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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
London / City of London
Rank 143 138 157
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +19
Contract jobs citing LINQ 10 13 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.41% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.95% 1.30% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 29
Median daily rate £463 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £410 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £618 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.10 - -

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
1053 1000 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.62% 31.70% 30.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 843 1246
Median daily rate £475 £453 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.97% +6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017, 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 20 (95.24%) C#
2 17 (80.95%) SQL Server
3 14 (66.67%) .NET
3 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (61.90%) TDD
4 13 (61.90%) SQL
5 12 (57.14%) HTML
6 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
6 11 (52.38%) MVC
6 11 (52.38%) WCF
6 11 (52.38%) Entity Framework
7 10 (47.62%) HTML5
8 9 (42.86%) WPF
9 8 (38.10%) Multithreading
9 8 (38.10%) MVVM
9 8 (38.10%) Task Parallel Library
9 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
9 8 (38.10%) ASP.NET
9 8 (38.10%) CSS
10 7 (33.33%) AngularJS
10 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
11 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
11 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (28.57%) RESTful
11 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (28.57%) User Experience
11 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
11 6 (28.57%) .NET Framework
12 5 (23.81%) MS Excel

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 2 (9.52%) Apache
1 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (80.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (23.81%) MongoDB
4 4 (19.05%) Couchbase
4 4 (19.05%) NoSQL
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
7 1 (4.76%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 5 (23.81%) SpecFlow
3 4 (19.05%) Bower
3 4 (19.05%) gulp
3 4 (19.05%) Karma Test Runner
3 4 (19.05%) Mocha
3 4 (19.05%) Protractor
3 4 (19.05%) Sinon.JS
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Back Office
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Developer
2 11 (52.38%) C# Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Analyst Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Angular Developer
3 5 (23.81%) C# WPF Developer
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Developer
3 5 (23.81%) WPF Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum Master
7 1 (4.76%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Scrum Master
7 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Technical Leader
7 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (66.67%) .NET
2 12 (57.14%) HTML
3 11 (52.38%) Entity Framework
3 11 (52.38%) WCF
4 10 (47.62%) HTML5
5 9 (42.86%) WPF
6 8 (38.10%) ASP.NET
6 8 (38.10%) CSS
6 8 (38.10%) Task Parallel Library
7 7 (33.33%) AngularJS
8 6 (28.57%) .NET Framework
8 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (28.57%) RESTful
9 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (23.81%) Caliburn.Micro
9 5 (23.81%) CSS3
9 5 (23.81%) jQuery
10 4 (19.05%) Chai
10 4 (19.05%) Gherkin
10 4 (19.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) User Experience
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Equities
2 2 (9.52%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) CentOS
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) TDD
3 11 (52.38%) MVC
4 8 (38.10%) Multithreading
4 8 (38.10%) MVVM
5 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (23.81%) Front End Development
6 5 (23.81%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (19.05%) BDD
7 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (19.05%) OOP
7 4 (19.05%) Service Design
7 4 (19.05%) Workflow
8 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 3 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (14.29%) Scrum
8 3 (14.29%) SOA
9 2 (9.52%) DevOps
9 2 (9.52%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) C#
2 13 (61.90%) SQL
3 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Infragistics
3 1 (4.76%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.76%) OpenText
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) RedDot