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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank - - 128
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -16.43%
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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
802 604 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.10% 27.01% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 414 343
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 35
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £15.28 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £55.00 £50.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Gloucestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
LINQ to SQL
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 7 (100.00%) LINQ
1 7 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 6 (85.71%) jQuery
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) MVC
3 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (42.86%) Back Office
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (42.86%) ADO.NET
4 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
4 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
5 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (42.86%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
General
1 3 (42.86%) Back Office
2 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Developer
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 7 (100.00%) LINQ
1 7 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 6 (85.71%) jQuery
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (42.86%) ADO.NET
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) Ajax
6 1 (14.29%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) MVC
1 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
4 2 (28.57%) VB
4 2 (28.57%) Apex Code
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com