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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
LINQ to SQL (L2S)
UK
Rank 568 618 609
Rank change year-on-year +50 -9  
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 31 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.019% 0.023%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.068% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 11
Median daily rate £338 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £293 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £350 £550
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 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 14008 14779 13928
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.32% 27.98% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9711 10236 9022
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 227 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £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

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ to SQL.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ to SQL in the UK

LINQ to SQL
Top 16 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 23 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
England +58 31 £338 +12.50% 5
South East - 24 £338 - 1
Kent - 20 £338 -
Folkestone - 5 £325 -
Hampshire - 4 - - 1
Fareham - 4 - - 1
North West - 3 £350 - 1
South West 0 2 - -
East of England - 2 £319 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £319 -
Lancashire - 2 £342 -
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
Liverpool - 1 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -

LINQ to SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for LINQ to SQL.

1 64 (98.46%) .NET
2 63 (96.92%) LINQ
3 61 (93.85%) C#
4 58 (89.23%) SQL
5 53 (81.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 52 (80.00%) XML
7 45 (69.23%) .NET Framework
7 45 (69.23%) Entity Framework
8 38 (58.46%) SQL Server
9 37 (56.92%) Web Services
10 32 (49.23%) JSON
10 32 (49.23%) TDD
10 32 (49.23%) Multithreading
10 32 (49.23%) Multithreaded Programming
11 31 (47.69%) Concurrent Programming
12 27 (41.54%) ASP.NET
13 26 (40.00%) WCF
13 26 (40.00%) Algorithms
14 24 (36.92%) MVC
15 23 (35.38%) CSS
15 23 (35.38%) JavaScript
16 22 (33.85%) HTML
17 21 (32.31%) SQL Server 2008
17 21 (32.31%) Data Management
18 20 (30.77%) jQuery
19 18 (27.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 18 (27.69%) Microsoft
19 18 (27.69%) VB.NET
19 18 (27.69%) N-Tier
20 17 (26.15%) OOP

LINQ to SQL
Top Related 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 14 (21.54%) IIS
2 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.54%) CMS
3 1 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) ATM
1 1 (1.54%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (1.54%) DNS
1 1 (1.54%) DSL
1 1 (1.54%) Firewall
1 1 (1.54%) Frame Relay
1 1 (1.54%) ISDN
1 1 (1.54%) LAN
1 1 (1.54%) MPLS
1 1 (1.54%) NetScreen
1 1 (1.54%) SONET
1 1 (1.54%) SSL
1 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.54%) tcpdump
1 1 (1.54%) VLAN
1 1 (1.54%) VPN
1 1 (1.54%) WAN
1 1 (1.54%) Wireless
1 1 (1.54%) Wireshark
1 1 (1.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (58.46%) SQL Server
2 21 (32.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (16.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (13.85%) MS Access
6 6 (9.23%) DB2
7 5 (7.69%) MongoDB
7 5 (7.69%) NoSQL
8 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 53 (81.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (13.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.54%) NUnit
3 1 (1.54%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (3.08%) Advertising
1 2 (3.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 64 (98.46%) Developer
2 58 (89.23%) .NET Developer
3 22 (33.85%) C# .NET Developer
3 22 (33.85%) C# Developer
4 9 (13.85%) Access Developer
5 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Developer
6 7 (10.77%) SQL Developer
7 6 (9.23%) XML Developer
8 5 (7.69%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.08%) HTML CSS Developer
10 2 (3.08%) HTML Developer
10 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Developer
11 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 1 (1.54%) Cisco Engineer
11 1 (1.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 1 (1.54%) LAN Engineer
11 1 (1.54%) LAN/WAN Engineer
11 1 (1.54%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (98.46%) .NET
2 63 (96.92%) LINQ
3 52 (80.00%) XML
4 45 (69.23%) .NET Framework
4 45 (69.23%) Entity Framework
5 37 (56.92%) Web Services
6 32 (49.23%) JSON
7 27 (41.54%) ASP.NET
8 26 (40.00%) WCF
9 23 (35.38%) CSS
10 22 (33.85%) HTML
11 20 (30.77%) jQuery
12 18 (27.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 16 (24.62%) Ajax
14 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET MVC
15 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 5 (7.69%) NLog
15 5 (7.69%) REST
15 5 (7.69%) SOAP
15 5 (7.69%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (40.00%) Algorithms
2 18 (27.69%) N-Tier
3 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (49.23%) Multithreaded Programming
1 32 (49.23%) Multithreading
1 32 (49.23%) TDD
2 31 (47.69%) Concurrent Programming
3 24 (36.92%) MVC
4 21 (32.31%) Data Management
5 17 (26.15%) OOP
6 13 (20.00%) OWASP
6 13 (20.00%) Secure Coding
7 9 (13.85%) Analytics
8 7 (10.77%) Migration
9 5 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
10 3 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (3.08%) ITIL
11 2 (3.08%) Web Application Development
12 1 (1.54%) ETL
12 1 (1.54%) OO
12 1 (1.54%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 61 (93.85%) C#
2 58 (89.23%) SQL
3 23 (35.38%) JavaScript
4 18 (27.69%) VB.NET
5 9 (13.85%) VBA
6 4 (6.15%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.08%) VB
8 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) HNC
1 2 (3.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.54%) CCIE
2 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 18 (27.69%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.31%) Dell
3 1 (1.54%) Blue Coat
3 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco
3 1 (1.54%) F5
3 1 (1.54%) Juniper
3 1 (1.54%) Sitecore
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