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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 163 166 185
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Contract jobs citing LINQ 35 65 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.61% 0.88% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.05% 2.95% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 52 37
Average daily rate
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£450 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £362 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £648 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -26.41%
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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
1708 2204 2248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.53% 29.92% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1262 1685 1755
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 12
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +4.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014, 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 66 (98.51%) C#
2 50 (74.63%) .NET
3 37 (55.22%) SQL Server
4 34 (50.75%) ASP.NET
5 32 (47.76%) WCF
6 28 (41.79%) MVC
6 28 (41.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (40.30%) SQL
7 27 (40.30%) .NET Framework
8 23 (34.33%) Banking
8 23 (34.33%) HTML
9 22 (32.84%) XML
10 20 (29.85%) JavaScript
10 20 (29.85%) CSS
10 20 (29.85%) jQuery
11 18 (26.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 17 (25.37%) WPF
12 17 (25.37%) Front Office
13 16 (23.88%) TDD
14 14 (20.90%) T-SQL
15 13 (19.40%) Visual Studio
15 13 (19.40%) HTML5
15 13 (19.40%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (17.91%) Multithreading
16 12 (17.91%) CMS
17 11 (16.42%) Ajax
18 10 (14.93%) Derivative
18 10 (14.93%) Scrum
18 10 (14.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 10 (14.93%) Razor View Engine

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 12 (17.91%) CMS
2 7 (10.45%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (5.97%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (5.97%) Node.js
4 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.49%) Sitefinity
5 1 (1.49%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.49%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) HTTP
1 1 (1.49%) Intranet
1 1 (1.49%) Internet
1 1 (1.49%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (55.22%) SQL Server
2 13 (19.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (11.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.97%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.97%) DTS
4 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.49%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (1.49%) MS Access
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (19.40%) Visual Studio
2 9 (13.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.97%) JIRA
4 2 (2.99%) ReSharper
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.99%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.49%) NUnit
5 1 (1.49%) CruiseControl
General
1 23 (34.33%) Banking
2 17 (25.37%) Front Office
3 9 (13.43%) Finance
4 8 (11.94%) Investment Banking
5 6 (8.96%) Retail
6 4 (5.97%) Advertising
7 3 (4.48%) Back Office
8 1 (1.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (88.06%) Developer
2 26 (38.81%) C# Developer
3 23 (34.33%) .NET Developer
4 12 (17.91%) Senior Developer
5 10 (14.93%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (10.45%) WPF Developer
7 6 (8.96%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (7.46%) Senior C# Developer
9 4 (5.97%) SQL Developer
9 4 (5.97%) Senior WPF Developer
10 3 (4.48%) Lead Developer
10 3 (4.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (4.48%) Front-End Developer
11 2 (2.99%) Designer
11 2 (2.99%) .NET Designer
11 2 (2.99%) Architect
11 2 (2.99%) Sitecore Developer
12 1 (1.49%) Senior SQL Developer
12 1 (1.49%) UI Programmer
12 1 (1.49%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (74.63%) .NET
2 34 (50.75%) ASP.NET
3 32 (47.76%) WCF
4 28 (41.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 27 (40.30%) .NET Framework
6 23 (34.33%) HTML
7 22 (32.84%) XML
8 20 (29.85%) CSS
8 20 (29.85%) jQuery
9 18 (26.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 17 (25.37%) WPF
11 13 (19.40%) HTML5
12 11 (16.42%) Ajax
13 10 (14.93%) Razor View Engine
14 9 (13.43%) KnockoutJS
14 9 (13.43%) AngularJS
15 8 (11.94%) WinForms
16 6 (8.96%) Web Services
16 6 (8.96%) CSS3
16 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 10 (14.93%) Derivative
2 4 (5.97%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.97%) Grid Computing
2 4 (5.97%) Market Risk
2 4 (5.97%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (4.48%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.48%) Physics
3 3 (4.48%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.99%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.49%) Equities
5 1 (1.49%) CESG
5 1 (1.49%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.79%) MVC
2 16 (23.88%) TDD
3 12 (17.91%) Multithreading
4 10 (14.93%) Scrum
5 9 (13.43%) OO
5 9 (13.43%) Web Development
6 7 (10.45%) E-Commerce
7 6 (8.96%) OOD
7 6 (8.96%) BDD
8 5 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.97%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (5.97%) Low Latency
9 4 (5.97%) Algorithmic Trading
9 4 (5.97%) MVVM
9 4 (5.97%) Waterfall
10 3 (4.48%) Greeks
10 3 (4.48%) Electronic Trading
10 3 (4.48%) Time Management
10 3 (4.48%) TOGAF
10 3 (4.48%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (98.51%) C#
2 27 (40.30%) SQL
3 20 (29.85%) JavaScript
4 14 (20.90%) T-SQL
5 7 (10.45%) VB.NET
6 4 (5.97%) C++
7 2 (2.99%) Java
8 1 (1.49%) VB
8 1 (1.49%) XAML
8 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) MCP
2 1 (1.49%) MCAD
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.49%) MCITP
2 1 (1.49%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) Basel III
3 1 (1.49%) CRD IV
3 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.45%) Sitecore
3 6 (8.96%) Oracle
4 4 (5.97%) DevExpress
4 4 (5.97%) IBM
5 3 (4.48%) Open Text
5 3 (4.48%) RedDot
6 2 (2.99%) Sybase
6 2 (2.99%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.49%) Charles River
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