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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 341 311 277
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -34
Contract jobs citing LINQ 62 107 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.45% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.91% 1.52% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 80 99
Average daily rate
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£438 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £309 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
6817 7048 6499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.95% 29.62% 31.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5194 5077 4728
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 £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 54 69
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £55.00 £48.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 17 £475 -7.31% 8
Mayfair - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Hornchurch - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 140 (93.33%) C#
2 133 (88.67%) .NET
3 107 (71.33%) SQL Server
4 96 (64.00%) ASP.NET
5 88 (58.67%) SQL
6 78 (52.00%) .NET Framework
7 77 (51.33%) WCF
7 77 (51.33%) MVC
8 73 (48.67%) Agile Software Development
9 60 (40.00%) JavaScript
9 60 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 57 (38.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 57 (38.00%) TDD
11 55 (36.67%) HTML
12 51 (34.00%) CSS
13 47 (31.33%) jQuery
14 42 (28.00%) Microsoft
15 38 (25.33%) T-SQL
16 37 (24.67%) Razor View Engine
17 35 (23.33%) WPF
18 34 (22.67%) Ajax
19 33 (22.00%) Visual Studio
20 32 (21.33%) OO
20 32 (21.33%) SQL Server 2008
21 30 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
21 30 (20.00%) Scrum
22 28 (18.67%) XML
23 27 (18.00%) Finance
23 27 (18.00%) NUnit
24 25 (16.67%) HTML5

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (12.00%) CMS
2 12 (8.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (6.00%) Node.js
4 7 (4.67%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.00%) Kentico
6 5 (3.33%) EPiServer CMS
6 5 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (3.33%) IIS
7 4 (2.67%) Umbraco
7 4 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.33%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.67%) Lync
9 1 (0.67%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.67%) Confluence
9 1 (0.67%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.67%) DNN
Applications
1 12 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.67%) MS Office
2 4 (2.67%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.33%) Internet
2 1 (0.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (71.33%) SQL Server
2 32 (21.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (9.33%) DTS
5 12 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.33%) Big Data
9 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.33%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (1.33%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.33%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.67%) MySQL
10 1 (0.67%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 33 (22.00%) Visual Studio
2 30 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (18.00%) NUnit
4 15 (10.00%) ReSharper
4 15 (10.00%) Moq
5 13 (8.67%) SpecFlow
6 12 (8.00%) Rhino Mocks
7 9 (6.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (6.00%) Selenium
8 7 (4.67%) JIRA
9 5 (3.33%) MSTest
10 4 (2.67%) Mercurial
11 3 (2.00%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.00%) MSBuild
12 2 (1.33%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.33%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.33%) NBehave
12 2 (1.33%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 1 (0.67%) StyleCop
General
1 27 (18.00%) Finance
2 18 (12.00%) Banking
2 18 (12.00%) Front Office
3 14 (9.33%) Retail
4 5 (3.33%) Legal
5 4 (2.67%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.67%) Back Office
5 4 (2.67%) Marketing
6 3 (2.00%) Advertising
7 2 (1.33%) Local Government
8 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 126 (84.00%) Developer
2 71 (47.33%) .NET Developer
3 35 (23.33%) C# Developer
4 24 (16.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 24 (16.00%) Senior Developer
5 16 (10.67%) WPF Developer
6 13 (8.67%) Senior C# Developer
7 12 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (6.67%) Architect
9 9 (6.00%) .NET Designer
9 9 (6.00%) Designer
10 8 (5.33%) Web Developer
11 7 (4.67%) Senior .NET Developer
12 6 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 5 (3.33%) Agile C# Developer
13 5 (3.33%) CRM Developer
13 5 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (3.33%) Analyst
14 4 (2.67%) Software Developer
14 4 (2.67%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (88.67%) .NET
2 96 (64.00%) ASP.NET
3 78 (52.00%) .NET Framework
4 77 (51.33%) WCF
5 60 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 57 (38.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 55 (36.67%) HTML
8 51 (34.00%) CSS
9 47 (31.33%) jQuery
10 37 (24.67%) Razor View Engine
11 35 (23.33%) WPF
12 34 (22.67%) Ajax
13 28 (18.67%) XML
14 25 (16.67%) HTML5
15 21 (14.00%) Web Services
16 19 (12.67%) KnockoutJS
17 18 (12.00%) CSS3
18 16 (10.67%) AngularJS
19 10 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 9 (6.00%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.67%) Inversion of Control
3 11 (7.33%) Derivative
4 10 (6.67%) Mainframe
4 10 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 10 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 9 (6.00%) Computer Science
5 9 (6.00%) Data Structures
6 7 (4.67%) Fixed Income
6 7 (4.67%) Equities
7 6 (4.00%) Equity Derivative
7 6 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (4.00%) Algorithms
8 5 (3.33%) User Experience
8 5 (3.33%) Hedge funds
9 4 (2.67%) Physics
10 2 (1.33%) Statistical Arbitrage
10 2 (1.33%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.33%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.00%) Windows
2 4 (2.67%) Android
3 2 (1.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (51.33%) MVC
2 73 (48.67%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (38.00%) TDD
4 32 (21.33%) OO
5 30 (20.00%) Scrum
6 22 (14.67%) E-Commerce
7 19 (12.67%) Web Development
8 17 (11.33%) OOD
9 15 (10.00%) MVVM
9 15 (10.00%) BDD
10 14 (9.33%) CRM
11 13 (8.67%) Unit Testing
11 13 (8.67%) Dependency Injection
11 13 (8.67%) Multithreading
12 12 (8.00%) OOP
13 11 (7.33%) Data Transformation
14 10 (6.67%) Workflow
15 9 (6.00%) SOA
16 8 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
17 7 (4.67%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 140 (93.33%) C#
2 88 (58.67%) SQL
3 60 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 38 (25.33%) T-SQL
5 14 (9.33%) VB.NET
6 9 (6.00%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.33%) XAML
8 2 (1.33%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.33%) Java
9 1 (0.67%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.67%) Python
9 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (9.33%) Degree
2 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) QA
1 1 (0.67%) EMIR
1 1 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (1.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 42 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.33%) Sitecore
3 11 (7.33%) DevExpress
4 10 (6.67%) Oracle
4 10 (6.67%) IBM
5 8 (5.33%) EPiServer
5 8 (5.33%) Telerik
6 6 (4.00%) Typemock
7 2 (1.33%) Twitter
7 2 (1.33%) Nintex
7 2 (1.33%) Citrix
7 2 (1.33%) CA
7 2 (1.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.33%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.33%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.67%) Perforce
8 1 (0.67%) Open Text
8 1 (0.67%) RedDot
8 1 (0.67%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.67%) SAP
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