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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 112 107 80
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -27
Contract jobs citing LINQ 27 22 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.78% 1.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.36% 2.76% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 37
Average daily rate
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£318 £286 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% -18.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £333 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
804 796 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.04% 28.11% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 446 528
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.98 £16.00 £17.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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
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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 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 -12 15 £308 +7.42% 4
Cheshire +17 12 £325 +13.04% 5
Lancashire - - - -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 42 (100.00%) C#
2 41 (97.62%) .NET
3 38 (90.48%) MVC
3 38 (90.48%) SQL Server
4 35 (83.33%) ASP.NET
5 27 (64.29%) Visual Studio
6 26 (61.90%) .NET Framework
6 26 (61.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 25 (59.52%) HTML
8 23 (54.76%) CSS
8 23 (54.76%) Web Services
9 22 (52.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 21 (50.00%) T-SQL
11 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
11 20 (47.62%) jQuery
12 19 (45.24%) WCF
12 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (42.86%) JavaScript
14 17 (40.48%) SQL
15 16 (38.10%) XML
15 16 (38.10%) OO
15 16 (38.10%) Ajax
16 15 (35.71%) Scrum
17 13 (30.95%) MS Excel
17 13 (30.95%) SQL Server 2005
17 13 (30.95%) RESTful
18 12 (28.57%) WPF
19 11 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
19 11 (26.19%) SOA

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (11.90%) Apache
1 5 (11.90%) CMS
1 5 (11.90%) Apache Solr
1 5 (11.90%) Orchard CMS
1 5 (11.90%) Apache Spark
2 3 (7.14%) NServiceBus
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (30.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (90.48%) SQL Server
2 22 (52.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (30.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (11.90%) RavenDB
5 2 (4.76%) Big Data
5 2 (4.76%) Couchbase
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.38%) SQLite
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (64.29%) Visual Studio
2 6 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (11.90%) MSTest
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (9.52%) NUnit
5 2 (4.76%) Subversion
6 1 (2.38%) JIRA
6 1 (2.38%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.38%) FxCop
6 1 (2.38%) StyleCop
6 1 (2.38%) Moq
6 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (14.29%) Retail
2 5 (11.90%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Back Office
5 1 (2.38%) Electronics
5 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (97.62%) Developer
2 27 (64.29%) .NET Developer
3 15 (35.71%) C# Developer
4 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (23.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (23.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (21.43%) Senior Developer
6 7 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (14.29%) Agile .NET Developer
8 4 (9.52%) Web Developer
9 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
10 2 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
10 2 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
11 1 (2.38%) C# Software Developer
11 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 1 (2.38%) Java Developer
11 1 (2.38%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (97.62%) .NET
2 35 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 26 (61.90%) .NET Framework
3 26 (61.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (59.52%) HTML
5 23 (54.76%) CSS
5 23 (54.76%) Web Services
6 21 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 20 (47.62%) jQuery
8 19 (45.24%) WCF
9 16 (38.10%) XML
9 16 (38.10%) Ajax
10 13 (30.95%) RESTful
11 12 (28.57%) WPF
12 8 (19.05%) REST
13 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 7 (16.67%) HTML5
14 6 (14.29%) WinForms
15 5 (11.90%) Lucene
15 5 (11.90%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) NHS
1 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
1 5 (11.90%) Open Source
2 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (90.48%) MVC
2 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (38.10%) OO
4 15 (35.71%) Scrum
5 11 (26.19%) SOA
5 11 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (23.81%) TDD
7 8 (19.05%) Web Development
8 5 (11.90%) Refactoring
8 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
8 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis
8 5 (11.90%) ITIL
8 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
8 5 (11.90%) Workflow
8 5 (11.90%) MVVM
8 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
9 3 (7.14%) Test Automation
9 3 (7.14%) User Stories
9 3 (7.14%) Pair Programming
9 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (100.00%) C#
2 21 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 18 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 17 (40.48%) SQL
5 5 (11.90%) Ruby
5 5 (11.90%) XPath
6 4 (9.52%) XAML
7 1 (2.38%) VB
7 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) VMware
3 1 (2.38%) Telerik