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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 584 581 548
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -33
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 18 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.031% 0.021%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.11% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £230 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
+31.81% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £29.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £28.73

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
14961 14951 12882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.86% 27.40% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9715 9718 8039
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 215 350
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 28 April 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 12 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 28 April 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 -4 18 £350 +27.27% 7
London -1 9 £350 - 5
City of London - 6 £350 - 2
South West - 5 £400 - 1
Wiltshire - 5 £400 - 1
Manchester -8 2 £325 +18.18%
North West -17 2 £325 +18.18%
Yorkshire -27 1 £240 -
Swindon - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East Yorkshire - 1 £240 -
Hull - 1 £240 -

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 34 (97.14%) .NET
2 33 (94.29%) C#
3 32 (91.43%) .NET Framework
4 31 (88.57%) SQL Server
5 30 (85.71%) SQL
5 30 (85.71%) LINQ
5 30 (85.71%) Entity Framework
6 29 (82.86%) MVC
7 28 (80.00%) ASP.NET
8 27 (77.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (74.29%) JavaScript
10 24 (68.57%) jQuery
11 22 (62.86%) WCF
12 21 (60.00%) CSS
12 21 (60.00%) HTML
13 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (40.00%) TDD
15 13 (37.14%) Visual Studio
15 13 (37.14%) OO
15 13 (37.14%) OOD
16 12 (34.29%) E-Commerce
16 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
16 12 (34.29%) Ajax
16 12 (34.29%) HTML5
17 11 (31.43%) CSS3
17 11 (31.43%) MSMQ
18 10 (28.57%) Oracle
18 10 (28.57%) Web Services
18 10 (28.57%) BDD
18 10 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4 (11.43%) Node.js
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
3 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.86%) CMS
3 1 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (88.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) DB2
4 1 (2.86%) OLTP
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (37.14%) Visual Studio
2 7 (20.00%) NUnit
2 7 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (11.43%) Selenium
5 3 (8.57%) Moq
5 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 6 (17.14%) Retail
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Law
2 2 (5.71%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (85.71%) Developer
2 24 (68.57%) .NET Developer
3 10 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 10 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (22.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Development Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (5.71%) Programmer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Development Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Software Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Software Development Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Database Developer
7 1 (2.86%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (97.14%) .NET
2 32 (91.43%) .NET Framework
3 30 (85.71%) LINQ
3 30 (85.71%) Entity Framework
4 28 (80.00%) ASP.NET
5 27 (77.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 24 (68.57%) jQuery
7 22 (62.86%) WCF
8 21 (60.00%) CSS
8 21 (60.00%) HTML
9 12 (34.29%) Ajax
9 12 (34.29%) HTML5
10 11 (31.43%) CSS3
10 11 (31.43%) MSMQ
11 10 (28.57%) Web Services
12 9 (25.71%) XML
12 9 (25.71%) SOAP
13 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 6 (17.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
1 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (82.86%) MVC
2 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (40.00%) TDD
4 13 (37.14%) OO
4 13 (37.14%) OOD
5 12 (34.29%) E-Commerce
6 10 (28.57%) BDD
7 9 (25.71%) Waterfall
8 5 (14.29%) Web Development
9 4 (11.43%) OOP
10 3 (8.57%) OOA/OOD
10 3 (8.57%) Scrum
11 2 (5.71%) Web Accessibility
11 2 (5.71%) Dependency Injection
11 2 (5.71%) Password Management
11 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
12 1 (2.86%) Integration Testing
12 1 (2.86%) Multithreading
12 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
12 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 33 (94.29%) C#
2 30 (85.71%) SQL
3 26 (74.29%) JavaScript
4 9 (25.71%) Java
5 8 (22.86%) T-SQL
6 4 (11.43%) XPath
7 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
2 10 (28.57%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Sitecore
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