Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 206 198
Rank change year-on-year -4 -8 +54
Contract jobs citing LINQ 34 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.39% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.26% 1.09% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 32
City of London median daily rate £575 £394 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.94% -21.20% +11.11%
10th Percentile £359 £355 £375
90th Percentile £710 £588 £630
Central London median daily rate £563 £394 £500
% change year-on-year +42.77% -21.20% +11.11%
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 2,700 2,204 2,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.17% 36.04% 31.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,306 1,862 1,875
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 11
City of London median hourly rate £27.55 £54.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.22% +35.61% +33.33%
10th Percentile £21.00 £51.62 £20.00
90th Percentile £57.88 £56.87 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £27.09 £54.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -50.06% +35.61% +31.54%

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 22 January 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 22 January 2018, 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 32 (94.12%) C#
2 28 (82.35%) .NET
3 21 (61.76%) SQL Server
4 19 (55.88%) SQL
5 14 (41.18%) Finance
6 13 (38.24%) .NET Framework
7 12 (35.29%) MVC
8 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
8 11 (32.35%) TDD
8 11 (32.35%) Banking
8 11 (32.35%) WPF
9 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (29.41%) Visual Studio
10 9 (26.47%) XML
10 9 (26.47%) WCF
11 8 (23.53%) Task Parallel Library
11 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET
12 7 (20.59%) T-SQL
12 7 (20.59%) TeamCity
13 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (17.65%) Unit Testing
13 6 (17.65%) Multithreading
13 6 (17.65%) HTML
13 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
13 6 (17.65%) AngularJS
13 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (17.65%) SDLC
14 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
14 5 (14.71%) MSTest

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 (5.88%) Confluence
1 2 (5.88%) DataSynapse
1 2 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.94%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (61.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.94%) Big Data
5 1 (2.94%) HBase
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 7 (20.59%) TeamCity
3 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
4 5 (14.71%) MSTest
5 4 (11.76%) JIRA
5 4 (11.76%) NUnit
5 4 (11.76%) ReSharper
5 4 (11.76%) Subversion
6 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
6 3 (8.82%) Moq
7 2 (5.88%) Bitbucket
7 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.94%) CodeRush
8 1 (2.94%) Maven
8 1 (2.94%) MSBuild
8 1 (2.94%) Robot Framework
8 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 14 (41.18%) Finance
2 11 (32.35%) Banking
3 4 (11.76%) Front Office
4 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Advertising
5 1 (2.94%) Back Office
5 1 (2.94%) Electronics
5 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.94%) Marketing
5 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (88.24%) Developer
2 23 (67.65%) C# Developer
3 14 (41.18%) .NET Developer
4 9 (26.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (17.65%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (14.71%) WPF Developer
7 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (11.76%) C# WPF Developer
7 4 (11.76%) Senior Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (5.88%) Applications Support
9 2 (5.88%) C# GUI Developer
9 2 (5.88%) C# WCF Developer
9 2 (5.88%) Credit Risk Developer
9 2 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 2 (5.88%) GUI Developer
9 2 (5.88%) SQL Developer
9 2 (5.88%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (82.35%) .NET
2 13 (38.24%) .NET Framework
3 11 (32.35%) WPF
4 9 (26.47%) WCF
4 9 (26.47%) XML
5 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET
5 8 (23.53%) Task Parallel Library
6 6 (17.65%) AngularJS
6 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (17.65%) HTML
7 5 (14.71%) Entity Framework
7 5 (14.71%) HTML5
7 5 (14.71%) NHibernate
8 4 (11.76%) jQuery
8 4 (11.76%) REST
9 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (8.82%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (8.82%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (11.76%) Grid Computing
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Fixed Income
3 2 (5.88%) Credit Risk
3 2 (5.88%) Derivative
3 2 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.94%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Android
1 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) MVC
2 11 (32.35%) TDD
3 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.65%) Multithreading
4 6 (17.65%) SDLC
4 6 (17.65%) Unit Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Front End Development
6 4 (11.76%) Asynchronous Programming
6 4 (11.76%) Electronic Trading
6 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.82%) Mathematics
7 3 (8.82%) MVVM
7 3 (8.82%) OO
7 3 (8.82%) OOP
7 3 (8.82%) SOLID
7 3 (8.82%) UML
8 2 (5.88%) CRM
8 2 (5.88%) Garbage Collection
8 2 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 32 (94.12%) C#
2 19 (55.88%) SQL
3 7 (20.59%) T-SQL
4 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.82%) VBA
6 2 (5.88%) C++
6 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.94%) ES6
7 1 (2.94%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) MCP
1 3 (8.82%) MCPD
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) MiFID
1 1 (2.94%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Control-M
2 1 (2.94%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) MOM
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) DevExpress
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) TIBCO
4 2 (5.88%) Typemock
5 1 (2.94%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.94%) MarketAxess
5 1 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (2.94%) Telerik
5 1 (2.94%) Tradeweb