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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 164 164 180
Rank change year-on-year
0 +16
Contract jobs citing LINQ 9 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.45% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.75% 1.45% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 20 28
Median daily rate £361 £538 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.93% +17.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00
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
1193 1444 1765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.87% 31.11% 29.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1007 1201 1349
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 9
Median hourly rate £54.25 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.98% -22.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%

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
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 29 September 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 13 (92.86%) C#
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) TDD
3 9 (64.29%) MVC
4 8 (57.14%) HTML
4 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 8 (57.14%) HTML5
5 7 (50.00%) RESTful
5 7 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 7 (50.00%) CSS
5 7 (50.00%) Finance
6 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
6 6 (42.86%) Degree
6 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
6 6 (42.86%) SQL
6 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
6 6 (42.86%) Workflow
6 6 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
6 6 (42.86%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (42.86%) Front End Development
6 6 (42.86%) Protractor
6 6 (42.86%) BDD
6 6 (42.86%) MongoDB
6 6 (42.86%) CSS3
6 6 (42.86%) User Experience
7 5 (35.71%) Couchbase

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 2 (14.29%) CMS
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) MongoDB
3 5 (35.71%) Couchbase
3 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
4 1 (7.14%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 6 (42.86%) Protractor
2 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
3 5 (35.71%) Bower
3 5 (35.71%) gulp
3 5 (35.71%) Karma Test Runner
3 5 (35.71%) Mocha
3 5 (35.71%) Sinon.JS
4 2 (14.29%) NUnit
5 1 (7.14%) CruiseControl
5 1 (7.14%) FitNesse
5 1 (7.14%) MSBuild
5 1 (7.14%) QUnit
5 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
5 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Financial Institution
2 5 (35.71%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Front Office
4 1 (7.14%) Games
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Angular Developer
2 5 (35.71%) C# Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Architect
6 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Full Stack Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior WPF Developer
6 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Support
6 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
6 1 (7.14%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 8 (57.14%) HTML
2 8 (57.14%) HTML5
3 7 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 7 (50.00%) CSS
3 7 (50.00%) RESTful
4 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 6 (42.86%) CSS3
4 6 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
5 5 (35.71%) Chai
5 5 (35.71%) Entity Framework
5 5 (35.71%) Gherkin
6 4 (28.57%) WCF
7 3 (21.43%) jQuery
7 3 (21.43%) Web Services
7 3 (21.43%) WPF
8 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (14.29%) JSON
8 2 (14.29%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
1 6 (42.86%) User Experience
2 5 (35.71%) Equities
2 5 (35.71%) Fixed Income
2 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) CentOS
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) MVC
2 9 (64.29%) TDD
3 6 (42.86%) BDD
3 6 (42.86%) Front End Development
3 6 (42.86%) Responsive Web Design
3 6 (42.86%) Workflow
4 5 (35.71%) Asset Management
4 5 (35.71%) DevOps
4 5 (35.71%) OOP
4 5 (35.71%) Service Design
5 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) SOA
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 2 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (7.14%) API Design
6 1 (7.14%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Infragistics
2 1 (7.14%) OpenText
2 1 (7.14%) RedDot
2 1 (7.14%) Twitter