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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 423 318 301
Rank change year-on-year
-105 -17
Contract jobs citing LINQ 205 289 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.56% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% 1.92% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 215 206
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £302 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.81% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% +9.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £22.85 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £33.65 £75.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+23.89% +9.79%

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
15569 15040 15478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.82% 28.93% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10167 9779 9277
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 250 385
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -98 193 £350 -12.50% 163
London -37 96 £400 -20.00% 42
South East +5 46 £335 -16.25% 28
City of London -4 35 £463 -15.90% 8
East Sussex +7 20 - - 4
Brighton +3 20 - - 3
East of England -19 15 £338 +44.38% 5
North West -34 12 £344 +14.58% 39
Yorkshire -15 10 £270 -10.00% 16
Buckinghamshire +5 9 £293 +12.50% 4
Scotland -1 9 £325 - 1
West Midlands -25 9 £300 -0.08% 15
Hampshire -25 7 £336 -15.93% 4
Glasgow - 7 - -
Berkshire +16 6 £400 - 7
Essex -5 6 £338 -25.00%
Birmingham -7 6 £300 -22.58% 3
Hertfordshire -23 6 - - 1
Manchester -28 6 £325 - 20
West Yorkshire -1 5 £270 +0.46% 7
Cheshire +1 4 £375 +33.92% 9
Leeds +1 4 £270 -13.60% 5
Reading - 4 £400 - 2
Basingstoke 0 3 £336 -15.93% 2
Surrey -7 3 - - 6
South Yorkshire - 3 £310 - 3
Sheffield - 3 £310 - 3
Nottinghamshire +7 2 £225 -18.18% 1
East Midlands -3 2 £225 -18.18% 5
York -11 2 £250 -16.66% 3

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 426 (94.67%) C#
2 416 (92.44%) .NET
3 326 (72.44%) ASP.NET
4 281 (62.44%) SQL Server
5 263 (58.44%) MVC
6 219 (48.67%) SQL
6 219 (48.67%) JavaScript
7 214 (47.56%) WCF
8 207 (46.00%) .NET Framework
9 187 (41.56%) CSS
10 183 (40.67%) HTML
10 183 (40.67%) jQuery
11 178 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
12 168 (37.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 157 (34.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 120 (26.67%) Visual Studio
15 117 (26.00%) Web Services
16 116 (25.78%) Microsoft
17 109 (24.22%) TDD
18 105 (23.33%) WPF
19 97 (21.56%) Ajax
20 90 (20.00%) XML
21 89 (19.78%) SQL Server 2008
22 83 (18.44%) Scrum
23 73 (16.22%) Windows
23 73 (16.22%) T-SQL
24 68 (15.11%) Finance
25 65 (14.44%) Web Development
26 64 (14.22%) OO
26 64 (14.22%) HTML5

