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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 419 411 402
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 6 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.051% 0.074%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.082% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 5
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £293 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £355 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
7342 7294 7721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.28% 31.02% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5324 5187 5545
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 46 73
Average hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £17.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £53.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 1 - -
LINQ to SQL
England

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (100.00%) C#
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (93.33%) SQL Server
3 13 (86.67%) ASP.NET
4 12 (80.00%) .NET Framework
5 11 (73.33%) jQuery
5 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (73.33%) HTML5
5 11 (73.33%) Entity Framework
5 11 (73.33%) CSS
5 11 (73.33%) HTML
5 11 (73.33%) MVC
6 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
6 10 (66.67%) SQL
6 10 (66.67%) WCF
7 9 (60.00%) Ajax
7 9 (60.00%) LINQ
7 9 (60.00%) CSS3
7 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 8 (53.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (53.33%) E-Commerce
9 7 (46.67%) OO
9 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (46.67%) TDD
9 7 (46.67%) JSON
10 5 (33.33%) Scrum
10 5 (33.33%) OOD
10 5 (33.33%) OOP
10 5 (33.33%) NUnit
10 5 (33.33%) NHibernate

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (93.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (53.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.67%) Redis
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) NUnit
1 5 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
1 5 (33.33%) Moq
2 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (26.67%) SpecFlow
3 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 13 (86.67%) .NET Developer
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 5 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (26.67%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Software Development Manager
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) HTML Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (86.67%) ASP.NET
3 12 (80.00%) .NET Framework
4 11 (73.33%) HTML
4 11 (73.33%) jQuery
4 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (73.33%) HTML5
4 11 (73.33%) CSS
4 11 (73.33%) Entity Framework
5 10 (66.67%) WCF
6 9 (60.00%) CSS3
6 9 (60.00%) LINQ
6 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 9 (60.00%) Ajax
7 7 (46.67%) JSON
8 5 (33.33%) NHibernate
8 5 (33.33%) Kendo UI
8 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (33.33%) AngularJS
8 5 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) MVC
2 8 (53.33%) E-Commerce
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) TDD
3 7 (46.67%) OO
4 5 (33.33%) OOD
4 5 (33.33%) OOP
4 5 (33.33%) Scrum
4 5 (33.33%) BDD
5 4 (26.67%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (6.67%) Coaching
6 1 (6.67%) SDLC
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.67%) Web Development
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) C
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft