Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 649 566
Rank change year-on-year +82 -83 -104
Contract jobs citing LINQ 304 238 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.96% 0.76% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 177 258
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £301 £300 £273
90th Percentile £625 £543 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
UK median hourly rate £38.75 - £20.00
10th Percentile £25.43 - £15.20
90th Percentile £45.65 - £31.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 - £34.00

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 31509 31370 31787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.09% 29.60% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 21910 21897 21566
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £310 £295 £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 381 376 520
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.34% +7.18%
10th Percentile £16.64 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +15.38%

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 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +61 249 £375 +7.14% 53
UK excluding London +65 174 £361 +6.25% 31
London +52 125 £501 +21.44% 22
South East +32 56 £344 -4.51% 12
Wales +25 32 £374 +6.79%
Midlands +23 27 £300 -31.43% 2
Scotland +26 21 £600 +77.78%
South West -8 15 £363 +6.62% 1
North of England +52 14 £374 +18.85% 15
East Midlands -10 14 £331 -28.38% 2
West Midlands +33 13 £300 -10.45%
North West +29 12 £372 +14.43% 10
East of England -7 9 £375 +7.91% 1
Yorkshire +28 1 £380 +20.63% 5
North East - 1 £483 -

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 286 (94.08%) C#
2 275 (90.46%) .NET
3 190 (62.50%) MVC
4 186 (61.18%) SQL
5 182 (59.87%) SQL Server
6 168 (55.26%) .NET Framework
7 152 (50.00%) ASP.NET
8 138 (45.39%) Entity Framework
9 133 (43.75%) JavaScript
10 132 (43.42%) HTML
11 119 (39.14%) CSS
12 118 (38.82%) Web Services
13 111 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
14 105 (34.54%) Microsoft
15 95 (31.25%) WCF
15 95 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web API
16 94 (30.92%) AngularJS
17 91 (29.93%) Visual Studio
18 87 (28.62%) TDD
18 87 (28.62%) ASP.NET MVC
19 83 (27.30%) jQuery
20 82 (26.97%) Windows
21 79 (25.99%) XML
22 75 (24.67%) Team Foundation Server
23 71 (23.36%) Unit Testing
24 54 (17.76%) WPF
25 53 (17.43%) Git (software)
26 52 (17.11%) Relational Database
26 52 (17.11%) IIS
26 52 (17.11%) 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 52 (17.11%) IIS
2 37 (12.17%) CMS
3 23 (7.57%) Sitecore CMS
4 17 (5.59%) EPiServer
5 13 (4.28%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.30%) Kentico
7 5 (1.64%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.99%) Apache
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.33%) Documentum
10 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.99%) RMDS
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 45 (14.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.96%) GitHub
3 8 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.32%) SaaS
5 3 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.33%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.33%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.96%) DNS
1 9 (2.96%) HTTP
2 6 (1.97%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.64%) IMAP
3 5 (1.64%) Internet
3 5 (1.64%) Intranet
3 5 (1.64%) SMTP
4 4 (1.32%) LDAP
4 4 (1.32%) X.509
5 2 (0.66%) FTP
6 1 (0.33%) Modbus
6 1 (0.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (59.87%) SQL Server
2 52 (17.11%) Relational Database
3 34 (11.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (9.87%) RDBMS
5 29 (9.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (7.57%) Oracle Database
7 20 (6.58%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (5.59%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (5.26%) MongoDB
9 16 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
10 10 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (1.32%) SSDT
14 3 (0.99%) Bigtable
15 2 (0.66%) DB2
15 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
15 2 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 91 (29.93%) Visual Studio
2 75 (24.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (17.43%) Git (software)
4 31 (10.20%) NUnit
5 28 (9.21%) ReSharper
6 27 (8.88%) Moq
7 21 (6.91%) Octopus Deploy
8 20 (6.58%) Subversion
8 20 (6.58%) TeamCity
9 17 (5.59%) MSBuild
10 16 (5.26%) gulp
10 16 (5.26%) MSTest
11 15 (4.93%) Oracle Forms
12 10 (3.29%) Jenkins
13 9 (2.96%) JIRA
14 8 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 6 (1.97%) NuGet
15 6 (1.97%) SpecFlow
16 4 (1.32%) Robot Framework
16 4 (1.32%) XMLSpy
General
1 52 (17.11%) Finance
2 32 (10.53%) Banking
3 21 (6.91%) Front Office
4 19 (6.25%) Marketing
5 18 (5.92%) Financial Institution
6 12 (3.95%) Advertising
7 10 (3.29%) Manufacturing
8 7 (2.30%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.97%) Automotive
9 6 (1.97%) Private Banking
10 4 (1.32%) Prime Brokerage
11 3 (0.99%) Publishing
11 3 (0.99%) Retail
12 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.66%) Back Office
12 2 (0.66%) German Language
12 2 (0.66%) Legal
13 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 253 (83.22%) Developer
2 158 (51.97%) .NET Developer
3 138 (45.39%) C# Developer
4 86 (28.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (10.86%) Senior Developer
6 30 (9.87%) ASP.NET Developer
7 27 (8.88%) Architect
8 26 (8.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 23 (7.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 22 (7.24%) Senior .NET Developer
11 20 (6.58%) Software Developer
12 17 (5.59%) Full Stack Developer
12 17 (5.59%) SQL Developer
13 16 (5.26%) WPF Developer
14 13 (4.28%) C# WPF Developer
15 12 (3.95%) Web Developer
16 11 (3.62%) Sitecore Architect
17 10 (3.29%) .NET Software Developer
17 10 (3.29%) Senior C# Developer
17 10 (3.29%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (90.46%) .NET
2 168 (55.26%) .NET Framework
3 152 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 138 (45.39%) Entity Framework
5 132 (43.42%) HTML
6 119 (39.14%) CSS
7 118 (38.82%) Web Services
8 95 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 95 (31.25%) WCF
9 94 (30.92%) AngularJS
10 87 (28.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 83 (27.30%) jQuery
12 79 (25.99%) XML
13 54 (17.76%) WPF
14 51 (16.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 45 (14.80%) JSON
16 44 (14.47%) Ajax
16 44 (14.47%) HTML5
17 30 (9.87%) LINQ to SQL
18 29 (9.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.91%) Computer Science
2 17 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.26%) NHS
4 13 (4.28%) Fixed Income
5 12 (3.95%) Equities
6 11 (3.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (3.29%) Algorithms
7 10 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (2.96%) Market Risk
9 8 (2.63%) Hedge funds
10 7 (2.30%) Client/Server
10 7 (2.30%) W3C
11 6 (1.97%) Derivative
11 6 (1.97%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.97%) User Experience
12 5 (1.64%) Fintech
12 5 (1.64%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.66%) Credit Risk
14 2 (0.66%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 82 (26.97%) Windows
2 32 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.30%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.97%) Unix
5 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) Android
6 1 (0.33%) CentOS
6 1 (0.33%) Linux
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (62.50%) MVC
2 111 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (28.62%) TDD
4 71 (23.36%) Unit Testing
5 52 (17.11%) OOP
6 36 (11.84%) MVVM
7 32 (10.53%) Scrum
7 32 (10.53%) Web Development
8 31 (10.20%) Multithreading
9 30 (9.87%) Migration
10 29 (9.54%) OO
11 27 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (7.57%) SDLC
13 21 (6.91%) Front End Development
14 20 (6.58%) Test Automation
15 19 (6.25%) Asset Management
16 18 (5.92%) Mentoring
16 18 (5.92%) OOD
17 17 (5.59%) Concurrent Programming
17 17 (5.59%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 286 (94.08%) C#
2 186 (61.18%) SQL
3 133 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 49 (16.12%) T-SQL
5 19 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 11 (3.62%) TypeScript
7 9 (2.96%) VB.NET
8 8 (2.63%) Java
9 6 (1.97%) VBA
10 5 (1.64%) C
11 4 (1.32%) XAML
12 3 (0.99%) VBScript
13 2 (0.66%) Python
13 2 (0.66%) VB
14 1 (0.33%) C++
14 1 (0.33%) F#
Qualifications
1 34 (11.18%) Degree
2 6 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (1.97%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.64%) MCTS
4 4 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.32%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.66%) MiFID
2 2 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.64%) Docker
2 2 (0.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.64%) Rancher
2 3 (0.99%) MOM
3 1 (0.33%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 105 (34.54%) Microsoft
2 51 (16.78%) Oracle
3 42 (13.82%) Sitecore
4 4 (1.32%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.32%) Bloomberg
4 4 (1.32%) DevExpress
4 4 (1.32%) IBM
4 4 (1.32%) Kofax
4 4 (1.32%) MarketAxess
4 4 (1.32%) Tradeweb
4 4 (1.32%) Twitter
5 3 (0.99%) HP
5 3 (0.99%) RedGate
5 3 (0.99%) Telerik
5 3 (0.99%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.66%) Sybase
6 2 (0.66%) Typemock
7 1 (0.33%) Google
7 1 (0.33%) OpenText
7 1 (0.33%) Siemens