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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 73 56 83
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +27
Contract jobs citing LINQ 13 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.99% 2.16% 0.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.32% 6.99% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 9
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 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £338 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+45.83% -26.41%
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
391 372 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.92% 30.85% 35.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 221 252
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -24.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 27 August 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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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 - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
LINQ
North West

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 30 (100.00%) C#
1 30 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (73.33%) MVC
3 18 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 17 (56.67%) ASP.NET
4 17 (56.67%) .NET Framework
4 17 (56.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 16 (53.33%) Visual Studio
5 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
6 14 (46.67%) JavaScript
7 13 (43.33%) WPF
8 12 (40.00%) WCF
9 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (36.67%) HTML
9 11 (36.67%) CSS
9 11 (36.67%) Web Services
10 10 (33.33%) Scrum
11 9 (30.00%) jQuery
11 9 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (26.67%) Degree
12 8 (26.67%) WinForms
12 8 (26.67%) OO
12 8 (26.67%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (23.33%) MSTest
13 7 (23.33%) Backbone.js
13 7 (23.33%) Windows
13 7 (23.33%) Retail
13 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
14 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
14 6 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.67%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (20.00%) RavenDB
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.33%) Couchbase
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) Visual Studio
2 7 (23.33%) MSTest
3 6 (20.00%) ReSharper
3 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (10.00%) Mercurial
5 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (23.33%) Retail
2 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (100.00%) Developer
2 24 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 14 (46.67%) C# Developer
4 11 (36.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (23.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (6.67%) CRM Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Software Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (56.67%) ASP.NET
2 17 (56.67%) .NET Framework
2 17 (56.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 13 (43.33%) WPF
4 12 (40.00%) WCF
5 11 (36.67%) HTML
5 11 (36.67%) CSS
5 11 (36.67%) Web Services
6 9 (30.00%) jQuery
7 8 (26.67%) WinForms
7 8 (26.67%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (23.33%) Backbone.js
9 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (13.33%) AngularJS
10 4 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (10.00%) REST
12 2 (6.67%) CSS3
12 2 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) N-Tier
1 2 (6.67%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) MVC
2 10 (33.33%) Scrum
3 8 (26.67%) OO
4 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
5 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
6 5 (16.67%) CQRS
6 5 (16.67%) OOP
7 4 (13.33%) MVVM
8 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (6.67%) TDD
9 2 (6.67%) CRM
10 1 (3.33%) Migration
10 1 (3.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) C#
2 14 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) XAML
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Twitter