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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 623 648 618
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -30
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 25 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.021% 0.030%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.073% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 12
Median daily rate £388 £350 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £286 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £433 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
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
16430 16404 15521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.75% 28.23% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11396 11302 10100
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 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 302 174
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 28 September 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 9 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 28 September 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 +40 25 £388 +10.71% 7
Hampshire - 18 £394 -
South East - 18 £394 - 1
Winchester - 6 £375 -
South West - 3 £425 -
London -7 2 £325 -13.33% 2
Southampton - 2 £325 -
East of England -2 1 £400 +14.28% 2
Hertfordshire - 1 £400 - 2

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 38 (100.00%) SQL
1 38 (100.00%) .NET
2 37 (97.37%) LINQ
3 34 (89.47%) ASP.NET
4 33 (86.84%) SQL Server
5 32 (84.21%) C#
6 31 (81.58%) HTML
6 31 (81.58%) CSS
6 31 (81.58%) XML
7 29 (76.32%) OOP
7 29 (76.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (73.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 26 (68.42%) WCF
9 26 (68.42%) N-Tier
10 25 (65.79%) VB.NET
11 23 (60.53%) OWASP
12 22 (57.89%) IIS
12 22 (57.89%) Secure Coding
13 19 (50.00%) Web Services
13 19 (50.00%) Scrum
14 18 (47.37%) CMS
14 18 (47.37%) HTML5
15 17 (44.74%) Sitecore CMS
15 17 (44.74%) Sitecore
15 17 (44.74%) Content Management
15 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (44.74%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (36.84%) MVC
16 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
16 14 (36.84%) 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 22 (57.89%) IIS
2 18 (47.37%) CMS
3 17 (44.74%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (86.84%) SQL Server
2 17 (44.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (36.84%) MongoDB
4 12 (31.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.63%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 29 (76.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.53%) NUnit
3 3 (7.89%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (2.63%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.63%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.63%) Advertising
1 1 (2.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (97.37%) Developer
2 24 (63.16%) .NET Developer
3 15 (39.47%) Sitecore Developer
4 13 (34.21%) CMS Developer
5 4 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (10.53%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.89%) HTML CSS Developer
6 3 (7.89%) HTML Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Web Content Developer
7 2 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Developer
7 2 (5.26%) XML Developer
8 1 (2.63%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Scrum Master
8 1 (2.63%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.63%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (100.00%) .NET
2 37 (97.37%) LINQ
3 34 (89.47%) ASP.NET
4 31 (81.58%) CSS
4 31 (81.58%) HTML
4 31 (81.58%) XML
5 28 (73.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 26 (68.42%) WCF
7 19 (50.00%) Web Services
8 18 (47.37%) HTML5
9 14 (36.84%) jQuery
10 12 (31.58%) Ajax
11 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
11 5 (13.16%) Entity Framework
12 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (7.89%) Razor View Engine
13 3 (7.89%) WPF
14 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 26 (68.42%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) OOP
2 23 (60.53%) OWASP
3 22 (57.89%) Secure Coding
4 19 (50.00%) Scrum
5 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (44.74%) Content Management
6 14 (36.84%) Kanban
6 14 (36.84%) MVC
7 7 (18.42%) TDD
8 3 (7.89%) Front End Development
8 3 (7.89%) Multithreading
8 3 (7.89%) MVVM
8 3 (7.89%) Web Development
9 2 (5.26%) API Development
9 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
10 1 (2.63%) Automated Testing
10 1 (2.63%) BDD
10 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.63%) Penetration Testing
10 1 (2.63%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 38 (100.00%) SQL
2 32 (84.21%) C#
3 25 (65.79%) VB.NET
4 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Sitecore
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
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