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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 341 333 310
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -23
Contract jobs citing LINQ 70 72 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.35% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.05% 1.15% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 58 73
Average daily rate £444 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £38.50 - £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
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
6673 6287 6346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.55% 30.18% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4993 4700 4516
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 53
Average hourly rate £50.00 £27.37 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.68% -21.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.23 £16.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +29 17 £500 +17.64% 11
Harrow - 1 £325 -
Romford - 1 £375 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £648 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 108 (88.52%) .NET
2 103 (84.43%) C#
3 88 (72.13%) SQL Server
4 75 (61.48%) MVC
5 67 (54.92%) ASP.NET
6 65 (53.28%) SQL
7 64 (52.46%) .NET Framework
8 61 (50.00%) JavaScript
9 59 (48.36%) WCF
10 55 (45.08%) Agile Software Development
11 54 (44.26%) ASP.NET MVC
12 53 (43.44%) HTML
13 52 (42.62%) jQuery
14 47 (38.52%) Entity Framework
15 46 (37.70%) TDD
16 45 (36.89%) CSS
17 42 (34.43%) WPF
18 37 (30.33%) Microsoft
19 34 (27.87%) AngularJS
20 33 (27.05%) Team Foundation Server
21 32 (26.23%) Visual Studio
21 32 (26.23%) NUnit
22 31 (25.41%) T-SQL
23 28 (22.95%) BDD
24 26 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
25 25 (20.49%) SQL Server 2008
25 25 (20.49%) HTML5
26 24 (19.67%) Multithreading
27 23 (18.85%) Unit Testing
28 22 (18.03%) TeamCity

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (9.02%) IIS
2 5 (4.10%) CMS
2 5 (4.10%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.46%) K2 blackpearl
3 3 (2.46%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.46%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.64%) Kentico
4 2 (1.64%) Node.js
4 2 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.64%) Sitefinity
4 2 (1.64%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.82%) Apache
5 1 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.82%) JBoss
5 1 (0.82%) nginx
5 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.82%) Endur
1 1 (0.82%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.64%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.64%) Trello
4 1 (0.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.82%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.10%) HTTP
2 1 (0.82%) DVB
2 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (72.13%) SQL Server
2 25 (20.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (10.66%) Relational Database
4 12 (9.84%) Oracle Database
5 10 (8.20%) RDBMS
6 9 (7.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (6.56%) Big Data
8 6 (4.92%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (4.92%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (4.92%) HBase
8 6 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.82%) SQL CLR
11 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (27.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (26.23%) NUnit
2 32 (26.23%) Visual Studio
3 22 (18.03%) TeamCity
4 17 (13.93%) Git (software)
5 11 (9.02%) NSubstitute
5 11 (9.02%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (8.20%) Jasmine
6 10 (8.20%) MSBuild
6 10 (8.20%) NCrunch
6 10 (8.20%) Subversion
7 9 (7.38%) Selenium
8 8 (6.56%) SpecFlow
9 7 (5.74%) Protractor
10 6 (4.92%) CruiseControl
11 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Blend
11 4 (3.28%) QUnit
12 3 (2.46%) JIRA
12 3 (2.46%) Xcode
13 2 (1.64%) ProC
General
1 21 (17.21%) Finance
2 16 (13.11%) Banking
3 13 (10.66%) Front Office
4 7 (5.74%) Back Office
5 5 (4.10%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.10%) Retail
6 4 (3.28%) Advertising
7 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.82%) French Language
8 1 (0.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 97 (79.51%) Developer
2 59 (48.36%) .NET Developer
3 48 (39.34%) C# Developer
4 24 (19.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 23 (18.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 22 (18.03%) C# .NET Developer
6 22 (18.03%) Senior Developer
7 17 (13.93%) WPF Developer
8 16 (13.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 15 (12.30%) SQL Developer
10 13 (10.66%) C# WPF Developer
11 11 (9.02%) Senior C# Developer
12 10 (8.20%) JavaScript Developer
13 9 (7.38%) Agile Developer
13 9 (7.38%) Senior .NET Developer
14 8 (6.56%) .NET Designer
14 8 (6.56%) Agile .NET Developer
14 8 (6.56%) Front Office Developer
14 8 (6.56%) Senior UI Designer
14 8 (6.56%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (88.52%) .NET
2 67 (54.92%) ASP.NET
3 64 (52.46%) .NET Framework
4 59 (48.36%) WCF
5 54 (44.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 53 (43.44%) HTML
7 52 (42.62%) jQuery
8 47 (38.52%) Entity Framework
9 45 (36.89%) CSS
10 42 (34.43%) WPF
11 34 (27.87%) AngularJS
12 25 (20.49%) HTML5
13 21 (17.21%) Kendo UI
14 19 (15.57%) JSON
14 19 (15.57%) Web Services
14 19 (15.57%) XML
15 18 (14.75%) Ajax
16 17 (13.93%) CSS3
16 17 (13.93%) KnockoutJS
17 15 (12.30%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (9.84%) Derivative
2 11 (9.02%) Equity Derivative
3 10 (8.20%) Mobile App
3 10 (8.20%) User Experience
4 8 (6.56%) Clustering
5 7 (5.74%) Equities
6 6 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (4.92%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (4.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (3.28%) Client/Server
8 4 (3.28%) Data Structures
8 4 (3.28%) Digital Media
8 4 (3.28%) Fixed Income
8 4 (3.28%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.64%) DTV
9 2 (1.64%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.64%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.82%) MPEG
10 1 (0.82%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.39%) Windows
2 11 (9.02%) Android
3 7 (5.74%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.82%) CentOS
5 1 (0.82%) Linux
5 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (61.48%) MVC
2 55 (45.08%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (37.70%) TDD
4 28 (22.95%) BDD
5 26 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (19.67%) Multithreading
7 23 (18.85%) Unit Testing
8 20 (16.39%) MVVM
9 16 (13.11%) OO
10 15 (12.30%) Scrum
11 11 (9.02%) Pair Programming
11 11 (9.02%) SOLID
12 10 (8.20%) E-Commerce
12 10 (8.20%) Memory Management
12 10 (8.20%) Mobile Development
13 9 (7.38%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (7.38%) Release Management
13 9 (7.38%) Web Development
14 8 (6.56%) OOD
14 8 (6.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 103 (84.43%) C#
2 65 (53.28%) SQL
3 61 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 31 (25.41%) T-SQL
5 13 (10.66%) XAML
6 8 (6.56%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.92%) Java
7 6 (4.92%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.46%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.64%) C++
10 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.82%) C
10 1 (0.82%) Perl
10 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.82%) Python
10 1 (0.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (5.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.82%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (2.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.82%) BladeLogic
1 1 (0.82%) MOM
1 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (30.33%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.93%) Oracle
3 11 (9.02%) DevExpress
4 10 (8.20%) Xamarin
5 9 (7.38%) Telerik
6 3 (2.46%) Tableau
6 3 (2.46%) Twitter
7 2 (1.64%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.64%) Infragistics
7 2 (1.64%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.64%) Sybase
8 1 (0.82%) Perforce
8 1 (0.82%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.82%) TIBCO
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