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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 101 78 69
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -9
Contract jobs citing LINQ 4 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 1.24% 1.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.90% 5.34% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 16
Average daily rate £303 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.37% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £312 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £460 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.81%
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
444 393 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.45% 23.27% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 249 235
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -72.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) MVC
3 4 (57.14%) jQuery
4 3 (42.86%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (42.86%) Visualisation
5 2 (28.57%) XML
5 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) OOP
6 1 (14.29%) OO
6 1 (14.29%) ERP
6 1 (14.29%) MPEG
6 1 (14.29%) CSS
6 1 (14.29%) MySQL
6 1 (14.29%) IIS
6 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (14.29%) SAP
6 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 1 (14.29%) C++
6 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
6 1 (14.29%) Physics

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Moq
1 1 (14.29%) NUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) .NET Developer
2 5 (71.43%) C# Developer
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (57.14%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (57.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
6 1 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 4 (57.14%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
4 2 (28.57%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) LESS
5 1 (14.29%) NHibernate
5 1 (14.29%) Spring.NET
5 1 (14.29%) WCF
5 1 (14.29%) WinForms
5 1 (14.29%) WPF
5 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Visualisation
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) DTV
2 1 (14.29%) IPTV
2 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) MPEG
2 1 (14.29%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (14.29%) Physics
2 1 (14.29%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) SAP