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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
England / South West
Rank 136 133 140
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.074% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.52% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 7
Median daily rate £390 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
770 763 790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.50% 25.98% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 526 523
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 42 15
Median hourly rate £39.00 £38.75 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £31.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 27 February 2017. 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 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
Gloucestershire - 2 £390 -
LINQ to SQL
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) OOP
1 3 (75.00%) N-Tier
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) WCF
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (75.00%) LINQ
1 3 (75.00%) jQuery
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) OWASP
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) Ajax
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Secure Coding
2 2 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) CCIE
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) ATM
1 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) DSL
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (25.00%) ISDN
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) NetScreen
1 1 (25.00%) SONET
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) tcpdump
1 1 (25.00%) VLAN
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) MS Access
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) HTML CSS Developer
2 2 (50.00%) HTML Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Access Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (25.00%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (25.00%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) jQuery
1 3 (75.00%) LINQ
1 3 (75.00%) WCF
1 3 (75.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) OOP
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) OWASP
2 2 (50.00%) Secure Coding
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper