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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 77 65 61
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing LINQ 15 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.07% 1.31% 1.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.65% 4.42% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 18
Average daily rate
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£308 £286 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.42% -11.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £229 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £345 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
411 339 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.27% 29.66% 38.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 207 265
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 7
Average hourly rate £11.25 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.90% -5.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 2014.

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
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 24 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
LINQ
North West

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 24 (100.00%) C#
1 24 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 22 (91.67%) MVC
3 21 (87.50%) ASP.NET
4 17 (70.83%) .NET Framework
4 17 (70.83%) Web Services
5 15 (62.50%) Visual Studio
5 15 (62.50%) T-SQL
5 15 (62.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 14 (58.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (58.33%) WCF
6 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
7 13 (54.17%) XML
7 13 (54.17%) Ajax
7 13 (54.17%) jQuery
7 13 (54.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (50.00%) HTML
8 12 (50.00%) JavaScript
8 12 (50.00%) CSS
9 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
9 10 (41.67%) SQL
10 9 (37.50%) Scrum
10 9 (37.50%) OO
10 9 (37.50%) WPF
11 8 (33.33%) RESTful
11 8 (33.33%) SOA
12 7 (29.17%) TDD

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (20.83%) Apache
1 5 (20.83%) CMS
1 5 (20.83%) Apache Solr
1 5 (20.83%) Orchard CMS
1 5 (20.83%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (54.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (20.83%) RavenDB
5 2 (8.33%) Big Data
5 2 (8.33%) Couchbase
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) Visual Studio
2 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (20.83%) MSTest
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (8.33%) Subversion
4 1 (4.17%) ReSharper
General
1 6 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (100.00%) Developer
2 18 (75.00%) .NET Developer
3 10 (41.67%) C# Developer
4 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (25.00%) Agile .NET Developer
6 5 (20.83%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (20.83%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (100.00%) .NET
2 21 (87.50%) ASP.NET
3 17 (70.83%) Web Services
3 17 (70.83%) .NET Framework
4 15 (62.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 14 (58.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (58.33%) WCF
6 13 (54.17%) jQuery
6 13 (54.17%) Ajax
6 13 (54.17%) XML
7 12 (50.00%) CSS
7 12 (50.00%) HTML
8 9 (37.50%) WPF
9 8 (33.33%) RESTful
10 6 (25.00%) WinForms
11 5 (20.83%) Lucene
11 5 (20.83%) XSLT
11 5 (20.83%) XHTML
11 5 (20.83%) SAML
11 5 (20.83%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) NHS
1 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
1 5 (20.83%) Open Source
2 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) MVC
2 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) Scrum
3 9 (37.50%) OO
4 8 (33.33%) SOA
5 7 (29.17%) TDD
5 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
6 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
6 5 (20.83%) Web Development
6 5 (20.83%) ITIL
6 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
6 5 (20.83%) Workflow
7 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.33%) Refactoring
8 2 (8.33%) Software Architecture
8 2 (8.33%) MVVM
8 2 (8.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (62.50%) T-SQL
3 12 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (41.67%) SQL
5 5 (20.83%) Ruby
5 5 (20.83%) XPath
6 2 (8.33%) XAML
7 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Telerik