The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 98 101 78
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -23
Contract jobs citing LINQ 9 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 0.27% 0.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.68% 1.14% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 7
Median daily rate £335 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £510 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00
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
535 438 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.85% 23.46% 29.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 276 263
Median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 2
Median hourly rate £29.53 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.18% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing LINQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (75.00%) jQuery
3 8 (66.67%) MVC
3 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (41.67%) VB.NET
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) XML
4 5 (41.67%) WPF
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 3 (25.00%) CSS
6 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) Algorithms
6 3 (25.00%) User Stories
6 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (25.00%) Moq
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) NUnit
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
6 3 (25.00%) Physics
6 3 (25.00%) Computer Science

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) EPiServer CMS
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Moq
1 3 (25.00%) NUnit
1 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 10 (83.33%) .NET Developer
3 6 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (50.00%) C# Developer
4 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (8.33%) CMS Developer
7 1 (8.33%) EPiServer Developer
7 1 (8.33%) Lead Tester
7 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (75.00%) jQuery
3 5 (41.67%) WPF
3 5 (41.67%) XML
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (25.00%) CSS
5 3 (25.00%) WCF
5 3 (25.00%) WinForms
6 2 (16.67%) Ajax
6 2 (16.67%) HTML
7 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
7 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
7 1 (8.33%) LESS
7 1 (8.33%) NHibernate
7 1 (8.33%) Silverlight
7 1 (8.33%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Algorithms
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (25.00%) Physics
2 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) MVC
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 3 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) OOP
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) VB.NET
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) EPiServer
2 1 (8.33%) SAP