The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Oracle products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Oracle over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle
Rank 19 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Oracle 50 48 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.71% 10.53% 9.41%
As % of the Vendors category 24.27% 22.43% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 18
Average daily rate
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£320 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £232 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £83.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.98%
Oracle
Wales

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

Vendors Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
206 214 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 35.89% 46.93% 43.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 133 88
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 6
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -20.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £10.63 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

Oracle
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Oracle Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Oracle
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Oracle Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Oracle
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Oracle Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Oracle
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Oracle Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Oracle
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Oracle Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

Oracle
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Cardiff -10 25 £294 +6.81% 14
Newport -4 15 £374 +19.60% 1
Bridgend -2 1 - - 4
Caerphilly - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Oracle
Wales

Oracle
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 39 (41.49%) SQL
2 29 (30.85%) Security Cleared
3 24 (25.53%) SQL Server
3 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
4 23 (24.47%) Java
5 21 (22.34%) SC Cleared
5 21 (22.34%) Scrum
6 20 (21.28%) XML
7 19 (20.21%) Web Services
8 18 (19.15%) Windows
9 16 (17.02%) UNIX
10 15 (15.96%) Maven
10 15 (15.96%) Relational Database
11 14 (14.89%) Finance
11 14 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (14.89%) SOAP
12 13 (13.83%) HP
12 13 (13.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (13.83%) HP Quality Center
12 13 (13.83%) Selenium
13 12 (12.77%) Test Automation
13 12 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (12.77%) IBM
13 12 (12.77%) MySQL
13 12 (12.77%) Ant
13 12 (12.77%) Oracle Database
14 11 (11.70%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (11.70%) REST
14 11 (11.70%) Linux
14 11 (11.70%) VMware

Oracle
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 8 (8.51%) WebLogic
2 7 (7.45%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.38%) Apache
4 5 (5.32%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.06%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.06%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 9 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.13%) MS Project
2 2 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (2.13%) Agresso
3 1 (1.06%) SAP SRM
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Office 365
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.45%) SAN
2 6 (6.38%) 3G
2 6 (6.38%) 2G
2 6 (6.38%) 4G
3 4 (4.26%) HTTP
4 3 (3.19%) Internet
5 2 (2.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.53%) SQL Server
2 15 (15.96%) Relational Database
3 13 (13.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (12.77%) MySQL
4 12 (12.77%) Oracle Database
5 11 (11.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (9.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (7.45%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (6.38%) RDBMS
8 6 (6.38%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (5.32%) Pentaho
9 5 (5.32%) Hadoop
9 5 (5.32%) Star Schema
10 3 (3.19%) OLAP
10 3 (3.19%) DataStage
10 3 (3.19%) Oracle OLAP
10 3 (3.19%) MongoDB
10 3 (3.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (15.96%) Maven
2 13 (13.83%) Selenium
3 12 (12.77%) Ant
4 10 (10.64%) JIRA
5 9 (9.57%) Apache Ivy
6 8 (8.51%) SoapUI
7 6 (6.38%) WebDriver
7 6 (6.38%) eggPlant
7 6 (6.38%) Toad
7 6 (6.38%) LoadRunner
8 5 (5.32%) JUnit
8 5 (5.32%) Talend Open Studio
8 5 (5.32%) TestNG
9 4 (4.26%) Subversion
10 3 (3.19%) Eclipse
10 3 (3.19%) Jenkins
10 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (2.13%) Mercurial
11 2 (2.13%) TortoiseSVN
11 2 (2.13%) JBehave
General
1 14 (14.89%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Banking
3 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (22.34%) Developer
2 13 (13.83%) Analyst
3 12 (12.77%) DBA
4 9 (9.57%) SQL DBA
5 8 (8.51%) Java Developer
5 8 (8.51%) Business Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Architect
6 7 (7.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) QA Leader
7 6 (6.38%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.38%) C++ Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Tester
8 4 (4.26%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Administrator
8 4 (4.26%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.26%) Lead Software Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Middleware Consultant
9 3 (3.19%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.19%) Consultant
9 3 (3.19%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.28%) XML
2 19 (20.21%) Web Services
3 14 (14.89%) SOAP
4 11 (11.70%) REST
5 10 (10.64%) HTML
6 9 (9.57%) .NET
6 9 (9.57%) Middleware
7 8 (8.51%) Hibernate
8 6 (6.38%) J2ME
8 6 (6.38%) WAP
8 6 (6.38%) Spring
9 5 (5.32%) JSON
9 5 (5.32%) J2EE
9 5 (5.32%) Apache Camel
10 4 (4.26%) RESTful
10 4 (4.26%) XSLT
10 4 (4.26%) .NET Framework
10 4 (4.26%) JPA
10 4 (4.26%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (4.26%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.38%) iSeries
2 6 (6.38%) Handset
3 5 (5.32%) Data Integration
3 5 (5.32%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (4.26%) Open Source
4 4 (4.26%) AS400
4 4 (4.26%) Statistics
5 2 (2.13%) Taxonomies
5 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.13%) GIS
5 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.13%) LPAR
5 2 (2.13%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.06%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.15%) Windows
2 16 (17.02%) UNIX
3 11 (11.70%) Linux
4 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.13%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.13%) AIX
5 2 (2.13%) Solaris
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.34%) Scrum
2 14 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.77%) Test Automation
4 8 (8.51%) Automation Testing
4 8 (8.51%) Regression Testing
4 8 (8.51%) ETL
4 8 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (7.45%) UML
5 7 (7.45%) TDD
6 6 (6.38%) Automated Testing
6 6 (6.38%) Software Engineering
6 6 (6.38%) Project Management
6 6 (6.38%) PRINCE2
6 6 (6.38%) SOA
6 6 (6.38%) Manual Testing
7 5 (5.32%) CRM
7 5 (5.32%) Migration
7 5 (5.32%) Data Analysis
8 4 (4.26%) OO
8 4 (4.26%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 39 (41.49%) SQL
2 23 (24.47%) Java
3 8 (8.51%) PL/SQL
4 6 (6.38%) C#
4 6 (6.38%) C++
5 5 (5.32%) VC++
5 5 (5.32%) Shell Script
5 5 (5.32%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.26%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.13%) XQuery
7 2 (2.13%) Scala
7 2 (2.13%) XPath
7 2 (2.13%) Groovy
8 1 (1.06%) R
8 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.06%) VBA
8 1 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (30.85%) Security Cleared
2 21 (22.34%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.38%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.32%) MCDBA
4 5 (5.32%) ISEB
4 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.32%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (5.32%) MCITP
5 4 (4.26%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.13%) PMP
6 2 (2.13%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.13%) IIBA
7 1 (1.06%) Degree
7 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.45%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (7.45%) Hyper-V
1 7 (7.45%) vSphere
1 7 (7.45%) vCloud
2 5 (5.32%) XenServer
2 5 (5.32%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.13%) NFS
3 2 (2.13%) MetaFrame
3 2 (2.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (13.83%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.32%) HP Data Protector
2 5 (5.32%) NetBackup
2 5 (5.32%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.13%) SCCM
3 2 (2.13%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.83%) HP
3 12 (12.77%) IBM
4 11 (11.70%) VMware
5 10 (10.64%) Red Gate
6 7 (7.45%) Citrix
6 7 (7.45%) Informatica
7 6 (6.38%) Apple
7 6 (6.38%) Sun
8 5 (5.32%) SAP
8 5 (5.32%) JBoss
8 5 (5.32%) Symantec
8 5 (5.32%) Remedy
8 5 (5.32%) Talend
9 4 (4.26%) Business Objects
9 4 (4.26%) EMC
10 2 (2.13%) Cognos
10 2 (2.13%) Thunderhead
10 2 (2.13%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.06%) Northgate
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