The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 26 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.32% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £320 - -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 151 114 228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 23.93% 17.67% 25.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 75 122
Median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £20.94
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

LINQ to SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ to SQL in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for LINQ to SQL.

1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Ajax
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
1 4 (100.00%) LINQ
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 4 (100.00%) KnockoutJS
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (50.00%) W3C
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008

LINQ to SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 2 (50.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) IMAP
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) Ajax
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
1 4 (100.00%) KnockoutJS
1 4 (100.00%) LINQ
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (50.00%) RequireJS
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft