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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 337 315 266
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -49
Contract jobs citing LINQ 88 108 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.46% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.20% 1.48% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 81 128
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +4.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 - £24.00
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
7342 7294 7721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.28% 31.02% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5324 5187 5545
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 46 73
Average hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £17.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £53.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -10 33 £469 -4.09% 6
Enfield - 2 - -
Bromley -5 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £350 - 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 193 (91.90%) C#
2 190 (90.48%) .NET
3 153 (72.86%) SQL Server
4 142 (67.62%) .NET Framework
5 132 (62.86%) ASP.NET
6 110 (52.38%) MVC
6 110 (52.38%) WCF
7 102 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
8 100 (47.62%) Entity Framework
9 98 (46.67%) SQL
10 95 (45.24%) JavaScript
11 89 (42.38%) jQuery
12 83 (39.52%) SQL Server 2008
13 72 (34.29%) Microsoft
14 64 (30.48%) ASP.NET MVC
15 63 (30.00%) CSS
16 61 (29.05%) T-SQL
16 61 (29.05%) OO
17 60 (28.57%) Web Services
18 59 (28.10%) HTML
18 59 (28.10%) Unit Testing
19 57 (27.14%) TDD
20 54 (25.71%) Visual Studio
21 52 (24.76%) Team Foundation Server
22 50 (23.81%) XML
22 50 (23.81%) Ajax
23 44 (20.95%) Finance
24 43 (20.48%) AngularJS
25 41 (19.52%) ASP.NET Web API
26 37 (17.62%) Scrum

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (11.43%) CMS
2 20 (9.52%) IIS
3 17 (8.10%) Sitecore CMS
4 14 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 12 (5.71%) Umbraco
6 11 (5.24%) Kentico
7 7 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (2.38%) Node.js
10 3 (1.43%) Sitefinity
11 2 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.95%) Confluence
12 1 (0.48%) Immediacy CMS
12 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.48%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.48%) EPiServer CMS
12 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 37 (17.62%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.33%) MS Office
3 4 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.90%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.95%) MS Project
5 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.29%) Internet
2 6 (2.86%) HTTP
3 1 (0.48%) DNS
3 1 (0.48%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.48%) SSL
3 1 (0.48%) Firewall
3 1 (0.48%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.48%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (72.86%) SQL Server
2 83 (39.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 12 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (5.24%) MySQL
7 10 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (3.81%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.86%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.90%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.90%) DTS
12 3 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (1.43%) MS Access
13 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
14 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
14 1 (0.48%) HBase
14 1 (0.48%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 54 (25.71%) Visual Studio
2 52 (24.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (10.48%) Subversion
4 21 (10.00%) ReSharper
5 13 (6.19%) TeamCity
6 11 (5.24%) NUnit
7 9 (4.29%) JIRA
7 9 (4.29%) Git (software)
8 6 (2.86%) CruiseControl
9 5 (2.38%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (1.90%) MSBuild
10 4 (1.90%) Selenium
11 3 (1.43%) Xcode
11 3 (1.43%) Moq
11 3 (1.43%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (1.43%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.95%) MSTest
General
1 44 (20.95%) Finance
2 23 (10.95%) Banking
3 18 (8.57%) Front Office
4 13 (6.19%) Back Office
4 13 (6.19%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.29%) Legal
5 9 (4.29%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.38%) Local Government
7 3 (1.43%) Retail
7 3 (1.43%) Law
8 2 (0.95%) Games
8 2 (0.95%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.48%) French Language
