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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 163 173 169
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing LINQ 9 35 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.65% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.74% 2.12% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 29 30
Median daily rate £400 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.95% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £388 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £650 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.51% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
LINQ
London

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
1222 1651 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.29% 30.58% 29.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1033 1353 1295
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 12
Median hourly rate £20.00 £62.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.77 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.77%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing LINQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 28 August 2016, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 15 (100.00%) C#
2 14 (93.33%) .NET
3 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (73.33%) MVC
4 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (66.67%) TDD
6 9 (60.00%) HTML
6 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (60.00%) HTML5
6 9 (60.00%) AngularJS
7 8 (53.33%) CSS
8 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
8 7 (46.67%) SQL
8 7 (46.67%) Finance
8 7 (46.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (46.67%) CSS3
8 7 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (46.67%) RESTful
9 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
9 6 (40.00%) BDD
9 6 (40.00%) MongoDB
9 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
9 6 (40.00%) Degree
9 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
9 6 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (40.00%) Workflow
9 6 (40.00%) Asset Management
9 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
9 6 (40.00%) User Experience
9 6 (40.00%) Front End Development

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (13.33%) CMS
1 2 (13.33%) IIS
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (6.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) MongoDB
3 5 (33.33%) Couchbase
3 5 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (6.67%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (6.67%) MySQL
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (40.00%) Protractor
2 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (33.33%) Bower
3 5 (33.33%) gulp
3 5 (33.33%) Karma Test Runner
3 5 (33.33%) Mocha
3 5 (33.33%) Sinon.JS
4 3 (20.00%) NUnit
5 2 (13.33%) CruiseControl
5 2 (13.33%) FitNesse
5 2 (13.33%) MSBuild
6 1 (6.67%) QUnit
6 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
6 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Financial Institution
2 5 (33.33%) Retail
3 3 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (6.67%) Advertising
5 1 (6.67%) Front Office
5 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Angular Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (26.67%) Senior Developer
5 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (13.33%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Senior WPF Developer
7 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Support
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
7 1 (6.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) .NET
2 9 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 9 (60.00%) HTML
2 9 (60.00%) HTML5
3 8 (53.33%) CSS
4 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
4 7 (46.67%) CSS3
4 7 (46.67%) RESTful
4 7 (46.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
6 5 (33.33%) Chai
6 5 (33.33%) Entity Framework
6 5 (33.33%) Gherkin
6 5 (33.33%) jQuery
6 5 (33.33%) WCF
7 4 (26.67%) WPF
8 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (20.00%) Web Services
9 2 (13.33%) JSON
9 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (40.00%) User Experience
2 5 (33.33%) Equities
2 5 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.67%) CentOS
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (73.33%) MVC
2 10 (66.67%) TDD
3 6 (40.00%) Asset Management
3 6 (40.00%) BDD
3 6 (40.00%) Front End Development
3 6 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 6 (40.00%) Workflow
4 5 (33.33%) DevOps
4 5 (33.33%) OOP
4 5 (33.33%) Service Design
5 4 (26.67%) Web Development
6 3 (20.00%) SDLC
7 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
7 2 (13.33%) OO
7 2 (13.33%) SOA
7 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.67%) PHP
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Twitter
3 1 (6.67%) Infragistics
3 1 (6.67%) OpenText
3 1 (6.67%) RedDot