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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle TopLink
Rank 46 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing TopLink 16 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.45% 0.37% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.65% 1.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.73 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.73 - -
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
185 136 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.33% 25.37% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 81 77
Average daily rate £400 £350 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +32.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 22
Average hourly rate £40.60 £37.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.54% +37.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.45 £28.50 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £46.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -1.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TopLink across the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

TopLink Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 July 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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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 - 11 £400 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
TopLink
East of England

TopLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 49 (100.00%) HTML
2 48 (97.96%) Java
3 44 (89.80%) Web Services
4 42 (85.71%) J2EE
5 38 (77.55%) SOAP
5 38 (77.55%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (77.55%) HTML5
6 37 (75.51%) XML
7 28 (57.14%) SQL
8 26 (53.06%) TDD
9 25 (51.02%) SQL Server
10 24 (48.98%) JavaScript
11 23 (46.94%) EclipseLink
12 21 (42.86%) REST
12 21 (42.86%) Ant
12 21 (42.86%) CSS
12 21 (42.86%) JSF
12 21 (42.86%) Ajax
12 21 (42.86%) WebSphere
13 19 (38.78%) Eclipse
13 19 (38.78%) UNIX
13 19 (38.78%) Windows
13 19 (38.78%) Solaris
13 19 (38.78%) Linux
13 19 (38.78%) Marketing
14 18 (36.73%) JAX-WS
14 18 (36.73%) JAX-RS
14 18 (36.73%) Relational Database
14 18 (36.73%) XHTML
15 17 (34.69%) User Stories

TopLink
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 21 (42.86%) WebSphere
2 6 (12.24%) GlassFish
2 6 (12.24%) WebLogic
2 6 (12.24%) JBoss
3 4 (8.16%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.04%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (51.02%) SQL Server
2 18 (36.73%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (42.86%) Ant
2 19 (38.78%) Eclipse
3 16 (32.65%) SoapUI
4 8 (16.33%) AccuRev
5 4 (8.16%) Maven
6 3 (6.12%) JUnit
General
1 19 (38.78%) Marketing
2 7 (14.29%) Automotive
3 4 (8.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (100.00%) Developer
2 43 (87.76%) Java Developer
3 21 (42.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 9 (18.37%) Senior Java Developer
4 9 (18.37%) Senior Developer
5 7 (14.29%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (4.08%) HTML Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Java Applications Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Mid-Level Java Developer
7 1 (2.04%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (100.00%) HTML
2 44 (89.80%) Web Services
3 42 (85.71%) J2EE
4 38 (77.55%) SOAP
4 38 (77.55%) HTML5
5 37 (75.51%) XML
6 23 (46.94%) EclipseLink
7 21 (42.86%) REST
7 21 (42.86%) JSF
7 21 (42.86%) Ajax
7 21 (42.86%) CSS
8 18 (36.73%) XHTML
8 18 (36.73%) JAX-RS
8 18 (36.73%) JAX-WS
9 16 (32.65%) Hibernate
10 13 (26.53%) PrimeFaces
11 8 (16.33%) Struts
12 7 (14.29%) JPA
13 5 (10.20%) Spring
13 5 (10.20%) JSR 170
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Replication
2 1 (2.04%) Clustering
2 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) UNIX
1 19 (38.78%) Windows
1 19 (38.78%) Solaris
1 19 (38.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (77.55%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (53.06%) TDD
3 17 (34.69%) Digital Marketing
3 17 (34.69%) User Stories
4 16 (32.65%) Content Management
4 16 (32.65%) OO
5 15 (30.61%) Use Case
5 15 (30.61%) Scrum
6 14 (28.57%) RUP
7 13 (26.53%) Validation
8 8 (16.33%) B2C
9 5 (10.20%) MVC
10 2 (4.08%) CRM
10 2 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (2.04%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (97.96%) Java
2 28 (57.14%) SQL
3 24 (48.98%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) IBM
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe