The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 277 281 300
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +19
Contract jobs citing LINQ 113 125 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.50% 0.55% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.63% 1.79% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 92 75
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £611 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+32.81% +16.36%
LINQ
England

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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6920 6988 6390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.60% 30.77% 29.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4966 5120 4602
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 17 91
Average hourly rate £22.18 £40.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.55% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £30.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £175.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in London

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LINQ across the London region.

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in London

LINQ
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram in London

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the London region.

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in London

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +8 41 £425 -22.72% 13
Bromley +4 3 - - 1
Enfield - 2 - -
Hounslow - 1 £295 -
Twickenham - 1 £295 - 1
Osterley - 1 £320 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 181 (92.35%) C#
1 181 (92.35%) .NET
2 150 (76.53%) .NET Framework
3 144 (73.47%) SQL Server
4 123 (62.76%) ASP.NET
5 118 (60.20%) Entity Framework
6 112 (57.14%) WCF
7 103 (52.55%) MVC
8 97 (49.49%) Agile Software Development
9 95 (48.47%) SQL
10 93 (47.45%) JavaScript
11 84 (42.86%) Microsoft
11 84 (42.86%) jQuery
12 73 (37.24%) SQL Server 2008
13 66 (33.67%) CSS
14 65 (33.16%) TDD
15 64 (32.65%) ASP.NET MVC
16 63 (32.14%) T-SQL
17 62 (31.63%) OO
18 58 (29.59%) Web Services
19 54 (27.55%) HTML
20 52 (26.53%) XML
20 52 (26.53%) Visual Studio
21 51 (26.02%) Team Foundation Server
22 50 (25.51%) Unit Testing
23 46 (23.47%) Ajax
23 46 (23.47%) Razor View Engine
24 44 (22.45%) Scrum
25 38 (19.39%) ASP.NET Web API
26 37 (18.88%) WPF

