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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 135 109 106
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -3
Contract jobs citing LINQ 10 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.65% 0.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.28% 2.98% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 14
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +24.27%
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
781 671 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.52% 21.90% 27.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 401 366
Average daily rate £370 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £17.44 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -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
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 2 July 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 -21 7 £325 - 17
Lancashire - 3 £325 - 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 31 (91.18%) C#
2 29 (85.29%) .NET
3 27 (79.41%) MVC
4 26 (76.47%) JavaScript
4 26 (76.47%) jQuery
4 26 (76.47%) Unit Testing
5 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (64.71%) SQL
6 21 (61.76%) Scrum
7 20 (58.82%) WCF
8 19 (55.88%) .NET Framework
8 19 (55.88%) Entity Framework
9 17 (50.00%) ASP.NET
10 16 (47.06%) Visual Studio
10 16 (47.06%) Ajax
11 14 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (38.24%) HTML
13 12 (35.29%) CSS
13 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
14 9 (26.47%) Degree
14 9 (26.47%) Git (software)
14 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 8 (23.53%) RavenDB
15 8 (23.53%) CQRS
15 8 (23.53%) SDLC
15 8 (23.53%) Domain-Driven Design
15 8 (23.53%) RabbitMQ
15 8 (23.53%) Backbone.js
15 8 (23.53%) ReSharper

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.82%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
1 8 (23.53%) RavenDB
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.94%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (47.06%) Visual Studio
2 9 (26.47%) Git (software)
3 8 (23.53%) ReSharper
4 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (8.82%) WiX
5 3 (8.82%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.94%) FxCop
6 1 (2.94%) StyleCop
6 1 (2.94%) MSTest
6 1 (2.94%) Moq
6 1 (2.94%) Selenium
6 1 (2.94%) NUnit
General
1 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 32 (94.12%) Developer
2 21 (61.76%) .NET Developer
3 10 (29.41%) C# Developer
4 5 (14.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (11.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Architect
7 2 (5.88%) BizTalk Architect
7 2 (5.88%) BizTalk Developer
8 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (2.94%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (85.29%) .NET
2 26 (76.47%) jQuery
3 20 (58.82%) WCF
4 19 (55.88%) Entity Framework
4 19 (55.88%) .NET Framework
5 17 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 16 (47.06%) Ajax
7 14 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (38.24%) HTML
9 12 (35.29%) CSS
10 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 8 (23.53%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (23.53%) Backbone.js
12 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
12 4 (11.76%) Web Services
13 3 (8.82%) HTML5
13 3 (8.82%) KnockoutJS
13 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2 (5.88%) CSS3
15 1 (2.94%) Modernizr
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
3 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.94%) Tandem
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) MVC
2 26 (76.47%) Unit Testing
3 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (61.76%) Scrum
5 14 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (23.53%) CQRS
6 8 (23.53%) SDLC
6 8 (23.53%) OOP
6 8 (23.53%) Domain-Driven Design
7 6 (17.65%) OO
8 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
9 3 (8.82%) TDD
9 3 (8.82%) Workflow
10 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
11 1 (2.94%) Kanban
11 1 (2.94%) Dashboard Development
11 1 (2.94%) SOA
11 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
11 1 (2.94%) Business Analysis
11 1 (2.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (91.18%) C#
2 26 (76.47%) JavaScript
3 22 (64.71%) SQL
4 5 (14.71%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.94%) XPath
5 1 (2.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) VMware
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle
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