The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 82 - 55
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LINQ 5 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.34% - 1.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.39% - 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate
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£350 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
360 307 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 24.76% 25.31% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 168 120
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LINQ across the Edinburgh region.

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing LINQ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) JUnit
3 4 (66.67%) EJB
3 4 (66.67%) JSP
3 4 (66.67%) Servlets
3 4 (66.67%) Struts
3 4 (66.67%) UML
3 4 (66.67%) JBoss
3 4 (66.67%) J2EE
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) TDD
3 4 (66.67%) NUnit
3 4 (66.67%) Subversion
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) Hibernate
3 4 (66.67%) CRM
3 4 (66.67%) Eclipse
3 4 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (66.67%) Spring
3 4 (66.67%) JSF
3 4 (66.67%) Ajax
3 4 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 4 (66.67%) EJB 3.0
3 4 (66.67%) Selenium
3 4 (66.67%) Mockito
3 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (66.67%) Gherkin

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing LINQ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) JBoss
1 4 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JUnit
1 4 (66.67%) NUnit
1 4 (66.67%) Subversion
1 4 (66.67%) Eclipse
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) Mockito
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) EJB
1 4 (66.67%) JSP
1 4 (66.67%) Servlets
1 4 (66.67%) Struts
1 4 (66.67%) J2EE
1 4 (66.67%) Hibernate
1 4 (66.67%) Spring
1 4 (66.67%) JSF
1 4 (66.67%) Ajax
1 4 (66.67%) EJB 3.0
1 4 (66.67%) Gherkin
2 2 (33.33%) CSS3
2 2 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) XHTML
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) UML
2 4 (66.67%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) CRM
2 4 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Twitter