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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 526 410 355
Rank change year-on-year
-116 -55
Contract jobs citing LINQ 138 248 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.44% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.90% 1.63% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 168 199
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £500 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.81%
UK excluding London average 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
15410 15204 14820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.57% 26.80% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 9851 9713
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 204 205
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +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 1 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -102 126 £355 +2.89% 98
London -93 47 £430 +11.68% 39
South East -31 18 £450 +52.54% 17
East of England +20 14 £350 -6.66% 7
Leicestershire +15 13 £456 +30.35%
South West +10 13 £350 -12.50% 8
East Midlands +8 13 £456 +40.38% 3
Leicester +12 11 £463 +32.14%
West Midlands -13 10 £525 +46.34% 5
Wales +4 9 £288 -3.76%
Berkshire +1 8 £525 +77.96% 1
South Wales -9 8 £288 -3.76%
Cardiff -22 8 £288 -3.76%
Essex +8 6 £350 -6.66%
City of London +4 6 £588 +44.61% 5
North West -29 6 £325 -3.70% 14
Reading -4 5 £475 +53.22%
Birmingham +6 4 £525 +44.82% 1
Surrey -9 4 £400 +29.03% 5
Manchester -23 4 £303 -10.37% 10
Cambridge - 4 £350 - 2
Coventry - 4 £388 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 4 £350 - 4
Yorkshire -9 3 - - 2
Middlesex - 3 £343 -
Chigwell - 3 £350 -
Uxbridge - 3 £328 -
Norwich - 3 £310 - 1
Norfolk - 3 £310 - 1
Gloucestershire +3 2 £319 +10.86% 1

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 249 (93.96%) .NET
2 245 (92.45%) C#
3 175 (66.04%) SQL Server
4 154 (58.11%) MVC
5 143 (53.96%) JavaScript
6 137 (51.70%) ASP.NET
7 136 (51.32%) .NET Framework
8 132 (49.81%) SQL
9 126 (47.55%) Entity Framework
10 122 (46.04%) jQuery
11 120 (45.28%) HTML
12 91 (34.34%) ASP.NET MVC
13 90 (33.96%) CSS
13 90 (33.96%) WCF
14 87 (32.83%) Microsoft
15 81 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
16 77 (29.06%) Visual Studio
17 76 (28.68%) AngularJS
18 74 (27.92%) Team Foundation Server
19 71 (26.79%) T-SQL
19 71 (26.79%) TDD
20 67 (25.28%) HTML5
21 65 (24.53%) Windows
22 60 (22.64%) WPF
23 50 (18.87%) XML
24 47 (17.74%) Ajax
25 45 (16.98%) Web Services
26 43 (16.23%) WinForms
27 41 (15.47%) NUnit
27 41 (15.47%) BDD

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 28 (10.57%) IIS
2 15 (5.66%) Node.js
3 14 (5.28%) CMS
4 12 (4.53%) SharePoint
5 11 (4.15%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.02%) Umbraco
7 6 (2.26%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.13%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.13%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.75%) Kentico
9 2 (0.75%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.38%) Apache
10 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.38%) JBoss
10 1 (0.38%) nginx
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (7.17%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.51%) Endur
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) RMDS
3 1 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.89%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.38%) CloudFront
3 1 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.28%) HTTP
2 9 (3.40%) DNS
2 9 (3.40%) SSL
3 5 (1.89%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.51%) SMTP
5 3 (1.13%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.75%) CTI
6 2 (0.75%) DVB
6 2 (0.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (66.04%) SQL Server
2 37 (13.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (9.81%) Relational Database
4 24 (9.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (8.30%) Oracle Database
6 20 (7.55%) RDBMS
7 11 (4.15%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (3.40%) Oracle9i Database
10 7 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (2.26%) Big Data
11 6 (2.26%) HBase
12 3 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.75%) MySQL
13 2 (0.75%) Power BI
13 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 77 (29.06%) Visual Studio
2 74 (27.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (15.47%) NUnit
4 40 (15.09%) Git (software)
5 19 (7.17%) TeamCity
6 18 (6.79%) Selenium
7 15 (5.66%) MSBuild
8 14 (5.28%) git-flow
8 14 (5.28%) jspm
9 13 (4.91%) Moq
10 12 (4.53%) SpecFlow
11 11 (4.15%) Oracle Forms
11 11 (4.15%) Subversion
12 10 (3.77%) Jasmine
13 9 (3.40%) NSubstitute
14 8 (3.02%) NCrunch
14 8 (3.02%) Octopus Deploy
