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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 78 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.100% 0.96% 0.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 3.98% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £404 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.75 £29.96
% change year-on-year
+25.92% +12.65%
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
287 201 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.67% 24.13% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 88 93
Average daily rate £388 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £295 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £478 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Average hourly rate £16.16 £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.16% +170.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £30.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.67 £140.00 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 1 - - 2
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Chester - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
LINQ
North West

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (92.31%) Visual Studio
3 10 (76.92%) ASP.NET
3 10 (76.92%) .NET
4 9 (69.23%) CSS
4 9 (69.23%) Web Services
4 9 (69.23%) HTML
4 9 (69.23%) MVC
4 9 (69.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (69.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (61.54%) jQuery
5 8 (61.54%) OO
6 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 6 (46.15%) RESTful
7 6 (46.15%) NUnit
8 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (30.77%) Scrum
9 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
9 4 (30.77%) Windows
9 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
9 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (30.77%) WCF
9 4 (30.77%) Entity Framework
9 4 (30.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
10 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
10 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 9 (69.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
3 3 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (23.08%) SQLite
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Visual Studio
2 6 (46.15%) NUnit
3 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (23.08%) FxCop
3 3 (23.08%) StyleCop
3 3 (23.08%) Moq
3 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
4 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) C# Developer
3 6 (46.15%) .NET Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
5 3 (23.08%) Web Developer
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (23.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (15.38%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
1 10 (76.92%) ASP.NET
2 9 (69.23%) CSS
2 9 (69.23%) Web Services
2 9 (69.23%) ASP.NET MVC
2 9 (69.23%) HTML
3 8 (61.54%) jQuery
4 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 6 (46.15%) RESTful
6 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
6 4 (30.77%) WCF
6 4 (30.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (30.77%) Entity Framework
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (23.08%) Ninject
7 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (23.08%) XML
8 1 (7.69%) Ajax
8 1 (7.69%) WPF
8 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) MVC
2 8 (61.54%) OO
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 2 (15.38%) Web Development
7 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
7 1 (7.69%) TDD
7 1 (7.69%) SOA
7 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
7 1 (7.69%) MVVM
7 1 (7.69%) Build Automation
7 1 (7.69%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware