The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 29 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)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 - 151
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.068% - 0.027%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 889 962 820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 30.07% 25.59% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2240 2609 2164
Median daily rate £388 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £526 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 49 45
Median hourly rate £41.25 £28.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -32.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £57.25
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 the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for LINQ to SQL in the North West

LINQ to SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ to SQL in the North West

LINQ to SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ to SQL in the North West

LINQ to SQL
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Cheshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £325 -
LINQ to SQL
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 North West region with a requirement for LINQ to SQL.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 5 (100.00%) LINQ
1 5 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (60.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (40.00%) Umbraco
4 2 (40.00%) Time Management
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (40.00%) Sitecore
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (40.00%) Web Application Development

LINQ to SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (40.00%) CMS
1 2 (40.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (40.00%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Moq
2 1 (20.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (40.00%) CMS Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) LINQ
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (60.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (40.00%) Classic ASP
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) XML
5 1 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (20.00%) MSMQ
5 1 (20.00%) NHibernate
5 1 (20.00%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (40.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) OOD
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (40.00%) Time Management
2 2 (40.00%) Web Application Development
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) VB
3 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) HNC
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (20.00%) Telerik