Period
to 23 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 221 234
Rank change year-on-year -6 +13 -15
Contract jobs citing LINQ 21 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.36% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.77% 0.96% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 8
City of London median daily rate £650 £519 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.30% +2.47% +19.12%
10th Percentile £363 £294 £316
90th Percentile £738 £625 £666
Central London median daily rate £519 £544 £506
% change year-on-year -4.60% +7.41% +19.12%
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 2,732 2,401 2,366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.92% 37.26% 34.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,227 1,941 2,004
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £369 £350 £316
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +2.60% +8.00% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 6
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.49 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.15% +16.60% -13.33%
10th Percentile £21.00 £20.75 £17.08
90th Percentile £58.75 £29.62 £49.29
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.42 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.92% +16.30% -23.27%

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 July 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

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the City of London region over the 6 months to 23 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £375 -
LINQ
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 21 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (61.90%) .NET
3 11 (52.38%) TDD
3 11 (52.38%) Multithreading
4 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 8 (38.10%) Finance
5 8 (38.10%) WPF
5 8 (38.10%) Task Parallel Library
6 7 (33.33%) WCF
6 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (28.57%) Equities
7 6 (28.57%) Fixed Income
7 6 (28.57%) SQL
7 6 (28.57%) OO
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 5 (23.81%) Grid Computing
8 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
8 5 (23.81%) MVVM
8 5 (23.81%) Asynchronous Programming
9 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (19.05%) Caliburn.Micro
9 4 (19.05%) SOLID
9 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (19.05%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (19.05%) Front Office
9 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (19.05%) 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 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.76%) DataSynapse
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) HTTP
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (14.29%) Bigtable
3 3 (14.29%) Blockchain
3 3 (14.29%) Power BI
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) ReSharper
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Front Office
3 3 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 3 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
2 13 (61.90%) C# Developer
3 6 (28.57%) .NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Data Integration Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Integration Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Front Office Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Azure Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C# WPF Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.76%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) .NET
2 8 (38.10%) Task Parallel Library
2 8 (38.10%) WPF
3 7 (33.33%) WCF
4 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
5 4 (19.05%) Caliburn.Micro
5 4 (19.05%) Web Services
5 4 (19.05%) XML
6 3 (14.29%) JSON
6 3 (14.29%) JSON Schema
6 3 (14.29%) LDAP
6 3 (14.29%) Lucene
6 3 (14.29%) OAuth
6 3 (14.29%) OAuth2
6 3 (14.29%) Rendezvous
6 3 (14.29%) Swagger
6 3 (14.29%) WinForms
6 3 (14.29%) WSDL
6 3 (14.29%) XML Schema
6 3 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Equities
1 6 (28.57%) Fixed Income
2 5 (23.81%) Grid Computing
3 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 3 (14.29%) Reference Data
4 2 (9.52%) Derivative
4 2 (9.52%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (9.52%) Hedge funds
5 1 (4.76%) Exotic Derivative
5 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Multithreading
1 11 (52.38%) TDD
2 6 (28.57%) OO
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Asynchronous Programming
3 5 (23.81%) MVVM
3 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (19.05%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (19.05%) SOA
4 4 (19.05%) SOLID
5 3 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (14.29%) Data Integration
5 3 (14.29%) ETL
5 3 (14.29%) Identity Management
5 3 (14.29%) MapReduce
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) XPath
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) Scala
5 1 (4.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Cadence
3 2 (9.52%) Charles River
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Bloomberg
4 1 (4.76%) DevExpress
4 1 (4.76%) Murex
4 1 (4.76%) Reuters
4 1 (4.76%) TIBCO