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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 472 517 465
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -52
Contract jobs citing LINQ 158 127 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.23% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.02% 0.80% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 83 121
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £11.10 £41.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.41% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.10 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-75.33% -

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
15423 15952 15279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.94% 28.78% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10671 11113 10434
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 263 169
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.47 £17.77 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +57 148 £375 +4.16% 86
London -2 46 £419 -1.47% 30
South East +59 41 £375 -16.66% 13
South West +33 23 £328 -9.65% 2
Hampshire +35 17 £375 - 4
East of England +9 15 £343 +5.38% 10
City of London -2 12 £415 -17.10% 4
Kent - 12 £375 - 3
Scotland +12 7 £360 +24.13% 3
Hertfordshire +3 7 £400 +23.07% 2
Gloucestershire - 7 £350 -
Somerset +29 6 £300 -7.69%
Wiltshire +6 6 £335 -
East Midlands -10 6 £275 -15.38% 5
Winchester - 6 £375 -
Bath +10 5 £300 -7.69%
Derbyshire +6 5 £275 -40.54% 3
North West +4 5 £325 +5.69% 16
Suffolk -4 5 £150 -55.55%
Folkestone - 5 £375 - 2
Buxton - 5 £275 -
Edinburgh +18 4 £369 +27.15% 2
Yorkshire +16 4 £400 +25.00% 5
Ipswich -4 4 £150 -53.84%
West Midlands -20 4 £500 +48.14% 5
North East -34 4 £360 +10.76%
Tyne and Wear -36 4 £360 +10.76%
York - 4 £400 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
Docklands, London - 4 - -

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 279 (98.59%) .NET
2 273 (96.47%) C#
3 217 (76.68%) SQL Server
4 176 (62.19%) MVC
5 173 (61.13%) ASP.NET
6 168 (59.36%) SQL
7 167 (59.01%) JavaScript
8 158 (55.83%) HTML
9 150 (53.00%) CSS
10 128 (45.23%) jQuery
11 126 (44.52%) .NET Framework
12 118 (41.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 116 (40.99%) XML
14 112 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
15 106 (37.46%) Entity Framework
16 89 (31.45%) WCF
17 87 (30.74%) Microsoft
18 76 (26.86%) HTML5
19 74 (26.15%) TDD
20 73 (25.80%) VB.NET
21 71 (25.09%) T-SQL
22 69 (24.38%) AngularJS
23 68 (24.03%) OOP
24 65 (22.97%) Web Services
25 63 (22.26%) WPF
26 62 (21.91%) ASP.NET MVC
27 61 (21.55%) LINQ to SQL
28 60 (21.20%) Ajax
29 59 (20.85%) Visual Studio
30 57 (20.14%) Scrum

