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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 160 117 93
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -24
Contract jobs citing LINQ 5 18 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.58% 1.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 2.23% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 31
Average daily rate
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£344 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £375 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
1064 808 840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.24% 26.18% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 472 454
Average daily rate £390 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 13 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £30.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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 -25 4 £325 -3.70% 12
Cheshire -10 1 £363 -3.33% 5
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 21 (80.77%) Unit Testing
2 20 (76.92%) C#
2 20 (76.92%) SQL
3 19 (73.08%) JavaScript
3 19 (73.08%) MVC
3 19 (73.08%) jQuery
4 18 (69.23%) .NET
5 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (61.54%) WCF
6 15 (57.69%) Entity Framework
6 15 (57.69%) Scrum
7 13 (50.00%) .NET Framework
7 13 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (46.15%) Ajax
9 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET
10 10 (38.46%) Visual Studio
10 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
12 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 6 (23.08%) HTML
13 6 (23.08%) OO
13 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
13 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
13 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (19.23%) SCOM
14 5 (19.23%) WiX
14 5 (19.23%) MSBuild
14 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
14 5 (19.23%) CSS
14 5 (19.23%) SQL Server

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 5 (19.23%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) RavenDB
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Visual Studio
2 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (19.23%) WiX
3 5 (19.23%) MSBuild
4 4 (15.38%) ReSharper
5 2 (7.69%) NUnit
5 2 (7.69%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.85%) Selenium
6 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (88.46%) Developer
2 14 (53.85%) .NET Developer
3 8 (30.77%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.54%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (11.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) BizTalk Architect
5 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (73.08%) jQuery
2 18 (69.23%) .NET
3 16 (61.54%) WCF
4 15 (57.69%) Entity Framework
5 13 (50.00%) .NET Framework
6 12 (46.15%) Ajax
7 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET
8 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 6 (23.08%) HTML
11 5 (19.23%) CSS
11 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
12 4 (15.38%) Backbone.js
12 4 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (11.54%) Web Services
14 2 (7.69%) SOAP
14 2 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
14 2 (7.69%) REST
14 2 (7.69%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.85%) Tandem
2 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Unit Testing
2 19 (73.08%) MVC
3 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (57.69%) Scrum
5 13 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (23.08%) OO
7 5 (19.23%) Workflow
7 5 (19.23%) SDLC
8 4 (15.38%) CQRS
8 4 (15.38%) TDD
8 4 (15.38%) OOP
8 4 (15.38%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
10 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
11 1 (3.85%) Continuous Delivery
11 1 (3.85%) Dashboard Development
11 1 (3.85%) Refactoring
11 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (3.85%) SOA
11 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) SQL
1 20 (76.92%) C#
2 19 (73.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.69%) VBA
5 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
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