The table below looks at the statistics for TopLink skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TopLink over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle TopLink
Rank - - 119
Contract jobs citing TopLink 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £363
UK excluding London median daily rate - £350 £369
% change year-on-year
- -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.45 -
TopLink
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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
780 559 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.13% 22.03% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 355 344
Median daily rate £363 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 13
Median hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% +40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.65 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.84 £34.20 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.48%

TopLink
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

TopLink
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TopLink across the West Midlands region.

TopLink Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands