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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle
Rank 11 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Oracle 5051 5526 5965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.01% 10.69% 11.47%
As % of the Vendors category 20.22% 23.12% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3035 3191 3308
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 85 132
Average hourly rate £35.09 £30.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.95% -12.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.90 £13.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.77%

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
24986 23903 24821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.57% 46.22% 47.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14755 13590 12768
Average daily rate £385 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.28% +4.00%
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 £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1228 1186 1392
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -3 4504 £425 - 1056
London -3 2053 £450 -2.70% 416
South East -4 829 £414 +8.88% 210
City of London -6 475 £450 -5.26% 136
North West +5 342 £420 +15.72% 110
East of England +8 328 £413 +17.85% 72
Scotland 0 318 £375 +5.26% 56
Yorkshire -2 309 £363 +6.38% 98
Hampshire +1 250 £400 +6.66% 51
West Yorkshire +1 228 £363 +3.57% 64
South West -4 204 £400 +11.11% 70
West Midlands -1 191 £363 -3.33% 38
Berkshire -2 183 £400 +2.56% 65
Leeds 0 135 £363 +3.57% 43
Edinburgh -5 132 £375 -6.25% 20
Oxfordshire +14 119 £500 +24.92% 13
Cheshire +8 117 £400 +6.66% 27
East Midlands -8 116 £350 +10.23% 19
Surrey -14 108 £375 - 34
Essex +3 106 £456 +30.35% 14
Manchester -5 101 £350 +3.70% 59
North East -9 101 £415 +29.18% 10
Hertfordshire +11 98 £330 -21.19% 24
Buckinghamshire -1 93 £363 +3.57% 19
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 92 £420 +57.00% 6
Tyne and Wear -8 92 £420 +54.83% 8
Glasgow +3 88 £380 +15.15% 16
Oxford +9 87 £500 +24.84% 8
Milton Keynes -3 73 £355 +1.42% 8
Bristol +18 71 £375 +20.00% 16

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 4670 (42.82%) SQL
2 2894 (26.53%) Finance
3 2450 (22.46%) Java
4 2429 (22.27%) Oracle Database
5 2153 (19.74%) UNIX
6 2041 (18.71%) PL/SQL
7 1888 (17.31%) Linux
8 1688 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
9 1628 (14.93%) SQL Server
10 1389 (12.73%) Windows
11 1212 (11.11%) Microsoft
12 1205 (11.05%) Business Intelligence
13 1201 (11.01%) Banking
14 1159 (10.63%) Security Cleared
15 1154 (10.58%) .NET
16 1131 (10.37%) XML
17 1057 (9.69%) Oracle Database 11g
18 1019 (9.34%) Migration
19 1007 (9.23%) ETL
20 985 (9.03%) Oracle EBS
21 984 (9.02%) Data Warehouse
22 976 (8.95%) HTML
23 900 (8.25%) Web Services
24 894 (8.20%) Relational Database
25 887 (8.13%) JavaScript
26 877 (8.04%) Oracle Reports
27 862 (7.90%) C#
28 850 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
29 832 (7.63%) SC Cleared
30 825 (7.56%) WebLogic

Oracle
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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
1 825 (7.56%) WebLogic
2 527 (4.83%) WebSphere
3 420 (3.85%) JBoss
4 390 (3.58%) Apache
5 377 (3.46%) Tomcat
6 330 (3.03%) Oracle Workflow
7 243 (2.23%) SAS
8 204 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 198 (1.82%) SharePoint
10 196 (1.80%) IIS
11 131 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
12 123 (1.13%) Oracle Coherence
13 119 (1.09%) CMS
14 98 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
15 90 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
16 72 (0.66%) GlassFish
17 60 (0.55%) WebLogic Portal
17 60 (0.55%) MQSeries
17 60 (0.55%) MS Exchange
