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 26 June 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.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 96 -
Rank change year-on-year +30 -  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 16 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.32% 0.15% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.14% 0.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
Median daily rate £600 £319 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.23% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £357 £350 £318
% change year-on-year +2.07% +10.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - £34.00

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 311 311 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 25.60% 23.49% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 171 135
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 19 (100.00%) C#
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (84.21%) ASP.NET
2 16 (84.21%) CSS
2 16 (84.21%) Web Services
2 16 (84.21%) XSLT
2 16 (84.21%) HTML
2 16 (84.21%) JavaScript
2 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 16 (84.21%) Migration
2 16 (84.21%) MVC
2 16 (84.21%) .NET Framework
2 16 (84.21%) EPiServer
2 16 (84.21%) Entity Framework
2 16 (84.21%) Responsive Web Design
2 16 (84.21%) ASP.NET Web API
3 14 (73.68%) Financial Institution
3 14 (73.68%) Finance
4 13 (68.42%) TDD
4 13 (68.42%) jQuery
4 13 (68.42%) AngularJS
4 13 (68.42%) Modernizr
4 13 (68.42%) Git (software)
4 13 (68.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (68.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (68.42%) Octopus Deploy
4 13 (68.42%) gulp
4 13 (68.42%) Moq
4 13 (68.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (31.58%) Microsoft

LINQ
Co-occurring 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 16 (84.21%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Git (software)
1 13 (68.42%) gulp
1 13 (68.42%) Moq
1 13 (68.42%) Octopus Deploy
1 13 (68.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (73.68%) Finance
1 14 (73.68%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support
2 3 (15.79%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (84.21%) .NET Framework
2 16 (84.21%) ASP.NET
2 16 (84.21%) ASP.NET Web API
2 16 (84.21%) CSS
2 16 (84.21%) Entity Framework
2 16 (84.21%) HTML
2 16 (84.21%) Web Services
2 16 (84.21%) XSLT
3 13 (68.42%) AngularJS
3 13 (68.42%) jQuery
3 13 (68.42%) Modernizr
3 13 (68.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (10.53%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Migration
1 16 (84.21%) MVC
1 16 (84.21%) Responsive Web Design
2 13 (68.42%) TDD
3 3 (15.79%) MVVM
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C#
2 16 (84.21%) JavaScript
2 16 (84.21%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) MCTS
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Xamarin