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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 114 - 96
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LINQ 10 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% - 0.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% - 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 7
Average daily rate
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£283 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 - £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
740 697 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.83% 28.57% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 378 321
Average daily rate £375 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 8
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £32.10 £20.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £36.00 £40.00
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 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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
Edinburgh - 4 £350 -
Glasgow - 4 £262 -
West Lothian - 2 £275 -
Aberdeen - - - -
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LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 20 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (75.00%) .NET
2 15 (75.00%) .NET Framework
3 13 (65.00%) SQL
4 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (45.00%) jQuery
6 8 (40.00%) Ajax
6 8 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 8 (40.00%) HTML
6 8 (40.00%) CSS
6 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
7 7 (35.00%) UNIX
7 7 (35.00%) Windows
7 7 (35.00%) MVVM
7 7 (35.00%) Banking
7 7 (35.00%) WinForms
7 7 (35.00%) WCF
7 7 (35.00%) WPF
8 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
9 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
9 5 (25.00%) XHTML
10 4 (20.00%) CRM
10 4 (20.00%) EJB
10 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (20.00%) OOD
10 4 (20.00%) Eclipse
10 4 (20.00%) MVC

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (20.00%) JBoss
1 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (20.00%) CMS
1 4 (20.00%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JUnit
1 4 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (20.00%) NUnit
1 4 (20.00%) Subversion
1 4 (20.00%) Selenium
1 4 (20.00%) Mockito
1 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (35.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) C# Developer
3 7 (35.00%) WPF Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Senior Developer
5 4 (20.00%) Java Developer
5 4 (20.00%) Senior Web Developer
6 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
7 2 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Web Applications Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) .NET
1 15 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 9 (45.00%) jQuery
3 8 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 8 (40.00%) HTML
3 8 (40.00%) Ajax
3 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (40.00%) CSS
4 7 (35.00%) WinForms
4 7 (35.00%) WCF
4 7 (35.00%) WPF
5 5 (25.00%) XHTML
6 4 (20.00%) Hibernate
6 4 (20.00%) Spring
6 4 (20.00%) JSF
6 4 (20.00%) JSP
6 4 (20.00%) Servlets
6 4 (20.00%) Struts
6 4 (20.00%) Web Services
6 4 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Web 2.0
1 4 (20.00%) Social Network
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) UNIX
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) MVVM
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) TDD
3 4 (20.00%) UML
3 4 (20.00%) OO
3 4 (20.00%) CRM
3 4 (20.00%) OOD
3 4 (20.00%) MVC
3 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (65.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
4 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (20.00%) Java
6 4 (20.00%) XPath
7 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Twitter