The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 13 22 10
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 4.76% 0.72% 5.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.29% 3.23% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£298 - £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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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 Knutsford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
21 31 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 33.33% 22.46% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 6
Average daily rate £400 £325 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

LINQ
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft