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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ to SQL over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 437 445 421
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -24
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.004% 0.024%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.025% 0.013% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £325 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
LINQ to SQL
England

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
7863 7495 7527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.85% 32.32% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5826 5600 5476
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 39
Median hourly rate £46.50 £22.12 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.26% -44.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.55 £19.23 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £44.00 £137.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

LINQ to SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London 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 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
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 October 2016, 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 London region with a requirement for LINQ to SQL.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) NUnit
2 4 (80.00%) LINQ
3 3 (60.00%) MVVM
3 3 (60.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (60.00%) WPF
3 3 (60.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (40.00%) API Development
5 1 (20.00%) JSON Schema
5 1 (20.00%) Polymer
5 1 (20.00%) Web Components
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (20.00%) Game Development
5 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (20.00%) REST
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
5 1 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (20.00%) Jasmine
5 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (20.00%) SignalR
5 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 1 (20.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (20.00%) QlikView
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) NUnit
2 3 (60.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) Jasmine
3 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (80.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 4 (80.00%) C# Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) LINQ
3 3 (60.00%) WPF
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (20.00%) HTML5
5 1 (20.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) JSON
5 1 (20.00%) JSON Schema
5 1 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (20.00%) Polymer
5 1 (20.00%) REST
5 1 (20.00%) SignalR
5 1 (20.00%) Web Components
5 1 (20.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (60.00%) MVVM
3 2 (40.00%) API Development
4 1 (20.00%) Android Development
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Game Development
4 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) OWASP
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft