The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Cheshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 60 60 62
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.38% 0.91% 0.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.54% 3.32% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.03% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -31.42%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
195 211 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.47% 27.51% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 102 168
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £420 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 8
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £39.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
LINQ
North West

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 30 July 2014. 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
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
LINQ
North West

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) HTML
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) MVC
2 9 (81.82%) HTML5
3 8 (72.73%) Ajax
3 8 (72.73%) NHibernate
3 8 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (72.73%) CSS3
3 8 (72.73%) User Stories
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) TDD
3 8 (72.73%) Pair Programming
3 8 (72.73%) JSON
3 8 (72.73%) Refactoring
3 8 (72.73%) Visual Studio
3 8 (72.73%) CSS
4 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
5 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
6 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (27.27%) REST
6 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (27.27%) NServiceBus
6 3 (27.27%) WCF

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) NServiceBus
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) HTML
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) HTML5
3 8 (72.73%) Ajax
3 8 (72.73%) NHibernate
3 8 (72.73%) CSS3
3 8 (72.73%) JSON
3 8 (72.73%) CSS
4 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
5 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
6 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (27.27%) REST
6 3 (27.27%) WCF
7 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (9.09%) Middleware
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (9.09%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) MVC
2 8 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (72.73%) User Stories
2 8 (72.73%) Scrum
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) TDD
2 8 (72.73%) Pair Programming
2 8 (72.73%) Refactoring
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft