Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 686 652 568
Rank change year-on-year -34 -84 +60
Contract jobs citing LINQ 164 249 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.55% 0.75% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 199 203
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £348 £305 £288
90th Percentile £550 £688 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +6.67% +8.70% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +251.24% -68.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £12.10
% change year-on-year - +251.24% -

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 29,971 33,324 28,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.71% 32.83% 31.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,968 23,466 19,999
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £300
90th Percentile £644 £625 £607
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.27% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 338 353
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £40.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +4.63% +5.95%
10th Percentile £17.48 £16.25 £16.19
90th Percentile £60.00 £63.25 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +5.96%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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 -19 157 £453 +11.38% 27
UK excluding London -4 98 £400 +6.67% 25
London -12 65 £488 -11.36% 2
South East +27 33 £355 -11.25% 5
Midlands +11 21 £475 +35.71% 10
North of England +5 20 £375 - 6
North West +9 14 £475 +26.67% 3
West Midlands +3 13 £475 +35.71% 4
East of England 0 11 £475 +40.74% 3
East Midlands +23 8 £500 +59.36% 6
South West -29 8 £393 +1.29% 1
Yorkshire +4 6 £365 -3.95% 2
Wales -8 6 £375 -10.71%
Scotland +11 1 £365 -18.89%

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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.

1 156 (95.12%) C#
2 155 (94.51%) .NET
3 119 (72.56%) .NET Framework
4 102 (62.20%) ASP.NET
5 101 (61.59%) SQL Server
6 98 (59.76%) Entity Framework
7 97 (59.15%) MVC
8 94 (57.32%) JavaScript
9 78 (47.56%) Agile Software Development
10 77 (46.95%) HTML
11 71 (43.29%) SQL
12 59 (35.98%) ASP.NET MVC
13 58 (35.37%) CSS
14 51 (31.10%) AngularJS
14 51 (31.10%) jQuery
15 50 (30.49%) JSON
16 49 (29.88%) Visual Studio
17 47 (28.66%) XML
18 45 (27.44%) Finance
18 45 (27.44%) ASP.NET Web API
19 44 (26.83%) Web Services
19 44 (26.83%) Microsoft
19 44 (26.83%) WCF
20 43 (26.22%) HTML5
20 43 (26.22%) TDD
21 33 (20.12%) Team Foundation Server
22 32 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
23 31 (18.90%) Ajax
24 30 (18.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 29 (17.68%) KnockoutJS

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 20 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.88%) IIS
3 5 (3.05%) Confluence
3 5 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.61%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.61%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.61%) Hyperledger
6 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (3.05%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.61%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 20 (12.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.83%) Revive Adserver
3 1 (0.61%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.61%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 32 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (11.59%) Dynamics 365
3 14 (8.54%) Power Platform
4 10 (6.10%) Office 365
5 8 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (3.66%) GitHub
6 6 (3.66%) SaaS
7 5 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (3.05%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (3.05%) Serverless
8 3 (1.83%) Azure Functions
8 3 (1.83%) Force.com
8 3 (1.83%) Veeva
9 1 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.61%) PaaS
9 1 (0.61%) Slack
9 1 (0.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.83%) DNS
1 3 (1.83%) HTTP
1 3 (1.83%) X.509
2 1 (0.61%) IPFS
2 1 (0.61%) Skype
2 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (61.59%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.15%) Relational Database
3 14 (8.54%) Power BI
3 14 (8.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (6.10%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (3.05%) Blockchain
9 4 (2.44%) Couchbase
9 4 (2.44%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.83%) Bigtable
10 3 (1.83%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (1.83%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.61%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 49 (29.88%) Visual Studio
2 33 (20.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (8.54%) JIRA
4 13 (7.93%) NUnit
5 8 (4.88%) Bitbucket
5 8 (4.88%) Git (software)
6 7 (4.27%) Subversion
6 7 (4.27%) TeamCity
7 6 (3.66%) MSTest
7 6 (3.66%) SonarQube
7 6 (3.66%) SpecFlow
8 5 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (3.05%) Selenium
8 5 (3.05%) StyleCop
9 4 (2.44%) eggPlant
10 3 (1.83%) ReSharper
11 2 (1.22%) FishEye
11 2 (1.22%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.61%) MSBuild
General
1 45 (27.44%) Finance
2 23 (14.02%) Banking
3 9 (5.49%) Retail
4 8 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.66%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.66%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.66%) Marketing
6 5 (3.05%) Electronics
7 4 (2.44%) Law
7 4 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.83%) Advertising
9 2 (1.22%) Front Office
9 2 (1.22%) Games
10 1 (0.61%) Automotive
10 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 148 (90.24%) Developer
2 79 (48.17%) .NET Developer
3 71 (43.29%) C# Developer
4 36 (21.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 23 (14.02%) ASP.NET Developer
6 18 (10.98%) Angular Developer
6 18 (10.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (7.93%) Full Stack Developer
8 12 (7.32%) CRM Developer
9 10 (6.10%) Software Developer
10 9 (5.49%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 7 (4.27%) Senior Developer
12 5 (3.05%) C# Software Developer
12 5 (3.05%) WPF Developer
13 4 (2.44%) Senior .NET Developer
13 4 (2.44%) SharePoint Developer
13 4 (2.44%) SQL Developer
14 3 (1.83%) C# Application Developer
14 3 (1.83%) Senior C# Developer
14 3 (1.83%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (94.51%) .NET
2 119 (72.56%) .NET Framework
3 102 (62.20%) ASP.NET
4 98 (59.76%) Entity Framework
5 77 (46.95%) HTML
6 59 (35.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 58 (35.37%) CSS
8 51 (31.10%) AngularJS
8 51 (31.10%) jQuery
9 50 (30.49%) JSON
10 47 (28.66%) XML
11 45 (27.44%) ASP.NET Web API
12 44 (26.83%) WCF
12 44 (26.83%) Web Services
13 43 (26.22%) HTML5
14 31 (18.90%) Ajax
15 30 (18.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 29 (17.68%) KnockoutJS
17 27 (16.46%) WPF
18 25 (15.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.15%) Hedge funds
3 6 (3.66%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.05%) RIA
5 4 (2.44%) Blog
5 4 (2.44%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.44%) Fintech
6 3 (1.83%) User Experience
7 2 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.22%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.22%) W3C
8 1 (0.61%) Bitcoin
8 1 (0.61%) Clustering
8 1 (0.61%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.71%) Windows
2 2 (1.22%) Linux
3 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (59.15%) MVC
2 78 (47.56%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (26.22%) TDD
4 29 (17.68%) Unit Testing
5 24 (14.63%) CRM
6 19 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (10.98%) Business Analysis
7 18 (10.98%) Investment Management
7 18 (10.98%) Software Engineering
8 16 (9.76%) Multithreading
9 15 (9.15%) Asset Management
9 15 (9.15%) Fund Accounting
9 15 (9.15%) Fund Management
9 15 (9.15%) Workflow
10 14 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (8.54%) Dependency Injection
10 14 (8.54%) DevOps
11 13 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (7.32%) BDD
12 12 (7.32%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 156 (95.12%) C#
2 94 (57.32%) JavaScript
3 71 (43.29%) SQL
4 17 (10.37%) TypeScript
5 9 (5.49%) XPath
6 8 (4.88%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.05%) Java
8 4 (2.44%) C
8 4 (2.44%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.22%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.22%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.22%) XAML
10 1 (0.61%) C++
10 1 (0.61%) ES6
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
10 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.61%) Python
10 1 (0.61%) R
10 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (6.71%) Degree
2 5 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.61%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.05%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.61%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (3.66%) Docker
2 5 (3.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (3.05%) Puppet
2 4 (2.44%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.22%) Kibana
4 1 (0.61%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 44 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.80%) Oracle
3 9 (5.49%) Atlassian
4 7 (4.27%) Sybase
5 6 (3.66%) Google
6 5 (3.05%) SAP
7 3 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.83%) Teradata
7 3 (1.83%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.61%) Facebook
8 1 (0.61%) iManage
8 1 (0.61%) Telerik