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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 132 107 101
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -6
Contract jobs citing LINQ 24 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 1.04% 0.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.69% 4.18% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 12
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£344 £350 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +16.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.75 £29.96
% change year-on-year
+25.92% +12.65%
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
893 789 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.11% 24.92% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 449 336
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 30
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.29 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% +38.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £28.39 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £136.50 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -9 19 £344 -1.78% 13
Lancashire +3 4 - - 1
Cheshire -13 1 - - 4
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 46 (93.88%) C#
2 43 (87.76%) .NET
3 38 (77.55%) MVC
4 35 (71.43%) jQuery
5 32 (65.31%) ASP.NET
5 32 (65.31%) Visual Studio
6 28 (57.14%) JavaScript
7 27 (55.10%) HTML
7 27 (55.10%) CSS
7 27 (55.10%) SQL Server
7 27 (55.10%) .NET Framework
7 27 (55.10%) ASP.NET MVC
8 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (51.02%) SQL
9 25 (51.02%) Entity Framework
9 25 (51.02%) WCF
10 22 (44.90%) Scrum
11 21 (42.86%) Web Services
11 21 (42.86%) Unit Testing
12 20 (40.82%) Ajax
13 18 (36.73%) Microsoft
13 18 (36.73%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (32.65%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (30.61%) T-SQL
16 14 (28.57%) OO
17 13 (26.53%) XML
18 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
19 11 (22.45%) RESTful
20 10 (20.41%) Degree
21 9 (18.37%) RavenDB

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.12%) CMS
2 3 (6.12%) Apache Solr
2 3 (6.12%) Orchard CMS
2 3 (6.12%) Apache
2 3 (6.12%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (55.10%) SQL Server
2 16 (32.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (18.37%) RavenDB
4 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (6.12%) SQLite
5 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (4.08%) Big Data
6 2 (4.08%) Couchbase
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (65.31%) Visual Studio
2 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
3 9 (18.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (12.24%) NUnit
4 6 (12.24%) ReSharper
5 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (6.12%) Moq
6 3 (6.12%) WiX
6 3 (6.12%) MSBuild
6 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.12%) FxCop
6 3 (6.12%) StyleCop
7 2 (4.08%) MSTest
7 2 (4.08%) Subversion
8 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (97.96%) Developer
2 27 (55.10%) .NET Developer
3 19 (38.78%) C# Developer
4 10 (20.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (18.37%) Senior Developer
5 9 (18.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Senior .NET Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (6.12%) AWS Developer
8 2 (4.08%) BizTalk Developer
8 2 (4.08%) BizTalk Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Architect
9 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Consultant
9 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (87.76%) .NET
2 35 (71.43%) jQuery
3 32 (65.31%) ASP.NET
4 27 (55.10%) CSS
4 27 (55.10%) HTML
4 27 (55.10%) .NET Framework
4 27 (55.10%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (51.02%) Entity Framework
5 25 (51.02%) WCF
6 21 (42.86%) Web Services
7 20 (40.82%) Ajax
8 13 (26.53%) XML
9 11 (22.45%) RESTful
10 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 6 (12.24%) Backbone.js
12 6 (12.24%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (12.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (10.20%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.12%) Open Source
3 3 (6.12%) NHS
4 2 (4.08%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.08%) User Experience
5 1 (2.04%) DTV
5 1 (2.04%) Tandem
5 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (77.55%) MVC
2 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (44.90%) Scrum
4 21 (42.86%) Unit Testing
5 18 (36.73%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (28.57%) OO
7 7 (14.29%) TDD
7 7 (14.29%) Web Development
8 6 (12.24%) OOP
8 6 (12.24%) SOA
8 6 (12.24%) Workflow
8 6 (12.24%) Domain-Driven Design
8 6 (12.24%) CQRS
9 4 (8.16%) Mentoring
9 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
10 3 (6.12%) ITIL
10 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
10 3 (6.12%) Dependency Injection
10 3 (6.12%) Software Architecture
11 2 (4.08%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 46 (93.88%) C#
2 28 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 25 (51.02%) SQL
4 15 (30.61%) T-SQL
5 5 (10.20%) XPath
6 3 (6.12%) Ruby
7 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) VMware
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) SAP
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