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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle TopLink
Rank 45 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing TopLink 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.88% 0.19% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.16% 0.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£214 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £214 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 - -
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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 Essex region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
98 137 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 23.06% 26.05% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 74 32
Average daily rate £375 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 9
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 £23.00 £10.93 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £35.35 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 17 (100.00%) HTML
1 17 (100.00%) Java
1 17 (100.00%) J2EE
1 17 (100.00%) Web Services
1 17 (100.00%) XML
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (82.35%) SQL
3 13 (76.47%) JavaScript
4 11 (64.71%) SOAP
4 11 (64.71%) TDD
4 11 (64.71%) HTML5
5 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
6 8 (47.06%) IBM
6 8 (47.06%) Eclipse
6 8 (47.06%) Ant
6 8 (47.06%) CSS
6 8 (47.06%) RUP
6 8 (47.06%) XHTML
6 8 (47.06%) UNIX
6 8 (47.06%) Windows
6 8 (47.06%) Solaris
6 8 (47.06%) Linux
6 8 (47.06%) JAX-RS
6 8 (47.06%) User Stories
6 8 (47.06%) JAX-WS
6 8 (47.06%) AccuRev
6 8 (47.06%) Content Management
6 8 (47.06%) Validation
6 8 (47.06%) Scrum
6 8 (47.06%) Ajax

TopLink
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 8 (47.06%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Eclipse
1 8 (47.06%) Ant
2 6 (35.29%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 5 (29.41%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (47.06%) Marketing
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) Java Developer
3 6 (35.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 6 (35.29%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (11.76%) HTML Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Designer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) HTML
1 17 (100.00%) J2EE
1 17 (100.00%) Web Services
1 17 (100.00%) XML
2 11 (64.71%) SOAP
2 11 (64.71%) HTML5
3 8 (47.06%) CSS
3 8 (47.06%) XHTML
3 8 (47.06%) JAX-RS
3 8 (47.06%) JAX-WS
3 8 (47.06%) Ajax
4 6 (35.29%) XSLT
4 6 (35.29%) JAXB
4 6 (35.29%) Middleware
5 3 (17.65%) REST
5 3 (17.65%) PrimeFaces
5 3 (17.65%) JSF
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) UNIX
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
1 8 (47.06%) Solaris
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) TDD
3 8 (47.06%) RUP
3 8 (47.06%) User Stories
3 8 (47.06%) Content Management
3 8 (47.06%) Validation
3 8 (47.06%) Scrum
3 8 (47.06%) Use Case
4 7 (41.18%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (35.29%) Web Development
5 6 (35.29%) UML
5 6 (35.29%) OOD
6 5 (29.41%) OO
7 4 (23.53%) B2C
8 1 (5.88%) Information Management
8 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (82.35%) SQL
3 13 (76.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) IBM
1 8 (47.06%) AccuRev
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 6 (35.29%) Sun
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe
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Randstad Technologies
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Basildon, Essex
Aquent
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day - 12 month contract, Immediate start
Posted: 5 days ago