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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 152 174 175
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +1
Contract jobs citing LINQ 38 35 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.70% 0.54% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.33% 1.83% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 29 22
Average daily rate
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£400 £500 £515
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £665 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £29.96
% change year-on-year
+32.81% +6.80%
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
1632 1913 1751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.86% 29.73% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1283 1433 1387
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 17
Average hourly rate £27.37 £41.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.24% -69.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 21 April 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 21 April 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 57 (98.28%) C#
2 52 (89.66%) .NET
3 48 (82.76%) .NET Framework
4 46 (79.31%) SQL Server
5 42 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (68.97%) ASP.NET
7 39 (67.24%) MVC
8 37 (63.79%) Entity Framework
9 34 (58.62%) WCF
10 26 (44.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (44.83%) TDD
10 26 (44.83%) Razor View Engine
11 21 (36.21%) CMS
11 21 (36.21%) OO
11 21 (36.21%) Microsoft
12 20 (34.48%) SQL
12 20 (34.48%) Scrum
12 20 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
12 20 (34.48%) SQL Server 2008
12 20 (34.48%) Unit Testing
12 20 (34.48%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (32.76%) jQuery
13 19 (32.76%) Sitecore CMS
13 19 (32.76%) Sitecore
14 18 (31.03%) E-Commerce
15 17 (29.31%) Umbraco
15 17 (29.31%) Mentoring
15 17 (29.31%) Kentico
16 16 (27.59%) BDD
16 16 (27.59%) EPiServer

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 21 (36.21%) CMS
2 19 (32.76%) Sitecore CMS
3 17 (29.31%) Kentico
3 17 (29.31%) Umbraco
4 3 (5.17%) Node.js
5 2 (3.45%) Sitefinity
5 2 (3.45%) IIS
6 1 (1.72%) DNN
6 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (79.31%) SQL Server
2 20 (34.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.45%) MySQL
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.72%) DB2
5 1 (1.72%) IDOL
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (20.69%) Visual Studio
1 12 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (12.07%) ReSharper
3 3 (5.17%) Subversion
3 3 (5.17%) JIRA
3 3 (5.17%) MSTest
3 3 (5.17%) Moq
4 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.45%) NUnit
4 2 (3.45%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.72%) Selenium
5 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.72%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 12 (20.69%) Front Office
2 5 (8.62%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Back Office
5 1 (1.72%) Law
5 1 (1.72%) Legal
5 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (82.76%) Developer
2 31 (53.45%) .NET Developer
3 9 (15.52%) Senior Developer
4 5 (8.62%) Web Developer
4 5 (8.62%) WPF Developer
4 5 (8.62%) Umbraco Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Senior WPF Developer
5 4 (6.90%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Sitecore Developer
7 2 (3.45%) CRM Developer
7 2 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Applications Support
7 2 (3.45%) Lead Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (89.66%) .NET
2 48 (82.76%) .NET Framework
3 40 (68.97%) ASP.NET
4 37 (63.79%) Entity Framework
5 34 (58.62%) WCF
6 26 (44.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (44.83%) Razor View Engine
7 20 (34.48%) ASP.NET Web API
8 19 (32.76%) jQuery
9 16 (27.59%) RESTful
10 15 (25.86%) Ajax
11 13 (22.41%) WPF
12 12 (20.69%) Web Services
13 11 (18.97%) AngularJS
14 8 (13.79%) JSON
14 8 (13.79%) HTML
15 7 (12.07%) Kendo UI
16 6 (10.34%) WinForms
16 6 (10.34%) CSS
17 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Derivative
1 5 (8.62%) Equity Derivative
1 5 (8.62%) Mathematics
1 5 (8.62%) Physics
1 5 (8.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.45%) Equities
2 2 (3.45%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (67.24%) MVC
3 26 (44.83%) TDD
4 21 (36.21%) OO
5 20 (34.48%) Scrum
5 20 (34.48%) Unit Testing
6 18 (31.03%) E-Commerce
7 17 (29.31%) Mentoring
8 16 (27.59%) Pair Programming
8 16 (27.59%) BDD
9 12 (20.69%) OOD
10 8 (13.79%) OOP
11 7 (12.07%) Web Development
12 5 (8.62%) Algorithmic Trading
12 5 (8.62%) Multithreading
12 5 (8.62%) Low Latency
12 5 (8.62%) Performance Analysis
13 4 (6.90%) CRM
14 3 (5.17%) SOA
14 3 (5.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (98.28%) C#
2 20 (34.48%) SQL
3 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
4 10 (17.24%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.90%) XAML
6 1 (1.72%) Lua
6 1 (1.72%) VBA
6 1 (1.72%) Python
6 1 (1.72%) Perl
6 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) MCSD
2 1 (1.72%) MCDBA
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (36.21%) Microsoft
2 19 (32.76%) Sitecore
3 16 (27.59%) EPiServer
4 7 (12.07%) Telerik
5 6 (10.34%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.72%) HP
6 1 (1.72%) Reuters
6 1 (1.72%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.72%) Infragistics
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