The table below looks at the statistics for TopLink skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TopLink over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle TopLink
Rank 590 576 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing TopLink 10 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.023% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.065% 0.083% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 -
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 - -
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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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15389 14469 14352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.56% 28.27% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10620 9338 9387
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 199 250
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

TopLink
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

TopLink Jobs Demand Trend in England

TopLink
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

TopLink Daily Rate Trend in England

TopLink
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

TopLink Hourly Rate Trend in England

TopLink
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 1 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
East of England +13 10 £350 -
TopLink
UK

TopLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 34 (97.14%) HTML
2 33 (94.29%) Java
3 31 (88.57%) Web Services
4 27 (77.14%) J2EE
5 26 (74.29%) XML
6 23 (65.71%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (60.00%) SQL
7 21 (60.00%) SOAP
8 20 (57.14%) HTML5
9 19 (54.29%) JavaScript
10 18 (51.43%) Hibernate
10 18 (51.43%) WebSphere
11 17 (48.57%) Ant
12 16 (45.71%) SQL Server
13 15 (42.86%) EclipseLink
14 14 (40.00%) REST
14 14 (40.00%) CSS
14 14 (40.00%) Ajax
15 13 (37.14%) JSF
16 12 (34.29%) Eclipse
17 11 (31.43%) Marketing
17 11 (31.43%) JAX-WS
17 11 (31.43%) JAX-RS
17 11 (31.43%) XHTML
17 11 (31.43%) UNIX
17 11 (31.43%) Struts
17 11 (31.43%) TDD
18 10 (28.57%) Windows
18 10 (28.57%) Solaris
18 10 (28.57%) Linux

TopLink
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 18 (51.43%) WebSphere
2 6 (17.14%) GlassFish
2 6 (17.14%) WebLogic
2 6 (17.14%) JBoss
3 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.86%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (2.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (45.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 17 (48.57%) Ant
2 12 (34.29%) Eclipse
3 8 (22.86%) AccuRev
4 7 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 5 (14.29%) JUnit
6 4 (11.43%) Maven
7 1 (2.86%) Checkstyle
7 1 (2.86%) TestDirector
7 1 (2.86%) FindBugs
7 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (31.43%) Marketing
2 6 (17.14%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (100.00%) Developer
2 27 (77.14%) Java Developer
3 12 (34.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 7 (20.00%) Senior Developer
5 6 (17.14%) J2EE Developer
5 6 (17.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.71%) AWS Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Lead Java Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Java Applications Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (97.14%) HTML
2 31 (88.57%) Web Services
3 27 (77.14%) J2EE
4 26 (74.29%) XML
5 21 (60.00%) SOAP
6 20 (57.14%) HTML5
7 18 (51.43%) Hibernate
8 15 (42.86%) EclipseLink
9 14 (40.00%) REST
9 14 (40.00%) Ajax
9 14 (40.00%) CSS
10 13 (37.14%) JSF
11 11 (31.43%) JAX-WS
11 11 (31.43%) JAX-RS
11 11 (31.43%) Struts
11 11 (31.43%) XHTML
12 8 (22.86%) JPA
13 7 (20.00%) JSP
14 6 (17.14%) Servlets
14 6 (17.14%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) User Experience
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Replication
2 1 (2.86%) Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) Web 2.0
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) UNIX
2 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) Solaris
2 10 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (65.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) TDD
3 10 (28.57%) User Stories
4 9 (25.71%) OO
4 9 (25.71%) Digital Marketing
5 7 (20.00%) Content Management
6 6 (17.14%) Scrum
6 6 (17.14%) Use Case
6 6 (17.14%) B2C
7 5 (14.29%) MVC
7 5 (14.29%) RUP
7 5 (14.29%) Validation
8 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.71%) CRM
10 1 (2.86%) SEO
10 1 (2.86%) Migration
10 1 (2.86%) Pair Programming
10 1 (2.86%) System Testing
10 1 (2.86%) Analytics
10 1 (2.86%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (94.29%) Java
2 21 (60.00%) SQL
3 19 (54.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) IBM
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) Adobe
4 1 (2.86%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) FatWire
4 1 (2.86%) Google
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