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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 459 517 408
Rank change year-on-year +58 -109  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 137 140 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.25% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.94% 0.90% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 108 164
Median daily rate £350 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £296 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £350 £315
% change year-on-year -2.50% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50

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 14621 15591 15187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.58% 27.89% 26.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10143 10885 9839
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 198 203
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.82%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing LINQ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 24 April 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 April 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 +57 127 £350 - 87
South East +52 48 £345 -23.33% 21
London +30 47 £425 - 26
Kent +46 34 £345 - 5
Scotland +38 9 £600 - 2
East of England -1 9 £300 -14.28% 6
South West -2 9 £350 - 6
Hampshire - 8 £353 - 4
Maidstone - 7 £375 - 2
West Malling - 7 £345 -
Edinburgh - 7 £600 - 2
North West +33 6 £317 -2.38% 12
City of London +7 6 £455 -22.55% 5
West Midlands +18 5 £225 -57.14% 3
Cambridge +7 5 £250 -28.57% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 5 £250 -28.57% 1
Gloucestershire +4 5 £334 +6.80% 1
Fareham - 5 £400 -
Staffordshire - 4 £225 -
West Sussex - 3 £335 - 3
Merseyside - 3 £325 - 2
Cirencester - 3 £330 -
Liverpool - 3 £325 - 2
Hertfordshire - 3 £320 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £225 -
Glasgow +2 2 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -4 2 £338 +35.00% 1
Leicestershire -7 2 - -
Leicester -12 2 - -
East Midlands -19 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 263 (98.50%) C#
2 251 (94.01%) .NET
3 184 (68.91%) SQL Server
4 173 (64.79%) MVC
5 166 (62.17%) .NET Framework
6 159 (59.55%) SQL
7 150 (56.18%) ASP.NET
8 138 (51.69%) Entity Framework
9 135 (50.56%) JavaScript
10 122 (45.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 111 (41.57%) HTML
12 106 (39.70%) CSS
12 106 (39.70%) TDD
13 102 (38.20%) jQuery
14 99 (37.08%) XML
15 94 (35.21%) ASP.NET MVC
16 89 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
17 85 (31.84%) WCF
18 83 (31.09%) Web Services
19 76 (28.46%) ASP.NET Web API
20 73 (27.34%) Microsoft
21 65 (24.34%) AngularJS
22 62 (23.22%) JSON
23 60 (22.47%) WPF
24 57 (21.35%) Multithreading
25 55 (20.60%) Visual Studio
26 53 (19.85%) LINQ to SQL
27 49 (18.35%) Git (software)
27 49 (18.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 49 (18.35%) T-SQL

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 32 (11.99%) IIS
2 23 (8.61%) CMS
3 22 (8.24%) SharePoint
4 18 (6.74%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (2.62%) EPiServer
6 4 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.50%) Confluence
6 4 (1.50%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.37%) Apache
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.12%) GitHub
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.37%) Boomi
3 1 (0.37%) CloudFront
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
3 1 (0.37%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.87%) HTTP
1 5 (1.87%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.12%) DNS
3 2 (0.75%) FTP
3 2 (0.75%) IMAP
3 2 (0.75%) Internet
3 2 (0.75%) SMTP
4 1 (0.37%) LDAP
4 1 (0.37%) NFC
4 1 (0.37%) SMPP
4 1 (0.37%) SMS
4 1 (0.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (68.91%) SQL Server
2 41 (15.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (6.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (5.99%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.49%) MongoDB
6 9 (3.37%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.62%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.62%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (2.25%) DB2
9 5 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.50%) MySQL
10 4 (1.50%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.12%) Qlik Sense
11 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.12%) SQLite
12 2 (0.75%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.75%) Geospatial Data
12 2 (0.75%) GIS
Development Applications
1 122 (45.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 55 (20.60%) Visual Studio
3 49 (18.35%) Git (software)
4 33 (12.36%) NUnit
5 31 (11.61%) Moq
6 29 (10.86%) ReSharper
7 19 (7.12%) MSBuild
8 16 (5.99%) TeamCity
9 15 (5.62%) JIRA
10 11 (4.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (4.12%) Subversion
11 10 (3.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (3.00%) SpecFlow
13 7 (2.62%) MSTest
14 6 (2.25%) gulp
14 6 (2.25%) XMLSpy
15 5 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (1.87%) FxCop
15 5 (1.87%) Mercurial
15 5 (1.87%) StyleCop
General
1 44 (16.48%) Finance
2 22 (8.24%) Advertising
3 13 (4.87%) Banking
4 7 (2.62%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.62%) Marketing
5 4 (1.50%) Electronics
5 4 (1.50%) Front Office
5 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.12%) Legal
6 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.75%) Automotive
7 2 (0.75%) Back Office
7 2 (0.75%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 232 (86.89%) Developer
2 149 (55.81%) .NET Developer
3 120 (44.94%) C# Developer
4 83 (31.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 38 (14.23%) SQL Developer
6 28 (10.49%) WPF Developer
7 24 (8.99%) ASP.NET Developer
7 24 (8.99%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 21 (7.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 20 (7.49%) Software Developer
10 19 (7.12%) Senior Developer
11 18 (6.74%) Full Stack Developer
12 17 (6.37%) C# WPF Developer
13 15 (5.62%) WCF Developer
13 15 (5.62%) WinForms Developer
14 14 (5.24%) HTML Developer
15 13 (4.87%) Oracle Developer
16 12 (4.49%) Analyst
16 12 (4.49%) Sitecore Developer
17 11 (4.12%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (94.01%) .NET
2 166 (62.17%) .NET Framework
3 150 (56.18%) ASP.NET
4 138 (51.69%) Entity Framework
5 111 (41.57%) HTML
6 106 (39.70%) CSS
7 102 (38.20%) jQuery
8 99 (37.08%) XML
9 94 (35.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 85 (31.84%) WCF
11 83 (31.09%) Web Services
12 76 (28.46%) ASP.NET Web API
13 65 (24.34%) AngularJS
14 62 (23.22%) JSON
15 60 (22.47%) WPF
16 53 (19.85%) LINQ to SQL
17 49 (18.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 41 (15.36%) HTML5
19 30 (11.24%) ADO.NET
20 25 (9.36%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.36%) Algorithms
2 22 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.99%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (5.62%) Client/Server
5 13 (4.87%) N-Tier
6 11 (4.12%) Computer Science
7 9 (3.37%) e-Learning
7 9 (3.37%) Learning Management System
7 9 (3.37%) W3C
8 6 (2.25%) Hedge funds
8 6 (2.25%) NHS
8 6 (2.25%) User Experience
9 5 (1.87%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.50%) Contactless
10 4 (1.50%) EMV
11 3 (1.12%) Fintech
11 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.75%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.75%) Derivative
12 2 (0.75%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.74%) Windows
2 11 (4.12%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.50%) Android
4 3 (1.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.75%) Linux
6 1 (0.37%) CentOS
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (64.79%) MVC
2 106 (39.70%) TDD
3 89 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (21.35%) Multithreading
5 44 (16.48%) Unit Testing
6 42 (15.73%) Concurrent Programming
7 38 (14.23%) Multithreaded Programming
7 38 (14.23%) Scrum
8 36 (13.48%) MVVM
9 31 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (10.49%) OO
11 27 (10.11%) Data Management
11 27 (10.11%) Web Development
12 23 (8.61%) Prototyping
13 19 (7.12%) Dependency Injection
14 18 (6.74%) Software Engineering
15 16 (5.99%) OOP
16 14 (5.24%) E-Commerce
17 13 (4.87%) BDD
17 13 (4.87%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 263 (98.50%) C#
2 159 (59.55%) SQL
3 135 (50.56%) JavaScript
4 49 (18.35%) T-SQL
5 32 (11.99%) VB.NET
6 14 (5.24%) TypeScript
7 8 (3.00%) VBScript
8 7 (2.62%) VBA
9 4 (1.50%) C++
9 4 (1.50%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.12%) Python
10 3 (1.12%) VB
11 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.37%) C
12 1 (0.37%) Java
12 1 (0.37%) PHP
12 1 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (5.24%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.87%) Degree
3 3 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.75%) HNC
4 2 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (0.75%) MCTS
4 2 (0.75%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.00%) WCAG
2 3 (1.12%) Basel III
2 3 (1.12%) CRD IV
3 2 (0.75%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.75%) QA
4 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.37%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 73 (27.34%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.74%) Oracle
3 21 (7.87%) Sitecore
4 8 (3.00%) Xamarin
5 6 (2.25%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.87%) Kofax
7 4 (1.50%) Infragistics
8 3 (1.12%) SAP
8 3 (1.12%) Twitter
9 2 (0.75%) IBM
9 2 (0.75%) Sybase
9 2 (0.75%) Telerik
10 1 (0.37%) Dell
10 1 (0.37%) OpenText
10 1 (0.37%) RedDot
10 1 (0.37%) RedGate
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