15 5 (1.89%) Fiddler
15 5 (1.89%) JIRA
16 4 (1.51%) FitNesse
General
1 18 (6.79%) Finance
2 12 (4.53%) Banking
3 9 (3.40%) Back Office
3 9 (3.40%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.02%) Front Office
5 7 (2.64%) Advertising
6 5 (1.89%) Local Government
7 3 (1.13%) Retail
7 3 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.75%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.75%) Games
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
9 1 (0.38%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 217 (81.89%) Developer
2 145 (54.72%) .NET Developer
3 86 (32.45%) C# Developer
4 58 (21.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 51 (19.25%) ASP.NET Developer
6 37 (13.96%) Senior Developer
7 36 (13.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 30 (11.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 26 (9.81%) SQL Developer
10 25 (9.43%) Software Developer
11 21 (7.92%) Senior .NET Developer
12 19 (7.17%) Applications Developer
13 16 (6.04%) Web Developer
14 14 (5.28%) .NET Web Developer
15 12 (4.53%) .NET Software Developer
15 12 (4.53%) Senior C# Developer
15 12 (4.53%) WPF Developer
16 11 (4.15%) Software Engineer
16 11 (4.15%) SQL Server Developer
17 9 (3.40%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (93.96%) .NET
2 137 (51.70%) ASP.NET
3 136 (51.32%) .NET Framework
4 126 (47.55%) Entity Framework
5 122 (46.04%) jQuery
6 120 (45.28%) HTML
7 91 (34.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 90 (33.96%) CSS
8 90 (33.96%) WCF
9 76 (28.68%) AngularJS
10 67 (25.28%) HTML5
11 60 (22.64%) WPF
12 50 (18.87%) XML
13 47 (17.74%) Ajax
14 45 (16.98%) Web Services
15 43 (16.23%) WinForms
16 34 (12.83%) ADO.NET
17 31 (11.70%) JSON
17 31 (11.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 28 (10.57%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.66%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.91%) Client/Server
4 11 (4.15%) Inversion of Control
5 10 (3.77%) NHS
6 7 (2.64%) Clustering
6 7 (2.64%) User Experience
7 5 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.51%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.51%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.51%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.13%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.13%) DTV
9 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.13%) Tandem
9 3 (1.13%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.75%) Equities
10 2 (0.75%) IPTV
10 2 (0.75%) MPEG
10 2 (0.75%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 65 (24.53%) Windows
2 14 (5.28%) Windows 10
3 13 (4.91%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.15%) Android
5 10 (3.77%) 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
1 154 (58.11%) MVC
2 81 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (26.79%) TDD
4 41 (15.47%) BDD
5 40 (15.09%) Scrum
6 38 (14.34%) Unit Testing
6 38 (14.34%) Web Development
7 32 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (11.32%) OOP
9 25 (9.43%) OO
10 24 (9.06%) Multithreading
11 22 (8.30%) MVVM
12 19 (7.17%) E-Commerce
12 19 (7.17%) SOLID
13 17 (6.42%) Software Engineering
14 16 (6.04%) Responsive Web Design
15 15 (5.66%) Dependency Injection
15 15 (5.66%) Project Management
15 15 (5.66%) Release Management
15 15 (5.66%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 245 (92.45%) C#
2 143 (53.96%) JavaScript
3 132 (49.81%) SQL
4 71 (26.79%) T-SQL
5 26 (9.81%) VB.NET
6 16 (6.04%) Java
7 14 (5.28%) TypeScript
8 13 (4.91%) PL/SQL
8 13 (4.91%) XAML
9 11 (4.15%) ECMAScript
10 10 (3.77%) PHP
11 8 (3.02%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.89%) C++
12 5 (1.89%) Python
12 5 (1.89%) Ruby
13 4 (1.51%) VBScript
14 1 (0.38%) C
14 1 (0.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (5.28%) Degree
2 9 (3.40%) SC Cleared
2 9 (3.40%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.13%) MCITP
3 3 (1.13%) MCTS
3 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.75%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.38%) EMIR
3 1 (0.38%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3 (1.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) Control-M
1 1 (0.38%) MOM
1 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 87 (32.83%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.32%) Oracle
3 10 (3.77%) Twitter
3 10 (3.77%) Xamarin
4 8 (3.02%) Telerik
5 6 (2.26%) Apple
5 6 (2.26%) RedGate
5 6 (2.26%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.75%) DevExpress
6 2 (0.75%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.38%) Perforce
7 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.38%) SAP
7 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
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