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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 503 503 439
Rank change year-on-year
0 -64
Contract jobs citing LINQ 131 162 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.82% 0.99% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 122 122
Median daily rate £350 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £599 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.87% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £34.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%

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
15889 16310 15708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 27.96% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11016 11043 9971
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 289 217
Median hourly rate £40.50 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.68 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -6 128 £350 -9.67% 74
London -39 43 £393 -11.54% 21
South East +20 28 £350 +12.90% 14
Hampshire +24 19 £388 +46.22% 4
South West +22 16 £350 -6.66% 4
North West +22 13 £335 -2.54% 13
Yorkshire +9 9 £315 - 2
City of London +7 9 £400 -23.76% 5
Manchester +1 9 £335 +3.07% 7
East Midlands 0 7 £313 +4.16% 5
West Midlands -33 6 £284 -5.41% 9
Bristol - 6 £350 - 1
Gloucestershire +11 5 £325 -13.33%
South Yorkshire +1 5 £315 +3.70%
Cheshire +13 4 £288 -20.68% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 4 £303 +10.00% 3
East of England +7 4 £413 +22.22% 1
Winchester - 4 £375 - 4
Cambridgeshire +22 3 £500 +53.84% 1
Cambridge +17 3 £500 +53.84% 1
Scotland +9 3 £325 +4.83% 1
Birmingham -12 3 £425 - 3
Macclesfield - 3 £275 - 1
Uxbridge - 3 £360 -
Derbyshire - 3 £275 - 1
Middlesex - 3 - - 1
Leicestershire +11 2 - -
Glasgow +9 2 £325 +4.83% 1
York +8 2 - - 1
Leicester +6 2 - -

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 240 (96.39%) C#
2 239 (95.98%) .NET
3 191 (76.71%) SQL Server
4 142 (57.03%) MVC
5 137 (55.02%) JavaScript
6 135 (54.22%) SQL
7 133 (53.41%) ASP.NET
8 127 (51.00%) HTML
9 117 (46.99%) jQuery
10 112 (44.98%) CSS
11 110 (44.18%) .NET Framework
12 96 (38.55%) Entity Framework
13 93 (37.35%) Team Foundation Server
14 90 (36.14%) WCF
15 81 (32.53%) XML
15 81 (32.53%) HTML5
16 79 (31.73%) Microsoft
17 78 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
17 78 (31.33%) TDD
18 71 (28.51%) AngularJS
19 65 (26.10%) ASP.NET MVC
20 64 (25.70%) T-SQL
21 62 (24.90%) Visual Studio
22 60 (24.10%) Web Services
23 52 (20.88%) WPF
24 49 (19.68%) Scrum
25 47 (18.88%) Windows
26 46 (18.47%) VB.NET
26 46 (18.47%) OOP
27 44 (17.67%) Ajax

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 36 (14.46%) CMS
2 35 (14.06%) IIS
3 30 (12.05%) SharePoint
4 21 (8.43%) Sitecore CMS
5 20 (8.03%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (4.02%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (3.61%) EPiServer CMS
7 9 (3.61%) Umbraco
8 6 (2.41%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.80%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.40%) Apache
11 1 (0.40%) Confluence
11 1 (0.40%) SAS
11 1 (0.40%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.61%) MS Office
3 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.20%) Endur
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.80%) GitHub
3 2 (0.80%) Office 365
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.40%) IaaS
4 1 (0.40%) PaaS
4 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.61%) HTTP
2 5 (2.01%) Intranet
3 4 (1.61%) DMZ
3 4 (1.61%) Extranet
4 2 (0.80%) SMS
5 1 (0.40%) DNS
5 1 (0.40%) Internet
5 1 (0.40%) SSL
5 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (76.71%) SQL Server
2 40 (16.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 30 (12.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (8.03%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.42%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (4.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.81%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.01%) Couchbase
8 5 (2.01%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.01%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.80%) Biml
10 2 (0.80%) MySQL
10 2 (0.80%) Power BI
10 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.40%) GIS
11 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.40%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 93 (37.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 62 (24.90%) Visual Studio
3 36 (14.46%) Git (software)
4 29 (11.65%) NUnit
5 14 (5.62%) TeamCity
6 13 (5.22%) SpecFlow
7 11 (4.42%) Selenium
8 10 (4.02%) Moq
9 8 (3.21%) Subversion
10 7 (2.81%) git-flow
10 7 (2.81%) Jenkins
10 7 (2.81%) jspm
10 7 (2.81%) MSBuild
11 6 (2.41%) Protractor
12 5 (2.01%) Bower
12 5 (2.01%) gulp
12 5 (2.01%) JIRA
12 5 (2.01%) Karma Test Runner
12 5 (2.01%) Mocha
12 5 (2.01%) Sinon.JS
General
1 20 (8.03%) Finance
2 14 (5.62%) Advertising
3 9 (3.61%) Banking
4 6 (2.41%) Marketing
4 6 (2.41%) Retail
5 5 (2.01%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.61%) Law
6 4 (1.61%) Local Government
7 3 (1.20%) Front Office
8 2 (0.80%) Back Office
8 2 (0.80%) Billing
8 2 (0.80%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.40%) Games
9 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 233 (93.57%) Developer
2 152 (61.04%) .NET Developer
3 84 (33.73%) C# Developer
4 62 (24.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (12.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 31 (12.45%) ASP.NET Developer
7 26 (10.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 26 (10.44%) Senior Developer
8 24 (9.64%) SQL Developer
9 19 (7.63%) CMS Developer
10 17 (6.83%) Senior .NET Developer
11 15 (6.02%) Sitecore Developer
12 14 (5.62%) Web Developer
13 12 (4.82%) Angular Developer
14 11 (4.42%) .NET Web Developer
14 11 (4.42%) Agile .NET Developer
14 11 (4.42%) Agile Developer
14 11 (4.42%) SharePoint Developer
14 11 (4.42%) Software Developer
15 10 (4.02%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (95.98%) .NET
2 133 (53.41%) ASP.NET
3 127 (51.00%) HTML
4 117 (46.99%) jQuery
5 112 (44.98%) CSS
6 110 (44.18%) .NET Framework
7 96 (38.55%) Entity Framework
8 90 (36.14%) WCF
9 81 (32.53%) HTML5
9 81 (32.53%) XML
10 71 (28.51%) AngularJS
11 65 (26.10%) ASP.NET MVC
12 60 (24.10%) Web Services
13 52 (20.88%) WPF
14 44 (17.67%) Ajax
14 44 (17.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 41 (16.47%) ASP.NET Web API
16 32 (12.85%) JSON
17 30 (12.05%) LINQ to SQL
18 23 (9.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.44%) N-Tier
2 14 (5.62%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.42%) User Experience
5 9 (3.61%) Mathematics
6 7 (2.81%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.41%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.41%) Equities
7 6 (2.41%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (2.01%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.61%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.61%) Clustering
9 4 (1.61%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.20%) Physics
10 3 (1.20%) Tandem
10 3 (1.20%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.80%) Data Extraction
12 1 (0.40%) Derivative
12 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (18.88%) Windows
2 9 (3.61%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.81%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.01%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.40%) Android
5 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.40%) CentOS
5 1 (0.40%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (57.03%) MVC
2 78 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (31.33%) TDD
3 49 (19.68%) Scrum
4 46 (18.47%) OOP
5 36 (14.46%) BDD
6 32 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (12.05%) Web Development
8 26 (10.44%) SOLID
9 22 (8.84%) Content Management
10 21 (8.43%) Unit Testing
11 20 (8.03%) Kanban
12 19 (7.63%) OO
12 19 (7.63%) OWASP
13 18 (7.23%) Secure Coding
14 16 (6.43%) Front End Development
14 16 (6.43%) MVVM
14 16 (6.43%) SDLC
15 13 (5.22%) Responsive Web Design
15 13 (5.22%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 240 (96.39%) C#
2 137 (55.02%) JavaScript
3 135 (54.22%) SQL
4 64 (25.70%) T-SQL
5 46 (18.47%) VB.NET
6 11 (4.42%) XAML
7 9 (3.61%) Java
8 8 (3.21%) Python
9 7 (2.81%) TypeScript
10 6 (2.41%) PHP
10 6 (2.41%) Ruby
11 5 (2.01%) ECMAScript
11 5 (2.01%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.01%) VBScript
12 4 (1.61%) Perl
13 2 (0.80%) Delphi
14 1 (0.40%) C
14 1 (0.40%) C++
14 1 (0.40%) Scala
14 1 (0.40%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (6.83%) Degree
2 15 (6.02%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.02%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.20%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.40%) MCITP
5 1 (0.40%) MCTS
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.21%) QA
2 4 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (4.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.20%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.40%) Control-M
2 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 79 (31.73%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.24%) Sitecore
3 13 (5.22%) Twitter
4 12 (4.82%) EPiServer
5 9 (3.61%) Oracle
6 8 (3.21%) RedGate
7 7 (2.81%) Telerik
8 4 (1.61%) Infragistics
9 3 (1.20%) Ektron
10 2 (0.80%) Apple
10 2 (0.80%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.80%) Perforce
10 2 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.40%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.40%) OpenText
11 1 (0.40%) RedDot
11 1 (0.40%) SAP
11 1 (0.40%) Xamarin
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