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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 595 552 569
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +17
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 18 32 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.062% 0.068%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.21% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 14
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£356 £335 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% +16.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £252 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £400 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £21.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -16.43%

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
15691 15007 15615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 28.87% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10164 9643 9367
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 265 374
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 18 September 2014.

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 30 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 18 September 2014. 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 -42 18 £356 +6.34% 10
London -16 8 £375 +4.16% 2
East of England - 6 £375 - 1
South East -2 3 £293 - 3
Bedford - 1 £385 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £385 -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
North West - - - - 3
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cannock - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 2
Leicester - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1
Lutterworth - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Swindon - - - -

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 44 (100.00%) C#
1 44 (100.00%) .NET
1 44 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 40 (90.91%) LINQ
3 36 (81.82%) SQL Server
4 34 (77.27%) SQL
4 34 (77.27%) MVC
5 28 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (59.09%) HTML
7 25 (56.82%) CSS
8 22 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 22 (50.00%) .NET Framework
9 21 (47.73%) JavaScript
10 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (40.91%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (38.64%) jQuery
13 15 (34.09%) Selenium
14 14 (31.82%) Web Development
15 13 (29.55%) Windows
16 12 (27.27%) NUnit
17 11 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
17 11 (25.00%) SpecFlow
18 9 (20.45%) Autofac
18 9 (20.45%) Castle Windsor
18 9 (20.45%) HTML5
19 8 (18.18%) IIS
19 8 (18.18%) Visual Studio
19 8 (18.18%) Smartcard
19 8 (18.18%) XML
19 8 (18.18%) Ajax

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 8 (18.18%) IIS
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.27%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 18 (40.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (6.82%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (34.09%) Selenium
2 12 (27.27%) NUnit
3 11 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 8 (18.18%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.82%) Subversion
6 2 (4.55%) CruiseControl
6 2 (4.55%) LLBLGen Pro
6 2 (4.55%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Retail
3 3 (6.82%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Back Office
3 3 (6.82%) Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (95.45%) Developer
2 31 (70.45%) .NET Developer
3 9 (20.45%) C# Developer
4 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (15.91%) Web Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Senior Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (9.09%) SQL Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Software Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Senior Web Developer
8 3 (6.82%) .NET Web Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.55%) C# Web Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior .NET Web Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (4.55%) Programmer
9 2 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (100.00%) .NET
1 44 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 40 (90.91%) LINQ
3 28 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 26 (59.09%) HTML
5 25 (56.82%) CSS
6 22 (50.00%) .NET Framework
6 22 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 17 (38.64%) jQuery
8 11 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
9 9 (20.45%) Castle Windsor
9 9 (20.45%) HTML5
9 9 (20.45%) Autofac
10 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 8 (18.18%) Ajax
10 8 (18.18%) XML
11 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (13.64%) CSS3
13 5 (11.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Smartcard
2 7 (15.91%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (77.27%) MVC
2 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (31.82%) Web Development
4 6 (13.64%) Unit Testing
5 5 (11.36%) OO
6 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 4 (9.09%) OOP
6 4 (9.09%) Scrum
6 4 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (6.82%) User Stories
7 3 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.27%) OOD
9 1 (2.27%) TDD
9 1 (2.27%) Multithreading
9 1 (2.27%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 44 (100.00%) C#
2 34 (77.27%) SQL
3 21 (47.73%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.91%) VB.NET
5 5 (11.36%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.82%) VB
6 3 (6.82%) PHP
7 2 (4.55%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.55%) Telerik
3 1 (2.27%) Twitter
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