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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 167 171 162
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 41 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.088% 0.69% 0.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 2.30% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 33 26
Median daily rate £451 £488 £533
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.43% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £378 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £645 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 -
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
1218 1781 1684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.65% 30.06% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1041 1455 1266
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 9
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.23 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.45% -46.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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 23 July 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 9 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) .NET
3 7 (77.78%) MVC
4 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 6 (66.67%) TDD
5 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
5 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
5 5 (55.56%) SQL
5 5 (55.56%) AngularJS
6 4 (44.44%) Entity Framework
6 4 (44.44%) NUnit
6 4 (44.44%) WCF
7 3 (33.33%) WPF
7 3 (33.33%) jQuery
7 3 (33.33%) Web Development
7 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
7 3 (33.33%) HTML
7 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 3 (33.33%) CSS
7 3 (33.33%) OO
7 3 (33.33%) CSS3
7 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (33.33%) HTML5
7 3 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (22.22%) MSBuild
8 2 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (22.22%) Twitter
8 2 (22.22%) BDD

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 1 (11.11%) CMS
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Couchbase
2 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) NUnit
2 2 (22.22%) CruiseControl
2 2 (22.22%) FitNesse
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) MSBuild
2 2 (22.22%) Protractor
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Bower
3 1 (11.11%) gulp
3 1 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (11.11%) Mocha
3 1 (11.11%) QUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Sinon.JS
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
2 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
2 1 (11.11%) Front Office
2 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C# Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Developer
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Web Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Web Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Angular Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior WPF Developer
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 1 (11.11%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
2 5 (55.56%) AngularJS
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 4 (44.44%) Entity Framework
3 4 (44.44%) WCF
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) CSS3
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) HTML5
4 3 (33.33%) jQuery
4 3 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (33.33%) WPF
5 2 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (22.22%) RESTful
5 2 (22.22%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) Ajax
6 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Equities
2 1 (11.11%) Fixed Income
2 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) MVC
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) Web Development
5 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) OOP
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) API Development
6 1 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 1 (11.11%) Front End Development
6 1 (11.11%) Game Development
6 1 (11.11%) Graceful Degradation
6 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (11.11%) Service Design
6 1 (11.11%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Twitter
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