Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 643 514
Rank change year-on-year +77 -129 -71
Contract jobs citing LINQ 286 265 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.24% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.94% 0.85% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 202 287
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £300 £291 £269
90th Percentile £622 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
UK median hourly rate £35.07 - £27.00
10th Percentile £24.38 - £15.80
90th Percentile £44.74 - £40.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.07 - £38.25

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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 30488 31248 30637
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 28.44% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21088 21828 20210
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £268
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 394 421
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £37.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.72% +0.68% +5.71%
10th Percentile £15.08 £13.00 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.01% -1.35% +8.82%

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 26 July 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LINQ in the UK

LINQ
Top 15 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 26 July 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
England +38 236 £375 +7.14% 70
UK excluding London +69 175 £350 - 45
London +38 107 £450 +12.36% 26
South East +80 75 £345 -8.00% 12
Wales +24 29 £370 +28.70%
Scotland +55 20 £600 +84.62%
Midlands +8 16 £325 -28.77% 6
East of England -14 14 £323 -7.86% 4
South West -10 11 £350 - 3
North of England +50 10 £338 +5.47% 19
North West +33 8 £317 -2.38% 13
West Midlands +24 8 £325 -14.47% 4
East Midlands -26 8 - - 2
Yorkshire +27 1 £380 +20.63% 6
North East - 1 £483 -

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 with a requirement for LINQ.

1 270 (94.41%) C#
2 266 (93.01%) .NET
3 190 (66.43%) MVC
4 183 (63.99%) SQL
4 183 (63.99%) SQL Server
5 155 (54.20%) .NET Framework
6 150 (52.45%) ASP.NET
7 129 (45.10%) JavaScript
8 128 (44.76%) HTML
9 125 (43.71%) CSS
9 125 (43.71%) Entity Framework
10 109 (38.11%) WCF
10 109 (38.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 107 (37.41%) Web Services
12 101 (35.31%) ASP.NET MVC
13 100 (34.97%) Microsoft
14 95 (33.22%) TDD
14 95 (33.22%) ASP.NET Web API
15 87 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
15 87 (30.42%) jQuery
16 85 (29.72%) XML
17 79 (27.62%) Visual Studio
18 76 (26.57%) Windows
18 76 (26.57%) AngularJS
19 75 (26.22%) Unit Testing
20 54 (18.88%) WPF
21 52 (18.18%) Oracle
21 52 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 49 (17.13%) MVVM
23 48 (16.78%) OOP

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 37 (12.94%) IIS
2 27 (9.44%) CMS
3 20 (6.99%) Sitecore CMS
4 18 (6.29%) SharePoint
5 17 (5.94%) EPiServer
6 6 (2.10%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.05%) Apache
8 2 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.70%) SaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.35%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.20%) HTTP
2 10 (3.50%) DNS
3 5 (1.75%) IMAP
3 5 (1.75%) Internet
3 5 (1.75%) LDAP
3 5 (1.75%) SMTP
4 4 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.40%) X.509
5 2 (0.70%) FTP
6 1 (0.35%) NFC
6 1 (0.35%) SMPP
6 1 (0.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (63.99%) SQL Server
2 46 (16.08%) Relational Database
3 43 (15.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (9.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 27 (9.44%) RDBMS
6 25 (8.74%) Oracle Database
7 22 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (5.59%) Oracle9i Database
9 13 (4.55%) MongoDB
10 12 (4.20%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.75%) NoSQL
13 4 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (1.40%) SQLite
14 3 (1.05%) Bigtable
14 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (1.05%) SSDT
15 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
15 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 109 (38.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 79 (27.62%) Visual Studio
3 47 (16.43%) Git (software)
4 44 (15.38%) NUnit
5 39 (13.64%) Moq
6 36 (12.59%) ReSharper
7 31 (10.84%) MSBuild
8 20 (6.99%) Octopus Deploy
9 15 (5.24%) MSTest
9 15 (5.24%) Oracle Forms
10 14 (4.90%) gulp
11 13 (4.55%) TeamCity
12 10 (3.50%) SpecFlow
13 9 (3.15%) JIRA
14 7 (2.45%) Jenkins
14 7 (2.45%) Subversion
15 6 (2.10%) XMLSpy
16 3 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 3 (1.05%) Mercurial
16 3 (1.05%) NuGet
General
1 42 (14.69%) Finance
2 17 (5.94%) Banking
3 16 (5.59%) Advertising
3 16 (5.59%) Financial Institution
4 15 (5.24%) Marketing
5 11 (3.85%) Front Office
6 5 (1.75%) Automotive
6 5 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.40%) Prime Brokerage
8 3 (1.05%) Publishing
8 3 (1.05%) Retail
9 2 (0.70%) Back Office
9 2 (0.70%) German Language
10 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.35%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 238 (83.22%) Developer
2 160 (55.94%) .NET Developer
3 122 (42.66%) C# Developer
4 86 (30.07%) C# .NET Developer
5 36 (12.59%) SQL Developer
6 31 (10.84%) Software Developer
7 28 (9.79%) Senior Developer
8 27 (9.44%) ASP.NET Developer
9 24 (8.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 23 (8.04%) Architect
10 23 (8.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 23 (8.04%) WPF Developer
11 20 (6.99%) Senior .NET Developer
12 19 (6.64%) Oracle Developer
13 18 (6.29%) Full Stack Developer
14 17 (5.94%) WinForms Developer
15 14 (4.90%) WCF Developer
16 13 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
17 12 (4.20%) C# WPF Developer
18 10 (3.50%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (93.01%) .NET
2 155 (54.20%) .NET Framework
3 150 (52.45%) ASP.NET
4 128 (44.76%) HTML
5 125 (43.71%) CSS
5 125 (43.71%) Entity Framework
6 109 (38.11%) WCF
7 107 (37.41%) Web Services
8 101 (35.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 95 (33.22%) ASP.NET Web API
10 87 (30.42%) jQuery
11 85 (29.72%) XML
12 76 (26.57%) AngularJS
13 54 (18.88%) WPF
14 52 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 44 (15.38%) JSON
16 41 (14.34%) LINQ to SQL
17 37 (12.94%) Ajax
18 33 (11.54%) WinForms
19 29 (10.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.64%) Client/Server
2 15 (5.24%) Algorithms
3 14 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.90%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.90%) NHS
3 14 (4.90%) W3C
4 10 (3.50%) Equities
5 9 (3.15%) e-Learning
5 9 (3.15%) Fixed Income
5 9 (3.15%) N-Tier
6 8 (2.80%) Hedge funds
6 8 (2.80%) Learning Management System
7 7 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.45%) Market Risk
7 7 (2.45%) User Experience
8 3 (1.05%) Fintech
9 2 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 76 (26.57%) Windows
2 25 (8.74%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.40%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 2 (0.70%) Android
4 2 (0.70%) Linux
4 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.35%) CentOS
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (66.43%) MVC
2 95 (33.22%) TDD
3 87 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (26.22%) Unit Testing
5 49 (17.13%) MVVM
6 48 (16.78%) OOP
7 45 (15.73%) Multithreading
8 33 (11.54%) Scrum
9 31 (10.84%) Test Automation
10 29 (10.14%) Prototyping
11 27 (9.44%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (9.44%) Migration
12 25 (8.74%) OO
13 23 (8.04%) Web Development
14 22 (7.69%) Concurrent Programming
15 19 (6.64%) Dependency Injection
16 18 (6.29%) Multithreaded Programming
16 18 (6.29%) SDLC
17 17 (5.94%) Responsive Web Design
18 16 (5.59%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 270 (94.41%) C#
2 183 (63.99%) SQL
3 129 (45.10%) JavaScript
4 43 (15.03%) T-SQL
5 24 (8.39%) VB.NET
6 20 (6.99%) PL/SQL
7 9 (3.15%) TypeScript
8 7 (2.45%) VBA
9 5 (1.75%) Java
10 4 (1.40%) C
10 4 (1.40%) VB
11 3 (1.05%) C++
11 3 (1.05%) Python
11 3 (1.05%) VBScript
12 2 (0.70%) XAML
13 1 (0.35%) F#
13 1 (0.35%) PHP
13 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (8.74%) Degree
2 9 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.75%) MCTS
5 3 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.70%) HNC
6 2 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.80%) WCAG
2 2 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.70%) ISO 8583
2 2 (0.70%) MiFID
3 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.35%) EMIR
3 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) BladeLogic
1 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 100 (34.97%) Microsoft
2 52 (18.18%) Oracle
3 34 (11.89%) Sitecore
4 5 (1.75%) Kofax
4 5 (1.75%) Twitter
5 4 (1.40%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.40%) IBM
6 3 (1.05%) HP
6 3 (1.05%) RedGate
6 3 (1.05%) Telerik
7 2 (0.70%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.70%) Infragistics
7 2 (0.70%) Sybase
8 1 (0.35%) Google
8 1 (0.35%) OpenText
8 1 (0.35%) RedDot
8 1 (0.35%) Xamarin
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