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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 158 128 111
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -17
Contract jobs citing LINQ 6 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.56% 0.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 2.49% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 17
Median daily rate £303 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.37% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £460 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +19.53%
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
920 842 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.57% 22.55% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 539 419
Median daily rate £390 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 5
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +30.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing LINQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -22 4 £303 -12.00% 10
Merseyside - 2 - - 3
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (70.00%) jQuery
5 5 (50.00%) MVC
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (40.00%) SQL
6 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (30.00%) Entity Framework
7 3 (30.00%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (30.00%) Visualisation
7 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (30.00%) OOP
8 2 (20.00%) Windows
8 2 (20.00%) Apple
8 2 (20.00%) TDD
8 2 (20.00%) Delphi
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (20.00%) WPF
8 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
9 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
9 1 (10.00%) Bower
9 1 (10.00%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (10.00%) gulp
9 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
9 1 (10.00%) Node.js

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (10.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (10.00%) Bower
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) gulp
2 1 (10.00%) InstallShield
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) NuGet
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) C# Developer
3 5 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (40.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (30.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (70.00%) jQuery
4 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (30.00%) Entity Framework
6 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (20.00%) WPF
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (10.00%) CSS
7 1 (10.00%) HTML
7 1 (10.00%) HTML5
7 1 (10.00%) LESS
7 1 (10.00%) NHibernate
7 1 (10.00%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (10.00%) DTV
2 1 (10.00%) IPTV
2 1 (10.00%) MPEG
2 1 (10.00%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (10.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) MVC
2 3 (30.00%) Data Visualisation
2 3 (30.00%) OOP
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) B2B
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) Delphi
5 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (10.00%) DevExpress
3 1 (10.00%) SAP