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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 141 164 122
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -42
Contract jobs citing LINQ 14 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.16% 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.47% 0.66% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 10
Median daily rate £330 £363 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £505 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00
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
952 1063 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.88% 24.02% 24.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 691 476
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 37 13
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.33 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing LINQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 9 £335 -16.25% 9
Cheshire +6 4 £288 -20.68% 2
Merseyside - 1 £300 - 2
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (89.47%) SQL Server
2 17 (89.47%) C#
3 12 (63.16%) MVC
4 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
5 10 (52.63%) jQuery
6 7 (36.84%) WPF
6 7 (36.84%) SQL
6 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
7 6 (31.58%) CSS
7 6 (31.58%) XML
7 6 (31.58%) TDD
8 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (26.32%) Windows
8 5 (26.32%) VB.NET
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
9 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
9 4 (21.05%) WCF
9 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
9 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (21.05%) Entity Framework
9 4 (21.05%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (21.05%) User Stories
10 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (15.79%) Moq
10 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (15.79%) Algorithms
10 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
10 3 (15.79%) Degree

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) EPiServer CMS
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (89.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Moq
1 3 (15.79%) NUnit
1 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 2 (10.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Developer
2 15 (78.95%) .NET Developer
3 10 (52.63%) C# Developer
4 8 (42.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (15.79%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (15.79%) Software Developer
7 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
8 1 (5.26%) ASP Developer
8 1 (5.26%) C# Web Developer
8 1 (5.26%) CMS Developer
8 1 (5.26%) EPiServer Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Lead Tester
8 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Tester
8 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) jQuery
3 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 7 (36.84%) WPF
4 6 (31.58%) CSS
4 6 (31.58%) XML
5 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
5 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (21.05%) Entity Framework
5 4 (21.05%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (21.05%) WCF
6 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
6 3 (15.79%) WinForms
7 2 (10.53%) Ajax
7 2 (10.53%) HTML
8 1 (5.26%) NHibernate
8 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
8 1 (5.26%) SOAP
8 1 (5.26%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Algorithms
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
1 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
1 3 (15.79%) Physics
2 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) MVC
2 6 (31.58%) TDD
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (21.05%) User Stories
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) BDD
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.53%) OO
6 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) SDLC
7 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.26%) Data Visualisation
7 1 (5.26%) Defect Management
7 1 (5.26%) ERP
7 1 (5.26%) RUP
7 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) C#
2 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) VB.NET
5 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
6 2 (10.53%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) EPiServer
2 1 (5.26%) Perforce
2 1 (5.26%) SAP