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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 177 164 161
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing LINQ 34 33 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.59% 0.57% 0.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.94% 1.93% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 52
Average daily rate
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£488 £515 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +0.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £313 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 - £24.00
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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
1754 1708 2137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.18% 29.61% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1439 1282 1632
Average daily rate £450 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 20
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.02 £16.00 £27.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.55 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.32% -2.85%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 74 (93.67%) C#
2 72 (91.14%) .NET
3 57 (72.15%) SQL Server
4 54 (68.35%) .NET Framework
5 46 (58.23%) ASP.NET
6 45 (56.96%) MVC
6 45 (56.96%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (50.63%) Entity Framework
8 37 (46.84%) WCF
9 32 (40.51%) JavaScript
10 31 (39.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 30 (37.97%) SQL Server 2008
11 30 (37.97%) SQL
12 27 (34.18%) Microsoft
13 25 (31.65%) TDD
13 25 (31.65%) jQuery
14 23 (29.11%) HTML
15 21 (26.58%) Razor View Engine
16 20 (25.32%) AngularJS
16 20 (25.32%) CSS
16 20 (25.32%) OO
17 19 (24.05%) Ajax
17 19 (24.05%) Finance
17 19 (24.05%) ASP.NET Web API
18 17 (21.52%) Web Services
18 17 (21.52%) T-SQL
19 16 (20.25%) XML
19 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
19 16 (20.25%) CMS
19 16 (20.25%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (20.25%) CMS
2 12 (15.19%) Umbraco
2 12 (15.19%) Sitecore CMS
3 11 (13.92%) Kentico
4 3 (3.80%) Node.js
4 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.53%) IIS
5 2 (2.53%) Sitefinity
6 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) InfoPath
3 2 (2.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (12.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) Internet
2 1 (1.27%) Firewall
2 1 (1.27%) SMTP
2 1 (1.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (72.15%) SQL Server
2 30 (37.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.06%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.53%) MySQL
6 1 (1.27%) IDOL
6 1 (1.27%) DB2
6 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (18.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (15.19%) Visual Studio
3 9 (11.39%) ReSharper
4 7 (8.86%) Subversion
5 6 (7.59%) JIRA
6 3 (3.80%) NUnit
6 3 (3.80%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.53%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.53%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (2.53%) MSBuild
7 2 (2.53%) Selenium
8 1 (1.27%) Fiddler
8 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.27%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.27%) NCrunch
General
1 19 (24.05%) Finance
2 13 (16.46%) Front Office
3 10 (12.66%) Banking
4 7 (8.86%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.80%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.53%) Games
6 2 (2.53%) Legal
6 2 (2.53%) Back Office
7 1 (1.27%) Law
7 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (88.61%) Developer
2 34 (43.04%) .NET Developer
3 16 (20.25%) Senior Developer
4 11 (13.92%) C# Developer
5 8 (10.13%) CRM Developer
6 7 (8.86%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (8.86%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 6 (7.59%) SQL Developer
7 6 (7.59%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (7.59%) WPF Developer
7 6 (7.59%) Senior WPF Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Web Developer
9 4 (5.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (3.80%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (3.80%) Senior Microsoft Developer
10 3 (3.80%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.80%) Umbraco Developer
11 2 (2.53%) Software Developer
11 2 (2.53%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (91.14%) .NET
2 54 (68.35%) .NET Framework
3 46 (58.23%) ASP.NET
4 40 (50.63%) Entity Framework
5 37 (46.84%) WCF
6 31 (39.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 25 (31.65%) jQuery
8 23 (29.11%) HTML
9 21 (26.58%) Razor View Engine
10 20 (25.32%) AngularJS
10 20 (25.32%) CSS
11 19 (24.05%) Ajax
11 19 (24.05%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (21.52%) Web Services
13 16 (20.25%) XML
14 13 (16.46%) JSON
15 12 (15.19%) RESTful
15 12 (15.19%) WPF
15 12 (15.19%) HTML5
16 11 (13.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Mathematics
1 6 (7.59%) Physics
2 5 (6.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (5.06%) Derivative
3 4 (5.06%) Equity Derivative
3 4 (5.06%) Credit Risk
4 3 (3.80%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.53%) Equities
5 2 (2.53%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (2.53%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.27%) User Experience
6 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.27%) Clustering
6 1 (1.27%) Statistics
6 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.53%) Windows
2 1 (1.27%) Android
2 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (56.96%) MVC
1 45 (56.96%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (31.65%) TDD
3 20 (25.32%) OO
4 16 (20.25%) Unit Testing
5 15 (18.99%) Scrum
5 15 (18.99%) BDD
5 15 (18.99%) E-Commerce
6 14 (17.72%) Mentoring
7 11 (13.92%) OOP
7 11 (13.92%) Pair Programming
8 10 (12.66%) CRM
9 8 (10.13%) OOD
9 8 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (8.86%) Multithreading
10 7 (8.86%) Web Development
11 6 (7.59%) Low Latency
12 5 (6.33%) FX Algorithmic Trading
12 5 (6.33%) Algorithmic Trading
13 3 (3.80%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 74 (93.67%) C#
2 32 (40.51%) JavaScript
3 30 (37.97%) SQL
4 17 (21.52%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.53%) C++
5 2 (2.53%) Java
5 2 (2.53%) XAML
5 2 (2.53%) XPath
6 1 (1.27%) Lua
6 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.27%) Perl
6 1 (1.27%) PHP
6 1 (1.27%) VBA
6 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared
1 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.27%) MCSD
2 1 (1.27%) MCDBA
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 27 (34.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.46%) Sitecore
3 11 (13.92%) EPiServer
4 8 (10.13%) Telerik
5 3 (3.80%) DevExpress
6 2 (2.53%) Ektron
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle
7 1 (1.27%) HP
7 1 (1.27%) Reuters
7 1 (1.27%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.27%) Infragistics
7 1 (1.27%) Perforce
City of London
Noir Consulting
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago