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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 540 530 497
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -33
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 17 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.037% 0.020% 0.061%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.074% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £313 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -17.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £329 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £306 £378
% change year-on-year
+22.44% -18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.15
LINQ to SQL
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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
12432 12178 11781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.27% 27.31% 28.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8435 7786 7583
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 252 317
Average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.99 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
London +15 3 £425 +30.76% 7
North West +2 3 £300 - 1
East of England - 3 £375 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £300 - 2
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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UK

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 31 (100.00%) C#
1 31 (100.00%) .NET
2 30 (96.77%) SQL Server
2 30 (96.77%) ASP.NET
2 30 (96.77%) MVC
2 30 (96.77%) LINQ
3 29 (93.55%) SQL
3 29 (93.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 28 (90.32%) .NET Framework
5 27 (87.10%) JavaScript
5 27 (87.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 22 (70.97%) CSS
6 22 (70.97%) HTML
7 15 (48.39%) jQuery
8 14 (45.16%) NUnit
9 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (41.94%) Selenium
9 13 (41.94%) WCF
9 13 (41.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (41.94%) SpecFlow
10 12 (38.71%) CSS3
11 11 (35.48%) Castle Windsor
11 11 (35.48%) Autofac
12 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
12 8 (25.81%) Web Services
12 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
12 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (22.58%) SOAP
13 7 (22.58%) OOD

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1 (3.23%) IIS
1 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (96.77%) SQL Server
2 13 (41.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (45.16%) NUnit
2 13 (41.94%) Selenium
2 13 (41.94%) SpecFlow
3 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
4 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (6.45%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (6.45%) Subversion
6 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
1 6 (19.35%) Retail
2 2 (6.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (83.87%) Developer
2 19 (61.29%) .NET Developer
3 9 (29.03%) C# .NET Developer
3 9 (29.03%) C# Developer
4 8 (25.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (22.58%) Web Developer
5 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
6 5 (16.13%) Analyst Programmer
6 5 (16.13%) Programmer
6 5 (16.13%) Senior Web Developer
6 5 (16.13%) Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.45%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior .NET Web Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (100.00%) .NET
2 30 (96.77%) ASP.NET
2 30 (96.77%) LINQ
3 29 (93.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 28 (90.32%) .NET Framework
5 27 (87.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 22 (70.97%) CSS
6 22 (70.97%) HTML
7 15 (48.39%) jQuery
8 13 (41.94%) WCF
9 12 (38.71%) CSS3
10 11 (35.48%) Castle Windsor
10 11 (35.48%) Autofac
11 8 (25.81%) Web Services
11 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 7 (22.58%) SOAP
13 6 (19.35%) Ajax
13 6 (19.35%) XML
13 6 (19.35%) XSLT
13 6 (19.35%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (96.77%) MVC
2 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) OOD
3 7 (22.58%) OO
3 7 (22.58%) TDD
4 6 (19.35%) Web Development
4 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
4 6 (19.35%) Waterfall
4 6 (19.35%) BDD
5 4 (12.90%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (3.23%) Password Management
6 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Multithreading
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.23%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) C#
2 29 (93.55%) SQL
3 27 (87.10%) JavaScript
4 6 (19.35%) Java
4 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
5 5 (16.13%) XPath
6 1 (3.23%) VB
6 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) Oracle
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