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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 409 286 299
Rank change year-on-year
-123 +13
Contract jobs citing LINQ 195 339 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.65% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.25% 2.27% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 231 222
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £572
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £307 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.77% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £32.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -26.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -26.41%

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
15595 14948 15397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.70% 28.49% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9908 9606 9472
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 252 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -122 182 £350 -12.50% 161
London -52 96 £350 -29.95% 40
South East -13 37 £314 -12.72% 42
City of London -2 35 £450 -18.18% 14
North West -24 19 £338 +12.50% 29
Brighton +6 15 - - 2
East Sussex 0 15 - - 5
Manchester -22 13 £338 +12.50% 14
Scotland -17 10 - - 4
East of England -24 9 £325 +8.33% 12
Glasgow - 9 - - 4
Buckinghamshire -11 8 £293 -16.42% 4
West Midlands -24 7 £300 - 10
Berkshire 0 6 £350 +2.94% 9
Yorkshire -11 6 £270 -12.19% 11
Hampshire -21 5 £336 -15.93% 11
South West -37 5 £306 - 11
Leeds +9 4 £270 -10.00% 4
West Yorkshire +7 4 £270 -10.00% 6
Maidenhead -1 4 - -
Basingstoke +8 3 £336 -15.93% 3
Cheshire +3 3 £375 +36.36% 10
Cambridgeshire -8 3 £375 -25.00% 3
Herefordshire - 3 £288 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £220 - 2
Somerset - 3 £313 -
Reading +9 2 £350 +2.94% 3
Oxfordshire -3 2 £275 -
York -5 2 £250 -20.63% 3
Milton Keynes -7 2 £380 +7.11% 1

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 473 (95.75%) C#
2 459 (92.91%) .NET
3 330 (66.80%) ASP.NET
4 308 (62.35%) SQL Server
5 283 (57.29%) MVC
6 243 (49.19%) WCF
7 236 (47.77%) JavaScript
8 229 (46.36%) CSS
9 224 (45.34%) HTML
10 221 (44.74%) .NET Framework
11 211 (42.71%) jQuery
12 206 (41.70%) SQL
13 172 (34.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 166 (33.60%) ASP.NET MVC
15 151 (30.57%) Visual Studio
16 131 (26.52%) Web Services
16 131 (26.52%) WPF
17 130 (26.32%) TDD
18 118 (23.89%) Microsoft
19 110 (22.27%) Ajax
20 109 (22.06%) Scrum
20 109 (22.06%) SQL Server 2008
21 106 (21.46%) XML
22 94 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
23 92 (18.62%) HTML5
24 89 (18.02%) Windows
25 84 (17.00%) T-SQL
25 84 (17.00%) Team Foundation Server
26 67 (13.56%) Web Development
27 65 (13.16%) Unit Testing

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 38 (7.69%) CMS
2 29 (5.87%) SharePoint
3 25 (5.06%) IIS
4 16 (3.24%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (2.02%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (1.42%) Node.js
8 6 (1.21%) NServiceBus
9 5 (1.01%) Sitefinity
9 5 (1.01%) Kentico
10 4 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.40%) GemFire
11 2 (0.40%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.20%) TIBCO EMS
12 1 (0.20%) Lync
Applications
1 31 (6.28%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.23%) MS Office
3 6 (1.21%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.01%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.61%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (1.82%) Office 365
5 2 (0.40%) SaaS
6 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.82%) Internet
2 6 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.01%) Intranet
4 4 (0.81%) Extranet
4 4 (0.81%) Firewall
4 4 (0.81%) DMZ
4 4 (0.81%) LDAP
5 2 (0.40%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (62.35%) SQL Server
2 109 (22.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (9.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 36 (7.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (6.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 29 (5.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.63%) Oracle Database
7 13 (2.63%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (2.43%) NoSQL
8 12 (2.43%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.02%) RavenDB
10 9 (1.82%) Couchbase
10 9 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.82%) DTS
11 8 (1.62%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (1.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.21%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 151 (30.57%) Visual Studio
2 84 (17.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (7.09%) NUnit
4 32 (6.48%) Git (software)
5 21 (4.25%) MSTest
5 21 (4.25%) ReSharper
6 18 (3.64%) SpecFlow
7 16 (3.24%) Subversion
8 14 (2.83%) TeamCity
9 11 (2.23%) Selenium
10 10 (2.02%) JIRA
10 10 (2.02%) StyleCop
11 9 (1.82%) Moq
11 9 (1.82%) Cucumber
12 8 (1.62%) Bower
12 8 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (1.42%) CruiseControl
14 6 (1.21%) Rhino Mocks
14 6 (1.21%) MSBuild
15 5 (1.01%) Jenkins
General
1 62 (12.55%) Finance
2 54 (10.93%) Banking
3 30 (6.07%) Retail
4 20 (4.05%) Investment Banking
5 18 (3.64%) Front Office
6 13 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.82%) Advertising
8 8 (1.62%) Back Office
9 7 (1.42%) Publishing
10 6 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.01%) Legal
12 4 (0.81%) Marketing
13 3 (0.61%) Electronics
14 2 (0.40%) Games
15 1 (0.20%) German Language
15 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 445 (90.08%) Developer
2 283 (57.29%) .NET Developer
3 181 (36.64%) C# Developer
4 125 (25.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 93 (18.83%) ASP.NET Developer
6 57 (11.54%) Senior Developer
7 56 (11.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 55 (11.13%) Web Developer
9 32 (6.48%) Software Engineer
9 32 (6.48%) .NET Web Developer
10 26 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
10 26 (5.26%) WPF Developer
11 24 (4.86%) Senior C# Developer
12 21 (4.25%) Software Developer
13 17 (3.44%) C# Web Developer
14 14 (2.83%) SQL Developer
15 12 (2.43%) Architect
16 11 (2.23%) Lead Developer
16 11 (2.23%) C# Software Engineer
17 10 (2.02%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 459 (92.91%) .NET
2 330 (66.80%) ASP.NET
3 243 (49.19%) WCF
4 229 (46.36%) CSS
5 224 (45.34%) HTML
6 221 (44.74%) .NET Framework
7 211 (42.71%) jQuery
8 172 (34.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 166 (33.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 131 (26.52%) WPF
10 131 (26.52%) Web Services
11 110 (22.27%) Ajax
12 106 (21.46%) XML
13 92 (18.62%) HTML5
14 59 (11.94%) CSS3
15 53 (10.73%) Razor View Engine
16 51 (10.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 46 (9.31%) JSON
18 43 (8.70%) KnockoutJS
19 41 (8.30%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 19 (3.85%) Derivative
2 12 (2.43%) N-Tier
3 11 (2.23%) Market Risk
4 10 (2.02%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.02%) Equity Derivative
5 9 (1.82%) Mainframe
5 9 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
6 8 (1.62%) Inversion of Control
6 8 (1.62%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.42%) Credit Derivative
7 7 (1.42%) Data Integration
7 7 (1.42%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.21%) RIA
8 6 (1.21%) Smartcard
9 4 (0.81%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.81%) Grid Computing
9 4 (0.81%) CESG
9 4 (0.81%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 89 (18.02%) Windows
2 21 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (1.62%) UNIX
5 7 (1.42%) Android
6 4 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.40%) Linux
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (57.29%) MVC
2 130 (26.32%) TDD
3 109 (22.06%) Scrum
4 94 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (13.56%) Web Development
6 65 (13.16%) Unit Testing
7 63 (12.75%) OO
8 55 (11.13%) OOP
8 55 (11.13%) Software Engineering
9 54 (10.93%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (8.70%) Multithreading
11 40 (8.10%) MVVM
12 37 (7.49%) E-Commerce
13 36 (7.29%) Content Management
14 32 (6.48%) SOA
15 29 (5.87%) Dependency Injection
16 22 (4.45%) Migration
17 21 (4.25%) OOD
17 21 (4.25%) BDD
18 19 (3.85%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 473 (95.75%) C#
2 236 (47.77%) JavaScript
3 206 (41.70%) SQL
4 84 (17.00%) T-SQL
5 32 (6.48%) VB.NET
6 23 (4.66%) XAML
7 18 (3.64%) VB
8 12 (2.43%) Python
9 11 (2.23%) PL/SQL
10 9 (1.82%) VB6
11 8 (1.62%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.42%) VBScript
12 7 (1.42%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.21%) C++
14 4 (0.81%) PHP
14 4 (0.81%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.61%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.61%) C
15 3 (0.61%) Java
16 2 (0.40%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 28 (5.67%) Degree
2 7 (1.42%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.21%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.61%) MBA
6 2 (0.40%) MCP
6 2 (0.40%) ISEB
7 1 (0.20%) MCAD
7 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.20%) MCITP
7 1 (0.20%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.63%) QA
2 2 (0.40%) Basel III
2 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.40%) SLA
2 2 (0.40%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.20%) EMIR
3 1 (0.20%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 118 (23.89%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.26%) Oracle
3 14 (2.83%) Sitecore
4 9 (1.82%) DevExpress
4 9 (1.82%) IBM
5 7 (1.42%) CA
6 6 (1.21%) Sybase
6 6 (1.21%) Ektron
6 6 (1.21%) RedDot
6 6 (1.21%) Twitter
7 5 (1.01%) Telerik
7 5 (1.01%) Open Text
8 3 (0.61%) SAP
8 3 (0.61%) Red Gate
8 3 (0.61%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.40%) DataSynapse
9 2 (0.40%) ION Trading
9 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.40%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.20%) Charles River
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Loughton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Middlesex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Harrow
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300
Posted: Yesterday
Newport
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day plus Flexible working hours
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £220 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
83Zero
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago