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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 157 174 168
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -6
Contract jobs citing LINQ 48 27 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.83% 0.46% 0.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.84% 1.55% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 42
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -2.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +24.27%
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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
1689 1738 2044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.34% 29.76% 29.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1322 1593
Average daily rate £438 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 27
Average hourly rate £24.23 £20.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.19% -50.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £16.00 £27.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £32.01 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -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 2 July 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 2 July 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 75 (96.15%) C#
2 72 (92.31%) .NET
3 58 (74.36%) SQL Server
3 58 (74.36%) .NET Framework
4 45 (57.69%) ASP.NET
5 44 (56.41%) MVC
5 44 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (55.13%) WCF
7 42 (53.85%) Entity Framework
8 33 (42.31%) JavaScript
9 31 (39.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 30 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 30 (38.46%) Microsoft
11 29 (37.18%) TDD
12 26 (33.33%) SQL
13 24 (30.77%) jQuery
13 24 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
14 22 (28.21%) Razor View Engine
14 22 (28.21%) OO
15 20 (25.64%) HTML
15 20 (25.64%) E-Commerce
15 20 (25.64%) Unit Testing
15 20 (25.64%) CMS
16 19 (24.36%) Scrum
16 19 (24.36%) CSS
16 19 (24.36%) Mentoring
17 18 (23.08%) BDD
17 18 (23.08%) Web Services
17 18 (23.08%) Finance
17 18 (23.08%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 20 (25.64%) CMS
2 17 (21.79%) Umbraco
3 16 (20.51%) Sitecore CMS
3 16 (20.51%) Kentico
4 3 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.56%) IIS
5 2 (2.56%) Node.js
5 2 (2.56%) Sitefinity
6 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.85%) InfoPath
3 2 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (1.28%) Firewall
2 1 (1.28%) SMTP
2 1 (1.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (74.36%) SQL Server
2 31 (39.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.56%) MySQL
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.28%) DB2
5 1 (1.28%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 15 (19.23%) Visual Studio
2 13 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (8.97%) ReSharper
4 6 (7.69%) Subversion
4 6 (7.69%) JIRA
5 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.56%) SonarQube
6 2 (2.56%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (2.56%) NUnit
6 2 (2.56%) Selenium
7 1 (1.28%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.28%) NCrunch
7 1 (1.28%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.28%) MSBuild
General
1 18 (23.08%) Finance
2 14 (17.95%) Front Office
3 7 (8.97%) Financial Institution
4 6 (7.69%) Banking
5 3 (3.85%) Back Office
6 2 (2.56%) Games
6 2 (2.56%) Legal
6 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.28%) Publishing
7 1 (1.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 67 (85.90%) Developer
2 37 (47.44%) .NET Developer
3 12 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 11 (14.10%) C# Developer
5 8 (10.26%) CRM Developer
6 7 (8.97%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (8.97%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 6 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.41%) WPF Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Umbraco Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Senior WPF Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Web Developer
9 4 (5.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.85%) Senior Microsoft Developer
10 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (3.85%) Sitecore Developer
11 2 (2.56%) Software Developer
11 2 (2.56%) ScrumMaster
11 2 (2.56%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (92.31%) .NET
2 58 (74.36%) .NET Framework
3 45 (57.69%) ASP.NET
4 43 (55.13%) WCF
5 42 (53.85%) Entity Framework
6 30 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 24 (30.77%) jQuery
7 24 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
8 22 (28.21%) Razor View Engine
9 20 (25.64%) HTML
10 19 (24.36%) CSS
11 18 (23.08%) Ajax
11 18 (23.08%) Web Services
12 17 (21.79%) RESTful
13 16 (20.51%) AngularJS
14 15 (19.23%) XML
15 11 (14.10%) WPF
16 10 (12.82%) HTML5
16 10 (12.82%) JSON
16 10 (12.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Derivative
1 5 (6.41%) Equity Derivative
1 5 (6.41%) Mathematics
1 5 (6.41%) Physics
1 5 (6.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (3.85%) Equities
2 3 (3.85%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.56%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.28%) User Experience
4 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (56.41%) MVC
1 44 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (37.18%) TDD
3 22 (28.21%) OO
4 20 (25.64%) E-Commerce
4 20 (25.64%) Unit Testing
5 19 (24.36%) Scrum
5 19 (24.36%) Mentoring
6 18 (23.08%) BDD
7 16 (20.51%) Pair Programming
8 12 (15.38%) OOD
9 11 (14.10%) CRM
10 9 (11.54%) OOP
11 8 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (8.97%) Web Development
13 5 (6.41%) Algorithmic Trading
13 5 (6.41%) Multithreading
13 5 (6.41%) Low Latency
13 5 (6.41%) FX Algorithmic Trading
14 3 (3.85%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 75 (96.15%) C#
2 33 (42.31%) JavaScript
3 26 (33.33%) SQL
4 14 (17.95%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.56%) C++
5 2 (2.56%) Java
5 2 (2.56%) XAML
5 2 (2.56%) XPath
6 1 (1.28%) Lua
6 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.28%) Perl
6 1 (1.28%) PHP
6 1 (1.28%) VBA
6 1 (1.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
1 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.28%) MCSD
2 1 (1.28%) MCDBA
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 30 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 17 (21.79%) Sitecore
3 16 (20.51%) EPiServer
4 6 (7.69%) Telerik
5 4 (5.13%) DevExpress
6 2 (2.56%) Ektron
7 1 (1.28%) HP
7 1 (1.28%) Reuters
7 1 (1.28%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.28%) Infragistics
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