The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 128 121 109
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing LINQ 4 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.16% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.63% 1.10% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Average daily rate £330 £313 £254
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +23.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £242 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £350 £277
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
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
631 636 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.76% 23.41% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 371 324
Average daily rate £363 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +38.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +11 4 £330 +36.36%
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 17 (100.00%) C#
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 11 (64.71%) .NET Framework
3 10 (58.82%) Entity Framework
3 10 (58.82%) HTML
3 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
3 10 (58.82%) ASP.NET
3 10 (58.82%) CSS
3 10 (58.82%) Web Services
3 10 (58.82%) MVC
3 10 (58.82%) AngularJS
4 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (41.18%) MVVM
5 7 (41.18%) Dependency Injection
5 7 (41.18%) Multithreading
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (41.18%) WPF
6 6 (35.29%) Unit Testing
6 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (35.29%) TeamCity
7 5 (29.41%) OOP
7 5 (29.41%) OO
7 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
7 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
7 5 (29.41%) NUnit
7 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (29.41%) HTML5

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.88%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) TeamCity
2 5 (29.41%) NUnit
2 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
3 3 (17.65%) ReSharper
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) Moq
4 1 (5.88%) YouTrack
General
1 4 (23.53%) Back Office
2 3 (17.65%) Publishing
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) .NET Developer
2 9 (52.94%) C# Developer
3 8 (47.06%) Web Developer
4 7 (41.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (35.29%) Senior Developer
6 4 (23.53%) Senior Web Developer
7 3 (17.65%) .NET Web Developer
7 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (17.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (17.65%) C# Web Developer
7 3 (17.65%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (17.65%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (17.65%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 3 (17.65%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (11.76%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (11.76%) Agile C# Developer
8 2 (11.76%) Agile Developer
8 2 (11.76%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) .NET Framework
3 10 (58.82%) AngularJS
3 10 (58.82%) ASP.NET
3 10 (58.82%) CSS
3 10 (58.82%) Entity Framework
3 10 (58.82%) HTML
3 10 (58.82%) Web Services
4 7 (41.18%) WPF
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (29.41%) CSS3
5 5 (29.41%) HTML5
5 5 (29.41%) jQuery
5 5 (29.41%) JSON
5 5 (29.41%) LINQ to SQL
5 5 (29.41%) RESTful
5 5 (29.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (23.53%) WCF
7 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) VLE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) MVC
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Dependency Injection
2 7 (41.18%) Multithreading
2 7 (41.18%) MVVM
3 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (35.29%) Unit Testing
4 5 (29.41%) OO
4 5 (29.41%) OOP
5 4 (23.53%) SDLC
5 4 (23.53%) Software Delivery
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 3 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (17.65%) Web Development
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum
8 1 (5.88%) Data Mapping
8 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
8 1 (5.88%) Front End Development
8 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
4 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) XAML
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) DevExpress
3 1 (5.88%) Telerik