Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 12 November 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)
England > North West
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 188 206
Rank change year-on-year -30 +18 +25
Contract jobs citing LINQ 2 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.034% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.78% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 18
North West median daily rate £300 £374 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.87% +13.45% +1.54%
England median daily rate £425 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.17% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -11.11% - -

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 the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,987 1,788 1,974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.78% 31.57% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,373 1,209 1,384
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.96% -2.88%
10th Percentile £308 £300 £275
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £462 £425
% change year-on-year +2.76% +8.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 29
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £11.70 £18.53 £15.45
90th Percentile £57.70 £50.51 £44.80
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing LINQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in the North West

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in the North West

LINQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ in the North West

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the North West region over the 6 months to 12 November 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
Merseyside +2 1 £300 -17.93%
Manchester -21 1 - - 15
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 North West region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Legal
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (50.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Case Management
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) ReSharper
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) XPath

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) ReSharper
2 1 (50.00%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (100.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML Schema
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Case Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA