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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 76 62 61
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Contract jobs citing LINQ 13 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.84% 1.67% 1.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.57% 5.14% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 13
Average daily rate
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£315 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
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
364 389 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.58% 32.50% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 239 176
Average daily rate £338 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +65.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 - 1 - - 3
Oldham - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 2
Stockport - - - - 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - - 1
LINQ
North West

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (100.00%) C#
1 27 (100.00%) .NET
2 24 (88.89%) MVC
3 20 (74.07%) JavaScript
3 20 (74.07%) ASP.NET
3 20 (74.07%) jQuery
4 19 (70.37%) CSS
4 19 (70.37%) HTML
5 18 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 18 (66.67%) Visual Studio
6 17 (62.96%) .NET Framework
6 17 (62.96%) T-SQL
7 16 (59.26%) Web Services
7 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (59.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (55.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 15 (55.56%) Ajax
8 15 (55.56%) SQL
9 14 (51.85%) XML
10 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
10 13 (48.15%) Scrum
10 13 (48.15%) WCF
11 11 (40.74%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (33.33%) Degree
12 9 (33.33%) RavenDB
12 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
13 8 (29.63%) Unit Testing
13 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (29.63%) RESTful
13 8 (29.63%) TDD

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 5 (18.52%) CMS
1 5 (18.52%) Apache Solr
1 5 (18.52%) Orchard CMS
1 5 (18.52%) Apache Spark
1 5 (18.52%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (33.33%) RavenDB
3 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (7.41%) Big Data
5 2 (7.41%) Couchbase
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (14.81%) ReSharper
4 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.41%) MSTest
5 2 (7.41%) Subversion
General
1 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Back Office
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
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 18 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 10 (37.04%) C# Developer
4 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (25.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (22.22%) Senior Developer
5 6 (22.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (18.52%) Agile .NET Developer
6 5 (18.52%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (74.07%) ASP.NET
2 20 (74.07%) jQuery
3 19 (70.37%) CSS
3 19 (70.37%) HTML
4 17 (62.96%) .NET Framework
5 16 (59.26%) Web Services
5 16 (59.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (55.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 15 (55.56%) Ajax
7 14 (51.85%) XML
8 13 (48.15%) WCF
9 8 (29.63%) RESTful
10 6 (22.22%) LINQ to SQL
10 6 (22.22%) XSLT
11 5 (18.52%) XHTML
11 5 (18.52%) SAML
11 5 (18.52%) Ruby on Rails
11 5 (18.52%) Lucene
11 5 (18.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 5 (18.52%) Open Source
2 5 (18.52%) NHS
3 2 (7.41%) User Experience
3 2 (7.41%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) DTV
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) MVC
2 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (48.15%) Scrum
4 11 (40.74%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (29.63%) TDD
5 8 (29.63%) SOA
5 8 (29.63%) Unit Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Web Development
7 5 (18.52%) ITIL
7 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
7 5 (18.52%) Workflow
7 5 (18.52%) OO
7 5 (18.52%) Mentoring
8 4 (14.81%) CQRS
8 4 (14.81%) OOP
8 4 (14.81%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (7.41%) Software Architecture
9 2 (7.41%) BDD
9 2 (7.41%) ATDD
9 2 (7.41%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) C#
2 20 (74.07%) JavaScript
3 17 (62.96%) T-SQL
4 15 (55.56%) SQL
5 6 (22.22%) XPath
6 5 (18.52%) Ruby
7 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
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