The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 171 172 172
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing LINQ 25 36 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 0.61% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.60% 2.09% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £297 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £583 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
LINQ
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1565 1724 1722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.83% 29.15% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1272 1288 1369
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 19
Average hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +114.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.96 £22.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £82.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LINQ across the City of London region.

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

LINQ
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the City of London region.

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing LINQ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ.

1 44 (97.78%) C#
2 35 (77.78%) .NET
3 31 (68.89%) SQL Server
3 31 (68.89%) ASP.NET
4 30 (66.67%) MVC
4 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (64.44%) .NET Framework
6 25 (55.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 23 (51.11%) WCF
8 21 (46.67%) TDD
8 21 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (42.22%) Razor View Engine
10 17 (37.78%) jQuery
10 17 (37.78%) Scrum
10 17 (37.78%) JavaScript
10 17 (37.78%) SQL
11 16 (35.56%) CMS
11 16 (35.56%) Sitecore CMS
11 16 (35.56%) Sitecore
12 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
12 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
13 14 (31.11%) OO
13 14 (31.11%) Ajax
14 13 (28.89%) WPF
14 13 (28.89%) HTML
15 12 (26.67%) BDD
16 11 (24.44%) E-Commerce
17 10 (22.22%) OOD
17 10 (22.22%) Unit Testing
17 10 (22.22%) Web Development

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing LINQ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (35.56%) CMS
1 16 (35.56%) Sitecore CMS
2 9 (20.00%) Kentico
2 9 (20.00%) Umbraco
3 7 (15.56%) Node.js
4 4 (8.89%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.44%) IIS
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.22%) Confluence
6 1 (2.22%) DNN
6 1 (2.22%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (68.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.44%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 4 (8.89%) Moq
4 3 (6.67%) MSTest
4 3 (6.67%) ReSharper
4 3 (6.67%) NUnit
5 2 (4.44%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.22%) StyleCop
6 1 (2.22%) NDepend
6 1 (2.22%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (2.22%) Selenium
6 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.22%) JIRA
6 1 (2.22%) Subversion
6 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (11.11%) Front Office
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Back Office
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (80.00%) Developer
2 22 (48.89%) .NET Developer
3 10 (22.22%) Senior Developer
4 7 (15.56%) WPF Developer
4 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Architect
5 5 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Sitecore Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior WPF Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Umbraco Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) SharePoint Architect
8 1 (2.22%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (77.78%) .NET
2 31 (68.89%) ASP.NET
3 29 (64.44%) .NET Framework
4 25 (55.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 23 (51.11%) WCF
6 21 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 19 (42.22%) Razor View Engine
8 17 (37.78%) jQuery
9 14 (31.11%) Ajax
10 13 (28.89%) WPF
10 13 (28.89%) HTML
11 10 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
12 9 (20.00%) Web Services
13 8 (17.78%) CSS
13 8 (17.78%) RESTful
13 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
14 7 (15.56%) HTML5
15 6 (13.33%) XML
16 5 (11.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (8.89%) Derivative
1 4 (8.89%) Mathematics
1 4 (8.89%) Physics
2 3 (6.67%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.22%) Equities
4 1 (2.22%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (66.67%) MVC
1 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (46.67%) TDD
3 17 (37.78%) Scrum
4 14 (31.11%) OO
5 12 (26.67%) BDD
6 11 (24.44%) E-Commerce
7 10 (22.22%) OOD
7 10 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 10 (22.22%) Web Development
8 8 (17.78%) Pair Programming
8 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
9 6 (13.33%) Multithreading
10 5 (11.11%) Algorithmic Trading
11 4 (8.89%) Low Latency
11 4 (8.89%) Workflow
11 4 (8.89%) OOP
11 4 (8.89%) SOA
11 4 (8.89%) Project Management
12 3 (6.67%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 44 (97.78%) C#
2 17 (37.78%) JavaScript
2 17 (37.78%) SQL
3 6 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 4 (8.89%) XAML
5 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) Sitecore
2 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (17.78%) EPiServer
4 6 (13.33%) DevExpress
5 4 (8.89%) Telerik
6 2 (4.44%) Nintex
7 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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Rate: £280 - £320 per day + competitive
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Rate: £199 - £200 per day
Posted: 25 days ago