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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 132 110 96
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -14
Contract jobs citing LINQ 17 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.84% 0.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.07% 3.03% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 15
Average daily rate
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£304 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
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
823 760 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.88% 27.62% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 420 349
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £21.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.08 £47.80 £29.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 4 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 4 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 -21 13 £315 -19.23% 24
Cheshire -1 3 £290 -3.33% 3
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 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 44 (100.00%) C#
2 41 (93.18%) .NET
3 37 (84.09%) MVC
4 32 (72.73%) SQL Server
4 32 (72.73%) Visual Studio
5 31 (70.45%) ASP.NET
6 30 (68.18%) CSS
7 29 (65.91%) HTML
7 29 (65.91%) jQuery
8 25 (56.82%) .NET Framework
8 25 (56.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (54.55%) JavaScript
9 24 (54.55%) Web Services
10 20 (45.45%) SQL
10 20 (45.45%) T-SQL
10 20 (45.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 20 (45.45%) Ajax
11 19 (43.18%) Scrum
12 18 (40.91%) WCF
13 17 (38.64%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (38.64%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (38.64%) XML
14 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
15 13 (29.55%) OO
15 13 (29.55%) RESTful
16 12 (27.27%) Git (software)
17 11 (25.00%) TDD
18 10 (22.73%) Unit Testing
18 10 (22.73%) Degree

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (11.36%) Apache Spark
1 5 (11.36%) Apache Solr
1 5 (11.36%) Orchard CMS
1 5 (11.36%) Apache
1 5 (11.36%) CMS
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 17 (38.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (20.45%) RavenDB
4 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (6.82%) SQLite
5 3 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (4.55%) Big Data
6 2 (4.55%) Couchbase
7 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (72.73%) Visual Studio
2 12 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 6 (13.64%) NUnit
3 6 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (13.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (11.36%) ReSharper
5 3 (6.82%) FxCop
5 3 (6.82%) StyleCop
5 3 (6.82%) Moq
5 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.55%) Subversion
6 2 (4.55%) MSTest
7 1 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Back Office
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
2 3 (6.82%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (100.00%) Developer
2 27 (61.36%) .NET Developer
3 16 (36.36%) C# Developer
4 10 (22.73%) Senior Developer
5 9 (20.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (15.91%) Senior .NET Developer
8 6 (13.64%) Web Developer
9 5 (11.36%) Agile .NET Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
11 1 (2.27%) Java Developer
11 1 (2.27%) Senior Web Developer
11 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 1 (2.27%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (93.18%) .NET
2 31 (70.45%) ASP.NET
3 30 (68.18%) CSS
4 29 (65.91%) HTML
4 29 (65.91%) jQuery
5 25 (56.82%) .NET Framework
5 25 (56.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 24 (54.55%) Web Services
7 20 (45.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 20 (45.45%) Ajax
8 18 (40.91%) WCF
9 17 (38.64%) XML
10 13 (29.55%) RESTful
11 7 (15.91%) CSS3
11 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 6 (13.64%) XSLT
12 6 (13.64%) LINQ to SQL
12 6 (13.64%) HTML5
12 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (11.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) Open Source
2 5 (11.36%) NHS
3 2 (4.55%) User Experience
3 2 (4.55%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.27%) DTV
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (84.09%) MVC
2 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (43.18%) Scrum
4 17 (38.64%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (29.55%) OO
6 11 (25.00%) TDD
7 10 (22.73%) Unit Testing
8 9 (20.45%) Web Development
8 9 (20.45%) SOA
9 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
9 5 (11.36%) Refactoring
9 5 (11.36%) ITIL
9 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
9 5 (11.36%) OOP
9 5 (11.36%) Workflow
10 4 (9.09%) CQRS
10 4 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
11 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
11 3 (6.82%) Dependency Injection
11 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 44 (100.00%) C#
2 24 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 20 (45.45%) SQL
3 20 (45.45%) T-SQL
4 6 (13.64%) XPath
5 5 (11.36%) Ruby
6 1 (2.27%) Java
6 1 (2.27%) VB
6 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) VMware
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Telerik
4 1 (2.27%) SAP
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