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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle
Rank 7 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Oracle 5508 5015 6617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.79% 10.35% 10.93%
As % of the Vendors category 21.35% 22.03% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3192 2844 3468
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
- -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 86 112
Average hourly rate £39.63 £31.70 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £15.16 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £57.50 £46.00
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
25797 22761 27838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.87% 46.96% 45.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14477 12070 14179
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
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 1104 1206 1321
Average hourly rate £17.61 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £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 23 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 23 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 23 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 5007 £408 -4.11% 624
London -1 2350 £450 -5.26% 252
South East -1 940 £380 - 121
City of London +4 635 £500 +5.26% 66
East of England +9 359 £400 +14.28% 57
Yorkshire -3 315 £328 -6.42% 30
South West -2 281 £373 -0.66% 43
Hampshire -2 266 £375 - 28
North West -6 260 £340 -9.33% 55
Berkshire -3 250 £432 +7.87% 29
Scotland -3 244 £385 +14.07% 31
West Yorkshire 0 219 £338 +22.72% 23
Surrey +2 171 £375 -1.31% 30
West Midlands -8 170 £375 +7.14% 35
North East +11 165 £278 -44.50% 6
Tyne and Wear +11 155 £275 -46.34% 5
Leeds -5 148 £338 +22.72% 16
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 144 £275 -46.34% 3
Manchester +7 141 £345 +0.72% 32
Edinburgh -4 119 £403 +7.33% 10
Hertfordshire +19 115 £388 +9.15% 19
Buckinghamshire -4 110 £375 +3.09% 9
East Midlands -1 107 £385 +10.00% 25
Essex +14 103 £425 +6.25% 10
Milton Keynes -3 96 £375 - 4
Cambridgeshire -1 89 £400 +23.07% 21
Reading -5 76 £425 +13.33% 15
Wiltshire +3 73 £388 -8.82% 7
Glasgow -11 62 £340 +6.58% 12
Birmingham +9 56 £388 +16.54% 5

Oracle
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 4400 (42.49%) SQL
2 2937 (28.36%) Finance
3 2738 (26.44%) Oracle Database
4 2466 (23.81%) Java
5 2117 (20.44%) UNIX
6 1773 (17.12%) Linux
7 1770 (17.09%) SQL Server
8 1751 (16.91%) PL/SQL
9 1394 (13.46%) Windows
10 1305 (12.60%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1219 (11.77%) Banking
12 1130 (10.91%) .NET
13 1086 (10.49%) Business Intelligence
14 1078 (10.41%) XML
15 1060 (10.24%) Data Warehouse
16 995 (9.61%) Relational Database
17 969 (9.36%) Microsoft
18 873 (8.43%) Security Cleared
19 866 (8.36%) HTML
20 864 (8.34%) ETL
21 831 (8.02%) C#
22 808 (7.80%) JavaScript
23 800 (7.72%) Migration
24 793 (7.66%) Oracle Reports
25 792 (7.65%) Web Services
26 785 (7.58%) WebLogic
27 777 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
28 775 (7.48%) SOA
29 773 (7.46%) Data Modelling
30 710 (6.86%) Spring

Oracle
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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
1 785 (7.58%) WebLogic
2 429 (4.14%) WebSphere
3 390 (3.77%) Apache
4 312 (3.01%) Tomcat
5 251 (2.42%) SharePoint
6 245 (2.37%) Oracle Workflow
7 195 (1.88%) SAS
8 170 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 168 (1.62%) IIS
10 163 (1.57%) Oracle Coherence
11 153 (1.48%) Oracle Service Bus
12 91 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
12 91 (0.88%) MS Exchange
13 88 (0.85%) CMS
14 83 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
