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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 432 546 444
Rank change year-on-year +114 -102  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 157 106 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.20% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.06% 0.70% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 80 142
Median daily rate £375 £384 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.28% +9.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £310 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £357 £350 £318
% change year-on-year +2.07% +10.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £47.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - £34.00

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 14838 15088 15400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.06% 28.44% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10253 10630 10284
Median daily rate £425 £420 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 180 213
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +59 115 £363 -7.64% 88
London +27 55 £503 +18.23% 26
South East +51 35 £340 -9.33% 15
Wales - 22 £375 - 2
Cardiff - 22 £375 - 2
South Wales - 22 £375 - 2
Scotland +59 19 £600 +88.23% 1
Kent - 19 £344 - 3
Edinburgh +28 16 £600 +88.23%
City of London +8 10 £375 -18.91% 6
Hampshire +10 9 £325 -18.75% 6
East Midlands -17 7 - - 7
East of England -10 6 £348 - 7
Portsmouth - 6 £325 - 4
South West -2 5 £334 +2.69% 6
Leicester -4 5 - -
Leicestershire -13 5 - -
West Malling - 5 £340 -
Maidstone - 5 £340 - 1
North West +26 4 £293 -10.00% 11
Hertfordshire - 4 £348 - 4
Gloucestershire +5 3 £330 +1.53%
Bromley - 3 £575 -
Cirencester - 3 £330 -
Glasgow - 3 £350 - 1
East Sussex +2 2 £338 -
Merseyside -1 2 £293 - 1
Liverpool -3 2 £293 - 1
Havant - 2 £313 -
Hastings - 2 £338 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 267 (97.45%) C#
2 256 (93.43%) .NET
3 181 (66.06%) SQL
4 172 (62.77%) MVC
5 164 (59.85%) SQL Server
5 164 (59.85%) .NET Framework
6 139 (50.73%) Entity Framework
7 136 (49.64%) ASP.NET
8 128 (46.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 127 (46.35%) JavaScript
10 120 (43.80%) HTML
11 117 (42.70%) CSS
12 109 (39.78%) Web Services
13 105 (38.32%) WCF
14 102 (37.23%) TDD
15 96 (35.04%) XML
16 92 (33.58%) Microsoft
17 89 (32.48%) jQuery
17 89 (32.48%) ASP.NET MVC
18 86 (31.39%) ASP.NET Web API
19 80 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
20 77 (28.10%) Visual Studio
21 75 (27.37%) AngularJS
22 69 (25.18%) Unit Testing
23 64 (23.36%) Windows
24 58 (21.17%) Multithreading
24 58 (21.17%) WPF
25 55 (20.07%) JSON
25 55 (20.07%) LINQ to SQL
26 50 (18.25%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 30 (10.95%) IIS
2 25 (9.12%) CMS
3 20 (7.30%) SharePoint
4 17 (6.20%) EPiServer
5 16 (5.84%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (2.19%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.09%) Apache
8 2 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.36%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.73%) SaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.36%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.28%) HTTP
2 5 (1.82%) DNS
3 3 (1.09%) IMAP
3 3 (1.09%) Internet
3 3 (1.09%) SMTP
3 3 (1.09%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.73%) FTP
4 2 (0.73%) LDAP
5 1 (0.36%) NFC
5 1 (0.36%) SMPP
5 1 (0.36%) SSL
5 1 (0.36%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (59.85%) SQL Server
2 36 (13.14%) Relational Database
3 32 (11.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (9.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (8.76%) Oracle Database
6 22 (8.03%) Oracle Database 11g
7 20 (7.30%) RDBMS
8 16 (5.84%) Oracle9i Database
9 12 (4.38%) MongoDB
10 11 (4.01%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (1.82%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (1.09%) SQLite
13 3 (1.09%) SSDT
14 2 (0.73%) Geospatial Data
14 2 (0.73%) InterSystems Cache
14 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 128 (46.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 77 (28.10%) Visual Studio
3 45 (16.42%) Git (software)
4 38 (13.87%) Moq
5 36 (13.14%) NUnit
6 30 (10.95%) MSBuild
6 30 (10.95%) ReSharper
7 19 (6.93%) Octopus Deploy
8 15 (5.47%) Oracle Forms
9 14 (5.11%) gulp
10 13 (4.74%) TeamCity
11 9 (3.28%) SpecFlow
12 8 (2.92%) JIRA
12 8 (2.92%) MSTest
13 6 (2.19%) Jenkins
13 6 (2.19%) XMLSpy
14 5 (1.82%) Subversion
15 4 (1.46%) NuGet
15 4 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 2 (0.73%) FxCop
General
1 44 (16.06%) Finance
2 18 (6.57%) Advertising
3 15 (5.47%) Banking
3 15 (5.47%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.28%) Marketing
5 8 (2.92%) Front Office
6 4 (1.46%) Automotive
6 4 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.09%) Legal
7 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.09%) Prime Brokerage
7 3 (1.09%) Retail
8 2 (0.73%) Back Office
8 2 (0.73%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) German Language
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 231 (84.31%) Developer
2 157 (57.30%) .NET Developer
3 117 (42.70%) C# Developer
4 82 (29.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 37 (13.50%) SQL Developer
6 29 (10.58%) Software Developer
7 27 (9.85%) WPF Developer
8 26 (9.49%) Senior Developer
9 20 (7.30%) ASP.NET Developer
9 20 (7.30%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 19 (6.93%) Oracle Developer
11 18 (6.57%) Architect
11 18 (6.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 18 (6.57%) Full Stack Developer
12 17 (6.20%) Senior .NET Developer
12 17 (6.20%) WinForms Developer
13 16 (5.84%) C# WPF Developer
14 13 (4.74%) C# Software Developer
14 13 (4.74%) WCF Developer
15 11 (4.01%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (93.43%) .NET
2 164 (59.85%) .NET Framework
3 139 (50.73%) Entity Framework
4 136 (49.64%) ASP.NET
5 120 (43.80%) HTML
6 117 (42.70%) CSS
7 109 (39.78%) Web Services
8 105 (38.32%) WCF
9 96 (35.04%) XML
10 89 (32.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 89 (32.48%) jQuery
11 86 (31.39%) ASP.NET Web API
12 75 (27.37%) AngularJS
13 58 (21.17%) WPF
14 55 (20.07%) JSON
14 55 (20.07%) LINQ to SQL
15 50 (18.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 34 (12.41%) WinForms
17 32 (11.68%) HTML5
18 29 (10.58%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.58%) Algorithms
2 19 (6.93%) Client/Server
3 15 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.47%) NHS
4 14 (5.11%) W3C
5 9 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.28%) e-Learning
6 8 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.92%) Hedge funds
6 8 (2.92%) Learning Management System
6 8 (2.92%) N-Tier
7 7 (2.55%) Equities
7 7 (2.55%) Fixed Income
7 7 (2.55%) User Experience
8 5 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.82%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.09%) Fintech
9 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.36%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 64 (23.36%) Windows
2 15 (5.47%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.09%) Linux
3 3 (1.09%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 2 (0.73%) Android
4 2 (0.73%) CentOS
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (62.77%) MVC
2 102 (37.23%) TDD
3 80 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (25.18%) Unit Testing
5 58 (21.17%) Multithreading
6 48 (17.52%) MVVM
7 38 (13.87%) Concurrent Programming
8 34 (12.41%) Multithreaded Programming
9 33 (12.04%) OOP
10 32 (11.68%) Scrum
11 30 (10.95%) Test Automation
12 26 (9.49%) Prototyping
13 25 (9.12%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (8.39%) Data Management
15 21 (7.66%) Web Development
16 19 (6.93%) Migration
17 18 (6.57%) Responsive Web Design
18 17 (6.20%) Software Engineering
19 16 (5.84%) Dependency Injection
19 16 (5.84%) OO
Programming Languages
1 267 (97.45%) C#
2 181 (66.06%) SQL
3 127 (46.35%) JavaScript
4 39 (14.23%) T-SQL
5 25 (9.12%) VB.NET
6 20 (7.30%) PL/SQL
7 14 (5.11%) TypeScript
8 6 (2.19%) VBA
9 4 (1.46%) C++
9 4 (1.46%) Java
9 4 (1.46%) Python
10 3 (1.09%) C
10 3 (1.09%) VB
11 2 (0.73%) VBScript
12 1 (0.36%) F#
12 1 (0.36%) PHP
12 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.36%) XAML
12 1 (0.36%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (5.84%) Degree
2 8 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.82%) MCTS
5 4 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.73%) HNC
6 2 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.73%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.92%) WCAG
2 2 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.73%) ISO 8583
2 2 (0.73%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.36%) EMIR
3 1 (0.36%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 92 (33.58%) Microsoft
2 49 (17.88%) Oracle
3 22 (8.03%) Sitecore
4 5 (1.82%) Kofax
5 4 (1.46%) Twitter
6 3 (1.09%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.09%) IBM
6 3 (1.09%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.73%) HP
7 2 (0.73%) Infragistics
7 2 (0.73%) OpenText
7 2 (0.73%) RedDot
7 2 (0.73%) RedGate
7 2 (0.73%) Sybase
7 2 (0.73%) Telerik
8 1 (0.36%) DevExpress
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Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
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