Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 549 493 552
Rank change year-on-year -56 +59 -111
Contract jobs citing LINQ 80 124 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.28% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.75% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 88 47
London median daily rate £513 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +21.88% -5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £316
90th Percentile £700 £641 £575
England median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -11.11% - -

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 18,150 16,631 15,285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.31% 37.01% 34.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,637 12,614 11,457
London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 91 68
London median hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -29.41% +21.43%
10th Percentile £19.51 £18.50 £19.00
90th Percentile £72.36 £50.00 £82.93
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +0.68%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -42 29 £513 -4.65% 7
West London -22 2 £450 +28.57% 5
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 73 (91.25%) C#
2 59 (73.75%) SQL Server
3 55 (68.75%) .NET
4 43 (53.75%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (52.50%) Finance
6 39 (48.75%) .NET Framework
7 36 (45.00%) Multithreading
8 31 (38.75%) Unit Testing
8 31 (38.75%) Entity Framework
9 30 (37.50%) XML
10 28 (35.00%) HTML
11 25 (31.25%) MVC
12 24 (30.00%) JavaScript
13 23 (28.75%) ASP.NET
14 22 (27.50%) Oracle
14 22 (27.50%) SQL
14 22 (27.50%) Microsoft
15 21 (26.25%) Financial Institution
15 21 (26.25%) Banking
16 20 (25.00%) WCF
16 20 (25.00%) WPF
17 18 (22.50%) Asset Management
17 18 (22.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 17 (21.25%) Front Office
18 17 (21.25%) AngularJS
19 16 (20.00%) TDD
20 15 (18.75%) TypeScript
20 15 (18.75%) HTML5
21 14 (17.50%) SQL Server 2012
21 14 (17.50%) Problem-Solving

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 7 (8.75%) CMS
2 3 (3.75%) IIS
2 3 (3.75%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.50%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.00%) SaaS
3 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.75%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) HTTP
2 2 (2.50%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (73.75%) SQL Server
2 18 (22.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (17.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (11.25%) MongoDB
5 5 (6.25%) SQLite
6 2 (2.50%) KDB
6 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.25%) Blockchain
7 1 (1.25%) MySQL
7 1 (1.25%) Power BI
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Visual Studio
2 7 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (7.50%) Bitbucket
3 6 (7.50%) NUnit
3 6 (7.50%) Subversion
4 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (3.75%) git-flow
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (2.50%) JIRA
7 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
General
1 42 (52.50%) Finance
2 21 (26.25%) Banking
2 21 (26.25%) Financial Institution
3 17 (21.25%) Front Office
4 9 (11.25%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.25%) Retail
6 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 77 (96.25%) Developer
2 52 (65.00%) C# Developer
3 30 (37.50%) .NET Developer
4 16 (20.00%) SQL Developer
5 13 (16.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (11.25%) SQL Server Developer
7 8 (10.00%) Angular Developer
7 8 (10.00%) Report Developer
8 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (6.25%) C# WPF Developer
8 5 (6.25%) WPF Developer
9 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Embedded Developer
10 3 (3.75%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (3.75%) CRM Developer
10 3 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (3.75%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.75%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (68.75%) .NET
2 39 (48.75%) .NET Framework
3 31 (38.75%) Entity Framework
4 30 (37.50%) XML
5 28 (35.00%) HTML
6 23 (28.75%) ASP.NET
7 20 (25.00%) WCF
7 20 (25.00%) WPF
8 17 (21.25%) AngularJS
9 15 (18.75%) HTML5
10 13 (16.25%) jQuery
10 13 (16.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 9 (11.25%) CSS
12 9 (11.25%) KnockoutJS
12 9 (11.25%) Task Parallel Library
13 8 (10.00%) SOAP
13 8 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.25%) Fixed Income
2 9 (11.25%) Hedge funds
3 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.75%) Equities
4 6 (7.50%) Derivative
4 6 (7.50%) N-Tier
5 5 (6.25%) Equity Derivative
5 5 (6.25%) Fintech
5 5 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.75%) Grid Computing
6 3 (3.75%) User Experience
7 2 (2.50%) Smartcard
8 1 (1.25%) Exotic Derivative
8 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Windows
2 5 (6.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 2 (2.50%) Linux
3 2 (2.50%) Unix
4 1 (1.25%) Android
4 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (53.75%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (45.00%) Multithreading
3 31 (38.75%) Unit Testing
4 25 (31.25%) MVC
5 18 (22.50%) Asset Management
6 16 (20.00%) TDD
7 14 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (15.00%) OO
9 11 (13.75%) Dependency Injection
10 10 (12.50%) Business Analysis
11 8 (10.00%) MVVM
12 7 (8.75%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (8.75%) Fund Accounting
12 7 (8.75%) Fund Management
12 7 (8.75%) Investment Management
12 7 (8.75%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 7 (8.75%) Scrum
12 7 (8.75%) Test Automation
12 7 (8.75%) User Stories
13 6 (7.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 73 (91.25%) C#
2 24 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 22 (27.50%) SQL
4 15 (18.75%) TypeScript
5 4 (5.00%) C++
6 3 (3.75%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.50%) Java
8 1 (1.25%) Perl
8 1 (1.25%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.25%) Scala
8 1 (1.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (15.00%) Degree
2 5 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) GDPR
Vendors
1 22 (27.50%) Microsoft
1 22 (27.50%) Oracle
2 5 (6.25%) Sybase
3 4 (5.00%) Cadence
4 2 (2.50%) Charles River
5 1 (1.25%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.25%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.25%) Murex
5 1 (1.25%) Reuters