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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 607 599
Rank change year-on-year +52 -8  
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 28 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.065% 0.026% 0.046%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.090% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 18
Median daily rate £340 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% -4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £293 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £450 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -2.85% +3.70%  
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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13914 14379 14025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.19% 29.08% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9669 10238 9552
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £571 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 179 197
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

LINQ to SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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
South East +40 22 £343 -14.37% 3
London +11 2 - - 1
North West - 2 £325 -
East of England - 2 £320 -
LINQ to SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 59 (100.00%) .NET
2 57 (96.61%) C#
2 57 (96.61%) LINQ
3 56 (94.92%) .NET Framework
3 56 (94.92%) Entity Framework
4 53 (89.83%) SQL
5 50 (84.75%) XML
6 49 (83.05%) Web Services
7 44 (74.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 35 (59.32%) JSON
9 33 (55.93%) TDD
9 33 (55.93%) Multithreading
9 33 (55.93%) Concurrent Programming
9 33 (55.93%) Multithreaded Programming
10 28 (47.46%) Algorithms
11 26 (44.07%) SQL Server
12 23 (38.98%) WCF
13 22 (37.29%) Data Management
13 22 (37.29%) JavaScript
13 22 (37.29%) ASP.NET
13 22 (37.29%) CSS
14 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
14 21 (35.59%) MVC
15 20 (33.90%) HTML
16 19 (32.20%) jQuery
16 19 (32.20%) ASP.NET MVC
17 18 (30.51%) ASP.NET Web API
17 18 (30.51%) Visual Studio
18 15 (25.42%) Ajax
19 13 (22.03%) Windows

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 7 (11.86%) IIS
2 2 (3.39%) CMS
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (3.39%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) DNS
1 5 (8.47%) IMAP
1 5 (8.47%) Internet
1 5 (8.47%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (44.07%) SQL Server
2 13 (22.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (20.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (16.95%) Relational Database
5 5 (8.47%) MongoDB
6 4 (6.78%) NoSQL
6 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.69%) DB2
8 1 (1.69%) MS Access
8 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (74.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (30.51%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.69%) Moq
3 1 (1.69%) NUnit
General
1 7 (11.86%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Advertising
3 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (100.00%) Developer
2 53 (89.83%) .NET Developer
3 32 (54.24%) C# .NET Developer
3 32 (54.24%) C# Developer
4 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 7 (11.86%) Software Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Sitecore Developer
7 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (8.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.78%) SQL Developer
8 4 (6.78%) XML Developer
9 3 (5.08%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Full Stack Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Angular Developer
10 2 (3.39%) CMS Developer
11 1 (1.69%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (100.00%) .NET
2 57 (96.61%) LINQ
3 56 (94.92%) .NET Framework
3 56 (94.92%) Entity Framework
4 50 (84.75%) XML
5 49 (83.05%) Web Services
6 35 (59.32%) JSON
7 23 (38.98%) WCF
8 22 (37.29%) ASP.NET
8 22 (37.29%) CSS
9 20 (33.90%) HTML
10 19 (32.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (32.20%) jQuery
11 18 (30.51%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (25.42%) Ajax
13 11 (18.64%) RequireJS
14 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 4 (6.78%) NLog
16 4 (6.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (47.46%) Algorithms
2 7 (11.86%) W3C
3 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.47%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.03%) Windows
2 5 (8.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.93%) Concurrent Programming
1 33 (55.93%) Multithreaded Programming
1 33 (55.93%) Multithreading
1 33 (55.93%) TDD
2 22 (37.29%) Data Management
3 21 (35.59%) MVC
4 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (16.95%) SDLC
6 9 (15.25%) API Development
7 5 (8.47%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.08%) OOP
10 2 (3.39%) ITIL
10 2 (3.39%) OO
10 2 (3.39%) OOD
10 2 (3.39%) Performance Optimisation
10 2 (3.39%) Time Management
10 2 (3.39%) Web Application Development
10 2 (3.39%) Web Development
11 1 (1.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 57 (96.61%) C#
2 53 (89.83%) SQL
3 22 (37.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.47%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.78%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.39%) VB
7 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) HNC
1 2 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.17%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.69%) Telerik
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