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 19 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
UK
Rank 557 609 607
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -2
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 29 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.025% 0.027%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.088% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 13
Median daily rate £338 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £230 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £350 £415
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 across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13858 14790 14052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.10% 28.53% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9615 10193 9304
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 252 194
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +15.67%

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
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 13 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 19 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
England +69 29 £338 +12.50% 10
South East - 24 £338 - 3
Kent - 21 £338 - 2
Folkestone - 6 £325 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £429 - 1
South West +7 2 £390 +11.42%
Hertfordshire - 2 £319 -
Fareham - 2 - - 1
Cheltenham - 2 £390 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £390 -
East of England - 2 £319 -
London +15 1 - - 2
Maidstone - 1 £350 -

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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 with a requirement for LINQ to SQL.

1 65 (98.48%) .NET
2 64 (96.97%) LINQ
3 62 (93.94%) SQL
4 61 (92.42%) C#
5 57 (86.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 56 (84.85%) XML
7 43 (65.15%) SQL Server
8 38 (57.58%) Web Services
9 35 (53.03%) ASP.NET
9 35 (53.03%) .NET Framework
9 35 (53.03%) Entity Framework
10 33 (50.00%) WCF
11 30 (45.45%) CSS
12 29 (43.94%) HTML
13 28 (42.42%) VB.NET
13 28 (42.42%) N-Tier
13 28 (42.42%) OOP
13 28 (42.42%) TDD
13 28 (42.42%) JSON
13 28 (42.42%) Multithreading
13 28 (42.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 28 (42.42%) Multithreaded Programming
14 27 (40.91%) Concurrent Programming
15 24 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
15 24 (36.36%) IIS
16 23 (34.85%) JavaScript
16 23 (34.85%) MVC
16 23 (34.85%) OWASP
16 23 (34.85%) Secure Coding
17 22 (33.33%) jQuery

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 24 (36.36%) IIS
2 7 (10.61%) CMS
2 7 (10.61%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) ATM
1 1 (1.52%) BIG-IP
1 1 (1.52%) DNS
1 1 (1.52%) DSL
1 1 (1.52%) Firewall
1 1 (1.52%) Frame Relay
1 1 (1.52%) ISDN
1 1 (1.52%) LAN
1 1 (1.52%) MPLS
1 1 (1.52%) NetScreen
1 1 (1.52%) SONET
1 1 (1.52%) SSL
1 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.52%) tcpdump
1 1 (1.52%) VLAN
1 1 (1.52%) VPN
1 1 (1.52%) WAN
1 1 (1.52%) Wireless
1 1 (1.52%) Wireshark
1 1 (1.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (65.15%) SQL Server
2 24 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (21.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (13.64%) MongoDB
5 9 (13.64%) MS Access
6 6 (9.09%) DB2
7 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 57 (86.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.58%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.52%) NUnit
3 1 (1.52%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (3.03%) Advertising
2 1 (1.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 65 (98.48%) Developer
2 56 (84.85%) .NET Developer
3 18 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
3 18 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 9 (13.64%) Access Developer
5 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Developer
6 7 (10.61%) Sitecore Developer
7 6 (9.09%) CMS Developer
7 6 (9.09%) SQL Developer
7 6 (9.09%) XML Developer
8 4 (6.06%) HTML CSS Developer
8 4 (6.06%) HTML Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.03%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Software Developer
10 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Developer
11 1 (1.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1 (1.52%) LAN Engineer
11 1 (1.52%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (98.48%) .NET
2 64 (96.97%) LINQ
3 56 (84.85%) XML
4 38 (57.58%) Web Services
5 35 (53.03%) .NET Framework
5 35 (53.03%) ASP.NET
5 35 (53.03%) Entity Framework
6 33 (50.00%) WCF
7 30 (45.45%) CSS
8 29 (43.94%) HTML
9 28 (42.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 28 (42.42%) JSON
10 22 (33.33%) jQuery
11 19 (28.79%) Ajax
12 8 (12.12%) HTML5
13 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2 (3.03%) KnockoutJS
14 2 (3.03%) NLog
Miscellaneous
1 28 (42.42%) N-Tier
2 21 (31.82%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (42.42%) Multithreaded Programming
1 28 (42.42%) Multithreading
1 28 (42.42%) OOP
1 28 (42.42%) TDD
2 27 (40.91%) Concurrent Programming
3 23 (34.85%) MVC
3 23 (34.85%) OWASP
3 23 (34.85%) Secure Coding
4 18 (27.27%) Data Management
5 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (13.64%) Analytics
6 7 (10.61%) Content Management
6 7 (10.61%) Kanban
6 7 (10.61%) Migration
6 7 (10.61%) Scrum
7 3 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.03%) Dependency Injection
9 1 (1.52%) MVVM
9 1 (1.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (93.94%) SQL
2 61 (92.42%) C#
3 28 (42.42%) VB.NET
4 23 (34.85%) JavaScript
5 9 (13.64%) VBA
6 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.52%) CCIE
1 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.12%) Dell
3 7 (10.61%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.52%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco
4 1 (1.52%) F5
4 1 (1.52%) Juniper
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