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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 148 148 198
Rank change year-on-year
0 +50
Contract jobs citing LINQ 11 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.44% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.91% 1.37% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 11
Median daily rate £415 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £379 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £535 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.10 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-75.33% -
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
1208 1094 1718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.43% 31.93% 29.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 920 1372
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £26.32 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 19 (95.00%) C#
2 18 (90.00%) .NET
3 16 (80.00%) MVC
4 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
4 15 (75.00%) JavaScript
5 14 (70.00%) HTML
5 14 (70.00%) CSS
5 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (60.00%) TDD
6 12 (60.00%) Visual Studio
6 12 (60.00%) HTML5
7 11 (55.00%) Git (software)
7 11 (55.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (55.00%) RESTful
7 11 (55.00%) AngularJS
8 10 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (50.00%) User Experience
8 10 (50.00%) Front End Development
8 10 (50.00%) Protractor
8 10 (50.00%) BDD
8 10 (50.00%) MongoDB
8 10 (50.00%) CSS3
8 10 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 10 (50.00%) Workflow
9 9 (45.00%) Finance
9 9 (45.00%) OOP
9 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
9 9 (45.00%) NoSQL
9 9 (45.00%) Mocha
9 9 (45.00%) gulp

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 3 (15.00%) IIS
2 2 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) CMS
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 9 (45.00%) Couchbase
3 9 (45.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.00%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 11 (55.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (55.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (50.00%) Protractor
4 9 (45.00%) Bower
4 9 (45.00%) gulp
4 9 (45.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 9 (45.00%) Mocha
4 9 (45.00%) Sinon.JS
5 1 (5.00%) JIRA
5 1 (5.00%) NUnit
5 1 (5.00%) QUnit
5 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Financial Institution
2 7 (35.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) Angular Developer
2 9 (45.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum Master
5 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Scrum Master
6 1 (5.00%) Architect
6 1 (5.00%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Support
6 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (90.00%) .NET
2 14 (70.00%) CSS
2 14 (70.00%) HTML
3 12 (60.00%) HTML5
4 11 (55.00%) AngularJS
4 11 (55.00%) RESTful
5 10 (50.00%) CSS3
5 10 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (45.00%) Chai
6 9 (45.00%) Gherkin
7 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
8 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 5 (25.00%) Entity Framework
8 5 (25.00%) jQuery
9 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (20.00%) WCF
9 4 (20.00%) Web Services
10 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (15.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) User Experience
2 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (35.00%) Equities
2 7 (35.00%) Fixed Income
2 7 (35.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) CentOS
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) MVC
2 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (60.00%) TDD
4 10 (50.00%) BDD
4 10 (50.00%) Front End Development
4 10 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 10 (50.00%) Workflow
5 9 (45.00%) OOP
5 9 (45.00%) Service Design
6 7 (35.00%) Asset Management
6 7 (35.00%) DevOps
7 4 (20.00%) Scrum
8 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (10.00%) Content Management
8 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (10.00%) OO
8 2 (10.00%) SOA
8 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) C#
2 15 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.00%) Infragistics
2 1 (5.00%) OpenText
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) RedDot