15 79 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
16 68 (0.66%) MQSeries
17 51 (0.49%) Confluence
18 39 (0.38%) Oracle Spatial
19 37 (0.36%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 507 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 229 (2.21%) MS Office
3 121 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 118 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 92 (0.89%) MS Project
6 41 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 25 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 13 (0.13%) SPSS
8 13 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 11 (0.11%) Mathematica
10 9 (0.087%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.039%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.039%) CATIA
12 4 (0.039%) Windchill
12 4 (0.039%) Mingle
12 4 (0.039%) PowerPivot
13 3 (0.029%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.010%) Blender
14 1 (0.010%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 686 (6.62%) Oracle EBS
2 642 (6.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 378 (3.65%) Oracle Applications
4 272 (2.63%) Oracle Financials
5 269 (2.60%) Oracle Payables
6 261 (2.52%) Oracle General Ledger
7 228 (2.20%) Oracle Receivables
8 152 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
9 128 (1.24%) Oracle 11i
10 123 (1.19%) Oracle Assets
11 112 (1.08%) Oracle CRM
12 108 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
13 105 (1.01%) Oracle Retail
14 82 (0.79%) Oracle Cash Management
15 66 (0.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 58 (0.56%) Magento
17 55 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
18 54 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
19 53 (0.51%) RMDS
20 50 (0.48%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 64 (0.62%) SaaS
2 43 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 19 (0.18%) PaaS
6 19 (0.18%) IaaS
7 13 (0.13%) Office 365
8 11 (0.11%) Amazon S3
9 10 (0.097%) Taleo
10 6 (0.058%) Joyent
11 4 (0.039%) IBM SmartCloud
12 3 (0.029%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.019%) GitHub
13 2 (0.019%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 323 (3.12%) SAN
2 233 (2.25%) TCP/IP
3 207 (2.00%) Firewall
4 199 (1.92%) Internet
5 196 (1.89%) LDAP
6 178 (1.72%) DNS
7 169 (1.63%) HTTP
8 149 (1.44%) LAN
9 140 (1.35%) WAN
10 129 (1.25%) NAS
11 97 (0.94%) SSL
12 95 (0.92%) FTP
13 67 (0.65%) DHCP
14 66 (0.64%) VPN
15 61 (0.59%) SSH
16 50 (0.48%) HTTPS
17 46 (0.44%) Network Security
18 41 (0.40%) VLAN
19 37 (0.36%) SNMP
19 37 (0.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2738 (26.44%) Oracle Database
2 1770 (17.09%) SQL Server
3 1305 (12.60%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1060 (10.24%) Data Warehouse
5 995 (9.61%) Relational Database
6 793 (7.66%) Oracle Reports
7 681 (6.58%) Oracle Database 10g
8 613 (5.92%) RDBMS
9 441 (4.26%) MySQL
10 418 (4.04%) Oracle BI EE
11 328 (3.17%) DB2
12 291 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 268 (2.59%) Oracle ODI
14 248 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
15 239 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 155 (1.50%) OLAP
17 150 (1.45%) DataStage
18 149 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 147 (1.42%) Oracle OLAP
20 139 (1.34%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 388 (3.75%) Subversion
2 387 (3.74%) Maven
3 353 (3.41%) Oracle Forms
4 225 (2.17%) Jenkins
5 224 (2.16%) Eclipse
6 220 (2.12%) JUnit
7 215 (2.08%) Ant
8 207 (2.00%) Visual Studio
9 200 (1.93%) Toad
10 198 (1.91%) JIRA
11 193 (1.86%) Git (software)
12 161 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
13 153 (1.48%) Selenium
14 122 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
