The first table below looks at the demand for LINQ to SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 28 July 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 South East 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 247 223 232
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +9
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.012% 0.040%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.090% 0.048% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£293 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £275 £285
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £39.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2232 2099 2186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.26% 24.71% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1250 1129 1136
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 67 81
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £20.00 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
LINQ to SQL
England

LINQ to SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ to SQL across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ to SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

LINQ to SQL
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

LINQ to SQL Daily Rate Trend in the South East

LINQ to SQL
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 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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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
Berkshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
LINQ to SQL
England

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) LINQ
1 6 (100.00%) jQuery
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 4 (66.67%) CSS
3 4 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Ajax
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (50.00%) WCF
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (33.33%) MVC
5 2 (33.33%) WinForms
5 2 (33.33%) OOD
5 2 (33.33%) OO
6 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
6 1 (16.67%) IIS
6 1 (16.67%) OOP
6 1 (16.67%) OWASP

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) LINQ
1 6 (100.00%) jQuery
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (66.67%) Ajax
3 4 (66.67%) CSS
3 4 (66.67%) XML
4 3 (50.00%) WCF
5 2 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (33.33%) WinForms
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (16.67%) HTML5
6 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) OO
1 2 (33.33%) OOD
1 2 (33.33%) MVC
1 2 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) OOP
2 1 (16.67%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree