Period
to 24 November 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 24 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 621 612 605
Rank change year-on-year -9 -7 -83
Contract jobs citing LINQ 281 283 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.85% 0.89% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 203 205
UK median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £307 £291 £281
90th Percentile £625 £475 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - £41.25
10th Percentile £27.81 - £34.33
90th Percentile £46.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London 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 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 32931 31938 32467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.95% 30.42% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23241 22116 22267
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 372 557
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.60 £14.44 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.80 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.74%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 24 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
England -19 254 £375 +3.45% 80
UK excluding London 0 159 £363 +3.57% 56
London +22 117 £525 +31.17% 24
South East -4 61 £350 -6.67% 20
Midlands +40 32 £325 +16.07% 8
Wales +31 21 £375 -
North of England +39 18 £375 +13.64% 15
East Midlands +3 17 £375 +36.36% 7
West Midlands +25 15 £300 -3.61% 1
North West +25 14 £374 +15.20% 13
South West -29 12 £363 +5.84% 7
East of England -6 11 £375 +4.17% 6
Scotland -2 4 £360 +4.35%
Yorkshire +15 3 £375 +19.05% 2
North East +60 1 £483 +34.03%

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for LINQ.

1 257 (91.46%) .NET
2 256 (91.10%) C#
3 196 (69.75%) SQL Server
4 162 (57.65%) MVC
5 157 (55.87%) SQL
6 152 (54.09%) .NET Framework
7 140 (49.82%) ASP.NET
8 117 (41.64%) Entity Framework
9 115 (40.93%) Agile Software Development
10 94 (33.45%) HTML
11 93 (33.10%) ASP.NET MVC
12 90 (32.03%) JavaScript
13 88 (31.32%) ASP.NET Web API
14 84 (29.89%) Microsoft
15 83 (29.54%) CSS
16 81 (28.83%) Web Services
17 80 (28.47%) WCF
18 79 (28.11%) Visual Studio
19 74 (26.33%) TDD
20 68 (24.20%) XML
21 65 (23.13%) Windows
22 64 (22.78%) WPF
23 61 (21.71%) jQuery
24 60 (21.35%) Unit Testing
24 60 (21.35%) AngularJS
25 51 (18.15%) Team Foundation Server
26 50 (17.79%) IIS
27 48 (17.08%) Git (software)
28 47 (16.73%) Oracle
29 43 (15.30%) Relational Database

