Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 222 224
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2 +17
Contract jobs citing LINQ 24 10 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.37% 0.15% 0.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.00% 0.43% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 69
City of London median daily rate £544 £506 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +19.12% -18.27%
10th Percentile £308 £316 £313
90th Percentile £634 £666 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £506 £425
% change year-on-year +8.64% +19.12% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 2405 2341 3430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.20% 34.35% 30.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1937 1979 2750
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £355 £313 £306
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £462 £450
% change year-on-year +8.23% +2.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 17
City of London median hourly rate £24.49 £21.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.60% -13.33% -24.25%
10th Percentile £20.75 £17.08 £11.05
90th Percentile £29.62 £49.29 £80.50
Central London median hourly rate £24.42 £21.00 £27.37
% change year-on-year +16.30% -23.27% -14.55%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 24 (100.00%) C#
2 19 (79.17%) SQL
3 17 (70.83%) .NET
4 14 (58.33%) SQL Server
5 12 (50.00%) MVC
6 11 (45.83%) WPF
7 9 (37.50%) Unit Testing
7 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
8 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
8 8 (33.33%) TDD
8 8 (33.33%) WCF
9 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (29.17%) MVVM
9 7 (29.17%) Entity Framework
9 7 (29.17%) IIS
10 6 (25.00%) HTML
10 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 6 (25.00%) AngularJS
10 6 (25.00%) Multithreading
11 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
11 5 (20.83%) SpecFlow
11 5 (20.83%) REST
11 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
11 5 (20.83%) CSS
11 5 (20.83%) XML
11 5 (20.83%) HTTP
11 5 (20.83%) .NET Core
12 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (16.67%) Front Office

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 7 (29.17%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) HTTP
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) LDAP
2 2 (8.33%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) Bigtable
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.33%) SQLite
4 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.17%) Big Data
4 1 (4.17%) HBase
4 1 (4.17%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (20.83%) SpecFlow
3 3 (12.50%) NUnit
3 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (12.50%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.17%) Moq
4 1 (4.17%) MSBuild
4 1 (4.17%) ReSharper
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (4.17%) XMLSpy
General
1 4 (16.67%) Front Office
1 4 (16.67%) Marketing
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Developer
2 13 (54.17%) C# Developer
3 8 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Senior .NET Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Developer
5 4 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (16.67%) SQL Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (12.50%) C# WPF Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) WPF Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Embedded Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Front Office Developer
8 1 (4.17%) AWS Developer
8 1 (4.17%) C# Developer - Commodities
8 1 (4.17%) C# WCF Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Integration Developer
8 1 (4.17%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (70.83%) .NET
2 11 (45.83%) WPF
3 8 (33.33%) WCF
4 7 (29.17%) Entity Framework
5 6 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 6 (25.00%) HTML
6 5 (20.83%) .NET Core
6 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
6 5 (20.83%) CSS
6 5 (20.83%) REST
6 5 (20.83%) XML
7 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (16.67%) Task Parallel Library
8 3 (12.50%) Caliburn.Micro
8 3 (12.50%) JSON
8 3 (12.50%) Web Services
9 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
9 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (8.33%) OAuth
9 2 (8.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) NHS
2 3 (12.50%) Equities
2 3 (12.50%) Fixed Income
2 3 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (12.50%) Market Risk
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (4.17%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.17%) CentOS
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) MVC
2 9 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 8 (33.33%) TDD
4 7 (29.17%) MVVM
5 6 (25.00%) Multithreading
6 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 3 (12.50%) API Design
8 3 (12.50%) Data Integration
8 3 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (8.33%) ETL
9 2 (8.33%) Front End Development
9 2 (8.33%) Project Management
9 2 (8.33%) Scrum
9 2 (8.33%) SOLID
10 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
10 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
10 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) C#
2 19 (79.17%) SQL
3 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.17%) VBA
5 1 (4.17%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) MiFID
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) DevExpress
2 1 (4.17%) OpenText
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) RedDot
2 1 (4.17%) Telerik
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