The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 93 74 63
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -11
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.19% 1.14% 1.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.81% 3.92% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 11
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£325 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +4.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 - £24.00
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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
371 357 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.94% 29.00% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 226 210
Average daily rate £363 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +30.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the Manchester region.

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Bolton - 2 £325 -
LINQ
North West

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 21 (87.50%) C#
2 20 (83.33%) .NET
3 18 (75.00%) MVC
3 18 (75.00%) Unit Testing
4 17 (70.83%) jQuery
4 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (70.83%) JavaScript
5 16 (66.67%) Scrum
6 15 (62.50%) SQL
7 13 (54.17%) WCF
8 12 (50.00%) Visual Studio
9 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (45.83%) .NET Framework
9 11 (45.83%) Entity Framework
10 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
10 10 (41.67%) HTML
11 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET
11 9 (37.50%) CSS
11 9 (37.50%) Ajax
12 8 (33.33%) Degree
13 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
13 7 (29.17%) OOP
13 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
13 7 (29.17%) ReSharper
13 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
13 7 (29.17%) Domain-Driven Design
13 7 (29.17%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (29.17%) RavenDB
13 7 (29.17%) Backbone.js
13 7 (29.17%) CQRS

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) RavenDB
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (29.17%) ReSharper
2 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
3 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (12.50%) WiX
4 3 (12.50%) MSBuild
5 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (4.17%) MSTest
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (91.67%) Developer
2 12 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 4 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (4.17%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (83.33%) .NET
2 17 (70.83%) jQuery
3 13 (54.17%) WCF
4 11 (45.83%) Entity Framework
4 11 (45.83%) .NET Framework
5 10 (41.67%) HTML
6 9 (37.50%) Ajax
6 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET
6 9 (37.50%) CSS
7 7 (29.17%) Backbone.js
7 7 (29.17%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
9 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (8.33%) HTML5
10 2 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (8.33%) Web Services
11 1 (4.17%) XML
11 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) MVC
1 18 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (66.67%) Scrum
4 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (29.17%) Domain-Driven Design
5 7 (29.17%) OOP
5 7 (29.17%) CQRS
6 6 (25.00%) SDLC
7 5 (20.83%) OO
8 3 (12.50%) Workflow
8 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 2 (8.33%) TDD
9 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
10 1 (4.17%) SOA
10 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
10 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
10 1 (4.17%) Web Development
10 1 (4.17%) Refactoring
10 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (87.50%) C#
2 17 (70.83%) JavaScript
3 15 (62.50%) SQL
4 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.17%) XPath
5 1 (4.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle