Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 172 178
Rank change year-on-year -11 +6 -6
Contract jobs citing LINQ 4 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.080% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.76% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 14
Scotland median daily rate £360 £345 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +11.29% +9.73%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £250
90th Percentile £370 £445 £347
UK median daily rate £375 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - £41.25

LINQ is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1349 1183 1242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.84% 27.44% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 710 666
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £273 £263 £269
90th Percentile £525 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 16
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.47% +5.25% +1.58%
10th Percentile £18.75 £22.50 £25.00
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing LINQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -13 3 £360 +4.35%
Edinburgh -10 1 - -
LINQ
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) NUnit
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (50.00%) LINQ to SQL
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) ReSharper
3 2 (50.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) Swaptions
4 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (25.00%) CruiseControl

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) NUnit
2 2 (50.00%) ReSharper
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) CruiseControl
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) LINQ to SQL
3 2 (50.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Code First Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) CSS3
4 1 (25.00%) FpML
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Derivative
1 1 (25.00%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft