The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills 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 LINQ over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 129 101 96
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -5
Contract jobs citing LINQ 22 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 1.05% 0.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.65% 3.87% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 15
Average daily rate
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£331 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.06% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £284 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -15.62%
LINQ
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
831 776 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.80% 27.10% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 431 330
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 21
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +95.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £22.20 £10.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £103.00 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in the North West

LINQ
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the North West region.

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Manchester -17 17 £338 -13.46% 12
Lancashire -2 3 - - 1
Cheshire -5 2 £290 -28.17% 3
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 47 (94.00%) C#
2 44 (88.00%) .NET
3 40 (80.00%) MVC
4 34 (68.00%) Visual Studio
5 33 (66.00%) ASP.NET
5 33 (66.00%) jQuery
6 31 (62.00%) SQL Server
7 29 (58.00%) CSS
8 28 (56.00%) HTML
8 28 (56.00%) JavaScript
8 28 (56.00%) .NET Framework
8 28 (56.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 27 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (54.00%) SQL
10 25 (50.00%) WCF
11 24 (48.00%) Entity Framework
11 24 (48.00%) Web Services
12 23 (46.00%) Scrum
12 23 (46.00%) Ajax
13 20 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (40.00%) T-SQL
14 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
14 18 (36.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (36.00%) Unit Testing
15 16 (32.00%) XML
16 14 (28.00%) OO
16 14 (28.00%) RESTful
17 12 (24.00%) Git (software)
18 11 (22.00%) TDD
19 10 (20.00%) Degree

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (10.00%) CMS
1 5 (10.00%) Apache Solr
1 5 (10.00%) Orchard CMS
1 5 (10.00%) Apache Spark
1 5 (10.00%) Apache
2 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (62.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (36.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (18.00%) RavenDB
4 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (6.00%) SQLite
5 3 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.00%) Big Data
6 2 (4.00%) Couchbase
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (68.00%) Visual Studio
2 12 (24.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (18.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (12.00%) NUnit
5 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (8.00%) ReSharper
7 3 (6.00%) Moq
7 3 (6.00%) WiX
7 3 (6.00%) MSBuild
7 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (6.00%) FxCop
7 3 (6.00%) StyleCop
8 2 (4.00%) MSTest
8 2 (4.00%) Subversion
9 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Back Office
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
2 3 (6.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (98.00%) Developer
2 28 (56.00%) .NET Developer
3 19 (38.00%) C# Developer
4 11 (22.00%) Senior Developer
5 10 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (18.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (16.00%) Senior .NET Developer
8 6 (12.00%) Web Developer
9 5 (10.00%) Agile .NET Developer
10 3 (6.00%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (6.00%) AWS Developer
11 2 (4.00%) Architect
11 2 (4.00%) BizTalk Developer
11 2 (4.00%) BizTalk Architect
11 2 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
12 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Consultant
12 1 (2.00%) Consultant
12 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 1 (2.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (88.00%) .NET
2 33 (66.00%) ASP.NET
2 33 (66.00%) jQuery
3 29 (58.00%) CSS
4 28 (56.00%) HTML
4 28 (56.00%) .NET Framework
4 28 (56.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (50.00%) WCF
6 24 (48.00%) Web Services
6 24 (48.00%) Entity Framework
7 23 (46.00%) Ajax
8 16 (32.00%) XML
9 14 (28.00%) RESTful
10 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (12.00%) CSS3
12 5 (10.00%) Regular Expression
12 5 (10.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Open Source
2 5 (10.00%) NHS
3 2 (4.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.00%) DTV
4 1 (2.00%) Tandem
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (80.00%) MVC
2 27 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (46.00%) Scrum
4 20 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (36.00%) Unit Testing
6 14 (28.00%) OO
7 11 (22.00%) TDD
8 9 (18.00%) SOA
9 8 (16.00%) Workflow
9 8 (16.00%) Web Development
10 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
11 5 (10.00%) ITIL
11 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
12 4 (8.00%) OOP
12 4 (8.00%) Refactoring
12 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
12 4 (8.00%) CQRS
12 4 (8.00%) Domain-Driven Design
13 3 (6.00%) Dependency Injection
13 3 (6.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 47 (94.00%) C#
2 28 (56.00%) JavaScript
3 27 (54.00%) SQL
4 20 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (10.00%) Ruby
5 5 (10.00%) XPath
6 1 (2.00%) Java
6 1 (2.00%) VB
6 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) VMware
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) SAP