The table below looks at the statistics for TopLink skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TopLink over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle TopLink
Rank 87 144 -
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -
Contract jobs citing TopLink 37 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.40% 0.064% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.89% 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.80 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.80 -
% change year-on-year
+6.14% -
TopLink
England

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 East of England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
757 865 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 28.69% 27.74% 26.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 489 342
Average daily rate £375 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 33
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.14% +2.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £26.00 £27.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

TopLink
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

TopLink Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

TopLink
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TopLink across the East of England region.

TopLink Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

TopLink
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TopLink across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

TopLink Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

TopLink
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TopLink across the East of England region.

TopLink Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

TopLink
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TopLink within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +41 37 £400 -
TopLink
England

TopLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing TopLink 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 TopLink.

1 45 (100.00%) HTML
1 45 (100.00%) Java
2 41 (91.11%) J2EE
2 41 (91.11%) Web Services
3 37 (82.22%) HTML5
4 36 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (75.56%) XML
5 34 (75.56%) SOAP
6 26 (57.78%) SQL Server
6 26 (57.78%) SQL
6 26 (57.78%) TDD
7 21 (46.67%) JSF
7 21 (46.67%) JavaScript
8 18 (40.00%) Ajax
8 18 (40.00%) Marketing
8 18 (40.00%) CSS
8 18 (40.00%) UNIX
8 18 (40.00%) Windows
8 18 (40.00%) Solaris
8 18 (40.00%) Linux
9 17 (37.78%) Ant
9 17 (37.78%) XHTML
9 17 (37.78%) Eclipse
9 17 (37.78%) WebSphere
9 17 (37.78%) REST
9 17 (37.78%) JAX-RS
9 17 (37.78%) Digital Marketing
9 17 (37.78%) JAX-WS
10 16 (35.56%) User Stories
10 16 (35.56%) Relational Database

TopLink
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing TopLink 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 TopLink. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (37.78%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.89%) GlassFish
2 4 (8.89%) JBoss
2 4 (8.89%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.22%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (2.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (57.78%) SQL Server
2 16 (35.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (37.78%) Ant
1 17 (37.78%) Eclipse
2 15 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 8 (17.78%) AccuRev
4 3 (6.67%) Maven
4 3 (6.67%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 1 (2.22%) JUnit
General
1 18 (40.00%) Marketing
2 4 (8.89%) Automotive
2 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (100.00%) Developer
2 38 (84.44%) Java Developer
3 19 (42.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 8 (17.78%) J2EE Developer
4 8 (17.78%) Senior Developer
4 8 (17.78%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (4.44%) HTML Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Java Applications Developer
6 1 (2.22%) AWS Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Mid-Level Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (100.00%) HTML
2 41 (91.11%) J2EE
2 41 (91.11%) Web Services
3 37 (82.22%) HTML5
4 34 (75.56%) XML
4 34 (75.56%) SOAP
5 21 (46.67%) JSF
6 18 (40.00%) Ajax
6 18 (40.00%) CSS
7 17 (37.78%) XHTML
7 17 (37.78%) REST
7 17 (37.78%) JAX-RS
7 17 (37.78%) JAX-WS
8 13 (28.89%) PrimeFaces
9 11 (24.44%) Hibernate
10 4 (8.89%) JPA
11 3 (6.67%) Middleware
11 3 (6.67%) Spring
11 3 (6.67%) Java SE
11 3 (6.67%) JSR 170
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) Replication
1 1 (2.22%) Clustering
1 1 (2.22%) User Experience
1 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) UNIX
1 18 (40.00%) Windows
1 18 (40.00%) Solaris
1 18 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (57.78%) TDD
3 17 (37.78%) Digital Marketing
4 16 (35.56%) User Stories
4 16 (35.56%) Content Management
5 15 (33.33%) Scrum
5 15 (33.33%) Use Case
6 14 (31.11%) RUP
6 14 (31.11%) OO
7 13 (28.89%) Validation
8 8 (17.78%) B2C
9 3 (6.67%) MVC
9 3 (6.67%) Web Development
9 3 (6.67%) OOD
9 3 (6.67%) UML
10 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (2.22%) Information Management
11 1 (2.22%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 45 (100.00%) Java
2 26 (57.78%) SQL
3 21 (46.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (6.67%) Sun
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Adobe