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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ to SQL over the 3 months to 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 140 127 136
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 1 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.034% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.66% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £225 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +6.06%
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £356 £294
% change year-on-year
-36.84% +21.27%
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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
728 761 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.89% 25.28% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 503 561
Median daily rate £350 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 17
Median hourly rate £38.75 £37.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -6.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.46 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.93% +7.14%

LINQ to SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ to SQL within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset - 1 £225 -
LINQ to SQL
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ to SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for LINQ to SQL.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 5 (100.00%) LINQ
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
2 4 (80.00%) SaaS
2 4 (80.00%) XSLT
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) PHP
3 2 (40.00%) Local Government
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) Back Office
4 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Ajax
4 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Back Office
1 2 (40.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Architect
1 4 (80.00%) Digital Architect
2 3 (60.00%) Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Digital Developer
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Consultant
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Programme Manager
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (20.00%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
1 5 (100.00%) LINQ
1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) XSLT
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Ajax
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle