Period
to 19 February 2019

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 6 months to 19 February 2019 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 248 216 215
Rank change year-on-year -32 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing LINQ 12 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.45% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 1.19% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 11
City of London median daily rate £500 £575 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +45.94% -21.20%
10th Percentile £425 £359 £355
90th Percentile £599 £733 £588
Central London median daily rate £500 £575 £394
% change year-on-year -13.04% +45.94% -21.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

LINQ is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,645 2,692 2,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.79% 38.13% 36.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,194 2,300 1,857
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +5.13% +2.63%
10th Percentile £410 £363 £325
90th Percentile £672 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 1
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.30 £54.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.79% -55.21% +44.65%
10th Percentile £14.90 £21.20 £51.62
90th Percentile £84.50 £67.50 £56.87
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.30 £54.25
% change year-on-year +11.13% -55.21% +44.65%

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing LINQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (91.67%) SQL
3 9 (75.00%) .NET
4 8 (66.67%) .NET Framework
5 7 (58.33%) WPF
5 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
5 7 (58.33%) XML
5 7 (58.33%) Entity Framework
6 5 (41.67%) HTML
6 5 (41.67%) HTML5
7 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 4 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
7 4 (33.33%) WCF
8 3 (25.00%) XPath
8 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (25.00%) Data Integration
8 3 (25.00%) OAuth
8 3 (25.00%) Finance
8 3 (25.00%) Banking
8 3 (25.00%) Lucene
8 3 (25.00%) WinForms
8 3 (25.00%) CSS
8 3 (25.00%) XSLT
8 3 (25.00%) Java
8 3 (25.00%) LDAP
8 3 (25.00%) SOA

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 3 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
1 3 (25.00%) HTTP
1 3 (25.00%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (25.00%) Bigtable
2 3 (25.00%) Blockchain
2 3 (25.00%) Power BI
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (16.67%) KDB
3 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Front Office
2 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 7 (58.33%) Entity Framework
3 7 (58.33%) WPF
3 7 (58.33%) XML
4 5 (41.67%) HTML
4 5 (41.67%) HTML5
5 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 4 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (33.33%) WCF
6 3 (25.00%) CSS
6 3 (25.00%) JSON
6 3 (25.00%) LDAP
6 3 (25.00%) Lucene
6 3 (25.00%) OAuth
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) WinForms
6 3 (25.00%) WSDL
6 3 (25.00%) XML Schema
6 3 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) W3C
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (25.00%) API Development
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (25.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (25.00%) ETL
3 3 (25.00%) Identity Management
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) MapReduce
3 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) SOA
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (16.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 2 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (91.67%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) XPath
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) C
5 1 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft