The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Oracle products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Oracle over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle
Rank 14 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Oracle 5069 5693 5333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.77% 10.25% 10.26%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 22.71% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2949 3173 3004
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.57% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 70 93
Average hourly rate £28.13 £37.50 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +15.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.30 £69.52 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25342 25064 24166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.83% 45.12% 46.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14926 13828 13128
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 1094 1194
Average hourly rate £18.40 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.15% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Oracle
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Oracle Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Oracle
Daily Rate Trend

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

Oracle Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Oracle
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle within the UK over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

Oracle Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Oracle
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Oracle Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Oracle
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle within the UK over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

Oracle Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Oracle
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle within the UK over the 3 months to 5 August 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
England -6 4565 £425 - 1125
London -4 2023 £475 - 493
South East +1 954 £425 +13.33% 211
City of London -4 538 £500 +5.26% 160
North West +1 376 £450 +20.00% 75
Yorkshire -7 278 £350 -6.66% 83
Scotland -5 251 £350 -6.66% 48
Hampshire -6 248 £420 +5.00% 46
East of England -7 239 £388 -3.12% 63
South West 0 229 £370 -10.84% 78
Berkshire +12 211 £450 +13.92% 43
West Yorkshire -9 190 £350 -7.89% 62
Manchester +8 187 £425 +24.08% 42
West Midlands +1 171 £375 +0.67% 57
Leeds -4 148 £345 -1.42% 47
Buckinghamshire +1 145 £425 +6.25% 21
East Midlands -4 137 £350 -12.50% 34
Milton Keynes +2 116 £425 +6.25% 10
Surrey -8 113 £400 +16.78% 35
Edinburgh -9 104 £350 -6.66% 23
North East -5 98 £375 +7.14% 20
Wales +1 94 £321 -16.82% 18
Glasgow -1 91 £375 +7.14% 14
Hertfordshire -4 82 £393 - 20
Reading +13 74 £450 +20.00% 22
South Wales +5 74 £308 -12.14% 16
Oxfordshire +21 71 £450 +9.09% 16
Tyne and Wear -8 70 £394 +12.50% 16
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 67 £394 +12.50% 10
Cambridgeshire -9 66 £350 -9.67% 23

Oracle
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4268 (42.58%) SQL
2 2547 (25.41%) Finance
3 2473 (24.67%) Java
4 2436 (24.30%) Oracle Database
5 1935 (19.31%) UNIX
6 1886 (18.82%) Linux
7 1821 (18.17%) SQL Server
8 1779 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
9 1769 (17.65%) PL/SQL
10 1428 (14.25%) Windows
11 1136 (11.33%) Microsoft
12 1128 (11.25%) Banking
13 1080 (10.78%) XML
14 1043 (10.41%) .NET
15 1017 (10.15%) Business Intelligence
16 973 (9.71%) Oracle Database 11g
17 946 (9.44%) Web Services
18 944 (9.42%) JavaScript
19 941 (9.39%) Data Warehouse
20 938 (9.36%) Security Cleared
21 916 (9.14%) Migration
22 904 (9.02%) ETL
23 887 (8.85%) Relational Database
24 768 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
25 753 (7.51%) Oracle EBS
26 752 (7.50%) C#
27 748 (7.46%) Data Modelling
28 732 (7.30%) HTML
29 707 (7.05%) Oracle Reports
30 689 (6.87%) SOA

Oracle
