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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 116 90 117
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +27
Contract jobs citing LINQ 18 42 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.58% 1.47% 0.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.23% 5.06% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 31 18
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £311
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £32.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £32.62
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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
806 830 1050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.13% 28.96% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 446 580
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -0.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 28 August 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 -21 13 £338 +12.50% 19
Cheshire -4 3 £375 +33.92% 4
Lancashire -14 2 - - 4
Merseyside - - - - 2
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 48 (100.00%) C#
1 48 (100.00%) .NET
2 35 (72.92%) MVC
3 31 (64.58%) ASP.NET
4 27 (56.25%) JavaScript
5 26 (54.17%) .NET Framework
6 25 (52.08%) Visual Studio
6 25 (52.08%) SQL Server
7 24 (50.00%) HTML
8 23 (47.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 21 (43.75%) CSS
10 20 (41.67%) Scrum
11 19 (39.58%) SQL
11 19 (39.58%) Microsoft
11 19 (39.58%) WCF
12 16 (33.33%) T-SQL
13 15 (31.25%) Web Services
13 15 (31.25%) WPF
14 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (29.17%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (25.00%) Ajax
16 11 (22.92%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (22.92%) HTML5
17 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
17 10 (20.83%) jQuery
17 10 (20.83%) CSS3
17 10 (20.83%) Degree
17 10 (20.83%) NHibernate
17 10 (20.83%) TDD

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (6.25%) NServiceBus
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (2.08%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.08%) Node.js
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (52.08%) SQL Server
2 14 (29.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (22.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (12.50%) RavenDB
5 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.08%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (52.08%) Visual Studio
2 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
3 7 (14.58%) MSTest
4 6 (12.50%) ReSharper
5 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (8.33%) Subversion
7 3 (6.25%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.08%) T4 Templates
General
1 7 (14.58%) Retail
2 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 47 (97.92%) Developer
2 35 (72.92%) .NET Developer
3 17 (35.42%) C# Developer
4 12 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (6.25%) VB Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.25%) CRM Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Programmer
9 1 (2.08%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) C# Software Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) VB.NET Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Agile .NET Developer
9 1 (2.08%) C# Programmer
9 1 (2.08%) C# Software Developer
9 1 (2.08%) .NET Software Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (100.00%) .NET
2 31 (64.58%) ASP.NET
3 26 (54.17%) .NET Framework
4 24 (50.00%) HTML
5 23 (47.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 21 (43.75%) CSS
7 19 (39.58%) WCF
8 15 (31.25%) WPF
8 15 (31.25%) Web Services
9 12 (25.00%) Ajax
10 11 (22.92%) HTML5
11 10 (20.83%) jQuery
11 10 (20.83%) CSS3
11 10 (20.83%) NHibernate
12 9 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (18.75%) JSON
13 8 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (16.67%) WinForms
14 7 (14.58%) Backbone.js
15 6 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.17%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.17%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (72.92%) MVC
2 20 (41.67%) Scrum
3 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.83%) TDD
6 8 (16.67%) Pair Programming
6 8 (16.67%) OO
6 8 (16.67%) Refactoring
6 8 (16.67%) User Stories
7 7 (14.58%) Business Analysis
8 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
8 6 (12.50%) MVVM
9 5 (10.42%) CQRS
9 5 (10.42%) OOP
9 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
10 3 (6.25%) CRM
10 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
11 2 (4.17%) SOA
12 1 (2.08%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 48 (100.00%) C#
2 27 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 19 (39.58%) SQL
4 16 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.33%) VB
5 4 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 4 (8.33%) XAML
6 1 (2.08%) VB6
6 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Degree
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Twitter