The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Oracle 5493 4933 6573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.76% 10.34% 10.84%
As % of the Vendors category 21.28% 21.97% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3191 2795 3427
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £276 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £378
% change year-on-year
- -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 87 114
Average hourly rate £38.86 £31.70 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.57% +15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £15.31 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £57.00 £47.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £26.28
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +23.66%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +1 4989 £413 -2.94% 1120
London -1 2348 £450 -5.26% 503
South East -1 943 £388 +3.05% 193
City of London +5 643 £500 +5.26% 181
East of England +9 355 £400 +14.28% 98
Yorkshire -2 309 £350 -2.09% 69
South West -1 281 £373 -0.66% 64
Hampshire -1 263 £375 - 45
North West -7 261 £339 -9.66% 99
Berkshire -3 254 £440 +10.00% 56
Scotland -4 252 £375 +11.11% 65
West Yorkshire -1 215 £350 +16.66% 54
Surrey +2 173 £375 -0.66% 46
North East +11 165 £278 -44.50% 15
West Midlands -8 163 £375 +7.14% 41
Tyne and Wear +9 155 £275 -46.34% 12
Leeds -3 146 £350 +27.27% 33
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 144 £275 -46.34% 9
Manchester +4 140 £339 -3.21% 54
Edinburgh -6 125 £400 +10.34% 23
Hertfordshire +18 113 £388 +14.81% 39
Buckinghamshire -3 109 £375 +7.14% 10
Essex +10 105 £425 +6.25% 13
East Midlands -2 104 £385 +10.00% 29
Milton Keynes -2 96 £378 +3.78% 3
Cambridgeshire -4 85 £400 +23.07% 32
Reading -6 77 £425 +13.33% 32
Wiltshire +11 73 £388 -8.82% 11
Glasgow -11 66 £340 +6.58% 23
Cheshire -14 57 £363 -3.90% 24

Oracle
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4452 (42.68%) SQL
2 2951 (28.29%) Finance
3 2771 (26.57%) Oracle Database
4 2483 (23.80%) Java
5 2138 (20.50%) UNIX
6 1798 (17.24%) PL/SQL
7 1786 (17.12%) SQL Server
8 1782 (17.08%) Linux
9 1405 (13.47%) Windows
10 1311 (12.57%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1228 (11.77%) Banking
12 1144 (10.97%) .NET
13 1101 (10.56%) XML
13 1101 (10.56%) Business Intelligence
14 1064 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
15 1009 (9.67%) Relational Database
16 979 (9.39%) Microsoft
17 875 (8.39%) ETL
17 875 (8.39%) HTML
17 875 (8.39%) Security Cleared
18 850 (8.15%) C#
19 814 (7.80%) Migration
20 810 (7.77%) JavaScript
21 808 (7.75%) Oracle Reports
22 795 (7.62%) Web Services
23 792 (7.59%) SOA
24 783 (7.51%) WebLogic
24 783 (7.51%) Agile Software Development
25 778 (7.46%) Data Modelling
26 716 (6.86%) Spring

Oracle
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 783 (7.51%) WebLogic
2 432 (4.14%) WebSphere
3 388 (3.72%) Apache
4 314 (3.01%) Tomcat
5 260 (2.49%) Oracle Workflow
6 259 (2.48%) SharePoint
7 197 (1.89%) SAS
8 169 (1.62%) IIS
9 166 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 163 (1.56%) Oracle Coherence
11 152 (1.46%) Oracle Service Bus
12 91 (0.87%) MS Exchange
13 90 (0.86%) CMS
14 88 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
15 82 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
16 74 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
17 64 (0.61%) MQSeries
18 51 (0.49%) Confluence
19 39 (0.37%) Oracle Spatial
20 36 (0.35%) Liferay
Applications
1 518 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 232 (2.22%) MS Office
3 122 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 120 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 92 (0.88%) MS Project
6 41 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 25 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 13 (0.12%) SPSS
9 12 (0.12%) Mathematica
9 12 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.086%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.038%) CATIA
12 4 (0.038%) Windchill
12 4 (0.038%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.038%) Mingle
12 4 (0.038%) PowerPivot
13 3 (0.029%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.010%) Blender
14 1 (0.010%) Maya
Business Applications
1 690 (6.61%) Oracle EBS
2 648 (6.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 380 (3.64%) Oracle Applications
4 273 (2.62%) Oracle Financials
5 268 (2.57%) Oracle Payables
6 264 (2.53%) Oracle General Ledger
7 227 (2.18%) Oracle Receivables
8 152 (1.46%) Oracle BPM
9 128 (1.23%) Oracle 11i
10 123 (1.18%) Oracle Assets
11 108 (1.04%) Oracle CRM
11 108 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
12 103 (0.99%) Oracle Retail
13 80 (0.77%) Oracle Cash Management
14 67 (0.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 57 (0.55%) Magento
16 56 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
17 54 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
18 52 (0.50%) RMDS
19 50 (0.48%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 65 (0.62%) SaaS
2 43 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 19 (0.18%) PaaS
7 18 (0.17%) IaaS
8 13 (0.12%) Office 365
9 11 (0.11%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.086%) Taleo
11 5 (0.048%) Joyent
12 4 (0.038%) IBM SmartCloud
13 3 (0.029%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.019%) Force.com
14 2 (0.019%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 331 (3.17%) SAN
2 236 (2.26%) TCP/IP
3 205 (1.97%) Internet
4 204 (1.96%) Firewall
5 202 (1.94%) LDAP
6 177 (1.70%) DNS
7 170 (1.63%) HTTP
8 149 (1.43%) LAN
9 139 (1.33%) WAN
10 129 (1.24%) NAS
11 94 (0.90%) SSL
12 93 (0.89%) FTP
13 67 (0.64%) DHCP
14 65 (0.62%) VPN
15 63 (0.60%) SSH
16 50 (0.48%) HTTPS
17 44 (0.42%) Network Security
18 42 (0.40%) VLAN
19 38 (0.36%) Intranet
19 38 (0.36%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2771 (26.57%) Oracle Database
2 1786 (17.12%) SQL Server
3 1311 (12.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1064 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1009 (9.67%) Relational Database
6 808 (7.75%) Oracle Reports
7 687 (6.59%) Oracle Database 10g
8 625 (5.99%) RDBMS
9 437 (4.19%) MySQL
10 424 (4.06%) Oracle BI EE
11 329 (3.15%) DB2
12 295 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 274 (2.63%) Oracle ODI
14 252 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
15 241 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 155 (1.49%) OLAP
17 154 (1.48%) DataStage
18 152 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 147 (1.41%) Oracle OLAP
20 140 (1.34%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 395 (3.79%) Subversion
2 389 (3.73%) Maven
3 355 (3.40%) Oracle Forms
4 224 (2.15%) Jenkins
5 222 (2.13%) Eclipse
6 221 (2.12%) JUnit
7 216 (2.07%) Ant
8 207 (1.98%) Visual Studio
9 203 (1.95%) Toad
10 195 (1.87%) JIRA
11 194 (1.86%) Git (software)
12 160 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
13 154 (1.48%) Selenium
14 124 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
15 99 (0.95%) LoadRunner
16 75 (0.72%) ClearCase
16 75 (0.72%) Cucumber
17 74 (0.71%) Hudson
18 71 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
19 70 (0.67%) JDeveloper
General
1 2951 (28.29%) Finance
2 1228 (11.77%) Banking
3 520 (4.99%) Investment Banking
4 485 (4.65%) Retail
5 404 (3.87%) Telecoms
6 283 (2.71%) Front Office
7 179 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 159 (1.52%) Marketing
9 127 (1.22%) Billing
10 116 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 116 (1.11%) Back Office
11 82 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
12 66 (0.63%) General Ledger
13 59 (0.57%) Legal
14 50 (0.48%) German Language
15 48 (0.46%) Publishing
16 43 (0.41%) Advertising
17 42 (0.40%) Local Government
18 38 (0.36%) French Language
19 34 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3206 (30.74%) Developer
2 1510 (14.48%) Analyst
3 1088 (10.43%) Architect
4 1048 (10.05%) Consultant
5 827 (7.93%) DBA
6 752 (7.21%) Java Developer
7 666 (6.38%) Oracle DBA
8 552 (5.29%) Project Manager
9 542 (5.20%) Oracle Consultant
10 531 (5.09%) Oracle Developer
11 369 (3.54%) Business Analyst
12 364 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
13 352 (3.37%) Administrator
14 301 (2.89%) Senior Developer
15 256 (2.45%) Test Analyst
16 244 (2.34%) .NET Developer
17 239 (2.29%) C# Developer
18 215 (2.06%) Tester
19 192 (1.84%) Support Analyst
20 191 (1.83%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1144 (10.97%) .NET
2 1101 (10.56%) XML
3 875 (8.39%) HTML
4 795 (7.62%) Web Services
5 716 (6.86%) Spring
6 710 (6.81%) J2EE
7 643 (6.16%) Middleware
8 528 (5.06%) CSS
9 476 (4.56%) Hibernate
10 377 (3.61%) ASP.NET
11 355 (3.40%) Oracle Fusion
12 323 (3.10%) jQuery
13 304 (2.91%) SOAP
14 289 (2.77%) JSP
15 246 (2.36%) XSLT
16 205 (1.97%) Ajax
17 199 (1.91%) Java EE
18 191 (1.83%) HTML5
19 184 (1.76%) JMS
20 183 (1.75%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 267 (2.56%) Derivative
2 222 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
3 206 (1.97%) Clustering
4 202 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 190 (1.82%) Data Integration
6 182 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 173 (1.66%) Management Information System
8 171 (1.64%) Replication
9 168 (1.61%) Open Source
10 136 (1.30%) Fixed Income
11 125 (1.20%) Mainframe
12 102 (0.98%) Credit Risk
13 90 (0.86%) Equities
14 78 (0.75%) GIS
15 75 (0.72%) N-Tier
16 70 (0.67%) Mobile App
16 70 (0.67%) NHS
17 69 (0.66%) Mathematics
18 63 (0.60%) Client/Server
19 59 (0.57%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2138 (20.50%) UNIX
2 1782 (17.08%) Linux
3 1405 (13.47%) Windows
4 711 (6.82%) Solaris
5 371 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 333 (3.19%) AIX
7 220 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 191 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 141 (1.35%) Windows XP
10 97 (0.93%) HPUX
11 95 (0.91%) Windows 7
12 84 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
13 76 (0.73%) Apple iOS
14 65 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
15 60 (0.58%) Windows 2000
16 41 (0.39%) SUSE
17 28 (0.27%) Android
18 27 (0.26%) CentOS
19 22 (0.21%) Mac OS X
20 21 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1101 (10.56%) Business Intelligence
2 875 (8.39%) ETL
3 814 (7.80%) Migration
4 792 (7.59%) SOA
5 783 (7.51%) Agile Software Development
6 778 (7.46%) Data Modelling
7 672 (6.44%) Project Management
8 667 (6.39%) ITIL
9 624 (5.98%) Performance Tuning
10 540 (5.18%) Scrum
11 502 (4.81%) TDD
12 491 (4.71%) OO
13 459 (4.40%) ERP
14 439 (4.21%) CRM
15 423 (4.06%) Stakeholder Management
16 385 (3.69%) E-Commerce
17 383 (3.67%) Workflow
18 369 (3.54%) Analytics
19 368 (3.53%) Data Migration
20 367 (3.52%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4452 (42.68%) SQL
2 2483 (23.80%) Java
3 1798 (17.24%) PL/SQL
4 850 (8.15%) C#
5 810 (7.77%) JavaScript
6 577 (5.53%) Shell Script
7 518 (4.97%) Perl
8 348 (3.34%) Python
9 300 (2.88%) C++
10 260 (2.49%) T-SQL
11 246 (2.36%) VB
12 211 (2.02%) C
13 199 (1.91%) PHP
14 139 (1.33%) VB.NET
15 137 (1.31%) Ruby
16 112 (1.07%) VBA
17 106 (1.02%) Bash Shell
18 98 (0.94%) PowerShell
19 97 (0.93%) Korn
20 87 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 875 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 668 (6.40%) SC Cleared
3 560 (5.37%) Degree
4 160 (1.53%) ISTQB
5 153 (1.47%) ISEB
6 142 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 94 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
8 91 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
9 78 (0.75%) PMI Certification
10 61 (0.58%) OCP
11 58 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 51 (0.49%) Sun Certification
13 49 (0.47%) PMP
14 47 (0.45%) CISSP
15 38 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 34 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 32 (0.31%) MCSE
18 30 (0.29%) ACCA
19 28 (0.27%) CIMA
19 28 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 400 (3.83%) QA
2 218 (2.09%) SLA
3 118 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 42 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 33 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 19 (0.18%) EMIR
7 16 (0.15%) TickIT
8 15 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 15 (0.14%) HL7
9 13 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
10 11 (0.11%) Basel III
11 8 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 7 (0.067%) Solvency II
12 7 (0.067%) COBIT
13 6 (0.058%) GxP
13 6 (0.058%) GAAP
14 5 (0.048%) FATCA
15 4 (0.038%) FINREP
16 3 (0.029%) COREP
16 3 (0.029%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 472 (4.52%) Oracle RAC
2 273 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 256 (2.45%) Oracle RMAN
4 254 (2.44%) Active Directory
5 114 (1.09%) VMware ESX
6 91 (0.87%) NFS
7 64 (0.61%) Hyper-V
8 61 (0.58%) vSphere
9 42 (0.40%) XenApp
10 37 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 33 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 32 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
13 30 (0.29%) Xen
14 28 (0.27%) KVM
15 26 (0.25%) SRDF
15 26 (0.25%) Sendmail
16 22 (0.21%) vCloud
17 21 (0.20%) Nmap
18 20 (0.19%) XenDesktop
18 20 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 322 (3.09%) Data Guard
2 203 (1.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 194 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
4 171 (1.64%) Tivoli
5 102 (0.98%) Puppet
6 71 (0.68%) Control-M
7 68 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 67 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 64 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Management
10 60 (0.58%) NetBackup
11 36 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
12 33 (0.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 33 (0.32%) Tivoli Monitoring
13 28 (0.27%) SCCM
13 28 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
14 26 (0.25%) Legato
14 26 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
15 23 (0.22%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 22 (0.21%) Nessus
16 22 (0.21%) Nagios
Vendors
1 979 (9.39%) Microsoft
2 609 (5.84%) SAP
3 605 (5.80%) IBM
4 528 (5.06%) HP
5 438 (4.20%) Informatica
6 435 (4.17%) Business Objects
7 429 (4.11%) VMware
8 389 (3.73%) Red Hat
9 376 (3.60%) JBoss
10 365 (3.50%) Sybase
11 260 (2.49%) Cognos
12 250 (2.40%) Sun
13 208 (1.99%) Siebel
14 190 (1.82%) Citrix
15 188 (1.80%) EMC
16 183 (1.75%) Cisco
17 173 (1.66%) Hyperion
18 154 (1.48%) NetApp
19 142 (1.36%) TIBCO
20 121 (1.16%) JD Edwards
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