Period
to 24 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for LINQ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LINQ over the 6 months to 24 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 113 111
Rank change year-on-year +26 -2 -17
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.081% 0.11% 0.052%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.37% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Cheshire median daily rate - £294 -
North West median daily rate £317 £325 £331
% change year-on-year -2.38% -1.89% -5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £34.00

LINQ is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 399 542 513
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 32.47% 29.01% 26.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 407 358
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £297 £275 £287
90th Percentile £500 £525 £650
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 17
Cheshire median hourly rate £31.00 £30.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +85.64% -60.17%
10th Percentile £19.55 £17.38 £14.90
90th Percentile £42.00 £37.13 £36.50
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +15.57%

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing LINQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in Cheshire

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LINQ in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Cheshire

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Runcorn - 1 - -
LINQ
North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MSMQ
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Publishing
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Telerik
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) NHibernate
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (100.00%) Moq
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ to SQL

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Moq
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (100.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MSMQ
1 1 (100.00%) NHibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Ninject
1 1 (100.00%) SignalR
1 1 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Telerik