The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ to SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 426 418 416
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 2 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.033% 0.072%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.026% 0.11% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Average daily rate
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£438 £350 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £410 £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 - - -
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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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7578 7504 8055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.46% 30.84% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5573 5249 5813
Average daily rate £438 £413 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 54 52
Average hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.09 £17.50 £23.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.00 £55.00
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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ to SQL across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ to SQL Jobs Demand Trend in London

LINQ to SQL
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL across the London region.

LINQ to SQL Daily Rate Trend in London

LINQ to SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ to SQL across the London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

LINQ to SQL Daily Rate Histogram in London

LINQ to SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ to SQL across the London region.

LINQ to SQL Hourly Rate Trend in London

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 14 (100.00%) C#
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (92.86%) ASP.NET
3 11 (78.57%) CSS
3 11 (78.57%) HTML
3 11 (78.57%) MVC
3 11 (78.57%) .NET Framework
3 11 (78.57%) jQuery
3 11 (78.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (78.57%) HTML5
4 10 (71.43%) Entity Framework
4 10 (71.43%) JavaScript
5 9 (64.29%) SQL
5 9 (64.29%) WCF
5 9 (64.29%) Ajax
5 9 (64.29%) CSS3
5 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 8 (57.14%) LINQ
6 8 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (57.14%) E-Commerce
7 7 (50.00%) JSON
8 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (42.86%) TDD
8 6 (42.86%) OO
9 5 (35.71%) OOP
9 5 (35.71%) NUnit
9 5 (35.71%) Scrum
9 5 (35.71%) NHibernate
9 5 (35.71%) Node.js

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (35.71%) Node.js
2 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.14%) Redis
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) NUnit
1 5 (35.71%) Rhino Mocks
1 5 (35.71%) Moq
2 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
3 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 13 (92.86%) .NET Developer
3 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (35.71%) C# Developer
4 5 (35.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (35.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (28.57%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (7.14%) HTML Developer
6 1 (7.14%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (92.86%) ASP.NET
3 11 (78.57%) CSS
3 11 (78.57%) .NET Framework
3 11 (78.57%) HTML
3 11 (78.57%) jQuery
3 11 (78.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (78.57%) HTML5
4 10 (71.43%) Entity Framework
5 9 (64.29%) CSS3
5 9 (64.29%) WCF
5 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 9 (64.29%) Ajax
6 8 (57.14%) LINQ
7 7 (50.00%) JSON
8 5 (35.71%) NHibernate
8 5 (35.71%) Kendo UI
8 5 (35.71%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) MVC
2 8 (57.14%) E-Commerce
3 6 (42.86%) OO
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) TDD
4 5 (35.71%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) OOP
5 4 (28.57%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (28.57%) OOD
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Web Development
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 9 (64.29%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) C
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft