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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
UK / Scotland
Rank 105 131 115
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -16
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.12% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 0.46% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
Median daily rate £320 £330 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +16.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.60 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-74.22% -

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
485 653 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 29.15% 25.04% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 377 372
Median daily rate £365 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 6
Median hourly rate £52.00 £23.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.94% -47.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £21.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £36.25 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 - 3 £320 - 2
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) WPF
3 5 (55.56%) jQuery
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 5 (55.56%) CSS
3 5 (55.56%) HTML
3 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 4 (44.44%) MVVM
5 3 (33.33%) GitHub
5 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 3 (33.33%) Kendo UI
5 3 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (33.33%) User Stories
5 3 (33.33%) YouTrack
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (33.33%) JIRA
5 3 (33.33%) Web Development
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (33.33%) TeamCity
5 3 (33.33%) MVC
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 3 (33.33%) OOP
5 3 (33.33%) OO
5 3 (33.33%) Front End Development
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) GitHub
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
1 3 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 3 (33.33%) YouTrack
General
1 2 (22.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Applications Developer
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Web Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior .NET Web Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Web Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Web Developer
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# Web Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) WPF
3 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 5 (55.56%) CSS
3 5 (55.56%) HTML
3 5 (55.56%) jQuery
4 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 3 (33.33%) Kendo UI
4 3 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) Ajax
5 2 (22.22%) Middleware
5 2 (22.22%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (11.11%) CSS3
6 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
6 1 (11.11%) HTML5
6 1 (11.11%) JSON
6 1 (11.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) VLE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) MVVM
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) OOP
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) User Stories
3 3 (33.33%) Web Development
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
5 1 (11.11%) ERP
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Telerik
2 1 (11.11%) Xamarin