Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 606 602 609
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 -104
Contract jobs citing LINQ 251 271 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.82% 0.90% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 187 186
England median daily rate £375 £361 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.02% -3.87% +10.29%
10th Percentile £309 £287 £296
90th Percentile £635 £480 £588
UK median daily rate £375 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
England median hourly rate £45.00 - £41.25
10th Percentile £35.25 - £34.33
90th Percentile £46.20 - £47.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - £41.25

LINQ is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30685 30052 29794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.34% 30.68% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 21840 20981 20650
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 344 501
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.73 £14.56 £14.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing LINQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 114 £503 +25.47% 25
South East +1 60 £350 -6.67% 19
Midlands +33 31 £325 +16.07% 8
North of England +54 19 £375 +13.64% 15
East Midlands +1 16 £375 +36.36% 7
West Midlands +31 15 £300 -3.61% 1
North West +9 15 £374 +15.20% 13
East of England -17 12 £375 +6.01% 7
South West -21 12 £363 +6.62% 6
Yorkshire +13 3 £375 +19.05% 2
North East +65 1 £483 +34.03%
LINQ
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 240 (95.62%) C#
2 227 (90.44%) .NET
3 188 (74.90%) SQL Server
4 140 (55.78%) MVC
5 134 (53.39%) SQL
6 126 (50.20%) .NET Framework
7 119 (47.41%) ASP.NET
8 94 (37.45%) Agile Software Development
9 93 (37.05%) Entity Framework
10 90 (35.86%) HTML
11 85 (33.86%) JavaScript
12 84 (33.47%) ASP.NET Web API
13 79 (31.47%) CSS
14 76 (30.28%) Web Services
15 75 (29.88%) ASP.NET MVC
16 74 (29.48%) TDD
17 73 (29.08%) WCF
18 71 (28.29%) Visual Studio
19 63 (25.10%) XML
19 63 (25.10%) Microsoft
20 62 (24.70%) WPF
21 60 (23.90%) Windows
22 59 (23.51%) AngularJS
23 50 (19.92%) IIS
24 49 (19.52%) jQuery
25 46 (18.33%) Git (software)
26 45 (17.93%) Team Foundation Server
27 41 (16.33%) T-SQL
28 40 (15.94%) Oracle
28 40 (15.94%) Finance

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 50 (19.92%) IIS
2 28 (11.16%) CMS
3 19 (7.57%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (2.79%) Kentico
5 6 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.39%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.20%) Confluence
7 3 (1.20%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.80%) Apache
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.40%) Documentum
9 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.20%) RMDS
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.19%) GitHub
3 5 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.80%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.40%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.19%) DNS
2 6 (2.39%) HTTP
3 5 (1.99%) Intranet
4 4 (1.59%) IMAP
4 4 (1.59%) Internet
4 4 (1.59%) LDAP
4 4 (1.59%) PPP
4 4 (1.59%) SMTP
4 4 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.59%) X.509
5 1 (0.40%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.40%) Modbus
5 1 (0.40%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (74.90%) SQL Server
2 32 (12.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (9.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (9.16%) Relational Database
5 21 (8.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (6.77%) MongoDB
7 15 (5.98%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (2.39%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.99%) Redis
11 5 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (1.20%) Bigtable
13 3 (1.20%) SSDT
14 2 (0.80%) DB2
14 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
14 2 (0.80%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 71 (28.29%) Visual Studio
2 46 (18.33%) Git (software)
3 45 (17.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (13.15%) ReSharper
5 24 (9.56%) Subversion
6 17 (6.77%) Moq
7 16 (6.37%) NUnit
8 13 (5.18%) MSBuild
9 11 (4.38%) JIRA
9 11 (4.38%) TeamCity
9 11 (4.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 8 (3.19%) Jenkins
10 8 (3.19%) MSTest
11 7 (2.79%) NuGet
12 6 (2.39%) Maven
12 6 (2.39%) Robot Framework
13 5 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (1.59%) Bitbucket
14 4 (1.59%) Mercurial
15 3 (1.20%) SpecFlow
General
1 40 (15.94%) Finance
2 34 (13.55%) Banking
3 28 (11.16%) Front Office
4 14 (5.58%) Marketing
5 12 (4.78%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.98%) Manufacturing
7 9 (3.59%) Legal
8 6 (2.39%) Advertising
