The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the London region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 295 255 298
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +43
Contract jobs citing LINQ 111 149 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.62% 0.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.58% 2.01% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 122 100
Average daily rate
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£350 £500 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £364 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £44.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £24.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -31.42%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7034 7413 7439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.87% 31.08% 28.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5035 5348 5142
Average daily rate £425 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.65% +0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 88 89
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £18.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £54.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
LINQ
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 -5 29 £520 +1.46% 19
Enfield - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 192 (92.31%) C#
2 184 (88.46%) .NET
3 139 (66.83%) ASP.NET
4 119 (57.21%) SQL Server
5 105 (50.48%) MVC
6 92 (44.23%) CSS
7 91 (43.75%) HTML
8 90 (43.27%) WCF
9 87 (41.83%) .NET Framework
10 81 (38.94%) jQuery
11 79 (37.98%) SQL
12 74 (35.58%) JavaScript
13 71 (34.13%) TDD
13 71 (34.13%) ASP.NET MVC
13 71 (34.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 60 (28.85%) Ajax
15 51 (24.52%) XML
16 49 (23.56%) Web Services
17 46 (22.12%) HTML5
18 45 (21.63%) Finance
18 45 (21.63%) Unit Testing
19 43 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
20 41 (19.71%) Banking
21 40 (19.23%) Microsoft
21 40 (19.23%) Visual Studio
22 37 (17.79%) Web Development
23 35 (16.83%) SQL Server 2008
24 34 (16.35%) OO
25 33 (15.87%) T-SQL
25 33 (15.87%) Scrum

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 22 (10.58%) CMS
2 20 (9.62%) SharePoint
3 18 (8.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (7.21%) IIS
4 15 (7.21%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.40%) NServiceBus
5 5 (2.40%) MS Project Server
6 4 (1.92%) Sitefinity
7 3 (1.44%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.44%) Kentico
8 2 (0.96%) GemFire
8 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.48%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 22 (10.58%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.81%) InfoPath
3 3 (1.44%) MS Office
4 2 (0.96%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.48%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.48%) Endur
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.44%) SaaS
3 1 (0.48%) PaaS
3 1 (0.48%) Office 365
3 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.37%) Extranet
2 5 (2.40%) Intranet
2 5 (2.40%) Internet
3 4 (1.92%) Firewall
3 4 (1.92%) LDAP
3 4 (1.92%) DMZ
4 2 (0.96%) HTTP
5 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.48%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (57.21%) SQL Server
2 35 (16.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (11.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (11.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (8.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (4.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (4.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 10 (4.81%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.37%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (2.88%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (2.40%) DTS
10 5 (2.40%) RavenDB
11 4 (1.92%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.92%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.44%) NoSQL
12 3 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (1.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 40 (19.23%) Visual Studio
2 25 (12.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (8.65%) NUnit
4 12 (5.77%) SpecFlow
5 11 (5.29%) MSTest
6 10 (4.81%) TeamCity
7 9 (4.33%) Git (software)
7 9 (4.33%) Subversion
7 9 (4.33%) Cucumber
8 8 (3.85%) Bower
9 7 (3.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (3.37%) CruiseControl
10 6 (2.88%) ReSharper
10 6 (2.88%) Moq
11 5 (2.40%) Rhino Mocks
12 4 (1.92%) Selenium
12 4 (1.92%) Jasmine
13 3 (1.44%) Jenkins
13 3 (1.44%) LLBLGen Pro
13 3 (1.44%) JIRA
General
1 45 (21.63%) Finance
2 41 (19.71%) Banking
3 18 (8.65%) Investment Banking
4 15 (7.21%) Front Office
5 13 (6.25%) Retail
6 4 (1.92%) Advertising
6 4 (1.92%) Legal
7 2 (0.96%) Back Office
7 2 (0.96%) Publishing
8 1 (0.48%) Games
8 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 181 (87.02%) Developer
2 100 (48.08%) .NET Developer
3 78 (37.50%) C# Developer
4 45 (21.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 37 (17.79%) Senior Developer
6 31 (14.90%) ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (8.17%) Senior .NET Developer
8 15 (7.21%) Senior C# Developer
8 15 (7.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (4.81%) Architect
9 10 (4.81%) Lead Developer
10 8 (3.85%) SharePoint Architect
10 8 (3.85%) Designer
11 7 (3.37%) WPF Developer
12 6 (2.88%) Agile .NET Developer
12 6 (2.88%) SharePoint Developer
12 6 (2.88%) SQL Developer
12 6 (2.88%) .NET Designer
13 5 (2.40%) Analyst
13 5 (2.40%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (88.46%) .NET
2 139 (66.83%) ASP.NET
3 92 (44.23%) CSS
4 91 (43.75%) HTML
5 90 (43.27%) WCF
6 87 (41.83%) .NET Framework
7 81 (38.94%) jQuery
8 71 (34.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 71 (34.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 60 (28.85%) Ajax
10 51 (24.52%) XML
11 49 (23.56%) Web Services
12 46 (22.12%) HTML5
13 33 (15.87%) KnockoutJS
14 30 (14.42%) WPF
15 26 (12.50%) AngularJS
15 26 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 24 (11.54%) CSS3
17 23 (11.06%) Razor View Engine
18 22 (10.58%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (8.17%) Derivative
3 10 (4.81%) Market Risk
4 8 (3.85%) Equity Derivative
5 6 (2.88%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.88%) Credit Derivative
5 6 (2.88%) Smartcard
5 6 (2.88%) Credit Risk
6 5 (2.40%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (2.40%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.92%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.92%) Grid Computing
7 4 (1.92%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.92%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.92%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.92%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.92%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.96%) RIA
8 2 (0.96%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.50%) Windows
2 9 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.96%) Linux
3 2 (0.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (50.48%) MVC
2 71 (34.13%) TDD
3 45 (21.63%) Unit Testing
4 43 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (17.79%) Web Development
6 34 (16.35%) OO
7 33 (15.87%) Scrum
7 33 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (15.87%) Multithreading
8 28 (13.46%) E-Commerce
9 22 (10.58%) OOP
9 22 (10.58%) SOA
10 18 (8.65%) UML
11 16 (7.69%) OOD
11 16 (7.69%) Content Management
12 14 (6.73%) Dependency Injection
13 13 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
14 12 (5.77%) MVVM
15 11 (5.29%) BDD
15 11 (5.29%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 192 (92.31%) C#
2 79 (37.98%) SQL
3 74 (35.58%) JavaScript
4 33 (15.87%) T-SQL
5 12 (5.77%) VB.NET
6 7 (3.37%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.88%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.40%) C++
9 4 (1.92%) VB
10 3 (1.44%) XAML
11 2 (0.96%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.96%) VBA
11 2 (0.96%) Python
11 2 (0.96%) Java
12 1 (0.48%) C
12 1 (0.48%) VBScript
12 1 (0.48%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.48%) VB6
12 1 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (5.29%) Degree
2 6 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.44%) MBA
4 2 (0.96%) MCP
5 1 (0.48%) MCAD
5 1 (0.48%) ISEB
5 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) MCITP
5 1 (0.48%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.88%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) Basel III
2 2 (0.96%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.96%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.48%) EMIR
System Software
1 9 (4.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 40 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.62%) Oracle
3 9 (4.33%) Sitecore
4 6 (2.88%) Telerik
4 6 (2.88%) CA
5 5 (2.40%) IBM
5 5 (2.40%) RedDot
6 4 (1.92%) Open Text
6 4 (1.92%) Sybase
7 3 (1.44%) Google
8 2 (0.96%) DataSynapse
8 2 (0.96%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.96%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.96%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.48%) Charles River
9 1 (0.48%) Tableau
9 1 (0.48%) Twitter
9 1 (0.48%) EPiServer
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