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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle
Rank 15 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Oracle 4700 5100 4700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.77% 9.75% 10.24%
As % of the Vendors category 19.48% 21.69% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2868 2950 2684
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 64 87
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.49 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.64% +7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 £10.65 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.22 £55.00 £52.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £37.49 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-26.64% +7.11%

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
24131 23508 21489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.03% 44.95% 46.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14085 13312 11404
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 1044 1167
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 4256 £425 +2.40% 1167
London -2 1959 £475 +5.55% 515
South East -2 779 £425 +11.84% 215
City of London -3 493 £500 +5.26% 187
North West +4 326 £475 +22.58% 99
Yorkshire -4 308 £350 +7.69% 73
East of England 0 276 £377 -5.66% 57
Scotland -5 206 £375 +1.00% 54
Hampshire -6 202 £384 +2.33% 30
West Yorkshire -8 201 £350 +7.69% 45
Berkshire +2 182 £450 +7.14% 79
South West -4 175 £375 +2.73% 99
Leeds -3 163 £368 +13.07% 25
East Midlands +6 155 £375 -3.84% 31
West Midlands 0 155 £400 - 48
Cheshire +15 121 £525 +39.81% 22
Manchester +1 107 £430 +7.50% 48
Edinburgh -5 96 £375 - 21
Surrey -10 94 £400 +3.89% 37
Buckinghamshire -8 92 £369 +1.72% 19
North East -5 91 £425 +13.63% 12
Hertfordshire 0 84 £425 +25.92% 20
Reading +11 77 £485 +14.11% 43
Tyne and Wear -6 77 £415 +14.64% 9
Essex +3 72 £275 -31.25% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 71 £395 +12.85% 4
Wales +5 68 £425 +9.67% 15
Milton Keynes -8 64 £383 +5.51% 10
West Sussex +28 63 £375 +50.00% 4
Cambridgeshire -12 63 £350 -12.50% 19

Oracle
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 4091 (42.52%) SQL
2 2436 (25.32%) Java
3 2375 (24.69%) Finance
4 2337 (24.29%) Oracle Database
5 1835 (19.07%) UNIX
6 1790 (18.61%) Linux
7 1759 (18.28%) PL/SQL
8 1717 (17.85%) SQL Server
9 1698 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
10 1382 (14.36%) Windows
11 1142 (11.87%) .NET
12 1066 (11.08%) Microsoft
13 1051 (10.92%) XML
14 1038 (10.79%) Security Cleared
15 1033 (10.74%) Banking
16 961 (9.99%) Oracle Database 11g
17 946 (9.83%) JavaScript
18 903 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
19 890 (9.25%) Web Services
20 883 (9.18%) Data Warehouse
21 831 (8.64%) Migration
22 825 (8.57%) C#
23 816 (8.48%) ETL
24 805 (8.37%) Relational Database
25 740 (7.69%) HTML
26 716 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
27 713 (7.41%) WebLogic
28 710 (7.38%) Data Modelling
29 709 (7.37%) Oracle EBS
30 685 (7.12%) SOA

Oracle
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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
1 713 (7.41%) WebLogic
2 432 (4.49%) WebSphere
3 374 (3.89%) Tomcat
4 341 (3.54%) JBoss
5 340 (3.53%) Apache
6 265 (2.75%) IIS
7 239 (2.48%) Oracle Workflow
8 219 (2.28%) SharePoint
9 194 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 185 (1.92%) SAS
11 122 (1.27%) Oracle Service Bus
12 96 (1.00%) Confluence
13 92 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
14 87 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
15 84 (0.87%) MQSeries
16 80 (0.83%) CMS
17 72 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
18 71 (0.74%) MS Exchange
19 69 (0.72%) NetWeaver
20 59 (0.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 533 (5.54%) MS Excel
2 269 (2.80%) MS Office
3 156 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 99 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 88 (0.91%) MS Project
6 26 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.15%) SPSS
8 9 (0.094%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.083%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.031%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.021%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.021%) HipChat
13 1 (0.010%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.010%) PrintSoft PReS
13 1 (0.010%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.010%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.010%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.010%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.010%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 709 (7.37%) Oracle EBS
2 573 (5.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 253 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
4 231 (2.40%) Oracle Financials
5 214 (2.22%) Oracle General Ledger
6 212 (2.20%) Oracle Payables
7 162 (1.68%) Oracle Receivables
8 157 (1.63%) Oracle BPM
9 122 (1.27%) Oracle Retail
10 105 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
11 93 (0.97%) Oracle Cash Management
12 75 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
13 73 (0.76%) Oracle iProcurement
14 71 (0.74%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 70 (0.73%) Oracle 11i
16 62 (0.64%) Oracle HRMS
17 58 (0.60%) Oracle Payroll
18 52 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
19 42 (0.44%) Oracle Internet Expenses
20 37 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 221 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
3 58 (0.60%) IaaS
3 58 (0.60%) SaaS
4 54 (0.56%) Taleo
5 45 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
6 42 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 35 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 32 (0.33%) PaaS
9 29 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 24 (0.25%) Office 365
11 19 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 17 (0.18%) Google Analytics
13 14 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
14 13 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.094%) CloudFront
16 8 (0.083%) Route 53
16 8 (0.083%) SuccessFactors
17 7 (0.073%) OpenShift
17 7 (0.073%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 317 (3.29%) Firewall
2 304 (3.16%) SAN
3 203 (2.11%) Internet
4 192 (2.00%) HTTP
5 191 (1.99%) DNS
6 189 (1.96%) TCP/IP
7 167 (1.74%) LDAP
8 111 (1.15%) WAN
9 95 (0.99%) NAS
9 95 (0.99%) LAN
9 95 (0.99%) SSL
10 83 (0.86%) DHCP
11 61 (0.63%) FTP
12 60 (0.62%) Network Security
13 58 (0.60%) Intranet
14 52 (0.54%) VPN
15 44 (0.46%) SSH
16 41 (0.43%) VLAN
17 40 (0.42%) HTTPS
18 39 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2337 (24.29%) Oracle Database
2 1717 (17.85%) SQL Server
3 961 (9.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 883 (9.18%) Data Warehouse
5 805 (8.37%) Relational Database
6 662 (6.88%) Oracle Reports
7 471 (4.90%) RDBMS
8 470 (4.89%) MySQL
9 441 (4.58%) Oracle Database 10g
10 324 (3.37%) Oracle BI EE
11 312 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 264 (2.74%) DB2
13 248 (2.58%) MongoDB
14 234 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 218 (2.27%) Hadoop
16 205 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
17 177 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
18 175 (1.82%) Big Data
19 172 (1.79%) QlikView
20 156 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 385 (4.00%) Subversion
2 361 (3.75%) Maven
3 357 (3.71%) JIRA
4 315 (3.27%) Oracle Forms
5 267 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 261 (2.71%) JUnit
7 242 (2.52%) Ant
8 230 (2.39%) Git (software)
9 211 (2.19%) Eclipse
10 210 (2.18%) Toad
11 207 (2.15%) Visual Studio
12 166 (1.73%) Oracle APEX
13 164 (1.70%) Selenium
14 122 (1.27%) TeamCity
15 99 (1.03%) ERwin
16 90 (0.94%) SoapUI
17 86 (0.89%) Cucumber
18 84 (0.87%) NUnit
19 82 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
20 59 (0.61%) Gradle
General
1 2375 (24.69%) Finance
2 1033 (10.74%) Banking
3 496 (5.16%) Retail
4 398 (4.14%) Investment Banking
5 350 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 180 (1.87%) Front Office
7 139 (1.44%) Marketing
8 125 (1.30%) Billing
9 116 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 103 (1.07%) Back Office
11 101 (1.05%) General Ledger
12 92 (0.96%) Local Government
13 73 (0.76%) Financial Institution
14 58 (0.60%) Legal
15 57 (0.59%) Advertising
16 53 (0.55%) Publishing
17 46 (0.48%) Games
18 35 (0.36%) Law
19 33 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
20 30 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3189 (33.15%) Developer
2 1281 (13.31%) Analyst
3 1161 (12.07%) Architect
4 917 (9.53%) Consultant
5 760 (7.90%) Java Developer
6 722 (7.50%) Oracle Developer
7 497 (5.17%) Oracle Consultant
8 468 (4.86%) DBA
9 400 (4.16%) Project Manager
10 361 (3.75%) Administrator
11 348 (3.62%) Business Analyst
12 313 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
13 310 (3.22%) Oracle DBA
14 289 (3.00%) .NET Developer
15 262 (2.72%) Senior Developer
16 237 (2.46%) C# Developer
17 235 (2.44%) Technical Architect
18 216 (2.25%) SQL Developer
19 205 (2.13%) Test Analyst
20 200 (2.08%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1142 (11.87%) .NET
2 1051 (10.92%) XML
3 890 (9.25%) Web Services
4 740 (7.69%) HTML
5 679 (7.06%) J2EE
6 631 (6.56%) Middleware
7 563 (5.85%) Spring
8 455 (4.73%) CSS
9 401 (4.17%) ASP.NET
10 379 (3.94%) Hibernate
11 364 (3.78%) SOAP
12 335 (3.48%) Oracle Fusion
13 289 (3.00%) jQuery
14 265 (2.75%) JSP
15 231 (2.40%) REST
16 228 (2.37%) Java EE
17 224 (2.33%) JMS
18 212 (2.20%) JSON
19 203 (2.11%) AngularJS
20 199 (2.07%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 716 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 242 (2.52%) Data Centre
3 234 (2.43%) Management Information System
4 221 (2.30%) Computer Science
5 196 (2.04%) Clustering
6 163 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
7 146 (1.52%) Data Integration
8 136 (1.41%) Fixed Income
9 127 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 118 (1.23%) Derivative
11 113 (1.17%) Visualisation
12 110 (1.14%) Replication
13 98 (1.02%) Data Structures
14 87 (0.90%) Mainframe
15 81 (0.84%) User Experience
16 67 (0.70%) NHS
17 66 (0.69%) Data Extraction
18 61 (0.63%) GIS
19 60 (0.62%) Client/Server
