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 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 543 580 -
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -
Contract jobs citing TopLink 40 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.079% 0.004% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.29% 0.015% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 0 0
Average daily rate
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£395 - -
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% -
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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
13693 13713 11856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.10% 27.27% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8983 9024 7581
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 205 335
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.82 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

TopLink Daily Rate Histogram 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 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
East of England +57 37 £400 -
London - 2 £325 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
TopLink
UK

TopLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 48 (100.00%) Java
2 47 (97.92%) HTML
3 43 (89.58%) J2EE
3 43 (89.58%) Web Services
4 39 (81.25%) HTML5
5 37 (77.08%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (75.00%) XML
7 35 (72.92%) SOAP
8 28 (58.33%) SQL Server
8 28 (58.33%) SQL
9 27 (56.25%) TDD
10 22 (45.83%) JSF
11 21 (43.75%) JavaScript
12 18 (37.50%) REST
12 18 (37.50%) CSS
12 18 (37.50%) UNIX
12 18 (37.50%) Windows
12 18 (37.50%) Solaris
12 18 (37.50%) Linux
12 18 (37.50%) Ajax
12 18 (37.50%) Marketing
12 18 (37.50%) WebSphere
13 17 (35.42%) XHTML
13 17 (35.42%) Eclipse
13 17 (35.42%) Ant
13 17 (35.42%) Digital Marketing
13 17 (35.42%) JAX-WS
13 17 (35.42%) JAX-RS
14 16 (33.33%) User Stories
14 16 (33.33%) Relational Database

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.33%) JBoss
2 4 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.33%) GlassFish
3 3 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.08%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (35.42%) Eclipse
1 17 (35.42%) Ant
2 15 (31.25%) SoapUI
3 9 (18.75%) AccuRev
4 3 (6.25%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 3 (6.25%) Maven
5 1 (2.08%) JUnit
General
1 18 (37.50%) Marketing
2 5 (10.42%) Automotive
3 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (100.00%) Developer
2 40 (83.33%) Java Developer
3 20 (41.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 9 (18.75%) Senior Developer
5 8 (16.67%) J2EE Developer
5 8 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.17%) HTML Developer
7 1 (2.08%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Mid-Level Java Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.08%) Java Applications Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (97.92%) HTML
2 43 (89.58%) J2EE
2 43 (89.58%) Web Services
3 39 (81.25%) HTML5
4 36 (75.00%) XML
5 35 (72.92%) SOAP
6 22 (45.83%) JSF
7 18 (37.50%) REST
7 18 (37.50%) CSS
7 18 (37.50%) Ajax
8 17 (35.42%) XHTML
8 17 (35.42%) JAX-WS
8 17 (35.42%) JAX-RS
9 14 (29.17%) PrimeFaces
10 12 (25.00%) Hibernate
11 4 (8.33%) JPA
12 3 (6.25%) JSR 170
12 3 (6.25%) Spring MVC
12 3 (6.25%) OSGi
12 3 (6.25%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.08%) User Experience
1 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.08%) Replication
1 1 (2.08%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) UNIX
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
1 18 (37.50%) Solaris
1 18 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (77.08%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (56.25%) TDD
3 17 (35.42%) Digital Marketing
4 16 (33.33%) User Stories
4 16 (33.33%) Content Management
5 15 (31.25%) Scrum
5 15 (31.25%) Use Case
6 14 (29.17%) RUP
6 14 (29.17%) OO
7 13 (27.08%) Validation
8 8 (16.67%) B2C
9 3 (6.25%) UML
9 3 (6.25%) OOD
9 3 (6.25%) MVC
9 3 (6.25%) Web Development
10 2 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (2.08%) Line Management
11 1 (2.08%) Mentoring
11 1 (2.08%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (100.00%) Java
2 28 (58.33%) SQL
3 21 (43.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle
2 3 (6.25%) Sun
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) Adobe