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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 365 391 302
Rank change year-on-year +26 -89  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 49 47 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.20% 0.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 0.64% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 45 88
Median daily rate £425 £430 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +13.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £322 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £615 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £315
% change year-on-year -1.42% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50

LINQ is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 7173 7307 6903
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.85% 31.73% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5371 5520 4918
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 26 33
Median hourly rate £43.50 £25.13 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.13% +13.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £16.52 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing LINQ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -11 5 £455 -22.55% 6
Bromley - 2 £580 -
Hendon - 1 - -
Mayfair - 1 £800 -
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 76 (97.44%) C#
2 63 (80.77%) .NET
3 54 (69.23%) SQL Server
4 49 (62.82%) MVC
5 47 (60.26%) JavaScript
6 43 (55.13%) ASP.NET
7 42 (53.85%) HTML
7 42 (53.85%) SQL
8 36 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (44.87%) CSS
10 31 (39.74%) TDD
10 31 (39.74%) WCF
10 31 (39.74%) jQuery
11 30 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (32.05%) Microsoft
13 23 (29.49%) .NET Framework
14 22 (28.21%) XML
15 20 (25.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 20 (25.64%) ASP.NET Web API
16 19 (24.36%) WPF
16 19 (24.36%) Unit Testing
17 18 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (23.08%) Finance
18 17 (21.79%) AngularJS
19 16 (20.51%) Entity Framework
20 15 (19.23%) HTML5
21 14 (17.95%) Visual Studio
21 14 (17.95%) Scrum
21 14 (17.95%) Multithreading
21 14 (17.95%) NHibernate

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 (10.26%) CMS
1 8 (10.26%) IIS
2 5 (6.41%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.85%) Confluence
5 1 (1.28%) Apache
5 1 (1.28%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.28%) SaaS
2 1 (1.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) HTTP
2 2 (2.56%) FTP
3 1 (1.28%) DNS
3 1 (1.28%) LDAP
3 1 (1.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (10.26%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (5.13%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.85%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (3.85%) SQLite
8 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.28%) DTS
9 1 (1.28%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.28%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (17.95%) Visual Studio
3 10 (12.82%) NUnit
4 8 (10.26%) Git (software)
5 7 (8.97%) JIRA
5 7 (8.97%) SpecFlow
6 6 (7.69%) Moq
6 6 (7.69%) XMLSpy
7 5 (6.41%) TeamCity
8 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
8 4 (5.13%) Subversion
9 3 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (2.56%) CruiseControl
10 2 (2.56%) ReSharper
11 1 (1.28%) FitNesse
11 1 (1.28%) Mercurial
11 1 (1.28%) MSBuild
11 1 (1.28%) MSTest
General
1 18 (23.08%) Finance
2 10 (12.82%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Marketing
4 3 (3.85%) Advertising
4 3 (3.85%) Legal
5 2 (2.56%) Electronics
5 2 (2.56%) Front Office
5 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.56%) Prime Brokerage
5 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.28%) Back Office
6 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (84.62%) Developer
2 38 (48.72%) C# Developer
3 17 (21.79%) .NET Developer
4 15 (19.23%) Software Developer
5 13 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
6 12 (15.38%) Analyst
7 10 (12.82%) Analyst Developer
7 10 (12.82%) C# Software Developer
7 10 (12.82%) SQL Developer
8 8 (10.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (10.26%) Senior Developer
9 7 (8.97%) Angular Developer
10 6 (7.69%) C# WPF Developer
10 6 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
10 6 (7.69%) WPF Developer
11 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (6.41%) HTML CSS Developer
11 5 (6.41%) HTML Developer
11 5 (6.41%) Senior C# Developer
12 4 (5.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (80.77%) .NET
2 43 (55.13%) ASP.NET
3 42 (53.85%) HTML
4 35 (44.87%) CSS
5 31 (39.74%) jQuery
5 31 (39.74%) WCF
6 30 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (29.49%) .NET Framework
8 22 (28.21%) XML
9 20 (25.64%) ASP.NET Web API
9 20 (25.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 19 (24.36%) WPF
11 17 (21.79%) AngularJS
12 16 (20.51%) Entity Framework
13 15 (19.23%) HTML5
14 14 (17.95%) NHibernate
15 13 (16.67%) Web Services
16 10 (12.82%) JSON
17 8 (10.26%) Task Parallel Library
18 7 (8.97%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) e-Learning
1 9 (11.54%) Learning Management System
2 8 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.97%) W3C
4 6 (7.69%) Hedge funds
5 4 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (5.13%) User Experience
6 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.85%) Fintech
7 2 (2.56%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.28%) Derivative
8 1 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.28%) Equities
8 1 (1.28%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.28%) NHS
8 1 (1.28%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.54%) Windows
2 3 (3.85%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 2 (2.56%) Linux
4 1 (1.28%) CentOS
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (62.82%) MVC
2 36 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (39.74%) TDD
4 19 (24.36%) Unit Testing
5 14 (17.95%) Multithreading
5 14 (17.95%) Scrum
6 11 (14.10%) Web Development
7 9 (11.54%) MVVM
7 9 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 8 (10.26%) OO
9 7 (8.97%) Asset Management
9 7 (8.97%) Dependency Injection
10 6 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.69%) SOLID
11 5 (6.41%) Business Analysis
11 5 (6.41%) Fund Accounting
11 5 (6.41%) SOA
11 5 (6.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (5.13%) Fund Management
12 4 (5.13%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (97.44%) C#
2 47 (60.26%) JavaScript
3 42 (53.85%) SQL
4 12 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 6 (7.69%) TypeScript
5 6 (7.69%) VBA
6 4 (5.13%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.28%) C++
7 1 (1.28%) Java
7 1 (1.28%) PHP
7 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.28%) Python
7 1 (1.28%) VB
7 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.13%) Degree
3 3 (3.85%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) WCAG
2 3 (3.85%) Basel III
2 3 (3.85%) CRD IV
3 2 (2.56%) QA
4 1 (1.28%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (1.28%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 25 (32.05%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.97%) Oracle
3 6 (7.69%) Sitecore
4 5 (6.41%) Kofax
5 4 (5.13%) Infragistics
6 2 (2.56%) IBM
6 2 (2.56%) SAP
6 2 (2.56%) Sybase
7 1 (1.28%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.28%) OpenText
7 1 (1.28%) RedDot
7 1 (1.28%) Twitter
7 1 (1.28%) Xamarin
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