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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 486 409 310
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -99
Contract jobs citing LINQ 147 205 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.37% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.89% 1.32% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 122 211
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +62.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- +62.79%

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
16449 15532 15196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.15% 27.80% 29.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11194 9877 9773
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 213 261
Average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 4 September 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
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 4 September 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 -53 139 £388 +10.71% 132
London -4 80 £450 +20.00% 40
City of London 0 26 £500 +11.11% 4
East of England +10 18 £335 -0.74% 13
South East -54 17 £311 -0.40% 26
West Midlands +9 8 £300 - 6
Cambridgeshire +1 8 £325 -13.33% 2
Cambridge 0 7 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -16 7 £288 -0.43%
Hertfordshire +4 6 £330 +50.00% 10
Milton Keynes -4 6 £288 -24.34%
North West -45 6 £363 +7.40% 28
Glasgow +3 5 £310 - 4
Scotland -17 5 £310 - 7
Manchester -27 5 £400 +18.51% 15
Kent - 5 £338 - 8
East Midlands -7 4 £300 +33.33% 3
Yorkshire -31 3 £315 +16.66% 7
Staffordshire - 3 £300 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 3 £300 -
Essex +1 2 £350 +12.90%
Berkshire -7 2 £313 -16.66% 4
Reading -8 2 £313 -16.66% 1
Maidstone - 2 - - 3
South Yorkshire - 2 £304 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £363 -
Birmingham +2 1 - - 2
Coventry +2 1 £300 -33.33% 1
Surrey -1 1 £325 - 5
North Yorkshire -4 1 £413 +65.00%

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 327 (90.33%) C#
2 324 (89.50%) .NET
3 227 (62.71%) SQL
4 226 (62.43%) .NET Framework
5 208 (57.46%) SQL Server
6 203 (56.08%) ASP.NET
7 192 (53.04%) MVC
8 169 (46.69%) Agile Software Development
8 169 (46.69%) JavaScript
8 169 (46.69%) WCF
9 165 (45.58%) Entity Framework
10 139 (38.40%) jQuery
11 115 (31.77%) Unit Testing
12 111 (30.66%) Microsoft
13 110 (30.39%) HTML
14 109 (30.11%) ASP.NET MVC
15 105 (29.01%) CSS
16 101 (27.90%) Visual Studio
17 99 (27.35%) SQL Server 2008
18 91 (25.14%) T-SQL
19 89 (24.59%) XML
19 89 (24.59%) TDD
20 77 (21.27%) Team Foundation Server
21 74 (20.44%) Scrum
21 74 (20.44%) Web Services
22 72 (19.89%) OO
23 70 (19.34%) WPF
24 66 (18.23%) Ajax
25 64 (17.68%) Finance
25 64 (17.68%) ASP.NET Web API

