The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 60 64 69
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing LINQ 5 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.58% 0.87% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.37% 2.57% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£325 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 - £24.00
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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 Glasgow region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
211 272 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 24.48% 33.71% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 129 118
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £438 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £65.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) XSLT
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) NUnit
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (80.00%) JSON
2 4 (80.00%) WPF
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) MVVM
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) SOA
4 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (40.00%) Sybase
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (40.00%) MSBuild
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Investment Management
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) CruiseControl
4 2 (40.00%) Subversion
4 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) TeamCity

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) CTI
1 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) NUnit
1 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) MSBuild
2 2 (40.00%) CruiseControl
2 2 (40.00%) Subversion
2 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (20.00%) Fiddler
3 1 (20.00%) QUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (20.00%) Front Office
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (60.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 3 (60.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (20.00%) AWS Developer
5 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (20.00%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (20.00%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) XSLT
2 4 (80.00%) WPF
2 4 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (80.00%) JSON
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (40.00%) Ajax
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) Ext JS
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (20.00%) Backbone.js
4 1 (20.00%) Kendo UI
4 1 (20.00%) WSDL
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) OO
1 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (80.00%) MVVM
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Investment Management
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Sybase
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Telerik