The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ to SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ to SQL over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 207 198 225
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.017% 0.014%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.056% 0.058% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £310 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1774 1716 2143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.30% 29.57% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1443 1288 1635
Average daily rate £450 £438 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 21
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.02 £16.00 £28.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

LINQ to SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ to SQL across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ to SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

LINQ to SQL
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL across the City of London region.

LINQ to SQL Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing LINQ to SQL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ to SQL.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 7 (100.00%) jQuery
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (100.00%) HTML5
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) CSS3
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 6 (85.71%) Entity Framework
2 6 (85.71%) Ajax
2 6 (85.71%) E-Commerce
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) OOP
3 4 (57.14%) JSON
3 4 (57.14%) LINQ
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) OO
4 3 (42.86%) Node.js
4 3 (42.86%) Kendo UI
4 3 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (42.86%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing LINQ to SQL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ to SQL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) NUnit
1 3 (42.86%) Rhino Mocks
1 3 (42.86%) Moq
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (42.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Agile .NET Developer
3 3 (42.86%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (42.86%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 7 (100.00%) jQuery
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (100.00%) HTML5
2 6 (85.71%) Entity Framework
2 6 (85.71%) CSS3
2 6 (85.71%) Ajax
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (57.14%) JSON
3 4 (57.14%) LINQ
4 3 (42.86%) WCF
4 3 (42.86%) Kendo UI
4 3 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (42.86%) NHibernate
4 3 (42.86%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
2 6 (85.71%) E-Commerce
3 4 (57.14%) OOP
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) OO
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (42.86%) OOD
5 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft