The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ to SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 134 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.02% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £305 £301
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
786 723 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.79% 25.32% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 431 405
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 19
Average hourly rate £36.40 £33.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

LINQ to SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

LINQ to SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

LINQ to SQL
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

LINQ to SQL Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) SOAP
1 8 (100.00%) MVC
1 8 (100.00%) LINQ
1 8 (100.00%) jQuery
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (87.50%) WCF
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (87.50%) Waterfall
2 7 (87.50%) BDD
2 7 (87.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 7 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) MSMQ
2 7 (87.50%) E-Commerce
2 7 (87.50%) OOD
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (75.00%) OO
3 6 (75.00%) Retail
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (12.50%) VCP4
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (75.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
2 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) SOAP
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) LINQ
1 8 (100.00%) jQuery
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (87.50%) WCF
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (87.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) MSMQ
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) XSLT
3 1 (12.50%) REST
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) MVC
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 7 (87.50%) E-Commerce
2 7 (87.50%) OOD
2 7 (87.50%) Waterfall
2 7 (87.50%) BDD
3 6 (75.00%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) Password Management
4 1 (12.50%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) VCP4
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft