Period
to 20 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 149 147
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2 -38
Contract jobs citing LINQ 12 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.44% 0.067% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.20% 0.20% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Manchester median daily rate £433 £335 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.10% -9.46% +19.35%
10th Percentile £363 £328 £268
90th Percentile £522 £343 £496
North West median daily rate £375 £325 £328
% change year-on-year +15.38% -0.76% +5.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 1,003 1,021 1,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.62% 34.17% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 697 616
Manchester median daily rate £388 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +6.85% +12.31%
10th Percentile £290 £288 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
North West median daily rate £398 £389 £375
% change year-on-year +2.25% +3.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 29
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -13.56% -9.23%
10th Percentile £14.20 £14.88 £12.25
90th Percentile £44.80 £47.63 £40.20
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £42.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -13.69% +29.23% +44.44%

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 February 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET
2 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (75.00%) MVC
3 9 (75.00%) Waterfall
3 9 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (66.67%) Data Modelling
4 8 (66.67%) Visual Studio
4 8 (66.67%) ADO.NET
4 8 (66.67%) Web Services
4 8 (66.67%) XML
4 8 (66.67%) WCF
5 7 (58.33%) Data Analysis
5 7 (58.33%) JSON
5 7 (58.33%) JIRA
5 7 (58.33%) REST
5 7 (58.33%) Data Structures
6 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (41.67%) XSLT
7 5 (41.67%) XML Schema
7 5 (41.67%) Middleware
7 5 (41.67%) XPath
7 5 (41.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (41.67%) SonarQube
7 5 (41.67%) Bitbucket
8 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration

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 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) Confluence
1 1 (8.33%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (25.00%) Boomi
2 3 (25.00%) iPaaS
2 3 (25.00%) SaaS
3 2 (16.67%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Hive
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) Redis
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 7 (58.33%) JIRA
3 5 (41.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (41.67%) Bitbucket
3 5 (41.67%) SonarQube
4 4 (33.33%) ReSharper
5 1 (8.33%) eggPlant
5 1 (8.33%) MSTest
5 1 (8.33%) NUnit
5 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) Law
1 4 (33.33%) Legal
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Advertising
3 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) JIRA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Sitecore Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Sitecore Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (8.33%) TIBCO Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET
3 9 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (66.67%) ADO.NET
4 8 (66.67%) WCF
4 8 (66.67%) Web Services
4 8 (66.67%) XML
5 7 (58.33%) JSON
5 7 (58.33%) REST
6 5 (41.67%) Middleware
6 5 (41.67%) XML Schema
6 5 (41.67%) XSLT
7 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
8 2 (16.67%) CSS
8 2 (16.67%) HTML
8 2 (16.67%) HTML5
8 2 (16.67%) jQuery
9 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Data Structures
2 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) MVC
2 9 (75.00%) Waterfall
3 8 (66.67%) Data Modelling
4 7 (58.33%) Data Analysis
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (33.33%) Data Management
5 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 4 (33.33%) TOGAF
5 4 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (25.00%) Code Coverage
6 3 (25.00%) DevOps
6 3 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (25.00%) Master Data Management
6 3 (25.00%) SDLC
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (16.67%) Data Transformation
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) XPath
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) R
5 1 (8.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Informatica
2 3 (25.00%) MuleSoft
2 3 (25.00%) SnapLogic
3 2 (16.67%) Rackspace
3 2 (16.67%) Sitecore
4 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
4 1 (8.33%) Capita
4 1 (8.33%) TIBCO