20 58 (0.60%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1835 (19.07%) UNIX
2 1790 (18.61%) Linux
3 1382 (14.36%) Windows
4 458 (4.76%) Solaris
5 422 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 295 (3.07%) AIX
7 223 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 175 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 110 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 78 (0.81%) HPUX
11 72 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
12 71 (0.74%) Windows 7
13 43 (0.45%) SUSE
14 40 (0.42%) Windows XP
15 38 (0.39%) Android
16 36 (0.37%) CentOS
17 32 (0.33%) Ubuntu
18 31 (0.32%) Apple iOS
19 26 (0.27%) Windows NT
19 26 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1698 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 903 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
3 831 (8.64%) Migration
4 816 (8.48%) ETL
5 710 (7.38%) Data Modelling
6 685 (7.12%) SOA
7 634 (6.59%) ITIL
8 581 (6.04%) Scrum
9 579 (6.02%) SDLC
10 543 (5.64%) Project Management
11 489 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
12 462 (4.80%) TDD
13 446 (4.64%) OO
14 406 (4.22%) ERP
15 404 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
16 389 (4.04%) CRM
17 372 (3.87%) Stakeholder Management
18 369 (3.84%) Data Migration
19 353 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
20 333 (3.46%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4091 (42.52%) SQL
2 2436 (25.32%) Java
3 1759 (18.28%) PL/SQL
4 946 (9.83%) JavaScript
5 825 (8.57%) C#
6 611 (6.35%) Shell Script
7 451 (4.69%) Perl
8 411 (4.27%) Python
9 292 (3.04%) C++
10 212 (2.20%) T-SQL
11 199 (2.07%) C
12 177 (1.84%) Bash Shell
13 176 (1.83%) VB
13 176 (1.83%) PowerShell
14 158 (1.64%) VBA
15 143 (1.49%) Ruby
16 138 (1.43%) PHP
17 99 (1.03%) VB.NET
18 98 (1.02%) Korn
19 94 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1038 (10.79%) Security Cleared
2 672 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 486 (5.05%) Degree
4 274 (2.85%) DV Cleared
5 134 (1.39%) ISEB
6 113 (1.17%) ISTQB
7 89 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
8 63 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 61 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 59 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 47 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 43 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
13 41 (0.43%) PMI Certification
14 39 (0.41%) Sun Certification
15 32 (0.33%) MCITP
16 31 (0.32%) PMP
16 31 (0.32%) CCNA
17 25 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 23 (0.24%) OCP
19 22 (0.23%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (2.83%) QA
2 105 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 97 (1.01%) SLA
4 23 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (0.21%) Solvency II
6 16 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.17%) EMIR
6 16 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
7 14 (0.15%) FINREP
8 12 (0.12%) HL7
9 11 (0.11%) COBIT
10 8 (0.083%) GAAP
10 8 (0.083%) COREP
11 6 (0.062%) DICOM
11 6 (0.062%) Basel III
11 6 (0.062%) P3O
12 5 (0.052%) MiFID
12 5 (0.052%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.052%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 287 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 273 (2.84%) Active Directory
3 221 (2.30%) Oracle RAC
4 78 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 61 (0.63%) vSphere
6 48 (0.50%) VMware ESX
7 45 (0.47%) XenApp
8 35 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 35 (0.36%) NFS
9 30 (0.31%) Xen
10 28 (0.29%) HDFS
11 27 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 24 (0.25%) Samba
13 22 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 22 (0.23%) Oracle Clusterware
14 20 (0.21%) XenDesktop
14 20 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
15 19 (0.20%) KVM
15 19 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 18 (0.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 230 (2.39%) Puppet
2 151 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
3 129 (1.34%) Data Guard
4 127 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
5 123 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
6 112 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 98 (1.02%) Tivoli
8 78 (0.81%) Control-M
9 62 (0.64%) SCCM
10 50 (0.52%) Ansible
11 49 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
12 47 (0.49%) StatsD
13 45 (0.47%) BladeLogic
13 45 (0.47%) CA Single Sign-On
14 41 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 40 (0.42%) Nagios
15 40 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Management
16 37 (0.38%) Vagrant
17 34 (0.35%) SCOM
18 30 (0.31%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1066 (11.08%) Microsoft
2 551 (5.73%) IBM
3 518 (5.38%) Red Hat
4 501 (5.21%) SAP
5 443 (4.60%) VMware
6 364 (3.78%) HP
7 357 (3.71%) Informatica
8 340 (3.53%) Sybase
9 329 (3.42%) Business Objects
10 234 (2.43%) Citrix
11 209 (2.17%) Cisco
12 189 (1.96%) Sun
13 185 (1.92%) TIBCO
14 136 (1.41%) Cognos
15 132 (1.37%) Tableau
16 127 (1.32%) Teradata
17 121 (1.26%) PeopleSoft
18 114 (1.18%) EMC
19 110 (1.14%) Hyperion
20 109 (1.13%) webMethods
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