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 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 10 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Oracle 5057 5329 5554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.32% 10.41% 11.40%
As % of the Vendors category 20.55% 22.54% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3088 3097 3140
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 73 113
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.90 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.35% -10.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.13 £13.30 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.60 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+21.32% -11.75%

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
24605 23641 23338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 46.18% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14694 13385 12165
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1147 1102 1371
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £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

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 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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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 -2 4514 £425 - 760
London -3 2009 £475 +5.55% 296
South East 0 882 £400 +5.26% 154
City of London -7 434 £475 - 117
North West +5 402 £425 +16.43% 61
East of England +7 313 £400 +14.28% 53
Scotland -1 313 £375 +7.14% 42
Yorkshire +1 287 £375 +13.20% 78
Hampshire 0 260 £400 +6.66% 42
Berkshire +9 223 £400 +2.56% 47
West Yorkshire 0 218 £375 +15.38% 56
South West -5 209 £413 +17.85% 57
West Midlands 0 201 £375 +7.14% 27
Leeds 0 145 £363 +11.53% 36
Edinburgh -6 140 £353 -6.00% 24
Cheshire +11 137 £400 +6.66% 17
Surrey -5 122 £350 -12.50% 26
Manchester 0 121 £425 +23.81% 27
East Midlands -1 112 £365 +14.96% 24
Buckinghamshire +4 110 £363 +3.57% 10
Oxfordshire +15 106 £500 +35.13% 7
Essex +1 93 £450 +34.32% 2
Milton Keynes +8 87 £363 +7.01% 6
Hertfordshire +16 85 £353 -17.05% 14
Glasgow -4 85 £358 +12.06% 10
Oxford +4 81 £518 +39.86% 5
Lancashire +15 77 £475 +52.61% 6
Gosport 0 77 £443 +21.90% 2
North East -12 76 £450 +60.71% 5
Cambridgeshire +2 75 £375 +11.11% 18

Oracle
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 4699 (43.58%) SQL
2 2840 (26.34%) Finance
3 2463 (22.84%) Java
4 2456 (22.78%) Oracle Database
5 2139 (19.84%) UNIX
6 2083 (19.32%) PL/SQL
7 1867 (17.31%) Linux
8 1696 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
9 1629 (15.11%) SQL Server
10 1368 (12.69%) Windows
11 1242 (11.52%) Microsoft
12 1203 (11.16%) .NET
13 1202 (11.15%) Business Intelligence
14 1194 (11.07%) Security Cleared
15 1166 (10.81%) Banking
16 1115 (10.34%) XML
17 1051 (9.75%) Oracle Database 11g
18 1008 (9.35%) HTML
19 984 (9.13%) Oracle EBS
20 983 (9.12%) Data Warehouse
21 969 (8.99%) Migration
22 967 (8.97%) ETL
23 925 (8.58%) Web Services
24 922 (8.55%) C#
25 904 (8.38%) Relational Database
26 866 (8.03%) JavaScript
27 862 (7.99%) Oracle Reports
28 841 (7.80%) SC Cleared
29 818 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
30 816 (7.57%) WebLogic

Oracle
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 816 (7.57%) WebLogic
2 469 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 399 (3.70%) JBoss
4 391 (3.63%) Apache
5 380 (3.52%) Tomcat
6 322 (2.99%) Oracle Workflow
7 250 (2.32%) SAS
8 216 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 194 (1.80%) SharePoint
10 191 (1.77%) IIS
11 132 (1.22%) Oracle Service Bus
12 109 (1.01%) CMS
13 106 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
14 80 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
15 71 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
16 61 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
16 61 (0.57%) GlassFish
17 60 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
18 52 (0.48%) MS Exchange
19 46 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 662 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 324 (3.00%) MS Office
3 161 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 124 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 116 (1.08%) MS Project
6 58 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.17%) SPSS
8 8 (0.074%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.074%) Mathematica
9 6 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.056%) PowerPivot
10 5 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.028%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.019%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.009%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.009%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.009%) FrameMaker
13 1 (0.009%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.009%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.009%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 984 (9.13%) Oracle EBS
2 803 (7.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 355 (3.29%) Oracle Applications
4 310 (2.87%) Oracle Payables
5 298 (2.76%) Oracle Receivables
6 282 (2.62%) Oracle General Ledger
7 269 (2.49%) Oracle Financials
8 177 (1.64%) Oracle BPM
9 154 (1.43%) Oracle Assets
10 138 (1.28%) Oracle Retail
11 131 (1.21%) Oracle Cash Management
12 125 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
13 124 (1.15%) Oracle 11i
14 108 (1.00%) Oracle iProcurement
15 79 (0.73%) Oracle Internet Expenses
16 66 (0.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 60 (0.56%) Oracle HRMS
18 55 (0.51%) Oracle Payroll
19 42 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
20 40 (0.37%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 100 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (0.61%) SaaS
3 65 (0.60%) PaaS
4 64 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 56 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 24 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.13%) Heroku
8 14 (0.13%) IaaS
9 11 (0.10%) Route 53
9 11 (0.10%) GitHub
9 11 (0.10%) Engine Yard
10 9 (0.083%) Force.com
11 8 (0.074%) Taleo
11 8 (0.074%) Google Apps
11 8 (0.074%) Office 365
12 6 (0.056%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.056%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.046%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.046%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 340 (3.15%) SAN
2 233 (2.16%) HTTP
3 217 (2.01%) Firewall
4 197 (1.83%) LDAP
5 179 (1.66%) TCP/IP
6 175 (1.62%) Internet
7 170 (1.58%) DNS
8 109 (1.01%) NAS
9 102 (0.95%) SSL
10 99 (0.92%) LAN
11 98 (0.91%) WAN
12 78 (0.72%) HTTPS
12 78 (0.72%) FTP
13 54 (0.50%) DHCP
14 53 (0.49%) Network Security
15 52 (0.48%) VPN
16 51 (0.47%) SSH
17 45 (0.42%) VLAN
18 40 (0.37%) Intranet
19 37 (0.34%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2456 (22.78%) Oracle Database
2 1629 (15.11%) SQL Server
3 1051 (9.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 983 (9.12%) Data Warehouse
5 904 (8.38%) Relational Database
6 862 (7.99%) Oracle Reports
7 545 (5.05%) Oracle Database 10g
8 523 (4.85%) MySQL
9 500 (4.64%) Oracle BI EE
10 476 (4.41%) RDBMS
11 378 (3.51%) Oracle ODI
12 348 (3.23%) DB2
13 258 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 224 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
15 208 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 180 (1.67%) Big Data
17 175 (1.62%) MongoDB
17 175 (1.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
18 167 (1.55%) Hadoop
19 159 (1.47%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 410 (3.80%) Maven
2 400 (3.71%) Subversion
3 317 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
4 282 (2.62%) JIRA
5 252 (2.34%) JUnit
6 228 (2.11%) Visual Studio
7 204 (1.89%) Toad
8 203 (1.88%) Jenkins
9 201 (1.86%) Ant
10 187 (1.73%) Git (software)
11 183 (1.70%) Oracle APEX
12 179 (1.66%) Eclipse
13 174 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
14 158 (1.47%) Selenium
15 102 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
16 91 (0.84%) ClearCase
17 90 (0.83%) Hudson
18 68 (0.63%) ERwin
19 66 (0.61%) TeamCity
20 63 (0.58%) NUnit
General
1 2840 (26.34%) Finance
2 1166 (10.81%) Banking
3 508 (4.71%) Retail
4 481 (4.46%) Investment Banking
5 384 (3.56%) Telecoms
6 306 (2.84%) Front Office
7 154 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 128 (1.19%) Billing
9 126 (1.17%) Back Office
10 120 (1.11%) Marketing
11 110 (1.02%) General Ledger
12 100 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 81 (0.75%) Publishing
14 80 (0.74%) Games
14 80 (0.74%) Advertising
15 77 (0.71%) Legal
16 48 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
17 46 (0.43%) Local Government
18 38 (0.35%) Electronics
19 29 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3550 (32.92%) Developer
2 1426 (13.22%) Analyst
3 1201 (11.14%) Consultant
4 1153 (10.69%) Architect
5 925 (8.58%) Java Developer
6 720 (6.68%) Oracle Developer
7 665 (6.17%) Oracle Consultant
8 516 (4.79%) DBA
9 449 (4.16%) Project Manager
10 380 (3.52%) Oracle DBA
11 369 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
12 321 (2.98%) Administrator
13 320 (2.97%) Business Analyst
14 305 (2.83%) Senior Developer
15 283 (2.62%) .NET Developer
16 251 (2.33%) Test Analyst
17 246 (2.28%) Support Analyst
18 232 (2.15%) Functional Consultant
19 227 (2.11%) Applications Support
20 202 (1.87%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1203 (11.16%) .NET
2 1115 (10.34%) XML
3 1008 (9.35%) HTML
4 925 (8.58%) Web Services
5 715 (6.63%) Spring
6 677 (6.28%) Middleware
7 649 (6.02%) J2EE
8 526 (4.88%) CSS
9 507 (4.70%) Hibernate
10 409 (3.79%) Oracle Fusion
11 401 (3.72%) JSP
12 392 (3.64%) ASP.NET
13 386 (3.58%) SOAP
14 380 (3.52%) jQuery
15 262 (2.43%) REST
16 242 (2.24%) XSLT
17 237 (2.20%) JMS
18 232 (2.15%) Java EE
19 226 (2.10%) Ajax
20 203 (1.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 818 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 276 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 271 (2.51%) Computer Science
4 230 (2.13%) Open Source
5 221 (2.05%) Data Integration
6 218 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 191 (1.77%) Derivative
8 181 (1.68%) Clustering
9 172 (1.60%) Fixed Income
10 163 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 159 (1.47%) Replication
12 146 (1.35%) Data Structures
13 111 (1.03%) Mainframe
14 101 (0.94%) User Experience
15 87 (0.81%) Credit Risk
16 86 (0.80%) Statistics
17 83 (0.77%) Algorithms
18 80 (0.74%) Equities
19 79 (0.73%) Mathematics
20 78 (0.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2139 (19.84%) UNIX
2 1867 (17.31%) Linux
3 1368 (12.69%) Windows
4 464 (4.30%) Solaris
5 390 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 280 (2.60%) AIX
7 218 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 173 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 130 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
10 101 (0.94%) Windows 7
11 95 (0.88%) HPUX
12 87 (0.81%) Windows XP
13 55 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
14 52 (0.48%) Mac OS X
15 47 (0.44%) SUSE
16 40 (0.37%) CentOS
17 35 (0.32%) Windows Vista
18 32 (0.30%) Apple iOS
19 31 (0.29%) Android
20 30 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1696 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1202 (11.15%) Business Intelligence
3 969 (8.99%) Migration
4 967 (8.97%) ETL
5 802 (7.44%) Data Modelling
6 776 (7.20%) SOA
7 667 (6.19%) Project Management
8 628 (5.82%) Scrum
9 620 (5.75%) ITIL
10 552 (5.12%) ERP
11 545 (5.05%) TDD
12 517 (4.79%) Performance Tuning
13 484 (4.49%) OO
14 477 (4.42%) CRM
15 462 (4.28%) Data Migration
16 419 (3.89%) Workflow
17 414 (3.84%) MVC
18 404 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
19 397 (3.68%) Continuous Integration
20 358 (3.32%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4699 (43.58%) SQL
2 2463 (22.84%) Java
3 2083 (19.32%) PL/SQL
4 922 (8.55%) C#
5 866 (8.03%) JavaScript
6 678 (6.29%) Shell Script
7 490 (4.54%) Perl
8 374 (3.47%) Python
9 346 (3.21%) C++
10 285 (2.64%) VB
11 236 (2.19%) C
12 205 (1.90%) T-SQL
13 200 (1.85%) Bash Shell
14 180 (1.67%) PHP
15 148 (1.37%) VBA
16 147 (1.36%) PowerShell
17 136 (1.26%) VBScript
18 133 (1.23%) Ruby
19 109 (1.01%) Korn
20 107 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1194 (11.07%) Security Cleared
2 841 (7.80%) SC Cleared
3 524 (4.86%) Degree
4 261 (2.42%) DV Cleared
5 198 (1.84%) ISTQB
6 160 (1.48%) ISEB
7 100 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 82 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 77 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 69 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
11 65 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
12 55 (0.51%) PMI Certification
13 48 (0.45%) Sun Certification
14 38 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 36 (0.33%) PMP
16 35 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
16 35 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 33 (0.31%) CISSP
18 27 (0.25%) MCITP
19 25 (0.23%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 392 (3.64%) QA
2 136 (1.26%) SLA
3 88 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 41 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 37 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 26 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 16 (0.15%) COBIT
9 12 (0.11%) Solvency II
9 12 (0.11%) GAAP
10 11 (0.10%) Basel III
11 7 (0.065%) GPG13
11 7 (0.065%) Dodd-Frank
12 6 (0.056%) GxP
12 6 (0.056%) HL7
13 5 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.046%) WAI
14 4 (0.037%) ISO 14001
14 4 (0.037%) HIPAA
14 4 (0.037%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 363 (3.37%) Oracle RAC
2 314 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 252 (2.34%) Active Directory
4 205 (1.90%) Oracle RMAN
5 59 (0.55%) VMware ESX
6 51 (0.47%) Hyper-V
7 47 (0.44%) vSphere
8 40 (0.37%) NFS
9 26 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 24 (0.22%) XenApp
11 21 (0.19%) Firmware
12 19 (0.18%) Xen
12 19 (0.18%) KVM
13 18 (0.17%) vCloud
14 17 (0.16%) XenServer
15 16 (0.15%) Nmap
15 16 (0.15%) FreeRADIUS
15 16 (0.15%) HDFS
16 15 (0.14%) Apache Flume
16 15 (0.14%) Squid
Systems Management
1 215 (1.99%) Puppet
2 200 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
3 169 (1.57%) Data Guard
4 165 (1.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 133 (1.23%) Control-M
6 106 (0.98%) Tivoli
7 83 (0.77%) Oracle Identity Management
8 77 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
9 47 (0.44%) SCCM
9 47 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 46 (0.43%) Nagios
11 44 (0.41%) OpenView
12 33 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 32 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 32 (0.30%) Vagrant
14 30 (0.28%) SCOM
15 29 (0.27%) NetBackup
16 26 (0.24%) SELinux
17 25 (0.23%) Nessus
17 25 (0.23%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1242 (11.52%) Microsoft
2 649 (6.02%) SAP
3 548 (5.08%) IBM
4 531 (4.92%) HP
5 481 (4.46%) VMware
6 458 (4.25%) Red Hat
7 422 (3.91%) Informatica
8 389 (3.61%) Sybase
9 350 (3.25%) Business Objects
10 211 (1.96%) Citrix
11 192 (1.78%) Cisco
12 185 (1.72%) Sun
13 170 (1.58%) Siebel
14 147 (1.36%) Cognos
15 143 (1.33%) TIBCO
16 118 (1.09%) Hyperion
16 118 (1.09%) Teradata
16 118 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
17 115 (1.07%) Remedy
18 106 (0.98%) EMC
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