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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 165 161 176
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Contract jobs citing LINQ 32 56 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.55% 0.78% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.85% 2.64% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 43 33
Average daily rate
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£463 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £352 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.40% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -34.07%
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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
1732 2119 2168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.57% 29.52% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 1616 1657
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.25 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -6.71%
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 23 September 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 23 September 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 61 (96.83%) C#
2 48 (76.19%) .NET
3 35 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 35 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 29 (46.03%) MVC
5 28 (44.44%) WCF
5 28 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 27 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (41.27%) .NET Framework
8 25 (39.68%) HTML
9 23 (36.51%) SQL
10 22 (34.92%) JavaScript
11 21 (33.33%) XML
12 20 (31.75%) Banking
12 20 (31.75%) jQuery
13 19 (30.16%) CSS
14 17 (26.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 16 (25.40%) HTML5
15 16 (25.40%) TDD
15 16 (25.40%) WPF
16 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
17 12 (19.05%) CMS
17 12 (19.05%) Front Office
17 12 (19.05%) T-SQL
18 11 (17.46%) Visual Studio
18 11 (17.46%) OO
18 11 (17.46%) Ajax
18 11 (17.46%) Scrum
19 10 (15.87%) Web Development
19 10 (15.87%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (19.05%) CMS
2 7 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (6.35%) Node.js
3 4 (6.35%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.17%) IIS
5 2 (3.17%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.59%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.59%) Sitefinity
6 1 (1.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) SaaS
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) HTTP
1 1 (1.59%) Intranet
1 1 (1.59%) Internet
1 1 (1.59%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.35%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.35%) DTS
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.17%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.59%) MS Access
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (17.46%) Visual Studio
2 9 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.94%) JIRA
4 3 (4.76%) NUnit
5 2 (3.17%) ReSharper
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.59%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.59%) Subversion
6 1 (1.59%) StyleCop
6 1 (1.59%) NDepend
6 1 (1.59%) Moq
General
1 20 (31.75%) Banking
2 12 (19.05%) Front Office
3 10 (15.87%) Finance
4 6 (9.52%) Investment Banking
5 5 (7.94%) Retail
6 4 (6.35%) Advertising
7 3 (4.76%) Back Office
8 1 (1.59%) Legal
8 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (84.13%) Developer
2 23 (36.51%) .NET Developer
3 22 (34.92%) C# Developer
4 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (14.29%) Senior Developer
6 8 (12.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (11.11%) WPF Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Senior WPF Developer
8 4 (6.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Architect
9 3 (4.76%) Lead Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Designer
10 2 (3.17%) Sitecore Developer
10 2 (3.17%) SharePoint Architect
10 2 (3.17%) .NET Designer
10 2 (3.17%) SQL Developer
11 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Developer
11 1 (1.59%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (76.19%) .NET
2 35 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 28 (44.44%) WCF
3 28 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 26 (41.27%) .NET Framework
5 25 (39.68%) HTML
6 21 (33.33%) XML
7 20 (31.75%) jQuery
8 19 (30.16%) CSS
9 17 (26.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 16 (25.40%) HTML5
10 16 (25.40%) WPF
11 11 (17.46%) Ajax
12 9 (14.29%) Razor View Engine
12 9 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
13 8 (12.70%) AngularJS
13 8 (12.70%) WinForms
14 7 (11.11%) Web Services
15 6 (9.52%) CSS3
15 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Derivative
2 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (6.35%) Mainframe
4 4 (6.35%) Grid Computing
4 4 (6.35%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (4.76%) Fixed Income
5 3 (4.76%) Mathematics
5 3 (4.76%) Physics
6 2 (3.17%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (3.17%) N-Tier
6 2 (3.17%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.59%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.59%) User Experience
7 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.59%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (1.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.03%) MVC
2 27 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (25.40%) TDD
4 11 (17.46%) Scrum
4 11 (17.46%) OO
5 10 (15.87%) Web Development
6 7 (11.11%) Multithreading
6 7 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 7 (11.11%) OOD
7 6 (9.52%) BDD
8 4 (6.35%) Low Latency
8 4 (6.35%) SOA
8 4 (6.35%) UML
8 4 (6.35%) Project Management
8 4 (6.35%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.35%) MVVM
8 4 (6.35%) Algorithmic Trading
9 3 (4.76%) TOGAF
9 3 (4.76%) Content Management
9 3 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 61 (96.83%) C#
2 23 (36.51%) SQL
3 22 (34.92%) JavaScript
4 12 (19.05%) T-SQL
5 7 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.76%) C++
7 2 (3.17%) Java
8 1 (1.59%) VB
8 1 (1.59%) XAML
8 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) Basel III
3 1 (1.59%) CRD IV
3 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.11%) Sitecore
3 5 (7.94%) DevExpress
4 4 (6.35%) IBM
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle
5 3 (4.76%) Open Text
5 3 (4.76%) RedDot
6 2 (3.17%) Sybase
6 2 (3.17%) TIBCO
6 2 (3.17%) Nintex
7 1 (1.59%) Charles River
7 1 (1.59%) Telerik
7 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
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