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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 136 163 170
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +7
Contract jobs citing LINQ 17 25 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.49% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.72% 1.60% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 27
Average daily rate £500 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £254 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
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
987 1561 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 31.37% 30.36% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 1258 1288
Average daily rate £463 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £27.37 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.94% -26.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 12 February 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 12 February 2016, 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 28 (96.55%) .NET
2 27 (93.10%) C#
3 26 (89.66%) SQL Server
4 23 (79.31%) WCF
5 22 (75.86%) .NET Framework
6 20 (68.97%) TDD
7 19 (65.52%) WPF
8 18 (62.07%) ASP.NET
9 17 (58.62%) MVC
9 17 (58.62%) NUnit
9 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (58.62%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (58.62%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (55.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (51.72%) Multithreading
11 15 (51.72%) Entity Framework
12 14 (48.28%) BDD
12 14 (48.28%) jQuery
12 14 (48.28%) SQL
13 13 (44.83%) AngularJS
14 12 (41.38%) HTML
14 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
15 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
15 11 (37.93%) T-SQL
15 11 (37.93%) CSS
15 11 (37.93%) TeamCity
15 11 (37.93%) Pair Programming
15 11 (37.93%) HTML5
15 11 (37.93%) Git (software)
15 11 (37.93%) NSubstitute

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (89.66%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
2 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
2 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.79%) Big Data
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (6.90%) HBase
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (58.62%) NUnit
2 16 (55.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (37.93%) Git (software)
3 11 (37.93%) NSubstitute
3 11 (37.93%) TeamCity
4 10 (34.48%) Jasmine
4 10 (34.48%) NCrunch
4 10 (34.48%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (27.59%) Selenium
6 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio
7 5 (17.24%) MSBuild
8 2 (6.90%) ProC
8 2 (6.90%) SpecFlow
9 1 (3.45%) CruiseControl
9 1 (3.45%) FitNesse
9 1 (3.45%) Moq
9 1 (3.45%) MSTest
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
1 4 (13.79%) Front Office
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Back Office
4 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Developer
2 12 (41.38%) Senior Developer
3 11 (37.93%) .NET Developer
4 10 (34.48%) C# Developer
5 8 (27.59%) .NET Designer
5 8 (27.59%) Designer
5 8 (27.59%) Senior Designer
5 8 (27.59%) Senior UI Designer
5 8 (27.59%) UI Designer
6 6 (20.69%) Senior .NET Developer
6 6 (20.69%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (17.24%) Senior Applications Designer
7 5 (17.24%) WPF Developer
8 4 (13.79%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (13.79%) Senior UI Developer
8 4 (13.79%) Senior WPF Developer
8 4 (13.79%) UI Developer
9 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (10.34%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (96.55%) .NET
2 23 (79.31%) WCF
3 22 (75.86%) .NET Framework
4 19 (65.52%) WPF
5 18 (62.07%) ASP.NET
6 17 (58.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (51.72%) Entity Framework
8 14 (48.28%) jQuery
9 13 (44.83%) AngularJS
10 12 (41.38%) HTML
11 11 (37.93%) CSS
11 11 (37.93%) HTML5
12 10 (34.48%) CSS3
13 9 (31.03%) Kendo UI
14 8 (27.59%) Caliburn.Micro
15 7 (24.14%) Unity DI Container
16 5 (17.24%) ADO.NET
16 5 (17.24%) JSON
16 5 (17.24%) Managed Extensibility Framework
16 5 (17.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) User Experience
2 4 (13.79%) Clustering
3 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (6.90%) Derivative
4 2 (6.90%) Equities
4 2 (6.90%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (3.45%) DTV
5 1 (3.45%) IPTV
5 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.45%) MPEG
5 1 (3.45%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (3.45%) Physics
5 1 (3.45%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) TDD
2 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (58.62%) MVC
3 15 (51.72%) Multithreading
4 14 (48.28%) BDD
5 11 (37.93%) Pair Programming
6 9 (31.03%) MVVM
7 8 (27.59%) SOLID
8 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (13.79%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (13.79%) OO
9 4 (13.79%) Scrum
10 3 (10.34%) OOD
10 3 (10.34%) SDLC
11 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
11 2 (6.90%) Front End Development
11 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
11 2 (6.90%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 27 (93.10%) C#
2 14 (48.28%) SQL
3 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
4 11 (37.93%) T-SQL
5 8 (27.59%) PowerShell
6 6 (20.69%) XAML
7 1 (3.45%) C++
7 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Infragistics
4 1 (3.45%) DevExpress
4 1 (3.45%) Twitter
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Contract-Permanent
Posted: 3 days ago