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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 122 89 113
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +24
Contract jobs citing LINQ 15 43 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 1.45% 0.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.89% 4.85% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 33 16
Average daily rate
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£344 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £263 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £338 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £32.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -34.07%
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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
792 886 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.91% 29.95% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 481 576
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 30
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 2014. 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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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 -29 10 £338 +8.87% 20
Cheshire +7 3 £375 +33.92% 13
Lancashire -23 2 - - 3
Merseyside - - - - 4
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 36 (100.00%) C#
1 36 (100.00%) .NET
2 26 (72.22%) MVC
3 25 (69.44%) ASP.NET
4 24 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 22 (61.11%) .NET Framework
6 21 (58.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 18 (50.00%) JavaScript
8 16 (44.44%) WCF
9 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (38.89%) HTML
9 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
10 13 (36.11%) Visual Studio
10 13 (36.11%) WPF
11 12 (33.33%) Web Services
11 12 (33.33%) SQL
11 12 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (30.56%) CSS
12 11 (30.56%) Scrum
13 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (25.00%) T-SQL
15 8 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
16 7 (19.44%) Windows
16 7 (19.44%) OO
16 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
16 7 (19.44%) REST
16 7 (19.44%) jQuery
17 6 (16.67%) HTML5
17 6 (16.67%) MVVM
17 6 (16.67%) Ajax

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (8.33%) NServiceBus
2 2 (5.56%) CMS
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) Node.js
3 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.56%) RavenDB
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.78%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Visual Studio
2 5 (13.89%) MSTest
2 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (8.33%) ReSharper
4 3 (8.33%) Mercurial
5 2 (5.56%) Subversion
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (13.89%) Retail
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (97.22%) Developer
2 26 (72.22%) .NET Developer
3 14 (38.89%) C# Developer
4 10 (27.78%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 3 (8.33%) CRM Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 2 (5.56%) VB Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Programmer
9 1 (2.78%) C# Software Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) .NET Software Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) .NET Programmer
9 1 (2.78%) Software Programmer
9 1 (2.78%) C# Programmer
9 1 (2.78%) C# Software Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (69.44%) ASP.NET
3 22 (61.11%) .NET Framework
4 21 (58.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 16 (44.44%) WCF
6 14 (38.89%) HTML
7 13 (36.11%) WPF
8 12 (33.33%) Web Services
9 11 (30.56%) CSS
10 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (19.44%) REST
11 7 (19.44%) jQuery
12 6 (16.67%) HTML5
12 6 (16.67%) Ajax
12 6 (16.67%) WinForms
13 4 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (11.11%) CSS3
13 4 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
13 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) RIA
1 2 (5.56%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) MVC
2 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (30.56%) Scrum
4 7 (19.44%) OO
5 6 (16.67%) MVVM
6 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
6 5 (13.89%) Business Analysis
7 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.11%) TDD
8 3 (8.33%) CRM
8 3 (8.33%) OOP
8 3 (8.33%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (5.56%) User Stories
9 2 (5.56%) CQRS
9 2 (5.56%) Refactoring
9 2 (5.56%) Web Development
9 2 (5.56%) Pair Programming
9 2 (5.56%) SOA
10 1 (2.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) C#
2 18 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (33.33%) SQL
4 9 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (11.11%) XAML
6 2 (5.56%) VB
6 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) Twitter
4 1 (2.78%) Telerik
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