18 57 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 641 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 313 (2.87%) MS Office
3 151 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 135 (1.24%) MS Project
5 113 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
6 67 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.17%) SPSS
8 9 (0.083%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.083%) Mathematica
9 6 (0.055%) Adobe Captivate
9 6 (0.055%) PowerPivot
10 5 (0.046%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.028%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.018%) GIMP
13 1 (0.009%) Mingle
13 1 (0.009%) Quicktime
13 1 (0.009%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.009%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.009%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 985 (9.03%) Oracle EBS
2 824 (7.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 390 (3.58%) Oracle Applications
4 312 (2.86%) Oracle Payables
5 301 (2.76%) Oracle Receivables
6 291 (2.67%) Oracle General Ledger
7 269 (2.47%) Oracle Financials
8 191 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
9 156 (1.43%) Oracle Assets
10 137 (1.26%) Oracle ERP
11 135 (1.24%) Oracle Retail
12 117 (1.07%) Oracle Cash Management
13 115 (1.05%) Oracle iProcurement
14 109 (1.00%) Oracle 11i
15 85 (0.78%) Oracle Internet Expenses
16 68 (0.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 61 (0.56%) Oracle HRMS
18 44 (0.40%) Oracle Payroll
18 44 (0.40%) Agresso
19 40 (0.37%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 96 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (0.64%) SaaS
3 69 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
4 61 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 61 (0.56%) PaaS
5 22 (0.20%) Amazon S3
6 20 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.14%) GitHub
8 13 (0.12%) IaaS
8 13 (0.12%) Force.com
9 12 (0.11%) Heroku
10 11 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
11 10 (0.092%) Route 53
12 9 (0.083%) Office 365
13 8 (0.073%) Google Apps
13 8 (0.073%) Engine Yard
14 7 (0.064%) Taleo
15 5 (0.046%) SuccessFactors
15 5 (0.046%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (0.037%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 355 (3.25%) SAN
2 241 (2.21%) HTTP
3 223 (2.04%) Firewall
4 201 (1.84%) LDAP
5 184 (1.69%) Internet
6 182 (1.67%) TCP/IP
7 170 (1.56%) DNS
8 122 (1.12%) NAS
9 116 (1.06%) SSL
10 102 (0.94%) WAN
11 99 (0.91%) LAN
12 94 (0.86%) FTP
13 91 (0.83%) HTTPS
14 58 (0.53%) DHCP
15 54 (0.50%) Network Security
16 53 (0.49%) VPN
17 46 (0.42%) SSH
18 43 (0.39%) Intranet
19 39 (0.36%) VLAN
20 34 (0.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2429 (22.27%) Oracle Database
2 1628 (14.93%) SQL Server
3 1057 (9.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 984 (9.02%) Data Warehouse
5 894 (8.20%) Relational Database
6 877 (8.04%) Oracle Reports
7 536 (4.91%) Oracle Database 10g
8 531 (4.87%) MySQL
9 509 (4.67%) Oracle BI EE
10 471 (4.32%) RDBMS
11 396 (3.63%) Oracle ODI
12 367 (3.36%) DB2
13 265 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 249 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
15 202 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 195 (1.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 175 (1.60%) Big Data
18 160 (1.47%) Hadoop
19 151 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
20 150 (1.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 409 (3.75%) Maven
2 387 (3.55%) Subversion
3 343 (3.14%) Oracle Forms
4 269 (2.47%) JIRA
5 234 (2.15%) JUnit
6 207 (1.90%) Ant
7 194 (1.78%) Git (software)
8 186 (1.71%) Oracle APEX
9 177 (1.62%) Visual Studio
10 174 (1.60%) Toad
11 172 (1.58%) Jenkins
12 168 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
13 163 (1.49%) Eclipse
14 158 (1.45%) Selenium
15 131 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
