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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 553 530 540
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +10
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 16 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.031% 0.050% 0.060%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 14
Average daily rate
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£319 £330 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £600 £289
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £285
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -6.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £32.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.62
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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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14204 13991 14537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.92% 29.21% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9175 9166 9070
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 238 342
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -3 9 £325 -15.58% 2
South West - 3 £306 - 1
South East +1 2 £293 - 2
East of England - 1 £385 - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
LINQ to SQL
UK

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 39 (100.00%) C#
1 39 (100.00%) .NET
2 38 (97.44%) ASP.NET
3 36 (92.31%) LINQ
4 30 (76.92%) SQL
4 30 (76.92%) SQL Server
5 28 (71.79%) MVC
6 22 (56.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (53.85%) HTML
8 20 (51.28%) CSS
9 18 (46.15%) .NET Framework
9 18 (46.15%) jQuery
9 18 (46.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 17 (43.59%) JavaScript
11 15 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (35.90%) Windows
12 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (35.90%) Web Development
13 11 (28.21%) KnockoutJS
14 9 (23.08%) IIS
14 9 (23.08%) XML
14 9 (23.08%) Ajax
14 9 (23.08%) Selenium
14 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (23.08%) HTML5
15 8 (20.51%) VB.NET
15 8 (20.51%) Visual Studio
15 8 (20.51%) Smartcard
15 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 7 (17.95%) Client/Server

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 9 (23.08%) IIS
2 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 15 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Selenium
2 8 (20.51%) Visual Studio
3 5 (12.82%) NUnit
3 5 (12.82%) SpecFlow
4 3 (7.69%) LLBLGen Pro
4 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
4 3 (7.69%) CruiseControl
4 3 (7.69%) Subversion
5 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.82%) Retail
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Back Office
3 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (100.00%) Developer
2 29 (74.36%) .NET Developer
3 9 (23.08%) C# Developer
4 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (20.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (20.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Web Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.69%) VB.NET Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (5.13%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Web Applications Developer
8 1 (2.56%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.56%) C# Web Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior .NET Web Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (100.00%) .NET
2 38 (97.44%) ASP.NET
3 36 (92.31%) LINQ
4 22 (56.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (53.85%) HTML
6 20 (51.28%) CSS
7 18 (46.15%) jQuery
7 18 (46.15%) .NET Framework
7 18 (46.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 11 (28.21%) KnockoutJS
9 9 (23.08%) HTML5
9 9 (23.08%) Ajax
9 9 (23.08%) XML
10 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 5 (12.82%) WinForms
13 5 (12.82%) Web Services
13 5 (12.82%) WCF
14 4 (10.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Smartcard
2 7 (17.95%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (71.79%) MVC
2 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.90%) Web Development
3 6 (15.38%) Unit Testing
3 6 (15.38%) OO
4 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
5 4 (10.26%) Scrum
5 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
5 4 (10.26%) OOP
6 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.69%) User Stories
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.13%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (5.13%) OOD
7 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.56%) TDD
8 1 (2.56%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.56%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 39 (100.00%) C#
2 30 (76.92%) SQL
3 17 (43.59%) JavaScript
4 8 (20.51%) VB.NET
5 5 (12.82%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.69%) PHP
7 2 (5.13%) VB
7 2 (5.13%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Telerik
3 2 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.56%) Twitter
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