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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 582 553 561
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +8
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 13 25 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.047% 0.062%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.083% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 14
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£325 £330 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £600 £289
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £268 £285
% change year-on-year
+9.34% -6.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £32.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.62

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
15617 15211 15394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.71% 28.53% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 9790 9471
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 260 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -37 13 £325 -1.51% 11
London +6 9 £325 -15.58% 3
South East +1 2 £293 - 2
East of England - 1 £385 - 3
Bedfordshire - 1 £385 -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cannock - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Lancaster - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Scotland - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 39 (100.00%) C#
1 39 (100.00%) .NET
2 38 (97.44%) ASP.NET
3 36 (92.31%) LINQ
4 30 (76.92%) SQL Server
4 30 (76.92%) SQL
5 28 (71.79%) MVC
6 22 (56.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (53.85%) HTML
8 20 (51.28%) CSS
9 18 (46.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 18 (46.15%) jQuery
9 18 (46.15%) .NET Framework
10 17 (43.59%) JavaScript
11 15 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (35.90%) Web Development
12 14 (35.90%) Windows
12 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (28.21%) KnockoutJS
14 9 (23.08%) Selenium
14 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (23.08%) HTML5
14 9 (23.08%) Ajax
14 9 (23.08%) IIS
14 9 (23.08%) XML
15 8 (20.51%) Smartcard
15 8 (20.51%) Visual Studio
15 8 (20.51%) VB.NET
15 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC 3

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (23.08%) IIS
2 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) Node.js
3 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 15 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Selenium
2 8 (20.51%) Visual Studio
3 5 (12.82%) SpecFlow
3 5 (12.82%) NUnit
4 3 (7.69%) LLBLGen Pro
4 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
4 3 (7.69%) CruiseControl
4 3 (7.69%) Subversion
5 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.82%) Retail
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Back Office
4 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (100.00%) Developer
2 29 (74.36%) .NET Developer
3 9 (23.08%) C# Developer
4 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (20.51%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (20.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Software Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Web Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.69%) VB.NET Developer
7 2 (5.13%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (2.56%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (2.56%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.56%) .NET Applications Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Web Applications Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (100.00%) .NET
2 38 (97.44%) ASP.NET
3 36 (92.31%) LINQ
4 22 (56.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (53.85%) HTML
6 20 (51.28%) CSS
7 18 (46.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 18 (46.15%) jQuery
7 18 (46.15%) .NET Framework
8 11 (28.21%) KnockoutJS
9 9 (23.08%) HTML5
9 9 (23.08%) Ajax
9 9 (23.08%) XML
10 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 5 (12.82%) WCF
13 5 (12.82%) Web Services
13 5 (12.82%) WinForms
14 4 (10.26%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Smartcard
2 7 (17.95%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (71.79%) MVC
2 14 (35.90%) Web Development
2 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.38%) OO
3 6 (15.38%) Unit Testing
4 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
5 4 (10.26%) Scrum
5 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
5 4 (10.26%) OOP
6 3 (7.69%) User Stories
6 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.13%) OOD
7 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.13%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.56%) Multithreading
8 1 (2.56%) TDD
8 1 (2.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (100.00%) C#
2 30 (76.92%) SQL
3 17 (43.59%) JavaScript
4 8 (20.51%) VB.NET
5 5 (12.82%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.69%) PHP
7 2 (5.13%) VB
7 2 (5.13%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Telerik
3 2 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.56%) Twitter
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