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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle TopLink
Rank 540 543 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing TopLink 24 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.007% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.024% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 0
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.80 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.80 -
% change year-on-year
+0.55% -
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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
12904 12450 11108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.09% 27.22% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8595 7881 7098
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 245 287
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TopLink across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

TopLink Hourly Rate Histogram in England

TopLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 39 (100.00%) Java
1 39 (100.00%) J2EE
2 38 (97.44%) HTML
3 36 (92.31%) Web Services
4 35 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (84.62%) XML
6 32 (82.05%) HTML5
7 28 (71.79%) SQL
7 28 (71.79%) SOAP
8 26 (66.67%) TDD
9 22 (56.41%) JavaScript
10 20 (51.28%) SQL Server
11 18 (46.15%) UNIX
11 18 (46.15%) Windows
11 18 (46.15%) Solaris
11 18 (46.15%) Linux
11 18 (46.15%) Content Management
11 18 (46.15%) Marketing
12 17 (43.59%) WebSphere
12 17 (43.59%) Use Case
12 17 (43.59%) Digital Marketing
12 17 (43.59%) User Stories
12 17 (43.59%) Scrum
12 17 (43.59%) RUP
12 17 (43.59%) IBM
13 16 (41.03%) XHTML
13 16 (41.03%) Eclipse
13 16 (41.03%) CSS
13 16 (41.03%) Ant
13 16 (41.03%) Ajax

TopLink
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 17 (43.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (51.28%) SQL Server
2 15 (38.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (41.03%) Ant
1 16 (41.03%) Eclipse
2 15 (38.46%) SoapUI
3 11 (28.21%) AccuRev
4 6 (15.38%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 1 (2.56%) JUnit
General
1 18 (46.15%) Marketing
2 5 (12.82%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 39 (100.00%) Developer
2 26 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 14 (35.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 8 (20.51%) J2EE Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (5.13%) HTML Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Developer
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Designer
7 1 (2.56%) Mid-Level Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (100.00%) J2EE
2 38 (97.44%) HTML
3 36 (92.31%) Web Services
4 33 (84.62%) XML
5 32 (82.05%) HTML5
6 28 (71.79%) SOAP
7 16 (41.03%) CSS
7 16 (41.03%) XHTML
7 16 (41.03%) JAX-RS
7 16 (41.03%) Ajax
7 16 (41.03%) JAX-WS
8 12 (30.77%) JSF
9 10 (25.64%) PrimeFaces
9 10 (25.64%) REST
10 6 (15.38%) XSLT
10 6 (15.38%) JAXB
10 6 (15.38%) Middleware
11 3 (7.69%) Hibernate
12 1 (2.56%) JSP
Operating Systems
1 18 (46.15%) UNIX
1 18 (46.15%) Windows
1 18 (46.15%) Solaris
1 18 (46.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (66.67%) TDD
3 18 (46.15%) Content Management
4 17 (43.59%) RUP
4 17 (43.59%) Use Case
4 17 (43.59%) Digital Marketing
4 17 (43.59%) Scrum
4 17 (43.59%) User Stories
5 16 (41.03%) Validation
6 13 (33.33%) OO
7 6 (15.38%) UML
7 6 (15.38%) OOD
7 6 (15.38%) Web Development
8 5 (12.82%) B2C
9 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (2.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 39 (100.00%) Java
2 28 (71.79%) SQL
3 22 (56.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) IBM
2 6 (15.38%) Sun
2 6 (15.38%) Oracle