The table below looks at the statistics for TopLink skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TopLink over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle TopLink
Rank 45 30 58
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +28
Contract jobs citing TopLink 13 25 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.95% 4.71% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.09% 14.97% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 1
Median daily rate £220 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-45.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £30.89 £38.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.72% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.89 £38.00 -
% change year-on-year
-18.72% -
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
143 167 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.43% 31.45% 24.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 79 87
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £264 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 11
Median hourly rate £30.50 £40.60 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.87% +1.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.83 £30.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%

TopLink
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing TopLink as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TopLink within the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon 0 5 £240 -36.00%
Brentwood +4 1 - -
TopLink
East of England

TopLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TopLink also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for TopLink.

1 17 (100.00%) HTML
1 17 (100.00%) Java
1 17 (100.00%) Web Services
2 16 (94.12%) SOAP
2 16 (94.12%) REST
3 15 (88.24%) XML
4 14 (82.35%) J2EE
4 14 (82.35%) SQL Server
4 14 (82.35%) JSF
4 14 (82.35%) HTML5
5 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (64.71%) TDD
6 11 (64.71%) AngularJS
6 11 (64.71%) PrimeFaces
6 11 (64.71%) AccuRev
7 5 (29.41%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (29.41%) Marketing
7 5 (29.41%) B2C
8 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
9 3 (17.65%) JAX-RS
9 3 (17.65%) User Experience
9 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (17.65%) EclipseLink
9 3 (17.65%) User Stories
9 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
9 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
9 3 (17.65%) OSGi
9 3 (17.65%) SoapUI
9 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL

TopLink
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) GlassFish
1 3 (17.65%) JBoss
1 3 (17.65%) WebLogic
1 3 (17.65%) WebLogic Portal
1 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
1 3 (17.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (82.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) AccuRev
2 3 (17.65%) Ant
2 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
2 3 (17.65%) Maven
2 3 (17.65%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (29.41%) Marketing
2 3 (17.65%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Automotive
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (82.35%) Java Developer
3 12 (70.59%) J2EE Developer
4 9 (52.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (29.41%) HTML Developer
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Developer
6 4 (23.53%) Angular Developer
7 3 (17.65%) C++ Developer
7 3 (17.65%) C++/Java Developer
7 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL Developer
8 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Senior J2EE Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Senior SQL Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Senior SQL Server Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
8 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) HTML
1 17 (100.00%) Web Services
2 16 (94.12%) REST
2 16 (94.12%) SOAP
3 15 (88.24%) XML
4 14 (82.35%) HTML5
4 14 (82.35%) J2EE
4 14 (82.35%) JSF
5 11 (64.71%) AngularJS
5 11 (64.71%) PrimeFaces
6 3 (17.65%) Ajax
6 3 (17.65%) EclipseLink
6 3 (17.65%) Hibernate
6 3 (17.65%) Java SE
6 3 (17.65%) JAX-RS
6 3 (17.65%) JSR 170
6 3 (17.65%) OSGi
6 3 (17.65%) SAML
6 3 (17.65%) Spring
6 3 (17.65%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (17.65%) Clustering
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
1 3 (17.65%) Replication
1 3 (17.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Solaris
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) TDD
3 5 (29.41%) B2C
3 5 (29.41%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (17.65%) CRM
4 3 (17.65%) Information Management
4 3 (17.65%) MVC
4 3 (17.65%) User Stories
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) C++
3 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft