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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 187 179 168
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Contract jobs citing LINQ 20 46 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.33% 0.64% 0.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.12% 2.10% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 39 36
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £350 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £317
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -47.23%
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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
1785 2186 1924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.63% 30.39% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1394 1674 1482
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 17
Average hourly rate £19.50 £27.50 £16.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% +69.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 51 (96.23%) C#
2 41 (77.36%) .NET
3 32 (60.38%) SQL Server
4 30 (56.60%) ASP.NET
5 26 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (47.17%) MVC
7 24 (45.28%) .NET Framework
8 22 (41.51%) WCF
8 22 (41.51%) SQL
9 21 (39.62%) HTML
9 21 (39.62%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (35.85%) JavaScript
10 19 (35.85%) XML
11 17 (32.08%) WPF
11 17 (32.08%) jQuery
12 16 (30.19%) CSS
13 15 (28.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 14 (26.42%) HTML5
14 14 (26.42%) TDD
14 14 (26.42%) Banking
15 13 (24.53%) T-SQL
16 12 (22.64%) OO
16 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
17 11 (20.75%) Visual Studio
17 11 (20.75%) CMS
18 10 (18.87%) SQL Server 2008
18 10 (18.87%) Team Foundation Server
19 9 (16.98%) Ajax
19 9 (16.98%) Scrum
19 9 (16.98%) Front Office

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 11 (20.75%) CMS
2 7 (13.21%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (7.55%) Node.js
3 4 (7.55%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.77%) IIS
5 2 (3.77%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Intranet
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
1 1 (1.89%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (60.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.55%) DTS
3 4 (7.55%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.77%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Visual Studio
2 10 (18.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (9.43%) JIRA
4 3 (5.66%) ReSharper
4 3 (5.66%) NUnit
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (3.77%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.89%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.89%) Subversion
6 1 (1.89%) StyleCop
6 1 (1.89%) NDepend
6 1 (1.89%) Moq
General
1 14 (26.42%) Banking
2 9 (16.98%) Front Office
3 8 (15.09%) Finance
4 4 (7.55%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.55%) Advertising
5 3 (5.66%) Retail
5 3 (5.66%) Back Office
6 1 (1.89%) Legal
6 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (83.02%) Developer
2 19 (35.85%) .NET Developer
3 14 (26.42%) C# Developer
4 9 (16.98%) Senior Developer
4 9 (16.98%) WPF Developer
5 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (11.32%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Senior WPF Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Lead Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Designer
9 2 (3.77%) .NET Designer
9 2 (3.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.77%) SharePoint Architect
9 2 (3.77%) SQL Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Sitecore Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Senior .NET Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (77.36%) .NET
2 30 (56.60%) ASP.NET
3 24 (45.28%) .NET Framework
4 22 (41.51%) WCF
5 21 (39.62%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (39.62%) HTML
6 19 (35.85%) XML
7 17 (32.08%) WPF
7 17 (32.08%) jQuery
8 16 (30.19%) CSS
9 15 (28.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 14 (26.42%) HTML5
11 9 (16.98%) Ajax
12 8 (15.09%) WinForms
12 8 (15.09%) Razor View Engine
12 8 (15.09%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (11.32%) AngularJS
14 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 5 (9.43%) CSS3
14 5 (9.43%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Derivative
2 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (9.43%) Data Structures
4 4 (7.55%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (7.55%) Mainframe
4 4 (7.55%) Mathematics
4 4 (7.55%) Physics
5 3 (5.66%) Fixed Income
5 3 (5.66%) Grid Computing
6 2 (3.77%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.77%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.89%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.89%) User Experience
7 1 (1.89%) Equities
7 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.89%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (47.17%) MVC
3 14 (26.42%) TDD
4 12 (22.64%) OO
5 9 (16.98%) Scrum
6 8 (15.09%) Web Development
7 7 (13.21%) OOD
8 6 (11.32%) Multithreading
9 5 (9.43%) Algorithmic Trading
9 5 (9.43%) BDD
10 4 (7.55%) Low Latency
10 4 (7.55%) Electronic Trading
10 4 (7.55%) MVVM
10 4 (7.55%) SOA
10 4 (7.55%) UML
10 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
10 4 (7.55%) Project Management
11 3 (5.66%) Workflow
11 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (96.23%) C#
2 22 (41.51%) SQL
3 19 (35.85%) JavaScript
4 13 (24.53%) T-SQL
5 7 (13.21%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.77%) Java
7 1 (1.89%) C++
7 1 (1.89%) XAML
7 1 (1.89%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.21%) Sitecore
3 6 (11.32%) DevExpress
4 4 (7.55%) IBM
5 3 (5.66%) Oracle
5 3 (5.66%) Open Text
5 3 (5.66%) RedDot
6 2 (3.77%) Telerik
6 2 (3.77%) Nintex
7 1 (1.89%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.89%) Charles River
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