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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 291 307 310
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Contract jobs citing LINQ 112 99 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.50% 0.41% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.67% 1.39% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 72 67
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£375 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £288 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £598 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £29.96
% change year-on-year
+32.81% +6.80%
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
6711 7132 6281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.01% 29.54% 29.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4775 5120 4552
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 63
Average hourly rate £22.18 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.85% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £166.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +22 38 £400 -20.00% 16
Osterley - 1 £320 -
Hounslow - 1 £295 -
Twickenham - 1 £295 - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Teddington - - - - 1
Barnet - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Enfield - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 162 (92.57%) C#
2 159 (90.86%) .NET
3 131 (74.86%) .NET Framework
4 127 (72.57%) SQL Server
5 108 (61.71%) ASP.NET
6 101 (57.71%) Entity Framework
7 100 (57.14%) WCF
8 94 (53.71%) MVC
9 91 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
10 82 (46.86%) SQL
11 76 (43.43%) JavaScript
12 71 (40.57%) jQuery
13 69 (39.43%) Microsoft
14 63 (36.00%) SQL Server 2008
15 62 (35.43%) TDD
16 59 (33.71%) ASP.NET MVC
17 56 (32.00%) OO
18 55 (31.43%) T-SQL
18 55 (31.43%) CSS
19 48 (27.43%) Visual Studio
19 48 (27.43%) Web Services
20 47 (26.86%) Unit Testing
21 46 (26.29%) Razor View Engine
22 45 (25.71%) HTML
23 43 (24.57%) XML
23 43 (24.57%) Scrum
23 43 (24.57%) Team Foundation Server
24 40 (22.86%) WPF
25 38 (21.71%) Ajax
26 35 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 29 (16.57%) CMS
2 20 (11.43%) Sitecore CMS
3 17 (9.71%) Kentico
3 17 (9.71%) Umbraco
4 10 (5.71%) IIS
5 7 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.43%) EPiServer CMS
6 6 (3.43%) Node.js
7 3 (1.71%) Sitefinity
7 3 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.14%) Confluence
9 1 (0.57%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.57%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.57%) Immediacy CMS
9 1 (0.57%) DNN
Applications
1 23 (13.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.29%) MS Office
3 3 (1.71%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.14%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.57%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (8.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 35 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.14%) Internet
2 2 (1.14%) HTTP
3 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.57%) DNS
3 1 (0.57%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.57%) SSL
3 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (72.57%) SQL Server
2 63 (36.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (5.71%) Relational Database
5 9 (5.14%) MySQL
6 8 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (3.43%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.86%) DTS
8 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (2.29%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 1 (0.57%) IDOL
12 1 (0.57%) DB2
12 1 (0.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 48 (27.43%) Visual Studio
2 43 (24.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (10.86%) ReSharper
4 12 (6.86%) NUnit
4 12 (6.86%) Moq
5 9 (5.14%) Rhino Mocks
6 8 (4.57%) Subversion
7 7 (4.00%) SpecFlow
8 6 (3.43%) MSTest
8 6 (3.43%) JIRA
9 5 (2.86%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (2.29%) Selenium
10 4 (2.29%) MSBuild
11 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.14%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.14%) FitNesse
12 2 (1.14%) CruiseControl
12 2 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (12.00%) Front Office
1 21 (12.00%) Finance
2 15 (8.57%) Banking
3 13 (7.43%) Back Office
4 10 (5.71%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.86%) Legal
6 4 (2.29%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.29%) Retail
6 4 (2.29%) Local Government
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 149 (85.14%) Developer
2 74 (42.29%) .NET Developer
3 37 (21.14%) C# Developer
4 18 (10.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (8.57%) Senior Developer
6 14 (8.00%) Web Developer
6 14 (8.00%) Microsoft Developer
7 13 (7.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (7.43%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (5.14%) WPF Developer
9 8 (4.57%) Analyst
9 8 (4.57%) Software Developer
10 7 (4.00%) .NET Web Developer
11 6 (3.43%) Architect
12 5 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.86%) SQL Developer
12 5 (2.86%) Lead Developer
12 5 (2.86%) Umbraco Developer
13 4 (2.29%) Senior WPF Developer
13 4 (2.29%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (90.86%) .NET
2 131 (74.86%) .NET Framework
3 108 (61.71%) ASP.NET
4 101 (57.71%) Entity Framework
5 100 (57.14%) WCF
6 71 (40.57%) jQuery
7 59 (33.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 55 (31.43%) CSS
9 48 (27.43%) Web Services
10 46 (26.29%) Razor View Engine
11 45 (25.71%) HTML
12 43 (24.57%) XML
13 40 (22.86%) WPF
14 38 (21.71%) Ajax
15 30 (17.14%) AngularJS
15 30 (17.14%) ASP.NET Web API
16 27 (15.43%) HTML5
17 22 (12.57%) CSS3
18 21 (12.00%) JSON
19 19 (10.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.43%) N-Tier
2 11 (6.29%) Derivative
3 10 (5.71%) Inversion of Control
3 10 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.57%) Mathematics
5 7 (4.00%) Equity Derivative
5 7 (4.00%) Equities
6 5 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.86%) Physics
6 5 (2.86%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.29%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.29%) User Experience
8 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.57%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.57%) W3C
8 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.57%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.14%) Windows
2 4 (2.29%) Android
3 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (53.71%) MVC
2 91 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (35.43%) TDD
4 56 (32.00%) OO
5 47 (26.86%) Unit Testing
6 43 (24.57%) Scrum
7 32 (18.29%) BDD
8 26 (14.86%) OOD
9 24 (13.71%) OOP
10 22 (12.57%) E-Commerce
11 21 (12.00%) Mentoring
12 18 (10.29%) SOA
12 18 (10.29%) CRM
13 17 (9.71%) Web Development
13 17 (9.71%) Dependency Injection
14 16 (9.14%) Pair Programming
15 11 (6.29%) MVVM
16 8 (4.57%) Performance Analysis
16 8 (4.57%) Analytics
16 8 (4.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 162 (92.57%) C#
2 82 (46.86%) SQL
3 76 (43.43%) JavaScript
4 55 (31.43%) T-SQL
5 9 (5.14%) VB.NET
6 7 (4.00%) Java
6 7 (4.00%) XAML
7 3 (1.71%) Python
7 3 (1.71%) PHP
8 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.14%) VB
8 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.57%) Perl
9 1 (0.57%) C++
9 1 (0.57%) Delphi
9 1 (0.57%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.57%) VBA
9 1 (0.57%) Ruby
9 1 (0.57%) XPath
9 1 (0.57%) Lua
Qualifications
1 12 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (5.71%) Degree
3 6 (3.43%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.43%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.57%) MCSD
4 1 (0.57%) HND
4 1 (0.57%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.14%) EMIR
1 2 (1.14%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.57%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) CRD IV
System Software
1 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 69 (39.43%) Microsoft
2 25 (14.29%) Sitecore
3 22 (12.57%) EPiServer
4 18 (10.29%) Telerik
5 10 (5.71%) Oracle
6 8 (4.57%) DevExpress
7 3 (1.71%) IBM
8 2 (1.14%) SAP
8 2 (1.14%) HP
8 2 (1.14%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.14%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.14%) Typemock
8 2 (1.14%) Twitter
9 1 (0.57%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.57%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.57%) Perforce
9 1 (0.57%) Reuters
9 1 (0.57%) Adobe
9 1 (0.57%) Citrix
9 1 (0.57%) Borland
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