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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 537 443 369
Rank change year-on-year
-94 -74
Contract jobs citing LINQ 106 200 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.36% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.70% 1.30% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 142 198
Median daily rate £384 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
15063 15371 15061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.38% 27.49% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10626 10275 9847
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 213 213
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £17.86 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -71 103 £393 +10.17% 91
London -66 34 £425 - 34
South East +11 23 £375 +27.11% 21
East Midlands +8 14 £469 +52.43% 4
East of England +14 9 £348 +6.92% 8
Leicestershire +14 9 £463 -
South West +4 9 £325 -7.14% 6
Leicester - 7 £463 -
Hampshire +8 6 £400 +50.94% 7
West Midlands -21 6 £425 +41.66% 1
Middlesex - 6 £351 -
City of London -1 5 £463 - 4
North West -22 5 £325 - 13
Gloucestershire - 5 £325 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £525 - 2
Berkshire -7 4 £550 +86.44%
Northampton - 4 £525 - 1
Cambridgeshire +16 3 £500 +53.84% 3
Cambridge +15 3 £500 +60.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 3 £310 +7.82% 10
Essex +6 3 £350 -6.66% 2
Manchester -19 3 £325 -1.88% 9
Suffolk - 3 £325 -
Milton Keynes +10 2 £310 +7.82% 4
Surrey -5 2 £400 +29.03% 1
Scotland -13 2 £319 -1.92% 1
Edinburgh - 2 £319 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £475 -
East Sussex - 2 - - 3
Liverpool - 2 - - 1

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 246 (95.35%) C#
2 242 (93.80%) .NET
3 175 (67.83%) SQL Server
4 135 (52.33%) JavaScript
5 133 (51.55%) MVC
6 128 (49.61%) .NET Framework
7 124 (48.06%) SQL
8 119 (46.12%) ASP.NET
9 118 (45.74%) Entity Framework
10 115 (44.57%) HTML
11 114 (44.19%) jQuery
12 92 (35.66%) CSS
13 85 (32.95%) Microsoft
14 84 (32.56%) WCF
15 82 (31.78%) Team Foundation Server
16 76 (29.46%) Visual Studio
17 74 (28.68%) TDD
18 73 (28.29%) HTML5
19 72 (27.91%) AngularJS
20 68 (26.36%) Windows
21 65 (25.19%) ASP.NET MVC
22 64 (24.81%) XML
23 63 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
24 61 (23.64%) T-SQL
25 56 (21.71%) WPF
26 49 (18.99%) Web Services
27 43 (16.67%) Scrum
28 41 (15.89%) OOP
28 41 (15.89%) Ajax
29 39 (15.12%) Unit Testing

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 31 (12.02%) CMS
1 31 (12.02%) IIS
2 18 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.43%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (3.49%) EPiServer CMS
5 9 (3.49%) Umbraco
6 6 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.78%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.39%) SAS
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.55%) Endur
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.39%) RMDS
3 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.94%) SaaS
3 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.78%) Office 365
4 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.39%) GitHub
4 1 (0.39%) IaaS
4 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.04%) HTTP
2 9 (3.49%) DNS
2 9 (3.49%) SSL
3 5 (1.94%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.55%) DMZ
4 4 (1.55%) Extranet
4 4 (1.55%) Intranet
4 4 (1.55%) SMTP
5 2 (0.78%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (67.83%) SQL Server
2 35 (13.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (10.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (9.30%) Relational Database
5 20 (7.75%) Oracle Database
6 17 (6.59%) RDBMS
7 11 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (3.49%) Oracle9i Database
8 9 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.94%) Big Data
9 5 (1.94%) HBase
9 5 (1.94%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.78%) MySQL
11 2 (0.78%) Power BI
11 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 82 (31.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 76 (29.46%) Visual Studio
3 37 (14.34%) Git (software)
4 31 (12.02%) NUnit
5 14 (5.43%) git-flow
5 14 (5.43%) jspm
6 13 (5.04%) MSBuild
6 13 (5.04%) Selenium
6 13 (5.04%) TeamCity
7 12 (4.65%) SpecFlow
8 11 (4.26%) Oracle Forms
9 10 (3.88%) Subversion
10 9 (3.49%) Moq
11 7 (2.71%) Jenkins
12 5 (1.94%) Fiddler
12 5 (1.94%) JIRA
13 4 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.55%) FitNesse
14 3 (1.16%) CruiseControl
