Period
to 21 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 June 2018 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
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 641 583 642
Rank change year-on-year -58 +59 -136
Contract jobs citing LINQ 240 268 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.72% 0.92% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 200 195
UK median daily rate £420 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.98% +1.71% -
10th Percentile £306 £306 £287
90th Percentile £685 £604 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +13.04% -1.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £12.10 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +230.58% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.10 -
% change year-on-year +230.58% - -

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 33,291 29,223 30,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.28% 32.06% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,401 20,212 21,268
UK median daily rate £470 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 375 419
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £15.15 £15.55 £13.50
90th Percentile £65.90 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +0.63% +5.26% +8.57%

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in the UK

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in the UK

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LINQ in the UK

LINQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ in the UK

LINQ
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the UK over the 6 months to 21 June 2018. 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
England -58 213 £418 +21.01% 142
London +2 120 £500 +17.65% 42
UK excluding London -64 118 £390 +13.04% 104
South East -71 30 £400 +17.65% 22
North of England -13 28 £378 +11.85% 30
Midlands -9 20 £350 +19.66% 22
Wales -12 17 £420 +12.00% 1
North West -1 15 £375 +18.20% 20
Yorkshire 0 13 £380 - 10
East Midlands 0 10 £314 - 14
West Midlands -9 10 £350 +19.66% 8
East of England -4 8 £368 +14.84% 9
Scotland -50 8 £450 -25.00% 3
South West +3 7 £388 +10.71% 17

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for LINQ.

1 217 (90.42%) C#
2 211 (87.92%) .NET
3 148 (61.67%) SQL Server
4 130 (54.17%) .NET Framework
5 126 (52.50%) ASP.NET
5 126 (52.50%) MVC
6 124 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
7 107 (44.58%) SQL
8 100 (41.67%) Entity Framework
9 96 (40.00%) JavaScript
10 91 (37.92%) Unit Testing
11 87 (36.25%) HTML
12 86 (35.83%) Microsoft
13 80 (33.33%) WCF
14 71 (29.58%) Visual Studio
15 70 (29.17%) jQuery
16 69 (28.75%) ASP.NET MVC
17 57 (23.75%) CSS
18 54 (22.50%) Finance
19 53 (22.08%) XML
20 52 (21.67%) TDD
20 52 (21.67%) ASP.NET Web API
21 51 (21.25%) Web Services
22 50 (20.83%) WPF
23 48 (20.00%) AngularJS
24 47 (19.58%) Multithreading
25 45 (18.75%) Oracle
26 44 (18.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 43 (17.92%) NUnit
28 39 (16.25%) Team Foundation Server

