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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 328 294 278
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -16
Contract jobs citing LINQ 66 105 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.48% 0.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.06% 1.64% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 78 81
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £307 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £28.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
6254 6393 6128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.79% 29.24% 31.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4693 4591 4461
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 £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 53 59
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £77.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -4 22 £425 -15.00% 12
Mayfair - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Hornchurch - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 130 (90.28%) C#
2 127 (88.19%) .NET
3 98 (68.06%) SQL Server
4 92 (63.89%) ASP.NET
5 81 (56.25%) .NET Framework
6 79 (54.86%) SQL
7 77 (53.47%) MVC
8 70 (48.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 69 (47.92%) WCF
10 66 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
11 62 (43.06%) JavaScript
12 54 (37.50%) TDD
13 53 (36.81%) ASP.NET MVC
14 50 (34.72%) CSS
15 48 (33.33%) HTML
15 48 (33.33%) Microsoft
16 46 (31.94%) jQuery
17 38 (26.39%) Razor View Engine
17 38 (26.39%) T-SQL
18 36 (25.00%) WPF
19 34 (23.61%) SQL Server 2008
20 33 (22.92%) Scrum
21 29 (20.14%) OO
21 29 (20.14%) Ajax
22 28 (19.44%) XML
22 28 (19.44%) Visual Studio
23 26 (18.06%) Web Services
24 25 (17.36%) HTML5
25 24 (16.67%) NUnit
26 23 (15.97%) Finance

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 20 (13.89%) CMS
2 14 (9.72%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (6.25%) Kentico
3 9 (6.25%) Node.js
4 7 (4.86%) Umbraco
5 6 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.17%) EPiServer CMS
6 5 (3.47%) IIS
7 4 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.69%) Lync
8 1 (0.69%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.69%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.69%) Confluence
8 1 (0.69%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.69%) DNN
Applications
1 14 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.78%) MS Office
2 4 (2.78%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.69%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 13 (9.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.39%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.39%) Internet
2 1 (0.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (68.06%) SQL Server
2 34 (23.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (11.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (10.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (4.86%) DTS
7 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.08%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.39%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (1.39%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.39%) Big Data
9 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.69%) OLAP
10 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.69%) MySQL
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 28 (19.44%) Visual Studio
2 24 (16.67%) NUnit
3 19 (13.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (10.42%) Moq
5 12 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 12 (8.33%) Rhino Mocks
6 10 (6.94%) ReSharper
7 9 (6.25%) Selenium
8 5 (3.47%) Mercurial
8 5 (3.47%) MSTest
9 4 (2.78%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (2.08%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.08%) MSBuild
10 3 (2.08%) JIRA
11 2 (1.39%) Subversion
11 2 (1.39%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.39%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 23 (15.97%) Finance
2 19 (13.19%) Front Office
3 10 (6.94%) Banking
4 9 (6.25%) Retail
5 4 (2.78%) Legal
6 3 (2.08%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.08%) Marketing
7 2 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.39%) Back Office
7 2 (1.39%) Local Government
8 1 (0.69%) Advertising
8 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 124 (86.11%) Developer
2 63 (43.75%) .NET Developer
3 32 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 23 (15.97%) Senior Developer
5 20 (13.89%) ASP.NET Developer
6 16 (11.11%) WPF Developer
7 12 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
8 9 (6.25%) Architect
8 9 (6.25%) Web Developer
8 9 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
10 7 (4.86%) Analyst
11 6 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (3.47%) Agile C# Developer
12 5 (3.47%) .NET Web Developer
12 5 (3.47%) CRM Developer
12 5 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
13 4 (2.78%) Software Developer
13 4 (2.78%) .NET Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (88.19%) .NET
2 92 (63.89%) ASP.NET
3 81 (56.25%) .NET Framework
4 70 (48.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 69 (47.92%) WCF
6 53 (36.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 50 (34.72%) CSS
8 48 (33.33%) HTML
9 46 (31.94%) jQuery
10 38 (26.39%) Razor View Engine
11 36 (25.00%) WPF
12 29 (20.14%) Ajax
13 28 (19.44%) XML
14 26 (18.06%) Web Services
15 25 (17.36%) HTML5
16 20 (13.89%) KnockoutJS
17 18 (12.50%) CSS3
18 17 (11.81%) AngularJS
19 15 (10.42%) ASP.NET Web API
20 10 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.03%) Inversion of Control
2 11 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.94%) Equities
3 10 (6.94%) Mathematics
4 9 (6.25%) Derivative
4 9 (6.25%) Fixed Income
4 9 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.47%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.78%) Equity Derivative
6 4 (2.78%) Physics
6 4 (2.78%) User Experience
6 4 (2.78%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.08%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.08%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.39%) Statistical Arbitrage
8 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.39%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.39%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.56%) Windows
2 6 (4.17%) Android
3 2 (1.39%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.39%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.39%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (53.47%) MVC
2 66 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (37.50%) TDD
4 33 (22.92%) Scrum
5 29 (20.14%) OO
6 21 (14.58%) BDD
7 20 (13.89%) CRM
7 20 (13.89%) E-Commerce
8 19 (13.19%) Web Development
9 18 (12.50%) Unit Testing
10 17 (11.81%) MVVM
11 16 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
12 14 (9.72%) OOD
13 13 (9.03%) Multithreading
14 12 (8.33%) OOP
15 11 (7.64%) Workflow
16 9 (6.25%) Pair Programming
16 9 (6.25%) Mentoring
17 8 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
17 8 (5.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 130 (90.28%) C#
2 79 (54.86%) SQL
3 62 (43.06%) JavaScript
4 38 (26.39%) T-SQL
5 9 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 7 (4.86%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.17%) XAML
8 4 (2.78%) Java
9 3 (2.08%) VB
10 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.39%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.69%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (8.33%) Degree
2 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.69%) EMIR
1 1 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (1.39%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 48 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.50%) Sitecore
3 12 (8.33%) EPiServer
4 10 (6.94%) Telerik
5 8 (5.56%) Oracle
5 8 (5.56%) DevExpress
6 6 (4.17%) Typemock
7 3 (2.08%) IBM
8 2 (1.39%) Twitter
8 2 (1.39%) Nintex
8 2 (1.39%) Citrix
8 2 (1.39%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.39%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.39%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.69%) Perforce
9 1 (0.69%) SAP
9 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
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