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 28 (14.29%) CMS
2 22 (11.22%) Sitecore CMS
3 18 (9.18%) Kentico
3 18 (9.18%) Umbraco
4 12 (6.12%) IIS
5 9 (4.59%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.55%) Node.js
7 4 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.53%) Sitefinity
8 3 (1.53%) EPiServer CMS
8 3 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.02%) Confluence
10 1 (0.51%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.51%) Immediacy CMS
10 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.51%) DNN
Applications
1 33 (16.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.04%) MS Office
2 4 (2.04%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.02%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (13.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 36 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.59%) Internet
2 3 (1.53%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) DNS
3 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.51%) SSL
3 1 (0.51%) Firewall
3 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.51%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (73.47%) SQL Server
2 73 (37.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (12.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (6.12%) MySQL
5 11 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (5.61%) Relational Database
6 10 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (3.57%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (2.04%) DTS
9 4 (2.04%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.04%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.02%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.51%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 1 (0.51%) IDOL
12 1 (0.51%) DB2
12 1 (0.51%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 52 (26.53%) Visual Studio
2 51 (26.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (10.71%) ReSharper
4 11 (5.61%) NUnit
5 10 (5.10%) Subversion
5 10 (5.10%) Moq
6 9 (4.59%) Git (software)
7 7 (3.57%) JIRA
8 6 (3.06%) MSTest
8 6 (3.06%) Rhino Mocks
8 6 (3.06%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.55%) MSBuild
10 4 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (2.04%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.53%) Mercurial
11 3 (1.53%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 2 (1.02%) CruiseControl
12 2 (1.02%) Selenium
General
1 30 (15.31%) Finance
2 21 (10.71%) Front Office
3 17 (8.67%) Banking
4 12 (6.12%) Back Office
4 12 (6.12%) Investment Banking
5 11 (5.61%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.55%) Legal
6 5 (2.55%) Local Government
7 4 (2.04%) Retail
8 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.51%) Law
Job Titles
1 171 (87.24%) Developer
2 86 (43.88%) .NET Developer
3 42 (21.43%) C# Developer
4 24 (12.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (10.71%) Senior Developer
6 20 (10.20%) ASP.NET Developer
7 19 (9.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 18 (9.18%) Web Developer
9 17 (8.67%) Microsoft Developer
10 12 (6.12%) Analyst
11 11 (5.61%) CRM Developer
12 10 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 9 (4.59%) .NET Web Developer
14 8 (4.08%) Software Developer
15 6 (3.06%) Applications Support
15 6 (3.06%) SQL Developer
15 6 (3.06%) Analyst Developer
15 6 (3.06%) WPF Developer
15 6 (3.06%) Umbraco Developer
16 5 (2.55%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (92.35%) .NET
2 150 (76.53%) .NET Framework
3 123 (62.76%) ASP.NET
4 118 (60.20%) Entity Framework
5 112 (57.14%) WCF
6 84 (42.86%) jQuery
7 66 (33.67%) CSS
8 64 (32.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 58 (29.59%) Web Services
10 54 (27.55%) HTML
11 52 (26.53%) XML
12 46 (23.47%) Ajax
12 46 (23.47%) Razor View Engine
13 38 (19.39%) ASP.NET Web API
14 37 (18.88%) WPF
15 35 (17.86%) AngularJS
16 29 (14.80%) HTML5
17 27 (13.78%) SOAP
18 23 (11.73%) JSON
18 23 (11.73%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.65%) N-Tier
2 11 (5.61%) Derivative
3 10 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.59%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (3.57%) Equity Derivative
6 6 (3.06%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.55%) Physics
7 5 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.55%) Equities
8 4 (2.04%) User Experience
9 3 (1.53%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.02%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.51%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.51%) W3C
11 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.51%) Wiki
11 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.12%) Windows
2 4 (2.04%) Android
3 2 (1.02%) Windows 8
3 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.51%) UNIX
4 1 (0.51%) Linux
4 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (52.55%) MVC
2 97 (49.49%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (33.16%) TDD
4 62 (31.63%) OO
5 50 (25.51%) Unit Testing
6 44 (22.45%) Scrum
7 35 (17.86%) BDD
8 30 (15.31%) CRM
9 26 (13.27%) E-Commerce
9 26 (13.27%) OOP
9 26 (13.27%) OOD
10 24 (12.24%) Mentoring
11 19 (9.69%) Web Development
12 18 (9.18%) SOA
13 17 (8.67%) Pair Programming
13 17 (8.67%) SDLC
14 14 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
15 9 (4.59%) Analytics
15 9 (4.59%) Performance Analysis
16 8 (4.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 181 (92.35%) C#
2 95 (48.47%) SQL
3 93 (47.45%) JavaScript
4 63 (32.14%) T-SQL
5 9 (4.59%) VB.NET
6 8 (4.08%) Java
6 8 (4.08%) XAML
7 4 (2.04%) PHP
8 3 (1.53%) VB
8 3 (1.53%) Python
9 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.51%) VBA
10 1 (0.51%) VB6
10 1 (0.51%) Ruby
10 1 (0.51%) XPath
10 1 (0.51%) Lua
10 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.51%) Perl
10 1 (0.51%) C++
10 1 (0.51%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 12 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (5.10%) Degree
3 7 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) MCSD
4 1 (0.51%) HND
4 1 (0.51%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.02%) EMIR
1 2 (1.02%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.51%) CRD IV
2 1 (0.51%) WCAG
2 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.02%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 84 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 27 (13.78%) Sitecore
3 20 (10.20%) Telerik
3 20 (10.20%) EPiServer
4 9 (4.59%) Oracle
5 8 (4.08%) DevExpress
6 3 (1.53%) Twitter
6 3 (1.53%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.53%) IBM
7 2 (1.02%) SAP
7 2 (1.02%) HP
8 1 (0.51%) Borland
8 1 (0.51%) Adobe
8 1 (0.51%) Sybase
8 1 (0.51%) Reuters
8 1 (0.51%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.51%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.51%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.51%) Atlassian
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