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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 179 167 173
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing LINQ 17 35 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.53% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.02% 1.80% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 22
Average daily rate
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£475 £513 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +19.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £318 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £604 £600
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 - £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
1665 1944 1810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.79% 29.23% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1343 1465 1400
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.60 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £77.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 50 (98.04%) C#
2 40 (78.43%) .NET
3 36 (70.59%) SQL Server
4 33 (64.71%) ASP.NET
5 32 (62.75%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (56.86%) .NET Framework
7 28 (54.90%) MVC
8 25 (49.02%) SQL
8 25 (49.02%) WCF
9 21 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (41.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 19 (37.25%) JavaScript
10 19 (37.25%) jQuery
11 18 (35.29%) TDD
11 18 (35.29%) HTML
12 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
12 16 (31.37%) WPF
13 15 (29.41%) Razor View Engine
14 14 (27.45%) OO
14 14 (27.45%) Scrum
15 13 (25.49%) CMS
15 13 (25.49%) Ajax
15 13 (25.49%) Team Foundation Server
16 12 (23.53%) Sitecore CMS
16 12 (23.53%) Sitecore
16 12 (23.53%) CSS
16 12 (23.53%) XML
16 12 (23.53%) HTML5
17 11 (21.57%) T-SQL
18 10 (19.61%) OOD

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 13 (25.49%) CMS
2 12 (23.53%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (13.73%) Node.js
4 4 (7.84%) Kentico
4 4 (7.84%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (7.84%) Umbraco
5 3 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.92%) IIS
6 2 (3.92%) NServiceBus
7 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.96%) DNN
7 1 (1.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (19.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.84%) DTS
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.92%) PerformancePoint
5 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 5 (9.80%) JIRA
3 5 (9.80%) ReSharper
4 4 (7.84%) Moq
5 3 (5.88%) MSTest
5 3 (5.88%) NUnit
6 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.96%) NDepend
7 1 (1.96%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.96%) Subversion
7 1 (1.96%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.96%) StyleCop
7 1 (1.96%) Selenium
7 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
1 8 (15.69%) Banking
2 7 (13.73%) Front Office
3 4 (7.84%) Retail
4 3 (5.88%) Back Office
5 2 (3.92%) Legal
5 2 (3.92%) Advertising
6 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (78.43%) Developer
2 21 (41.18%) .NET Developer
3 11 (21.57%) Senior Developer
4 9 (17.65%) WPF Developer
5 7 (13.73%) C# Developer
5 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Sitecore Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior WPF Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Designer
8 2 (3.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.92%) SharePoint Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (3.92%) .NET Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (78.43%) .NET
2 33 (64.71%) ASP.NET
3 29 (56.86%) .NET Framework
4 25 (49.02%) WCF
5 21 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (41.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 19 (37.25%) jQuery
7 18 (35.29%) HTML
8 16 (31.37%) WPF
9 15 (29.41%) Razor View Engine
10 13 (25.49%) Ajax
11 12 (23.53%) CSS
11 12 (23.53%) XML
11 12 (23.53%) HTML5
12 10 (19.61%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (17.65%) AngularJS
14 8 (15.69%) WinForms
14 8 (15.69%) Web Services
15 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Derivative
2 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.80%) Data Structures
3 4 (7.84%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (7.84%) Mathematics
3 4 (7.84%) Physics
3 4 (7.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (7.84%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.88%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.92%) User Experience
6 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.96%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.96%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (62.75%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (54.90%) MVC
3 18 (35.29%) TDD
4 14 (27.45%) Scrum
4 14 (27.45%) OO
5 10 (19.61%) OOD
6 9 (17.65%) Web Development
7 7 (13.73%) BDD
7 7 (13.73%) E-Commerce
8 6 (11.76%) Multithreading
9 5 (9.80%) Algorithmic Trading
9 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Project Management
9 5 (9.80%) SOA
10 4 (7.84%) OOP
10 4 (7.84%) TOGAF
10 4 (7.84%) MVVM
10 4 (7.84%) Low Latency
10 4 (7.84%) Performance Analysis
11 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 50 (98.04%) C#
2 25 (49.02%) SQL
3 19 (37.25%) JavaScript
4 11 (21.57%) T-SQL
5 5 (9.80%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.92%) XAML
7 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.53%) Sitecore
3 8 (15.69%) DevExpress
4 4 (7.84%) Telerik
4 4 (7.84%) IBM
5 3 (5.88%) EPiServer
6 2 (3.92%) Nintex
7 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle
7 1 (1.96%) Open Text
7 1 (1.96%) RedDot
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