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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
Rank 577 549 534
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -15
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 15 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.041% 0.055%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 14
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£375 £309 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.45% -18.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £282 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £326 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £305 £378
% change year-on-year
+18.93% -19.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £40.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £40.15
% change year-on-year
- -48.93%

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
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -35 14 £375 +21.45% 4
North West -7 4 £300 -
Manchester - 4 £300 -
East of England - 4 £375 - 3
Essex - 3 £375 - 3
London +13 2 £438 +29.62%
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £450 -
East Midlands - 1 £300 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Dartford - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hornchurch - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - -

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (96.88%) ASP.NET
2 31 (96.88%) C#
2 31 (96.88%) .NET
3 30 (93.75%) SQL
3 30 (93.75%) LINQ
4 29 (90.63%) MVC
5 28 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (81.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 25 (78.13%) .NET Framework
8 24 (75.00%) JavaScript
9 23 (71.88%) HTML
10 22 (68.75%) CSS
11 15 (46.88%) NUnit
12 14 (43.75%) Selenium
12 14 (43.75%) SpecFlow
13 13 (40.63%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (40.63%) jQuery
13 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (37.50%) Castle Windsor
14 12 (37.50%) CSS3
14 12 (37.50%) Autofac
15 10 (31.25%) WCF
16 8 (25.00%) Visual Studio
17 7 (21.88%) Web Services
17 7 (21.88%) T-SQL
17 7 (21.88%) Finance
17 7 (21.88%) Web Development
18 6 (18.75%) Ajax
18 6 (18.75%) XML

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (40.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.13%) OLTP
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (46.88%) NUnit
2 14 (43.75%) Selenium
2 14 (43.75%) SpecFlow
3 8 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (6.25%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (6.25%) Subversion
6 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (84.38%) Developer
2 19 (59.38%) .NET Developer
3 8 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 8 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 8 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 8 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst Programmer
4 5 (15.63%) Programmer
4 5 (15.63%) Senior Web Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior .NET Web Developer
6 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (96.88%) .NET
1 31 (96.88%) ASP.NET
2 30 (93.75%) LINQ
3 28 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 26 (81.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 25 (78.13%) .NET Framework
6 23 (71.88%) HTML
7 22 (68.75%) CSS
8 13 (40.63%) jQuery
9 12 (37.50%) Castle Windsor
9 12 (37.50%) CSS3
9 12 (37.50%) Autofac
10 10 (31.25%) WCF
11 7 (21.88%) Web Services
12 6 (18.75%) XML
12 6 (18.75%) Ajax
12 6 (18.75%) HTML5
12 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 5 (15.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (90.63%) MVC
2 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.88%) Web Development
4 6 (18.75%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (15.63%) OO
6 4 (12.50%) OOD
6 4 (12.50%) TDD
7 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
7 3 (9.38%) BDD
7 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (3.13%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
8 1 (3.13%) OOP
8 1 (3.13%) ETL
8 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (96.88%) C#
2 30 (93.75%) SQL
3 24 (75.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (21.88%) T-SQL
5 5 (15.63%) XPath
6 3 (9.38%) Java
7 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle