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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ to SQL over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 645 647 615
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -32
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 16 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.028% 0.042%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 15
Median daily rate £350 £356 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +14.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.46% +4.00%
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 across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15731 15665 15106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.22% 27.44% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11012 10559 9742
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 228 218
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

LINQ to SQL
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 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 July 2016.

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 10 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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
England +17 16 £350 -1.75% 1
South East - 11 £419 -
Hampshire - 9 £419 -
London -5 3 £325 -13.33%
Brighton - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 - -
South West +4 1 £225 -30.76%
Dorset - 1 £225 -
Croydon - 1 £310 -
Bournemouth - 1 £225 -

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 with a requirement for LINQ to SQL.

1 20 (100.00%) SQL
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (95.00%) LINQ
3 17 (85.00%) C#
3 17 (85.00%) HTML
3 17 (85.00%) SQL Server
3 17 (85.00%) CSS
3 17 (85.00%) XML
4 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET
5 13 (65.00%) Web Services
6 12 (60.00%) Scrum
7 11 (55.00%) CMS
7 11 (55.00%) HTML5
8 10 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
8 10 (50.00%) Sitecore
8 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (50.00%) Content Management
8 10 (50.00%) OOP
8 10 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 8 (40.00%) OWASP
10 7 (35.00%) Secure Coding
10 7 (35.00%) MongoDB
10 7 (35.00%) Kanban
10 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
10 7 (35.00%) jQuery
10 7 (35.00%) WCF
10 7 (35.00%) MVC
10 7 (35.00%) N-Tier

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills 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 11 (55.00%) CMS
2 10 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (35.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) SaaS
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (85.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (35.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (5.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (15.00%) NUnit
4 2 (10.00%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (5.00%) Jasmine
5 1 (5.00%) MSBuild
5 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
1 1 (5.00%) Games
1 1 (5.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (40.00%) Sitecore Developer
4 7 (35.00%) CMS Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Architect
5 3 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (15.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Digital Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Web Content Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Digital Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Systems Developer
7 1 (5.00%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Digital Programme Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Scrum Master
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Web Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (95.00%) LINQ
3 17 (85.00%) CSS
3 17 (85.00%) HTML
3 17 (85.00%) XML
4 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET
5 13 (65.00%) Web Services
6 11 (55.00%) HTML5
7 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
8 7 (35.00%) jQuery
8 7 (35.00%) WCF
9 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (20.00%) Entity Framework
9 4 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (15.00%) Ajax
10 3 (15.00%) Razor View Engine
10 3 (15.00%) XSLT
11 2 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Android
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Scrum
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Content Management
2 10 (50.00%) OOP
3 8 (40.00%) OWASP
4 7 (35.00%) Kanban
4 7 (35.00%) MVC
4 7 (35.00%) Secure Coding
5 6 (30.00%) TDD
6 3 (15.00%) Front End Development
7 2 (10.00%) API Development
7 2 (10.00%) Multithreading
7 2 (10.00%) MVVM
7 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.00%) Migration
8 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Project Management
8 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) SQL
2 17 (85.00%) C#
3 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (35.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (15.00%) PHP
4 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Sitecore
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle