The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Oracle products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Oracle over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Chester region.

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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Oracle Corporation.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle
Rank 18 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Oracle 23 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.85% 6.94% 6.25%
As % of the Vendors category 18.85% 13.89% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 3
Average daily rate £338 £313 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £263 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £363 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
- -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £53.20 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £26.28
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +23.66%
Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
122 72 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 46.92% 50.00% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 12 10
Average daily rate £345 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 6
Average hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Oracle
Cheshire

Oracle
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Oracle across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Oracle Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Oracle
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Oracle Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Oracle
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle across the Chester region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Oracle Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Oracle
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Oracle across the Chester region.

Oracle Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Oracle
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle across the Chester region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Oracle Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Oracle
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Oracle 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 Oracle.

1 27 (54.00%) Java
2 24 (48.00%) SQL
3 23 (46.00%) Web Services
3 23 (46.00%) XML
4 19 (38.00%) Oracle Database
5 14 (28.00%) Spring
5 14 (28.00%) J2EE
6 12 (24.00%) .NET
6 12 (24.00%) HTML
6 12 (24.00%) SAP
7 11 (22.00%) Finance
7 11 (22.00%) JAXB
7 11 (22.00%) JiBX
8 10 (20.00%) C#
9 9 (18.00%) PL/SQL
9 9 (18.00%) MySQL
10 8 (16.00%) Shell Script
10 8 (16.00%) VB.NET
10 8 (16.00%) Local Government
11 7 (14.00%) WebSphere
11 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
11 7 (14.00%) C++
11 7 (14.00%) C
11 7 (14.00%) VBScript
11 7 (14.00%) VB
11 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
11 7 (14.00%) ITIL
11 7 (14.00%) IBM
11 7 (14.00%) SAP BW
11 7 (14.00%) Project Management

Oracle
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Oracle 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 Oracle. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (14.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.00%) NetWeaver
2 4 (8.00%) Mule
3 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.00%) SAS
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.00%) Apache
4 1 (2.00%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.00%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (6.00%) SAP SEM
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle HRMS
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (2.00%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) LAN
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.00%) Oracle Database
2 9 (18.00%) MySQL
3 7 (14.00%) SAP BW
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (8.00%) DB2
5 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) JIRA
2 3 (6.00%) JUnit
3 2 (4.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Local Government
3 2 (4.00%) Legal
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Developer
2 12 (24.00%) Java Developer
3 9 (18.00%) Tester
4 7 (14.00%) Consultant
4 7 (14.00%) Software Tester
4 7 (14.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Web Developer
6 4 (8.00%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Java Web Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Migration Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Junior
8 2 (4.00%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Junior Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Applications Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (46.00%) Web Services
1 23 (46.00%) XML
2 14 (28.00%) J2EE
2 14 (28.00%) Spring
3 12 (24.00%) HTML
3 12 (24.00%) .NET
4 11 (22.00%) JAXB
4 11 (22.00%) JiBX
5 5 (10.00%) CSS
5 5 (10.00%) XSLT
5 5 (10.00%) WSDL
5 5 (10.00%) SOAP
6 4 (8.00%) JAX-RPC
6 4 (8.00%) XHTML
6 4 (8.00%) Apache Axis
6 4 (8.00%) SAP XI
7 3 (6.00%) Middleware
7 3 (6.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (6.00%) JSP
7 3 (6.00%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) GIS
1 2 (4.00%) Web 2.0
1 2 (4.00%) RIA
1 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.00%) Online Banking
2 1 (2.00%) Clustering
2 1 (2.00%) NHS
2 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) UNIX
2 4 (8.00%) AIX
2 4 (8.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.00%) HPUX
3 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.00%) ITIL
1 7 (14.00%) Project Management
1 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
2 6 (12.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (12.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (10.00%) Migration
3 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.00%) TDD
4 4 (8.00%) ERP
5 3 (6.00%) SOA
5 3 (6.00%) Change Management
5 3 (6.00%) Data Management
5 3 (6.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (6.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (6.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.00%) Procure-to-pay
6 2 (4.00%) Master Data Management
6 2 (4.00%) Resource Management
6 2 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 27 (54.00%) Java
2 24 (48.00%) SQL
3 10 (20.00%) C#
4 9 (18.00%) PL/SQL
5 8 (16.00%) VB.NET
5 8 (16.00%) Shell Script
6 7 (14.00%) C
6 7 (14.00%) VBScript
6 7 (14.00%) VB
6 7 (14.00%) C++
6 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.00%) XPath
8 2 (4.00%) Python
9 1 (2.00%) XAML
9 1 (2.00%) ABAP
9 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) ISEB
2 1 (2.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) PowerHA
2 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) SAP
2 7 (14.00%) IBM
3 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.00%) Perforce
5 2 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) BMC
6 1 (2.00%) CA
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.00%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.00%) Twitter