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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 408 324 344
Rank change year-on-year
-84 +20
Contract jobs citing LINQ 208 299 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.57% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.42% 2.05% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 214 159
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£336 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £451 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £32.00 £29.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £34.40 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+32.81% +16.36%

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
14620 14600 12823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 27.74% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9624 9677 8046
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 183 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.85 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

LINQ Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 2015. 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 -93 191 £345 -1.42% 138
London -13 111 £375 -6.25% 47
City of London +17 40 £438 -18.60% 13
South East -48 24 £295 -23.87% 27
North West -31 20 £338 -3.57% 23
Manchester -16 14 £344 -1.78% 19
East Midlands -17 10 £325 +25.00% 7
South Wales - 10 £299 -
Wales - 10 £299 -
Cardiff - 10 £299 -
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £288 +8.49% 7
Nottinghamshire -4 8 £323 - 2
South West +11 7 £425 +28.78% 10
Milton Keynes +6 7 £288 -11.53% 5
Yorkshire -16 7 £325 +35.41% 9
West Midlands -25 7 £373 +24.16% 8
Lancashire +12 5 £325 +14.03% 1
North Yorkshire +9 5 £340 +17.24% 3
Berkshire -4 5 £295 -15.71% 5
Surrey -20 5 £310 -25.52% 5
East of England -21 5 £375 +11.11% 5
Bolton - 5 £325 - 1
York +4 4 £320 +10.34% 2
Essex -3 4 £375 +7.29%
East Sussex -10 4 £305 +7.01% 2
Brighton -10 4 £305 +7.01% 1
Bromley +3 3 - - 1
Glasgow -4 3 £350 -
Scotland -5 3 £350 -
Nottingham -7 3 £253 - 2

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 363 (93.32%) C#
2 354 (91.00%) .NET
3 275 (70.69%) .NET Framework
4 244 (62.72%) SQL Server
5 234 (60.15%) ASP.NET
6 228 (58.61%) Entity Framework
7 219 (56.30%) MVC
8 216 (55.53%) SQL
9 213 (54.76%) WCF
10 212 (54.50%) JavaScript
11 202 (51.93%) Agile Software Development
12 190 (48.84%) jQuery
13 155 (39.85%) CSS
14 147 (37.79%) HTML
15 143 (36.76%) ASP.NET MVC
16 142 (36.50%) Microsoft
17 130 (33.42%) Visual Studio
18 126 (32.39%) TDD
19 122 (31.36%) Web Services
20 117 (30.08%) T-SQL
21 111 (28.53%) XML
22 106 (27.25%) Scrum
23 105 (26.99%) Unit Testing
24 101 (25.96%) SQL Server 2008
25 95 (24.42%) Ajax
26 93 (23.91%) OO
27 81 (20.82%) Team Foundation Server
28 66 (16.97%) WPF
29 59 (15.17%) Razor View Engine
30 58 (14.91%) ASP.NET Web API

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 39 (10.03%) CMS
2 30 (7.71%) IIS
3 23 (5.91%) Sitecore CMS
4 22 (5.66%) Umbraco
5 21 (5.40%) SharePoint
6 19 (4.88%) Kentico
7 11 (2.83%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.80%) Node.js
9 6 (1.54%) Apache
10 5 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.03%) JBoss
11 4 (1.03%) EPiServer CMS
12 3 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.77%) Sitefinity
13 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.51%) Confluence
13 2 (0.51%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.51%) Orchard CMS
14 1 (0.26%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 45 (11.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.29%) MS Office
3 3 (0.77%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.77%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.51%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 47 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.51%) SaaS
3 2 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.11%) Internet
2 4 (1.03%) HTTP
3 3 (0.77%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.51%) DNS
4 2 (0.51%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.51%) SSL
5 1 (0.26%) Intranet
5 1 (0.26%) CTI
5 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.26%) ATM
5 1 (0.26%) SMTP
5 1 (0.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (62.72%) SQL Server
2 101 (25.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (12.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 36 (9.25%) Relational Database
5 20 (5.14%) Oracle Database
6 17 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (3.60%) MySQL
9 13 (3.34%) RDBMS
10 11 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (2.57%) RavenDB
12 8 (2.06%) Oracle9i Database
13 7 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (1.29%) MongoDB
14 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
15 4 (1.03%) DTS
15 4 (1.03%) NoSQL
16 3 (0.77%) SQLite
17 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 130 (33.42%) Visual Studio
2 81 (20.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (9.00%) NUnit
3 35 (9.00%) ReSharper
4 28 (7.20%) Subversion
5 23 (5.91%) Git (software)
6 14 (3.60%) Moq
6 14 (3.60%) StyleCop
7 13 (3.34%) MSBuild
8 12 (3.08%) JIRA
9 11 (2.83%) MSTest
10 9 (2.31%) Selenium
11 8 (2.06%) SpecFlow
12 7 (1.80%) TeamCity
13 6 (1.54%) Rhino Mocks
13 6 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (1.54%) Jenkins
14 5 (1.29%) Cucumber
14 5 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
15 4 (1.03%) CruiseControl
General
1 43 (11.05%) Finance
2 22 (5.66%) Front Office
3 19 (4.88%) Back Office
4 18 (4.63%) Banking
5 13 (3.34%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.83%) Retail
6 11 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.83%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.29%) Local Government
7 5 (1.29%) Legal
8 3 (0.77%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Marketing
9 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 352 (90.49%) Developer
2 178 (45.76%) .NET Developer
3 119 (30.59%) C# Developer
4 74 (19.02%) C# .NET Developer
5 48 (12.34%) Senior Developer
6 44 (11.31%) Web Developer
6 44 (11.31%) ASP.NET Developer
7 42 (10.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 21 (5.40%) Software Developer
9 19 (4.88%) Microsoft Developer
10 16 (4.11%) Senior .NET Developer
11 14 (3.60%) Analyst
12 13 (3.34%) .NET Web Developer
13 11 (2.83%) CRM Developer
14 10 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 10 (2.57%) AWS Developer
15 9 (2.31%) Front-End Developer
15 9 (2.31%) Programmer
16 8 (2.06%) Senior Software Developer
16 8 (2.06%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (91.00%) .NET
2 275 (70.69%) .NET Framework
3 234 (60.15%) ASP.NET
4 228 (58.61%) Entity Framework
5 213 (54.76%) WCF
6 190 (48.84%) jQuery
7 155 (39.85%) CSS
8 147 (37.79%) HTML
9 143 (36.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 122 (31.36%) Web Services
11 111 (28.53%) XML
12 95 (24.42%) Ajax
13 66 (16.97%) WPF
14 59 (15.17%) Razor View Engine
15 58 (14.91%) ASP.NET Web API
16 54 (13.88%) AngularJS
17 52 (13.37%) HTML5
18 47 (12.08%) SOAP
19 43 (11.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 43 (11.05%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.88%) N-Tier
2 16 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.60%) Inversion of Control
3 14 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.83%) Derivative
5 8 (2.06%) NHS
5 8 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.80%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.80%) Equity Derivative
6 7 (1.80%) Mathematics
7 6 (1.54%) Physics
8 5 (1.29%) User Experience
8 5 (1.29%) Open Source
8 5 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.29%) Equities
9 2 (0.51%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.51%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.51%) Social Network
9 2 (0.51%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 41 (10.54%) Windows
2 5 (1.29%) Linux
3 4 (1.03%) UNIX
3 4 (1.03%) Android
3 4 (1.03%) Windows 8
4 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (56.30%) MVC
2 202 (51.93%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (32.39%) TDD
4 106 (27.25%) Scrum
5 105 (26.99%) Unit Testing
6 93 (23.91%) OO
7 49 (12.60%) BDD
8 41 (10.54%) OOP
9 39 (10.03%) OOD
10 38 (9.77%) E-Commerce
11 36 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (9.00%) CRM
13 34 (8.74%) Web Development
14 32 (8.23%) SOA
14 32 (8.23%) Mentoring
15 19 (4.88%) MVVM
15 19 (4.88%) Dependency Injection
16 18 (4.63%) Pair Programming
17 16 (4.11%) Waterfall
18 15 (3.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 363 (93.32%) C#
2 216 (55.53%) SQL
3 212 (54.50%) JavaScript
4 117 (30.08%) T-SQL
5 27 (6.94%) Java
6 18 (4.63%) VB.NET
7 14 (3.60%) PL/SQL
8 9 (2.31%) XAML
9 7 (1.80%) C++
9 7 (1.80%) PHP
10 6 (1.54%) VBScript
11 5 (1.29%) XPath
12 4 (1.03%) Ruby
12 4 (1.03%) VB
12 4 (1.03%) Python
12 4 (1.03%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.51%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.51%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.26%) Lua
14 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (8.48%) Degree
2 20 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (2.83%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.80%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.29%) MCSD
6 4 (1.03%) MCAD
7 1 (0.26%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.03%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) HL7
2 2 (0.51%) EMIR
2 2 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.26%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (1.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.77%) SCOM
Vendors
1 142 (36.50%) Microsoft
2 42 (10.80%) Oracle
3 28 (7.20%) Sitecore
4 22 (5.66%) EPiServer
5 18 (4.63%) Telerik
6 8 (2.06%) DevExpress
7 6 (1.54%) Twitter
8 3 (0.77%) Ektron
8 3 (0.77%) Sybase
8 3 (0.77%) TIBCO
8 3 (0.77%) IBM
8 3 (0.77%) VMware
9 2 (0.51%) Infragistics
9 2 (0.51%) HP
9 2 (0.51%) SAP
10 1 (0.26%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.26%) Reuters
10 1 (0.26%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.26%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.26%) Adobe
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable on experience
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £1 - 325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
North Yorkshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago