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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 593 563 530
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -33
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 20 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.049% 0.028%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.18% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 6
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£350 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £240 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £331 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50

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
14925 14611 12668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.71% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9832 9673 7948
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 189 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 27 May 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 9 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 27 May 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 -29 20 £350 +27.27% 7
London +12 12 £350 +27.27% 4
City of London +5 6 £350 +12.90%
South West +8 5 £350 +7.69% 1
Wiltshire - 5 £350 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £363 -
Manchester -4 1 - - 1
North West -22 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £363 -

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 33 (100.00%) .NET
2 32 (96.97%) C#
3 30 (90.91%) .NET Framework
4 27 (81.82%) MVC
4 27 (81.82%) ASP.NET
4 27 (81.82%) SQL Server
4 27 (81.82%) Entity Framework
5 25 (75.76%) LINQ
5 25 (75.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (75.76%) SQL
5 25 (75.76%) WCF
6 24 (72.73%) jQuery
7 23 (69.70%) JavaScript
8 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (57.58%) TDD
9 17 (51.52%) HTML
9 17 (51.52%) CSS
10 16 (48.48%) OO
11 15 (45.45%) E-Commerce
11 15 (45.45%) BDD
12 14 (42.42%) OOD
12 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
13 13 (39.39%) HTML5
14 11 (33.33%) MSMQ
14 11 (33.33%) SOAP
15 10 (30.30%) Oracle
15 10 (30.30%) Ajax
15 10 (30.30%) CSS3
15 10 (30.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 5 (15.15%) Node.js
2 2 (6.06%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.03%) CMS
3 1 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.03%) Redis
4 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 7 (21.21%) NUnit
2 7 (21.21%) Rhino Mocks
3 6 (18.18%) Moq
4 5 (15.15%) SpecFlow
5 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
6 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 8 (24.24%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (90.91%) Developer
2 27 (81.82%) .NET Developer
3 9 (27.27%) C# Developer
3 9 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (15.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Agile .NET Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Senior Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Development Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (6.06%) .NET Development Manager
9 1 (3.03%) Sitecore Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Software Manager
9 1 (3.03%) Software Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Web Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Software Development Manager
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (100.00%) .NET
2 30 (90.91%) .NET Framework
3 27 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 27 (81.82%) Entity Framework
4 25 (75.76%) WCF
4 25 (75.76%) LINQ
4 25 (75.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 24 (72.73%) jQuery
6 17 (51.52%) HTML
6 17 (51.52%) CSS
7 13 (39.39%) HTML5
8 11 (33.33%) SOAP
8 11 (33.33%) MSMQ
9 10 (30.30%) Ajax
9 10 (30.30%) CSS3
9 10 (30.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 8 (24.24%) NHibernate
11 8 (24.24%) Web Services
11 8 (24.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
1 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) MVC
2 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) TDD
3 16 (48.48%) OO
4 15 (45.45%) E-Commerce
4 15 (45.45%) BDD
5 14 (42.42%) OOD
6 9 (27.27%) Waterfall
7 7 (21.21%) SDLC
8 6 (18.18%) Scrum
9 5 (15.15%) OOP
10 4 (12.12%) OOA/OOD
11 2 (6.06%) Password Management
11 2 (6.06%) Web Development
11 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
11 2 (6.06%) Web Accessibility
12 1 (3.03%) Dependency Injection
12 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
12 1 (3.03%) Coaching
12 1 (3.03%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 32 (96.97%) C#
2 25 (75.76%) SQL
3 23 (69.70%) JavaScript
4 9 (27.27%) Java
5 5 (15.15%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.03%) XPath
6 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (30.30%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Sitecore
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