Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 133 150
Rank change year-on-year -7 +17 -43
Contract jobs citing LINQ 17 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.56% 0.075% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.44% 0.22% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 6
Manchester median daily rate £375 £299 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.52% -1.24% -8.68%
10th Percentile £316 £263 £248
90th Percentile £395 £335 £369
North West median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% - -
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 1,178 900 975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 38.62% 33.64% 26.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 579 644
Manchester median daily rate £391 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.14% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £495 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 12
Manchester median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +37.93% -22.67%
10th Percentile £12.77 £14.75 £15.87
90th Percentile £42.00 £50.00 £39.60
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +8.11% +64.44%

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 24 May 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

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 24 May 2018. 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
Bolton - 1 £350 - 2
LINQ
North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 17 (100.00%) C#
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
1 17 (100.00%) MVC
2 16 (94.12%) ASP.NET
3 15 (88.24%) SQL Server
3 15 (88.24%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (82.35%) Visual Studio
4 14 (82.35%) Web Services
5 13 (76.47%) XML
5 13 (76.47%) ADO.NET
5 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (76.47%) WCF
6 11 (64.71%) Waterfall
7 10 (58.82%) REST
7 10 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (58.82%) JSON
7 10 (58.82%) JIRA
7 10 (58.82%) .NET Framework
7 10 (58.82%) Data Modelling
8 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
8 8 (47.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (47.06%) Bitbucket
8 8 (47.06%) SonarQube
9 7 (41.18%) DevOps
9 7 (41.18%) Data Structures
9 7 (41.18%) SaaS
9 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
9 7 (41.18%) Code Coverage
9 7 (41.18%) Microsoft

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 (29.41%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (41.18%) SaaS
2 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (29.41%) Boomi
2 5 (29.41%) iPaaS
3 2 (11.76%) IaaS
4 1 (5.88%) NuGet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (88.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.88%) DB2
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (82.35%) Visual Studio
2 10 (58.82%) JIRA
3 8 (47.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (47.06%) Bitbucket
3 8 (47.06%) SonarQube
4 5 (29.41%) eggPlant
5 3 (17.65%) ReSharper
6 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
6 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
7 1 (5.88%) MSTest
7 1 (5.88%) NUnit
7 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
7 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (29.41%) Games
1 5 (29.41%) Law
1 5 (29.41%) Legal
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Developer
6 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Informatica Developer
6 1 (5.88%) JIRA Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Machine Learning Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) TIBCO Developer
6 1 (5.88%) TIBCO Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (94.12%) ASP.NET
3 15 (88.24%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (82.35%) Web Services
5 13 (76.47%) ADO.NET
5 13 (76.47%) WCF
5 13 (76.47%) XML
6 10 (58.82%) .NET Framework
6 10 (58.82%) JSON
6 10 (58.82%) REST
7 6 (35.29%) HTML
7 6 (35.29%) HTML5
7 6 (35.29%) jQuery
7 6 (35.29%) XML Schema
7 6 (35.29%) XSLT
8 5 (29.41%) AngularJS
8 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (29.41%) CSS
8 5 (29.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Data Structures
2 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Fintech
3 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) MVC
2 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (64.71%) Waterfall
4 10 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (58.82%) Data Modelling
5 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
6 7 (41.18%) Code Coverage
6 7 (41.18%) Data Analysis
6 7 (41.18%) Data Management
6 7 (41.18%) DevOps
6 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
7 6 (35.29%) ATDD
7 6 (35.29%) TDD
7 6 (35.29%) User Stories
8 5 (29.41%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (29.41%) Master Data Management
9 3 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (17.65%) Service Management
9 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
9 3 (17.65%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 6 (35.29%) XPath
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (29.41%) Puppet
2 2 (11.76%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Atlassian
2 5 (29.41%) Informatica
2 5 (29.41%) MuleSoft
2 5 (29.41%) Okta
2 5 (29.41%) SnapLogic
3 3 (17.65%) Capita
4 2 (11.76%) Rackspace
4 2 (11.76%) TIBCO