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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 320 283 268
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -15
Contract jobs citing LINQ 96 144 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.58% 0.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.29% 1.86% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 115 118
Average daily rate
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£400 £500 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £620 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £302 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.81% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+23.89% +9.79%
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
7455 7740 7583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.24% 31.13% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5414 5633 5361
Average daily rate £424 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 44 67
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £13.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £75.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -4 35 £463 -15.90% 9
Harrow - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Romford - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (91.87%) C#
2 182 (87.08%) .NET
3 148 (70.81%) ASP.NET
4 120 (57.42%) SQL Server
5 106 (50.72%) MVC
6 92 (44.02%) SQL
7 86 (41.15%) Agile Software Development
8 84 (40.19%) HTML
8 84 (40.19%) WCF
9 80 (38.28%) .NET Framework
10 78 (37.32%) CSS
11 75 (35.89%) JavaScript
12 72 (34.45%) TDD
13 71 (33.97%) ASP.NET MVC
14 64 (30.62%) jQuery
15 58 (27.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 53 (25.36%) Finance
17 49 (23.44%) Ajax
18 45 (21.53%) Microsoft
19 44 (21.05%) XML
20 42 (20.10%) HTML5
21 40 (19.14%) Web Services
22 39 (18.66%) Banking
22 39 (18.66%) WPF
23 37 (17.70%) OO
24 35 (16.75%) Visual Studio
24 35 (16.75%) Web Development
25 34 (16.27%) Unit Testing
25 34 (16.27%) SQL Server 2008
26 31 (14.83%) Continuous Integration

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 17 (8.13%) CMS
2 13 (6.22%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.22%) SharePoint 2010
3 12 (5.74%) IIS
4 8 (3.83%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (3.35%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (2.39%) Kentico
7 4 (1.91%) Node.js
7 4 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.44%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.48%) Lync
9 1 (0.48%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.48%) Confluence
9 1 (0.48%) EPiServer CMS
9 1 (0.48%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 23 (11.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.35%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.96%) MS Office
4 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.44%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.48%) Office 365
3 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.48%) SaaS
3 1 (0.48%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.39%) Intranet
2 4 (1.91%) LDAP
2 4 (1.91%) Internet
2 4 (1.91%) DMZ
2 4 (1.91%) Firewall
3 3 (1.44%) Extranet
4 1 (0.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (57.42%) SQL Server
2 34 (16.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (13.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (8.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (6.22%) DTS
6 12 (5.74%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (4.31%) Oracle Database
9 7 (3.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (3.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (2.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (2.39%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (1.91%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.91%) Relational Database
13 3 (1.44%) Big Data
13 3 (1.44%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.96%) QlikView
14 2 (0.96%) PerformancePoint
14 2 (0.96%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 35 (16.75%) Visual Studio
2 29 (13.88%) NUnit
3 25 (11.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (6.22%) ReSharper
5 12 (5.74%) SpecFlow
6 9 (4.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (4.31%) Selenium
7 8 (3.83%) Moq
7 8 (3.83%) TeamCity
7 8 (3.83%) Bower
8 7 (3.35%) Rhino Mocks
9 5 (2.39%) JIRA
9 5 (2.39%) CruiseControl
9 5 (2.39%) Subversion
10 4 (1.91%) Git (software)
10 4 (1.91%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.44%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.96%) FitNesse
12 2 (0.96%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.96%) Xcode
General
1 53 (25.36%) Finance
2 39 (18.66%) Banking
3 17 (8.13%) Retail
4 16 (7.66%) Investment Banking
5 15 (7.18%) Front Office
6 6 (2.87%) Advertising
7 4 (1.91%) Legal
8 3 (1.44%) Back Office
8 3 (1.44%) Publishing
8 3 (1.44%) Marketing
9 1 (0.48%) Games
9 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 185 (88.52%) Developer
2 105 (50.24%) .NET Developer
3 75 (35.89%) C# Developer
4 42 (20.10%) Senior Developer
5 40 (19.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 37 (17.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 23 (11.00%) Senior C# Developer
8 16 (7.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (7.66%) Senior .NET Developer
9 14 (6.70%) WPF Developer
10 13 (6.22%) Architect
11 12 (5.74%) Designer
12 10 (4.78%) .NET Designer
13 9 (4.31%) SharePoint Architect
14 8 (3.83%) Lead Developer
15 6 (2.87%) Front-End Developer
16 5 (2.39%) Web Developer
16 5 (2.39%) .NET Web Developer
16 5 (2.39%) Agile C# Developer
16 5 (2.39%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (87.08%) .NET
2 148 (70.81%) ASP.NET
3 84 (40.19%) HTML
3 84 (40.19%) WCF
4 80 (38.28%) .NET Framework
5 78 (37.32%) CSS
6 71 (33.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 64 (30.62%) jQuery
8 58 (27.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 49 (23.44%) Ajax
10 44 (21.05%) XML
11 42 (20.10%) HTML5
12 40 (19.14%) Web Services
13 39 (18.66%) WPF
14 31 (14.83%) KnockoutJS
15 26 (12.44%) Razor View Engine
16 21 (10.05%) JSON
16 21 (10.05%) AngularJS
17 20 (9.57%) CSS3
18 19 (9.09%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.66%) Derivative
3 13 (6.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (4.78%) IBM Mainframe
4 10 (4.78%) Mainframe
4 10 (4.78%) Data Structures
5 9 (4.31%) Inversion of Control
6 8 (3.83%) Equity Derivative
6 8 (3.83%) Algorithms
7 7 (3.35%) User Experience
7 7 (3.35%) Fixed Income
7 7 (3.35%) Market Risk
7 7 (3.35%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.87%) Mathematics
8 6 (2.87%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.87%) Smartcard
9 5 (2.39%) N-Tier
9 5 (2.39%) Credit Risk
9 5 (2.39%) Credit Derivative
10 4 (1.91%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.92%) Windows
2 8 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.39%) Android
4 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.96%) Linux
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (50.72%) MVC
2 86 (41.15%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (34.45%) TDD
4 37 (17.70%) OO
5 35 (16.75%) Web Development
6 34 (16.27%) Unit Testing
7 31 (14.83%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (13.88%) Multithreading
8 29 (13.88%) E-Commerce
9 28 (13.40%) OOP
10 24 (11.48%) Scrum
11 20 (9.57%) SOA
12 18 (8.61%) OOD
13 17 (8.13%) CRM
14 14 (6.70%) Workflow
15 13 (6.22%) BDD
16 11 (5.26%) Data Transformation
16 11 (5.26%) Configuration Management
17 10 (4.78%) UML
18 9 (4.31%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 192 (91.87%) C#
2 92 (44.02%) SQL
3 75 (35.89%) JavaScript
4 26 (12.44%) T-SQL
5 18 (8.61%) VB.NET
6 9 (4.31%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.91%) XAML
8 3 (1.44%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.44%) VB
9 2 (0.96%) Python
9 2 (0.96%) VBA
9 2 (0.96%) Java
9 2 (0.96%) C++
9 2 (0.96%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.48%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.48%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (6.22%) Degree
2 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.48%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.39%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) Basel III
2 2 (0.96%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.31%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 45 (21.53%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.66%) Oracle
3 11 (5.26%) Sitecore
4 10 (4.78%) IBM
5 8 (3.83%) Telerik
6 7 (3.35%) DevExpress
7 6 (2.87%) RedDot
8 5 (2.39%) CA
8 5 (2.39%) Open Text
9 3 (1.44%) Sybase
9 3 (1.44%) Typemock
10 2 (0.96%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.96%) Nintex
11 1 (0.48%) Twitter
11 1 (0.48%) Tableau
11 1 (0.48%) SAP
11 1 (0.48%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.48%) Charles River
11 1 (0.48%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.48%) Atlassian
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