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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 327 342 277
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -65
Contract jobs citing LINQ 88 91 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.38% 0.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.18% 1.23% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 70 123
Average daily rate
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£450 £363 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £300 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
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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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7449 7391 8050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.41% 30.87% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5470 5160 5812
Average daily rate £438 £413 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 51 52
Average hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.26 £17.50 £23.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +3 33 £500 +11.11% 5
Croydon - 1 £350 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 186 (93.00%) C#
2 181 (90.50%) .NET
3 146 (73.00%) SQL Server
4 127 (63.50%) .NET Framework
5 120 (60.00%) ASP.NET
6 107 (53.50%) WCF
7 104 (52.00%) MVC
8 102 (51.00%) SQL
9 99 (49.50%) Agile Software Development
10 89 (44.50%) JavaScript
11 87 (43.50%) Entity Framework
12 76 (38.00%) SQL Server 2008
13 74 (37.00%) jQuery
14 65 (32.50%) Microsoft
14 65 (32.50%) ASP.NET MVC
15 57 (28.50%) CSS
15 57 (28.50%) TDD
16 55 (27.50%) T-SQL
17 53 (26.50%) Unit Testing
18 52 (26.00%) HTML
19 51 (25.50%) Web Services
20 50 (25.00%) Visual Studio
21 49 (24.50%) OO
22 48 (24.00%) XML
23 46 (23.00%) Finance
24 45 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
25 40 (20.00%) Ajax
26 39 (19.50%) ASP.NET Web API
27 38 (19.00%) AngularJS
28 35 (17.50%) WPF

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (10.50%) IIS
2 19 (9.50%) CMS
3 15 (7.50%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (5.50%) SharePoint
5 10 (5.00%) Umbraco
6 9 (4.50%) Kentico
7 7 (3.50%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (2.50%) Node.js
8 5 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.00%) Confluence
10 1 (0.50%) Immediacy CMS
10 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.50%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.50%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 32 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.50%) MS Office
3 4 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.00%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.00%) MS Project
5 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (9.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.50%) Internet
2 6 (3.00%) HTTP
3 1 (0.50%) DNS
3 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.50%) SSL
3 1 (0.50%) Firewall
3 1 (0.50%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (73.00%) SQL Server
2 76 (38.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (7.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (6.50%) Relational Database
5 11 (5.50%) MySQL
6 10 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (4.00%) Oracle Database
8 7 (3.50%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (2.00%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (1.50%) MS Access
12 2 (1.00%) DTS
12 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.50%) DB2
13 1 (0.50%) IDOL
13 1 (0.50%) Sybase IQ
13 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 50 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 45 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (12.00%) Subversion
4 17 (8.50%) TeamCity
5 16 (8.00%) ReSharper
6 13 (6.50%) NUnit
7 9 (4.50%) Git (software)
8 8 (4.00%) CruiseControl
8 8 (4.00%) JIRA
8 8 (4.00%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.50%) Xcode
10 4 (2.00%) Selenium
10 4 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (2.00%) QUnit
11 3 (1.50%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (1.50%) MSBuild
11 3 (1.50%) SonarQube
12 2 (1.00%) Fiddler
12 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.00%) MSTest
General
1 46 (23.00%) Finance
2 28 (14.00%) Banking
3 21 (10.50%) Front Office
4 12 (6.00%) Investment Banking
5 11 (5.50%) Back Office
6 9 (4.50%) Legal
6 9 (4.50%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.50%) Retail
8 3 (1.50%) Local Government
8 3 (1.50%) Law
9 2 (1.00%) Games
9 2 (1.00%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.50%) French Language
10 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 177 (88.50%) Developer
2 95 (47.50%) .NET Developer
3 59 (29.50%) C# Developer
4 32 (16.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 31 (15.50%) Senior Developer
6 28 (14.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 26 (13.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (9.50%) Web Developer
9 12 (6.00%) .NET Web Developer
10 11 (5.50%) CRM Developer
10 11 (5.50%) SQL Developer
11 10 (5.00%) Analyst
11 10 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 10 (5.00%) Agile .NET Developer
12 8 (4.00%) Software Developer
13 7 (3.50%) WPF Developer
13 7 (3.50%) C# Web Developer
13 7 (3.50%) Microsoft Developer
14 6 (3.00%) Senior WPF Developer
15 5 (2.50%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (90.50%) .NET
2 127 (63.50%) .NET Framework
3 120 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 107 (53.50%) WCF
5 87 (43.50%) Entity Framework
6 74 (37.00%) jQuery
7 65 (32.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 57 (28.50%) CSS
9 52 (26.00%) HTML
10 51 (25.50%) Web Services
11 48 (24.00%) XML
12 40 (20.00%) Ajax
13 39 (19.50%) ASP.NET Web API
14 38 (19.00%) AngularJS
15 35 (17.50%) WPF
16 30 (15.00%) JSON
16 30 (15.00%) Razor View Engine
17 28 (14.00%) HTML5
18 26 (13.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 20 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.00%) N-Tier
2 11 (5.50%) Derivative
2 11 (5.50%) Equity Derivative
3 8 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.00%) Mathematics
4 6 (3.00%) Physics
5 5 (2.50%) Credit Risk
5 5 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.50%) User Experience
7 3 (1.50%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (1.50%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.50%) Equities
8 2 (1.00%) Clustering
8 2 (1.00%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.00%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.50%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.50%) Windows
2 6 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.50%) Windows XP
3 5 (2.50%) Windows 8
4 4 (2.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.00%) Android
6 1 (0.50%) Linux
6 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (52.00%) MVC
2 99 (49.50%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (28.50%) TDD
4 53 (26.50%) Unit Testing
5 49 (24.50%) OO
6 32 (16.00%) Scrum
7 27 (13.50%) BDD
8 22 (11.00%) OOP
9 19 (9.50%) CRM
9 19 (9.50%) OOD
10 18 (9.00%) SOA
10 18 (9.00%) E-Commerce
10 18 (9.00%) Web Development
10 18 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (8.50%) Mentoring
12 12 (6.00%) Multithreading
13 11 (5.50%) Software Architecture
13 11 (5.50%) SDLC
14 10 (5.00%) Pair Programming
15 7 (3.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 186 (93.00%) C#
2 102 (51.00%) SQL
3 89 (44.50%) JavaScript
4 55 (27.50%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.00%) XPath
5 6 (3.00%) Java
6 5 (2.50%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.50%) XAML
6 5 (2.50%) Objective-C
7 4 (2.00%) PHP
8 3 (1.50%) C++
8 3 (1.50%) Python
9 1 (0.50%) Delphi
9 1 (0.50%) Perl
9 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.50%) VB
9 1 (0.50%) VB6
9 1 (0.50%) Ruby
9 1 (0.50%) Lua
9 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (6.50%) Degree
2 5 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 5 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.50%) MCSD
3 1 (0.50%) HND
3 1 (0.50%) MCDBA
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) CRD IV
2 1 (0.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (3.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 65 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.00%) Sitecore
3 14 (7.00%) Telerik
4 11 (5.50%) Oracle
5 10 (5.00%) EPiServer
6 7 (3.50%) DevExpress
7 4 (2.00%) Sybase
8 3 (1.50%) Ektron
9 2 (1.00%) IBM
9 2 (1.00%) HP
9 2 (1.00%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.50%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.50%) Perforce
10 1 (0.50%) Borland
10 1 (0.50%) SAP
10 1 (0.50%) Adobe
10 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.50%) Twitter