The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 391 312 300
Rank change year-on-year
-79 -12
Contract jobs citing LINQ 39 111 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.50% 0.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.55% 1.63% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 79 92
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £286 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.81%
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
7060 6822 6953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 32.00% 30.60% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5434 4892 5111
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 44 17
Median hourly rate £43.04 £22.18 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.02% -44.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £16.43 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £52.17 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing LINQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +2 6 £506 +19.11% 6
Uxbridge - 2 £328 -
Romford - 1 £400 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 97 (87.39%) C#
2 94 (84.68%) .NET
3 80 (72.07%) SQL Server
4 68 (61.26%) MVC
5 54 (48.65%) ASP.NET
6 49 (44.14%) SQL
6 49 (44.14%) WCF
6 49 (44.14%) jQuery
7 48 (43.24%) JavaScript
7 48 (43.24%) HTML
8 46 (41.44%) .NET Framework
9 40 (36.04%) Microsoft
10 38 (34.23%) ASP.NET MVC
10 38 (34.23%) Entity Framework
11 36 (32.43%) TDD
12 35 (31.53%) CSS
13 34 (30.63%) WPF
14 33 (29.73%) AngularJS
15 31 (27.93%) T-SQL
16 30 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
17 29 (26.13%) Visual Studio
18 27 (24.32%) Team Foundation Server
19 26 (23.42%) HTML5
20 24 (21.62%) BDD
21 23 (20.72%) Windows
22 20 (18.02%) XML
22 20 (18.02%) NUnit
22 20 (18.02%) Unit Testing
22 20 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
22 20 (18.02%) Ajax

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (12.61%) IIS
2 7 (6.31%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.60%) CMS
4 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.70%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.80%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.90%) Apache
6 1 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.90%) EPiServer CMS
6 1 (0.90%) JBoss
6 1 (0.90%) Kentico
6 1 (0.90%) nginx
6 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.90%) Sitefinity
6 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.90%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (11.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Endur
2 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.90%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.90%) CloudFront
3 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.21%) HTTP
2 1 (0.90%) DVB
2 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (72.07%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (12.61%) Relational Database
4 9 (8.11%) RDBMS
4 9 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (7.21%) Oracle Database
6 6 (5.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (5.41%) Big Data
6 6 (5.41%) HBase
7 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.90%) MySQL
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (26.13%) Visual Studio
2 27 (24.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (18.02%) NUnit
4 13 (11.71%) Git (software)
4 13 (11.71%) MSBuild
5 10 (9.01%) TeamCity
6 9 (8.11%) Subversion
7 6 (5.41%) NSubstitute
8 5 (4.50%) Jasmine
8 5 (4.50%) NCrunch
8 5 (4.50%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (4.50%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.60%) CruiseControl
9 4 (3.60%) FitNesse
9 4 (3.60%) Selenium
10 3 (2.70%) JIRA
11 2 (1.80%) Grunt
11 2 (1.80%) Moq
11 2 (1.80%) NuGet
11 2 (1.80%) ReSharper
General
1 13 (11.71%) Finance
2 12 (10.81%) Banking
3 8 (7.21%) Front Office
3 8 (7.21%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.41%) Advertising
5 2 (1.80%) Games
5 2 (1.80%) Law
5 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.90%) French Language
6 1 (0.90%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 93 (83.78%) Developer
2 55 (49.55%) .NET Developer
3 41 (36.94%) C# Developer
4 19 (17.12%) Senior Developer
5 16 (14.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (11.71%) Software Developer
7 11 (9.91%) ASP.NET Developer
7 11 (9.91%) SQL Developer
8 10 (9.01%) Full Stack Developer
8 10 (9.01%) WPF Developer
9 9 (8.11%) Senior .NET Developer
10 7 (6.31%) .NET Software Developer
10 7 (6.31%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 7 (6.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (6.31%) C# WPF Developer
10 7 (6.31%) Senior C# Developer
10 7 (6.31%) SQL Server Developer
11 6 (5.41%) C# Software Developer
12 5 (4.50%) Front Office Developer
12 5 (4.50%) Messaging Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (84.68%) .NET
2 54 (48.65%) ASP.NET
3 49 (44.14%) jQuery
3 49 (44.14%) WCF
4 48 (43.24%) HTML
5 46 (41.44%) .NET Framework
6 38 (34.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 38 (34.23%) Entity Framework
7 35 (31.53%) CSS
8 34 (30.63%) WPF
9 33 (29.73%) AngularJS
10 26 (23.42%) HTML5
11 20 (18.02%) Ajax
11 20 (18.02%) XML
12 18 (16.22%) ADO.NET
13 17 (15.32%) JSON
14 16 (14.41%) Web Services
15 13 (11.71%) KnockoutJS
15 13 (11.71%) WinForms
16 12 (10.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.01%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.21%) Client/Server
4 7 (6.31%) Clustering
5 5 (4.50%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (4.50%) User Experience
6 4 (3.60%) Digital Media
6 4 (3.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.70%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.80%) DTV
8 2 (1.80%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.90%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.90%) Derivative
9 1 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.90%) IPTV
9 1 (0.90%) MPEG
9 1 (0.90%) RIA
9 1 (0.90%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.72%) Windows
2 11 (9.91%) Android
3 9 (8.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.90%) CentOS
4 1 (0.90%) Linux
4 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (61.26%) MVC
2 36 (32.43%) TDD
3 30 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (21.62%) BDD
5 20 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (18.02%) Unit Testing
6 18 (16.22%) Multithreading
7 14 (12.61%) MVVM
7 14 (12.61%) SDLC
8 13 (11.71%) Scrum
9 12 (10.81%) OO
10 10 (9.01%) E-Commerce
10 10 (9.01%) Memory Management
10 10 (9.01%) Mobile Development
10 10 (9.01%) Web Development
11 9 (8.11%) DevOps
12 8 (7.21%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (7.21%) SOLID
13 7 (6.31%) Pair Programming
13 7 (6.31%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (87.39%) C#
2 49 (44.14%) SQL
3 48 (43.24%) JavaScript
4 31 (27.93%) T-SQL
5 9 (8.11%) VB.NET
5 9 (8.11%) XAML
6 8 (7.21%) Java
7 5 (4.50%) Python
8 4 (3.60%) Perl
8 4 (3.60%) PHP
8 4 (3.60%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.70%) Ruby
10 2 (1.80%) C++
11 1 (0.90%) C
11 1 (0.90%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (8.11%) SC Cleared
1 9 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.21%) Degree
3 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.90%) EMIR
2 1 (0.90%) PMBOK
System Software
1 7 (6.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) Control-M
1 1 (0.90%) MOM
1 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 40 (36.04%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.91%) Oracle
3 10 (9.01%) Xamarin
4 8 (7.21%) Telerik
5 5 (4.50%) Twitter
6 4 (3.60%) Apple
7 2 (1.80%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.80%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.90%) Perforce
8 1 (0.90%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.90%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.90%) TIBCO