The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Linked Data in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linked Data over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linked Data
Rank 149 - 115
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Linked Data 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.026% - 0.083%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.090% - 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£300 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £501 £330
% change year-on-year
-30.06% +51.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1116 788 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.57% 26.83% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 429 300
Average daily rate £400 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 75 60
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.51 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

Linked Data
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linked Data across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Linked Data Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Linked Data
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linked Data across the North West region.

Linked Data Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Linked Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Linked Data 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 Linked Data.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 5 (100.00%) XHTML
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Ajax
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) Software Deployment
4 2 (40.00%) SPARQL
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) RDF
4 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 2 (40.00%) Semantic Web
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) Ruby
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (20.00%) RESTful
5 1 (20.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) NHS
5 1 (20.00%) MVC

Linked Data
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Linked Data 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 Linked Data. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) XHTML
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) Ajax
2 2 (40.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) Semantic Web
3 1 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Software Deployment
3 2 (40.00%) RDF
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) SPARQL
3 2 (40.00%) Ruby
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
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