The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 22 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 / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 263 -
Rank change year-on-year +33 -  
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 20 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.089% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.93% 0.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 0
Median daily rate £343 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.37% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -2.85% +7.69%  
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 South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2153 2397 2357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.71% 26.57% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 1540 1497
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 56 26
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

LINQ to SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

LINQ to SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ to SQL in the South East

LINQ to SQL
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Kent - 13 £345 -
Hampshire +12 7 £325 -18.75% 4
LINQ to SQL
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for LINQ to SQL.

1 44 (100.00%) C#
1 44 (100.00%) .NET
1 44 (100.00%) LINQ
2 43 (97.73%) .NET Framework
2 43 (97.73%) Entity Framework
3 40 (90.91%) SQL
3 40 (90.91%) XML
4 39 (88.64%) Web Services
5 38 (86.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (75.00%) Multithreading
6 33 (75.00%) JSON
6 33 (75.00%) Concurrent Programming
6 33 (75.00%) TDD
6 33 (75.00%) Multithreaded Programming
7 26 (59.09%) Algorithms
8 22 (50.00%) Data Management
9 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
10 11 (25.00%) WCF
11 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (22.73%) Visual Studio
12 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET
12 7 (15.91%) CSS
12 7 (15.91%) HTML
12 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
12 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
12 7 (15.91%) MVC
12 7 (15.91%) jQuery
12 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (13.64%) Relational Database

LINQ to SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (2.27%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) DNS
1 1 (2.27%) IMAP
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
1 1 (2.27%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
4 4 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 4 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.27%) DB2
5 1 (2.27%) MS Access
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (86.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (22.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 44 (100.00%) Developer
2 39 (88.64%) .NET Developer
3 26 (59.09%) C# .NET Developer
3 26 (59.09%) C# Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Software Developer
5 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Sitecore Developer
6 4 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 4 (9.09%) XML Developer
7 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.55%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Angular Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
9 1 (2.27%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (100.00%) .NET
1 44 (100.00%) LINQ
2 43 (97.73%) .NET Framework
2 43 (97.73%) Entity Framework
3 40 (90.91%) XML
4 39 (88.64%) Web Services
5 33 (75.00%) JSON
6 11 (25.00%) WCF
7 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET
8 7 (15.91%) CSS
8 7 (15.91%) HTML
8 7 (15.91%) jQuery
9 6 (13.64%) Ajax
9 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (11.36%) RequireJS
11 4 (9.09%) NLog
11 4 (9.09%) REST
11 4 (9.09%) SOAP
11 4 (9.09%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (59.09%) Algorithms
2 5 (11.36%) W3C
3 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (75.00%) Concurrent Programming
1 33 (75.00%) Multithreaded Programming
1 33 (75.00%) Multithreading
1 33 (75.00%) TDD
2 22 (50.00%) Data Management
3 7 (15.91%) MVC
4 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.64%) API Development
4 6 (13.64%) SDLC
5 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (2.27%) Analytics
6 1 (2.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (2.27%) Migration
6 1 (2.27%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 44 (100.00%) C#
2 40 (90.91%) SQL
3 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.27%) VBA
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Sitecore
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