The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for LINQ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 470 479 417
Rank change year-on-year +9 -62  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 113 135 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.27% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.86% 0.97% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 100 125
Median daily rate £345 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £552 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £339 £325
% change year-on-year -0.36% +4.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.10 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.10 - £42.50

LINQ is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13198 13943 13266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.72% 28.22% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9161 9785 8712
Median daily rate £425 £410 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 209 174
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £12.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing LINQ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in England

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LINQ in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in England

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LINQ in England

LINQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ in England

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the England region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
South East +53 52 £340 -24.44% 19
London -4 33 £375 -4.15% 28
East of England -7 10 £313 -10.71% 9
West Midlands +6 7 £250 -16.66% 5
South West -9 5 £350 - 3
North West +27 4 £330 +0.68% 12
East Midlands -16 1 - - 5
North East - 1 £483 - 1
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 across the England region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 256 (98.08%) C#
2 249 (95.40%) .NET
3 194 (74.33%) SQL Server
4 175 (67.05%) MVC
5 157 (60.15%) SQL
5 157 (60.15%) ASP.NET
6 151 (57.85%) .NET Framework
7 139 (53.26%) JavaScript
8 129 (49.43%) Entity Framework
9 127 (48.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 116 (44.44%) HTML
11 110 (42.15%) CSS
12 109 (41.76%) jQuery
13 104 (39.85%) XML
14 94 (36.02%) TDD
15 88 (33.72%) ASP.NET MVC
16 87 (33.33%) WCF
17 86 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
18 69 (26.44%) Microsoft
19 65 (24.90%) WPF
20 64 (24.52%) Web Services
21 62 (23.75%) ASP.NET Web API
22 61 (23.37%) LINQ to SQL
23 54 (20.69%) AngularJS
23 54 (20.69%) JSON
24 53 (20.31%) T-SQL
25 50 (19.16%) Visual Studio
25 50 (19.16%) Multithreading
26 49 (18.77%) Git (software)
27 48 (18.39%) VB.NET

