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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ to SQL over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
UK / England
Rank 545 586 563
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -23
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 25 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.060% 0.017% 0.039%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.059% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 18
Median daily rate £363 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £230 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £351 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
12845 13674 12584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.92% 29.38% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8890 9484 8641
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 247 165
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.50 £19.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £56.27 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

LINQ to SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing LINQ to SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ to SQL within the England region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East - 21 £350 - 4
London +4 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £325 - 2
South West - 1 £390 -
East of England - 1 £400 - 1
LINQ to SQL
UK

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ to SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for LINQ to SQL.

1 62 (98.41%) .NET
2 61 (96.83%) LINQ
3 60 (95.24%) SQL
4 57 (90.48%) C#
5 54 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 52 (82.54%) XML
7 47 (74.60%) SQL Server
8 41 (65.08%) ASP.NET
9 37 (58.73%) WCF
10 36 (57.14%) OOP
11 35 (55.56%) CSS
11 35 (55.56%) N-Tier
11 35 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 34 (53.97%) VB.NET
12 34 (53.97%) HTML
13 30 (47.62%) IIS
13 30 (47.62%) Web Services
14 29 (46.03%) Secure Coding
14 29 (46.03%) SQL Server 2008
14 29 (46.03%) OWASP
15 26 (41.27%) MVC
16 25 (39.68%) JavaScript
17 24 (38.10%) jQuery
18 23 (36.51%) .NET Framework
18 23 (36.51%) Entity Framework
19 22 (34.92%) Ajax
20 20 (31.75%) Multithreading
20 20 (31.75%) Multithreaded Programming
20 20 (31.75%) TDD
21 19 (30.16%) JSON

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (47.62%) IIS
2 10 (15.87%) CMS
2 10 (15.87%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.70%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) ATM
1 1 (1.59%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (1.59%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (1.59%) DNS
1 1 (1.59%) DSL
1 1 (1.59%) Firewall
1 1 (1.59%) Frame Relay
1 1 (1.59%) ISDN
1 1 (1.59%) LAN
1 1 (1.59%) MPLS
1 1 (1.59%) NetScreen
1 1 (1.59%) SONET
1 1 (1.59%) SSL
1 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.59%) tcpdump
1 1 (1.59%) VLAN
1 1 (1.59%) VPN
1 1 (1.59%) WAN
1 1 (1.59%) Wireless
1 1 (1.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (74.60%) SQL Server
2 29 (46.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (20.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (17.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (15.87%) MongoDB
6 9 (14.29%) MS Access
7 6 (9.52%) DB2
8 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.17%) NUnit
2 2 (3.17%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (1.59%) Advertising
1 1 (1.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 62 (98.41%) Developer
2 51 (80.95%) .NET Developer
3 13 (20.63%) C# .NET Developer
3 13 (20.63%) C# Developer
4 10 (15.87%) Sitecore Developer
5 9 (14.29%) Access Developer
5 9 (14.29%) CMS Developer
6 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (7.94%) HTML CSS Developer
7 5 (7.94%) HTML Developer
7 5 (7.94%) XML Developer
8 4 (6.35%) SQL Developer
9 3 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Developer
11 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Developer
11 1 (1.59%) Cisco Engineer
11 1 (1.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 1 (1.59%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (98.41%) .NET
2 61 (96.83%) LINQ
3 52 (82.54%) XML
4 41 (65.08%) ASP.NET
5 37 (58.73%) WCF
6 35 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 35 (55.56%) CSS
7 34 (53.97%) HTML
8 30 (47.62%) Web Services
9 24 (38.10%) jQuery
10 23 (36.51%) .NET Framework
10 23 (36.51%) Entity Framework
11 22 (34.92%) Ajax
12 19 (30.16%) JSON
13 11 (17.46%) HTML5
14 2 (3.17%) ADO.NET
14 2 (3.17%) WPF
15 1 (1.59%) Classic ASP
15 1 (1.59%) SOAP
15 1 (1.59%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (55.56%) N-Tier
2 13 (20.63%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (57.14%) OOP
2 29 (46.03%) OWASP
2 29 (46.03%) Secure Coding
3 26 (41.27%) MVC
4 20 (31.75%) Multithreaded Programming
4 20 (31.75%) Multithreading
4 20 (31.75%) TDD
5 18 (28.57%) Concurrent Programming
6 12 (19.05%) Data Management
7 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (15.87%) Content Management
8 9 (14.29%) Analytics
8 9 (14.29%) Kanban
8 9 (14.29%) Scrum
9 7 (11.11%) Migration
10 3 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (3.17%) MVVM
11 2 (3.17%) Web Development
12 1 (1.59%) Continuous Integration
12 1 (1.59%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (95.24%) SQL
2 57 (90.48%) C#
3 34 (53.97%) VB.NET
4 25 (39.68%) JavaScript
5 9 (14.29%) VBA
6 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.59%) CCIE
1 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.87%) Sitecore
3 8 (12.70%) Dell
4 1 (1.59%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco
4 1 (1.59%) F5
4 1 (1.59%) Juniper
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