LINQ
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 21 (8.75%) IIS
2 14 (5.83%) CMS
3 6 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.08%) Confluence
4 5 (2.08%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.25%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.83%) DataSynapse
6 2 (0.83%) Kentico
6 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPEL
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.42%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.83%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 36 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.75%) NuGet
4 5 (2.08%) SaaS
5 3 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.83%) Boomi
6 2 (0.83%) iPaaS
6 2 (0.83%) Office 365
7 1 (0.42%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.00%) HTTP
2 8 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.67%) DNS
4 3 (1.25%) Intranet
4 3 (1.25%) LAN
4 3 (1.25%) WAN
4 3 (1.25%) X.509
5 2 (0.83%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.83%) Network Security
5 2 (0.83%) SMS
6 1 (0.42%) 4G
6 1 (0.42%) 5G
6 1 (0.42%) IMAP
6 1 (0.42%) Internet
6 1 (0.42%) Modbus
6 1 (0.42%) SAN
6 1 (0.42%) SMTP
6 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (61.67%) SQL Server
2 27 (11.25%) Relational Database
3 23 (9.58%) RDBMS
4 17 (7.08%) Oracle Database
4 17 (7.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (4.58%) MongoDB
6 10 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (2.92%) SQLite
8 5 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.67%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.25%) Bigtable
10 3 (1.25%) Blockchain
10 3 (1.25%) Cloud Spanner
10 3 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (1.25%) Power BI
10 3 (1.25%) Redis
11 2 (0.83%) DB2
Development Applications
1 71 (29.58%) Visual Studio
2 43 (17.92%) NUnit
3 39 (16.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 29 (12.08%) JIRA
6 28 (11.67%) ReSharper
7 26 (10.83%) TeamCity
8 25 (10.42%) MSTest
9 24 (10.00%) Subversion
10 16 (6.67%) Bitbucket
10 16 (6.67%) SpecFlow
11 13 (5.42%) Visual Studio Team System
12 11 (4.58%) MSBuild
13 10 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (4.17%) Selenium
14 9 (3.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (3.33%) SonarQube
16 7 (2.92%) git-flow
17 5 (2.08%) eggPlant
17 5 (2.08%) Jenkins
General
1 54 (22.50%) Finance
2 30 (12.50%) Banking
3 15 (6.25%) Front Office
4 12 (5.00%) Retail
5 11 (4.58%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.33%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.50%) Legal
8 5 (2.08%) Games
8 5 (2.08%) Law
9 4 (1.67%) Back Office
10 1 (0.42%) Advertising
10 1 (0.42%) Automotive
10 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 210 (87.50%) Developer
2 110 (45.83%) .NET Developer
3 107 (44.58%) C# Developer
4 48 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 28 (11.67%) Senior Developer
6 25 (10.42%) ASP.NET Developer
6 25 (10.42%) SQL Developer
7 24 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 20 (8.33%) C# WPF Developer
8 20 (8.33%) WPF Developer
9 19 (7.92%) Senior .NET Developer
10 18 (7.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (4.58%) Senior C# Developer
12 10 (4.17%) Angular Developer
12 10 (4.17%) CRM Developer
12 10 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 9 (3.75%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
13 9 (3.75%) C# WCF Developer
13 9 (3.75%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 9 (3.75%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (87.92%) .NET
2 130 (54.17%) .NET Framework
3 126 (52.50%) ASP.NET
4 100 (41.67%) Entity Framework
5 87 (36.25%) HTML
6 80 (33.33%) WCF
7 70 (29.17%) jQuery
8 69 (28.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 57 (23.75%) CSS
10 53 (22.08%) XML
11 52 (21.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 51 (21.25%) Web Services
13 50 (20.83%) WPF
14 48 (20.00%) AngularJS
15 44 (18.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 35 (14.58%) HTML5
17 33 (13.75%) SOAP
18 32 (13.33%) JSON
19 27 (11.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 23 (9.58%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (6.67%) Hedge funds
3 11 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.58%) Fixed Income
3 11 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (3.33%) Clustering
4 8 (3.33%) Derivative
4 8 (3.33%) N-Tier
5 7 (2.92%) Grid Computing
6 6 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.50%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.50%) Equity Derivative
6 6 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.50%) User Experience
7 4 (1.67%) Equities
7 4 (1.67%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.25%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.25%) NHS
8 3 (1.25%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.25%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.25%) Windows
2 11 (4.58%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.92%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 3 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.83%) Unix
6 1 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (52.50%) MVC
2 124 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (37.92%) Unit Testing
4 52 (21.67%) TDD
5 47 (19.58%) Multithreading
6 33 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (13.33%) OO
8 29 (12.08%) SDLC
9 25 (10.42%) Test Automation
10 24 (10.00%) OOP
11 21 (8.75%) Software Engineering
12 20 (8.33%) BDD
12 20 (8.33%) Waterfall
13 19 (7.92%) Scrum
14 18 (7.50%) Mentoring
14 18 (7.50%) User Stories
14 18 (7.50%) Web Development
15 16 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
15 16 (6.67%) DevOps
15 16 (6.67%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 217 (90.42%) C#
2 107 (44.58%) SQL
3 96 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 20 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 18 (7.50%) TypeScript
6 17 (7.08%) C++
7 11 (4.58%) Java
7 11 (4.58%) PowerShell
7 11 (4.58%) XPath
8 10 (4.17%) VB.NET
9 7 (2.92%) XAML
10 5 (2.08%) Python
10 5 (2.08%) R
11 4 (1.67%) C
11 4 (1.67%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.42%) ES6
12 1 (0.42%) Scala
12 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (9.17%) Degree
2 5 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.83%) HND
6 1 (0.42%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.42%) MCP
6 1 (0.42%) MCPD
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.50%) SLA
2 5 (2.08%) QA
3 3 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.25%) GDPR
4 1 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (2.92%) BladeLogic
2 5 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.08%) Puppet
3 3 (1.25%) Kibana
3 3 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.42%) Ansible
4 1 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 86 (35.83%) Microsoft
2 45 (18.75%) Oracle
3 10 (4.17%) TIBCO
4 9 (3.75%) Sybase
5 6 (2.50%) Sitecore
6 5 (2.08%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.25%) Google
8 2 (0.83%) Capita
8 2 (0.83%) Charles River
8 2 (0.83%) Informatica
8 2 (0.83%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.83%) Okta
8 2 (0.83%) SnapLogic
9 1 (0.42%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.42%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.42%) Murex
9 1 (0.42%) Perforce
9 1 (0.42%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.42%) Reuters
9 1 (0.42%) Siemens