The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ to SQL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ to SQL over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 579 574 549
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 21 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.046% 0.037%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £331 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £294 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.63% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15338 15097 13707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.34% 28.03% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10258 9816 8606
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 222 341
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.75 £20.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

LINQ to SQL
Jobs Demand Trend

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

LINQ to SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LINQ to SQL
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL within the UK.

LINQ to SQL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LINQ to SQL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ to SQL within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

LINQ to SQL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

LINQ to SQL
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ to SQL within the UK.

LINQ to SQL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LINQ to SQL
Top 8 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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
England -14 21 £350 +27.27% 5
London -15 12 £350 +27.27% 3
City of London +5 6 £350 +12.90%
West Midlands - 5 £331 -
South West 0 3 £325 -1.51%
Wiltshire - 3 £325 -
Birmingham - 2 £369 -
Coventry - 2 £300 -

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 33 (100.00%) .NET
2 32 (96.97%) C#
3 30 (90.91%) .NET Framework
4 27 (81.82%) MVC
4 27 (81.82%) SQL Server
4 27 (81.82%) ASP.NET
4 27 (81.82%) Entity Framework
5 25 (75.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 24 (72.73%) LINQ
6 24 (72.73%) SQL
7 22 (66.67%) jQuery
8 21 (63.64%) WCF
8 21 (63.64%) HTML
8 21 (63.64%) CSS
9 20 (60.61%) JavaScript
10 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (48.48%) TDD
11 15 (45.45%) E-Commerce
11 15 (45.45%) HTML5
12 13 (39.39%) OO
13 12 (36.36%) Ajax
13 12 (36.36%) BDD
13 12 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (36.36%) CSS3
14 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 11 (33.33%) Visual Studio
15 10 (30.30%) OOD
15 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
16 9 (27.27%) XML
16 9 (27.27%) T-SQL

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (15.15%) Node.js
2 4 (12.12%) IIS
3 3 (9.09%) CMS
4 1 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) SMTP
1 2 (6.06%) DNS
1 2 (6.06%) SSL
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 12 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.03%) Redis
4 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 7 (21.21%) NUnit
2 7 (21.21%) Rhino Mocks
2 7 (21.21%) Moq
3 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
3 4 (12.12%) SpecFlow
4 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.06%) Selenium
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (12.12%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (87.88%) Developer
2 24 (72.73%) .NET Developer
3 12 (36.36%) C# Developer
4 11 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (21.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (15.15%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (9.09%) Web Developer
8 3 (9.09%) Development Manager
8 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
8 3 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Developer
9 2 (6.06%) HTML Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (6.06%) .NET Development Manager
10 1 (3.03%) Sitecore Developer
10 1 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
10 1 (3.03%) Software Developer
10 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
10 1 (3.03%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (100.00%) .NET
2 30 (90.91%) .NET Framework
3 27 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 27 (81.82%) Entity Framework
4 25 (75.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 24 (72.73%) LINQ
6 22 (66.67%) jQuery
7 21 (63.64%) WCF
7 21 (63.64%) CSS
7 21 (63.64%) HTML
8 15 (45.45%) HTML5
9 12 (36.36%) CSS3
9 12 (36.36%) Ajax
10 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 9 (27.27%) KnockoutJS
11 9 (27.27%) JSON
11 9 (27.27%) XML
12 8 (24.24%) NHibernate
13 7 (21.21%) MSMQ
13 7 (21.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
1 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) MVC
2 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) TDD
3 15 (45.45%) E-Commerce
4 13 (39.39%) OO
5 12 (36.36%) BDD
6 10 (30.30%) OOD
7 7 (21.21%) Scrum
8 5 (15.15%) OOP
8 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
9 4 (12.12%) OOA/OOD
9 4 (12.12%) Web Development
10 3 (9.09%) SDLC
11 2 (6.06%) Web Accessibility
11 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
11 2 (6.06%) Performance Testing
11 2 (6.06%) Load Testing
11 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
11 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
11 2 (6.06%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 32 (96.97%) C#
2 24 (72.73%) SQL
3 20 (60.61%) JavaScript
4 9 (27.27%) T-SQL
5 5 (15.15%) Java
6 2 (6.06%) VBScript
6 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.03%) XPath
7 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Sitecore