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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 613 603 564
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -39
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 12 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.023% 0.046%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.073% 0.083% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £267 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £401 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £293 £260
% change year-on-year
+23.93% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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 across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
16337 15619 15306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.89% 28.09% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11094 9900 9829
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 218 264
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 August 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 August 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 -16 9 £363 +11.53% 14
East of England +4 3 £350 -9.09% 1
Edinburgh - 3 £438 -
Scotland - 3 £438 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £300 - 1
London +12 2 £438 +25.00% 6
Coventry - 2 £300 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Ipswich - 1 £350 -
Birmingham - 1 £375 -
Suffolk - 1 £350 -

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 29 (87.88%) C#
1 29 (87.88%) .NET
2 26 (78.79%) .NET Framework
3 24 (72.73%) Entity Framework
4 23 (69.70%) SQL Server
4 23 (69.70%) ASP.NET
5 22 (66.67%) MVC
6 20 (60.61%) SQL
6 20 (60.61%) WCF
6 20 (60.61%) LINQ
7 19 (57.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (54.55%) jQuery
9 17 (51.52%) HTML
9 17 (51.52%) CSS
10 15 (45.45%) JavaScript
11 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (42.42%) HTML5
12 13 (39.39%) TDD
13 12 (36.36%) E-Commerce
13 12 (36.36%) CSS3
13 12 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (33.33%) Ajax
14 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 11 (33.33%) OO
15 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
16 9 (27.27%) Scrum
16 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
16 9 (27.27%) BDD
16 9 (27.27%) JSON
17 8 (24.24%) NHibernate

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (9.09%) IIS
2 3 (9.09%) CMS
3 1 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
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
2 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (69.70%) 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 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 7 (21.21%) NUnit
2 7 (21.21%) Rhino Mocks
2 7 (21.21%) Moq
3 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
4 4 (12.12%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.06%) Selenium
5 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.03%) ANTLR
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
1 5 (15.15%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.03%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (78.79%) Developer
2 18 (54.55%) .NET Developer
3 9 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 8 (24.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (15.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (15.15%) Agile .NET Developer
7 4 (12.12%) Senior Developer
7 4 (12.12%) Architect
8 3 (9.09%) Web Developer
8 3 (9.09%) Development Manager
9 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Developer
9 2 (6.06%) HTML Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Senior .NET 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%) C# Web Developer
10 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (87.88%) .NET
2 26 (78.79%) .NET Framework
3 24 (72.73%) Entity Framework
4 23 (69.70%) ASP.NET
5 20 (60.61%) WCF
5 20 (60.61%) LINQ
6 19 (57.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (54.55%) jQuery
8 17 (51.52%) CSS
8 17 (51.52%) HTML
9 14 (42.42%) HTML5
10 12 (36.36%) CSS3
11 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 11 (33.33%) Ajax
12 9 (27.27%) JSON
13 8 (24.24%) NHibernate
13 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 7 (21.21%) KnockoutJS
15 6 (18.18%) XML
16 5 (15.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) MVC
2 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (39.39%) TDD
4 12 (36.36%) E-Commerce
5 11 (33.33%) OO
6 9 (27.27%) Scrum
6 9 (27.27%) BDD
7 7 (21.21%) OOD
8 5 (15.15%) OOP
9 4 (12.12%) OOA/OOD
10 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Change Control
10 3 (9.09%) Process Architecture
11 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
11 2 (6.06%) Time Management
11 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
11 2 (6.06%) UML
11 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
11 2 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (87.88%) C#
2 20 (60.61%) SQL
3 15 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 7 (21.21%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.06%) VBScript
5 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.06%) Java
6 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Sitecore