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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 77 60 66
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing LINQ 14 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.93% 1.35% 0.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.95% 4.94% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 7
Average daily rate
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£344 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £390 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+32.81% +16.36%
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
354 344 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.52% 27.41% 30.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 205 155
Average daily rate £350 £330 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 20
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -12.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015. 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
Bolton - 5 £325 - 1
LINQ
North West

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 (90.00%) C#
1 27 (90.00%) .NET
2 23 (76.67%) MVC
3 22 (73.33%) JavaScript
3 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (73.33%) jQuery
4 21 (70.00%) Scrum
5 19 (63.33%) Unit Testing
6 17 (56.67%) SQL
6 17 (56.67%) Visual Studio
7 15 (50.00%) HTML
7 15 (50.00%) .NET Framework
7 15 (50.00%) WCF
8 14 (46.67%) CSS
8 14 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (43.33%) Entity Framework
9 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET
9 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
10 12 (40.00%) Ajax
11 11 (36.67%) Degree
11 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
12 10 (33.33%) RavenDB
12 10 (33.33%) Git (software)
12 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (30.00%) T-SQL
14 8 (26.67%) OOP
14 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
14 8 (26.67%) ReSharper
14 8 (26.67%) Domain-Driven Design
14 8 (26.67%) Backbone.js

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.67%) CMS
3 2 (6.67%) Apache Solr
3 2 (6.67%) Orchard CMS
3 2 (6.67%) Apache
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (33.33%) RavenDB
3 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (56.67%) Visual Studio
2 10 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 8 (26.67%) ReSharper
4 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (10.00%) WiX
5 3 (10.00%) MSBuild
6 2 (6.67%) Subversion
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (3.33%) Selenium
7 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.33%) MSTest
General
1 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (96.67%) Developer
2 17 (56.67%) .NET Developer
3 11 (36.67%) C# Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 5 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Web Developer
7 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Architect
8 1 (3.33%) AWS Developer
8 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (90.00%) .NET
2 22 (73.33%) jQuery
3 15 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 15 (50.00%) WCF
3 15 (50.00%) HTML
4 14 (46.67%) CSS
5 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET
5 13 (43.33%) Entity Framework
6 12 (40.00%) Ajax
7 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (26.67%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (26.67%) Backbone.js
9 7 (23.33%) Web Services
10 6 (20.00%) XML
11 3 (10.00%) HTML5
11 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
11 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (6.67%) Silverlight
12 2 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.67%) NHS
3 1 (3.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) MVC
2 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (70.00%) Scrum
4 19 (63.33%) Unit Testing
5 14 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (26.67%) CQRS
6 8 (26.67%) OOP
6 8 (26.67%) Domain-Driven Design
7 7 (23.33%) SDLC
8 5 (16.67%) Workflow
8 5 (16.67%) OO
9 4 (13.33%) TDD
9 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
10 3 (10.00%) SOA
11 2 (6.67%) ITIL
11 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
11 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
11 2 (6.67%) Web Development
11 2 (6.67%) Open Source
11 2 (6.67%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (90.00%) C#
2 22 (73.33%) JavaScript
3 17 (56.67%) SQL
4 9 (30.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.67%) Ruby
5 2 (6.67%) XPath
6 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle