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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 42 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.01% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.35% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.10 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-75.33% -
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
69 92 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.15% 21.60% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 63 70
Median daily rate £300 £350 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £205 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.33 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% +27.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 1 £325 -
LINQ
North West

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Advertising
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software 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 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (66.67%) Advertising
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) Classic ASP
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft