Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 233 219 201
Rank change year-on-year -14 -18 +27
Contract jobs citing LINQ 23 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.26% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.86% 0.72% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 21
City of London median daily rate £675 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.95% -7.50% +25.00%
10th Percentile £424 £353 £318
90th Percentile £738 £603 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +25.00%
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 2,675 2,222 2,134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.14% 36.20% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,246 1,833 1,787
City of London median daily rate £513 £476 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +0.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £364 £332 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 9
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £24.86 £43.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.52% -42.94% +59.19%
10th Percentile £21.25 £23.98 £18.83
90th Percentile £61.73 £33.73 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £24.86 £43.57
% change year-on-year -13.52% -42.94% +45.23%

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018, 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 23 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (65.22%) .NET
3 12 (52.17%) TDD
4 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
5 10 (43.48%) SQL
6 9 (39.13%) Finance
6 9 (39.13%) XML
6 9 (39.13%) Multithreading
6 9 (39.13%) Task Parallel Library
6 9 (39.13%) SDLC
7 8 (34.78%) Asynchronous Programming
7 8 (34.78%) Grid Computing
7 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
8 7 (30.43%) WCF
8 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (26.09%) WPF
9 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (26.09%) Banking
9 6 (26.09%) Web Services
10 5 (21.74%) OO
10 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
10 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
10 5 (21.74%) Oracle
10 5 (21.74%) MVC
10 5 (21.74%) TeamCity
10 5 (21.74%) JSON
10 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (21.74%) SOLID
11 4 (17.39%) 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 3 (13.04%) DataSynapse
1 3 (13.04%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
1 3 (13.04%) HTTP
1 3 (13.04%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (13.04%) Bigtable
4 3 (13.04%) Blockchain
4 3 (13.04%) Power BI
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.35%) Big Data
5 1 (4.35%) HBase
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) TeamCity
2 4 (17.39%) MSTest
2 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
3 3 (13.04%) JIRA
3 3 (13.04%) ReSharper
3 3 (13.04%) Subversion
4 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.35%) MSBuild
5 1 (4.35%) NUnit
5 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (60.87%) C# Developer
3 10 (43.48%) .NET Developer
4 5 (21.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Data Integration Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Integration Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Angular Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Full Stack Web Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) Task Parallel Library
2 9 (39.13%) XML
3 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
4 7 (30.43%) WCF
5 6 (26.09%) Web Services
5 6 (26.09%) WPF
6 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
6 5 (21.74%) JSON
7 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 3 (13.04%) HTML5
8 3 (13.04%) jQuery
8 3 (13.04%) JSON Schema
8 3 (13.04%) Lucene
8 3 (13.04%) OAuth
8 3 (13.04%) OAuth2
8 3 (13.04%) REST
8 3 (13.04%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Grid Computing
2 4 (17.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.04%) Reference Data
4 2 (8.70%) Fixed Income
5 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Android
1 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) TDD
2 9 (39.13%) Multithreading
2 9 (39.13%) SDLC
3 8 (34.78%) Asynchronous Programming
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (21.74%) MVC
5 5 (21.74%) OO
5 5 (21.74%) SOLID
6 4 (17.39%) Data Integration
6 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
7 3 (13.04%) API Design
7 3 (13.04%) API Development
7 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (13.04%) Electronic Trading
7 3 (13.04%) ETL
7 3 (13.04%) MapReduce
7 3 (13.04%) Mathematics
7 3 (13.04%) SOA
7 3 (13.04%) Target Operating Model
7 3 (13.04%) UML
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.04%) C++
4 3 (13.04%) Java
4 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
4 3 (13.04%) XPath
5 1 (4.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) MCP
1 3 (13.04%) MCPD
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (4.35%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) TIBCO
3 2 (8.70%) DevExpress