The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 153 130 125
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -5
Contract jobs citing LINQ 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.068% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.78% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £319 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
LINQ
UK

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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
656 643 791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 22.37% 21.11% 28.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 302 490
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 6
Median hourly rate £36.75 £40.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing LINQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 2 £319 - 1
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) WPF
2 3 (60.00%) MVVM
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) OOP
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) NUnit
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) GIS
4 1 (20.00%) XAML

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) GIS
1 1 (20.00%) Spatial Data
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Moq
1 1 (20.00%) NUnit
1 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) WPF
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) Task Parallel Library
4 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) MVVM
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Data Mapping
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) DevExpress
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft