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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 565 556 509
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -47
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 14 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.016% 0.032%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.059% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 5
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£375 £309 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.45% -10.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £244 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £325 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £309 £225
% change year-on-year
+21.45% +37.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.96

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
13881 13599 11877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.76% 27.15% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9066 8550 7470
Average daily rate £388 £375 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 249 291
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 5 March 2015.

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 27 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 5 March 2015. 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 -4 14 £375 +21.45% 11
London +2 3 £450 - 6
Yorkshire -16 1 £240 +28.00%
City of London - 1 £450 -
East of England - 1 £351 -
Mayfair - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
South East - - - - 4
South Wales - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 29 (100.00%) LINQ
2 28 (96.55%) C#
2 28 (96.55%) SQL
2 28 (96.55%) .NET
3 27 (93.10%) SQL Server
4 26 (89.66%) ASP.NET
4 26 (89.66%) MVC
4 26 (89.66%) .NET Framework
4 26 (89.66%) ASP.NET MVC
4 26 (89.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 24 (82.76%) JavaScript
6 19 (65.52%) CSS
6 19 (65.52%) HTML
7 17 (58.62%) jQuery
8 15 (51.72%) WCF
9 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (34.48%) Visual Studio
11 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (31.03%) CSS3
12 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 8 (27.59%) SpecFlow
12 8 (27.59%) Selenium
12 8 (27.59%) MSMQ
12 8 (27.59%) SOAP
12 8 (27.59%) Web Services
12 8 (27.59%) XML
12 8 (27.59%) T-SQL
12 8 (27.59%) OOD
12 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
12 8 (27.59%) TDD

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (93.10%) SQL Server
2 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) OLTP
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Visual Studio
2 8 (27.59%) SpecFlow
2 8 (27.59%) Selenium
2 8 (27.59%) NUnit
3 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (6.90%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 6 (20.69%) Retail
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (82.76%) Developer
2 17 (58.62%) .NET Developer
3 10 (34.48%) C# Developer
3 10 (34.48%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (31.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (17.24%) Web Developer
6 5 (17.24%) Senior Developer
7 4 (13.79%) Analyst Programmer
7 4 (13.79%) Programmer
7 4 (13.79%) Analyst
7 4 (13.79%) Senior Web Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Development Manager
9 1 (3.45%) Software Manager
9 1 (3.45%) Software Development Manager
9 1 (3.45%) Database Developer
9 1 (3.45%) SQL Developer
9 1 (3.45%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (100.00%) LINQ
2 28 (96.55%) .NET
3 26 (89.66%) ASP.NET
3 26 (89.66%) .NET Framework
3 26 (89.66%) ASP.NET MVC
3 26 (89.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 19 (65.52%) CSS
4 19 (65.52%) HTML
5 17 (58.62%) jQuery
6 15 (51.72%) WCF
7 9 (31.03%) CSS3
8 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 8 (27.59%) MSMQ
8 8 (27.59%) SOAP
8 8 (27.59%) Web Services
8 8 (27.59%) XML
9 7 (24.14%) Ajax
9 7 (24.14%) XSLT
9 7 (24.14%) Castle Windsor
9 7 (24.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (89.66%) MVC
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) OOD
3 8 (27.59%) TDD
4 7 (24.14%) OO
4 7 (24.14%) Web Development
4 7 (24.14%) E-Commerce
4 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
4 7 (24.14%) BDD
5 4 (13.79%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (3.45%) Web Accessibility
6 1 (3.45%) Coaching
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.45%) ETL
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.45%) Password Management
6 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (96.55%) C#
1 28 (96.55%) SQL
2 24 (82.76%) JavaScript
3 8 (27.59%) T-SQL
4 7 (24.14%) Java
5 6 (20.69%) XPath
6 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) VCP4
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle