The table below looks at the statistics for PL/SQL 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 PL/SQL over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PL/SQL (PLSQL)
Rank 90 76 78
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 67 59 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.72% 1.89% 1.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.31% 5.97% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 17
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£415 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.53% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £270 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £46.05 - £50.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 - £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 - £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £48.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-27.17% +50.00%
PL/SQL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1261 989 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.31% 31.70% 32.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 558 384
Average daily rate £363 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £413 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 40
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.06 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% +13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £20.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £41.34 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

PL/SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PL/SQL across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PL/SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PL/SQL
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

PL/SQL Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PL/SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PL/SQL across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

PL/SQL Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

PL/SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

PL/SQL Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

PL/SQL
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 PL/SQL within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +8 23 £425 +21.42% 5
Lancashire +18 20 £475 +43.93%
Manchester -31 20 £400 +20.30% 2
Merseyside -12 4 £325 +25.00% 3
PL/SQL
England

PL/SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing PL/SQL 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 PL/SQL.

1 158 (99.37%) SQL
2 154 (96.86%) Oracle
3 67 (42.14%) Oracle Database
4 49 (30.82%) Business Intelligence
4 49 (30.82%) Oracle Reports
5 44 (27.67%) Finance
5 44 (27.67%) Java
6 43 (27.04%) Oracle EBS
7 40 (25.16%) Oracle Applications
7 40 (25.16%) Security Cleared
7 40 (25.16%) Oracle EBS R12
8 39 (24.53%) Oracle Forms
9 38 (23.90%) Oracle Database 11g
10 36 (22.64%) XML
11 35 (22.01%) SC Cleared
12 30 (18.87%) HTML
13 29 (18.24%) Workflow
14 27 (16.98%) Oracle Workflow
15 23 (14.47%) .NET
16 20 (12.58%) SQL Server
17 19 (11.95%) JavaScript
17 19 (11.95%) Web Services
17 19 (11.95%) PRINCE2
18 17 (10.69%) SAS
18 17 (10.69%) Data Modelling
18 17 (10.69%) Informatica
19 16 (10.06%) RDBMS
19 16 (10.06%) Base SAS
19 16 (10.06%) Oracle APEX
19 16 (10.06%) Relational Database

PL/SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing PL/SQL 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 PL/SQL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (16.98%) Oracle Workflow
2 17 (10.69%) SAS
3 10 (6.29%) Umbraco
4 9 (5.66%) SharePoint
5 8 (5.03%) JBoss
6 6 (3.77%) Oracle Service Bus
6 6 (3.77%) WebSphere
6 6 (3.77%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.26%) CMS
7 2 (1.26%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.26%) Apache
8 1 (0.63%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.63%) PowerExchange
8 1 (0.63%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 4 (2.52%) MS Office
2 3 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 43 (27.04%) Oracle EBS
2 40 (25.16%) Oracle Applications
2 40 (25.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (6.92%) Oracle HRMS
4 6 (3.77%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (3.77%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (3.77%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (2.52%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (2.52%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (1.89%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.63%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.26%) SaaS
2 1 (0.63%) Boomi
2 1 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.14%) HTTP
2 3 (1.89%) SSL
3 2 (1.26%) SSH
3 2 (1.26%) DNS
3 2 (1.26%) Internet
3 2 (1.26%) Extranet
3 2 (1.26%) SNMP
3 2 (1.26%) SMTP
4 1 (0.63%) FTP
4 1 (0.63%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (42.14%) Oracle Database
2 49 (30.82%) Oracle Reports
3 38 (23.90%) Oracle Database 11g
4 20 (12.58%) SQL Server
5 16 (10.06%) RDBMS
5 16 (10.06%) Base SAS
5 16 (10.06%) Relational Database
6 13 (8.18%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (6.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 8 (5.03%) Oracle Discoverer
8 8 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (3.14%) SQLPlus
10 5 (3.14%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (1.89%) MySQL
11 3 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (1.26%) TKPROF
12 2 (1.26%) SQLBase
12 2 (1.26%) QlikView
12 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 39 (24.53%) Oracle Forms
2 16 (10.06%) Oracle APEX
3 14 (8.81%) JIRA
4 10 (6.29%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.52%) Ant
5 4 (2.52%) JUnit
5 4 (2.52%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.89%) Toad
6 3 (1.89%) Subversion
7 2 (1.26%) Maven
7 2 (1.26%) ProC
8 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.63%) ERwin
8 1 (0.63%) Cactus
8 1 (0.63%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (0.63%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.63%) Hudson
8 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
General
1 44 (27.67%) Finance
2 11 (6.92%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.14%) Banking
4 4 (2.52%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.26%) Retail
5 2 (1.26%) Local Government
6 1 (0.63%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 90 (56.60%) Developer
2 46 (28.93%) Oracle Developer
3 22 (13.84%) Consultant
3 22 (13.84%) Oracle Consultant
4 14 (8.81%) SAS Developer
5 12 (7.55%) Analyst
6 11 (6.92%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.66%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (4.40%) Data Analyst
9 6 (3.77%) Functional Consultant
9 6 (3.77%) Technical Leader
10 5 (3.14%) Applications Developer
10 5 (3.14%) Business Developer
10 5 (3.14%) Oracle Project Manager
10 5 (3.14%) Oracle Functional Consultant
11 4 (2.52%) SQL Developer
11 4 (2.52%) Oracle Analyst
11 4 (2.52%) Systems Integrator
11 4 (2.52%) Oracle Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (22.64%) XML
2 30 (18.87%) HTML
3 23 (14.47%) .NET
4 19 (11.95%) Web Services
5 14 (8.81%) Spring
6 12 (7.55%) JSP
6 12 (7.55%) SOAP
6 12 (7.55%) CSS
6 12 (7.55%) J2EE
7 11 (6.92%) WSDL
7 11 (6.92%) HTML5
7 11 (6.92%) CSS3
8 10 (6.29%) PhoneGap
8 10 (6.29%) Classic ASP
9 8 (5.03%) JAX-WS
9 8 (5.03%) XSLT
10 7 (4.40%) JDBC
10 7 (4.40%) JAXB
10 7 (4.40%) POJO
10 7 (4.40%) JiBX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.81%) Algorithms
2 6 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.52%) Data Extraction
3 4 (2.52%) Life Science
4 3 (1.89%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.63%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.63%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.63%) Open Source
5 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.81%) UNIX
2 10 (6.29%) Linux
3 7 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.77%) Windows
5 4 (2.52%) VMS
6 3 (1.89%) HPUX
7 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (30.82%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (18.24%) Workflow
3 19 (11.95%) PRINCE2
4 17 (10.69%) Data Modelling
5 15 (9.43%) Dimensional Modelling
5 15 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (8.81%) Data Security
6 14 (8.81%) Migration
7 12 (7.55%) ERP
7 12 (7.55%) CRM
8 10 (6.29%) Mentoring
8 10 (6.29%) MVC
8 10 (6.29%) Data Migration
9 9 (5.66%) UML
9 9 (5.66%) Software Engineering
10 8 (5.03%) Test Scripting
10 8 (5.03%) Project Planning
10 8 (5.03%) E-business
10 8 (5.03%) SOA
11 7 (4.40%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (99.37%) SQL
2 44 (27.67%) Java
3 19 (11.95%) JavaScript
4 15 (9.43%) Shell Script
5 11 (6.92%) C#
6 8 (5.03%) VBA
7 5 (3.14%) XPath
8 4 (2.52%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.89%) Perl
9 3 (1.89%) PHP
9 3 (1.89%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.89%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.26%) C++
11 1 (0.63%) Python
11 1 (0.63%) C
11 1 (0.63%) PL/1
11 1 (0.63%) JCL
11 1 (0.63%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 40 (25.16%) Security Cleared
2 35 (22.01%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.89%) Degree
5 2 (1.26%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.14%) QA
2 3 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.89%) Hyperic
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.63%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 154 (96.86%) Oracle
2 17 (10.69%) Informatica
3 8 (5.03%) IBM
4 7 (4.40%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.77%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.14%) HP
7 3 (1.89%) SAP
8 2 (1.26%) VMware
8 2 (1.26%) Northgate
8 2 (1.26%) webMethods
9 1 (0.63%) Software AG
9 1 (0.63%) Dell
9 1 (0.63%) Aquila
9 1 (0.63%) Syncsort
9 1 (0.63%) Perforce