The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - 56 74
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 1.46% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 5.50% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 1
Average daily rate - £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
LINQ
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
239 200 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.87% 26.53% 25.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 139 122
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £19.45 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.16% -52.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LINQ across the Cheshire region.

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

LINQ
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing LINQ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ.

1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) SOA

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing LINQ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Angular Developer
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript