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 24 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 428 358 277
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -81
Contract jobs citing LINQ 166 222 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.43% 0.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.13% 1.57% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 152 221
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £572 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 12
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%

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
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 -80 155 £353 -5.93% 84
London -30 62 £438 -7.89% 23
North West -5 27 £318 +10.91% 8
South East -57 22 £338 +9.31% 18
East of England -5 19 £375 +53.84% 12
City of London -12 17 £475 -7.31% 7
Manchester -12 15 £308 +7.42% 3
Cheshire +17 12 £325 +13.04% 5
South West -23 11 £375 +28.20% 7
Scotland - 10 £283 -
Hertfordshire +14 9 £365 -18.88% 7
East Midlands +5 7 £300 -25.46% 5
Yorkshire -11 6 £300 +26.31% 4
Buckinghamshire -20 6 £325 +36.84% 5
Swindon - 6 £375 - 2
Wiltshire - 6 £375 - 2
Gloucestershire -12 5 £300 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £300 - 2
Northamptonshire - 5 - - 2
High Wycombe +2 4 £325 +36.84% 2
East Sussex -2 4 - -
Brighton -7 4 - -
Hampshire -44 4 £351 +12.16% 6
York - 4 £300 - 2
Edinburgh - 4 £350 -
Glasgow - 4 £262 -
Surrey -3 3 £338 +23.28%
Essex -6 3 £375 +50.00% 2
Basingstoke -9 3 £351 +0.14% 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £369 - 2

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 351 (95.12%) C#
2 338 (91.60%) .NET
3 269 (72.90%) ASP.NET
4 264 (71.54%) SQL Server
5 221 (59.89%) MVC
6 210 (56.91%) SQL
7 202 (54.74%) JavaScript
8 201 (54.47%) .NET Framework
9 185 (50.14%) HTML
10 178 (48.24%) CSS
11 177 (47.97%) WCF
12 165 (44.72%) ASP.NET MVC
13 162 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
14 158 (42.82%) jQuery
15 154 (41.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 111 (30.08%) TDD
16 111 (30.08%) Microsoft
17 108 (29.27%) T-SQL
18 105 (28.46%) Visual Studio
19 94 (25.47%) XML
19 94 (25.47%) Ajax
20 91 (24.66%) Web Services
21 88 (23.85%) SQL Server 2008
22 82 (22.22%) Scrum
23 70 (18.97%) WPF
23 70 (18.97%) Razor View Engine
24 69 (18.70%) OO
25 61 (16.53%) Team Foundation Server
26 53 (14.36%) HTML5
27 52 (14.09%) Finance

