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 27 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle TopLink
Rank 48 53 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing TopLink 10 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.57% 0.62% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.41% 1.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 -
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 - -
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
156 156 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.45% 32.30% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 86 58
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £475 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 15
Average hourly rate £36.67 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.23% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £25.00 £13.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £40.12 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.78% -

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 27 August 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 - 5 £293 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
TopLink
East of England

TopLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 35 (100.00%) HTML
2 33 (94.29%) Java
3 32 (91.43%) Web Services
4 28 (80.00%) J2EE
5 26 (74.29%) XML
6 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (62.86%) SQL
7 22 (62.86%) SOAP
8 21 (60.00%) HTML5
9 20 (57.14%) JavaScript
10 18 (51.43%) Ant
10 18 (51.43%) Hibernate
10 18 (51.43%) WebSphere
11 16 (45.71%) SQL Server
12 15 (42.86%) CSS
12 15 (42.86%) Ajax
12 15 (42.86%) EclipseLink
13 14 (40.00%) REST
14 13 (37.14%) JSF
14 13 (37.14%) Eclipse
15 12 (34.29%) XHTML
15 12 (34.29%) UNIX
15 12 (34.29%) TDD
15 12 (34.29%) Marketing
15 12 (34.29%) JAX-WS
15 12 (34.29%) JAX-RS
16 11 (31.43%) Relational Database
16 11 (31.43%) User Stories
16 11 (31.43%) Windows
16 11 (31.43%) Solaris

TopLink
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 18 (51.43%) WebSphere
2 6 (17.14%) GlassFish
2 6 (17.14%) WebLogic
2 6 (17.14%) JBoss
3 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.86%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (2.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (45.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (31.43%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 18 (51.43%) Ant
2 13 (37.14%) Eclipse
3 8 (22.86%) AccuRev
3 8 (22.86%) SoapUI
4 5 (14.29%) JUnit
5 4 (11.43%) Maven
6 1 (2.86%) Checkstyle
6 1 (2.86%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.86%) FindBugs
6 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (34.29%) Marketing
2 6 (17.14%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (100.00%) Developer
2 28 (80.00%) Java Developer
3 13 (37.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 6 (17.14%) J2EE Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Lead Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Applications Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Lead Java Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Java Applications Developer
5 2 (5.71%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (100.00%) HTML
2 32 (91.43%) Web Services
3 28 (80.00%) J2EE
4 26 (74.29%) XML
5 22 (62.86%) SOAP
6 21 (60.00%) HTML5
7 18 (51.43%) Hibernate
8 15 (42.86%) Ajax
8 15 (42.86%) CSS
8 15 (42.86%) EclipseLink
9 14 (40.00%) REST
10 13 (37.14%) JSF
11 12 (34.29%) JAX-WS
11 12 (34.29%) JAX-RS
11 12 (34.29%) XHTML
12 11 (31.43%) Struts
13 8 (22.86%) JPA
14 7 (20.00%) JSP
15 6 (17.14%) Servlets
15 6 (17.14%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) User Experience
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Replication
2 1 (2.86%) Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) Web 2.0
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) UNIX
2 11 (31.43%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) Solaris
2 11 (31.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) TDD
3 11 (31.43%) User Stories
4 10 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
4 10 (28.57%) OO
5 8 (22.86%) Content Management
6 7 (20.00%) Use Case
6 7 (20.00%) Scrum
7 6 (17.14%) Validation
7 6 (17.14%) RUP
7 6 (17.14%) B2C
8 5 (14.29%) MVC
9 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.71%) CRM
11 1 (2.86%) SEO
11 1 (2.86%) Pair Programming
11 1 (2.86%) System Testing
11 1 (2.86%) Analytics
11 1 (2.86%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (94.29%) Java
2 22 (62.86%) SQL
3 20 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.14%) PL/SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) IBM
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) Adobe
4 1 (2.86%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) FatWire
4 1 (2.86%) Google