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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 146 150 114
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -36
Contract jobs citing LINQ 5 7 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.17% 0.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 0.71% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 22
Median daily rate £325 £300 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £280 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £332 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.10 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-75.33% -
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
960 981 804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.53% 23.74% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 591 519
Median daily rate £375 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 36 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £29.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -15.00%
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
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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Lancashire -3 3 £325 +8.33% 1
Manchester -5 1 £335 +8.94% 10
Merseyside - 1 £300 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (88.24%) SQL Server
2 15 (88.24%) C#
3 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
3 11 (64.71%) MVC
4 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 8 (47.06%) XML
4 8 (47.06%) jQuery
5 7 (41.18%) WPF
5 7 (41.18%) SQL
5 7 (41.18%) CSS
6 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
6 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (35.29%) TDD
7 5 (29.41%) WCF
7 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
7 5 (29.41%) Windows
7 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
8 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
8 4 (23.53%) HTML
8 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
8 4 (23.53%) Advertising
8 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (23.53%) Degree
8 4 (23.53%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (23.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (23.53%) User Stories
8 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (17.65%) Algorithms

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 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (88.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
2 3 (17.65%) Moq
2 3 (17.65%) NUnit
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (23.53%) Advertising
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 15 (88.24%) .NET Developer
3 6 (35.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (35.29%) C# Developer
4 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (17.65%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Angular Developer
6 1 (5.88%) ASP Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Tester
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Tester
6 1 (5.88%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) jQuery
2 8 (47.06%) XML
3 7 (41.18%) CSS
3 7 (41.18%) WPF
4 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
4 5 (29.41%) WCF
5 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (23.53%) HTML
5 4 (23.53%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (23.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
6 3 (17.65%) Ajax
6 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
6 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
6 3 (17.65%) WinForms
7 2 (11.76%) Web Services
8 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (5.88%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Algorithms
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
1 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
1 3 (17.65%) Physics
2 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) MVC
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) TDD
3 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
3 4 (23.53%) User Stories
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) SDLC
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.88%) CMMI
6 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
6 1 (5.88%) OO
6 1 (5.88%) RUP
6 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) C#
2 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
5 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Perforce
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