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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 401 315 299
Rank change year-on-year
-86 -16
Contract jobs citing LINQ 216 312 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.59% 0.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.38% 2.05% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 212 213
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £293 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £32.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -34.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £21.50 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £21.50 £63.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -34.07%

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
15699 15243 15940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.31% 28.86% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10130 9794 9627
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 273 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £17.50 £16.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -77 203 £350 -12.50% 159
London -38 98 £388 -22.50% 48
South East +2 48 £303 -24.37% 32
City of London +2 35 £438 -20.45% 21
Brighton +3 19 - - 2
East Sussex -1 19 - - 2
East of England -20 16 £338 -28.94% 9
North West -32 16 £338 +12.50% 33
Buckinghamshire -1 12 £285 - 1
Manchester -26 11 £338 +8.87% 17
Scotland -7 10 £350 +12.00% 1
West Midlands -27 10 £300 - 9
Yorkshire -16 9 £270 -10.00% 13
Glasgow - 9 - -
Berkshire +14 8 £400 - 11
Essex -4 6 £338 -25.00% 2
Hampshire -16 6 £336 -15.93% 7
Hertfordshire - 6 £220 - 2
West Yorkshire +2 5 £270 -10.00% 7
Birmingham -11 5 £300 -20.00% 2
Leeds +4 4 £270 -13.60% 2
Maidenhead +2 4 - - 1
Reading - 4 £400 - 5
Cheshire +7 3 £375 +33.92% 12
Basingstoke 0 3 £336 -15.93% 3
Herefordshire - 3 £288 - 1
Nottinghamshire +13 2 £225 -18.18%
Aylesbury +8 2 £293 -
Cambridgeshire -1 2 £350 -30.00% 4
High Wycombe -4 2 £220 -

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 471 (94.96%) C#
2 457 (92.14%) .NET
3 339 (68.35%) ASP.NET
4 308 (62.10%) SQL Server
5 280 (56.45%) MVC
6 239 (48.19%) WCF
7 234 (47.18%) JavaScript
8 224 (45.16%) SQL
9 218 (43.95%) .NET Framework
10 216 (43.55%) CSS
11 211 (42.54%) HTML
12 202 (40.73%) jQuery
13 200 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
14 172 (34.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 169 (34.07%) ASP.NET MVC
16 139 (28.02%) Visual Studio
17 125 (25.20%) WPF
18 122 (24.60%) Microsoft
19 121 (24.40%) Web Services
20 119 (23.99%) TDD
21 109 (21.98%) Ajax
22 106 (21.37%) SQL Server 2008
23 101 (20.36%) XML
24 97 (19.56%) Scrum
25 84 (16.94%) Windows
26 82 (16.53%) HTML5
27 78 (15.73%) Team Foundation Server
28 72 (14.52%) T-SQL
29 70 (14.11%) Finance
30 65 (13.10%) Web Development

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 29 (5.85%) CMS
2 27 (5.44%) SharePoint
3 25 (5.04%) IIS
4 18 (3.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (1.81%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (1.61%) Node.js
8 5 (1.01%) NServiceBus
8 5 (1.01%) Kentico
9 4 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.81%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.20%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.20%) EPiServer CMS
11 1 (0.20%) Lync
11 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 36 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.61%) InfoPath
3 6 (1.21%) MS Office
4 3 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.60%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.02%) Office 365
5 1 (0.20%) SaaS
5 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.02%) Internet
2 7 (1.41%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.81%) LDAP
3 4 (0.81%) DMZ
3 4 (0.81%) Intranet
3 4 (0.81%) Firewall
4 3 (0.60%) Extranet
5 2 (0.40%) HTTP
5 2 (0.40%) DNS
6 1 (0.20%) SSL
6 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (62.10%) SQL Server
2 106 (21.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (10.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 40 (8.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (5.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (2.62%) MongoDB
8 13 (2.62%) DTS
9 12 (2.42%) Relational Database
10 11 (2.22%) NoSQL
11 10 (2.02%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.81%) Couchbase
13 8 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (1.21%) Big Data
16 5 (1.01%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 139 (28.02%) Visual Studio
2 78 (15.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 46 (9.27%) NUnit
4 24 (4.84%) Git (software)
5 22 (4.44%) ReSharper
6 19 (3.83%) Selenium
7 18 (3.63%) SpecFlow
8 14 (2.82%) Subversion
9 13 (2.62%) TeamCity
9 13 (2.62%) MSTest
10 11 (2.22%) StyleCop
10 11 (2.22%) JIRA
11 10 (2.02%) Moq
12 9 (1.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 8 (1.61%) Bower
14 7 (1.41%) CruiseControl
15 6 (1.21%) Rhino Mocks
15 6 (1.21%) FxCop
15 6 (1.21%) MSBuild
16 5 (1.01%) Mercurial
General
1 70 (14.11%) Finance
2 53 (10.69%) Banking
3 35 (7.06%) Retail
4 19 (3.83%) Investment Banking
5 16 (3.23%) Front Office
6 10 (2.02%) Advertising
7 9 (1.81%) Back Office
7 9 (1.81%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.41%) Publishing
9 6 (1.21%) Marketing
9 6 (1.21%) Legal
9 6 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.60%) Electronics
11 2 (0.40%) Games
12 1 (0.20%) German Language
12 1 (0.20%) Local Government
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 440 (88.71%) Developer
2 282 (56.85%) .NET Developer
3 184 (37.10%) C# Developer
4 125 (25.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 100 (20.16%) ASP.NET Developer
6 61 (12.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 60 (12.10%) Web Developer
8 56 (11.29%) Senior Developer
9 42 (8.47%) .NET Web Developer
10 31 (6.25%) Software Engineer
11 30 (6.05%) Senior C# Developer
12 25 (5.04%) Senior .NET Developer
13 24 (4.84%) WPF Developer
14 22 (4.44%) C# Web Developer
15 18 (3.63%) Software Developer
16 14 (2.82%) Architect
16 14 (2.82%) JavaScript Developer
17 13 (2.62%) SQL Developer
18 12 (2.42%) Designer
19 10 (2.02%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 457 (92.14%) .NET
2 339 (68.35%) ASP.NET
3 239 (48.19%) WCF
4 218 (43.95%) .NET Framework
5 216 (43.55%) CSS
6 211 (42.54%) HTML
7 202 (40.73%) jQuery
8 172 (34.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 169 (34.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 125 (25.20%) WPF
11 121 (24.40%) Web Services
12 109 (21.98%) Ajax
13 101 (20.36%) XML
14 82 (16.53%) HTML5
15 60 (12.10%) Razor View Engine
16 52 (10.48%) CSS3
17 46 (9.27%) JSON
18 44 (8.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 42 (8.47%) KnockoutJS
19 42 (8.47%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (3.23%) Derivative
3 13 (2.62%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.42%) Inversion of Control
5 11 (2.22%) N-Tier
6 10 (2.02%) Mainframe
6 10 (2.02%) IBM Mainframe
7 9 (1.81%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
8 8 (1.61%) Market Risk
8 8 (1.61%) User Experience
9 7 (1.41%) Data Integration
10 6 (1.21%) Smartcard
11 5 (1.01%) Credit Derivative
11 5 (1.01%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.01%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.81%) RIA
12 4 (0.81%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.81%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 84 (16.94%) Windows
2 20 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (1.81%) UNIX
4 9 (1.81%) Android
5 4 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.40%) Linux
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (56.45%) MVC
2 200 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (23.99%) TDD
4 97 (19.56%) Scrum
5 65 (13.10%) OO
5 65 (13.10%) Web Development
6 58 (11.69%) OOP
7 56 (11.29%) Software Engineering
8 54 (10.89%) Unit Testing
9 44 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (8.47%) Multithreading
11 38 (7.66%) E-Commerce
12 35 (7.06%) MVVM
13 30 (6.05%) SOA
14 29 (5.85%) Content Management
15 28 (5.65%) Dependency Injection
16 23 (4.64%) CRM
17 22 (4.44%) BDD
18 20 (4.03%) OOD
19 18 (3.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 471 (94.96%) C#
2 234 (47.18%) JavaScript
3 224 (45.16%) SQL
4 72 (14.52%) T-SQL
5 34 (6.85%) VB.NET
6 20 (4.03%) XAML
7 18 (3.63%) VB
8 14 (2.82%) Python
9 10 (2.02%) PL/SQL
10 9 (1.81%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.61%) VBScript
11 8 (1.61%) C++
12 7 (1.41%) VB6
12 7 (1.41%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.21%) Java
14 5 (1.01%) PHP
15 4 (0.81%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.60%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.40%) VBA
17 2 (0.40%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 23 (4.64%) Degree
2 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (0.60%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.40%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.40%) ISEB
5 1 (0.20%) MCP
5 1 (0.20%) MBA
5 1 (0.20%) MCTS
5 1 (0.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.62%) QA
2 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.40%) Basel III
2 2 (0.40%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.20%) EMIR
3 1 (0.20%) SLA
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.20%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 122 (24.60%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.44%) Oracle
3 13 (2.62%) Sitecore
4 10 (2.02%) IBM
5 9 (1.81%) DevExpress
5 9 (1.81%) Telerik
6 7 (1.41%) Twitter
7 6 (1.21%) RedDot
7 6 (1.21%) Sybase
8 5 (1.01%) CA
8 5 (1.01%) Open Text
8 5 (1.01%) Ektron
9 4 (0.81%) SAP
10 3 (0.60%) Red Gate
11 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.40%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.40%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.40%) Nintex
12 1 (0.20%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.20%) Charles River
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