The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for LINC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LINC over the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LINC 4GL
UK
Rank 607 632 621
Rank change year-on-year +25 -11  
Contract jobs citing LINC 2 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.017% 0.004%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.011% 0.044% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Median daily rate £500 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -1.17%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +19.04% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

LINC is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18403 20247 19784
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.15% 38.05% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12666 13835 12813
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 485 404
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.62 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

LINC
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing LINC as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for LINC in the UK

LINC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINC in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINC in the UK

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Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINC within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England +32 2 £500 +19.04%
North West +29 1 £500 +19.04%
South East +20 1 - -
Kent +9 1 - -
Folkestone - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £500 -

LINC
Top 18 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LINC 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 LINC.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) COBOL
2 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Unisys
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC

LINC
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Development Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Development Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Development Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) COBOL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Unisys