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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 389 321 302
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -19
Contract jobs citing LINQ 34 115 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.49% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.49% 1.57% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 85 89
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £301 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 £32.00
% 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
6905 7302 7306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 32.34% 31.25% 31.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5299 5298 5278
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 50 32
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.13 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £60.00 £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -9 5 £463 - 4
Romford - 1 £400 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 91 (94.79%) C#
2 85 (88.54%) .NET
3 68 (70.83%) SQL Server
4 58 (60.42%) MVC
5 43 (44.79%) JavaScript
6 41 (42.71%) jQuery
7 39 (40.63%) WCF
7 39 (40.63%) .NET Framework
8 38 (39.58%) SQL
8 38 (39.58%) ASP.NET
8 38 (39.58%) Microsoft
9 36 (37.50%) TDD
10 35 (36.46%) HTML
11 31 (32.29%) Entity Framework
12 28 (29.17%) Visual Studio
13 27 (28.13%) WPF
13 27 (28.13%) AngularJS
14 24 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 24 (25.00%) CSS
14 24 (25.00%) T-SQL
14 24 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (22.92%) Windows
16 20 (20.83%) XML
16 20 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
17 19 (19.79%) HTML5
17 19 (19.79%) Unit Testing
18 18 (18.75%) BDD
18 18 (18.75%) Ajax
19 16 (16.67%) ADO.NET
19 16 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

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 (14.58%) IIS
2 7 (7.29%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.21%) CMS
4 4 (4.17%) EPiServer CMS
5 2 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.08%) NServiceBus
5 2 (2.08%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (13.54%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Endur
2 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.04%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.29%) HTTP
2 1 (1.04%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (70.83%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (9.38%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (5.21%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (5.21%) Big Data
5 5 (5.21%) HBase
6 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.04%) MySQL
8 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (29.17%) Visual Studio
2 20 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (15.63%) NUnit
4 11 (11.46%) MSBuild
5 8 (8.33%) Subversion
6 7 (7.29%) Git (software)
7 6 (6.25%) SpecFlow
8 5 (5.21%) TeamCity
9 4 (4.17%) FitNesse
10 3 (3.13%) CruiseControl
10 3 (3.13%) JIRA
11 2 (2.08%) Grunt
11 2 (2.08%) Moq
11 2 (2.08%) NuGet
11 2 (2.08%) ReSharper
12 1 (1.04%) CodeRush
12 1 (1.04%) NSubstitute
12 1 (1.04%) Protractor
12 1 (1.04%) QUnit
12 1 (1.04%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 12 (12.50%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Banking
3 8 (8.33%) Front Office
4 6 (6.25%) Advertising
4 6 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.13%) Law
5 3 (3.13%) Marketing
6 2 (2.08%) Games
7 1 (1.04%) French Language
7 1 (1.04%) Retail
7 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 86 (89.58%) Developer
2 50 (52.08%) .NET Developer
3 32 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 14 (14.58%) Software Developer
5 13 (13.54%) Senior Developer
6 11 (11.46%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (10.42%) Full Stack Developer
8 9 (9.38%) WPF Developer
9 8 (8.33%) SQL Developer
10 7 (7.29%) .NET Software Developer
11 6 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
11 6 (6.25%) C# WPF Developer
11 6 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
12 5 (5.21%) .NET Web Developer
12 5 (5.21%) Front Office Developer
12 5 (5.21%) Messaging Developer
12 5 (5.21%) SQL Server Developer
12 5 (5.21%) Web Developer
13 4 (4.17%) HTML Developer
13 4 (4.17%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (88.54%) .NET
2 41 (42.71%) jQuery
3 39 (40.63%) .NET Framework
3 39 (40.63%) WCF
4 38 (39.58%) ASP.NET
5 35 (36.46%) HTML
6 31 (32.29%) Entity Framework
7 27 (28.13%) AngularJS
7 27 (28.13%) WPF
8 24 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 24 (25.00%) CSS
9 20 (20.83%) XML
10 19 (19.79%) HTML5
11 18 (18.75%) Ajax
12 16 (16.67%) ADO.NET
13 14 (14.58%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (12.50%) JSON
14 12 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 12 (12.50%) Web Services
14 12 (12.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 6 (6.25%) Clustering
3 6 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (5.21%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.13%) Fixed Income
7 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.08%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.04%) Derivative
8 1 (1.04%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.04%) DTV
8 1 (1.04%) Equities
8 1 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.04%) IPTV
8 1 (1.04%) MPEG
8 1 (1.04%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (1.04%) User Experience
8 1 (1.04%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.92%) Windows
2 9 (9.38%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.21%) Android
4 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (60.42%) MVC
2 36 (37.50%) TDD
3 24 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (19.79%) Unit Testing
5 18 (18.75%) BDD
6 16 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (13.54%) Multithreading
8 11 (11.46%) SDLC
9 10 (10.42%) E-Commerce
9 10 (10.42%) MVVM
9 10 (10.42%) OO
10 9 (9.38%) Scrum
11 8 (8.33%) DevOps
11 8 (8.33%) Web Development
12 7 (7.29%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (7.29%) Release Management
13 6 (6.25%) OOP
14 5 (5.21%) Dependency Injection
14 5 (5.21%) Memory Management
14 5 (5.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (94.79%) C#
2 43 (44.79%) JavaScript
3 38 (39.58%) SQL
4 24 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 9 (9.38%) VB.NET
6 7 (7.29%) Java
6 7 (7.29%) Python
6 7 (7.29%) XAML
7 5 (5.21%) PHP
8 4 (4.17%) Perl
8 4 (4.17%) Ruby
9 2 (2.08%) C++
9 2 (2.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 9 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.04%) EMIR
2 1 (1.04%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) Control-M
1 1 (1.04%) MOM
Vendors
1 38 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.33%) Oracle
3 5 (5.21%) Telerik
4 4 (4.17%) Apple
4 4 (4.17%) EPiServer
4 4 (4.17%) Xamarin
5 3 (3.13%) Infragistics
5 3 (3.13%) Twitter
6 1 (1.04%) Perforce
6 1 (1.04%) TIBCO