The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle
Rank 17 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing Oracle 12 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.16% 7.19% 15.12%
As % of the Vendors category 20.34% 12.82% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 8
Average daily rate
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£363 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £440 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +15.38%
Oracle
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
59 78 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 40.14% 56.12% 58.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 25
Average daily rate £388 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £247 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 16
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.44% -42.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.35 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 12 (40.00%) Finance
3 10 (33.33%) Java
4 9 (30.00%) PL/SQL
5 8 (26.67%) Web Services
5 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
5 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database
6 7 (23.33%) SDLC
6 7 (23.33%) WSDL
6 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (23.33%) SOAP
6 7 (23.33%) Windows
6 7 (23.33%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (23.33%) MS Office
6 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (23.33%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (20.00%) Spring
7 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
7 6 (20.00%) J2EE
7 6 (20.00%) XML
8 5 (16.67%) ITIL
8 5 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
8 5 (16.67%) LANDesk
8 5 (16.67%) Local Government
8 5 (16.67%) ITSM
8 5 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 4 (13.33%) JAX-WS

Oracle
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.33%) JBoss
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (3.33%) iPlanet
2 1 (3.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (23.33%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS Project
3 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (3.33%) Sage 200
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
1 1 (3.33%) SSL
1 1 (3.33%) DMZ
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.33%) Informix
5 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Subversion
1 2 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.33%) CruiseControl
2 1 (3.33%) Maven
2 1 (3.33%) Cactus
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) Mockito
2 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.33%) Hudson
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Local Government
3 4 (13.33%) Banking
4 2 (6.67%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Administrator
3 5 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) ICT Project Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Senior ICT Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.33%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) Web Services
2 7 (23.33%) WSDL
2 7 (23.33%) SOAP
3 6 (20.00%) Spring
3 6 (20.00%) XML
3 6 (20.00%) J2EE
4 4 (13.33%) JAX-WS
5 3 (10.00%) JiBX
5 3 (10.00%) POJO
5 3 (10.00%) JAX-RPC
5 3 (10.00%) JAXB
5 3 (10.00%) Servlets
5 3 (10.00%) XSLT
6 2 (6.67%) JSP
6 2 (6.67%) CSS
6 2 (6.67%) HTML
6 2 (6.67%) JSF
6 2 (6.67%) Ajax
6 2 (6.67%) JSON
6 2 (6.67%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.67%) Reference Data
1 2 (6.67%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.33%) Web 2.0
2 1 (3.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) UNIX
3 3 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 7 (23.33%) SDLC
2 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (16.67%) ITIL
3 5 (16.67%) ITSM
3 5 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Release Management
4 4 (13.33%) Stress Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
5 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.00%) ERP
5 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.00%) Change Management
6 2 (6.67%) Data Mapping
6 2 (6.67%) Data Architecture
6 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) Java
3 9 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.00%) XPath
5 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.33%) C#
6 1 (3.33%) C++
6 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) LANDesk
3 4 (13.33%) IBM
4 2 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) Sage
5 1 (3.33%) Perforce
5 1 (3.33%) Teradata