The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Manchester region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 72 64 73
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing LINQ 14 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.14% 1.41% 1.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.92% 4.46% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 16
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £325 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.03% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -31.42%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
357 359 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.02% 31.55% 33.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 207 236
Average daily rate £325 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 21
Average hourly rate £28.75 £22.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.68% -14.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
LINQ
North West

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 30 July 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
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
LINQ
North West

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 35 (100.00%) .NET
2 34 (97.14%) C#
3 25 (71.43%) MVC
4 19 (54.29%) Visual Studio
5 18 (51.43%) ASP.NET
5 18 (51.43%) JavaScript
6 17 (48.57%) SQL Server
6 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
6 17 (48.57%) .NET Framework
6 17 (48.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 16 (45.71%) WCF
8 15 (42.86%) CSS
8 15 (42.86%) HTML
9 13 (37.14%) Scrum
10 12 (34.29%) WPF
10 12 (34.29%) jQuery
10 12 (34.29%) Web Services
11 11 (31.43%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (31.43%) Backbone.js
12 9 (25.71%) RavenDB
12 9 (25.71%) Domain-Driven Design
12 9 (25.71%) Unit Testing
12 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
12 9 (25.71%) Degree
12 9 (25.71%) ReSharper
13 8 (22.86%) WinForms
13 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
13 8 (22.86%) OOP

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (5.71%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.71%) CMS
1 2 (5.71%) Node.js
2 1 (2.86%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (48.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.71%) RavenDB
2 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.86%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 19 (54.29%) Visual Studio
2 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
2 9 (25.71%) ReSharper
3 7 (20.00%) MSTest
4 3 (8.57%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
2 6 (17.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (100.00%) Developer
2 29 (82.86%) .NET Developer
3 15 (42.86%) C# Developer
4 12 (34.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (5.71%) CRM Developer
8 1 (2.86%) C# Programmer
8 1 (2.86%) Software Programmer
8 1 (2.86%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (2.86%) C# Software Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) .NET Programmer
8 1 (2.86%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Programmer
8 1 (2.86%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (51.43%) ASP.NET
3 17 (48.57%) .NET Framework
3 17 (48.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 16 (45.71%) WCF
5 15 (42.86%) CSS
5 15 (42.86%) HTML
6 12 (34.29%) WPF
6 12 (34.29%) jQuery
6 12 (34.29%) Web Services
7 11 (31.43%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (31.43%) Backbone.js
8 8 (22.86%) WinForms
9 5 (14.29%) AngularJS
9 5 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (8.57%) HTML5
11 3 (8.57%) REST
11 3 (8.57%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) N-Tier
1 2 (5.71%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (71.43%) MVC
2 13 (37.14%) Scrum
3 9 (25.71%) Domain-Driven Design
3 9 (25.71%) Unit Testing
3 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (22.86%) OOP
4 8 (22.86%) OO
4 8 (22.86%) CQRS
5 7 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) CRM
6 2 (5.71%) Web Development
6 2 (5.71%) TDD
6 2 (5.71%) MVVM
7 1 (2.86%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.86%) Web Design
7 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.86%) OOD
7 1 (2.86%) RUP
7 1 (2.86%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 34 (97.14%) C#
2 18 (51.43%) JavaScript
3 6 (17.14%) SQL
4 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Twitter
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle