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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 152 117 108
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -9
Contract jobs citing LINQ 4 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.70% 0.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 2.68% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 5
Average daily rate £314 £306 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% -12.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £283 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £380 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
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
1039 821 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.33% 26.08% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 532 419
Average daily rate £360 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 23 14
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £19.23 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -25 2 £338 +10.38% 10
Lancashire - 1 £300 - 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (73.33%) C#
2 10 (66.67%) .NET
3 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) AngularJS
4 7 (46.67%) Entity Framework
4 7 (46.67%) Visual Studio
4 7 (46.67%) MVC
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (33.33%) HTML
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (33.33%) WCF
6 5 (33.33%) jQuery
6 5 (33.33%) TDD
6 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (26.67%) Scrum
7 4 (26.67%) NUnit
7 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
7 4 (26.67%) OO
7 4 (26.67%) XML
8 3 (20.00%) XSLT
8 3 (20.00%) Windows
8 3 (20.00%) CSS
8 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Visual Studio
2 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (26.67%) NUnit
4 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (20.00%) MSBuild
4 3 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 3 (20.00%) WiX
5 2 (13.33%) JIRA
5 2 (13.33%) Mercurial
6 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (6.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (6.67%) Bower
6 1 (6.67%) gulp
6 1 (6.67%) InstallShield
6 1 (6.67%) Moq
6 1 (6.67%) NuGet
6 1 (6.67%) Selenium
6 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (13.33%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) .NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Angular Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) .NET
2 8 (53.33%) AngularJS
3 7 (46.67%) Entity Framework
4 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (33.33%) HTML
5 5 (33.33%) jQuery
5 5 (33.33%) WCF
6 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (26.67%) XML
7 3 (20.00%) CSS
7 3 (20.00%) XSLT
8 2 (13.33%) HTML5
8 2 (13.33%) React
8 2 (13.33%) REST
8 2 (13.33%) SOAP
8 2 (13.33%) Web Services
9 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (6.67%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) DTV
1 1 (6.67%) IPTV
1 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
1 1 (6.67%) MPEG
1 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
1 1 (6.67%) Over-the-Top Content
1 1 (6.67%) Physics
1 1 (6.67%) Video on Demand
1 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
1 1 (6.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) MVC
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) OO
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
5 3 (20.00%) SOLID
5 3 (20.00%) Workflow
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) Kanban
6 2 (13.33%) SOA
7 1 (6.67%) ATDD
7 1 (6.67%) B2B
7 1 (6.67%) BDD
7 1 (6.67%) Front End Development
7 1 (6.67%) OOP
7 1 (6.67%) Refactoring
7 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C#
2 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (13.33%) VBA
5 1 (6.67%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) ES6
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Apple
2 1 (6.67%) DevExpress
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