Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 20 November 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 > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 153 136
Rank change year-on-year +24 -17 -31
Contract jobs citing LINQ 11 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.37% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.02% 0.93% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 7
Manchester median daily rate £375 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +3.08% -
10th Percentile £360 £312 £313
90th Percentile £518 £381 £500
North West median daily rate £374 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.20% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £34.00
North West median hourly rate - - £34.00

LINQ is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1074 1076 923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.57% 30.73% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 768 569
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £272
90th Percentile £538 £500 £514
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £389
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.32% +11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 28
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.75% -54.29% +21.74%
10th Percentile £16.55 £14.80 £10.93
90th Percentile £47.40 £44.25 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in Manchester

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Manchester

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LINQ in Manchester

LINQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ in Manchester

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 November 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
Bury - 1 - -
LINQ
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Manchester region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) Visual Studio
3 7 (63.64%) Web Services
3 7 (63.64%) XML
4 6 (54.55%) CSS
4 6 (54.55%) SQL
4 6 (54.55%) TDD
4 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (45.45%) Rancher
5 5 (45.45%) GitHub
5 5 (45.45%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (45.45%) Regular Expression
5 5 (45.45%) Docker
5 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (45.45%) Ajax
5 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (45.45%) HTML5
5 5 (45.45%) CSS3
5 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
5 5 (45.45%) HTML
5 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
5 5 (45.45%) SOAP
6 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
6 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Search
7 3 (27.27%) SDLC
7 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 5 (45.45%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) GitHub
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (9.09%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
5 1 (9.09%) Apache Hive
5 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (9.09%) Redis
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Visual Studio
2 2 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (18.18%) Bitbucket
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) ReSharper
2 2 (18.18%) SonarQube
3 1 (9.09%) gulp
3 1 (9.09%) jspm
3 1 (9.09%) MSTest
3 1 (9.09%) NuGet
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Law
1 2 (18.18%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Elasticsearch Developer
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Architect
3 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Sitecore Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Sitecore Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) Web Services
2 7 (63.64%) XML
3 6 (54.55%) CSS
4 5 (45.45%) Ajax
4 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
4 5 (45.45%) CSS3
4 5 (45.45%) HTML
4 5 (45.45%) HTML5
4 5 (45.45%) Regular Expression
4 5 (45.45%) SOAP
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (27.27%) Middleware
6 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET
6 2 (18.18%) JSON
6 2 (18.18%) REST
6 2 (18.18%) WCF
6 2 (18.18%) XML Schema
6 2 (18.18%) XSLT
7 1 (9.09%) Autofac
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
2 2 (18.18%) NHS
3 1 (9.09%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) TDD
3 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
5 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Search
5 3 (27.27%) SDLC
6 2 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
6 2 (18.18%) MVC
6 2 (18.18%) SOA
6 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
6 2 (18.18%) Workflow
6 2 (18.18%) Zachman Framework
7 1 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
7 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) XPath
5 1 (9.09%) R
5 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Rancher
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Sitecore