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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle TopLink
Rank 52 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TopLink 12 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.35% - 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.33% - 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£332 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £31.00 - £32.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 - £32.97
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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 Essex region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
144 117 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.24% 20.63% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 67 39
Average daily rate £425 £283 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.44% -27.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £133 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 12
Average hourly rate £35.18 £31.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £10.93 £16.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.07 £38.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 14 (100.00%) Java
1 14 (100.00%) Web Services
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (92.86%) XML
2 13 (92.86%) HTML
2 13 (92.86%) SQL
2 13 (92.86%) J2EE
3 12 (85.71%) JavaScript
4 8 (57.14%) Eclipse
5 7 (50.00%) TDD
5 7 (50.00%) Content Management
5 7 (50.00%) IBM
5 7 (50.00%) Validation
5 7 (50.00%) Ajax
5 7 (50.00%) Marketing
5 7 (50.00%) WebSphere
5 7 (50.00%) Use Case
5 7 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
5 7 (50.00%) JAX-WS
5 7 (50.00%) HTML5
5 7 (50.00%) JAX-RS
5 7 (50.00%) User Stories
5 7 (50.00%) RUP
5 7 (50.00%) XHTML
5 7 (50.00%) Ant
5 7 (50.00%) CSS
5 7 (50.00%) SOAP
5 7 (50.00%) UNIX
5 7 (50.00%) Windows
5 7 (50.00%) Solaris

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Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 7 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 6 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Eclipse
2 7 (50.00%) Ant
3 6 (42.86%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 5 (35.71%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (57.14%) Java Developer
3 5 (35.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (28.57%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) Web Services
2 13 (92.86%) XML
2 13 (92.86%) HTML
2 13 (92.86%) J2EE
3 7 (50.00%) CSS
3 7 (50.00%) SOAP
3 7 (50.00%) XHTML
3 7 (50.00%) Ajax
3 7 (50.00%) JAX-WS
3 7 (50.00%) HTML5
3 7 (50.00%) JAX-RS
4 6 (42.86%) XSLT
4 6 (42.86%) JAXB
4 6 (42.86%) Middleware
5 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
5 1 (7.14%) Java EE
5 1 (7.14%) WSDL
5 1 (7.14%) XSD
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
1 7 (50.00%) Solaris
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) TDD
2 7 (50.00%) Content Management
2 7 (50.00%) Validation
2 7 (50.00%) Scrum
2 7 (50.00%) RUP
2 7 (50.00%) Use Case
2 7 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 7 (50.00%) User Stories
3 6 (42.86%) Web Development
3 6 (42.86%) OOD
3 6 (42.86%) UML
3 6 (42.86%) OO
4 3 (21.43%) B2C
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Information Management
5 1 (7.14%) RAD
5 1 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (7.14%) SOA
5 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (92.86%) SQL
3 12 (85.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) IBM
2 6 (42.86%) Sun
2 6 (42.86%) AccuRev
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe