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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 56 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.34% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.18% - -
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 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 170 149 219
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 28.72% 21.78% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 86 120
Median daily rate £360 £345 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.34% -10.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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

LINQ to SQL
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for LINQ to SQL.

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

LINQ to SQL
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 4 (100.00%) LINQ
2 2 (50.00%) Ajax
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft