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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 100 73 57
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -16
Contract jobs citing LINQ 5 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.27% 0.98% 2.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.10% 3.29% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 19
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £374 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- +62.79%
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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
453 395 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.07% 29.72% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 257 222
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.64 £19.50 £17.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 3 September 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 16 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 15 (75.00%) SQL
3 14 (70.00%) C#
4 13 (65.00%) JavaScript
4 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (65.00%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (65.00%) jQuery
5 12 (60.00%) WCF
5 12 (60.00%) MVC
6 11 (55.00%) Scrum
6 11 (55.00%) .NET
7 10 (50.00%) Visual Studio
8 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (40.00%) Entity Framework
9 6 (30.00%) Workflow
9 6 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (30.00%) WiX
9 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
9 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (30.00%) .NET Framework
9 6 (30.00%) SCOM
9 6 (30.00%) Ajax
9 6 (30.00%) MSBuild
10 5 (25.00%) Degree
10 5 (25.00%) HTML
10 5 (25.00%) OO
11 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
11 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 4 (20.00%) CSS

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (20.00%) RavenDB
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (30.00%) WiX
2 6 (30.00%) MSBuild
3 4 (20.00%) ReSharper
4 2 (10.00%) NUnit
4 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.00%) Selenium
5 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) .NET Developer
2 7 (35.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Architect
4 2 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) jQuery
2 12 (60.00%) WCF
3 11 (55.00%) .NET
4 8 (40.00%) Entity Framework
5 6 (30.00%) Ajax
5 6 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 5 (25.00%) HTML
7 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 4 (20.00%) CSS
7 4 (20.00%) Backbone.js
7 4 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
8 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (10.00%) React
9 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (10.00%) REST
9 2 (10.00%) SOAP
9 2 (10.00%) Web Services
10 1 (5.00%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 13 (65.00%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (60.00%) MVC
4 11 (55.00%) Scrum
5 6 (30.00%) Workflow
6 5 (25.00%) OO
7 4 (20.00%) OOP
7 4 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (20.00%) CQRS
7 4 (20.00%) SDLC
8 3 (15.00%) TDD
8 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
10 1 (5.00%) ATDD
10 1 (5.00%) Kanban
10 1 (5.00%) Refactoring
10 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (5.00%) SOA
10 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 14 (70.00%) C#
3 13 (65.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.00%) VBA
5 1 (5.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft