Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 24 November 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.

LINQ to SQL (L2S)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 793 849
Rank change year-on-year -46 +56 -48
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 23 62 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.064% 0.016%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.075% 0.21% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 45 11
England median daily rate £340 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14% +5.66%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £300
90th Percentile £350 £438 £403
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £341
% change year-on-year -6.67% +10.05% +2.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

LINQ to SQL is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30628 29994 30248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.31% 30.75% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 21785 20932 20975
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £276
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 351 509
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.85 £14.56 £14.68
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.24
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%

LINQ to SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing LINQ to SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ to SQL in England

LINQ to SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ to SQL in England

LINQ to SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ to SQL in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LINQ to SQL in England

LINQ to SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ to SQL in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ to SQL in England

LINQ to SQL
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -22 21 £340 -9.33% 1
East of England -2 2 £338 -15.63% 3
LINQ to SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 England region with a requirement for LINQ to SQL.

1 23 (100.00%) C#
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
1 23 (100.00%) LINQ
2 21 (91.30%) .NET Framework
2 21 (91.30%) SQL Server
2 21 (91.30%) SQL
3 19 (82.61%) XML
3 19 (82.61%) Entity Framework
4 18 (78.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (65.22%) Web Services
5 15 (65.22%) ASP.NET
5 15 (65.22%) CSS
6 14 (60.87%) HTML
6 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
6 14 (60.87%) Visual Studio
6 14 (60.87%) MVC
7 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
7 13 (56.52%) jQuery
8 12 (52.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (52.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (47.83%) JSON
9 11 (47.83%) Ajax
9 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (47.83%) WCF
9 11 (47.83%) Relational Database
9 11 (47.83%) SDLC
9 11 (47.83%) API Development
10 8 (34.78%) Windows
10 8 (34.78%) RequireJS

LINQ to SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (21.74%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
1 4 (17.39%) IMAP
1 4 (17.39%) Internet
1 4 (17.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (91.30%) SQL Server
2 12 (52.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (47.83%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.35%) MS Access
5 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Visual Studio
2 12 (52.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (69.57%) .NET Developer
3 9 (39.13%) C# Developer
4 7 (30.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Software Developer
6 3 (13.04%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Angular Developer
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
1 23 (100.00%) LINQ
2 21 (91.30%) .NET Framework
3 19 (82.61%) Entity Framework
3 19 (82.61%) XML
4 18 (78.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (65.22%) ASP.NET
5 15 (65.22%) CSS
5 15 (65.22%) Web Services
6 14 (60.87%) HTML
7 13 (56.52%) jQuery
8 11 (47.83%) Ajax
8 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (47.83%) JSON
8 11 (47.83%) WCF
9 8 (34.78%) RequireJS
10 6 (26.09%) RESTful
11 3 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
12 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
12 2 (8.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) User Experience
2 4 (17.39%) W3C
3 1 (4.35%) Fintech
3 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) MVC
2 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (47.83%) API Development
3 11 (47.83%) SDLC
4 6 (26.09%) Concurrent Programming
4 6 (26.09%) Multithreaded Programming
4 6 (26.09%) Multithreading
4 6 (26.09%) TDD
5 1 (4.35%) Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.35%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (4.35%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) OOP
5 1 (4.35%) Scrum
5 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) C#
2 21 (91.30%) SQL
3 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.35%) VBA
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Sitecore