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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 158 157 176
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +19
Contract jobs citing LINQ 5 48 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.83% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 2.78% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 39 25
Median daily rate £463 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £325 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £575 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
1156 1729 1782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.78% 29.77% 29.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 1394 1361
Median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 3
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.23 £23.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.45% +0.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

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
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 26 June 2016.

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 26 June 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 12 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (91.67%) .NET
3 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) MVC
4 7 (58.33%) .NET Framework
5 6 (50.00%) WCF
5 6 (50.00%) TDD
5 6 (50.00%) NUnit
6 5 (41.67%) WPF
6 5 (41.67%) SQL
6 5 (41.67%) Entity Framework
6 5 (41.67%) AngularJS
7 4 (33.33%) MSBuild
7 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (33.33%) BDD
7 4 (33.33%) jQuery
7 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (25.00%) Finance
8 3 (25.00%) Banking
8 3 (25.00%) Web Development
8 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (25.00%) Multithreading
8 3 (25.00%) JSON
8 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 3 (25.00%) OO
8 3 (25.00%) Windows
8 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server

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 1 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (8.33%) Big Data
3 1 (8.33%) HBase
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) NUnit
2 4 (33.33%) MSBuild
3 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (16.67%) CruiseControl
4 2 (16.67%) FitNesse
4 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (8.33%) Moq
5 1 (8.33%) NSubstitute
5 1 (8.33%) Protractor
5 1 (8.33%) QUnit
5 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Advertising
3 1 (8.33%) Front Office
3 1 (8.33%) Games
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) C# Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Developer
3 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 3 (25.00%) WPF Developer
5 2 (16.67%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior WPF Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
6 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (8.33%) C# WPF Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Digital Developer
6 1 (8.33%) DTV Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Full Stack Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) .NET Framework
2 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 6 (50.00%) WCF
4 5 (41.67%) AngularJS
4 5 (41.67%) Entity Framework
4 5 (41.67%) WPF
5 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (33.33%) jQuery
6 3 (25.00%) JSON
6 3 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (16.67%) Autofac
7 2 (16.67%) CSS3
7 2 (16.67%) HTML5
7 2 (16.67%) Kendo UI
7 2 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (16.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 2 (16.67%) Reactive Extensions
7 2 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) DTV
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (8.33%) IPTV
2 1 (8.33%) MPEG
2 1 (8.33%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) MVC
2 6 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 3 (25.00%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Web Development
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) API Development
6 1 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 1 (8.33%) OOD
6 1 (8.33%) SOA
6 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) XAML
5 1 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Twitter