16 83 (0.76%) Hudson
17 78 (0.72%) ClearCase
18 70 (0.64%) ERwin
19 63 (0.58%) TeamCity
20 61 (0.56%) CruiseControl
General
1 2894 (26.53%) Finance
2 1201 (11.01%) Banking
3 530 (4.86%) Retail
4 521 (4.78%) Investment Banking
5 379 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 314 (2.88%) Front Office
7 178 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 134 (1.23%) Marketing
9 133 (1.22%) Back Office
10 126 (1.16%) Billing
10 126 (1.16%) General Ledger
11 110 (1.01%) Financial Institution
12 87 (0.80%) Games
13 81 (0.74%) Legal
14 78 (0.72%) Advertising
15 73 (0.67%) Publishing
16 50 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
17 43 (0.39%) Electronics
18 39 (0.36%) Local Government
19 30 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3508 (32.16%) Developer
2 1439 (13.19%) Analyst
3 1250 (11.46%) Consultant
4 1197 (10.97%) Architect
5 897 (8.22%) Java Developer
6 715 (6.56%) Oracle Developer
7 707 (6.48%) Oracle Consultant
8 541 (4.96%) DBA
9 467 (4.28%) Project Manager
10 386 (3.54%) Oracle DBA
11 377 (3.46%) Solutions Architect
12 330 (3.03%) Business Analyst
13 312 (2.86%) Senior Developer
14 309 (2.83%) Administrator
15 271 (2.48%) .NET Developer
16 262 (2.40%) Test Analyst
17 253 (2.32%) Support Analyst
18 228 (2.09%) Functional Consultant
19 226 (2.07%) Applications Support
20 225 (2.06%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1154 (10.58%) .NET
2 1131 (10.37%) XML
3 976 (8.95%) HTML
4 900 (8.25%) Web Services
5 701 (6.43%) Spring
6 672 (6.16%) Middleware
7 618 (5.67%) J2EE
8 510 (4.68%) CSS
9 492 (4.51%) Hibernate
10 412 (3.78%) JSP
11 404 (3.70%) SOAP
12 395 (3.62%) ASP.NET
13 387 (3.55%) Oracle Fusion
14 374 (3.43%) jQuery
15 256 (2.35%) JMS
15 256 (2.35%) REST
16 251 (2.30%) XSLT
17 234 (2.15%) Ajax
18 222 (2.04%) Java EE
19 199 (1.82%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 850 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 281 (2.58%) Management Information System
3 265 (2.43%) Data Integration
4 243 (2.23%) Computer Science
5 228 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
6 223 (2.04%) Open Source
7 206 (1.89%) Derivative
8 192 (1.76%) Clustering
9 182 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 175 (1.60%) Fixed Income
11 170 (1.56%) Data Structures
12 166 (1.52%) Replication
13 129 (1.18%) Mainframe
14 100 (0.92%) User Experience
15 96 (0.88%) Statistics
16 95 (0.87%) Credit Risk
17 81 (0.74%) N-Tier
17 81 (0.74%) Mathematics
18 80 (0.73%) Equities
18 80 (0.73%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2153 (19.74%) UNIX
2 1888 (17.31%) Linux
3 1389 (12.73%) Windows
4 419 (3.84%) Solaris
5 382 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 268 (2.46%) AIX
7 217 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 173 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 138 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
10 96 (0.88%) Windows XP
11 94 (0.86%) HPUX
12 93 (0.85%) Windows 7
13 53 (0.49%) SUSE
14 52 (0.48%) Mac OS X
15 51 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
16 43 (0.39%) CentOS
17 38 (0.35%) SELinux
18 37 (0.34%) Apple iOS
18 37 (0.34%) Android
19 31 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1688 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1205 (11.05%) Business Intelligence
3 1019 (9.34%) Migration
4 1007 (9.23%) ETL
5 820 (7.52%) Data Modelling
6 816 (7.48%) SOA
7 677 (6.21%) Project Management
8 644 (5.90%) Scrum
9 594 (5.45%) ERP
10 591 (5.42%) ITIL
11 542 (4.97%) TDD
12 518 (4.75%) Performance Tuning
13 495 (4.54%) CRM
14 490 (4.49%) Data Migration
15 472 (4.33%) OO
16 449 (4.12%) Workflow
17 432 (3.96%) MVC
18 429 (3.93%) Stakeholder Management
19 386 (3.54%) Continuous Integration
20 356 (3.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4670 (42.82%) SQL
2 2450 (22.46%) Java
3 2041 (18.71%) PL/SQL
4 887 (8.13%) JavaScript
5 862 (7.90%) C#
6 660 (6.05%) Shell Script
7 489 (4.48%) Perl
8 401 (3.68%) Python
9 362 (3.32%) C++
10 303 (2.78%) VB
11 231 (2.12%) C
12 212 (1.94%) Bash Shell
13 211 (1.93%) T-SQL
14 167 (1.53%) PHP
15 140 (1.28%) VBA
15 140 (1.28%) PowerShell
16 134 (1.23%) Ruby
17 129 (1.18%) VBScript
17 129 (1.18%) Korn
18 93 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1159 (10.63%) Security Cleared
2 832 (7.63%) SC Cleared
3 507 (4.65%) Degree
4 258 (2.37%) ISTQB
5 250 (2.29%) DV Cleared
6 186 (1.71%) ISEB
7 121 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 107 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 83 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 61 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
11 57 (0.52%) PMI Certification
12 50 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
13 39 (0.36%) CISSP
14 38 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 34 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 33 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
16 33 (0.30%) Sun Certification
17 32 (0.29%) MCITP
17 32 (0.29%) PMP
18 26 (0.24%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 407 (3.73%) QA
2 133 (1.22%) SLA
3 102 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 52 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 50 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 28 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 24 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (0.14%) COBIT
9 14 (0.13%) Solvency II
10 11 (0.10%) GPG13
10 11 (0.10%) Basel III
11 10 (0.092%) GAAP
12 8 (0.073%) Dodd-Frank
13 6 (0.055%) GxP
14 5 (0.046%) ISO 9000
14 5 (0.046%) WAI
14 5 (0.046%) HL7
15 4 (0.037%) HIPAA
15 4 (0.037%) Basel II
16 3 (0.028%) P3O
System Software
1 383 (3.51%) Oracle RAC
2 321 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 243 (2.23%) Active Directory
4 191 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
5 65 (0.60%) VMware ESX
6 50 (0.46%) vSphere
7 47 (0.43%) NFS
8 41 (0.38%) Hyper-V
9 27 (0.25%) vCloud
9 27 (0.25%) XenApp
10 24 (0.22%) Firmware
11 22 (0.20%) XenServer
12 21 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 20 (0.18%) KVM
14 19 (0.17%) RHEV
15 18 (0.17%) Xen
16 17 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
17 15 (0.14%) Terminal Services
17 15 (0.14%) Samba
18 13 (0.12%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 212 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
2 207 (1.90%) Puppet
3 175 (1.60%) Data Guard
4 173 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 120 (1.10%) Tivoli
6 118 (1.08%) Control-M
7 89 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Management
8 71 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
9 45 (0.41%) Nagios
10 44 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 42 (0.39%) SCCM
12 40 (0.37%) OpenView
13 38 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 28 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
14 28 (0.26%) Vagrant
15 27 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
16 26 (0.24%) BladeLogic
17 23 (0.21%) Nessus
18 22 (0.20%) NetBackup
19 21 (0.19%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 1212 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 671 (6.15%) SAP
3 602 (5.52%) IBM
4 576 (5.28%) HP
5 487 (4.47%) VMware
6 441 (4.04%) Red Hat
7 434 (3.98%) Informatica
8 394 (3.61%) Sybase
9 373 (3.42%) Business Objects
10 224 (2.05%) Citrix
11 196 (1.80%) Siebel
12 186 (1.71%) Cisco
12 186 (1.71%) Sun
13 177 (1.62%) Cognos
14 137 (1.26%) TIBCO
14 137 (1.26%) Hyperion
15 123 (1.13%) Remedy
16 115 (1.05%) Teradata
17 112 (1.03%) EMC
18 108 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
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