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 50 (17.79%) IIS
2 28 (9.96%) CMS
3 19 (6.76%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (2.49%) Kentico
5 6 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.14%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.07%) Confluence
7 3 (1.07%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.71%) Apache
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.36%) Documentum
9 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.07%) RMDS
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.85%) GitHub
3 5 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.71%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.36%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.85%) DNS
2 6 (2.14%) HTTP
3 5 (1.78%) Intranet
3 5 (1.78%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.42%) IMAP
4 4 (1.42%) Internet
4 4 (1.42%) LDAP
4 4 (1.42%) PPP
4 4 (1.42%) SMTP
4 4 (1.42%) X.509
5 1 (0.36%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.36%) Modbus
5 1 (0.36%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (69.75%) SQL Server
2 43 (15.30%) Relational Database
3 32 (11.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (9.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (7.47%) RDBMS
6 20 (7.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (5.69%) MongoDB
7 16 (5.69%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.49%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (2.14%) Apache Hive
10 6 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.78%) Oracle9i Database
11 5 (1.78%) Redis
12 4 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (1.07%) Bigtable
13 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (1.07%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 79 (28.11%) Visual Studio
2 51 (18.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 48 (17.08%) Git (software)
4 37 (13.17%) ReSharper
5 34 (12.10%) NUnit
6 24 (8.54%) Subversion
7 23 (8.19%) MSTest
8 18 (6.41%) MSBuild
9 17 (6.05%) Moq
10 14 (4.98%) TeamCity
11 11 (3.91%) JIRA
11 11 (3.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 8 (2.85%) Jenkins
13 7 (2.49%) NuGet
14 6 (2.14%) Maven
14 6 (2.14%) Robot Framework
15 5 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (1.78%) Oracle Forms
16 4 (1.42%) Bitbucket
16 4 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 41 (14.59%) Finance
2 35 (12.46%) Banking
3 29 (10.32%) Front Office
4 14 (4.98%) Marketing
5 12 (4.27%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.56%) Manufacturing
7 9 (3.20%) Legal
8 6 (2.14%) Advertising
8 6 (2.14%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.14%) Private Banking
9 3 (1.07%) Automotive
9 3 (1.07%) Back Office
10 2 (0.71%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.71%) Electronics
10 2 (0.71%) German Language
10 2 (0.71%) Law
10 2 (0.71%) Publishing
10 2 (0.71%) Retail
10 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 251 (89.32%) Developer
2 151 (53.74%) .NET Developer
3 146 (51.96%) C# Developer
4 84 (29.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 30 (10.68%) ASP.NET Developer
6 28 (9.96%) SQL Developer
7 26 (9.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 23 (8.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 22 (7.83%) Senior Developer
10 19 (6.76%) WPF Developer
11 17 (6.05%) C# WPF Developer
12 13 (4.63%) Architect
12 13 (4.63%) Full Stack Developer
12 13 (4.63%) Senior .NET Developer
12 13 (4.63%) Senior C# Developer
12 13 (4.63%) Web Developer
13 11 (3.91%) Sitecore Architect
13 11 (3.91%) Software Developer
14 10 (3.56%) WCF Developer
15 9 (3.20%) C# WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (91.46%) .NET
2 152 (54.09%) .NET Framework
3 140 (49.82%) ASP.NET
4 117 (41.64%) Entity Framework
5 94 (33.45%) HTML
6 93 (33.10%) ASP.NET MVC
7 88 (31.32%) ASP.NET Web API
8 83 (29.54%) CSS
9 81 (28.83%) Web Services
10 80 (28.47%) WCF
11 68 (24.20%) XML
12 64 (22.78%) WPF
13 61 (21.71%) jQuery
14 60 (21.35%) AngularJS
15 37 (13.17%) JSON
16 35 (12.46%) HTML5
17 34 (12.10%) Ajax
18 30 (10.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 29 (10.32%) WinForms
20 26 (9.25%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.76%) Computer Science
2 18 (6.41%) Fixed Income
3 17 (6.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.98%) Equities
5 13 (4.63%) Client/Server
6 11 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (3.20%) Derivative
7 9 (3.20%) Market Risk
7 9 (3.20%) User Experience
8 8 (2.85%) N-Tier
9 7 (2.49%) NHS
10 6 (2.14%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.78%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.78%) W3C
12 4 (1.42%) Fintech
13 3 (1.07%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.71%) Clustering
14 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 65 (23.13%) Windows
2 39 (13.88%) Windows Server
3 9 (3.20%) Unix
4 7 (2.49%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.36%) Android
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (57.65%) MVC
2 115 (40.93%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (26.33%) TDD
4 60 (21.35%) Unit Testing
5 41 (14.59%) MVVM
6 39 (13.88%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (13.17%) OOP
8 30 (10.68%) SDLC
9 28 (9.96%) Multithreading
9 28 (9.96%) OO
9 28 (9.96%) Web Development
10 25 (8.90%) Prototyping
11 23 (8.19%) Mentoring
11 23 (8.19%) Scrum
12 20 (7.12%) OOD
13 18 (6.41%) Front End Development
14 17 (6.05%) Test Automation
15 16 (5.69%) API Development
16 15 (5.34%) Coaching
16 15 (5.34%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 256 (91.10%) C#
2 157 (55.87%) SQL
3 90 (32.03%) JavaScript
4 41 (14.59%) T-SQL
5 17 (6.05%) VB.NET
6 8 (2.85%) Java
7 7 (2.49%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.14%) R
9 5 (1.78%) XAML
10 4 (1.42%) C
10 4 (1.42%) VBA
11 3 (1.07%) C++
11 3 (1.07%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.07%) VBScript
12 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.71%) Python
12 2 (0.71%) VB
12 2 (0.71%) XPath
13 1 (0.36%) ES6
13 1 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (11.39%) Degree
2 12 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.42%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) MCP
5 1 (0.36%) MCPD
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.36%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.49%) MiFID
2 3 (1.07%) QA
3 2 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (1.78%) Docker
2 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.78%) Rancher
2 3 (1.07%) MOM
3 2 (0.71%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.71%) Control-M
3 2 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 84 (29.89%) Microsoft
2 47 (16.73%) Oracle
3 35 (12.46%) Sitecore
4 8 (2.85%) DevExpress
5 6 (2.14%) Bloomberg
5 6 (2.14%) MarketAxess
5 6 (2.14%) Tradeweb
6 5 (1.78%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.07%) Google
7 3 (1.07%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.71%) HP
8 2 (0.71%) RedGate
8 2 (0.71%) SAP
8 2 (0.71%) Twitter
8 2 (0.71%) Typemock
9 1 (0.36%) Charles River
9 1 (0.36%) IBM
9 1 (0.36%) Siemens
9 1 (0.36%) Telerik
9 1 (0.36%) Xamarin