The first table below looks at the demand for LINQ to SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 537 516 515
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 23 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.051% 0.062%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 16
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £582 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £285
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £44.50 £36.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.40
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13333 12872 13501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.89% 28.29% 26.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8766 8302 8365
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 304 339
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.45 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
LINQ to SQL
UK

LINQ to SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

LINQ to SQL Jobs Demand Trend in England

LINQ to SQL
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

LINQ to SQL Daily Rate Trend in England

LINQ to SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ to SQL across the England region over the 3 months to 9 July 2014.

LINQ to SQL Daily Rate Histogram in England

LINQ to SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ to SQL across the England region.

LINQ to SQL Hourly Rate Trend in England

LINQ to SQL
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ to SQL within the England region over the 3 months to 9 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 14 £293 -26.87% 3
South West - 7 £325 - 5
East of England - - - - 4
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 4
South East - - - - 5
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UK

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 38 (100.00%) C#
1 38 (100.00%) .NET
2 37 (97.37%) ASP.NET
3 35 (92.11%) LINQ
4 29 (76.32%) SQL
5 28 (73.68%) SQL Server
6 24 (63.16%) MVC
7 22 (57.89%) HTML
7 22 (57.89%) CSS
8 19 (50.00%) JavaScript
8 19 (50.00%) jQuery
9 18 (47.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (42.11%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (39.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 15 (39.47%) .NET Framework
12 13 (34.21%) Web Development
12 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (34.21%) Windows
13 12 (31.58%) XML
13 12 (31.58%) Ajax
13 12 (31.58%) KnockoutJS
14 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 11 (28.95%) VB.NET
15 10 (26.32%) IIS
16 9 (23.68%) HTML5
16 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
17 8 (21.05%) Smartcard
18 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio
18 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 7 (18.42%) WCF

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 10 (26.32%) IIS
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.26%) Node.js
4 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 16 (42.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (7.89%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio
2 6 (15.79%) Selenium
3 4 (10.53%) CruiseControl
3 4 (10.53%) LLBLGen Pro
3 4 (10.53%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.26%) NUnit
4 2 (5.26%) Subversion
4 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (15.79%) Retail
2 3 (7.89%) Investment Banking
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
2 3 (7.89%) Back Office
3 2 (5.26%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (100.00%) Developer
2 29 (76.32%) .NET Developer
3 9 (23.68%) ASP.NET Developer
3 9 (23.68%) C# Developer
4 8 (21.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (21.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (15.79%) Software Developer
6 4 (10.53%) VB.NET Developer
6 4 (10.53%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (2.63%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior VB.NET Developer
8 1 (2.63%) WinForms Developer
8 1 (2.63%) .NET Applications Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Web Applications Developer
8 1 (2.63%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (100.00%) .NET
2 37 (97.37%) ASP.NET
3 35 (92.11%) LINQ
4 22 (57.89%) HTML
4 22 (57.89%) CSS
5 19 (50.00%) jQuery
6 18 (47.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (39.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 15 (39.47%) .NET Framework
8 12 (31.58%) XML
8 12 (31.58%) Ajax
8 12 (31.58%) KnockoutJS
9 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 9 (23.68%) HTML5
11 7 (18.42%) WCF
12 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 6 (15.79%) WinForms
13 5 (13.16%) Web Services
14 4 (10.53%) NHibernate
14 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Smartcard
2 6 (15.79%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) MVC
2 13 (34.21%) Web Development
2 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.79%) Unit Testing
3 6 (15.79%) OO
3 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 5 (13.16%) OOP
4 5 (13.16%) Scrum
5 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
5 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.89%) User Stories
7 2 (5.26%) OOD
7 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.63%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 38 (100.00%) C#
2 29 (76.32%) SQL
3 19 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (28.95%) VB.NET
5 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.89%) PHP
7 2 (5.26%) VB
7 2 (5.26%) Apex Code
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Telerik
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (5.26%) Twitter
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