Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 200 232
Rank change year-on-year +9 +32 -72
Contract jobs citing LINQ 15 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.26% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.83% 0.94% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 6
North West median daily rate £374 £325 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.20% -7.47% +8.08%
10th Percentile £352 £273 £325
90th Percentile £513 £388 £506
England median daily rate £375 £361 £375
% change year-on-year +4.02% -3.87% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £34.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 - £41.25

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 1810 1924 2004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.70% 28.05% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1348 1250
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +14.71%
10th Percentile £295 £275 £275
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 26 68
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%
10th Percentile £18.45 £15.38 £16.16
90th Percentile £50.68 £44.88 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ in the North West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 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
Manchester +18 11 £375 +11.94% 8
Cheshire +5 1 - - 1
Merseyside +4 1 £366 +21.84%
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 15 (100.00%) C#
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (66.67%) SQL
4 9 (60.00%) Visual Studio
5 7 (46.67%) Web Services
5 7 (46.67%) XML
5 7 (46.67%) CSS
5 7 (46.67%) TDD
5 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (40.00%) Ajax
6 6 (40.00%) HTML
6 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (33.33%) SOAP
7 5 (33.33%) MVC
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (33.33%) Docker
7 5 (33.33%) Rancher
7 5 (33.33%) HTML5
7 5 (33.33%) MongoDB
7 5 (33.33%) CSS3
7 5 (33.33%) Regular Expression
7 5 (33.33%) GitHub
7 5 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
8 4 (26.67%) Entity Framework

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) GitHub
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.67%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (13.33%) Apache Hive
6 2 (13.33%) Redis
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (13.33%) SSDT
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (13.33%) Bitbucket
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) Mercurial
2 2 (13.33%) ReSharper
2 2 (13.33%) SonarQube
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
2 2 (13.33%) YouTrack
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) gulp
3 1 (6.67%) jspm
3 1 (6.67%) Moq
3 1 (6.67%) MSTest
3 1 (6.67%) NuGet
3 1 (6.67%) NUnit
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Law
1 2 (13.33%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Elasticsearch Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Architect
4 3 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
5 2 (13.33%) SSIS Developer
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Sitecore Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Sitecore Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (46.67%) CSS
2 7 (46.67%) Web Services
2 7 (46.67%) XML
3 6 (40.00%) Ajax
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (40.00%) HTML
4 5 (33.33%) CSS3
4 5 (33.33%) HTML5
4 5 (33.33%) Regular Expression
4 5 (33.33%) SOAP
5 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
5 4 (26.67%) Entity Framework
6 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (20.00%) Middleware
6 3 (20.00%) WCF
7 2 (13.33%) Dapper ORM
7 2 (13.33%) JSON
7 2 (13.33%) REST
7 2 (13.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
2 2 (13.33%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (46.67%) TDD
3 5 (33.33%) MVC
4 4 (26.67%) SDLC
4 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
5 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Search
5 3 (20.00%) ETL
6 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (13.33%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
6 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) ETL Development
6 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
6 2 (13.33%) SOA
6 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Web Development
6 2 (13.33%) Workflow
6 2 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (13.33%) R
5 2 (13.33%) XPath
6 1 (6.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Rancher
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (6.67%) Telerik