Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 19 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)
England > London
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 525 507 535
Rank change year-on-year -18 +28 -136
Contract jobs citing LINQ 115 100 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.66% 0.66% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 69 76
London median daily rate £500 £450 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +13.21% -0.63%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £689 £625 £588
England median daily rate £400 £359 £359
% change year-on-year +11.50% - +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £47.00 -
% change year-on-year -14.89% - -

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 London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 17,465 15,064 14,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.81% 35.98% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,294 11,201 11,236
London median daily rate £513 £490 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.59% +5.38% +3.33%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 98 52
London median hourly rate £43.25 £38.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.61% +33.62% -3.33%
10th Percentile £18.48 £18.40 £19.00
90th Percentile £71.19 £54.38 £57.25
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +8.00% +4.17%

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing LINQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in London

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LINQ in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in London

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ in London over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LINQ in London

LINQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ in London

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 19 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
Central London -31 36 £513 -5.75% 10
West London -27 10 £450 +52.54% 12
East London - 3 - -
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 London region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 110 (95.65%) C#
2 90 (78.26%) .NET
3 75 (65.22%) SQL Server
4 62 (53.91%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (46.09%) .NET Framework
5 53 (46.09%) Unit Testing
6 49 (42.61%) Finance
7 42 (36.52%) Entity Framework
8 41 (35.65%) Multithreading
8 41 (35.65%) MVC
8 41 (35.65%) JavaScript
9 40 (34.78%) HTML
9 40 (34.78%) WCF
10 38 (33.04%) ASP.NET
11 35 (30.43%) WPF
12 34 (29.57%) SQL
13 33 (28.70%) Banking
14 31 (26.96%) Microsoft
15 26 (22.61%) XML
16 24 (20.87%) Visual Studio
17 22 (19.13%) Oracle
17 22 (19.13%) TDD
18 21 (18.26%) OO
18 21 (18.26%) ASP.NET MVC
19 20 (17.39%) HTML5
19 20 (17.39%) AngularJS
19 20 (17.39%) CSS
20 18 (15.65%) ASP.NET Web API
20 18 (15.65%) jQuery
21 17 (14.78%) Hedge funds

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 8 (6.96%) CMS
2 3 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.61%) IIS
3 2 (1.74%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.87%) DataSynapse
4 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.74%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.48%) NuGet
4 3 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.87%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.57%) HTTP
2 3 (2.61%) DNS
2 3 (2.61%) X.509
3 2 (1.74%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.74%) LAN
3 2 (1.74%) WAN
4 1 (0.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (65.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (7.83%) MongoDB
4 8 (6.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (6.09%) SQLite
6 5 (4.35%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.35%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.48%) Power BI
8 3 (2.61%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.61%) Bigtable
8 3 (2.61%) Blockchain
8 3 (2.61%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.87%) MySQL
10 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (20.87%) Visual Studio
2 15 (13.04%) Subversion
2 15 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (10.43%) NUnit
3 12 (10.43%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (9.57%) JIRA
5 9 (7.83%) TeamCity
6 7 (6.09%) SpecFlow
7 6 (5.22%) Bitbucket
7 6 (5.22%) git-flow
7 6 (5.22%) ReSharper
8 5 (4.35%) MSBuild
9 4 (3.48%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.61%) InstallShield
11 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.87%) Grunt
12 1 (0.87%) gulp
12 1 (0.87%) Selenium
General
1 49 (42.61%) Finance
2 33 (28.70%) Banking
3 17 (14.78%) Front Office
4 12 (10.43%) Financial Institution
5 10 (8.70%) Investment Banking
6 8 (6.96%) Retail
7 2 (1.74%) Back Office
8 1 (0.87%) Legal
Job Titles
1 110 (95.65%) Developer
2 67 (58.26%) C# Developer
3 43 (37.39%) .NET Developer
4 17 (14.78%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (12.17%) Senior Developer
6 12 (10.43%) C# WPF Developer
6 12 (10.43%) WPF Developer
7 11 (9.57%) Angular Developer
7 11 (9.57%) ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (7.83%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 9 (7.83%) Senior .NET Developer
10 7 (6.09%) Azure Developer
11 6 (5.22%) HTML CSS Developer
11 6 (5.22%) HTML Developer
11 6 (5.22%) Senior C# Developer
12 5 (4.35%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
12 5 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 5 (4.35%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 5 (4.35%) Embedded Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (78.26%) .NET
2 53 (46.09%) .NET Framework
3 42 (36.52%) Entity Framework
4 40 (34.78%) HTML
4 40 (34.78%) WCF
5 38 (33.04%) ASP.NET
6 35 (30.43%) WPF
7 26 (22.61%) XML
8 21 (18.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 20 (17.39%) AngularJS
9 20 (17.39%) CSS
9 20 (17.39%) HTML5
10 18 (15.65%) ASP.NET Web API
10 18 (15.65%) jQuery
11 17 (14.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 14 (12.17%) Web Services
13 13 (11.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 13 (11.30%) KnockoutJS
13 13 (11.30%) SOAP
14 12 (10.43%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) Hedge funds
2 12 (10.43%) Fixed Income
3 11 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (6.96%) Computer Science
5 8 (6.96%) Derivative
6 7 (6.09%) N-Tier
7 6 (5.22%) Equity Derivative
7 6 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (4.35%) Equities
8 5 (4.35%) Grid Computing
9 4 (3.48%) Clustering
9 4 (3.48%) Market Risk
10 3 (2.61%) Reference Data
11 2 (1.74%) Smartcard
12 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.87%) Exotic Derivative
12 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.43%) Windows
2 7 (6.09%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 2 (1.74%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.87%) Android
4 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.87%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (53.91%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (46.09%) Unit Testing
3 41 (35.65%) Multithreading
3 41 (35.65%) MVC
4 22 (19.13%) TDD
5 21 (18.26%) OO
6 14 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (11.30%) Asset Management
8 12 (10.43%) SDLC
8 12 (10.43%) Web Development
9 11 (9.57%) Business Analysis
9 11 (9.57%) Fund Accounting
9 11 (9.57%) Fund Management
9 11 (9.57%) Investment Management
10 10 (8.70%) SOA
10 10 (8.70%) Test Automation
11 9 (7.83%) Asynchronous Programming
11 9 (7.83%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (7.83%) Electronic Trading
12 8 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 110 (95.65%) C#
2 41 (35.65%) JavaScript
3 34 (29.57%) SQL
4 17 (14.78%) TypeScript
5 7 (6.09%) C++
5 7 (6.09%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.35%) Java
6 5 (4.35%) XAML
7 3 (2.61%) C
7 3 (2.61%) XPath
8 1 (0.87%) ES6
8 1 (0.87%) PHP
8 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.87%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (8.70%) Degree
2 6 (5.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) BladeLogic
2 3 (2.61%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.87%) Ansible
Vendors
1 31 (26.96%) Microsoft
2 22 (19.13%) Oracle
3 9 (7.83%) Sybase
4 2 (1.74%) Cadence
4 2 (1.74%) Charles River
4 2 (1.74%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.87%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.87%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.87%) Murex
5 1 (0.87%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.87%) Reuters