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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 384 338 374
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +36
Contract jobs citing LINQ 233 287 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.51% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.57% 1.89% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 201 142
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £454 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £36.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -11.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.50 £29.96
% change year-on-year
+26.86% +11.81%

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
14873 15181 12837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.60% 27.00% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9780 8009
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 227 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -56 221 £333 -5.00% 140
London +12 108 £375 -6.25% 46
South East -36 39 £295 -15.71% 25
City of London +30 35 £400 -20.00% 10
North West -28 25 £344 -1.78% 17
Manchester -13 20 £344 -1.78% 12
West Midlands -10 14 £359 +19.58% 14
Buckinghamshire +1 13 £263 -0.94% 3
Yorkshire -15 13 £300 +3.44% 7
South West +8 11 £375 +33.92% 13
South Wales - 10 £299 - 3
Wales - 10 £299 - 3
Cardiff - 10 £299 - 3
Berkshire +5 9 £295 -15.71% 6
Brighton +1 9 £305 +7.01%
East Sussex -2 9 £305 +7.01% 3
Milton Keynes +1 8 £288 - 1
York +5 7 £300 -
North Yorkshire -1 7 £300 -
East Midlands -6 7 £325 +25.00% 6
Wiltshire +9 5 £400 +42.85% 3
Reading +6 5 £310 -11.42% 2
West Yorkshire -8 5 £325 +35.41% 6
Staffordshire - 5 £300 - 3
Lancashire +1 4 - - 1
East of England -2 4 £350 +7.69% 9
Leeds -11 4 £338 +40.62% 3
Birmingham -15 4 £363 +20.83% 1
Surrey -24 4 £310 -26.19% 4
Gloucestershire - 4 £288 - 1

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 375 (94.22%) C#
2 363 (91.21%) .NET
3 274 (68.84%) .NET Framework
4 260 (65.33%) SQL Server
5 243 (61.06%) ASP.NET
6 232 (58.29%) MVC
7 229 (57.54%) Entity Framework
8 215 (54.02%) JavaScript
9 211 (53.02%) SQL
9 211 (53.02%) WCF
10 203 (51.01%) Agile Software Development
11 197 (49.50%) jQuery
12 171 (42.96%) CSS
13 168 (42.21%) HTML
14 159 (39.95%) ASP.NET MVC
15 143 (35.93%) Visual Studio
16 140 (35.18%) Microsoft
17 128 (32.16%) TDD
18 125 (31.41%) Web Services
19 123 (30.90%) T-SQL
20 115 (28.89%) XML
20 115 (28.89%) SQL Server 2008
21 104 (26.13%) Scrum
22 99 (24.87%) Unit Testing
23 98 (24.62%) OO
24 90 (22.61%) Ajax
25 84 (21.11%) Team Foundation Server
26 68 (17.09%) WPF
27 60 (15.08%) Razor View Engine
28 57 (14.32%) SQL Server 2012