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 24 (5.33%) SharePoint
1 24 (5.33%) CMS
2 23 (5.11%) IIS
3 17 (3.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (2.00%) Node.js
5 8 (1.78%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.33%) NServiceBus
7 5 (1.11%) Kentico
8 4 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.22%) Lync
10 1 (0.22%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.22%) Confluence
10 1 (0.22%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.22%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 35 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.78%) InfoPath
3 6 (1.33%) MS Office
4 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.67%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.89%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.22%) Office 365
5 1 (0.22%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.22%) Internet
2 7 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.11%) Intranet
4 4 (0.89%) LDAP
4 4 (0.89%) Firewall
4 4 (0.89%) DMZ
5 3 (0.67%) Extranet
6 2 (0.44%) DNS
6 2 (0.44%) HTTP
7 1 (0.22%) Network Security
7 1 (0.22%) SSL
7 1 (0.22%) CTI
7 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (62.44%) SQL Server
2 89 (19.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (10.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 35 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (6.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (2.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (2.89%) DTS
8 11 (2.44%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.22%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.56%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (1.33%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.33%) Big Data
13 5 (1.11%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 120 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 60 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 46 (10.22%) NUnit
4 19 (4.22%) ReSharper
4 19 (4.22%) Selenium
5 17 (3.78%) SpecFlow
6 14 (3.11%) StyleCop
7 12 (2.67%) JIRA
7 12 (2.67%) TeamCity
7 12 (2.67%) Moq
8 11 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 11 (2.44%) MSTest
8 11 (2.44%) Git (software)
9 10 (2.22%) Subversion
10 8 (1.78%) Mercurial
10 8 (1.78%) Rhino Mocks
10 8 (1.78%) Bower
11 6 (1.33%) FxCop
12 5 (1.11%) MSBuild
12 5 (1.11%) CruiseControl
General
1 68 (15.11%) Finance
2 52 (11.56%) Banking
3 31 (6.89%) Retail
4 17 (3.78%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.33%) Front Office
6 10 (2.22%) Back Office
7 9 (2.00%) Advertising
8 5 (1.11%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.11%) Publishing
9 4 (0.89%) Legal
9 4 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.89%) Marketing
10 2 (0.44%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.22%) Local Government
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 399 (88.67%) Developer
2 249 (55.33%) .NET Developer
3 163 (36.22%) C# Developer
4 109 (24.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 99 (22.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 59 (13.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 57 (12.67%) Web Developer
8 51 (11.33%) Senior Developer
9 40 (8.89%) .NET Web Developer
10 27 (6.00%) Senior C# Developer
11 24 (5.33%) WPF Developer
12 22 (4.89%) Software Engineer
12 22 (4.89%) Senior .NET Developer
13 21 (4.67%) C# Web Developer
14 14 (3.11%) Software Developer
14 14 (3.11%) JavaScript Developer
15 13 (2.89%) Architect
16 12 (2.67%) Designer
17 11 (2.44%) SQL Developer
18 10 (2.22%) .NET Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 416 (92.44%) .NET
2 326 (72.44%) ASP.NET
3 214 (47.56%) WCF
4 207 (46.00%) .NET Framework
5 187 (41.56%) CSS
6 183 (40.67%) HTML
6 183 (40.67%) jQuery
7 168 (37.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 157 (34.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 117 (26.00%) Web Services
10 105 (23.33%) WPF
11 97 (21.56%) Ajax
12 90 (20.00%) XML
13 64 (14.22%) HTML5
14 62 (13.78%) Razor View Engine
15 43 (9.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 41 (9.11%) CSS3
17 39 (8.67%) LINQ to SQL
18 38 (8.44%) KnockoutJS
19 36 (8.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.56%) Derivative
3 13 (2.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.44%) Inversion of Control
6 10 (2.22%) Mainframe
6 10 (2.22%) N-Tier
6 10 (2.22%) IBM Mainframe
6 10 (2.22%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.00%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.78%) Equity Derivative
8 8 (1.78%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.78%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.78%) User Experience
9 7 (1.56%) Data Integration
9 7 (1.56%) Market Risk
9 7 (1.56%) Fixed Income
10 6 (1.33%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.33%) Smartcard
11 5 (1.11%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 73 (16.22%) Windows
2 10 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (2.00%) UNIX
4 7 (1.56%) Android
5 4 (0.89%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.44%) Linux
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (58.44%) MVC
2 178 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (24.22%) TDD
4 83 (18.44%) Scrum
5 65 (14.44%) Web Development
6 64 (14.22%) OO
7 56 (12.44%) OOP
8 51 (11.33%) Unit Testing
9 42 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (8.89%) Multithreading
11 39 (8.67%) Software Engineering
12 35 (7.78%) E-Commerce
13 28 (6.22%) MVVM
14 27 (6.00%) Dependency Injection
15 26 (5.78%) CRM
16 25 (5.56%) SOA
17 21 (4.67%) OOD
18 20 (4.44%) Content Management
18 20 (4.44%) BDD
19 17 (3.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 426 (94.67%) C#
2 219 (48.67%) SQL
2 219 (48.67%) JavaScript
3 73 (16.22%) T-SQL
4 29 (6.44%) VB.NET
5 15 (3.33%) XAML
6 14 (3.11%) Python
7 13 (2.89%) PL/SQL
8 10 (2.22%) VB
9 9 (2.00%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.56%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.56%) C++
11 6 (1.33%) Java
11 6 (1.33%) VBScript
12 4 (0.89%) PHP
12 4 (0.89%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.67%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.44%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.44%) Ruby
14 2 (0.44%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 22 (4.89%) Degree
2 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (0.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.22%) MCP
5 1 (0.22%) ISEB
5 1 (0.22%) MCTS
5 1 (0.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.67%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.44%) Basel III
2 2 (0.44%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 116 (25.78%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.89%) Oracle
3 12 (2.67%) Sitecore
4 10 (2.22%) Telerik
4 10 (2.22%) IBM
4 10 (2.22%) Twitter
5 7 (1.56%) DevExpress
6 6 (1.33%) RedDot
7 5 (1.11%) CA
7 5 (1.11%) Sybase
7 5 (1.11%) Open Text
8 4 (0.89%) Ektron
9 3 (0.67%) Red Gate
9 3 (0.67%) Typemock
10 2 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.44%) SAP
10 2 (0.44%) Sencha
10 2 (0.44%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.44%) Nintex
11 1 (0.22%) Tableau
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £250 - £295 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
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London
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Rate: £300 - £370 per day
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Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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Rate: £500 per day
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London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Rate: competitive
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