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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 139 167 120
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -47
Contract jobs citing LINQ 13 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.12% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.36% 0.48% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 11
Median daily rate £335 £344 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.54% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £441 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.26% -0.76%
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
956 1051 805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.49% 24.30% 26.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 678 469
Median daily rate £375 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 35 13
Median hourly rate £28.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

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
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 31 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 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 +6 9 £335 +3.07% 6
Cheshire +11 4 £288 -20.68% 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 13 (68.42%) MVC
4 11 (57.89%) jQuery
5 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
6 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
7 8 (42.11%) SQL
8 7 (36.84%) WPF
9 6 (31.58%) TDD
9 6 (31.58%) CSS
10 5 (26.32%) XML
10 5 (26.32%) Windows
10 5 (26.32%) VB.NET
10 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
10 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (21.05%) User Stories
11 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (15.79%) Algorithms
12 3 (15.79%) Moq
12 3 (15.79%) Entity Framework
12 3 (15.79%) Data Visualisation
12 3 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
12 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
12 3 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (15.79%) WCF
12 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
12 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (15.79%) Visualisation

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 2 (10.53%) 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 11 (57.89%) C# Developer
4 9 (47.37%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (21.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (15.79%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (15.79%) Software 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%) Agile Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Angular Developer
8 1 (5.26%) ASP Developer
8 1 (5.26%) C# Web Developer
8 1 (5.26%) CMS Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Lead Tester
8 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (57.89%) jQuery
3 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
4 7 (36.84%) WPF
5 6 (31.58%) CSS
6 5 (26.32%) XML
7 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
8 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
8 3 (15.79%) Entity Framework
8 3 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (15.79%) WCF
8 3 (15.79%) WinForms
9 2 (10.53%) Ajax
9 2 (10.53%) HTML
10 1 (5.26%) LESS
10 1 (5.26%) NHibernate
10 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
10 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
1 3 (15.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) MVC
2 6 (31.58%) TDD
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) User Stories
5 3 (15.79%) Data Visualisation
5 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) BDD
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) SDLC
7 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.26%) CMMI
7 1 (5.26%) Defect Management
7 1 (5.26%) ERP
7 1 (5.26%) OO
7 1 (5.26%) OOP
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 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) VB.NET
5 2 (10.53%) Delphi
5 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
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