8 6 (2.39%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.39%) Private Banking
9 3 (1.20%) Automotive
9 3 (1.20%) Publishing
10 2 (0.80%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.80%) Electronics
10 2 (0.80%) German Language
10 2 (0.80%) Law
10 2 (0.80%) Retail
10 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.40%) Back Office
11 1 (0.40%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 221 (88.05%) Developer
2 140 (55.78%) C# Developer
3 127 (50.60%) .NET Developer
4 79 (31.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 26 (10.36%) ASP.NET Developer
6 24 (9.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 22 (8.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (7.57%) SQL Developer
9 18 (7.17%) WPF Developer
10 16 (6.37%) C# WPF Developer
10 16 (6.37%) Senior Developer
11 13 (5.18%) Architect
11 13 (5.18%) Full Stack Developer
12 12 (4.78%) Senior C# Developer
12 12 (4.78%) Web Developer
13 11 (4.38%) Sitecore Architect
14 9 (3.59%) WCF Developer
15 8 (3.19%) C# WCF Developer
15 8 (3.19%) Senior .NET Developer
15 8 (3.19%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (90.44%) .NET
2 126 (50.20%) .NET Framework
3 119 (47.41%) ASP.NET
4 93 (37.05%) Entity Framework
5 90 (35.86%) HTML
6 84 (33.47%) ASP.NET Web API
7 79 (31.47%) CSS
8 76 (30.28%) Web Services
9 75 (29.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 73 (29.08%) WCF
11 63 (25.10%) XML
12 62 (24.70%) WPF
13 59 (23.51%) AngularJS
14 49 (19.52%) jQuery
15 36 (14.34%) JSON
16 35 (13.94%) Ajax
17 34 (13.55%) HTML5
18 29 (11.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 24 (9.56%) LINQ to SQL
19 24 (9.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.57%) Computer Science
2 17 (6.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (6.37%) Fixed Income
4 14 (5.58%) Equities
5 12 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.78%) Client/Server
6 11 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (3.59%) Market Risk
7 9 (3.59%) User Experience
8 8 (3.19%) Derivative
8 8 (3.19%) N-Tier
9 6 (2.39%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.99%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.99%) W3C
11 4 (1.59%) Fintech
12 3 (1.20%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.80%) Credit Risk
13 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.80%) iPad
13 2 (0.80%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 60 (23.90%) Windows
2 39 (15.54%) Windows Server
3 9 (3.59%) Unix
4 7 (2.79%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.80%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.40%) Android
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (55.78%) MVC
2 94 (37.45%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (29.48%) TDD
4 37 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (14.74%) Unit Testing
5 33 (13.15%) MVVM
6 28 (11.16%) Multithreading
7 27 (10.76%) SDLC
7 27 (10.76%) Web Development
8 25 (9.96%) OO
9 24 (9.56%) Prototyping
10 20 (7.97%) OOD
11 18 (7.17%) Scrum
12 17 (6.77%) Front End Development
13 16 (6.37%) API Development
14 15 (5.98%) E-Commerce
14 15 (5.98%) OOP
15 14 (5.58%) Migration
15 14 (5.58%) OWASP
15 14 (5.58%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 240 (95.62%) C#
2 134 (53.39%) SQL
3 85 (33.86%) JavaScript
4 41 (16.33%) T-SQL
5 16 (6.37%) VB.NET
6 8 (3.19%) Java
7 6 (2.39%) R
8 5 (1.99%) XAML
9 4 (1.59%) C
9 4 (1.59%) VBA
10 3 (1.20%) C++
10 3 (1.20%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.20%) VBScript
11 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.80%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.80%) Python
11 2 (0.80%) VB
11 2 (0.80%) XPath
12 1 (0.40%) ES6
12 1 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (7.97%) Degree
2 10 (3.98%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.59%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) MCP
5 1 (0.40%) MCPD
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.40%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.79%) MiFID
2 3 (1.20%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (1.99%) Docker
2 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.99%) Rancher
2 3 (1.20%) MOM
3 2 (0.80%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.80%) Control-M
3 2 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 63 (25.10%) Microsoft
2 40 (15.94%) Oracle
3 35 (13.94%) Sitecore
4 6 (2.39%) Bloomberg
4 6 (2.39%) DevExpress
4 6 (2.39%) MarketAxess
4 6 (2.39%) Tradeweb
5 5 (1.99%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.20%) Google
6 3 (1.20%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.80%) RedGate
7 2 (0.80%) SAP
7 2 (0.80%) Telerik
7 2 (0.80%) Twitter
7 2 (0.80%) Typemock
8 1 (0.40%) Altova
8 1 (0.40%) Charles River
8 1 (0.40%) IBM
8 1 (0.40%) Siemens
8 1 (0.40%) Xamarin