9 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 185 (88.10%) Developer
2 99 (47.14%) .NET Developer
3 59 (28.10%) C# Developer
4 37 (17.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 30 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 30 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
6 28 (13.33%) Senior Developer
7 21 (10.00%) Web Developer
8 12 (5.71%) .NET Web Developer
9 11 (5.24%) CRM Developer
10 10 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 10 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
10 10 (4.76%) Analyst
11 9 (4.29%) SQL Developer
12 8 (3.81%) Software Developer
12 8 (3.81%) C# Web Developer
13 6 (2.86%) Senior WPF Developer
13 6 (2.86%) WPF Developer
14 5 (2.38%) SharePoint Developer
14 5 (2.38%) Senior Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (90.48%) .NET
2 142 (67.62%) .NET Framework
3 132 (62.86%) ASP.NET
4 110 (52.38%) WCF
5 100 (47.62%) Entity Framework
6 89 (42.38%) jQuery
7 64 (30.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 63 (30.00%) CSS
9 60 (28.57%) Web Services
10 59 (28.10%) HTML
11 50 (23.81%) XML
11 50 (23.81%) Ajax
12 43 (20.48%) AngularJS
13 41 (19.52%) ASP.NET Web API
14 35 (16.67%) Razor View Engine
15 34 (16.19%) JSON
16 33 (15.71%) WPF
17 31 (14.76%) HTML5
18 28 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 25 (11.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.57%) N-Tier
2 8 (3.81%) Computer Science
2 8 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.33%) Mathematics
3 7 (3.33%) Derivative
3 7 (3.33%) Equity Derivative
4 6 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (2.86%) Physics
4 6 (2.86%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.43%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.43%) User Experience
6 2 (0.95%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.95%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.95%) Clustering
6 2 (0.95%) Equities
7 1 (0.48%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.48%) Statistics
7 1 (0.48%) W3C
7 1 (0.48%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.05%) Windows
2 5 (2.38%) Windows XP
2 5 (2.38%) Windows 8
3 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.90%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.43%) Android
5 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.48%) Linux
6 1 (0.48%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (52.38%) MVC
2 102 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (29.05%) OO
4 59 (28.10%) Unit Testing
5 57 (27.14%) TDD
6 37 (17.62%) Scrum
7 29 (13.81%) OOP
8 28 (13.33%) BDD
9 24 (11.43%) OOD
10 22 (10.48%) CRM
11 20 (9.52%) E-Commerce
11 20 (9.52%) Web Development
12 19 (9.05%) Mentoring
13 18 (8.57%) SOA
13 18 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (6.67%) SDLC
15 11 (5.24%) Pair Programming
16 9 (4.29%) Multithreading
17 8 (3.81%) Software Architecture
17 8 (3.81%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 193 (91.90%) C#
2 98 (46.67%) SQL
3 95 (45.24%) JavaScript
4 61 (29.05%) T-SQL
5 7 (3.33%) VB.NET
6 6 (2.86%) Java
6 6 (2.86%) XAML
7 5 (2.38%) XPath
8 4 (1.90%) PHP
9 3 (1.43%) C++
9 3 (1.43%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.95%) Python
11 1 (0.48%) VBA
11 1 (0.48%) VB6
11 1 (0.48%) Ruby
11 1 (0.48%) Delphi
11 1 (0.48%) Perl
11 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.48%) VB
11 1 (0.48%) Lua
Qualifications
1 14 (6.67%) Degree
2 6 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 6 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.48%) MCSD
4 1 (0.48%) HND
4 1 (0.48%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.95%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) EMIR
2 1 (0.48%) CRD IV
2 1 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.48%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.95%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 72 (34.29%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.05%) Sitecore
3 18 (8.57%) Telerik
4 13 (6.19%) EPiServer
5 10 (4.76%) Oracle
6 5 (2.38%) DevExpress
7 3 (1.43%) Ektron
7 3 (1.43%) Sybase
8 2 (0.95%) SAP
8 2 (0.95%) IBM
8 2 (0.95%) HP
8 2 (0.95%) Twitter
8 2 (0.95%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.48%) Reuters
9 1 (0.48%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.48%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.48%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.48%) Perforce
9 1 (0.48%) Borland
9 1 (0.48%) Adobe
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Posted: 5 days ago
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