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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 317 279 274
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -5
Contract jobs citing LINQ 98 155 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.40% 0.62% 0.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% 1.97% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 119 114
Average daily rate
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£388 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -34.07%
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
7425 7876 7839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.38% 31.39% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5304 5685 5514
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 68
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £59.87 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 +2 35 £438 -20.45% 15
Harrow - 1 - -
Hayes - - - -
Romford - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Croydon - - - -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 197 (91.63%) C#
2 185 (86.05%) .NET
3 150 (69.77%) ASP.NET
4 122 (56.74%) SQL Server
5 107 (49.77%) MVC
6 89 (41.40%) HTML
7 87 (40.47%) SQL
7 87 (40.47%) Agile Software Development
7 87 (40.47%) WCF
8 83 (38.60%) .NET Framework
9 82 (38.14%) CSS
10 77 (35.81%) JavaScript
11 75 (34.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 73 (33.95%) TDD
13 69 (32.09%) jQuery
14 64 (29.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 54 (25.12%) Ajax
16 51 (23.72%) Finance
17 46 (21.40%) XML
18 44 (20.47%) Microsoft
18 44 (20.47%) HTML5
19 41 (19.07%) Web Services
20 40 (18.60%) Banking
21 35 (16.28%) OO
21 35 (16.28%) WPF
21 35 (16.28%) SQL Server 2008
22 34 (15.81%) Unit Testing
22 34 (15.81%) Web Development
22 34 (15.81%) KnockoutJS
23 33 (15.35%) Visual Studio

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (9.30%) CMS
2 15 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.51%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (5.58%) IIS
5 10 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (3.26%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (2.33%) Kentico
8 4 (1.86%) Node.js
8 4 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.40%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.93%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.47%) EPiServer CMS
11 1 (0.47%) Lync
11 1 (0.47%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 23 (10.70%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.26%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.93%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.40%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.47%) SaaS
3 1 (0.47%) PaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.86%) DMZ
1 4 (1.86%) Intranet
1 4 (1.86%) LDAP
1 4 (1.86%) Firewall
2 3 (1.40%) Internet
2 3 (1.40%) Extranet
3 1 (0.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (56.74%) SQL Server
2 35 (16.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (14.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (8.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (6.05%) DTS
5 13 (6.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (5.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (4.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (4.19%) Oracle Database
8 8 (3.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (2.33%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.86%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.40%) Big Data
12 3 (1.40%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.93%) MS Access
13 2 (0.93%) PerformancePoint
13 2 (0.93%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 33 (15.35%) Visual Studio
2 29 (13.49%) NUnit
3 24 (11.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (6.05%) SpecFlow
5 12 (5.58%) ReSharper
6 9 (4.19%) Selenium
6 9 (4.19%) TeamCity
6 9 (4.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (3.72%) Bower
8 7 (3.26%) CruiseControl
9 6 (2.79%) Moq
10 5 (2.33%) Subversion
10 5 (2.33%) Git (software)
10 5 (2.33%) Rhino Mocks
11 4 (1.86%) JIRA
11 4 (1.86%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.40%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.40%) LLBLGen Pro
13 2 (0.93%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.93%) Ranorex
General
1 51 (23.72%) Finance
2 40 (18.60%) Banking
3 18 (8.37%) Retail
3 18 (8.37%) Investment Banking
4 15 (6.98%) Front Office
5 7 (3.26%) Advertising
6 4 (1.86%) Legal
7 3 (1.40%) Back Office
7 3 (1.40%) Publishing
7 3 (1.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) Games
8 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 188 (87.44%) Developer
2 107 (49.77%) .NET Developer
3 78 (36.28%) C# Developer
4 45 (20.93%) Senior Developer
5 43 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 36 (16.74%) ASP.NET Developer
7 25 (11.63%) Senior C# Developer
8 18 (8.37%) Senior .NET Developer
9 17 (7.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (6.51%) Architect
11 12 (5.58%) Designer
12 11 (5.12%) WPF Developer
13 10 (4.65%) SharePoint Architect
13 10 (4.65%) .NET Designer
14 8 (3.72%) Lead Developer
15 6 (2.79%) Front-End Developer
16 5 (2.33%) Agile C# Developer
16 5 (2.33%) CRM Developer
16 5 (2.33%) Android Developer
16 5 (2.33%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (86.05%) .NET
2 150 (69.77%) ASP.NET
3 89 (41.40%) HTML
4 87 (40.47%) WCF
5 83 (38.60%) .NET Framework
6 82 (38.14%) CSS
7 75 (34.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 69 (32.09%) jQuery
9 64 (29.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 54 (25.12%) Ajax
11 46 (21.40%) XML
12 44 (20.47%) HTML5
13 41 (19.07%) Web Services
14 35 (16.28%) WPF
15 34 (15.81%) KnockoutJS
16 26 (12.09%) Razor View Engine
17 23 (10.70%) AngularJS
18 22 (10.23%) JSON
19 21 (9.77%) LINQ to SQL
19 21 (9.77%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (7.44%) Derivative
3 10 (4.65%) Mainframe
3 10 (4.65%) Inversion of Control
3 10 (4.65%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (3.72%) Equity Derivative
4 8 (3.72%) Market Risk
5 7 (3.26%) User Experience
6 6 (2.79%) Smartcard
6 6 (2.79%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.79%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.33%) Credit Derivative
7 5 (2.33%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.86%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.86%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.86%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.86%) Grid Computing
9 3 (1.40%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.40%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.56%) Windows
2 9 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.33%) Android
4 3 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.93%) Linux
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (49.77%) MVC
2 87 (40.47%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (33.95%) TDD
4 35 (16.28%) OO
5 34 (15.81%) Web Development
5 34 (15.81%) Unit Testing
6 31 (14.42%) Multithreading
6 31 (14.42%) E-Commerce
7 29 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (12.56%) OOP
9 25 (11.63%) Scrum
10 20 (9.30%) SOA
11 18 (8.37%) OOD
12 15 (6.98%) BDD
13 14 (6.51%) CRM
13 14 (6.51%) Workflow
14 11 (5.12%) Configuration Management
14 11 (5.12%) UML
14 11 (5.12%) Data Transformation
15 10 (4.65%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 197 (91.63%) C#
2 87 (40.47%) SQL
3 77 (35.81%) JavaScript
4 21 (9.77%) T-SQL
5 19 (8.84%) VB.NET
6 6 (2.79%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.86%) C++
7 4 (1.86%) VB
7 4 (1.86%) XAML
8 3 (1.40%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.93%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.93%) Java
9 2 (0.93%) VBA
9 2 (0.93%) Python
10 1 (0.47%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.47%) VB6
10 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (5.12%) Degree
2 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.47%) MBA
3 1 (0.47%) MCP
3 1 (0.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.79%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) Basel III
2 2 (0.93%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.47%) EMIR
System Software
1 9 (4.19%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 44 (20.47%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.44%) Oracle
3 11 (5.12%) Sitecore
4 10 (4.65%) IBM
5 7 (3.26%) Telerik
6 6 (2.79%) RedDot
7 5 (2.33%) DevExpress
7 5 (2.33%) Open Text
7 5 (2.33%) CA
8 4 (1.86%) Sybase
9 2 (0.93%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.93%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.93%) Nintex
10 1 (0.47%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.47%) Tableau
10 1 (0.47%) Twitter
10 1 (0.47%) Charles River
10 1 (0.47%) SAP
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