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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
UK
Rank 557 619 588
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -31
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 30 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.022% 0.037%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.076% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 18
Median daily rate £340 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £230 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £300 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -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
13869 14440 13865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.92% 28.89% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9525 9991 9330
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 254 186
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £22.30 £20.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

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 15 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 23 January 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 +53 30 £340 +13.33% 13
South East - 27 £340 - 3
Kent - 24 £339 - 3
Folkestone - 8 £375 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £429 -
Maidstone - 2 £350 -
London +9 1 - - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £390 -
Fareham - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £325 -
West Malling - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £390 -
Lancashire - 1 £325 - 1
North West - 1 £325 - 2
South West - 1 £390 -

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 66 (98.51%) .NET
2 65 (97.01%) LINQ
3 64 (95.52%) SQL
4 62 (92.54%) C#
5 59 (88.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 56 (83.58%) XML
7 45 (67.16%) SQL Server
8 39 (58.21%) ASP.NET
9 36 (53.73%) WCF
10 34 (50.75%) N-Tier
10 34 (50.75%) OOP
10 34 (50.75%) Web Services
11 33 (49.25%) CSS
11 33 (49.25%) VB.NET
11 33 (49.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 32 (47.76%) HTML
13 29 (43.28%) IIS
13 29 (43.28%) Entity Framework
13 29 (43.28%) .NET Framework
13 29 (43.28%) SQL Server 2008
14 28 (41.79%) OWASP
14 28 (41.79%) Secure Coding
15 26 (38.81%) Multithreaded Programming
15 26 (38.81%) Multithreading
15 26 (38.81%) MVC
15 26 (38.81%) TDD
16 25 (37.31%) JavaScript
16 25 (37.31%) JSON
17 24 (35.82%) jQuery
17 24 (35.82%) Concurrent Programming

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 29 (43.28%) IIS
2 8 (11.94%) CMS
2 8 (11.94%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) ATM
1 1 (1.49%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (1.49%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (1.49%) DNS
1 1 (1.49%) DSL
1 1 (1.49%) Firewall
1 1 (1.49%) Frame Relay
1 1 (1.49%) ISDN
1 1 (1.49%) LAN
1 1 (1.49%) MPLS
1 1 (1.49%) NetScreen
1 1 (1.49%) SONET
1 1 (1.49%) SSL
1 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.49%) tcpdump
1 1 (1.49%) VLAN
1 1 (1.49%) VPN
1 1 (1.49%) WAN
1 1 (1.49%) Wireless
1 1 (1.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (67.16%) SQL Server
2 29 (43.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (16.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (16.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (13.43%) MongoDB
4 9 (13.43%) MS Access
5 6 (8.96%) DB2
6 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 59 (88.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.99%) NUnit
2 2 (2.99%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (1.49%) Advertising
1 1 (1.49%) Finance
Job Titles
1 66 (98.51%) Developer
2 57 (85.07%) .NET Developer
3 18 (26.87%) C# .NET Developer
3 18 (26.87%) C# Developer
4 9 (13.43%) Access Developer
5 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Developer
5 8 (11.94%) Sitecore Developer
6 7 (10.45%) CMS Developer
6 7 (10.45%) XML Developer
7 6 (8.96%) SQL Developer
8 5 (7.46%) HTML CSS Developer
8 5 (7.46%) HTML Developer
9 3 (4.48%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Developer
11 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET Developer
11 1 (1.49%) Cisco Engineer
11 1 (1.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 1 (1.49%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (98.51%) .NET
2 65 (97.01%) LINQ
3 56 (83.58%) XML
4 39 (58.21%) ASP.NET
5 36 (53.73%) WCF
6 34 (50.75%) Web Services
7 33 (49.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 33 (49.25%) CSS
8 32 (47.76%) HTML
9 29 (43.28%) .NET Framework
9 29 (43.28%) Entity Framework
10 25 (37.31%) JSON
11 24 (35.82%) jQuery
12 22 (32.84%) Ajax
13 9 (13.43%) HTML5
14 2 (2.99%) ADO.NET
14 2 (2.99%) WPF
15 1 (1.49%) Classic ASP
15 1 (1.49%) SOAP
15 1 (1.49%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (50.75%) N-Tier
2 19 (28.36%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.75%) OOP
2 28 (41.79%) OWASP
2 28 (41.79%) Secure Coding
3 26 (38.81%) Multithreaded Programming
3 26 (38.81%) Multithreading
3 26 (38.81%) MVC
3 26 (38.81%) TDD
4 24 (35.82%) Concurrent Programming
5 17 (25.37%) Data Management
6 9 (13.43%) Analytics
7 8 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (11.94%) Content Management
7 8 (11.94%) Kanban
7 8 (11.94%) Scrum
8 7 (10.45%) Migration
9 3 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (2.99%) MVVM
10 2 (2.99%) Web Development
11 1 (1.49%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (1.49%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (95.52%) SQL
2 62 (92.54%) C#
3 33 (49.25%) VB.NET
4 25 (37.31%) JavaScript
5 9 (13.43%) VBA
6 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.49%) CCIE
1 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.94%) Dell
2 8 (11.94%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.49%) Blue Coat
3 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco
3 1 (1.49%) F5
3 1 (1.49%) Juniper
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