The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 592 575 549
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -26
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 8 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.025% 0.048%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.052% 0.090% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 9
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£375 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £267 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £401 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £293 £260
% change year-on-year
+28.20% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LINQ to SQL
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15389 14469 14352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.56% 28.27% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10620 9338 9387
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 199 250
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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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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
East of England +7 3 £350 -9.09% 1
London -8 2 £438 +25.00% 5
West Midlands - 2 £338 - 1
LINQ to SQL
UK

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 28 (96.55%) C#
1 28 (96.55%) .NET
2 25 (86.21%) .NET Framework
3 23 (79.31%) Entity Framework
3 23 (79.31%) ASP.NET
4 22 (75.86%) SQL Server
4 22 (75.86%) MVC
5 19 (65.52%) SQL
5 19 (65.52%) WCF
5 19 (65.52%) LINQ
5 19 (65.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (62.07%) jQuery
7 17 (58.62%) HTML
7 17 (58.62%) CSS
8 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
9 14 (48.28%) HTML5
10 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (41.38%) TDD
11 12 (41.38%) E-Commerce
11 12 (41.38%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (41.38%) CSS3
12 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 11 (37.93%) Ajax
13 10 (34.48%) OO
14 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
14 9 (31.03%) Scrum
14 9 (31.03%) BDD
14 9 (31.03%) JSON
15 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 8 (27.59%) NHibernate

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 5 (17.24%) Node.js
2 3 (10.34%) IIS
2 3 (10.34%) CMS
3 1 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) SMTP
1 2 (6.90%) DNS
1 2 (6.90%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (75.86%) SQL Server
2 12 (41.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.45%) Redis
4 1 (3.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
2 7 (24.14%) NUnit
2 7 (24.14%) Rhino Mocks
2 7 (24.14%) Moq
3 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
4 4 (13.79%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.90%) Selenium
5 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.45%) ANTLR
General
1 3 (10.34%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (89.66%) Developer
2 18 (62.07%) .NET Developer
3 9 (31.03%) C# Developer
4 8 (27.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (17.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (17.24%) Agile .NET Developer
7 4 (13.79%) Senior Developer
8 3 (10.34%) Web Developer
9 2 (6.90%) Development Manager
9 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Developer
9 2 (6.90%) HTML Developer
9 2 (6.90%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (6.90%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (6.90%) .NET Development Manager
10 1 (3.45%) Sitecore Developer
10 1 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
10 1 (3.45%) C# Web Developer
10 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Developer
10 1 (3.45%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (96.55%) .NET
2 25 (86.21%) .NET Framework
3 23 (79.31%) ASP.NET
3 23 (79.31%) Entity Framework
4 19 (65.52%) LINQ
4 19 (65.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (65.52%) WCF
5 18 (62.07%) jQuery
6 17 (58.62%) CSS
6 17 (58.62%) HTML
7 14 (48.28%) HTML5
8 12 (41.38%) CSS3
9 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 11 (37.93%) Ajax
10 9 (31.03%) JSON
11 8 (27.59%) NHibernate
11 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 7 (24.14%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (20.69%) XML
14 5 (17.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) MVC
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (41.38%) TDD
3 12 (41.38%) E-Commerce
4 10 (34.48%) OO
5 9 (31.03%) Scrum
5 9 (31.03%) BDD
6 6 (20.69%) OOD
7 5 (17.24%) OOP
8 4 (13.79%) OOA/OOD
9 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
10 2 (6.90%) UML
10 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
10 2 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (6.90%) Web Development
10 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Load Testing
10 2 (6.90%) CRM
10 2 (6.90%) Workflow
10 2 (6.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (96.55%) C#
2 19 (65.52%) SQL
3 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
4 7 (24.14%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.90%) VBScript
5 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.90%) Java
6 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Sitecore