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 52 (18.37%) IIS
2 37 (13.07%) SharePoint
3 34 (12.01%) CMS
4 30 (10.60%) Sitecore CMS
5 15 (5.30%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.83%) Confluence
7 5 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.41%) Apache
8 4 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.41%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.71%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.35%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.35%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 17 (6.01%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.06%) MS Office
3 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.35%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.83%) GitHub
3 7 (2.47%) Boomi
4 2 (0.71%) Office 365
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.83%) HTTP
2 5 (1.77%) SMS
3 3 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.35%) Internet
4 1 (0.35%) Intranet
4 1 (0.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (76.68%) SQL Server
2 44 (15.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 40 (14.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (10.25%) MongoDB
5 15 (5.30%) Relational Database
6 14 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (4.59%) NoSQL
8 12 (4.24%) Couchbase
9 8 (2.83%) MS Access
9 8 (2.83%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (2.47%) DB2
10 7 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.77%) Qlik Sense
11 5 (1.77%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.41%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.41%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.71%) MySQL
13 2 (0.71%) QlikView
14 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.35%) DTS
Development Applications
1 118 (41.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 59 (20.85%) Visual Studio
3 44 (15.55%) Git (software)
4 19 (6.71%) JIRA
5 16 (5.65%) NUnit
6 15 (5.30%) Subversion
6 15 (5.30%) TeamCity
7 10 (3.53%) Bower
7 10 (3.53%) Protractor
8 9 (3.18%) gulp
8 9 (3.18%) Karma Test Runner
8 9 (3.18%) Mocha
8 9 (3.18%) Sinon.JS
9 6 (2.12%) Moq
9 6 (2.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (1.77%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.77%) JSUnit
10 5 (1.77%) ReSharper
11 4 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.41%) Selenium
General
1 39 (13.78%) Finance
2 32 (11.31%) Advertising
3 10 (3.53%) Marketing
4 7 (2.47%) Banking
4 7 (2.47%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.47%) Retail
5 6 (2.12%) Front Office
6 4 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.06%) Electronics
7 3 (1.06%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.71%) Back Office
8 2 (0.71%) Billing
Job Titles
1 266 (93.99%) Developer
2 183 (64.66%) .NET Developer
3 86 (30.39%) C# Developer
4 67 (23.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (11.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 31 (10.95%) ASP.NET Developer
6 31 (10.95%) Sitecore Developer
6 31 (10.95%) SQL Developer
7 26 (9.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 26 (9.19%) Senior Developer
8 22 (7.77%) Senior .NET Developer
9 21 (7.42%) Web Developer
10 20 (7.07%) HTML Developer
11 18 (6.36%) .NET Web Developer
12 14 (4.95%) Angular Developer
12 14 (4.95%) CMS Developer
13 11 (3.89%) Full Stack Developer
14 10 (3.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 10 (3.53%) Senior C# Developer
14 10 (3.53%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (98.59%) .NET
2 173 (61.13%) ASP.NET
3 158 (55.83%) HTML
4 150 (53.00%) CSS
5 128 (45.23%) jQuery
6 126 (44.52%) .NET Framework
7 116 (40.99%) XML
8 106 (37.46%) Entity Framework
9 89 (31.45%) WCF
10 76 (26.86%) HTML5
11 69 (24.38%) AngularJS
12 65 (22.97%) Web Services
13 63 (22.26%) WPF
14 62 (21.91%) ASP.NET MVC
15 61 (21.55%) LINQ to SQL
16 60 (21.20%) Ajax
17 52 (18.37%) JSON
18 50 (17.67%) ASP.NET Web API
19 46 (16.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 43 (15.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.90%) N-Tier
2 18 (6.36%) Computer Science
3 17 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.24%) Algorithms
4 12 (4.24%) User Experience
5 11 (3.89%) Mathematics
6 8 (2.83%) Equities
7 7 (2.47%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.77%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.41%) Clustering
10 3 (1.06%) Contactless
10 3 (1.06%) EMV
10 3 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (1.06%) Physics
11 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.43%) Windows
2 10 (3.53%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.06%) Android
3 3 (1.06%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.71%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.35%) CentOS
5 1 (0.35%) Linux
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (62.19%) MVC
2 112 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (26.15%) TDD
4 68 (24.03%) OOP
5 57 (20.14%) Scrum
6 39 (13.78%) OWASP
7 38 (13.43%) Web Development
8 34 (12.01%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (11.66%) OO
9 33 (11.66%) Secure Coding
10 25 (8.83%) BDD
10 25 (8.83%) Content Management
10 25 (8.83%) Unit Testing
11 24 (8.48%) Multithreading
12 20 (7.07%) SOLID
13 16 (5.65%) Front End Development
13 16 (5.65%) Kanban
13 16 (5.65%) Multithreaded Programming
14 14 (4.95%) MVVM
14 14 (4.95%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 273 (96.47%) C#
2 168 (59.36%) SQL
3 167 (59.01%) JavaScript
4 73 (25.80%) VB.NET
5 71 (25.09%) T-SQL
6 11 (3.89%) VBA
7 8 (2.83%) XAML
8 6 (2.12%) VBScript
9 4 (1.41%) Java
9 4 (1.41%) VB
10 3 (1.06%) VB6
11 2 (0.71%) C
11 2 (0.71%) C++
11 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.71%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.35%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.35%) Python
12 1 (0.35%) Ruby
12 1 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (8.13%) Degree
2 14 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.35%) MCSD
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.83%) QA
2 5 (1.77%) Basel III
2 5 (1.77%) CRD IV
3 3 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.35%) MISRA
4 1 (0.35%) MISRA C
System Software
1 9 (3.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.06%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 87 (30.74%) Microsoft
2 36 (12.72%) Sitecore
3 8 (2.83%) Telerik
3 8 (2.83%) Twitter
4 7 (2.47%) Dell
5 6 (2.12%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.12%) Oracle
5 6 (2.12%) RedGate
6 4 (1.41%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.06%) SAP
8 2 (0.71%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.35%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.35%) OpenText
9 1 (0.35%) Perforce
9 1 (0.35%) RedDot
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