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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
UK / Scotland
Rank 100 127 -
Rank change year-on-year +27 -  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.17% 0.12% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.59% 0.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £320 £333 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% -  
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 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 506 585 558
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.25% 22.71% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 338 344
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 8
Median hourly rate £52.17 £22.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +131.86% -50.00%  
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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) WPF
2 5 (71.43%) MVVM
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (14.29%) GitHub
5 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 1 (14.29%) Kendo UI
5 1 (14.29%) Xamarin
5 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) YouTrack
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Advertising
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Ajax

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 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
1 1 (14.29%) YouTrack
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Applications Developer
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) WPF
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) Ajax
4 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 1 (14.29%) Kendo UI
4 1 (14.29%) Middleware
4 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) MVVM
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Xamarin