The first table below looks at the demand for Oracle Applications skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Oracle Applications over the 3 months to 18 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 of the Business Applications category for the North West 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Applications (Oracle Apps)
Rank 111 109 103
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing Oracle Applications 25 11 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.46% 1.08%
As % of the Business Applications category 8.87% 4.72% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 19
Average daily rate £425 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £51.39 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £51.39 -
% change year-on-year
+2.15% -
Business Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
282 233 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.89% 9.68% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 129 150
Average daily rate £375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £433
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.34% -32.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £13.43 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £51.39 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
Oracle Applications
England

Oracle Applications
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Oracle Applications Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Oracle Applications
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Oracle Applications Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Oracle Applications
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle Applications across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Oracle Applications Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Oracle Applications
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Oracle Applications Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Oracle Applications
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle Applications within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +2 16 £450 -5.26% 2
Cheshire -13 6 £397 -11.77%
Lancashire - 3 £388 -
Merseyside - - - -
Oracle Applications
England

Oracle Applications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Oracle Applications 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 Applications.

1 38 (100.00%) Oracle
2 28 (73.68%) SQL
3 23 (60.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (57.89%) Oracle EBS
5 21 (55.26%) PL/SQL
6 20 (52.63%) Security Cleared
7 19 (50.00%) SC Cleared
8 16 (42.11%) Oracle Database
9 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
10 12 (31.58%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (28.95%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (26.32%) UNIX
12 10 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (23.68%) Linux
13 9 (23.68%) E-business
13 9 (23.68%) Procure-to-pay
13 9 (23.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
14 8 (21.05%) Data Guard
14 8 (21.05%) Oracle Workflow
14 8 (21.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 8 (21.05%) Workflow
14 8 (21.05%) Finance
15 7 (18.42%) Oracle Forms
15 7 (18.42%) Solaris
15 7 (18.42%) Oracle Discoverer
15 7 (18.42%) Client/Server
15 7 (18.42%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (18.42%) Asset Management
15 7 (18.42%) Incident Management

Oracle Applications
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Oracle Applications 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 Applications. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (15.79%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 23 (60.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 22 (57.89%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (23.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 6 (15.79%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (13.16%) Oracle SCM
6 4 (10.53%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (7.89%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (7.89%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (5.26%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (5.26%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (5.26%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 2 (5.26%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (5.26%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Internet
2 2 (5.26%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (42.11%) Oracle Database
2 12 (31.58%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (28.95%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (18.42%) Oracle Discoverer
4 7 (18.42%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
5 6 (15.79%) RDBMS
6 3 (7.89%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (5.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
7 2 (5.26%) MS Access
8 1 (2.63%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (5.26%) ProC
2 2 (5.26%) Toad
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Consultant
2 12 (31.58%) Oracle Consultant
3 11 (28.95%) DBA
3 11 (28.95%) Oracle DBA
4 8 (21.05%) Developer
5 6 (15.79%) Administrator
5 6 (15.79%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (13.16%) Functional Consultant
6 5 (13.16%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 4 (10.53%) Oracle HR Consultant
7 4 (10.53%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 3 (7.89%) Architect
8 3 (7.89%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
8 3 (7.89%) Oracle Architect
8 3 (7.89%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
8 3 (7.89%) Payroll Consultant
8 3 (7.89%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
9 2 (5.26%) Technical Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (5.26%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle Fusion
1 4 (10.53%) Middleware
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle ADF
3 2 (5.26%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.26%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) UNIX
2 9 (23.68%) Linux
3 7 (18.42%) Solaris
4 1 (2.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (23.68%) E-business
2 9 (23.68%) Procure-to-pay
3 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
3 8 (21.05%) Workflow
4 7 (18.42%) Asset Management
4 7 (18.42%) Incident Management
5 6 (15.79%) Unit Testing
5 6 (15.79%) SOA
6 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.53%) Migration
6 4 (10.53%) ITIL
7 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
7 3 (7.89%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (5.26%) Supply Chain Management
8 2 (5.26%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (5.26%) Data Mapping
8 2 (5.26%) Data Architecture
8 2 (5.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 28 (73.68%) SQL
2 21 (55.26%) PL/SQL
3 6 (15.79%) Shell Script
4 4 (10.53%) R
5 2 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 19 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) Data Guard
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 38 (100.00%) Oracle
2 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (5.26%) Sage