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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle TopLink
Rank 590 572 575
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing TopLink 6 21 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.045% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.044% 0.16% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 0
Average daily rate £450 £304 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.02% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £260 -
% change year-on-year
+72.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -
TopLink
UK

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
13519 12732 12319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.65% 27.04% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9470 8568 7886
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 179 254
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.28 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 6 £450 +72.91%
TopLink
UK

TopLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 27 (90.00%) HTML
2 26 (86.67%) Java
2 26 (86.67%) J2EE
2 26 (86.67%) Web Services
3 23 (76.67%) XML
4 20 (66.67%) SOAP
5 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (56.67%) REST
7 16 (53.33%) HTML5
7 16 (53.33%) TDD
8 15 (50.00%) AccuRev
9 14 (46.67%) JSF
9 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
10 13 (43.33%) Marketing
11 12 (40.00%) WebSphere
11 12 (40.00%) Ant
11 12 (40.00%) SQL
11 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
11 12 (40.00%) Unix
12 11 (36.67%) Struts
12 11 (36.67%) Hibernate
12 11 (36.67%) User Stories
13 9 (30.00%) PrimeFaces
13 9 (30.00%) PL/SQL
13 9 (30.00%) Oracle
14 7 (23.33%) IBM
14 7 (23.33%) Clustering
15 6 (20.00%) Ajax
15 6 (20.00%) WebFOCUS
15 6 (20.00%) JAX-WS

TopLink
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (13.33%) GlassFish
2 4 (13.33%) JBoss
2 4 (13.33%) WebLogic
2 4 (13.33%) WebLogic Portal
2 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (6.67%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (20.00%) WebFOCUS
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) AccuRev
2 12 (40.00%) Ant
3 6 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (20.00%) JUnit
3 6 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 5 (16.67%) Checkstyle
4 5 (16.67%) FindBugs
4 5 (16.67%) TestDirector
5 4 (13.33%) Maven
General
1 13 (43.33%) Marketing
2 6 (20.00%) Automotive
3 4 (13.33%) Legal
3 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (90.00%) Developer
2 17 (56.67%) Java Developer
3 16 (53.33%) J2EE Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (13.33%) C++ Developer
5 4 (13.33%) C++/Java Developer
5 4 (13.33%) PL/SQL Developer
5 4 (13.33%) SQL Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Applications Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Architect
6 3 (10.00%) J2EE Applications Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Java Applications Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Oracle Architect
7 2 (6.67%) HTML Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Lead Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Architect
7 2 (6.67%) SOA Architect
8 1 (3.33%) JSP Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Lead Java Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (90.00%) HTML
2 26 (86.67%) J2EE
2 26 (86.67%) Web Services
3 23 (76.67%) XML
4 20 (66.67%) SOAP
5 17 (56.67%) REST
6 16 (53.33%) HTML5
7 14 (46.67%) JSF
8 11 (36.67%) Hibernate
8 11 (36.67%) Struts
9 9 (30.00%) PrimeFaces
10 6 (20.00%) Ajax
10 6 (20.00%) CSS
10 6 (20.00%) EclipseLink
10 6 (20.00%) JAX-RS
10 6 (20.00%) JAX-WS
10 6 (20.00%) JDBC
10 6 (20.00%) JSP
10 6 (20.00%) Servlets
10 6 (20.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Clustering
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (13.33%) Replication
2 4 (13.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Unix
2 6 (20.00%) Linux
2 6 (20.00%) Solaris
2 6 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) TDD
3 11 (36.67%) User Stories
4 6 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (16.67%) Pair Programming
5 5 (16.67%) System Testing
6 4 (13.33%) B2C
6 4 (13.33%) CRM
6 4 (13.33%) Information Management
6 4 (13.33%) MVC
6 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.00%) BPEL
7 3 (10.00%) ERP
7 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
7 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (10.00%) Process Management
7 3 (10.00%) SOA
8 2 (6.67%) Content Management
8 2 (6.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 26 (86.67%) Java
2 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (40.00%) SQL
3 9 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (13.33%) C++
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle
2 7 (23.33%) IBM
3 5 (16.67%) HP
3 5 (16.67%) Rally