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 41 (10.30%) CMS
2 36 (9.05%) IIS
3 22 (5.53%) Umbraco
4 20 (5.03%) Sitecore CMS
5 18 (4.52%) SharePoint
6 17 (4.27%) Kentico
7 9 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (2.01%) Node.js
9 7 (1.76%) Apache
10 6 (1.51%) EPiServer CMS
11 4 (1.01%) JBoss
11 4 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.75%) Orchard CMS
12 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.75%) Sitefinity
12 3 (0.75%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.75%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.25%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 41 (10.30%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.51%) MS Office
3 3 (0.75%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.75%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.50%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 46 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.01%) Office 365
4 3 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.02%) Internet
2 7 (1.76%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.75%) HTTP
4 2 (0.50%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.50%) DNS
4 2 (0.50%) SSL
4 2 (0.50%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.25%) SAN
5 1 (0.25%) Intranet
5 1 (0.25%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (65.33%) SQL Server
2 115 (28.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (14.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 34 (8.54%) Relational Database
5 23 (5.78%) Oracle Database
6 20 (5.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (2.76%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.76%) Oracle9i Database
9 11 (2.76%) MySQL
10 10 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (2.51%) RavenDB
11 7 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.51%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (1.26%) DTS
13 5 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.75%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.75%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.75%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 143 (35.93%) Visual Studio
2 84 (21.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (9.55%) NUnit
4 35 (8.79%) ReSharper
5 26 (6.53%) Subversion
6 23 (5.78%) Git (software)
7 22 (5.53%) Moq
8 14 (3.52%) StyleCop
9 13 (3.27%) MSTest
10 12 (3.02%) Selenium
11 11 (2.76%) MSBuild
11 11 (2.76%) JIRA
12 10 (2.51%) SpecFlow
13 9 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (2.26%) Rhino Mocks
14 7 (1.76%) Jenkins
15 6 (1.51%) JUnit
16 5 (1.26%) Cucumber
16 5 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
17 4 (1.01%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (11.06%) Finance
2 19 (4.77%) Front Office
3 18 (4.52%) Back Office
3 18 (4.52%) Banking
4 13 (3.27%) Retail
5 10 (2.51%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.01%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.51%) Legal
8 4 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.01%) Local Government
9 3 (0.75%) Marketing
9 3 (0.75%) Law
10 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 358 (89.95%) Developer
2 187 (46.98%) .NET Developer
3 127 (31.91%) C# Developer
4 86 (21.61%) C# .NET Developer
5 48 (12.06%) Web Developer
6 47 (11.81%) Senior Developer
7 45 (11.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 45 (11.31%) ASP.NET Developer
8 22 (5.53%) Software Developer
9 18 (4.52%) Senior .NET Developer
10 16 (4.02%) Microsoft Developer
11 15 (3.77%) Analyst
12 14 (3.52%) .NET Web Developer
13 12 (3.02%) AWS Developer
14 10 (2.51%) Lead Developer
14 10 (2.51%) Programmer
15 9 (2.26%) WPF Developer
15 9 (2.26%) Senior Web Developer
16 8 (2.01%) Architect
16 8 (2.01%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (91.21%) .NET
2 274 (68.84%) .NET Framework
3 243 (61.06%) ASP.NET
4 229 (57.54%) Entity Framework
5 211 (53.02%) WCF
6 197 (49.50%) jQuery
7 171 (42.96%) CSS
8 168 (42.21%) HTML
9 159 (39.95%) ASP.NET MVC
10 125 (31.41%) Web Services
11 115 (28.89%) XML
12 90 (22.61%) Ajax
13 68 (17.09%) WPF
14 60 (15.08%) Razor View Engine
15 55 (13.82%) ASP.NET Web API
16 54 (13.57%) HTML5
17 50 (12.56%) AngularJS
18 49 (12.31%) CSS3
19 42 (10.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 39 (9.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.28%) Inversion of Control
2 18 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.27%) N-Tier
4 15 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.76%) Derivative
6 9 (2.26%) NHS
7 7 (1.76%) Mathematics
7 7 (1.76%) Equity Derivative
7 7 (1.76%) Equities
7 7 (1.76%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.51%) Open Source
8 6 (1.51%) User Experience
9 4 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.01%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.01%) Web 2.0
9 4 (1.01%) Physics
9 4 (1.01%) Social Network
9 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.50%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.05%) Windows
2 5 (1.26%) Linux
3 4 (1.01%) UNIX
3 4 (1.01%) Android
3 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.01%) Windows 8
4 3 (0.75%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (58.29%) MVC
2 203 (51.01%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (32.16%) TDD
4 104 (26.13%) Scrum
5 99 (24.87%) Unit Testing
6 98 (24.62%) OO
7 50 (12.56%) BDD
8 42 (10.55%) OOP
8 42 (10.55%) Web Development
9 41 (10.30%) OOD
10 39 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (8.79%) E-Commerce
12 32 (8.04%) SOA
13 27 (6.78%) Mentoring
13 27 (6.78%) Dependency Injection
14 24 (6.03%) MVVM
15 21 (5.28%) CRM
16 20 (5.03%) Workflow
17 16 (4.02%) Pair Programming
18 14 (3.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 375 (94.22%) C#
2 215 (54.02%) JavaScript
3 211 (53.02%) SQL
4 123 (30.90%) T-SQL
5 25 (6.28%) Java
6 23 (5.78%) VB.NET
7 14 (3.52%) PL/SQL
8 10 (2.51%) VBScript
8 10 (2.51%) C++
8 10 (2.51%) XAML
8 10 (2.51%) XPath
9 7 (1.76%) PHP
10 5 (1.26%) Groovy
10 5 (1.26%) Ruby
10 5 (1.26%) VB
11 4 (1.01%) Python
11 4 (1.01%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.50%) VBA
12 2 (0.50%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 31 (7.79%) Degree
2 22 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.51%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.51%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.26%) MCSD
6 4 (1.01%) MCAD
7 1 (0.25%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.51%) QA
2 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.50%) SLA
2 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.50%) HL7
2 2 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (0.50%) EMIR
3 1 (0.25%) CRD IV
System Software
1 6 (1.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.75%) SCOM
2 1 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 140 (35.18%) Microsoft
2 45 (11.31%) Oracle
3 25 (6.28%) Sitecore
4 22 (5.53%) EPiServer
5 17 (4.27%) Telerik
6 8 (2.01%) DevExpress
7 4 (1.01%) Twitter
8 3 (0.75%) Ektron
8 3 (0.75%) VMware
8 3 (0.75%) SAP
8 3 (0.75%) IBM
8 3 (0.75%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.50%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.50%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.50%) HP
9 2 (0.50%) Citrix
9 2 (0.50%) Infragistics
9 2 (0.50%) Typemock
10 1 (0.25%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.25%) Perforce
Cambridge
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + dependent on experience
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £270 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Wiltshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago