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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 307 321 291
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -30
Contract jobs citing LINQ 96 87 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.38% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.47% 1.27% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 67 76
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £296 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £605 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -15.62%
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
6523 6840 6107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.76% 29.74% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4711 4886 4482
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £295 £288
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 26 44 48
Average hourly rate £27.37 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £160.00 £49.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 31 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 31 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 +8 29 £400 -27.27% 18
Osterley - 1 £320 -
Hounslow - 1 £295 -
Twickenham - 1 £295 -
Uxbridge - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 143 (91.67%) C#
2 142 (91.03%) .NET
3 114 (73.08%) .NET Framework
4 110 (70.51%) SQL Server
5 94 (60.26%) ASP.NET
6 88 (56.41%) WCF
6 88 (56.41%) Entity Framework
7 82 (52.56%) MVC
8 79 (50.64%) Agile Software Development
9 73 (46.79%) SQL
10 64 (41.03%) Microsoft
11 62 (39.74%) JavaScript
12 61 (39.10%) TDD
13 57 (36.54%) jQuery
14 54 (34.62%) SQL Server 2008
15 51 (32.69%) Visual Studio
16 49 (31.41%) OO
16 49 (31.41%) ASP.NET MVC
17 48 (30.77%) T-SQL
18 46 (29.49%) CSS
19 43 (27.56%) Web Services
20 42 (26.92%) Scrum
20 42 (26.92%) Razor View Engine
21 39 (25.00%) Unit Testing
22 38 (24.36%) WPF
23 36 (23.08%) HTML
24 34 (21.79%) XML
24 34 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
25 32 (20.51%) Ajax
26 31 (19.87%) Team Foundation Server

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 26 (16.67%) CMS
2 17 (10.90%) Sitecore CMS
3 15 (9.62%) Kentico
3 15 (9.62%) Umbraco
4 9 (5.77%) IIS
5 8 (5.13%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.85%) EPiServer CMS
7 5 (3.21%) Node.js
8 3 (1.92%) Sitefinity
8 3 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.64%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.64%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.64%) Immediacy CMS
10 1 (0.64%) DNN
Applications
1 14 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.21%) MS Office
3 3 (1.92%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.28%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.64%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 11 (7.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 34 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.21%) Internet
2 2 (1.28%) HTTP
2 2 (1.28%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.64%) DNS
3 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.64%) SSL
3 1 (0.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (70.51%) SQL Server
2 54 (34.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (6.41%) Relational Database
5 9 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (3.85%) Oracle Database
8 5 (3.21%) DTS
8 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (2.56%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.56%) MySQL
9 4 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.28%) Big Data
12 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.64%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 1 (0.64%) IDOL
12 1 (0.64%) DB2
12 1 (0.64%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 51 (32.69%) Visual Studio
2 31 (19.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (9.62%) ReSharper
4 13 (8.33%) NUnit
4 13 (8.33%) Moq
5 11 (7.05%) Rhino Mocks
6 7 (4.49%) SpecFlow
7 5 (3.21%) MSTest
7 5 (3.21%) Subversion
8 4 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (2.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 4 (2.56%) Mercurial
8 4 (2.56%) Selenium
8 4 (2.56%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.92%) JIRA
10 2 (1.28%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.28%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.28%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.28%) CruiseControl
General
1 20 (12.82%) Front Office
2 19 (12.18%) Finance
3 13 (8.33%) Back Office
4 12 (7.69%) Banking
5 6 (3.85%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.56%) Local Government
6 4 (2.56%) Retail
6 4 (2.56%) Legal
7 2 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.64%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.64%) Law
8 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 131 (83.97%) Developer
2 66 (42.31%) .NET Developer
3 32 (20.51%) C# Developer
4 16 (10.26%) ASP.NET Developer
5 15 (9.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (8.33%) Web Developer
7 11 (7.05%) WPF Developer
7 11 (7.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 11 (7.05%) Microsoft Developer
8 10 (6.41%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.13%) Analyst
10 6 (3.85%) Software Developer
10 6 (3.85%) Architect
10 6 (3.85%) .NET Web Developer
11 5 (3.21%) Lead Developer
11 5 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.21%) Umbraco Developer
12 4 (2.56%) AWS Developer
12 4 (2.56%) Technical Leader
12 4 (2.56%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (91.03%) .NET
2 114 (73.08%) .NET Framework
3 94 (60.26%) ASP.NET
4 88 (56.41%) WCF
4 88 (56.41%) Entity Framework
5 57 (36.54%) jQuery
6 49 (31.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 46 (29.49%) CSS
8 43 (27.56%) Web Services
9 42 (26.92%) Razor View Engine
10 38 (24.36%) WPF
11 36 (23.08%) HTML
12 34 (21.79%) XML
13 32 (20.51%) Ajax
14 28 (17.95%) ASP.NET Web API
15 24 (15.38%) AngularJS
16 19 (12.18%) HTML5
17 16 (10.26%) RESTful
17 16 (10.26%) CSS3
18 15 (9.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.33%) N-Tier
2 11 (7.05%) Derivative
3 10 (6.41%) Mathematics
3 10 (6.41%) Inversion of Control
4 9 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.77%) Equities
5 7 (4.49%) Equity Derivative
6 6 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.85%) Fixed Income
7 5 (3.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (3.21%) Physics
8 3 (1.92%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.92%) User Experience
9 2 (1.28%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.28%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.28%) Statistical Arbitrage
10 1 (0.64%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.64%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.64%) Open Source
10 1 (0.64%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.69%) Windows
2 4 (2.56%) Android
3 2 (1.28%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.28%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.28%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (52.56%) MVC
2 79 (50.64%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (39.10%) TDD
4 49 (31.41%) OO
5 42 (26.92%) Scrum
6 39 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 31 (19.87%) BDD
8 28 (17.95%) OOD
9 20 (12.82%) E-Commerce
10 19 (12.18%) Mentoring
11 18 (11.54%) OOP
12 17 (10.90%) SOA
12 17 (10.90%) Web Development
12 17 (10.90%) Dependency Injection
13 16 (10.26%) CRM
13 16 (10.26%) Pair Programming
14 13 (8.33%) MVVM
15 10 (6.41%) Multithreading
16 8 (5.13%) Performance Analysis
16 8 (5.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 143 (91.67%) C#
2 73 (46.79%) SQL
3 62 (39.74%) JavaScript
4 48 (30.77%) T-SQL
5 7 (4.49%) VB.NET
5 7 (4.49%) XAML
6 6 (3.85%) Java
7 4 (2.56%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.92%) Python
8 3 (1.92%) PHP
9 2 (1.28%) VB
9 2 (1.28%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.64%) Ruby
10 1 (0.64%) Lua
10 1 (0.64%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.64%) VBA
10 1 (0.64%) Perl
10 1 (0.64%) C++
10 1 (0.64%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 12 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (6.41%) Degree
3 5 (3.21%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.21%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.64%) MCSD
4 1 (0.64%) HND
4 1 (0.64%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.28%) EMIR
1 2 (1.28%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.64%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) CRD IV
System Software
1 3 (1.92%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 64 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.10%) Sitecore
3 20 (12.82%) EPiServer
4 14 (8.97%) Telerik
5 12 (7.69%) Oracle
6 8 (5.13%) DevExpress
7 4 (2.56%) Typemock
8 3 (1.92%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.92%) Infragistics
8 3 (1.92%) IBM
9 2 (1.28%) Twitter
9 2 (1.28%) HP
9 2 (1.28%) Citrix
9 2 (1.28%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.28%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.64%) Reuters
10 1 (0.64%) Borland
10 1 (0.64%) Sybase
10 1 (0.64%) SAP
10 1 (0.64%) Adobe
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