14 3 (1.16%) ReSharper
General
1 17 (6.59%) Finance
2 10 (3.88%) Banking
3 8 (3.10%) Back Office
3 8 (3.10%) Front Office
4 7 (2.71%) Advertising
4 7 (2.71%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.33%) Local Government
6 4 (1.55%) Law
7 3 (1.16%) Marketing
8 2 (0.78%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.78%) Games
8 2 (0.78%) Retail
8 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.39%) French Language
9 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 229 (88.76%) Developer
2 137 (53.10%) .NET Developer
3 85 (32.95%) C# Developer
4 55 (21.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 36 (13.95%) ASP.NET Developer
6 31 (12.02%) Senior Developer
7 30 (11.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 28 (10.85%) Software Developer
9 22 (8.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 22 (8.53%) SQL Developer
10 17 (6.59%) Applications Developer
10 17 (6.59%) Senior .NET Developer
11 14 (5.43%) Web Developer
12 13 (5.04%) .NET Web Developer
13 11 (4.26%) .NET Software Developer
13 11 (4.26%) WPF Developer
14 10 (3.88%) CMS Developer
14 10 (3.88%) Full Stack Developer
15 9 (3.49%) C# Software Developer
15 9 (3.49%) EPiServer Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (93.80%) .NET
2 128 (49.61%) .NET Framework
3 119 (46.12%) ASP.NET
4 118 (45.74%) Entity Framework
5 115 (44.57%) HTML
6 114 (44.19%) jQuery
7 92 (35.66%) CSS
8 84 (32.56%) WCF
9 73 (28.29%) HTML5
10 72 (27.91%) AngularJS
11 65 (25.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 64 (24.81%) XML
13 56 (21.71%) WPF
14 49 (18.99%) Web Services
15 41 (15.89%) Ajax
16 38 (14.73%) WinForms
17 37 (14.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 36 (13.95%) ASP.NET Web API
19 33 (12.79%) ADO.NET
20 29 (11.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.04%) Client/Server
3 12 (4.65%) Inversion of Control
4 11 (4.26%) N-Tier
5 9 (3.49%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.33%) Clustering
6 6 (2.33%) NHS
7 5 (1.94%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.94%) User Experience
8 4 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.16%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.16%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.16%) Tandem
9 3 (1.16%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.78%) DTV
10 2 (0.78%) IPTV
10 2 (0.78%) MPEG
10 2 (0.78%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.78%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 68 (26.36%) Windows
2 14 (5.43%) Windows 10
3 13 (5.04%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.88%) Windows Phone
5 5 (1.94%) Android
6 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (51.55%) MVC
2 74 (28.68%) TDD
3 63 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (16.67%) Scrum
5 41 (15.89%) OOP
6 39 (15.12%) Unit Testing
7 33 (12.79%) BDD
8 27 (10.47%) Web Development
9 25 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (8.53%) OO
10 22 (8.53%) SOLID
11 20 (7.75%) MVVM
12 19 (7.36%) SDLC
13 17 (6.59%) E-Commerce
13 17 (6.59%) Software Engineering
14 15 (5.81%) Project Management
14 15 (5.81%) Responsive Web Design
15 14 (5.43%) Dependency Injection
15 14 (5.43%) Multithreading
16 13 (5.04%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 246 (95.35%) C#
2 135 (52.33%) JavaScript
3 124 (48.06%) SQL
4 61 (23.64%) T-SQL
5 21 (8.14%) VB.NET
6 15 (5.81%) Java
6 15 (5.81%) XAML
7 14 (5.43%) PHP
7 14 (5.43%) TypeScript
8 12 (4.65%) Python
9 11 (4.26%) PL/SQL
10 10 (3.88%) ECMAScript
11 9 (3.49%) Ruby
11 9 (3.49%) VBScript
12 5 (1.94%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.55%) C++
13 4 (1.55%) Perl
14 2 (0.78%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 15 (5.81%) Degree
2 14 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.04%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.16%) MCITP
4 3 (1.16%) MCTS
4 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (2.33%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.39%) EMIR
3 1 (0.39%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.39%) Control-M
1 1 (0.39%) MOM
Vendors
1 85 (32.95%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.47%) Oracle
3 14 (5.43%) Sitecore
4 13 (5.04%) Twitter
5 12 (4.65%) EPiServer
6 8 (3.10%) RedGate
7 6 (2.33%) Apple
8 5 (1.94%) Telerik
9 4 (1.55%) Xamarin
10 3 (1.16%) Ektron
10 3 (1.16%) Infragistics
11 2 (0.78%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.39%) Perforce
12 1 (0.39%) SAP
12 1 (0.39%) TIBCO
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