The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 April 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)
England / London
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 409 441 424
Rank change year-on-year +32 -17  
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 2 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.010% 0.004% 0.040%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.028% 0.014% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 8
Median daily rate - £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £363
% change year-on-year -2.85% -3.44%  
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 London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 7064 7320 6808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.86% 31.77% 30.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5289 5518 4843
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 25 33
Median hourly rate £43.50 £26.25 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.71% +18.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £17.35 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £54.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -4.10%  

LINQ to SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

LINQ to SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ to SQL in London

LINQ to SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ to SQL in London

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

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
1 3 (100.00%) JSON
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) WF
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 3 (100.00%) Razor View Engine
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (100.00%) RequireJS

LINQ to SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (100.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) JSON
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
1 3 (100.00%) Razor View Engine
1 3 (100.00%) RequireJS
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) WF
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft