The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle TopLink
Rank 587 - 570
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TopLink 3 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% - 0.013%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.022% - 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate - - £233
UK excluding London average daily rate - £288 £265
% change year-on-year
- +8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.80 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.80 - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13782 11568 14360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.85% 26.85% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9018 7371 8668
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 331 363
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
TopLink
UK

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London - - - -
South East - - - -
TopLink
UK

TopLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Middleware
2 4 (80.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 3 (60.00%) JAXB
3 3 (60.00%) Sun
3 3 (60.00%) Sun Certification
3 3 (60.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 3 (60.00%) J2EE
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) UML
4 2 (40.00%) OOD
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) AccuRev
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (20.00%) iPad
5 1 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (20.00%) Android Development
5 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
5 1 (20.00%) Relational Database

TopLink
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (20.00%) JDeveloper
General
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) SOA Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) XML
1 4 (80.00%) Middleware
1 4 (80.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (60.00%) JAXB
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) iBATIS
4 1 (20.00%) Velocity
4 1 (20.00%) Spring MVC
4 1 (20.00%) ZK
4 1 (20.00%) GWT
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) Spring
4 1 (20.00%) Ajax
4 1 (20.00%) WSDL
4 1 (20.00%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
1 1 (20.00%) iPhone
1 1 (20.00%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Web Development
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) OOD
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Android Development
3 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (20.00%) BPMN
3 1 (20.00%) BPEL
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Sun Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Sun
3 2 (40.00%) AccuRev