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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 111 108 100
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing LINQ 10 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.37% 0.18% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.54% 0.69% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
Average daily rate
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£283 £254 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.33% -10.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £231 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £277 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
650 582 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.25% 26.01% 27.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 304 329
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £63.75 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 January 2015. 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
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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 -4 4 £262 +3.34% 2
Edinburgh - 4 £350 -
West Lothian - 2 £275 -
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
3 9 (64.29%) .NET
3 9 (64.29%) .NET Framework
4 8 (57.14%) jQuery
4 8 (57.14%) Ajax
4 8 (57.14%) HTML
4 8 (57.14%) SQL
4 8 (57.14%) CSS
5 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 7 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
7 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (35.71%) XHTML
7 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
8 4 (28.57%) Java
8 4 (28.57%) J2EE
8 4 (28.57%) Oracle
8 4 (28.57%) JUnit
8 4 (28.57%) JSP
8 4 (28.57%) Servlets
8 4 (28.57%) Struts
8 4 (28.57%) Web Services
8 4 (28.57%) XML
8 4 (28.57%) XSLT
8 4 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (28.57%) Finance
8 4 (28.57%) CMS
8 4 (28.57%) Hibernate
8 4 (28.57%) CRM

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (28.57%) CMS
1 4 (28.57%) JBoss
1 4 (28.57%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JUnit
1 4 (28.57%) Eclipse
1 4 (28.57%) NUnit
1 4 (28.57%) Subversion
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
1 4 (28.57%) Mockito
1 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Web Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 4 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Web Developer
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) WPF Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
1 9 (64.29%) .NET Framework
2 8 (57.14%) jQuery
2 8 (57.14%) Ajax
2 8 (57.14%) HTML
2 8 (57.14%) CSS
3 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 5 (35.71%) XHTML
5 4 (28.57%) J2EE
5 4 (28.57%) JSP
5 4 (28.57%) Servlets
5 4 (28.57%) Struts
5 4 (28.57%) Web Services
5 4 (28.57%) XML
5 4 (28.57%) XSLT
5 4 (28.57%) Hibernate
5 4 (28.57%) EJB
5 4 (28.57%) Spring
5 4 (28.57%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Web 2.0
1 4 (28.57%) Social Network
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) CRM
2 4 (28.57%) OOD
2 4 (28.57%) UML
2 4 (28.57%) OO
2 4 (28.57%) TDD
2 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 3 (21.43%) MVC
4 2 (14.29%) MVVM
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
5 4 (28.57%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) XPath
6 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
7 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Twitter