Period
to 22 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 212 233
Rank change year-on-year -26 +21 -24
Contract jobs citing LINQ 16 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.44% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.57% 1.16% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 7
City of London median daily rate £638 £575 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.87% +30.68% -4.86%
10th Percentile £363 £328 £316
90th Percentile £738 £653 £615
Central London median daily rate £513 £550 £440
% change year-on-year -6.82% +25.00% -4.86%
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 2,807 2,577 2,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.51% 38.00% 34.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,330 2,102 1,988
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 5
City of London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.42 £43.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.03% -43.95% +24.49%
10th Percentile £19.14 £20.28 £19.00
90th Percentile £73.98 £28.24 £56.12
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £21.50 £43.57
% change year-on-year +48.84% -50.65% +24.49%

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 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 16 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) Multithreading
3 9 (56.25%) TDD
3 9 (56.25%) WPF
4 8 (50.00%) Finance
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
5 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
5 7 (43.75%) WCF
5 7 (43.75%) Fixed Income
5 7 (43.75%) Equities
5 7 (43.75%) Task Parallel Library
6 5 (31.25%) Front Office
6 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
6 5 (31.25%) OO
6 5 (31.25%) MVVM
6 5 (31.25%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (31.25%) Caliburn.Micro
6 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (25.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (25.00%) User Stories
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (25.00%) Entity Framework
7 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (25.00%) Financial Institution

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) KDB
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Front Office
3 4 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 4 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 12 (75.00%) C# Developer
3 6 (37.50%) .NET Developer
4 4 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Front Office Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Azure Developer
7 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) C# WPF Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
7 1 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
7 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (6.25%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 9 (56.25%) WPF
3 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
3 7 (43.75%) Task Parallel Library
3 7 (43.75%) WCF
4 5 (31.25%) Caliburn.Micro
5 4 (25.00%) Entity Framework
6 3 (18.75%) HTML
6 3 (18.75%) WinForms
7 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 2 (12.50%) HTML5
7 2 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (12.50%) Rendezvous
7 2 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (12.50%) XML
8 1 (6.25%) Angular 2
8 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
8 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (6.25%) React
8 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Equities
1 7 (43.75%) Fixed Income
2 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (18.75%) Grid Computing
4 2 (12.50%) Derivative
4 2 (12.50%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (12.50%) Hedge funds
5 1 (6.25%) Exotic Derivative
5 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Multithreading
2 9 (56.25%) TDD
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Dependency Injection
3 5 (31.25%) MVVM
3 5 (31.25%) OO
3 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (25.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (25.00%) User Stories
5 3 (18.75%) Asynchronous Programming
5 3 (18.75%) SOLID
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.25%) Wealth Management
6 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) Scala
3 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Cadence
3 2 (12.50%) Charles River
4 1 (6.25%) Bloomberg
4 1 (6.25%) DevExpress
4 1 (6.25%) Murex
4 1 (6.25%) Reuters