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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 563 534 555
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +21
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 17 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.058% 0.049%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 10
Average daily rate
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£356 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £254 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £360 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £21.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -16.43%
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
13987 14091 14789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.90% 29.28% 28.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9268 9363 8950
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 232 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.63 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 October 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 1 October 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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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 -1 6 £375 +4.16% 3
East of England - 6 £375 -
South East -12 3 £293 -3.30% 2
Yorkshire -1 1 £228 +30.00% 2
North West -15 1 £300 - 5
East Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
LINQ to SQL
UK

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 41 (100.00%) C#
1 41 (100.00%) .NET
1 41 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 39 (95.12%) LINQ
3 34 (82.93%) SQL Server
4 33 (80.49%) SQL
4 33 (80.49%) MVC
5 27 (65.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 23 (56.10%) HTML
7 22 (53.66%) CSS
7 22 (53.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 22 (53.66%) .NET Framework
8 20 (48.78%) JavaScript
9 19 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (41.46%) jQuery
11 16 (39.02%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (36.59%) Selenium
13 13 (31.71%) Web Development
14 12 (29.27%) NUnit
15 11 (26.83%) Windows
15 11 (26.83%) KnockoutJS
15 11 (26.83%) SpecFlow
16 9 (21.95%) Castle Windsor
16 9 (21.95%) Autofac
16 9 (21.95%) Ajax
16 9 (21.95%) HTML5
17 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 8 (19.51%) XML
17 8 (19.51%) Visual Studio
18 7 (17.07%) Client/Server

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (14.63%) IIS
2 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) Node.js
3 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (82.93%) SQL Server
2 16 (39.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (7.32%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (36.59%) Selenium
2 12 (29.27%) NUnit
3 11 (26.83%) SpecFlow
4 8 (19.51%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.88%) CruiseControl
5 2 (4.88%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.88%) LLBLGen Pro
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Retail
3 3 (7.32%) Back Office
3 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (95.12%) Developer
2 29 (70.73%) .NET Developer
3 10 (24.39%) C# Developer
4 9 (21.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 9 (21.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (14.63%) Web Developer
7 5 (12.20%) Senior Developer
8 4 (9.76%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (9.76%) SQL Developer
9 3 (7.32%) Senior Web Developer
10 2 (4.88%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.88%) VB.NET Developer
10 2 (4.88%) .NET Web Developer
10 2 (4.88%) Senior C# Developer
10 2 (4.88%) Analyst Programmer
10 2 (4.88%) Programmer
10 2 (4.88%) Analyst
10 2 (4.88%) C# Web Developer
10 2 (4.88%) Senior .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (100.00%) .NET
1 41 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 39 (95.12%) LINQ
3 27 (65.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 23 (56.10%) HTML
5 22 (53.66%) CSS
5 22 (53.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 22 (53.66%) .NET Framework
6 17 (41.46%) jQuery
7 11 (26.83%) KnockoutJS
8 9 (21.95%) Castle Windsor
8 9 (21.95%) Autofac
8 9 (21.95%) Ajax
8 9 (21.95%) HTML5
9 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 8 (19.51%) XML
10 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (14.63%) CSS3
12 5 (12.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Client/Server
2 6 (14.63%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (80.49%) MVC
2 19 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (31.71%) Web Development
4 4 (9.76%) Automated Testing
4 4 (9.76%) Scrum
4 4 (9.76%) OO
4 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
4 4 (9.76%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
5 3 (7.32%) User Stories
5 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.32%) OOP
6 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.44%) Multithreading
7 1 (2.44%) OOD
7 1 (2.44%) TDD
7 1 (2.44%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 41 (100.00%) C#
2 33 (80.49%) SQL
3 20 (48.78%) JavaScript
4 6 (14.63%) VB.NET
4 6 (14.63%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.32%) VB
6 2 (4.88%) PHP
6 2 (4.88%) Apex Code
7 1 (2.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Telerik
2 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.44%) Twitter