15 98 (0.95%) LoadRunner
16 75 (0.72%) Cucumber
17 72 (0.70%) Hudson
18 71 (0.69%) ClearCase
19 69 (0.67%) TeamCity
19 69 (0.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2937 (28.36%) Finance
2 1219 (11.77%) Banking
3 515 (4.97%) Investment Banking
4 485 (4.68%) Retail
5 402 (3.88%) Telecoms
6 275 (2.66%) Front Office
7 178 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 159 (1.54%) Marketing
9 130 (1.26%) Billing
10 116 (1.12%) Financial Institution
10 116 (1.12%) Back Office
11 80 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
12 63 (0.61%) General Ledger
13 54 (0.52%) Legal
14 49 (0.47%) German Language
15 47 (0.45%) Publishing
16 40 (0.39%) Advertising
17 39 (0.38%) Local Government
18 37 (0.36%) French Language
19 34 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3175 (30.66%) Developer
2 1505 (14.53%) Analyst
3 1075 (10.38%) Architect
4 1043 (10.07%) Consultant
5 813 (7.85%) DBA
6 753 (7.27%) Java Developer
7 655 (6.32%) Oracle DBA
8 550 (5.31%) Project Manager
9 543 (5.24%) Oracle Consultant
10 528 (5.10%) Oracle Developer
11 372 (3.59%) Business Analyst
12 362 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
13 348 (3.36%) Administrator
14 297 (2.87%) Senior Developer
15 257 (2.48%) Test Analyst
16 247 (2.39%) .NET Developer
17 232 (2.24%) C# Developer
18 216 (2.09%) Tester
19 193 (1.86%) Data Analyst
20 190 (1.83%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1130 (10.91%) .NET
2 1078 (10.41%) XML
3 866 (8.36%) HTML
4 792 (7.65%) Web Services
5 710 (6.86%) Spring
6 707 (6.83%) J2EE
7 641 (6.19%) Middleware
8 525 (5.07%) CSS
9 475 (4.59%) Hibernate
10 371 (3.58%) ASP.NET
11 355 (3.43%) Oracle Fusion
12 323 (3.12%) jQuery
13 300 (2.90%) SOAP
14 290 (2.80%) JSP
15 247 (2.39%) XSLT
16 207 (2.00%) Ajax
17 196 (1.89%) Java EE
18 188 (1.82%) HTML5
19 187 (1.81%) JMS
20 184 (1.78%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 264 (2.55%) Derivative
2 225 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 206 (1.99%) Clustering
4 198 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 179 (1.73%) Data Integration
6 178 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 172 (1.66%) Management Information System
8 170 (1.64%) Replication
9 168 (1.62%) Open Source
10 133 (1.28%) Fixed Income
11 128 (1.24%) Mainframe
12 103 (0.99%) Credit Risk
13 86 (0.83%) Equities
14 75 (0.72%) N-Tier
15 74 (0.71%) GIS
16 71 (0.69%) NHS
17 70 (0.68%) Mathematics
18 66 (0.64%) Mobile App
19 61 (0.59%) Client/Server
19 61 (0.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2117 (20.44%) UNIX
2 1773 (17.12%) Linux
3 1394 (13.46%) Windows
4 707 (6.83%) Solaris
5 366 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 329 (3.18%) AIX
7 209 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 183 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 137 (1.32%) Windows XP
10 97 (0.94%) HPUX
11 89 (0.86%) Windows 7
12 84 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
13 76 (0.73%) Apple iOS
14 64 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
15 58 (0.56%) Windows 2000
16 43 (0.42%) SUSE
17 27 (0.26%) CentOS
18 26 (0.25%) Android
19 22 (0.21%) Mac OS X
19 22 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1086 (10.49%) Business Intelligence
2 864 (8.34%) ETL
3 800 (7.72%) Migration
4 777 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
5 775 (7.48%) SOA
6 773 (7.46%) Data Modelling
7 674 (6.51%) ITIL
8 670 (6.47%) Project Management
9 614 (5.93%) Performance Tuning
10 533 (5.15%) Scrum
11 492 (4.75%) TDD
12 484 (4.67%) OO
13 451 (4.35%) ERP
14 437 (4.22%) CRM
15 419 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
16 390 (3.77%) E-Commerce
17 366 (3.53%) UML
18 365 (3.52%) Workflow
19 364 (3.51%) Data Migration
20 360 (3.48%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4400 (42.49%) SQL
2 2466 (23.81%) Java
3 1751 (16.91%) PL/SQL
4 831 (8.02%) C#
5 808 (7.80%) JavaScript
6 572 (5.52%) Shell Script
7 519 (5.01%) Perl
8 344 (3.32%) Python
9 295 (2.85%) C++
10 250 (2.41%) T-SQL
11 243 (2.35%) VB
12 210 (2.03%) C
13 199 (1.92%) PHP
14 136 (1.31%) Ruby
15 135 (1.30%) VB.NET
16 111 (1.07%) VBA
17 104 (1.00%) Bash Shell
17 104 (1.00%) PowerShell
18 98 (0.95%) Korn
19 87 (0.84%) Scala
Qualifications
1 873 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 666 (6.43%) SC Cleared
3 552 (5.33%) Degree
4 158 (1.53%) ISTQB
5 149 (1.44%) ISEB
6 143 (1.38%) DV Cleared
7 95 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
8 92 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
9 77 (0.74%) PMI Certification
10 60 (0.58%) OCP
11 56 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 52 (0.50%) Sun Certification
13 48 (0.46%) PMP
14 47 (0.45%) CISSP
15 38 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 33 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 31 (0.30%) MCSE
18 30 (0.29%) ACCA
19 28 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
19 28 (0.27%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 394 (3.80%) QA
2 217 (2.10%) SLA
3 117 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 41 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 31 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 19 (0.18%) EMIR
7 15 (0.14%) HL7
7 15 (0.14%) TickIT
8 13 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 13 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.11%) Basel III
10 8 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (0.068%) Solvency II
12 6 (0.058%) GxP
12 6 (0.058%) GAAP
12 6 (0.058%) COBIT
13 5 (0.048%) FATCA
14 4 (0.039%) FINREP
15 3 (0.029%) COREP
15 3 (0.029%) WCAG
System Software
1 466 (4.50%) Oracle RAC
2 259 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 251 (2.42%) Active Directory
4 250 (2.41%) Oracle RMAN
5 114 (1.10%) VMware ESX
6 91 (0.88%) NFS
7 63 (0.61%) vSphere
8 61 (0.59%) Hyper-V
9 42 (0.41%) XenApp
10 37 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 33 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 32 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
13 30 (0.29%) Xen
14 27 (0.26%) KVM
14 27 (0.26%) SRDF
15 26 (0.25%) Sendmail
16 24 (0.23%) vCloud
17 21 (0.20%) Nmap
17 21 (0.20%) XenDesktop
18 20 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 320 (3.09%) Data Guard
2 203 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 189 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
4 173 (1.67%) Tivoli
5 103 (0.99%) Puppet
6 68 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 67 (0.65%) Control-M
8 65 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 62 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Management
10 61 (0.59%) NetBackup
11 36 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
12 33 (0.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 33 (0.32%) Tivoli Monitoring
13 28 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
14 27 (0.26%) SCCM
15 26 (0.25%) Legato
15 26 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
16 23 (0.22%) Veritas Storage Foundation
17 22 (0.21%) Nagios
17 22 (0.21%) Nessus
Vendors
1 969 (9.36%) Microsoft
2 608 (5.87%) SAP
3 607 (5.86%) IBM
4 519 (5.01%) HP
5 430 (4.15%) Business Objects
6 429 (4.14%) Informatica
7 413 (3.99%) VMware
8 387 (3.74%) Red Hat
9 377 (3.64%) JBoss
10 366 (3.53%) Sybase
11 257 (2.48%) Cognos
12 245 (2.37%) Sun
13 198 (1.91%) Siebel
14 188 (1.82%) Citrix
15 186 (1.80%) EMC
16 180 (1.74%) Cisco
17 176 (1.70%) Hyperion
18 152 (1.47%) NetApp
19 142 (1.37%) TIBCO
20 122 (1.18%) JD Edwards
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