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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 155 160 181
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +21
Contract jobs citing LINQ 6 41 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.75% 0.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 2.58% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 38 27
Median daily rate £506 £438 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £318 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £558 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.81%
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
1132 1590 1776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 33.98% 29.27% 29.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 1280 1372
Median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 0
Median hourly rate £16.52 £19.72 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.23% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.93% +7.14%

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
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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 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 19 (100.00%) C#
2 18 (94.74%) .NET
3 16 (84.21%) SQL Server
4 13 (68.42%) ASP.NET
4 13 (68.42%) WCF
5 12 (63.16%) WPF
5 12 (63.16%) .NET Framework
5 12 (63.16%) MVC
5 12 (63.16%) NUnit
6 11 (57.89%) TDD
6 11 (57.89%) AngularJS
7 10 (52.63%) Entity Framework
7 10 (52.63%) jQuery
7 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (52.63%) SQL
8 9 (47.37%) T-SQL
8 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
8 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (47.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (47.37%) Multithreading
9 8 (42.11%) BDD
10 7 (36.84%) HTML5
10 7 (36.84%) HTML
11 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
11 6 (31.58%) CSS
11 6 (31.58%) CSS3
11 6 (31.58%) MSBuild
11 6 (31.58%) TeamCity
11 6 (31.58%) Git (software)

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 (5.26%) CMS
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (84.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
2 4 (21.05%) RDBMS
2 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (10.53%) Big Data
3 2 (10.53%) HBase
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) NUnit
2 9 (47.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
3 6 (31.58%) MSBuild
3 6 (31.58%) NSubstitute
3 6 (31.58%) TeamCity
4 5 (26.32%) Jasmine
4 5 (26.32%) NCrunch
4 5 (26.32%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (21.05%) Selenium
6 3 (15.79%) CruiseControl
6 3 (15.79%) FitNesse
6 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
7 1 (5.26%) Moq
7 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (21.05%) Banking
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Front Office
3 1 (5.26%) Games
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Developer
2 11 (57.89%) Senior Developer
3 9 (47.37%) C# Developer
4 7 (36.84%) .NET Developer
5 5 (26.32%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (26.32%) Senior C# Developer
6 4 (21.05%) .NET Designer
6 4 (21.05%) Designer
6 4 (21.05%) Senior Designer
6 4 (21.05%) Senior UI Designer
6 4 (21.05%) UI Designer
6 4 (21.05%) WPF Developer
7 3 (15.79%) Senior UI Developer
7 3 (15.79%) Senior WPF Developer
7 3 (15.79%) UI Developer
8 2 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (10.53%) C# WPF Developer
9 1 (5.26%) C# Developer - Commodities
9 1 (5.26%) Digital Developer
9 1 (5.26%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (94.74%) .NET
2 13 (68.42%) ASP.NET
2 13 (68.42%) WCF
3 12 (63.16%) .NET Framework
3 12 (63.16%) WPF
4 11 (57.89%) AngularJS
5 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (52.63%) Entity Framework
5 10 (52.63%) jQuery
6 7 (36.84%) HTML
6 7 (36.84%) HTML5
7 6 (31.58%) CSS
7 6 (31.58%) CSS3
8 5 (26.32%) JSON
8 5 (26.32%) Kendo UI
9 4 (21.05%) ADO.NET
9 4 (21.05%) Caliburn.Micro
9 4 (21.05%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 4 (21.05%) SOAP
9 4 (21.05%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) User Experience
2 3 (15.79%) Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) DTV
4 1 (5.26%) IPTV
4 1 (5.26%) MPEG
4 1 (5.26%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (5.26%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) MVC
2 11 (57.89%) TDD
3 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (47.37%) Multithreading
4 8 (42.11%) BDD
5 5 (26.32%) Pair Programming
6 4 (21.05%) MVVM
6 4 (21.05%) SDLC
6 4 (21.05%) SOLID
6 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (15.79%) OO
7 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
8 2 (10.53%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (10.53%) Scrum
8 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
8 2 (10.53%) Web Development
9 1 (5.26%) API Development
9 1 (5.26%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 9 (47.37%) T-SQL
4 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
5 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
5 4 (21.05%) XAML
6 1 (5.26%) C++
6 1 (5.26%) Java
6 1 (5.26%) PHP
6 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) Twitter