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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 102 85
Rank change year-on-year +13 -17  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.071% 0.17% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.66% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Median daily rate - £335 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.13%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £350 £310
% change year-on-year +0.64% +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - £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 Manchester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 428 455 340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 30.35% 25.48% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1012 1267 979
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £281 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 11 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 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
Bury - 1 - -
LINQ
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (50.00%) MSTest
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Autofac
2 1 (50.00%) NuGet
2 1 (50.00%) LESS
2 1 (50.00%) Durandal
2 1 (50.00%) TypeScript
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) gulp
2 1 (50.00%) Asynchronous Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Aurelia
2 1 (50.00%) jspm
2 1 (50.00%) Lambda Expressions
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Core
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) SQL

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) gulp
1 1 (50.00%) jspm
1 1 (50.00%) MSTest
1 1 (50.00%) NuGet
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Core
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) Aurelia
2 1 (50.00%) Autofac
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Durandal
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Lambda Expressions
2 1 (50.00%) LESS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Asynchronous Programming
1 1 (50.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 1 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) TypeScript