Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 521 521 488
Rank change year-on-year 0 -33 -17
Contract jobs citing LINQ 126 84 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.19% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.72% 0.55% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 52 101
London median daily rate £500 £407 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.00% -9.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £314 £344
90th Percentile £675 £588 £625
England median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £38.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £11.10 £41.75
% change year-on-year +305.41% -73.41% +19.29%

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 17476 15276 14926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.76% 34.60% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13405 11400 11133
London median daily rate £500 £472 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.04% +4.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £353 £321 £310
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 73 93
London median hourly rate £29.00 £42.25 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.36% +11.18% +8.57%
10th Percentile £19.00 £19.23 £14.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £57.38 £54.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017. 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 +8 40 £575 +31.43% 4
South London - 6 £450 - 1
West London -19 5 £350 -8.20%
East London -8 4 £563 -
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, 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 London region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 121 (96.03%) C#
2 102 (80.95%) .NET
3 88 (69.84%) SQL Server
4 58 (46.03%) SQL
5 56 (44.44%) MVC
6 51 (40.48%) WPF
7 48 (38.10%) .NET Framework
7 48 (38.10%) ASP.NET
8 43 (34.13%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (33.33%) Banking
10 39 (30.95%) WCF
11 36 (28.57%) Entity Framework
11 36 (28.57%) Finance
12 35 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 33 (26.19%) TDD
14 31 (24.60%) AngularJS
15 29 (23.02%) Visual Studio
15 29 (23.02%) XML
16 28 (22.22%) Front Office
17 26 (20.63%) T-SQL
18 24 (19.05%) JavaScript
18 24 (19.05%) Microsoft
19 23 (18.25%) Oracle
20 22 (17.46%) Unit Testing
21 19 (15.08%) Degree
21 19 (15.08%) HTML
22 18 (14.29%) Computer Science
22 18 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
23 17 (13.49%) Team Foundation Server
23 17 (13.49%) OO

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 16 (12.70%) IIS
2 3 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.59%) Apache
3 2 (1.59%) Confluence
3 2 (1.59%) DataSynapse
3 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.59%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.79%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.38%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.38%) GitHub
2 3 (2.38%) SaaS
3 2 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.76%) HTTP
2 5 (3.97%) PPP
3 4 (3.17%) DNS
3 4 (3.17%) LDAP
3 4 (3.17%) X.509
4 1 (0.79%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (69.84%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (3.17%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.17%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.38%) Bigtable
8 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.59%) Big Data
9 2 (1.59%) HBase
9 2 (1.59%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.59%) SQLite
10 1 (0.79%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (23.02%) Visual Studio
2 17 (13.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (12.70%) Subversion
4 13 (10.32%) Git (software)
5 10 (7.94%) TeamCity
6 9 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 8 (6.35%) MSTest
8 7 (5.56%) NUnit
9 6 (4.76%) Maven
9 6 (4.76%) Robot Framework
10 5 (3.97%) SpecFlow
11 4 (3.17%) MSBuild
12 3 (2.38%) Jenkins
12 3 (2.38%) JIRA
12 3 (2.38%) Moq
12 3 (2.38%) ReSharper
13 2 (1.59%) Bitbucket
13 2 (1.59%) CodeRush
13 2 (1.59%) InstallShield
13 2 (1.59%) Mercurial
General
1 42 (33.33%) Banking
2 36 (28.57%) Finance
3 28 (22.22%) Front Office
4 12 (9.52%) Investment Banking
5 10 (7.94%) Marketing
6 6 (4.76%) Financial Institution
6 6 (4.76%) Private Banking
7 2 (1.59%) Advertising
7 2 (1.59%) Publishing
8 1 (0.79%) Back Office
8 1 (0.79%) Electronics
8 1 (0.79%) Legal
8 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.79%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 107 (84.92%) Developer
2 78 (61.90%) C# Developer
3 46 (36.51%) .NET Developer
4 30 (23.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (12.70%) WPF Developer
6 14 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
7 13 (10.32%) ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (9.52%) Senior Developer
8 12 (9.52%) SQL Developer
9 10 (7.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (7.94%) Senior C# Developer
10 8 (6.35%) Architect
10 8 (6.35%) Sitecore Architect
11 7 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 6 (4.76%) WCF Developer
12 6 (4.76%) Web Developer
13 5 (3.97%) Angular Developer
13 5 (3.97%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
13 5 (3.97%) C# WCF Developer
13 5 (3.97%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (80.95%) .NET
2 51 (40.48%) WPF
3 48 (38.10%) .NET Framework
3 48 (38.10%) ASP.NET
4 39 (30.95%) WCF
5 36 (28.57%) Entity Framework
6 35 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 31 (24.60%) AngularJS
8 29 (23.02%) XML
9 19 (15.08%) HTML
10 18 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 16 (12.70%) JSON
11 16 (12.70%) Web Services
12 15 (11.90%) HTML5
12 15 (11.90%) Task Parallel Library
13 13 (10.32%) Ajax
14 12 (9.52%) WinForms
15 10 (7.94%) .NET Core
15 10 (7.94%) CSS
16 8 (6.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 17 (13.49%) Fixed Income
3 15 (11.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (9.52%) Equities
5 8 (6.35%) Derivative
5 8 (6.35%) Hedge funds
6 6 (4.76%) Market Risk
7 4 (3.17%) Clustering
7 4 (3.17%) Fintech
8 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (2.38%) Grid Computing
9 2 (1.59%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.59%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.59%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (1.59%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.59%) iPad
9 2 (1.59%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.70%) Windows
2 9 (7.14%) Unix
3 8 (6.35%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.38%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.59%) Android
5 2 (1.59%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (44.44%) MVC
2 43 (34.13%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (26.19%) TDD
4 22 (17.46%) Unit Testing
5 17 (13.49%) OO
6 16 (12.70%) Multithreading
6 16 (12.70%) OOD
7 14 (11.11%) Front End Development
7 14 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 13 (10.32%) Asset Management
8 13 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (10.32%) Migration
9 12 (9.52%) MVVM
10 11 (8.73%) OOP
10 11 (8.73%) Scrum
11 9 (7.14%) CRM
11 9 (7.14%) Data Migration
11 9 (7.14%) Electronic Trading
11 9 (7.14%) Mentoring
12 8 (6.35%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 121 (96.03%) C#
2 58 (46.03%) SQL
3 26 (20.63%) T-SQL
4 24 (19.05%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.73%) Java
6 6 (4.76%) XAML
7 5 (3.97%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.38%) C++
8 3 (2.38%) Python
8 3 (2.38%) VBA
9 2 (1.59%) ES6
9 2 (1.59%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.79%) C
10 1 (0.79%) Scala
10 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (15.08%) Degree
2 4 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (3.17%) Master's Degree
2 4 (3.17%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (1.59%) MCP
3 2 (1.59%) MCPD
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.59%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.14%) MiFID
2 1 (0.79%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) BladeLogic
2 3 (2.38%) MOM
3 2 (1.59%) Control-M
4 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 23 (18.25%) Oracle
3 10 (7.94%) Sitecore
4 9 (7.14%) DevExpress
5 6 (4.76%) Bloomberg
5 6 (4.76%) MarketAxess
5 6 (4.76%) Tradeweb
6 3 (2.38%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.59%) Sybase
7 2 (1.59%) Typemock
8 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.79%) Charles River
8 1 (0.79%) IBM
8 1 (0.79%) SAP
8 1 (0.79%) Telerik