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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 39 48 45
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.39% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% 0.84% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £310 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.16% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.60 - -

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
74 119 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 28.79% 27.80% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 75 74
Median daily rate £300 £424 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.20% +26.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +15.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.38 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +13.97%

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 21 February 2017, 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET
3 2 (50.00%) Classic ASP
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Advertising
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (50.00%) WCF
3 2 (50.00%) WPF
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) LINQ to SQL
3 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (25.00%) Web Application 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 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (50.00%) Advertising
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET
3 2 (50.00%) Classic ASP
3 2 (50.00%) LINQ to SQL
3 2 (50.00%) WCF
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) WPF
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) Ajax
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (25.00%) VB
4 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) HNC
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft