The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for TopLink skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited TopLink over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Oracle TopLink
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 48 27
Rank change year-on-year -16 -21  
Contract jobs citing TopLink 1 3 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.25% 0.67% 7.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 2.50% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 18
Median daily rate £500 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +16.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £388
% change year-on-year +11.11% +16.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Median hourly rate - £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.35%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year - -1.35%  

TopLink is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 146 120 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 35.87% 26.67% 34.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 67 85
Median daily rate £425 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 19
Median hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.36% +1.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £36.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £54.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

TopLink
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing TopLink as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for TopLink in Essex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TopLink in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for TopLink in Essex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing TopLink in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TopLink in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) JSF
1 1 (100.00%) AccuRev
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (100.00%) PrimeFaces

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Co-occurring 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 1 (100.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) AccuRev
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) JSF
1 1 (100.00%) PrimeFaces
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java