The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 24 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 155 132
Rank change year-on-year +62 -23  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 19 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.89% 0.068% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.96% 0.30% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 3
Median daily rate £600 £319 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.23% -1.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £357 £350 £320
% change year-on-year +2.07% +9.37%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 642 656 644
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.94% 22.37% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 382 302
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £267 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £426 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 12
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -8.12%  
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Scotland

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LINQ in Scotland

LINQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ 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 24 June 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 +32 16 £600 +88.23%
Glasgow - 3 £350 - 1
LINQ
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 22 (100.00%) C#
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (86.36%) HTML
2 19 (86.36%) JavaScript
2 19 (86.36%) ASP.NET
2 19 (86.36%) CSS
2 19 (86.36%) Web Services
2 19 (86.36%) MVC
2 19 (86.36%) .NET Framework
2 19 (86.36%) Entity Framework
3 16 (72.73%) jQuery
3 16 (72.73%) EPiServer
3 16 (72.73%) Responsive Web Design
3 16 (72.73%) AngularJS
3 16 (72.73%) ASP.NET Web API
3 16 (72.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 16 (72.73%) Migration
3 16 (72.73%) XSLT
3 16 (72.73%) SQL
4 14 (63.64%) Finance
4 14 (63.64%) Financial Institution
4 14 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (59.09%) Moq
5 13 (59.09%) Git (software)
5 13 (59.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (59.09%) Modernizr
5 13 (59.09%) Octopus Deploy
5 13 (59.09%) gulp
5 13 (59.09%) TDD
6 7 (31.82%) Microsoft

LINQ
Co-occurring 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 16 (72.73%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Git (software)
1 13 (59.09%) gulp
1 13 (59.09%) Moq
1 13 (59.09%) Octopus Deploy
1 13 (59.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.55%) YouTrack
General
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
1 14 (63.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Architect
2 6 (27.27%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
3 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (86.36%) .NET Framework
2 19 (86.36%) ASP.NET
2 19 (86.36%) CSS
2 19 (86.36%) Entity Framework
2 19 (86.36%) HTML
2 19 (86.36%) Web Services
3 16 (72.73%) AngularJS
3 16 (72.73%) ASP.NET Web API
3 16 (72.73%) jQuery
3 16 (72.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 16 (72.73%) XSLT
4 13 (59.09%) Modernizr
5 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (13.64%) Code First Entity Framework
5 3 (13.64%) CSS3
5 3 (13.64%) HTML5
5 3 (13.64%) JSON
5 3 (13.64%) RESTful
6 2 (9.09%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) MVC
2 16 (72.73%) Migration
2 16 (72.73%) Responsive Web Design
3 13 (59.09%) TDD
4 3 (13.64%) MVVM
4 3 (13.64%) OO
4 3 (13.64%) OOP
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.55%) Front End Development
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) C#
2 19 (86.36%) JavaScript
3 16 (72.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) MCTS
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Telerik
2 1 (4.55%) Xamarin