The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - 45 55
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 1.12% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 6.10% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +19.53%
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 Lancashire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
82 82 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.05% 18.43% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 61 65
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £556 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
Median hourly rate £42.25 £45.80 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.74% +118.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing LINQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) DevExpress
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) NuGet
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (100.00%) Bower
1 1 (100.00%) gulp
1 1 (100.00%) Front End Development

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (100.00%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (100.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (100.00%) Bower
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) gulp
1 1 (100.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) NuGet
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) DevExpress
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft