The table below looks at the statistics for TopLink skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TopLink over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle TopLink
Rank 49 35 60
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +25
Contract jobs citing TopLink 6 18 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.14% 4.07% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.08% 17.48% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Average daily rate £450 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £238 -
% change year-on-year
+89.47% -
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
East of England

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 Essex region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
147 103 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 27.89% 23.30% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 59 78
Average daily rate £413 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 19
Average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

TopLink
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TopLink across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

TopLink Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

TopLink
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TopLink across the Essex region.

TopLink Daily Rate Trend in Essex

TopLink
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TopLink across the Essex region.

TopLink Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

TopLink
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TopLink within the Essex region over the 3 months to 9 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
Basildon 0 2 - -
TopLink
East of England

TopLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 (100.00%) HTML
2 26 (96.30%) Web Services
3 25 (92.59%) Java
4 23 (85.19%) J2EE
4 23 (85.19%) XML
5 20 (74.07%) SOAP
6 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (62.96%) REST
8 16 (59.26%) HTML5
8 16 (59.26%) TDD
9 15 (55.56%) AccuRev
10 14 (51.85%) JSF
10 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
11 13 (48.15%) Marketing
12 12 (44.44%) WebSphere
12 12 (44.44%) Ant
12 12 (44.44%) SQL
12 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
12 12 (44.44%) Unix
13 11 (40.74%) Struts
13 11 (40.74%) Hibernate
13 11 (40.74%) User Stories
14 9 (33.33%) PrimeFaces
14 9 (33.33%) PL/SQL
15 7 (25.93%) IBM
16 6 (22.22%) Ajax
16 6 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
16 6 (22.22%) JAX-WS
16 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
16 6 (22.22%) JAX-RS

TopLink
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 (44.44%) WebSphere
2 4 (14.81%) GlassFish
2 4 (14.81%) JBoss
2 4 (14.81%) WebLogic
2 4 (14.81%) WebLogic Portal
2 4 (14.81%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (7.41%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 6 (22.22%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) AccuRev
2 12 (44.44%) Ant
3 6 (22.22%) Eclipse
3 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 6 (22.22%) JUnit
3 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 5 (18.52%) Checkstyle
4 5 (18.52%) FindBugs
4 5 (18.52%) TestDirector
5 4 (14.81%) Maven
General
1 13 (48.15%) Marketing
2 6 (22.22%) Automotive
3 4 (14.81%) Legal
3 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
4 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (62.96%) Java Developer
3 16 (59.26%) J2EE Developer
4 7 (25.93%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (14.81%) C++ Developer
5 4 (14.81%) C++/Java Developer
5 4 (14.81%) PL/SQL Developer
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Applications Developer
6 3 (11.11%) J2EE Applications Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Java Applications Developer
7 2 (7.41%) HTML Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Lead Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Java Web Developer
8 1 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (3.70%) JSP Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Lead Java Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (100.00%) HTML
2 26 (96.30%) Web Services
3 23 (85.19%) J2EE
3 23 (85.19%) XML
4 20 (74.07%) SOAP
5 17 (62.96%) REST
6 16 (59.26%) HTML5
7 14 (51.85%) JSF
8 11 (40.74%) Hibernate
8 11 (40.74%) Struts
9 9 (33.33%) PrimeFaces
10 6 (22.22%) Ajax
10 6 (22.22%) CSS
10 6 (22.22%) EclipseLink
10 6 (22.22%) JAX-RS
10 6 (22.22%) JAX-WS
10 6 (22.22%) JDBC
10 6 (22.22%) JSP
10 6 (22.22%) Servlets
10 6 (22.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (14.81%) Clustering
1 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
1 4 (14.81%) Replication
1 4 (14.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Unix
2 6 (22.22%) Linux
2 6 (22.22%) Solaris
2 6 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) TDD
3 11 (40.74%) User Stories
4 6 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (18.52%) Pair Programming
5 5 (18.52%) System Testing
6 4 (14.81%) B2C
6 4 (14.81%) CRM
6 4 (14.81%) Information Management
6 4 (14.81%) MVC
6 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.11%) ERP
8 2 (7.41%) Content Management
8 2 (7.41%) OO
8 2 (7.41%) RUP
8 2 (7.41%) Scrum
8 2 (7.41%) Use Case
8 2 (7.41%) Validation
9 1 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (92.59%) Java
2 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 9 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 4 (14.81%) C++
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) IBM
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 5 (18.52%) HP
3 5 (18.52%) Rally