The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ to SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ to SQL over the 3 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank - 155 136
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.055% 0.033%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.24% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £363 £275
% change year-on-year
-37.93% +31.81%
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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
931 831 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.96% 22.67% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 528 416
Median daily rate £399 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.40% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 5
Median hourly rate £27.75 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.70% +47.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.73% +8.00%

LINQ to SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

LINQ to SQL
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

LINQ to SQL Daily Rate Trend in the North West

LINQ to SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

LINQ to SQL Hourly Rate Trend in the North West