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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 302 303 300
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing LINQ 85 81 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.40% 1.29% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 59 64
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £334 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £580 £575
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 £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
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
6091 6296 5825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.65% 29.65% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4435 4440 4252
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 58 49
Average hourly rate £29.00 £35.50 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.30% +79.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £27.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £147.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +12 30 £400 -23.80% 13
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 132 (92.31%) .NET
2 130 (90.91%) C#
3 101 (70.63%) SQL Server
4 100 (69.93%) .NET Framework
5 88 (61.54%) ASP.NET
6 77 (53.85%) MVC
6 77 (53.85%) WCF
6 77 (53.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 71 (49.65%) Agile Software Development
8 67 (46.85%) SQL
9 60 (41.96%) JavaScript
10 55 (38.46%) TDD
11 54 (37.76%) Microsoft
11 54 (37.76%) jQuery
12 49 (34.27%) SQL Server 2008
13 48 (33.57%) ASP.NET MVC
14 46 (32.17%) T-SQL
14 46 (32.17%) CSS
15 44 (30.77%) OO
15 44 (30.77%) Visual Studio
16 40 (27.97%) Razor View Engine
17 39 (27.27%) HTML
17 39 (27.27%) Web Services
18 35 (24.48%) Scrum
19 31 (21.68%) WPF
20 30 (20.98%) Ajax
21 28 (19.58%) XML
22 27 (18.88%) OOD
22 27 (18.88%) Unit Testing
22 27 (18.88%) Team Foundation Server

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 23 (16.08%) CMS
2 14 (9.79%) Sitecore CMS
3 12 (8.39%) Umbraco
3 12 (8.39%) Kentico
4 9 (6.29%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.90%) EPiServer CMS
6 6 (4.20%) IIS
7 5 (3.50%) Node.js
8 4 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.40%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.70%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.70%) Confluence
10 1 (0.70%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.70%) DNN
Applications
1 15 (10.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.80%) MS Office
2 4 (2.80%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.70%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 11 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 27 (18.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.80%) Internet
2 2 (1.40%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (70.63%) SQL Server
2 49 (34.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (16.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (6.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.50%) DTS
7 4 (2.80%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.80%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.40%) Big Data
9 1 (0.70%) MySQL
9 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.70%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.70%) OLAP
9 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 44 (30.77%) Visual Studio
2 27 (18.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (11.19%) Moq
3 16 (11.19%) NUnit
4 13 (9.09%) Rhino Mocks
5 12 (8.39%) ReSharper
6 7 (4.90%) SpecFlow
7 5 (3.50%) Selenium
7 5 (3.50%) MSTest
7 5 (3.50%) Mercurial
8 4 (2.80%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 4 (2.80%) Subversion
8 4 (2.80%) JIRA
8 4 (2.80%) MSBuild
9 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (1.40%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.40%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.40%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.70%) NDepend
11 1 (0.70%) StyleCop
General
1 22 (15.38%) Front Office
1 22 (15.38%) Finance
2 11 (7.69%) Banking
3 10 (6.99%) Back Office
4 6 (4.20%) Retail
5 4 (2.80%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.80%) Legal
6 3 (2.10%) Local Government
7 2 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 118 (82.52%) Developer
2 57 (39.86%) .NET Developer
3 29 (20.28%) C# Developer
4 14 (9.79%) ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 13 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (9.09%) WPF Developer
6 11 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
7 10 (6.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (6.99%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.59%) Analyst
9 7 (4.90%) Architect
10 6 (4.20%) .NET Web Developer
11 5 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.80%) Lead Developer
12 4 (2.80%) Analyst Developer
12 4 (2.80%) SharePoint Developer
12 4 (2.80%) Technical Leader
12 4 (2.80%) Umbraco Developer
13 3 (2.10%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (92.31%) .NET
2 100 (69.93%) .NET Framework
3 88 (61.54%) ASP.NET
4 77 (53.85%) WCF
4 77 (53.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 54 (37.76%) jQuery
6 48 (33.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 46 (32.17%) CSS
8 40 (27.97%) Razor View Engine
9 39 (27.27%) Web Services
9 39 (27.27%) HTML
10 31 (21.68%) WPF
11 30 (20.98%) Ajax
12 28 (19.58%) XML
13 25 (17.48%) ASP.NET Web API
14 21 (14.69%) HTML5
15 17 (11.89%) CSS3
15 17 (11.89%) AngularJS
16 14 (9.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 14 (9.79%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Derivative
2 11 (7.69%) Equities
2 11 (7.69%) Mathematics
2 11 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
3 9 (6.29%) N-Tier
4 8 (5.59%) Fixed Income
4 8 (5.59%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.90%) Equity Derivative
5 7 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.80%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.80%) Physics
7 3 (2.10%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.10%) User Experience
8 2 (1.40%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.40%) Statistical Arbitrage
9 1 (0.70%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.70%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.70%) Open Source
9 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.29%) Windows
2 4 (2.80%) Android
3 2 (1.40%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.40%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.40%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (53.85%) MVC
2 71 (49.65%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (38.46%) TDD
4 44 (30.77%) OO
5 35 (24.48%) Scrum
6 27 (18.88%) Unit Testing
6 27 (18.88%) OOD
7 24 (16.78%) BDD
8 20 (13.99%) E-Commerce
9 18 (12.59%) Dependency Injection
10 16 (11.19%) CRM
10 16 (11.19%) Web Development
11 15 (10.49%) OOP
12 14 (9.79%) MVVM
12 14 (9.79%) Mentoring
13 13 (9.09%) Pair Programming
14 10 (6.99%) Multithreading
15 8 (5.59%) SOA
15 8 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (4.90%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 130 (90.91%) C#
2 67 (46.85%) SQL
3 60 (41.96%) JavaScript
4 46 (32.17%) T-SQL
5 7 (4.90%) XAML
5 7 (4.90%) VB.NET
6 6 (4.20%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.50%) Java
8 3 (2.10%) VB
9 2 (1.40%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.70%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.70%) VBA
10 1 (0.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (7.69%) Degree
1 11 (7.69%) VCP4
2 3 (2.10%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.40%) EMIR
1 2 (1.40%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (1.40%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 54 (37.76%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.29%) Sitecore
3 18 (12.59%) EPiServer
4 13 (9.09%) Telerik
5 11 (7.69%) DevExpress
6 8 (5.59%) Oracle
7 6 (4.20%) Typemock
8 3 (2.10%) Bloomberg
8 3 (2.10%) Infragistics
9 2 (1.40%) Citrix
9 2 (1.40%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.40%) Twitter
9 2 (1.40%) IBM
10 1 (0.70%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.70%) Nintex
10 1 (0.70%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.70%) Reuters
10 1 (0.70%) Perforce
10 1 (0.70%) SAP
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