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 37 (14.18%) IIS
2 23 (8.81%) SharePoint
3 21 (8.05%) CMS
4 18 (6.90%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (2.30%) Confluence
6 5 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.53%) Apache
8 3 (1.15%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.77%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.07%) Boomi
2 7 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.77%) GitHub
5 1 (0.38%) Office 365
5 1 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.07%) HTTP
2 4 (1.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.77%) SMS
4 1 (0.38%) DNS
4 1 (0.38%) LDAP
4 1 (0.38%) NFC
4 1 (0.38%) Skype
4 1 (0.38%) SMPP
4 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (74.33%) SQL Server
2 36 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 29 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (5.36%) MongoDB
5 13 (4.98%) NoSQL
5 13 (4.98%) Relational Database
5 13 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (3.45%) MS Access
7 6 (2.30%) Couchbase
7 6 (2.30%) DB2
8 5 (1.92%) Qlik Sense
8 5 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.53%) MySQL
9 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.15%) SQLite
11 2 (0.77%) GIS
11 2 (0.77%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.77%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 127 (48.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 50 (19.16%) Visual Studio
3 49 (18.77%) Git (software)
4 28 (10.73%) NUnit
5 24 (9.20%) ReSharper
6 22 (8.43%) Moq
7 19 (7.28%) MSBuild
8 15 (5.75%) JIRA
9 12 (4.60%) TeamCity
10 11 (4.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 11 (4.21%) Subversion
11 6 (2.30%) Bower
11 6 (2.30%) SpecFlow
12 5 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.92%) FxCop
12 5 (1.92%) gulp
12 5 (1.92%) Mercurial
12 5 (1.92%) MSTest
12 5 (1.92%) StyleCop
13 4 (1.53%) Protractor
General
1 32 (12.26%) Finance
2 23 (8.81%) Advertising
3 9 (3.45%) Banking
4 7 (2.68%) Marketing
5 5 (1.92%) Front Office
6 4 (1.53%) Electronics
6 4 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.15%) Legal
7 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.77%) Back Office
8 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.77%) Retail
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 235 (90.04%) Developer
2 155 (59.39%) .NET Developer
3 103 (39.46%) C# Developer
4 67 (25.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 43 (16.48%) SQL Developer
6 28 (10.73%) WPF Developer
7 23 (8.81%) ASP.NET Developer
7 23 (8.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 21 (8.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 19 (7.28%) HTML Developer
10 18 (6.90%) Senior Developer
10 18 (6.90%) Sitecore Developer
11 17 (6.51%) C# WPF Developer
11 17 (6.51%) Software Developer
12 15 (5.75%) WCF Developer
12 15 (5.75%) WinForms Developer
13 14 (5.36%) Full Stack Developer
14 13 (4.98%) Oracle Developer
15 12 (4.60%) Senior .NET Developer
16 10 (3.83%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (95.40%) .NET
2 157 (60.15%) ASP.NET
3 151 (57.85%) .NET Framework
4 129 (49.43%) Entity Framework
5 116 (44.44%) HTML
6 110 (42.15%) CSS
7 109 (41.76%) jQuery
8 104 (39.85%) XML
9 88 (33.72%) ASP.NET MVC
10 87 (33.33%) WCF
11 65 (24.90%) WPF
12 64 (24.52%) Web Services
13 62 (23.75%) ASP.NET Web API
14 61 (23.37%) LINQ to SQL
15 54 (20.69%) AngularJS
15 54 (20.69%) JSON
16 43 (16.48%) HTML5
17 41 (15.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 37 (14.18%) Ajax
19 30 (11.49%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.96%) Algorithms
2 24 (9.20%) N-Tier
3 21 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.75%) Client/Server
5 10 (3.83%) User Experience
6 9 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.45%) e-Learning
6 9 (3.45%) Learning Management System
7 7 (2.68%) W3C
8 6 (2.30%) NHS
9 5 (1.92%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.53%) Contactless
10 4 (1.53%) EMV
11 3 (1.15%) Equities
12 2 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.77%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.77%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.58%) Windows
2 10 (3.83%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.53%) Android
4 3 (1.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.77%) Linux
6 1 (0.38%) CentOS
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (67.05%) MVC
2 94 (36.02%) TDD
3 86 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (19.16%) Multithreading
5 41 (15.71%) Unit Testing
6 37 (14.18%) Scrum
7 36 (13.79%) Concurrent Programming
8 33 (12.64%) Multithreaded Programming
9 32 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (12.26%) MVVM
10 30 (11.49%) OOP
11 27 (10.34%) Web Development
12 25 (9.58%) OO
13 21 (8.05%) Data Management
14 20 (7.66%) OWASP
14 20 (7.66%) Prototyping
15 17 (6.51%) Dependency Injection
16 16 (6.13%) BDD
17 14 (5.36%) Software Engineering
18 12 (4.60%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 256 (98.08%) C#
2 157 (60.15%) SQL
3 139 (53.26%) JavaScript
4 53 (20.31%) T-SQL
5 48 (18.39%) VB.NET
6 12 (4.60%) VBA
7 9 (3.45%) TypeScript
8 8 (3.07%) VBScript
9 5 (1.92%) C++
10 3 (1.15%) VB
11 2 (0.77%) C
11 2 (0.77%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.77%) Python
12 1 (0.38%) PHP
12 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (5.75%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.36%) Degree
3 3 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (0.77%) HNC
4 2 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (0.77%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.38%) MCSD
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.07%) WCAG
2 5 (1.92%) Basel III
2 5 (1.92%) CRD IV
3 4 (1.53%) QA
4 2 (0.77%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.38%) EMIR
5 1 (0.38%) MISRA
5 1 (0.38%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 69 (26.44%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.81%) Sitecore
3 18 (6.90%) Oracle
4 8 (3.07%) Dell
5 7 (2.68%) Xamarin
6 6 (2.30%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.53%) Infragistics
8 3 (1.15%) SAP
9 2 (0.77%) Kofax
9 2 (0.77%) Telerik
9 2 (0.77%) Twitter
10 1 (0.38%) OpenText
10 1 (0.38%) RedDot
10 1 (0.38%) RedGate
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