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 42 (11.60%) IIS
2 25 (6.91%) CMS
3 21 (5.80%) SharePoint
4 14 (3.87%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (3.87%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (2.49%) Umbraco
6 8 (2.21%) Kentico
7 7 (1.93%) Node.js
7 7 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.55%) Confluence
11 1 (0.28%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.28%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.28%) Immediacy CMS
11 1 (0.28%) JBoss
11 1 (0.28%) Apache
11 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 43 (11.88%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.21%) MS Office
3 4 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.83%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.55%) MS Project
6 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (5.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.59%) Internet
2 7 (1.93%) HTTP
3 4 (1.10%) DNS
3 4 (1.10%) SSL
4 3 (0.83%) Wireshark
4 3 (0.83%) SMTP
5 2 (0.55%) CTI
5 2 (0.55%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.28%) ATM
6 1 (0.28%) GSM
6 1 (0.28%) Network Security
6 1 (0.28%) SMPP
6 1 (0.28%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (57.46%) SQL Server
2 99 (27.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (8.84%) Relational Database
4 23 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (5.25%) Oracle Database
6 15 (4.14%) MySQL
6 15 (4.14%) RDBMS
7 14 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (2.21%) Oracle9i Database
11 7 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.10%) MongoDB
13 4 (1.10%) RavenDB
14 3 (0.83%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.83%) MS Access
15 2 (0.55%) DTS
Development Applications
1 101 (27.90%) Visual Studio
2 77 (21.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (11.05%) Subversion
4 27 (7.46%) ReSharper
5 26 (7.18%) Git (software)
6 24 (6.63%) TeamCity
7 19 (5.25%) NUnit
8 14 (3.87%) MSBuild
9 12 (3.31%) CruiseControl
10 10 (2.76%) JIRA
11 9 (2.49%) SpecFlow
12 6 (1.66%) Selenium
12 6 (1.66%) WiX
13 5 (1.38%) Xcode
13 5 (1.38%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (1.38%) QUnit
14 4 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (1.10%) Fiddler
14 4 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
15 3 (0.83%) SonarQube
General
1 64 (17.68%) Finance
2 38 (10.50%) Banking
3 25 (6.91%) Back Office
4 21 (5.80%) Front Office
5 14 (3.87%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.59%) Legal
6 13 (3.59%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.49%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.49%) Retail
8 4 (1.10%) Law
9 3 (0.83%) Local Government
10 2 (0.55%) Games
10 2 (0.55%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) Marketing
11 1 (0.28%) French Language
11 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.28%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 321 (88.67%) Developer
2 161 (44.48%) .NET Developer
3 116 (32.04%) C# Developer
4 66 (18.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 57 (15.75%) Senior Developer
6 38 (10.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 34 (9.39%) ASP.NET Developer
8 30 (8.29%) Web Developer
9 24 (6.63%) Software Developer
10 17 (4.70%) Senior .NET Developer
11 16 (4.42%) Senior C# Developer
12 13 (3.59%) .NET Web Developer
12 13 (3.59%) Agile .NET Developer
13 12 (3.31%) SQL Developer
14 11 (3.04%) Software Engineer
14 11 (3.04%) CRM Developer
15 10 (2.76%) Analyst
15 10 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 9 (2.49%) BizTalk Developer
16 9 (2.49%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (89.50%) .NET
2 226 (62.43%) .NET Framework
3 203 (56.08%) ASP.NET
4 169 (46.69%) WCF
5 165 (45.58%) Entity Framework
6 139 (38.40%) jQuery
7 110 (30.39%) HTML
8 109 (30.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 105 (29.01%) CSS
10 89 (24.59%) XML
11 74 (20.44%) Web Services
12 70 (19.34%) WPF
13 66 (18.23%) Ajax
14 64 (17.68%) ASP.NET Web API
15 63 (17.40%) AngularJS
16 50 (13.81%) JSON
17 47 (12.98%) HTML5
18 39 (10.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 35 (9.67%) Razor View Engine
20 34 (9.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.35%) Computer Science
2 15 (4.14%) N-Tier
3 12 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.04%) Derivative
4 11 (3.04%) Equity Derivative
4 11 (3.04%) Mathematics
5 9 (2.49%) Physics
6 6 (1.66%) NHS
7 5 (1.38%) W3C
7 5 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.38%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.10%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (0.83%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.83%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.83%) User Experience
9 3 (0.83%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.83%) Equities
10 2 (0.55%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 57 (15.75%) Windows
2 11 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (1.66%) Windows 8
4 5 (1.38%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.10%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.83%) Android
6 3 (0.83%) Linux
7 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (53.04%) MVC
2 169 (46.69%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (31.77%) Unit Testing
4 89 (24.59%) TDD
5 74 (20.44%) Scrum
6 72 (19.89%) OO
7 43 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (9.12%) OOP
8 33 (9.12%) BDD
9 29 (8.01%) Web Development
10 28 (7.73%) E-Commerce
10 28 (7.73%) SOA
11 25 (6.91%) Mentoring
12 24 (6.63%) CRM
13 23 (6.35%) Multithreading
14 22 (6.08%) Software Engineering
14 22 (6.08%) OOD
14 22 (6.08%) MVVM
15 20 (5.52%) SDLC
16 19 (5.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 327 (90.33%) C#
2 227 (62.71%) SQL
3 169 (46.69%) JavaScript
4 91 (25.14%) T-SQL
5 19 (5.25%) Java
6 13 (3.59%) PL/SQL
7 12 (3.31%) VB.NET
8 9 (2.49%) PHP
8 9 (2.49%) C++
9 7 (1.93%) VBScript
10 6 (1.66%) XAML
10 6 (1.66%) XPath
11 5 (1.38%) Python
11 5 (1.38%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.83%) VB6
12 3 (0.83%) VB
13 2 (0.55%) Ruby
13 2 (0.55%) VBA
14 1 (0.28%) Lua
14 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (10.50%) Degree
2 7 (1.93%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.10%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.83%) MCSD
6 2 (0.55%) MCAD
7 1 (0.28%) HND
7 1 (0.28%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.38%) QA
2 4 (1.10%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.55%) HL7
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.28%) WCAG
4 1 (0.28%) CRD IV
System Software
1 8 (2.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.66%) SCOM
2 2 (0.55%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 111 (30.66%) Microsoft
2 36 (9.94%) Oracle
3 15 (4.14%) Telerik
3 15 (4.14%) Sitecore
4 9 (2.49%) EPiServer
5 6 (1.66%) DevExpress
5 6 (1.66%) Sybase
6 4 (1.10%) Twitter
7 3 (0.83%) Ektron
8 2 (0.55%) IBM
8 2 (0.55%) Perforce
8 2 (0.55%) HP
8 2 (0.55%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.28%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.28%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.28%) Borland
9 1 (0.28%) SAP
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe
9 1 (0.28%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.28%) Atlassian
Cheshire
Vertical IT
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £Market rates
Posted: 15 hours ago
Tyne and Wear
Pro-Quest Resourcing
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glamorgan
TRG
Rate: 350-475 Per Day
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Welwyn Garden City
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Poupart Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago