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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle
Rank 17 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Oracle 5 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.70% 11.46% 6.11%
As % of the Vendors category 7.14% 19.35% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 6
Average daily rate
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£339 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £406 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.30 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.61% -11.20%
Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
70 93 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 51.85% 59.24% 41.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 18
Average daily rate £310 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.34% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £244 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 2
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% -23.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £16.10 £39.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
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 30 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 16 (66.67%) Java
2 14 (58.33%) XML
3 12 (50.00%) SQL
4 11 (45.83%) Web Services
5 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 6 (25.00%) PL/SQL
6 6 (25.00%) MySQL
6 6 (25.00%) C#
6 6 (25.00%) HTML
6 6 (25.00%) .NET
7 5 (20.83%) J2EE
7 5 (20.83%) JAXB
7 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
7 5 (20.83%) Spring
7 5 (20.83%) JiBX
8 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 4 (16.67%) Local Government
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 4 (16.67%) DB2
8 4 (16.67%) SAP
8 4 (16.67%) C
8 4 (16.67%) C++
8 4 (16.67%) VBScript
8 4 (16.67%) VB
8 4 (16.67%) VB.NET
8 4 (16.67%) Linux
8 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 3 (12.50%) ERP
9 3 (12.50%) ITIL

Oracle
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (12.50%) NetWeaver
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) SAS
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (4.17%) CA Clarity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 6 (25.00%) MySQL
3 4 (16.67%) DB2
4 3 (12.50%) SAP BW
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 4 (16.67%) Local Government
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Java Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Java Web Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Python Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Junior Software Tester
5 2 (8.33%) ICT Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Business Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Junior Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Junior
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) XML
2 11 (45.83%) Web Services
3 6 (25.00%) HTML
3 6 (25.00%) .NET
4 5 (20.83%) J2EE
4 5 (20.83%) JAXB
4 5 (20.83%) Spring
4 5 (20.83%) JiBX
5 3 (12.50%) SAP XI
6 2 (8.33%) Django
6 2 (8.33%) JSON
6 2 (8.33%) Middleware
6 2 (8.33%) SAP Basis
6 2 (8.33%) XHTML
6 2 (8.33%) CSS
7 1 (4.17%) SOAP
7 1 (4.17%) WSDL
7 1 (4.17%) POJO
7 1 (4.17%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) UNIX
3 2 (8.33%) CentOS
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
1 4 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 3 (12.50%) ERP
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Change Management
2 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (8.33%) Master Data Management
3 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (8.33%) Data Management
3 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.33%) SOA
4 1 (4.17%) OO
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) Java
2 12 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 6 (25.00%) C#
4 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
5 4 (16.67%) C
5 4 (16.67%) C++
5 4 (16.67%) VBScript
5 4 (16.67%) VB
5 4 (16.67%) VB.NET
6 2 (8.33%) Python
6 2 (8.33%) ABAP
6 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.67%) SAP
2 2 (8.33%) IBM
2 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.17%) CA
3 1 (4.17%) Twitter
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