Period
to 18 February 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 18 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)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 209 228
Rank change year-on-year +25 +19 -62
Contract jobs citing LINQ 17 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.32% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.99% 0.33% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 8
North West median daily rate £375 £325 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -2.62% +8.10%
10th Percentile £331 £300 £264
90th Percentile £504 £390 £494
England median daily rate £378 £363 £360
% change year-on-year +4.14% +0.69% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £11.60 £41.75
% change year-on-year +266.38% -72.22% +28.46%

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 1,712 1,819 2,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.42% 30.65% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,174 1,258 1,335
North West median daily rate £389 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £279 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 90
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £42.25 £33.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.20% +24.93% +33.61%
10th Percentile £18.00 £19.55 £16.86
90th Percentile £44.50 £52.29 £47.03
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.59
% change year-on-year - +3.65% +10.26%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 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
Manchester +19 12 £433 +29.10% 14
Cheshire - 3 £350 - 10
Merseyside +11 1 £366 +21.84% 3
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 North West region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 17 (100.00%) C#
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (70.59%) Visual Studio
4 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
4 11 (64.71%) Web Services
4 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET
5 10 (58.82%) MVC
6 9 (52.94%) Waterfall
6 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (47.06%) WCF
7 8 (47.06%) Data Modelling
7 8 (47.06%) XML
7 8 (47.06%) ADO.NET
7 8 (47.06%) SQL
8 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
8 7 (41.18%) JSON
8 7 (41.18%) JIRA
8 7 (41.18%) Data Analysis
8 7 (41.18%) Data Structures
8 7 (41.18%) REST
9 5 (29.41%) Finance
9 5 (29.41%) XPath
9 5 (29.41%) jQuery
9 5 (29.41%) Middleware
9 5 (29.41%) XML Schema
9 5 (29.41%) XSLT
9 5 (29.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure

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 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) Confluence
1 1 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (17.65%) Boomi
2 3 (17.65%) iPaaS
2 3 (17.65%) SaaS
3 2 (11.76%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
3 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (11.76%) Apache Hive
4 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (11.76%) Redis
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.88%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) Visual Studio
2 7 (41.18%) JIRA
3 5 (29.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (29.41%) Bitbucket
3 5 (29.41%) SonarQube
4 4 (23.53%) ReSharper
5 1 (5.88%) eggPlant
5 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
5 1 (5.88%) MSTest
5 1 (5.88%) NUnit
5 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.88%) YouTrack
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Law
2 4 (23.53%) Legal
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Advertising
4 1 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) .NET Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Architect
4 4 (23.53%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (17.65%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
6 2 (11.76%) SSIS Developer
7 1 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) JIRA Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Sitecore Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Sitecore Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
7 1 (5.88%) SSAS Developer
7 1 (5.88%) TIBCO Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET
2 11 (64.71%) Web Services
3 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (47.06%) ADO.NET
4 8 (47.06%) WCF
4 8 (47.06%) XML
5 7 (41.18%) JSON
5 7 (41.18%) REST
6 5 (29.41%) jQuery
6 5 (29.41%) Middleware
6 5 (29.41%) XML Schema
6 5 (29.41%) XSLT
7 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
8 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
9 2 (11.76%) CSS
9 2 (11.76%) Dapper ORM
9 2 (11.76%) HTML
9 2 (11.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Data Structures
2 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) MVC
3 9 (52.94%) Waterfall
4 8 (47.06%) Data Modelling
5 7 (41.18%) Data Analysis
6 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (23.53%) Data Management
7 4 (23.53%) SDLC
7 4 (23.53%) TDD
7 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
7 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
7 4 (23.53%) Zachman Framework
8 3 (17.65%) Code Coverage
8 3 (17.65%) DevOps
8 3 (17.65%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (17.65%) Master Data Management
8 3 (17.65%) Server Building
8 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 3 (17.65%) Workflow
9 2 (11.76%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) XPath
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) R
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
1 3 (17.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Informatica
2 3 (17.65%) MuleSoft
2 3 (17.65%) SnapLogic
3 2 (11.76%) Rackspace
3 2 (11.76%) Sitecore
4 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.88%) Capita
4 1 (5.88%) TIBCO