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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 168 174 167
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing LINQ 30 34 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.56% 0.57% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.82% 1.91% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 46
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £313 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £603 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
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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
1645 1778 2232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.55% 30.06% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1313 1679
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £31.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +42.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £16.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £45.00 £57.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 69 (93.24%) C#
2 67 (90.54%) .NET
3 52 (70.27%) SQL Server
4 47 (63.51%) .NET Framework
5 42 (56.76%) ASP.NET
6 41 (55.41%) MVC
7 39 (52.70%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (50.00%) WCF
9 33 (44.59%) Entity Framework
10 32 (43.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 30 (40.54%) SQL
12 29 (39.19%) JavaScript
13 27 (36.49%) Microsoft
14 25 (33.78%) SQL Server 2008
15 22 (29.73%) TDD
16 21 (28.38%) HTML
17 20 (27.03%) Finance
17 20 (27.03%) jQuery
18 19 (25.68%) Razor View Engine
18 19 (25.68%) AngularJS
19 18 (24.32%) CSS
20 17 (22.97%) Web Services
20 17 (22.97%) OO
21 16 (21.62%) XML
21 16 (21.62%) T-SQL
22 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET Web API
23 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
23 14 (18.92%) Ajax
24 12 (16.22%) Banking
24 12 (16.22%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 11 (14.86%) CMS
2 9 (12.16%) Umbraco
2 9 (12.16%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (10.81%) Kentico
4 3 (4.05%) Node.js
4 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.70%) IIS
6 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.35%) Confluence
6 1 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.05%) InfoPath
3 2 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (1.35%) Firewall
2 1 (1.35%) SMTP
2 1 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (70.27%) SQL Server
2 25 (33.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.76%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.70%) MySQL
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.35%) IDOL
6 1 (1.35%) DB2
6 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (12.16%) Visual Studio
3 7 (9.46%) ReSharper
4 6 (8.11%) Subversion
5 5 (6.76%) JIRA
6 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.70%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.70%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (2.70%) MSBuild
7 2 (2.70%) NUnit
7 2 (2.70%) Selenium
8 1 (1.35%) Fiddler
8 1 (1.35%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.35%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.35%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.35%) NCrunch
General
1 20 (27.03%) Finance
2 12 (16.22%) Front Office
2 12 (16.22%) Banking
3 7 (9.46%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.05%) Back Office
4 3 (4.05%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Games
5 2 (2.70%) Legal
6 1 (1.35%) Publishing
6 1 (1.35%) Law
6 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (89.19%) Developer
2 30 (40.54%) .NET Developer
3 18 (24.32%) Senior Developer
4 12 (16.22%) C# Developer
5 8 (10.81%) CRM Developer
6 7 (9.46%) SQL Developer
6 7 (9.46%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (8.11%) WPF Developer
7 6 (8.11%) Senior WPF Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Agile .NET Developer
8 4 (5.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (4.05%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Microsoft Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (2.70%) ScrumMaster
10 2 (2.70%) Lead Developer
10 2 (2.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (90.54%) .NET
2 47 (63.51%) .NET Framework
3 42 (56.76%) ASP.NET
4 37 (50.00%) WCF
5 33 (44.59%) Entity Framework
6 32 (43.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (28.38%) HTML
8 20 (27.03%) jQuery
9 19 (25.68%) Razor View Engine
9 19 (25.68%) AngularJS
10 18 (24.32%) CSS
11 17 (22.97%) Web Services
12 16 (21.62%) XML
13 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (18.92%) Ajax
15 12 (16.22%) HTML5
16 11 (14.86%) WPF
16 11 (14.86%) JSON
17 9 (12.16%) SOAP
17 9 (12.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Mathematics
1 6 (8.11%) Physics
2 5 (6.76%) Credit Risk
3 4 (5.41%) Derivative
3 4 (5.41%) Equity Derivative
3 4 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.70%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.70%) Equities
4 2 (2.70%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.35%) User Experience
5 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.35%) Clustering
5 1 (1.35%) Statistics
5 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.05%) Windows
2 1 (1.35%) Android
2 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (55.41%) MVC
2 39 (52.70%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (29.73%) TDD
4 17 (22.97%) OO
5 12 (16.22%) E-Commerce
5 12 (16.22%) BDD
5 12 (16.22%) Unit Testing
5 12 (16.22%) Scrum
6 11 (14.86%) Mentoring
7 10 (13.51%) CRM
8 9 (12.16%) OOP
8 9 (12.16%) Pair Programming
9 8 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (9.46%) Multithreading
11 6 (8.11%) Low Latency
11 6 (8.11%) OOD
12 5 (6.76%) Web Development
13 4 (5.41%) Algorithmic Trading
13 4 (5.41%) Microservices
13 4 (5.41%) FX Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 69 (93.24%) C#
2 30 (40.54%) SQL
3 29 (39.19%) JavaScript
4 16 (21.62%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.70%) C++
5 2 (2.70%) Java
5 2 (2.70%) XPath
6 1 (1.35%) Lua
6 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.35%) Perl
6 1 (1.35%) PHP
6 1 (1.35%) Python
6 1 (1.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.35%) MCSD
2 1 (1.35%) MCDBA
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 27 (36.49%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.51%) Sitecore
3 8 (10.81%) EPiServer
4 6 (8.11%) Telerik
5 2 (2.70%) DevExpress
5 2 (2.70%) Ektron
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle
6 1 (1.35%) HP
6 1 (1.35%) Perforce