The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for LINQ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 149 153
Rank change year-on-year -11 +4  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 5 6 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.17% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 0.53% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 41
Median daily rate £455 £588 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.55% +46.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £638 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £315
% change year-on-year -1.42% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50

LINQ is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1153 1136 1651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 36.02% 32.53% 30.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 964 1307
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 10
Median hourly rate £26.80 £22.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.81% +11.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £16.52 £17.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.94 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing LINQ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in the City of London

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LINQ in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in the City of London

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ in the City of London over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LINQ in the City of London

LINQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (81.25%) SQL
3 12 (75.00%) WCF
4 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
5 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
6 9 (56.25%) TDD
6 9 (56.25%) Multithreading
6 9 (56.25%) Entity Framework
7 8 (50.00%) MVVM
7 8 (50.00%) Task Parallel Library
7 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (50.00%) WPF
7 8 (50.00%) Unit Testing
8 7 (43.75%) MVC
8 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
8 7 (43.75%) .NET
8 7 (43.75%) HTML
9 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (31.25%) Caliburn.Micro
10 5 (31.25%) SpecFlow
10 5 (31.25%) Dependency Injection
10 5 (31.25%) HTML5
10 5 (31.25%) XML
11 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (25.00%) jQuery
11 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
11 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 4 (25.00%) CSS
11 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (6.25%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) SpecFlow
2 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
3 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.25%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) Moq
4 1 (6.25%) NUnit
4 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
4 1 (6.25%) XMLSpy
General
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 13 (81.25%) C# Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Analyst Developer
3 5 (31.25%) C# WPF Developer
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Developer
3 5 (31.25%) WPF Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum Master
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Angular Developer
7 1 (6.25%) C# WCF Developer
7 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
7 1 (6.25%) WCF Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) WCF
2 9 (56.25%) Entity Framework
3 8 (50.00%) Task Parallel Library
3 8 (50.00%) WPF
4 7 (43.75%) .NET
4 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
4 7 (43.75%) HTML
5 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (31.25%) Caliburn.Micro
6 5 (31.25%) HTML5
6 5 (31.25%) XML
7 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (25.00%) CSS
7 4 (25.00%) jQuery
8 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
8 3 (18.75%) JSON
9 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 2 (12.50%) RESTful
10 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) CentOS
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Multithreading
2 9 (56.25%) TDD
3 8 (50.00%) MVVM
3 8 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (43.75%) MVC
5 5 (31.25%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
7 3 (18.75%) OO
7 3 (18.75%) Performance Optimisation
7 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 3 (18.75%) SOA
7 3 (18.75%) SOLID
8 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 2 (12.50%) Web Development
9 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
9 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (6.25%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (81.25%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Infragistics
3 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.25%) OpenText
3 1 (6.25%) RedDot
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago