Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 847 824 887
Rank change year-on-year -23 +63 -56
Contract jobs citing LINQ to SQL 26 62 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.059% 0.023%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.079% 0.19% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 45 16
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +10.05% +2.87%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £281
90th Percentile £370 £438 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £328
% change year-on-year -8.00% +14.24% +5.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

LINQ to SQL is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32709 31881 32450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.96% 30.46% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23071 22056 22265
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.28% +2.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 372 556
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.35 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.74%

LINQ to SQL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LINQ to SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ to SQL over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 5 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +21 25 £345 -8.00% 3
England -32 23 £340 -9.33% 5
South East -28 21 £340 -9.33% 1
East of England -9 2 £338 -15.63% 2
Scotland - 2 £360 -

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 26 (100.00%) C#
1 26 (100.00%) .NET
1 26 (100.00%) LINQ
2 24 (92.31%) .NET Framework
3 22 (84.62%) Entity Framework
3 22 (84.62%) SQL Server
4 21 (80.77%) SQL
4 21 (80.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 19 (73.08%) XML
6 18 (69.23%) Web Services
6 18 (69.23%) ASP.NET
6 18 (69.23%) CSS
7 17 (65.38%) MVC
7 17 (65.38%) HTML
7 17 (65.38%) JavaScript
7 17 (65.38%) Visual Studio
8 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
9 14 (53.85%) WCF
10 13 (50.00%) jQuery
10 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (46.15%) Relational Database
11 12 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (46.15%) SDLC
12 11 (42.31%) API Development
12 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (42.31%) JSON
12 11 (42.31%) Ajax
13 8 (30.77%) Windows
13 8 (30.77%) RequireJS

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 (19.23%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) DNS
1 4 (15.38%) IMAP
1 4 (15.38%) Internet
1 4 (15.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (84.62%) SQL Server
2 12 (46.15%) Relational Database
2 12 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.85%) MS Access
4 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (65.38%) Visual Studio
2 12 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (11.54%) NUnit
3 3 (11.54%) ReSharper
4 1 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (100.00%) Developer
2 18 (69.23%) .NET Developer
3 9 (34.62%) C# Developer
4 7 (26.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Software Developer
6 3 (11.54%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Angular Developer
7 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Sitecore Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (100.00%) .NET
1 26 (100.00%) LINQ
2 24 (92.31%) .NET Framework
3 22 (84.62%) Entity Framework
4 21 (80.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 19 (73.08%) XML
6 18 (69.23%) ASP.NET
6 18 (69.23%) CSS
6 18 (69.23%) Web Services
7 17 (65.38%) HTML
8 14 (53.85%) WCF
9 13 (50.00%) jQuery
10 11 (42.31%) Ajax
10 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (42.31%) JSON
11 8 (30.77%) RequireJS
12 6 (23.08%) RESTful
13 3 (11.54%) KnockoutJS
14 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
14 2 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) User Experience
2 4 (15.38%) W3C
3 1 (3.85%) Fintech
3 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) MVC
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (46.15%) SDLC
4 11 (42.31%) API Development
5 6 (23.08%) Concurrent Programming
5 6 (23.08%) Multithreaded Programming
5 6 (23.08%) Multithreading
5 6 (23.08%) TDD
6 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.69%) Web Development
8 1 (3.85%) Analytics
8 1 (3.85%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (3.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 1 (3.85%) Migration
8 1 (3.85%) OOP
8 1 (3.85%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) C#
2 21 (80.77%) SQL
3 17 (65.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.85%) VBA
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Sitecore