The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for LINQ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 68 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.33% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.15% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £320 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.10 - £42.50

LINQ is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 262 311 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 29.05% 20.51% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 178 166
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Median hourly rate £52.17 £15.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +247.80% -64.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing LINQ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in Edinburgh

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LINQ in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Edinburgh

LINQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ in Edinburgh

LINQ
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) WPF
2 5 (83.33%) MVVM
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (16.67%) Middleware
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Advertising
4 1 (16.67%) Xamarin
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) WPF
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) MVVM
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Xamarin