The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 46 25 40
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +15
Contract jobs citing LINQ 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.48% 1.54% 1.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.08% 5.56% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Average daily rate
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- £220 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.07% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £33.62
% change year-on-year
+23.89% -15.96%
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
96 54 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.97% 27.69% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 27 58
Average daily rate £340 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £12.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 October 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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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
Blackpool - 1 - -
Lancaster - - - -
Preston - - - -
LINQ
North West

LINQ
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) XAML
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) MVVM
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft