The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for LINQ to SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LINQ to SQL over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
England / East of England
Rank 125 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.092% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £319 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £300 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

LINQ to SQL is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 634 621 754
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 29.22% 25.27% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 374 428
Median daily rate £375 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 24
Median hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £9.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

LINQ to SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing LINQ to SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ to SQL in the East of England

LINQ to SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ to SQL in the East of England

LINQ to SQL
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
Hertfordshire - 2 £319 -
LINQ to SQL
England

LINQ to SQL
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for LINQ to SQL.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 5 (100.00%) LINQ
1 5 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Ajax
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) WCF

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 5 (100.00%) LINQ
2 2 (40.00%) Ajax
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (40.00%) WCF
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft