The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 632 621
Rank change year-on-year +43 -11  
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 26 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.024% 0.039%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.085% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 17
Median daily rate £340 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% -4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £293 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £450 £455
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15082 15298 15416
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.18% 28.37% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10422 10796 10312
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 179 206
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

LINQ to SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ to SQL in the UK

LINQ to SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ to SQL in the UK

LINQ to SQL
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
England +60 26 £340 +1.49% 7
South East +33 20 £343 -14.37% 4
Kent - 13 £345 -
Hampshire +12 7 £325 -18.75% 4
Portsmouth - 6 £325 - 4
Maidstone - 4 £340 -
London +14 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £320 -
East of England - 2 £320 -
North West - 2 £325 -
Merseyside - 1 £325 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £325 -

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 with a requirement for LINQ to SQL.

1 57 (100.00%) .NET
2 55 (96.49%) C#
2 55 (96.49%) LINQ
3 54 (94.74%) .NET Framework
3 54 (94.74%) Entity Framework
4 51 (89.47%) SQL
5 48 (84.21%) XML
6 47 (82.46%) Web Services
7 42 (73.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 35 (61.40%) JSON
9 33 (57.89%) TDD
9 33 (57.89%) Multithreading
9 33 (57.89%) Concurrent Programming
9 33 (57.89%) Multithreaded Programming
10 28 (49.12%) Algorithms
11 24 (42.11%) SQL Server
12 22 (38.60%) Data Management
13 21 (36.84%) WCF
14 20 (35.09%) JavaScript
14 20 (35.09%) ASP.NET
14 20 (35.09%) CSS
15 19 (33.33%) Microsoft
15 19 (33.33%) MVC
16 18 (31.58%) HTML
17 17 (29.82%) jQuery
17 17 (29.82%) ASP.NET MVC
18 16 (28.07%) ASP.NET Web API
18 16 (28.07%) Visual Studio
19 13 (22.81%) Ajax
20 12 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012

LINQ to SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (8.77%) IIS
2 2 (3.51%) CMS
2 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.51%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (3.51%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) DNS
1 3 (5.26%) IMAP
1 3 (5.26%) Internet
1 3 (5.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (19.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (14.04%) Relational Database
5 5 (8.77%) MongoDB
6 4 (7.02%) NoSQL
6 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.75%) DB2
8 1 (1.75%) MS Access
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (73.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (28.07%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.75%) Moq
3 1 (1.75%) NUnit
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Advertising
3 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (100.00%) Developer
2 52 (91.23%) .NET Developer
3 32 (56.14%) C# .NET Developer
3 32 (56.14%) C# Developer
4 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Sitecore Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Software Developer
6 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (8.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (7.02%) SQL Developer
7 4 (7.02%) XML Developer
8 2 (3.51%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Angular Developer
8 2 (3.51%) CMS Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
9 1 (1.75%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (100.00%) .NET
2 55 (96.49%) LINQ
3 54 (94.74%) .NET Framework
3 54 (94.74%) Entity Framework
4 48 (84.21%) XML
5 47 (82.46%) Web Services
6 35 (61.40%) JSON
7 21 (36.84%) WCF
8 20 (35.09%) ASP.NET
8 20 (35.09%) CSS
9 18 (31.58%) HTML
10 17 (29.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (29.82%) jQuery
11 16 (28.07%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (22.81%) Ajax
13 9 (15.79%) RequireJS
14 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 4 (7.02%) AngularJS
16 4 (7.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (49.12%) Algorithms
2 7 (12.28%) W3C
3 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (57.89%) Concurrent Programming
1 33 (57.89%) Multithreaded Programming
1 33 (57.89%) Multithreading
1 33 (57.89%) TDD
2 22 (38.60%) Data Management
3 19 (33.33%) MVC
4 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (14.04%) SDLC
6 7 (12.28%) API Development
7 5 (8.77%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.26%) OOP
10 2 (3.51%) ITIL
10 2 (3.51%) OO
10 2 (3.51%) OOD
10 2 (3.51%) Performance Optimisation
10 2 (3.51%) Time Management
10 2 (3.51%) Web Application Development
10 2 (3.51%) Web Development
11 1 (1.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 55 (96.49%) C#
2 51 (89.47%) SQL
3 20 (35.09%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.77%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.02%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.51%) VB
7 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) HNC
1 2 (3.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 19 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.53%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.75%) Telerik
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