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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
UK
Rank 493 488 445
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -43
Contract jobs citing LINQ 108 148 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.76% 1.01% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 107 128
Median daily rate £340 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £558 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.10 £38.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.57% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.10 - -

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
14205 14607 14048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.22% 28.54% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 10043 9256
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 241 188
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.07 £20.55 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 -17 103 £340 -5.55% 73
South East +51 41 £339 -28.68% 14
Kent - 27 £338 - 2
London -31 22 £383 -21.53% 27
West Midlands +14 13 £249 -17.00% 3
East of England -8 11 £325 -7.14% 2
City of London -3 10 £463 -7.50% 3
Staffordshire -1 8 £224 -25.41%
South West -1 7 £350 - 3
Stoke-on-Trent - 6 £225 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £313 -
Berkshire +14 5 £500 +5.26% 4
Folkestone - 5 £325 -
Hampshire - 5 £380 - 4
Scotland +19 3 £320 -3.75% 2
Yorkshire +15 3 - - 7
South Yorkshire +6 3 - - 1
East Midlands -6 3 - - 3
Edinburgh - 3 £320 - 1
Maidstone - 3 £375 - 1
Northampton - 3 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 - - 1
North West +16 2 £322 -1.60% 12
Reading +14 2 £250 -47.36% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £338 -
Wales 0 2 £400 +42.22%
Warwickshire -1 2 £343 +14.16%
Coventry -5 2 £508 +76.52% 2
Suffolk -6 2 £360 +6.66% 1
Hertford - 2 - -

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 249 (97.65%) C#
2 246 (96.47%) .NET
3 186 (72.94%) SQL Server
4 165 (64.71%) MVC
5 160 (62.75%) SQL
6 159 (62.35%) ASP.NET
7 146 (57.25%) .NET Framework
8 139 (54.51%) JavaScript
9 133 (52.16%) Entity Framework
10 117 (45.88%) HTML
11 113 (44.31%) jQuery
12 110 (43.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 106 (41.57%) CSS
14 102 (40.00%) XML
15 86 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
16 79 (30.98%) Microsoft
17 76 (29.80%) TDD
17 76 (29.80%) WCF
18 73 (28.63%) ASP.NET MVC
19 66 (25.88%) WPF
20 63 (24.71%) Web Services
20 63 (24.71%) T-SQL
21 60 (23.53%) LINQ to SQL
22 59 (23.14%) AngularJS
23 58 (22.75%) JSON
24 56 (21.96%) ASP.NET Web API
25 51 (20.00%) Git (software)
25 51 (20.00%) VB.NET
26 49 (19.22%) HTML5
27 47 (18.43%) Visual Studio

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 36 (14.12%) IIS
2 31 (12.16%) SharePoint
3 18 (7.06%) CMS
4 15 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (2.75%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (2.75%) Confluence
6 4 (1.57%) Apache
7 2 (0.78%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) Magento
2 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.14%) Boomi
3 6 (2.35%) GitHub
4 5 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.78%) Office 365
6 1 (0.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.96%) HTTP
2 4 (1.57%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.18%) SMS
4 1 (0.39%) DNS
4 1 (0.39%) LDAP
4 1 (0.39%) Skype
4 1 (0.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (72.94%) SQL Server
2 37 (14.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (12.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (4.71%) MongoDB
5 12 (4.71%) Relational Database
6 11 (4.31%) NoSQL
7 9 (3.53%) MS Access
8 8 (3.14%) DB2
8 8 (3.14%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (2.75%) Couchbase
10 5 (1.96%) Qlik Sense
11 4 (1.57%) MySQL
11 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.18%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.78%) GIS
13 2 (0.78%) QlikView
13 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
14 1 (0.39%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 110 (43.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 47 (18.43%) Visual Studio
4 19 (7.45%) JIRA
5 17 (6.67%) ReSharper
6 16 (6.27%) NUnit
6 16 (6.27%) TeamCity
7 13 (5.10%) Moq
8 12 (4.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 12 (4.71%) Subversion
9 11 (4.31%) MSBuild
10 6 (2.35%) Bower
10 6 (2.35%) Jenkins
11 5 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.96%) FxCop
11 5 (1.96%) gulp
11 5 (1.96%) NuGet
11 5 (1.96%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.96%) StyleCop
12 4 (1.57%) Mercurial
General
1 32 (12.55%) Finance
2 30 (11.76%) Advertising
3 8 (3.14%) Banking
4 6 (2.35%) Marketing
5 5 (1.96%) Front Office
6 4 (1.57%) Electronics
6 4 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.18%) Legal
7 3 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.78%) Back Office
8 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.78%) Retail
9 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 230 (90.20%) Developer
2 158 (61.96%) .NET Developer
3 88 (34.51%) C# Developer
4 63 (24.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 36 (14.12%) SQL Developer
6 27 (10.59%) ASP.NET Developer
7 24 (9.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 24 (9.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 22 (8.63%) Senior Developer
9 21 (8.24%) WPF Developer
10 19 (7.45%) Sitecore Developer
11 17 (6.67%) HTML Developer
12 16 (6.27%) C# WPF Developer
12 16 (6.27%) Senior .NET Developer
13 14 (5.49%) .NET Web Developer
13 14 (5.49%) Web Developer
14 12 (4.71%) Full Stack Developer
14 12 (4.71%) WCF Developer
15 10 (3.92%) Programmer
15 10 (3.92%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (96.47%) .NET
2 159 (62.35%) ASP.NET
3 146 (57.25%) .NET Framework
4 133 (52.16%) Entity Framework
5 117 (45.88%) HTML
6 113 (44.31%) jQuery
7 106 (41.57%) CSS
8 102 (40.00%) XML
9 76 (29.80%) WCF
10 73 (28.63%) ASP.NET MVC
11 66 (25.88%) WPF
12 63 (24.71%) Web Services
13 60 (23.53%) LINQ to SQL
14 59 (23.14%) AngularJS
15 58 (22.75%) JSON
16 56 (21.96%) ASP.NET Web API
17 49 (19.22%) HTML5
18 46 (18.04%) Ajax
19 39 (15.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 26 (10.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.59%) N-Tier
2 24 (9.41%) Algorithms
3 17 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.53%) Client/Server
4 9 (3.53%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.53%) User Experience
5 6 (2.35%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.35%) NHS
6 4 (1.57%) Contactless
6 4 (1.57%) EMV
7 3 (1.18%) Equities
8 2 (0.78%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.78%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.39%) Derivative
9 1 (0.39%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.39%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.39%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.39%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.39%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.02%) Windows
2 7 (2.75%) Windows Server
3 5 (1.96%) Android
4 3 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.39%) CentOS
5 1 (0.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (64.71%) MVC
2 86 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (29.80%) TDD
4 40 (15.69%) Multithreading
5 39 (15.29%) OOP
6 36 (14.12%) Scrum
7 34 (13.33%) Unit Testing
8 31 (12.16%) Multithreaded Programming
9 30 (11.76%) Concurrent Programming
9 30 (11.76%) OO
10 29 (11.37%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (10.98%) Web Development
12 25 (9.80%) MVVM
13 21 (8.24%) OWASP
14 19 (7.45%) Data Management
15 16 (6.27%) Secure Coding
16 15 (5.88%) BDD
16 15 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
17 12 (4.71%) Software Engineering
17 12 (4.71%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 249 (97.65%) C#
2 160 (62.75%) SQL
3 139 (54.51%) JavaScript
4 63 (24.71%) T-SQL
5 51 (20.00%) VB.NET
6 11 (4.31%) VBA
7 9 (3.53%) TypeScript
8 8 (3.14%) VBScript
9 4 (1.57%) VB
10 3 (1.18%) C++
10 3 (1.18%) Python
11 2 (0.78%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.78%) VB6
12 1 (0.39%) C
12 1 (0.39%) Java
12 1 (0.39%) PHP
12 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (5.49%) Degree
2 13 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (1.18%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.39%) HNC
4 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.39%) MCSD
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.96%) Basel III
1 5 (1.96%) CRD IV
2 4 (1.57%) QA
3 3 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.39%) EMIR
4 1 (0.39%) MISRA
4 1 (0.39%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (1.96%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 79 (30.98%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.24%) Sitecore
3 10 (3.92%) Oracle
4 9 (3.53%) Xamarin
5 8 (3.14%) Dell
6 6 (2.35%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.35%) Twitter
7 4 (1.57%) RedGate
7 4 (1.57%) Telerik
8 3 (1.18%) Infragistics
8 3 (1.18%) SAP
9 1 (0.39%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.39%) OpenText
9 1 (0.39%) RedDot
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