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 638 (6.37%) WebLogic
2 429 (4.28%) WebSphere
3 367 (3.66%) JBoss
4 360 (3.59%) Tomcat
5 342 (3.41%) Apache
6 276 (2.75%) SharePoint
7 270 (2.69%) IIS
8 248 (2.47%) Oracle Workflow
9 203 (2.03%) SAS
10 182 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 150 (1.50%) Oracle Coherence
12 145 (1.45%) Oracle Service Bus
13 97 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
14 96 (0.96%) Confluence
15 82 (0.82%) MS Exchange
16 81 (0.81%) CMS
17 80 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
18 78 (0.78%) Node.js
19 75 (0.75%) MQSeries
20 53 (0.53%) Documentum
Applications
1 555 (5.54%) MS Excel
2 284 (2.83%) MS Office
3 144 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 102 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 92 (0.92%) MS Project
6 30 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.22%) SPSS
8 8 (0.080%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.080%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.050%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.050%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.030%) HipChat
11 2 (0.020%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.020%) Open Workbench
11 2 (0.020%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.010%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.010%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.010%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.010%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 753 (7.51%) Oracle EBS
2 546 (5.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 262 (2.61%) Oracle Applications
4 247 (2.46%) Oracle Financials
5 246 (2.45%) Oracle General Ledger
6 216 (2.16%) Oracle Payables
7 190 (1.90%) Oracle BPM
8 169 (1.69%) Oracle Receivables
9 145 (1.45%) Oracle ERP
10 99 (0.99%) Oracle Assets
11 90 (0.90%) Oracle Retail
12 89 (0.89%) Oracle Cash Management
13 82 (0.82%) Oracle iProcurement
14 68 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 58 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
16 57 (0.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
17 56 (0.56%) Oracle HRMS
18 52 (0.52%) Oracle E-Business Tax
19 50 (0.50%) Hyperion Planning
20 48 (0.48%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 254 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
3 75 (0.75%) SaaS
4 68 (0.68%) Taleo
5 64 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 64 (0.64%) IaaS
6 45 (0.45%) Office 365
7 39 (0.39%) PaaS
8 31 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 24 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 17 (0.17%) Google Analytics
12 13 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
13 12 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
14 9 (0.090%) OpenShift
14 9 (0.090%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.070%) SoftLayer
15 7 (0.070%) Boomi
15 7 (0.070%) Route 53
15 7 (0.070%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 340 (3.39%) SAN
2 313 (3.12%) Firewall
3 204 (2.04%) DNS
4 201 (2.01%) Internet
5 199 (1.99%) TCP/IP
6 198 (1.98%) HTTP
7 181 (1.81%) LDAP
8 132 (1.32%) NAS
9 107 (1.07%) WAN
10 101 (1.01%) DHCP
11 99 (0.99%) SSL
12 95 (0.95%) LAN
13 66 (0.66%) FTP
14 65 (0.65%) Network Security
15 58 (0.58%) Intranet
15 58 (0.58%) SSH
16 53 (0.53%) VoIP
17 47 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
18 43 (0.43%) SNMP
19 41 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2436 (24.30%) Oracle Database
2 1821 (18.17%) SQL Server
3 973 (9.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 941 (9.39%) Data Warehouse
5 887 (8.85%) Relational Database
6 707 (7.05%) Oracle Reports
7 546 (5.45%) MySQL
8 514 (5.13%) RDBMS
9 436 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
10 399 (3.98%) Oracle BI EE
11 382 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 368 (3.67%) BusinessObjects
13 288 (2.87%) DB2
14 277 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 254 (2.53%) MongoDB
16 235 (2.34%) Hadoop
16 235 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
17 210 (2.10%) Oracle ODI
18 204 (2.04%) Big Data
19 174 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 369 (3.68%) Subversion
2 366 (3.65%) Oracle Forms
3 356 (3.55%) Maven
4 328 (3.27%) JIRA
5 280 (2.79%) Jenkins
6 269 (2.68%) Git (software)
7 214 (2.14%) JUnit
8 211 (2.11%) Ant
9 190 (1.90%) Toad
10 189 (1.89%) Visual Studio
11 176 (1.76%) Oracle APEX
12 173 (1.73%) Eclipse
13 164 (1.64%) Selenium
14 131 (1.31%) SoapUI
15 130 (1.30%) TeamCity
16 117 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
16 117 (1.17%) ERwin
17 93 (0.93%) NUnit
18 78 (0.78%) Cucumber
19 69 (0.69%) Gradle
General
1 2547 (25.41%) Finance
2 1128 (11.25%) Banking
3 452 (4.51%) Retail
4 418 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 355 (3.54%) Telecoms
6 199 (1.99%) Front Office
7 177 (1.77%) Marketing
8 127 (1.27%) General Ledger
9 126 (1.26%) Billing
10 122 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 118 (1.18%) Back Office
12 117 (1.17%) Financial Institution
13 114 (1.14%) Local Government
14 71 (0.71%) Publishing
15 57 (0.57%) Legal
16 52 (0.52%) Advertising
17 38 (0.38%) Law
18 34 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
19 33 (0.33%) Games
19 33 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3433 (34.25%) Developer
2 1317 (13.14%) Analyst
3 1232 (12.29%) Architect
4 993 (9.91%) Consultant
5 810 (8.08%) Oracle Developer
6 781 (7.79%) Java Developer
7 569 (5.68%) Oracle Consultant
8 513 (5.12%) DBA
9 433 (4.32%) Project Manager
10 395 (3.94%) Administrator
11 376 (3.75%) Business Analyst
12 357 (3.56%) Solutions Architect
13 300 (2.99%) Oracle DBA
14 273 (2.72%) SQL Developer
15 266 (2.65%) Senior Developer
16 234 (2.33%) Technical Architect
17 231 (2.30%) .NET Developer
18 227 (2.26%) Functional Consultant
19 217 (2.17%) Test Analyst
20 207 (2.07%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1080 (10.78%) XML
2 1043 (10.41%) .NET
3 946 (9.44%) Web Services
4 732 (7.30%) HTML
5 660 (6.58%) Middleware
6 604 (6.03%) J2EE
7 585 (5.84%) Spring
8 481 (4.80%) SOAP
9 417 (4.16%) CSS
10 369 (3.68%) Oracle Fusion
11 366 (3.65%) Hibernate
12 364 (3.63%) ASP.NET
13 270 (2.69%) JSP
14 258 (2.57%) jQuery
15 238 (2.37%) JMS
16 237 (2.36%) AngularJS
17 227 (2.26%) REST
18 217 (2.17%) Java EE
19 206 (2.06%) JSON
20 172 (1.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 768 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 327 (3.26%) Data Centre
3 245 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 202 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 200 (2.00%) Clustering
6 185 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 172 (1.72%) Data Integration
8 144 (1.44%) Fixed Income
9 137 (1.37%) Derivative
10 133 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 122 (1.22%) Visualisation
12 112 (1.12%) Replication
13 101 (1.01%) User Experience
14 100 (1.00%) Mainframe
15 86 (0.86%) Data Structures
16 82 (0.82%) Client/Server
17 77 (0.77%) Credit Risk
18 76 (0.76%) GIS
19 75 (0.75%) N-Tier
20 67 (0.67%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1935 (19.31%) UNIX
2 1886 (18.82%) Linux
3 1428 (14.25%) Windows
4 451 (4.50%) Solaris
5 399 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 274 (2.73%) AIX
7 231 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 173 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 135 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 80 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
11 76 (0.76%) Windows 7
12 72 (0.72%) HPUX
13 55 (0.55%) SUSE
14 47 (0.47%) Android
15 38 (0.38%) Apple iOS
16 36 (0.36%) Windows XP
17 33 (0.33%) CentOS
18 32 (0.32%) Windows 8
19 26 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
20 21 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1779 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
2 1017 (10.15%) Business Intelligence
3 916 (9.14%) Migration
4 904 (9.02%) ETL
5 748 (7.46%) Data Modelling
6 689 (6.87%) SOA
7 685 (6.83%) ITIL
8 611 (6.10%) SDLC