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 33 (8.94%) CMS
2 32 (8.67%) IIS
3 14 (3.79%) Node.js
4 13 (3.52%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.52%) Sitecore CMS
5 8 (2.17%) Umbraco
5 8 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.63%) Kentico
6 6 (1.63%) Apache
6 6 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.63%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.36%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.36%) EPiServer CMS
7 5 (1.36%) Orchard CMS
7 5 (1.36%) NServiceBus
8 4 (1.08%) JBoss
8 4 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.27%) Lync
10 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 30 (8.13%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.44%) MS Office
3 4 (1.08%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.81%) Office 365
4 2 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.79%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.63%) Internet
3 3 (0.81%) DNS
4 2 (0.54%) SSL
4 2 (0.54%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.54%) HTTP
5 1 (0.27%) Network Security
5 1 (0.27%) SAN
5 1 (0.27%) CTI
5 1 (0.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (71.54%) SQL Server
2 88 (23.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (13.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (6.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (5.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (3.79%) DTS
8 11 (2.98%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.17%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.36%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.36%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.36%) RavenDB
12 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.08%) Big Data
13 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.81%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.81%) MySQL
14 2 (0.54%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 105 (28.46%) Visual Studio
2 61 (16.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (13.82%) NUnit
4 24 (6.50%) Moq
5 22 (5.96%) Selenium
6 20 (5.42%) JIRA
6 20 (5.42%) SpecFlow
7 19 (5.15%) ReSharper
8 16 (4.34%) StyleCop
9 15 (4.07%) MSTest
9 15 (4.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 14 (3.79%) Git (software)
11 13 (3.52%) Subversion
12 12 (3.25%) Rhino Mocks
13 8 (2.17%) FxCop
14 7 (1.90%) JUnit
15 6 (1.63%) Cucumber
15 6 (1.63%) Jenkins
16 5 (1.36%) TeamCity
17 4 (1.08%) Eclipse
General
1 52 (14.09%) Finance
2 29 (7.86%) Retail
3 28 (7.59%) Banking
4 18 (4.88%) Front Office
5 8 (2.17%) Back Office
6 5 (1.36%) Legal
6 5 (1.36%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.36%) Marketing
7 3 (0.81%) Advertising
8 2 (0.54%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 331 (89.70%) Developer
2 208 (56.37%) .NET Developer
3 120 (32.52%) C# Developer
4 82 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 76 (20.60%) ASP.NET Developer
6 60 (16.26%) Web Developer
7 48 (13.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 44 (11.92%) Senior Developer
9 32 (8.67%) .NET Web Developer
10 24 (6.50%) C# Web Developer
10 24 (6.50%) WPF Developer
11 18 (4.88%) Senior C# Developer
12 17 (4.61%) Senior .NET Developer
13 16 (4.34%) JavaScript Developer
14 14 (3.79%) Agile .NET Developer
15 13 (3.52%) Analyst
16 12 (3.25%) Software Developer
17 10 (2.71%) Architect
18 9 (2.44%) Applications Developer
18 9 (2.44%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (91.60%) .NET
2 269 (72.90%) ASP.NET
3 201 (54.47%) .NET Framework
4 185 (50.14%) HTML
5 178 (48.24%) CSS
6 177 (47.97%) WCF
7 165 (44.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 158 (42.82%) jQuery
9 154 (41.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 94 (25.47%) XML
10 94 (25.47%) Ajax
11 91 (24.66%) Web Services
12 70 (18.97%) WPF
12 70 (18.97%) Razor View Engine
13 53 (14.36%) HTML5
14 47 (12.74%) CSS3
15 37 (10.03%) XSLT
16 34 (9.21%) KnockoutJS
17 32 (8.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 30 (8.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.96%) Inversion of Control
3 16 (4.34%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.25%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.98%) Derivative
6 10 (2.71%) Mathematics
6 10 (2.71%) Mainframe
6 10 (2.71%) Data Structures
6 10 (2.71%) IBM Mainframe
7 7 (1.90%) User Experience
7 7 (1.90%) Open Source
7 7 (1.90%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.90%) Fixed Income
7 7 (1.90%) Equities
8 6 (1.63%) Equity Derivative
8 6 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.63%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.36%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.36%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.84%) Windows
2 9 (2.44%) UNIX
3 5 (1.36%) Android
4 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.54%) Linux
5 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (59.89%) MVC
2 162 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (30.08%) TDD
4 82 (22.22%) Scrum
5 69 (18.70%) OO
6 49 (13.28%) Web Development
7 38 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (10.03%) Unit Testing
9 35 (9.49%) E-Commerce
10 34 (9.21%) BDD
11 33 (8.94%) MVVM
12 32 (8.67%) Dependency Injection
13 27 (7.32%) OOD
14 24 (6.50%) OOP
15 22 (5.96%) CRM
15 22 (5.96%) SOA
16 21 (5.69%) Workflow
17 15 (4.07%) Multithreading
18 13 (3.52%) Software Engineering
18 13 (3.52%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 351 (95.12%) C#
2 210 (56.91%) SQL
3 202 (54.74%) JavaScript
4 108 (29.27%) T-SQL
5 29 (7.86%) VB.NET
6 16 (4.34%) Java
7 14 (3.79%) XAML
8 12 (3.25%) PL/SQL
8 12 (3.25%) VBScript
9 9 (2.44%) XPath
10 8 (2.17%) Ruby
10 8 (2.17%) VB
10 8 (2.17%) C++
11 7 (1.90%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.36%) Groovy
12 5 (1.36%) Python
13 3 (0.81%) PHP
13 3 (0.81%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.54%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.54%) R
Qualifications
1 31 (8.40%) Degree
2 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.54%) MCTS
3 2 (0.54%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.52%) QA
2 3 (0.81%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.81%) SLA
2 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.27%) HL7
3 1 (0.27%) EMIR
3 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 111 (30.08%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.23%) Oracle
3 15 (4.07%) Sitecore
4 11 (2.98%) DevExpress
5 10 (2.71%) IBM
6 9 (2.44%) Telerik
7 8 (2.17%) EPiServer
8 7 (1.90%) Twitter
9 6 (1.63%) Ektron
9 6 (1.63%) Typemock
10 2 (0.54%) Sencha
10 2 (0.54%) SAP
10 2 (0.54%) Citrix
10 2 (0.54%) CA
10 2 (0.54%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.54%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.54%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.54%) Nintex
11 1 (0.27%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.27%) Perforce
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