The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 405 385 406
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +21
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 7 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.029% 0.019% 0.061%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.099% 0.064% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 15
Average daily rate - £378 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £225 £300
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £44.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.73 £29.54
% change year-on-year
- -2.74%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7080 6238 7719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.26% 28.87% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5091 4525 5117
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 63 75
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £163.00 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
LINQ to SQL
England

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
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
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
City of London - - - -
LINQ to SQL
England

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) MVC
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (60.00%) LINQ
4 6 (60.00%) SQL
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (50.00%) Windows
6 4 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (40.00%) IIS
6 4 (40.00%) NHibernate
6 4 (40.00%) Web Development
6 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (30.00%) Retail
7 3 (30.00%) CruiseControl
7 3 (30.00%) Telerik
7 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (30.00%) LLBLGen Pro
7 3 (30.00%) jQuery
7 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
7 3 (30.00%) AutoMapper
8 2 (20.00%) User Stories
8 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (20.00%) KnockoutJS

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (40.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) CruiseControl
1 3 (30.00%) LLBLGen Pro
1 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (60.00%) LINQ
4 4 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (40.00%) NHibernate
4 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (30.00%) jQuery
5 3 (30.00%) AutoMapper
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (20.00%) WPF
6 2 (20.00%) CSS
6 2 (20.00%) XML
6 2 (20.00%) HTML
6 2 (20.00%) WinForms
7 1 (10.00%) WCF
7 1 (10.00%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) Web Development
3 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) User Stories
4 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Telerik