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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 413 414 400
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 7 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.029% 0.080% 0.023%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.094% 0.25% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -16.43%
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
7422 7872 7654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.31% 31.32% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5323 5679 5365
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 50 67
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £59.95 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London - - - - 2
LINQ to SQL
England

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (100.00%) .NET
1 22 (100.00%) C#
1 22 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 21 (95.45%) MVC
3 19 (86.36%) LINQ
4 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
5 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (59.09%) SQL
7 12 (54.55%) Windows
8 11 (50.00%) CSS
8 11 (50.00%) HTML
8 11 (50.00%) Web Development
9 10 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (45.45%) KnockoutJS
9 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (40.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 9 (40.91%) .NET Framework
11 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (36.36%) IIS
11 8 (36.36%) Smartcard
12 7 (31.82%) NUnit
12 7 (31.82%) HTML5
12 7 (31.82%) SpecFlow
12 7 (31.82%) jQuery
12 7 (31.82%) Selenium
13 6 (27.27%) Ajax
13 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (27.27%) Client/Server
14 5 (22.73%) Finance
14 5 (22.73%) Castle Windsor

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (36.36%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 10 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) NUnit
1 7 (31.82%) SpecFlow
1 7 (31.82%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
3 2 (9.09%) LLBLGen Pro
3 2 (9.09%) CruiseControl
3 2 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
2 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (100.00%) Developer
2 18 (81.82%) .NET Developer
3 8 (36.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 8 (36.36%) C# Developer
3 8 (36.36%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior .NET Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
1 22 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 19 (86.36%) LINQ
3 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (50.00%) CSS
4 11 (50.00%) HTML
5 10 (45.45%) KnockoutJS
6 9 (40.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 9 (40.91%) .NET Framework
7 7 (31.82%) HTML5
7 7 (31.82%) jQuery
8 6 (27.27%) Ajax
9 5 (22.73%) Castle Windsor
9 5 (22.73%) Autofac
10 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (18.18%) WPF
10 4 (18.18%) WinForms
10 4 (18.18%) XML
11 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Smartcard
2 6 (27.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) MVC
2 11 (50.00%) Web Development
3 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 3 (13.64%) User Stories
6 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (59.09%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Telerik