The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 179 182 191
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing LINQ 36 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.36% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.84% 1.30% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 27
Average daily rate £513 £515 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.48% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £362 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £525 £685
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £29.96 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.65% -14.40%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1954 1770 1951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.49% 28.05% 24.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1467 1405 1406
Average daily rate £425 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 18
Average hourly rate £41.00 £97.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.94% +267.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £25.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £135.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
LINQ
London

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 69 (97.18%) C#
2 55 (77.46%) .NET
3 44 (61.97%) WCF
4 39 (54.93%) SQL Server
5 33 (46.48%) SQL
6 32 (45.07%) ASP.NET
7 27 (38.03%) MVC
8 25 (35.21%) Banking
9 24 (33.80%) Multithreading
10 23 (32.39%) JavaScript
11 22 (30.99%) HTML
11 22 (30.99%) .NET Framework
11 22 (30.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 21 (29.58%) jQuery
13 20 (28.17%) CSS
13 20 (28.17%) ASP.NET MVC
14 19 (26.76%) WPF
15 16 (22.54%) Front Office
16 15 (21.13%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (19.72%) XML
17 14 (19.72%) T-SQL
18 13 (18.31%) Visual Studio
18 13 (18.31%) Finance
18 13 (18.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 13 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
19 12 (16.90%) Investment Banking
20 11 (15.49%) TDD
20 11 (15.49%) Derivative
21 10 (14.08%) Ajax
22 9 (12.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (2.82%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (1.41%) CMS
2 1 (1.41%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.41%) RMDS
1 1 (1.41%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) Intranet
2 2 (2.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (54.93%) SQL Server
2 15 (21.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (18.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (12.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.41%) MS Access
6 1 (1.41%) DTS
6 1 (1.41%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 13 (18.31%) Visual Studio
2 8 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.04%) TeamCity
4 4 (5.63%) Subversion
5 3 (4.23%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.82%) XMLUnit
6 2 (2.82%) CodeRush
6 2 (2.82%) JIRA
7 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.41%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.41%) MbUnit
7 1 (1.41%) NCover
General
1 25 (35.21%) Banking
2 16 (22.54%) Front Office
3 13 (18.31%) Finance
4 12 (16.90%) Investment Banking
5 6 (8.45%) Retail
6 3 (4.23%) Back Office
7 2 (2.82%) Legal
7 2 (2.82%) Games
8 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (92.96%) Developer
2 32 (45.07%) C# Developer
3 26 (36.62%) .NET Developer
4 13 (18.31%) Senior Developer
5 12 (16.90%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (8.45%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (7.04%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.63%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (4.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Lead Developer
9 3 (4.23%) WPF Developer
10 2 (2.82%) Agile C# Developer
10 2 (2.82%) Lead .NET Developer
10 2 (2.82%) Silverlight Developer
11 1 (1.41%) .NET Team Leader
11 1 (1.41%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
11 1 (1.41%) Technical Team Leader
11 1 (1.41%) Senior .NET Developer
11 1 (1.41%) .NET Designer
11 1 (1.41%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (77.46%) .NET
2 44 (61.97%) WCF
3 32 (45.07%) ASP.NET
4 22 (30.99%) HTML
4 22 (30.99%) .NET Framework
4 22 (30.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 21 (29.58%) jQuery
6 20 (28.17%) CSS
6 20 (28.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 19 (26.76%) WPF
8 14 (19.72%) XML
9 10 (14.08%) Ajax
10 9 (12.68%) HTML5
11 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (9.86%) REST
12 6 (8.45%) Razor View Engine
12 6 (8.45%) Web Services
12 6 (8.45%) JSON
13 5 (7.04%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Derivative
2 9 (12.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (8.45%) Market Risk
4 5 (7.04%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.82%) Equities
5 2 (2.82%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.82%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.41%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.41%) CESG
6 1 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.41%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.41%) Physics
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) Index Arbitrage
6 1 (1.41%) RIA
6 1 (1.41%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Windows
2 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.03%) MVC
2 24 (33.80%) Multithreading
3 13 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (15.49%) TDD
5 8 (11.27%) MVVM
5 8 (11.27%) Low Latency
5 8 (11.27%) Scrum
6 6 (8.45%) E-Commerce
7 5 (7.04%) Greeks
7 5 (7.04%) Web Development
7 5 (7.04%) OO
7 5 (7.04%) Waterfall
7 5 (7.04%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (5.63%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (5.63%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (5.63%) Algorithmic Trading
8 4 (5.63%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.23%) Release Management
9 3 (4.23%) OOD
9 3 (4.23%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 69 (97.18%) C#
2 33 (46.48%) SQL
3 23 (32.39%) JavaScript
4 14 (19.72%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.04%) VB.NET
5 5 (7.04%) C++
5 5 (7.04%) XAML
6 2 (2.82%) VBA
6 2 (2.82%) VB
7 1 (1.41%) VB6
7 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.82%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) MCITP
2 1 (1.41%) MCPD
2 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.41%) MCP
2 1 (1.41%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) Basel III
2 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.41%) CRD IV
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) MOM
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle
3 3 (4.23%) TIBCO
3 3 (4.23%) DevExpress
4 2 (2.82%) Sybase
4 2 (2.82%) Telerik
5 1 (1.41%) IBM
5 1 (1.41%) Infragistics
5 1 (1.41%) Sitecore