The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 114 96 112
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +16
Contract jobs citing LINQ 20 30 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 1.14% 0.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.92% 4.03% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 19
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £350 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £307 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.37% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
- -35.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
686 744 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.14% 28.33% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 403 538
Average daily rate £325 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 36
Average hourly rate £28.75 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.54 £13.61 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
LINQ
England

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 22 July 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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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 +2 15 £331 +10.41% 11
Cheshire -7 3 £375 +36.36% 4
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 53 (100.00%) .NET
2 52 (98.11%) C#
3 36 (67.92%) MVC
4 31 (58.49%) JavaScript
5 30 (56.60%) ASP.NET
6 29 (54.72%) Visual Studio
7 28 (52.83%) HTML
8 26 (49.06%) .NET Framework
9 25 (47.17%) WCF
9 25 (47.17%) CSS
10 23 (43.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 22 (41.51%) SQL Server
11 22 (41.51%) SQL
11 22 (41.51%) Scrum
12 19 (35.85%) T-SQL
13 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
13 18 (33.96%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (32.08%) Web Services
15 14 (26.42%) Git (software)
16 13 (24.53%) jQuery
16 13 (24.53%) WPF
17 12 (22.64%) Ajax
17 12 (22.64%) HTML5
18 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2008
18 11 (20.75%) RabbitMQ
18 11 (20.75%) CSS3
18 11 (20.75%) Backbone.js
19 10 (18.87%) NHibernate
19 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
19 10 (18.87%) TDD

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (5.66%) NServiceBus
2 2 (3.77%) Node.js
2 2 (3.77%) CMS
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) IIS
3 1 (1.89%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (41.51%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (16.98%) RavenDB
4 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.89%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 29 (54.72%) Visual Studio
2 14 (26.42%) Git (software)
3 9 (16.98%) ReSharper
4 7 (13.21%) MSTest
5 5 (9.43%) Subversion
5 5 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.66%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.89%) T4 Templates
General
1 8 (15.09%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.32%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 53 (100.00%) Developer
2 41 (77.36%) .NET Developer
3 19 (35.85%) C# Developer
4 14 (26.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (24.53%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (15.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.66%) VB Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (5.66%) CRM Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) .NET Programmer
8 1 (1.89%) Programmer
8 1 (1.89%) C# Software Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (1.89%) VB.NET Developer
8 1 (1.89%) C# Software Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (100.00%) .NET
2 30 (56.60%) ASP.NET
3 28 (52.83%) HTML
4 26 (49.06%) .NET Framework
5 25 (47.17%) WCF
5 25 (47.17%) CSS
6 23 (43.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 17 (32.08%) Web Services
8 13 (24.53%) jQuery
8 13 (24.53%) WPF
9 12 (22.64%) Ajax
9 12 (22.64%) HTML5
10 11 (20.75%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (20.75%) CSS3
10 11 (20.75%) Backbone.js
11 10 (18.87%) NHibernate
12 9 (16.98%) JSON
13 8 (15.09%) WinForms
14 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (11.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.77%) RIA
2 2 (3.77%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (67.92%) MVC
2 22 (41.51%) Scrum
3 18 (33.96%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (18.87%) TDD
5 9 (16.98%) Domain-Driven Design
5 9 (16.98%) Unit Testing
6 8 (15.09%) User Stories
6 8 (15.09%) CQRS
6 8 (15.09%) Refactoring
6 8 (15.09%) OOP
6 8 (15.09%) OO
6 8 (15.09%) Pair Programming
7 7 (13.21%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.66%) CRM
8 3 (5.66%) SOA
8 3 (5.66%) Test Automation
9 2 (3.77%) MVVM
9 2 (3.77%) Web Development
9 2 (3.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 52 (98.11%) C#
2 31 (58.49%) JavaScript
3 22 (41.51%) SQL
4 19 (35.85%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.55%) VB
5 4 (7.55%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.89%) VBScript
7 1 (1.89%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Degree
Vendors
1 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle
2 3 (5.66%) Twitter
3 1 (1.89%) Wonderware
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