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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 102 76 68
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -8
Contract jobs citing LINQ 2 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 0.99% 1.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.39% 3.69% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 4
Average daily rate £338 £308 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -16.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
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
509 379 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 28.47% 26.75% 31.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 260 229
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 5
Average hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.11 £32.50 £31.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 7 (70.00%) C#
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (50.00%) WCF
3 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (40.00%) XML
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (30.00%) MSBuild
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (30.00%) OO
5 3 (30.00%) MVC
5 3 (30.00%) Workflow
5 3 (30.00%) XSLT
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (30.00%) HTML
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) SCOM
5 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (30.00%) Entity Framework
5 3 (30.00%) WiX
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) NUnit
6 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (20.00%) Degree
6 2 (20.00%) Mercurial

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (30.00%) MSBuild
2 3 (30.00%) NUnit
2 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (30.00%) WiX
3 2 (20.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) Moq
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium
4 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) WCF
3 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 4 (40.00%) XML
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (30.00%) Entity Framework
4 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) XSLT
5 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) jQuery
6 1 (10.00%) Ajax
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (10.00%) HTML5
6 1 (10.00%) REST
6 1 (10.00%) SOAP
6 1 (10.00%) Web Services
6 1 (10.00%) WinForms
6 1 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) DTV
1 1 (10.00%) IPTV
1 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (10.00%) MPEG
1 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (10.00%) Over-the-Top Content
1 1 (10.00%) Physics
1 1 (10.00%) Video on Demand
1 1 (10.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) OO
3 3 (30.00%) Workflow
4 2 (20.00%) SOLID
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) ATDD
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) SOA
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) ES6
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft