The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
England / South West
Rank 134 135 138
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3  
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 2 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.077% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 0.56% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Median daily rate - £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
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 South West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 743 710 762
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 28.61% 24.47% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 472 495
Median daily rate £393 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 51 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £57.00 £47.00
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 South West

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

LINQ to SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

LINQ to SQL
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Bristol - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
LINQ to SQL
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 South West region with a requirement for LINQ to SQL.

1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) OOP
1 3 (75.00%) N-Tier
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) LINQ
1 3 (75.00%) jQuery
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Advertising
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
3 1 (25.00%) MS Access
3 1 (25.00%) ATM
3 1 (25.00%) ISDN
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WLAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN

LINQ to SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) ATM
1 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) DSL
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (25.00%) ISDN
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) NetScreen
1 1 (25.00%) SONET
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) tcpdump
1 1 (25.00%) VLAN
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) MS Access
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Access Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) HTML CSS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) HTML Developer
2 1 (25.00%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (25.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) jQuery
1 3 (75.00%) LINQ
1 3 (75.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) OOP
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) OWASP
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper