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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 77 71 65
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing LINQ 14 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.95% 0.88% 1.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.23% 3.08% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 15
Average daily rate
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£302 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.12% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -46.25%
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
433 325 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.44% 28.71% 37.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 207 258
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £215
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 11 14
Average hourly rate £11.25 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.90% +17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 28 November 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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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 - - - - 3
Wigan - - - -
LINQ
North West

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 26 (96.30%) MVC
3 23 (85.19%) SQL Server
4 22 (81.48%) ASP.NET
5 20 (74.07%) .NET Framework
5 20 (74.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
7 16 (59.26%) Visual Studio
7 16 (59.26%) Web Services
8 15 (55.56%) WCF
9 14 (51.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (48.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (48.15%) jQuery
10 13 (48.15%) HTML
10 13 (48.15%) JavaScript
10 13 (48.15%) CSS
10 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (44.44%) Ajax
11 12 (44.44%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (44.44%) T-SQL
11 12 (44.44%) WPF
12 11 (40.74%) XML
12 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
13 10 (37.04%) OO
14 9 (33.33%) Scrum
15 8 (29.63%) TDD
15 8 (29.63%) SQL
16 7 (25.93%) SOA
16 7 (25.93%) Retail

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 4 (14.81%) Apache Spark
1 4 (14.81%) Orchard CMS
1 4 (14.81%) Apache Solr
1 4 (14.81%) Apache
1 4 (14.81%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (85.19%) SQL Server
2 14 (51.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (44.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (18.52%) RavenDB
5 2 (7.41%) Big Data
5 2 (7.41%) Couchbase
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (59.26%) Visual Studio
2 6 (22.22%) MSTest
3 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.41%) ReSharper
General
1 7 (25.93%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Back Office
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (100.00%) Developer
2 22 (81.48%) .NET Developer
3 12 (44.44%) C# Developer
3 12 (44.44%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 9 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (18.52%) Agile .NET Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (3.70%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (81.48%) ASP.NET
3 20 (74.07%) .NET Framework
3 20 (74.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 16 (59.26%) Web Services
5 15 (55.56%) WCF
6 13 (48.15%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (48.15%) jQuery
6 13 (48.15%) HTML
6 13 (48.15%) CSS
7 12 (44.44%) Ajax
7 12 (44.44%) WPF
8 11 (40.74%) XML
9 7 (25.93%) WinForms
9 7 (25.93%) RESTful
10 5 (18.52%) XSLT
10 5 (18.52%) LINQ to SQL
10 5 (18.52%) REST
11 4 (14.81%) Sinatra
11 4 (14.81%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
1 4 (14.81%) Open Source
1 4 (14.81%) NHS
1 4 (14.81%) N-Tier
2 2 (7.41%) RIA
2 2 (7.41%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) DTV
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (96.30%) MVC
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (37.04%) OO
4 9 (33.33%) Scrum
5 8 (29.63%) TDD
6 7 (25.93%) SOA
6 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (22.22%) Business Analysis
8 5 (18.52%) Web Development
9 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
9 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
9 4 (14.81%) MVVM
9 4 (14.81%) ITIL
9 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
9 4 (14.81%) Workflow
10 2 (7.41%) BDD
10 2 (7.41%) Refactoring
10 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (7.41%) ATDD
10 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (48.15%) JavaScript
3 12 (44.44%) T-SQL
4 8 (29.63%) SQL
5 5 (18.52%) XPath
6 4 (14.81%) Ruby
7 2 (7.41%) XAML
8 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) Telerik
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