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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle TopLink
Rank 544 531 506
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -25
Contract jobs citing TopLink 11 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.007% 0.005%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.088% 0.025% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£214 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £214 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - -
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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
12559 12177 11793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.17% 27.36% 28.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8538 7823 7618
Average daily rate £395 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 257 321
Average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.95 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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
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 January 2015.

TopLink Hourly Rate Histogram in England

TopLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 30 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (96.67%) J2EE
3 26 (86.67%) XML
4 24 (80.00%) HTML
5 23 (76.67%) Web Services
5 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (63.33%) SQL
7 18 (60.00%) HTML5
8 17 (56.67%) TDD
8 17 (56.67%) JavaScript
8 17 (56.67%) SOAP
9 16 (53.33%) WebSphere
10 15 (50.00%) IBM
11 14 (46.67%) Eclipse
12 13 (43.33%) UNIX
12 13 (43.33%) Ant
13 12 (40.00%) CSS
13 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
13 12 (40.00%) Windows
13 12 (40.00%) Solaris
13 12 (40.00%) Linux
13 12 (40.00%) RUP
13 12 (40.00%) XHTML
13 12 (40.00%) Content Management
13 12 (40.00%) Validation
13 12 (40.00%) Scrum
13 12 (40.00%) Ajax
13 12 (40.00%) Marketing
13 12 (40.00%) Use Case
13 12 (40.00%) JAX-WS

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 16 (53.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (30.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (46.67%) Eclipse
2 13 (43.33%) Ant
3 9 (30.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (20.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 2 (6.67%) JUnit
6 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 12 (40.00%) Marketing
2 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (46.67%) Java Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 7 (23.33%) J2EE Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.67%) HTML Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (96.67%) J2EE
2 26 (86.67%) XML
3 24 (80.00%) HTML
4 23 (76.67%) Web Services
5 18 (60.00%) HTML5
6 17 (56.67%) SOAP
7 12 (40.00%) CSS
7 12 (40.00%) XHTML
7 12 (40.00%) Ajax
7 12 (40.00%) JAX-WS
7 12 (40.00%) JAX-RS
8 6 (20.00%) JSF
8 6 (20.00%) XSLT
8 6 (20.00%) JAXB
8 6 (20.00%) Middleware
9 5 (16.67%) REST
9 5 (16.67%) PrimeFaces
10 1 (3.33%) JSP
10 1 (3.33%) Servlets
10 1 (3.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) UNIX
2 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Solaris
2 12 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) TDD
3 12 (40.00%) RUP
3 12 (40.00%) Content Management
3 12 (40.00%) Validation
3 12 (40.00%) Scrum
3 12 (40.00%) Use Case
3 12 (40.00%) User Stories
4 11 (36.67%) Digital Marketing
5 9 (30.00%) OO
6 6 (20.00%) Web Development
6 6 (20.00%) OOD
6 6 (20.00%) UML
7 4 (13.33%) Migration
7 4 (13.33%) B2C
8 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.33%) Information Management
9 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (63.33%) SQL
3 17 (56.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) IBM
2 8 (26.67%) AccuRev
2 8 (26.67%) Oracle
3 6 (20.00%) Sun
4 1 (3.33%) Adobe
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