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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 77 51 87
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +36
Contract jobs citing LINQ 11 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.80% 2.34% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.74% 7.55% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 6
Average daily rate
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£338 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £338 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -34.07%
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
401 371 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.33% 31.02% 36.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 230 262
Average daily rate £325 £320 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £395 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 25
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -30.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 16 September 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
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - -
LINQ
North West

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 27 (100.00%) C#
1 27 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (74.07%) MVC
3 18 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 17 (62.96%) ASP.NET
4 17 (62.96%) .NET Framework
4 17 (62.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
6 12 (44.44%) Visual Studio
6 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
6 12 (44.44%) WPF
7 11 (40.74%) WCF
7 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (40.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (37.04%) Web Services
9 8 (29.63%) CSS
9 8 (29.63%) OO
9 8 (29.63%) HTML
9 8 (29.63%) Scrum
9 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (25.93%) jQuery
10 7 (25.93%) WinForms
11 6 (22.22%) Windows
11 6 (22.22%) Business Analysis
11 6 (22.22%) Retail
11 6 (22.22%) MSTest
12 5 (18.52%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (18.52%) Degree
12 5 (18.52%) MS Excel

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.41%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (40.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (11.11%) RavenDB
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.70%) Couchbase
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
6 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Visual Studio
2 6 (22.22%) MSTest
3 4 (14.81%) ReSharper
3 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
4 3 (11.11%) Mercurial
5 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (22.22%) Retail
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (100.00%) Developer
2 21 (77.78%) .NET Developer
3 13 (48.15%) C# Developer
4 10 (37.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (22.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (7.41%) CRM Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C# Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) .NET Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) Software Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (62.96%) ASP.NET
2 17 (62.96%) .NET Framework
2 17 (62.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 12 (44.44%) WPF
4 11 (40.74%) WCF
5 10 (37.04%) Web Services
6 8 (29.63%) CSS
6 8 (29.63%) HTML
7 7 (25.93%) WinForms
7 7 (25.93%) jQuery
8 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (18.52%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (14.81%) Backbone.js
9 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
9 4 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (11.11%) REST
11 2 (7.41%) CSS3
11 2 (7.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) N-Tier
1 2 (7.41%) RIA
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) MVC
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Scrum
3 8 (29.63%) OO
4 6 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
5 4 (14.81%) MVVM
5 4 (14.81%) OOP
6 3 (11.11%) CQRS
6 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
7 2 (7.41%) TDD
7 2 (7.41%) CRM
8 1 (3.70%) Migration
8 1 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) XAML
5 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Twitter
4 1 (3.70%) Telerik
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