The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 120 117 114
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing LINQ 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.23% 0.13% 0.036%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.75% 0.43% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £300 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £29.96 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.80% -14.40%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
800 705 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.19% 30.09% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 357 225
Average daily rate £350 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 14
Average hourly rate £32.00 £42.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +37.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.64 £30.00 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.00 £44.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
LINQ
UK

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +10 3 £300 +7.14% 7
Edinburgh - 2 - - 2
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
Dundee - - - -
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 8 (80.00%) jQuery
3 7 (70.00%) CSS
3 7 (70.00%) XML
3 7 (70.00%) XHTML
3 7 (70.00%) HTML
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (60.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (50.00%) OO
5 5 (50.00%) Ajax
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (40.00%) XSLT
6 4 (40.00%) Web Services
7 3 (30.00%) Windows
7 3 (30.00%) OOD
7 3 (30.00%) Web 2.0
7 3 (30.00%) Social Network
7 3 (30.00%) XPath
7 3 (30.00%) WPF
7 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (20.00%) Red Gate
8 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 2 (20.00%) CSS3
8 2 (20.00%) Backbone.js

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (20.00%) Umbraco
1 2 (20.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (20.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (20.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 2 (20.00%) ReSharper
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Web Developer
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Web Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 8 (80.00%) jQuery
3 7 (70.00%) CSS
3 7 (70.00%) XML
3 7 (70.00%) XHTML
3 7 (70.00%) HTML
4 6 (60.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (50.00%) Ajax
6 4 (40.00%) XSLT
6 4 (40.00%) Web Services
7 3 (30.00%) WPF
7 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (20.00%) CSS3
8 2 (20.00%) Backbone.js
8 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (20.00%) HTML5
8 2 (20.00%) JSON
9 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Web 2.0
1 3 (30.00%) Social Network
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (30.00%) OOD
3 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (20.00%) MVVM
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Content Management
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (30.00%) XPath
5 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Red Gate
2 2 (20.00%) Twitter
2 2 (20.00%) Sybase
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
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