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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ to SQL over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 148 131 112
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -19
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 1 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.029% 0.073% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.26% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£325 £300 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £309 £301
% change year-on-year
+21.45% +2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.96
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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
823 760 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.88% 27.62% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 420 349
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £21.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.08 £47.80 £29.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

LINQ to SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ to SQL across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

LINQ to SQL
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) XSLT
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
1 6 (100.00%) Web Development
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (100.00%) XPath
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) LINQ
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 6 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (83.33%) REST
2 5 (83.33%) jQuery
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) WCF
2 5 (83.33%) Ajax
2 5 (83.33%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 6 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 6 (100.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 6 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) XSLT
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) LINQ
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 6 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 5 (83.33%) REST
2 5 (83.33%) jQuery
2 5 (83.33%) WCF
2 5 (83.33%) Ajax
2 5 (83.33%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
1 6 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 6 (100.00%) XPath
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript