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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
England / North West
Rank 125 - 149
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% - 0.028%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £325
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 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 798 1020 828
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.10% 26.58% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 680 505
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.26 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

LINQ to SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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
Lancashire - 2 £342 -
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
LINQ to SQL
England

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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

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%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) LINQ
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) ADO.NET
2 3 (75.00%) Classic ASP
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (75.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (50.00%) Web Application Development
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL

LINQ to SQL
Top Related 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 1 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) CMS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) LINQ
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) ADO.NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (75.00%) Classic ASP
2 3 (75.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (50.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) OOD
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) HNC
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Sitecore