF
9 84 (35.44%) XML
10 77 (32.49%) HTML5
11 65 (27.43%) AngularJS
12 62 (26.16%) Web Services
13 57 (24.05%) ASP.NET MVC
14 49 (20.68%) WPF
15 45 (18.99%) Ajax
16 44 (18.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 39 (16.46%) ASP.NET Web API
18 37 (15.61%) LINQ to SQL
19 34 (14.35%) JSON
20 29 (12.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.92%) N-Tier
2 16 (6.75%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.64%) User Experience
4 10 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.80%) Mathematics
6 6 (2.53%) Equities
6 6 (2.53%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.11%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.11%) Fixed Income
7 5 (2.11%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (1.69%) Clustering
8 4 (1.69%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.27%) Physics
10 1 (0.42%) Derivative
10 1 (0.42%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.42%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) Tandem
10 1 (0.42%) VLE
10 1 (0.42%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 46 (19.41%) Windows
2 5 (2.11%) Windows 10
2 5 (2.11%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.69%) Windows Phone
4 2 (0.84%) Android
4 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.42%) CentOS
5 1 (0.42%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (54.43%) MVC
2 78 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (28.27%) TDD
4 52 (21.94%) OOP
5 43 (18.14%) Scrum
6 35 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (11.39%) Web Development
8 25 (10.55%) Content Management
9 24 (10.13%) BDD
10 23 (9.70%) OO
10 23 (9.70%) OWASP
11 22 (9.28%) Secure Coding
11 22 (9.28%) SOLID
12 21 (8.86%) Unit Testing
13 18 (7.59%) Kanban
14 15 (6.33%) Front End Development
15 14 (5.91%) SDLC
15 14 (5.91%) User Stories
16 13 (5.49%) MVVM
17 12 (5.06%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 227 (95.78%) C#
2 135 (56.96%) SQL
3 131 (55.27%) JavaScript
4 63 (26.58%) T-SQL
5 54 (22.78%) VB.NET
6 10 (4.22%) XAML
7 8 (3.38%) Python
8 7 (2.95%) Java
9 6 (2.53%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.11%) Ruby
10 5 (2.11%) TypeScript
10 5 (2.11%) VBScript
11 4 (1.69%) ECMAScript
11 4 (1.69%) Perl
11 4 (1.69%) PHP
12 3 (1.27%) VB
12 3 (1.27%) VB6
13 2 (0.84%) C
13 2 (0.84%) C++
13 2 (0.84%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 18 (7.59%) Degree
2 16 (6.75%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.64%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.38%) QA
2 4 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.42%) MISRA
3 1 (0.42%) MISRA C
System Software
1 10 (4.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.27%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.42%) Control-M
2 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 79 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.70%) Sitecore
3 15 (6.33%) Twitter
4 12 (5.06%) EPiServer
5 9 (3.80%) RedGate
6 7 (2.95%) Oracle
6 7 (2.95%) Telerik
7 4 (1.69%) Infragistics
8 3 (1.27%) Ektron
9 2 (0.84%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.84%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.84%) Perforce
9 2 (0.84%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.42%) OpenText
10 1 (0.42%) RedDot
10 1 (0.42%) SAP
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