The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 16 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 1.49% 8.11% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.69% 17.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£385 £228 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £33.62
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -36.04%
LINQ
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13 35 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 19.40% 47.30% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 3
Average daily rate £385 £254 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.72% -27.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LINQ across the Bedford region.

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing LINQ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing LINQ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft