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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
UK
Rank 460 497 437
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -60
Contract jobs citing LINQ 132 128 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.26% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.96% 0.88% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 82 124
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £11.60 £41.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.21% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.60 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-74.22% -

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
13729 14466 13888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.68% 29.00% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9442 9931 9409
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 258 184
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £18.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +11.94%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +18 127 £375 - 81
South East +49 36 £375 +7.14% 21
London -40 36 £413 -8.33% 30
East of England +4 19 £325 -5.45% 5
South West +29 12 £300 -25.00% 1
Kent - 12 £375 - 7
City of London -13 11 £472 -5.60% 5
Hampshire +23 9 £375 - 5
Hertfordshire - 8 £350 - 1
Suffolk -8 7 £255 -21.53% 1
West Midlands -8 7 £249 -17.00% 4
East Midlands +1 6 £275 -16.03% 2
Berkshire - 6 £500 - 3
Ipswich -8 5 £150 -45.45%
Folkestone - 5 £375 - 2
Bath - 5 £300 -
Somerset - 5 £300 -
Yorkshire +12 4 - - 6
Staffordshire +1 4 £219 -27.08%
Cambridgeshire -1 4 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
Scotland +23 3 £320 +1.58% 3
North West +19 3 £335 +16.52% 12
Surrey +18 3 £425 +21.42%
South Yorkshire -4 3 - - 2
Northamptonshire -12 3 - -
North East -17 3 £370 -
Tyne and Wear -18 3 £370 -
Docklands, London - 3 - -
East Sussex - 3 £363 -

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 258 (98.10%) .NET
2 255 (96.96%) C#
3 206 (78.33%) SQL Server
4 173 (65.78%) MVC
5 170 (64.64%) ASP.NET
6 158 (60.08%) SQL
7 157 (59.70%) JavaScript
8 141 (53.61%) HTML
9 137 (52.09%) CSS
10 126 (47.91%) .NET Framework
11 122 (46.39%) jQuery
12 108 (41.06%) Team Foundation Server
12 108 (41.06%) Entity Framework
13 105 (39.92%) XML
14 103 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
15 81 (30.80%) Microsoft
16 79 (30.04%) WCF
17 70 (26.62%) T-SQL
18 67 (25.48%) VB.NET
19 65 (24.71%) TDD
20 64 (24.33%) WPF
20 64 (24.33%) AngularJS
21 63 (23.95%) HTML5
22 60 (22.81%) OOP
23 58 (22.05%) ASP.NET MVC
24 56 (21.29%) Ajax
25 55 (20.91%) ASP.NET Web API
26 54 (20.53%) LINQ to SQL
26 54 (20.53%) Visual Studio
27 51 (19.39%) IIS

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 51 (19.39%) IIS
2 35 (13.31%) SharePoint
3 27 (10.27%) CMS
4 25 (9.51%) Sitecore CMS
5 14 (5.32%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.04%) Confluence
7 4 (1.52%) Apache
7 4 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.14%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.76%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.76%) MS Office
2 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.04%) Boomi
3 7 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.28%) GitHub
5 2 (0.76%) Office 365
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.66%) HTTP
2 4 (1.52%) SMS
2 4 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.38%) Internet
3 1 (0.38%) Intranet
3 1 (0.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (78.33%) SQL Server
2 40 (15.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (14.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (9.51%) MongoDB
5 15 (5.70%) NoSQL
5 15 (5.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (5.32%) Relational Database
7 12 (4.56%) Couchbase
8 9 (3.42%) MS Access
9 8 (3.04%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (2.66%) DB2
11 5 (1.90%) Qlik Sense
11 5 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.52%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.52%) MySQL
13 2 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.76%) QlikView
13 2 (0.76%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 108 (41.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 54 (20.53%) Visual Studio
3 48 (18.25%) Git (software)
4 21 (7.98%) JIRA
5 17 (6.46%) TeamCity
6 13 (4.94%) Subversion
7 11 (4.18%) Bower
8 10 (3.80%) gulp
8 10 (3.80%) NUnit
9 9 (3.42%) Karma Test Runner
9 9 (3.42%) Mocha
9 9 (3.42%) Protractor
9 9 (3.42%) Sinon.JS
9 9 (3.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (2.66%) Moq
10 7 (2.66%) ReSharper
11 5 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.90%) FxCop
11 5 (1.90%) StyleCop
12 4 (1.52%) JSUnit
General
1 37 (14.07%) Finance
2 32 (12.17%) Advertising
3 9 (3.42%) Banking
4 7 (2.66%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.66%) Retail
5 6 (2.28%) Front Office
5 6 (2.28%) Marketing
6 4 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.14%) Electronics
7 3 (1.14%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.76%) Back Office
8 2 (0.76%) Billing
9 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 242 (92.02%) Developer
2 161 (61.22%) .NET Developer
3 82 (31.18%) C# Developer
4 60 (22.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 30 (11.41%) ASP.NET Developer
6 28 (10.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 28 (10.65%) Sitecore Developer
6 28 (10.65%) SQL Developer
7 27 (10.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 26 (9.89%) Senior Developer
9 20 (7.60%) HTML Developer
10 19 (7.22%) Senior .NET Developer
11 16 (6.08%) Web Developer
12 15 (5.70%) .NET Web Developer
13 12 (4.56%) Angular Developer
13 12 (4.56%) Full Stack Developer
14 11 (4.18%) Senior C# Developer
15 10 (3.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Developer
16 9 (3.42%) CMS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (98.10%) .NET
2 170 (64.64%) ASP.NET
3 141 (53.61%) HTML
4 137 (52.09%) CSS
5 126 (47.91%) .NET Framework
6 122 (46.39%) jQuery
7 108 (41.06%) Entity Framework
8 105 (39.92%) XML
9 79 (30.04%) WCF
10 64 (24.33%) AngularJS
10 64 (24.33%) WPF
11 63 (23.95%) HTML5
12 58 (22.05%) ASP.NET MVC
13 56 (21.29%) Ajax
14 55 (20.91%) ASP.NET Web API
15 54 (20.53%) LINQ to SQL
16 50 (19.01%) Web Services
17 46 (17.49%) JSON
18 43 (16.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 38 (14.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.59%) N-Tier
2 19 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.08%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.56%) Algorithms
5 11 (4.18%) Mathematics
5 11 (4.18%) User Experience
6 8 (3.04%) Equities
7 7 (2.66%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.28%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.52%) Contactless
9 4 (1.52%) EMV
10 3 (1.14%) NHS
10 3 (1.14%) Physics
11 2 (0.76%) Clustering
11 2 (0.76%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.38%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.55%) Windows
2 10 (3.80%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.14%) Android
3 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.38%) CentOS
4 1 (0.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (65.78%) MVC
2 103 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (24.71%) TDD
4 60 (22.81%) OOP
5 48 (18.25%) Scrum
6 35 (13.31%) OWASP
7 32 (12.17%) OO
7 32 (12.17%) Web Development
8 29 (11.03%) Secure Coding
9 28 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (8.75%) BDD
10 23 (8.75%) Multithreading
11 22 (8.37%) Unit Testing
12 17 (6.46%) Content Management
13 16 (6.08%) SOLID
14 15 (5.70%) Front End Development
14 15 (5.70%) MVVM
15 14 (5.32%) E-Commerce
15 14 (5.32%) Multithreaded Programming
15 14 (5.32%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 255 (96.96%) C#
2 158 (60.08%) SQL
3 157 (59.70%) JavaScript
4 70 (26.62%) T-SQL
5 67 (25.48%) VB.NET
6 12 (4.56%) VBA
7 8 (3.04%) VBScript
8 5 (1.90%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.52%) Java
10 3 (1.14%) VB
10 3 (1.14%) XAML
11 2 (0.76%) C
11 2 (0.76%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.76%) VB6
12 1 (0.38%) C++
12 1 (0.38%) Python
12 1 (0.38%) Ruby
12 1 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (7.60%) Degree
2 17 (6.46%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.38%) MCSD
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.90%) Basel III
1 5 (1.90%) CRD IV
1 5 (1.90%) QA
2 3 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.38%) MISRA
3 1 (0.38%) MISRA C
System Software
1 9 (3.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) BladeLogic
1 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 81 (30.80%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.41%) Sitecore
3 8 (3.04%) Atlassian
3 8 (3.04%) Dell
3 8 (3.04%) Xamarin
4 6 (2.28%) Twitter
5 5 (1.90%) RedGate
6 4 (1.52%) Infragistics
6 4 (1.52%) Telerik
7 3 (1.14%) Oracle
7 3 (1.14%) SAP
8 1 (0.38%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.38%) OpenText
8 1 (0.38%) Perforce
8 1 (0.38%) RedDot
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