The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Oracle products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Oracle over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle
Rank 8 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Oracle 313 307 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.35% 12.58% 14.60%
As % of the Vendors category 30.78% 30.01% 31.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 148 160
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £108.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +232.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+21.32% -11.75%
Oracle
UK

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

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1017 1023 1016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 36.87% 41.93% 46.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 470 503
Average daily rate £370 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 44 35
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -15.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £68.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Oracle
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Oracle Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Oracle
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Oracle Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Oracle
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Oracle Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Oracle
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Oracle Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Oracle
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh -6 140 £353 -6.00% 27
Glasgow -4 85 £358 +12.06% 14
Stirling 0 19 £425 -
Aberdeen +3 16 £363 +11.53% 1
West Lothian +18 12 £348 - 2
North Lanarkshire 0 2 £330 +34.69% 1
Dundee +5 1 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
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Oracle
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 315 (48.31%) SQL
2 199 (30.52%) PL/SQL
3 192 (29.45%) Java
4 170 (26.07%) Finance
5 131 (20.09%) Oracle Database
6 127 (19.48%) SQL Server
7 123 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
8 104 (15.95%) Banking
9 101 (15.49%) UNIX
10 86 (13.19%) Business Intelligence
11 83 (12.73%) HTML
11 83 (12.73%) .NET
12 81 (12.42%) Relational Database
13 76 (11.66%) JavaScript
14 71 (10.89%) JSP
14 71 (10.89%) Microsoft
15 69 (10.58%) Oracle EBS
16 65 (9.97%) Web Services
16 65 (9.97%) Oracle Database 11g
17 63 (9.66%) Data Warehouse
18 62 (9.51%) CSS
19 58 (8.90%) XML
20 57 (8.74%) Windows
20 57 (8.74%) Linux
21 56 (8.59%) SOA
21 56 (8.59%) Migration
22 55 (8.44%) Workflow
22 55 (8.44%) Project Management
23 54 (8.28%) Oracle Reports
24 53 (8.13%) Data Modelling

Oracle
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 53 (8.13%) WebSphere
2 48 (7.36%) JBoss
3 46 (7.06%) Oracle Workflow
4 27 (4.14%) SAS
4 27 (4.14%) WebLogic
5 23 (3.53%) SharePoint
6 16 (2.45%) Tomcat
7 14 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
7 14 (2.15%) Apache
8 7 (1.07%) IIS
9 6 (0.92%) ColdFusion
9 6 (0.92%) FileNet
9 6 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (0.61%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.61%) CMS
10 4 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.46%) WebSphere Process Server
11 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 33 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.76%) MS Office
3 7 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.77%) MS Project
6 3 (0.46%) SPSS
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 69 (10.58%) Oracle EBS
2 46 (7.06%) Oracle EBS R12
3 39 (5.98%) Oracle Applications
4 16 (2.45%) Oracle Financials
5 15 (2.30%) Oracle Receivables
6 13 (1.99%) Oracle 11i
7 12 (1.84%) Oracle HRMS
8 9 (1.38%) Oracle General Ledger
8 9 (1.38%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (1.23%) Markit EDM
10 6 (0.92%) Oracle iProcurement
10 6 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
11 5 (0.77%) Oracle Payroll
11 5 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
12 4 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 4 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
13 3 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
13 3 (0.46%) CSG Singleview
14 2 (0.31%) Endur
14 2 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.15%) SaaS
1 1 (0.15%) PaaS
1 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.29%) SAN
2 16 (2.45%) Firewall
3 10 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (1.38%) NAS
4 9 (1.38%) Internet
5 8 (1.23%) HTTP
6 7 (1.07%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.07%) DNS
6 7 (1.07%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (1.07%) Network Security
7 5 (0.77%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.77%) LDAP
7 5 (0.77%) LAN
7 5 (0.77%) WAN
8 4 (0.61%) DHCP
9 3 (0.46%) VPN
9 3 (0.46%) Intranet
9 3 (0.46%) SSL
10 1 (0.15%) SSH
10 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (20.09%) Oracle Database
2 127 (19.48%) SQL Server
3 81 (12.42%) Relational Database
4 65 (9.97%) Oracle Database 11g
5 63 (9.66%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (8.28%) Oracle Reports
7 49 (7.52%) RDBMS
8 34 (5.21%) Oracle Database 10g
8 34 (5.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
10 29 (4.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 25 (3.83%) SAP Data Services
12 24 (3.68%) BusinessObjects
13 23 (3.53%) Oracle BI EE
14 22 (3.37%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 15 (2.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 13 (1.99%) BusinessObjects XI
17 10 (1.53%) Oracle9i Database
17 10 (1.53%) MS Access
18 9 (1.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (5.37%) Selenium
2 32 (4.91%) Oracle Forms
3 20 (3.07%) CruiseControl
4 17 (2.61%) JIRA
5 14 (2.15%) Subversion
5 14 (2.15%) Eclipse
5 14 (2.15%) PVCS
5 14 (2.15%) Toad
6 12 (1.84%) Maven
6 12 (1.84%) JMeter
7 11 (1.69%) JUnit
8 10 (1.53%) Oracle APEX
8 10 (1.53%) Jenkins
9 9 (1.38%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.07%) LoadRunner
10 7 (1.07%) VisualVM
10 7 (1.07%) JProfiler
11 6 (0.92%) Fiddler
12 5 (0.77%) TestComplete
12 5 (0.77%) Git (software)
General
1 170 (26.07%) Finance
2 104 (15.95%) Banking
3 16 (2.45%) Investment Banking
4 10 (1.53%) Retail
4 10 (1.53%) Front Office
5 8 (1.23%) Advertising
6 6 (0.92%) Back Office
6 6 (0.92%) Local Government
7 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.46%) Legal
7 3 (0.46%) Billing
8 2 (0.31%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.31%) International Banking
9 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 261 (40.03%) Developer
2 107 (16.41%) Analyst
3 73 (11.20%) Java Developer
4 68 (10.43%) Consultant
5 49 (7.52%) Oracle Developer
6 44 (6.75%) SQL Developer
7 42 (6.44%) Project Manager
8 40 (6.13%) Oracle Consultant
9 35 (5.37%) Architect
10 30 (4.60%) DBA
11 24 (3.68%) .NET Developer
11 24 (3.68%) Administrator
12 23 (3.53%) Business Analyst
12 23 (3.53%) Designer
13 22 (3.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 22 (3.37%) Test Analyst
14 21 (3.22%) Senior Developer
14 21 (3.22%) Data Analyst
15 19 (2.91%) Oracle DBA
16 17 (2.61%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (12.73%) HTML
1 83 (12.73%) .NET
2 71 (10.89%) JSP
3 65 (9.97%) Web Services
4 62 (9.51%) CSS
5 58 (8.90%) XML
6 51 (7.82%) Spring
7 44 (6.75%) J2EE
8 36 (5.52%) Hibernate
9 32 (4.91%) Struts
10 31 (4.75%) Servlets
10 31 (4.75%) ASP.NET
11 29 (4.45%) Middleware
12 26 (3.99%) Ajax
12 26 (3.99%) Spring MVC
13 23 (3.53%) JMS
13 23 (3.53%) XSLT
14 22 (3.37%) EJB
14 22 (3.37%) Spring Web Flow
15 21 (3.22%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.45%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.15%) Replication
4 12 (1.84%) Data Integration
5 11 (1.69%) User Experience
5 11 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.38%) Mainframe
6 9 (1.38%) CESG
7 8 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.23%) Open Source
8 7 (1.07%) Reference Data
8 7 (1.07%) CESG CLAS
9 6 (0.92%) Market Risk
9 6 (0.92%) Fixed Income
9 6 (0.92%) Clustering
10 5 (0.77%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.61%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.61%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.61%) Data Extraction
11 4 (0.61%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 101 (15.49%) UNIX
2 57 (8.74%) Windows
2 57 (8.74%) Linux
3 31 (4.75%) Solaris
3 31 (4.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (1.69%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.38%) AIX
6 7 (1.07%) HPUX
7 6 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.61%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.61%) Android
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.15%) zOS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (13.19%) Business Intelligence
3 56 (8.59%) SOA
3 56 (8.59%) Migration
4 55 (8.44%) Workflow
4 55 (8.44%) Project Management
5 53 (8.13%) Data Modelling
6 43 (6.60%) ETL
7 40 (6.13%) OO
8 38 (5.83%) Scrum
9 36 (5.52%) MVC
10 34 (5.21%) ERP
10 34 (5.21%) Unit Testing
11 33 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
12 29 (4.45%) Data Migration
13 28 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (4.14%) Dimensional Modelling
15 26 (3.99%) Kimball Methodology
16 24 (3.68%) PRINCE2
16 24 (3.68%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 315 (48.31%) SQL
2 199 (30.52%) PL/SQL
3 192 (29.45%) Java
4 76 (11.66%) JavaScript
5 49 (7.52%) Perl
6 44 (6.75%) C#
7 26 (3.99%) VBA
7 26 (3.99%) Shell Script
8 22 (3.37%) VB
9 20 (3.07%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.53%) C
11 8 (1.23%) C++
11 8 (1.23%) R
12 6 (0.92%) PHP
13 5 (0.77%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.61%) Python
14 4 (0.61%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.46%) VB6
15 3 (0.46%) Ruby
16 2 (0.31%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 43 (6.60%) Security Cleared
2 31 (4.75%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.22%) ISTQB
4 18 (2.76%) Degree
5 12 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 11 (1.69%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.38%) ISEB
9 6 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.61%) CISA
11 2 (0.31%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.31%) CCNA
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.31%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.31%) PMP
11 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.15%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.53%) QA
2 8 (1.23%) SLA
3 7 (1.07%) GPG13
4 4 (0.61%) COBIT
4 4 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (1.84%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.69%) Oracle RMAN
4 10 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.61%) SRDF
5 4 (0.61%) KVM
5 4 (0.61%) RHEV
5 4 (0.61%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.31%) RACF
7 1 (0.15%) Nmap
7 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.15%) vSphere
7 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (2.45%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.38%) Data Guard
3 5 (0.77%) SCOM
4 3 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (0.46%) SCCM
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.31%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.31%) Control-M
5 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.15%) Nessus
6 1 (0.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.15%) BMC Performance Manager
6 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.15%) Legato
Vendors
1 71 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 48 (7.36%) Business Objects
3 46 (7.06%) HP
4 39 (5.98%) Sybase
5 35 (5.37%) IBM
6 32 (4.91%) SAP
7 24 (3.68%) Informatica
8 22 (3.37%) Red Hat
8 22 (3.37%) VMware
9 19 (2.91%) Tableau
10 12 (1.84%) Kofax
10 12 (1.84%) Citrix
11 9 (1.38%) Cognos
11 9 (1.38%) Veritas
12 7 (1.07%) EMC
12 7 (1.07%) Sun
13 6 (0.92%) PeopleSoft
13 6 (0.92%) Cisco
13 6 (0.92%) Teradata
13 6 (0.92%) TIBCO
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