9 602 (6.01%) Project Management
10 585 (5.84%) Scrum
11 533 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
12 499 (4.98%) ERP
13 486 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
14 471 (4.70%) TDD
15 441 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
16 397 (3.96%) CRM
16 397 (3.96%) Data Migration
17 384 (3.83%) OO
18 356 (3.55%) User Acceptance Testing
19 343 (3.42%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4268 (42.58%) SQL
2 2473 (24.67%) Java
3 1769 (17.65%) PL/SQL
4 944 (9.42%) JavaScript
5 752 (7.50%) C#
6 664 (6.62%) Shell Script
7 522 (5.21%) Perl
8 445 (4.44%) Python
9 403 (4.02%) C++
10 268 (2.67%) T-SQL
11 195 (1.95%) C
12 191 (1.91%) PowerShell
13 190 (1.90%) VB
14 188 (1.88%) Bash Shell
15 172 (1.72%) VBA
16 137 (1.37%) Ruby
17 121 (1.21%) PHP
18 108 (1.08%) Korn
19 82 (0.82%) R
20 79 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 938 (9.36%) Security Cleared
2 608 (6.07%) SC Cleared
3 504 (5.03%) Degree
4 209 (2.09%) DV Cleared
5 147 (1.47%) ISEB
6 123 (1.23%) ISTQB
7 81 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
8 64 (0.64%) PMI Certification
9 62 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 62 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 62 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 52 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
11 50 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
12 44 (0.44%) PMP
13 38 (0.38%) CCNA
14 30 (0.30%) OCP
15 29 (0.29%) Sun Certification
16 28 (0.28%) ACCA
17 26 (0.26%) CIMA
18 25 (0.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 260 (2.59%) QA
2 130 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 113 (1.13%) SLA
4 32 (0.32%) Solvency II
5 24 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 21 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
8 16 (0.16%) EMIR
9 15 (0.15%) PCI DSS
10 13 (0.13%) FINREP
11 11 (0.11%) Basel III
11 11 (0.11%) COBIT
12 10 (0.100%) Basel II
13 8 (0.080%) ISO 9001
14 7 (0.070%) COREP
15 6 (0.060%) GxP
15 6 (0.060%) MiFID
16 5 (0.050%) HL7
16 5 (0.050%) GAAP
17 4 (0.040%) WAI
System Software
1 333 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 314 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 236 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
4 99 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 59 (0.59%) VMware ESX
6 58 (0.58%) vSphere
7 56 (0.56%) XenApp
8 48 (0.48%) NFS
9 38 (0.38%) Xen
10 35 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 30 (0.30%) XenDesktop
11 30 (0.30%) KVM
12 29 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 28 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 26 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 24 (0.24%) Samba
16 23 (0.23%) vCloud
16 23 (0.23%) HDFS
17 21 (0.21%) SRDF
18 20 (0.20%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 231 (2.30%) Puppet
2 168 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
3 142 (1.42%) Oracle RMAN
4 122 (1.22%) Data Guard
5 121 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
6 116 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 91 (0.91%) Tivoli
8 89 (0.89%) Control-M
9 77 (0.77%) Ansible
10 76 (0.76%) BladeLogic
11 75 (0.75%) SCCM
12 51 (0.51%) NetBackup
13 50 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
14 48 (0.48%) StatsD
15 46 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
16 42 (0.42%) Oracle ZFS
17 39 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 34 (0.34%) SCOM
18 34 (0.34%) Vagrant
19 28 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1136 (11.33%) Microsoft
2 603 (6.02%) IBM
3 526 (5.25%) SAP
4 494 (4.93%) VMware
5 483 (4.82%) Red Hat
6 405 (4.04%) Informatica
7 363 (3.62%) HP
8 343 (3.42%) Sybase
9 270 (2.69%) Citrix
10 205 (2.05%) Cisco
11 184 (1.84%) TIBCO
12 171 (1.71%) Sun
13 149 (1.49%) Teradata
14 148 (1.48%) Cognos
15 146 (1.46%) Tableau
16 143 (1.43%) EMC
16 143 (1.43%) Hyperion
17 134 (1.34%) Adobe
18 116 (1.16%) PeopleSoft
18 116 (1.16%) NetApp
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