Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 624 568 626
Rank change year-on-year -56 +58 -124
Contract jobs citing LINQ 258 270 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.78% 0.92% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 188 194
UK median daily rate £395 £354 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.66% +1.07% -
10th Percentile £306 £263 £275
90th Percentile £688 £558 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £330
% change year-on-year +10.29% +3.03% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £11.60 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +266.38% -72.22% -1.76%
10th Percentile £41.25 £10.70 £36.40
90th Percentile £43.75 £12.10 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £11.60 £45.00
% change year-on-year +266.38% -74.22% +5.88%

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 32,982 29,235 30,596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.62% 31.55% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,265 20,180 21,207
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 365 481
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +4.52% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.63
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.56% +7.29%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -73 226 £392 +10.81% 129
UK excluding London -68 142 £375 +10.29% 98
London +6 115 £550 +29.41% 35
North of England +21 35 £375 +9.49% 27
South East -83 33 £371 +6.07% 27
Wales +11 25 £415 +3.75% 4
North West 0 25 £375 +15.38% 22
Midlands +8 24 £350 +33.33% 17
East Midlands +1 12 £375 +36.36% 6
West Midlands -14 12 £350 +40.56% 11
East of England -25 12 £325 +4.00% 13
Yorkshire -4 10 £363 - 4
South West -6 7 £388 +17.42% 10
Scotland -39 6 £413 +17.86%

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 232 (89.92%) C#
2 229 (88.76%) .NET
3 169 (65.50%) SQL Server
4 144 (55.81%) .NET Framework
5 136 (52.71%) Agile Software Development
5 136 (52.71%) MVC
6 130 (50.39%) ASP.NET
7 128 (49.61%) SQL
8 104 (40.31%) Entity Framework
9 103 (39.92%) Microsoft
10 97 (37.60%) WCF
10 97 (37.60%) Unit Testing
11 91 (35.27%) Visual Studio
12 85 (32.95%) JavaScript
13 82 (31.78%) ASP.NET MVC
14 76 (29.46%) HTML
15 71 (27.52%) jQuery
16 67 (25.97%) ASP.NET Web API
17 63 (24.42%) XML
18 62 (24.03%) WPF
19 61 (23.64%) Finance
20 57 (22.09%) Web Services
21 56 (21.71%) CSS
21 56 (21.71%) NUnit
22 52 (20.16%) Team Foundation Server
23 51 (19.77%) Multithreading
23 51 (19.77%) Oracle
24 50 (19.38%) TDD
24 50 (19.38%) Relational Database
25 47 (18.22%) JSON

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 19 (7.36%) IIS
2 7 (2.71%) CMS
3 6 (2.33%) Confluence
4 4 (1.55%) DataSynapse
4 4 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.78%) Kentico
6 2 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.39%) Orchard CMS
7 1 (0.39%) Sonic ESB
7 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.10%) SaaS
4 6 (2.33%) NuGet
5 5 (1.94%) Boomi
5 5 (1.94%) iPaaS
6 3 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.78%) IaaS
8 1 (0.39%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.71%) DNS
2 6 (2.33%) HTTP
3 5 (1.94%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.55%) IMAP
4 4 (1.55%) Internet
4 4 (1.55%) SMTP
5 3 (1.16%) LAN
5 3 (1.16%) PPP
5 3 (1.16%) WAN
5 3 (1.16%) X.509
6 2 (0.78%) Network Security
7 1 (0.39%) 4G
7 1 (0.39%) 5G
7 1 (0.39%) Intranet
7 1 (0.39%) Modbus
7 1 (0.39%) SAN
7 1 (0.39%) SMS
7 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (65.50%) SQL Server
2 50 (19.38%) Relational Database
3 38 (14.73%) RDBMS
4 25 (9.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (6.59%) Oracle Database
6 15 (5.81%) MongoDB
7 13 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (3.10%) Redis
10 6 (2.33%) Apache Hive
10 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (1.16%) Bigtable
13 3 (1.16%) NoSQL
13 3 (1.16%) Power BI
13 3 (1.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 91 (35.27%) Visual Studio
2 56 (21.71%) NUnit
3 52 (20.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (13.18%) JIRA
4 34 (13.18%) MSTest
5 33 (12.79%) ReSharper
6 31 (12.02%) Git (software)
7 26 (10.08%) TeamCity
8 23 (8.91%) MSBuild
9 22 (8.53%) SpecFlow
10 20 (7.75%) Subversion
11 11 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (4.26%) Bitbucket
12 10 (3.88%) Selenium
12 10 (3.88%) SonarQube
12 10 (3.88%) Visual Studio Team System
13 9 (3.49%) Moq
14 5 (1.94%) eggPlant
14 5 (1.94%) Jenkins
14 5 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 61 (23.64%) Finance
2 43 (16.67%) Banking
3 15 (5.81%) Front Office
4 14 (5.43%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.49%) Legal
5 9 (3.49%) Retail
6 7 (2.71%) Law
7 6 (2.33%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.94%) Back Office
8 5 (1.94%) Games
9 2 (0.78%) Advertising
9 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.78%) Marketing
10 1 (0.39%) Automotive
10 1 (0.39%) Electronics
10 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 229 (88.76%) Developer
2 124 (48.06%) .NET Developer
3 117 (45.35%) C# Developer
4 53 (20.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 39 (15.12%) SQL Developer
6 33 (12.79%) Senior Developer
7 30 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 28 (10.85%) ASP.NET Developer
9 27 (10.47%) WPF Developer
10 26 (10.08%) C# WPF Developer
11 21 (8.14%) Senior .NET Developer
12 17 (6.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 17 (6.59%) Senior C# Developer
13 13 (5.04%) C# WCF Developer
13 13 (5.04%) WCF Developer
14 11 (4.26%) Full Stack Developer
15 10 (3.88%) Angular Developer
15 10 (3.88%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
15 10 (3.88%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 9 (3.49%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (88.76%) .NET
2 144 (55.81%) .NET Framework
3 130 (50.39%) ASP.NET
4 104 (40.31%) Entity Framework
5 97 (37.60%) WCF
6 82 (31.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 76 (29.46%) HTML
8 71 (27.52%) jQuery
9 67 (25.97%) ASP.NET Web API
10 63 (24.42%) XML
11 62 (24.03%) WPF
12 57 (22.09%) Web Services
13 56 (21.71%) CSS
14 47 (18.22%) JSON
15 40 (15.50%) AngularJS
16 39 (15.12%) ADO.NET
16 39 (15.12%) HTML5
17 35 (13.57%) SOAP
18 33 (12.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 23 (8.91%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (6.20%) Hedge funds
3 15 (5.81%) Clustering
4 13 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.04%) Fixed Income
5 10 (3.88%) Data Structures
6 9 (3.49%) Client/Server
6 9 (3.49%) W3C
7 8 (3.10%) Grid Computing
7 8 (3.10%) User Experience
8 7 (2.71%) Fat Client
8 7 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.71%) Thin Client
9 6 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.94%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.55%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.55%) Derivative
11 4 (1.55%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.55%) Market Risk
11 4 (1.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.30%) Windows
2 15 (5.81%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 2 (0.78%) Unix
6 1 (0.39%) Android
6 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (52.71%) Agile Software Development
1 136 (52.71%) MVC
2 97 (37.60%) Unit Testing
3 51 (19.77%) Multithreading
4 50 (19.38%) TDD
5 44 (17.05%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (17.05%) SDLC
6 35 (13.57%) Test Automation
7 34 (13.18%) OOP
8 27 (10.47%) OO
9 26 (10.08%) Mentoring
10 24 (9.30%) BDD
10 24 (9.30%) Scrum
11 23 (8.91%) Coaching
11 23 (8.91%) DevOps
12 21 (8.14%) Waterfall
13 20 (7.75%) User Stories
14 18 (6.98%) Electronic Trading
15 17 (6.59%) MVVM
15 17 (6.59%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 232 (89.92%) C#
2 128 (49.61%) SQL
3 85 (32.95%) JavaScript
4 25 (9.69%) T-SQL
5 16 (6.20%) TypeScript
5 16 (6.20%) VB.NET
6 15 (5.81%) C++
6 15 (5.81%) Java
7 14 (5.43%) XAML
8 13 (5.04%) XPath
9 6 (2.33%) R
10 4 (1.55%) C
10 4 (1.55%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.16%) ES6
11 3 (1.16%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.78%) Python
13 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (8.14%) Degree
2 11 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.16%) HND
4 3 (1.16%) MCP
4 3 (1.16%) MCPD
4 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.39%) GNVQ
6 1 (0.39%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.71%) QA
2 5 (1.94%) SLA
3 4 (1.55%) MiFID
4 3 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.78%) GDPR
6 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (3.10%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (5.43%) BladeLogic
2 5 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.94%) Puppet
2 5 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.39%) Ansible
4 1 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.39%) Kibana
Vendors
1 103 (39.92%) Microsoft
2 51 (19.77%) Oracle
3 11 (4.26%) TIBCO
4 9 (3.49%) Sybase
5 5 (1.94%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.94%) DevExpress
5 5 (1.94%) Informatica
5 5 (1.94%) MuleSoft
5 5 (1.94%) Okta
5 5 (1.94%) SnapLogic
6 3 (1.16%) Capita
7 2 (0.78%) Bloomberg
7 2 (0.78%) MarketAxess
7 2 (0.78%) Rackspace
7 2 (0.78%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.78%) Tradeweb
8 1 (0.39%) Perforce
8 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.39%) Siemens
8 1 (0.39%) Telerik