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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle
Rank 9 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Oracle 5538 5691 6270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.50% 10.81% 11.19%
As % of the Vendors category 21.09% 23.35% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3335 3270 3470
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 £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 89 120
Average hourly rate £36.75 £28.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -17.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £16.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.30 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%

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
26264 24376 26262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.07% 46.28% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15247 13770 13541
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
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 1234 1149 1356
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 4918 £425 - 1154
London -3 2355 £463 -1.59% 467
South East -3 802 £400 +6.66% 206
City of London -2 566 £464 -7.25% 160
East of England +9 403 £400 +14.28% 65
Scotland 0 355 £400 +10.34% 57
North West +8 330 £375 +6.00% 104
Yorkshire -2 298 £350 +7.69% 100
Hampshire -1 248 £375 - 56
South West 0 242 £416 +11.00% 100
West Yorkshire -1 222 £363 +13.28% 74
West Midlands +4 202 £363 -3.33% 65
East Midlands +4 152 £350 +7.69% 30
Berkshire -10 151 £400 +2.56% 50
Glasgow +3 136 £413 +25.00% 25
Hertfordshire +9 131 £325 -25.71% 29
Edinburgh 0 117 £400 -4.76% 15
Leeds -1 116 £350 +7.69% 40
Surrey -9 115 £360 -4.00% 39
Manchester +1 112 £325 -9.72% 52
Essex +4 109 £475 +34.75% 6
Buckinghamshire +1 107 £395 +12.85% 21
Cheshire +8 99 £425 +30.76% 27
North East -8 99 £350 -9.38% 11
Tyne and Wear -7 85 £350 +4.55% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 83 £338 +2.11% 9
Milton Keynes -1 80 £391 +11.78% 14
Bristol +3 79 £400 +28.00% 25
Cambridgeshire +3 77 £375 +7.14% 20
Oxfordshire +3 67 £475 +8.57% 20

Oracle
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 4512 (41.60%) SQL
2 2898 (26.72%) Finance
3 2418 (22.29%) Java
4 2386 (22.00%) Oracle Database
5 2135 (19.68%) UNIX
6 1888 (17.41%) PL/SQL
7 1882 (17.35%) Linux
8 1629 (15.02%) SQL Server
9 1609 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
10 1389 (12.81%) Windows
11 1227 (11.31%) Microsoft
12 1202 (11.08%) .NET
13 1199 (11.05%) Banking
14 1177 (10.85%) Security Cleared
15 1084 (9.99%) XML
16 1076 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
17 1031 (9.51%) Oracle Database 11g
18 1005 (9.27%) Oracle EBS
19 991 (9.14%) Migration
20 987 (9.10%) HTML
21 976 (9.00%) ETL
22 968 (8.92%) Data Warehouse
23 926 (8.54%) Relational Database
24 906 (8.35%) Web Services
25 903 (8.33%) JavaScript
26 892 (8.22%) C#
27 875 (8.07%) SC Cleared
28 840 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
29 831 (7.66%) SOA
30 817 (7.53%) Oracle EBS R12

Oracle
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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
1 805 (7.42%) WebLogic
2 533 (4.91%) WebSphere
3 430 (3.96%) JBoss
4 415 (3.83%) Apache
5 395 (3.64%) Tomcat
6 343 (3.16%) Oracle Workflow
7 229 (2.11%) SharePoint
8 213 (1.96%) SAS
9 208 (1.92%) IIS
10 197 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 139 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
12 133 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
13 124 (1.14%) CMS
14 106 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
15 99 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
16 74 (0.68%) MS Exchange
17 65 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 63 (0.58%) GlassFish
19 61 (0.56%) MQSeries
20 56 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 561 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 316 (2.91%) MS Office
3 154 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 150 (1.38%) MS Project
5 119 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 58 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.15%) SPSS
8 12 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.092%) InfoPath
10 9 (0.083%) Mathematica
11 6 (0.055%) PowerPivot
12 5 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.028%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.018%) Windchill
15 2 (0.018%) GIMP
16 1 (0.009%) Mingle
16 1 (0.009%) MotionBuilder
16 1 (0.009%) HumanIK
16 1 (0.009%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1005 (9.27%) Oracle EBS
2 817 (7.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 394 (3.63%) Oracle Applications
4 322 (2.97%) Oracle Payables
5 307 (2.83%) Oracle Receivables
6 293 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
7 267 (2.46%) Oracle Financials
8 196 (1.81%) Oracle BPM
9 160 (1.48%) Oracle Assets
10 148 (1.36%) Oracle Retail
11 135 (1.24%) Oracle ERP
12 117 (1.08%) Oracle iProcurement
13 116 (1.07%) Oracle Cash Management
14 115 (1.06%) Oracle 11i
15 92 (0.85%) Oracle Internet Expenses
16 79 (0.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 63 (0.58%) Oracle CRM
18 60 (0.55%) Oracle HRMS
19 56 (0.52%) Agresso
20 51 (0.47%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 85 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
3 75 (0.69%) SaaS
4 60 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 48 (0.44%) PaaS
6 26 (0.24%) Amazon S3
7 23 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
9 13 (0.12%) IaaS
9 13 (0.12%) Office 365
10 11 (0.10%) GitHub
11 10 (0.092%) Route 53
11 10 (0.092%) Taleo
11 10 (0.092%) Force.com
12 8 (0.074%) Google Apps
13 4 (0.037%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.037%) Heroku
14 3 (0.028%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.028%) Joyent
14 3 (0.028%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 359 (3.31%) SAN
2 274 (2.53%) HTTP
3 213 (1.96%) Firewall
4 201 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 199 (1.83%) LDAP
6 178 (1.64%) Internet
7 176 (1.62%) DNS
8 127 (1.17%) SSL
9 120 (1.11%) WAN
10 117 (1.08%) NAS
11 108 (1.00%) FTP
12 105 (0.97%) LAN
13 93 (0.86%) HTTPS
14 67 (0.62%) DHCP
15 58 (0.53%) VPN
16 48 (0.44%) SSH
17 46 (0.42%) Intranet
18 42 (0.39%) Network Security
19 39 (0.36%) SMTP
20 32 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2386 (22.00%) Oracle Database
2 1629 (15.02%) SQL Server
3 1031 (9.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 968 (8.92%) Data Warehouse
5 926 (8.54%) Relational Database
6 800 (7.38%) Oracle Reports
7 540 (4.98%) Oracle Database 10g
8 520 (4.79%) MySQL
9 485 (4.47%) RDBMS
10 479 (4.42%) Oracle BI EE
11 382 (3.52%) DB2
12 358 (3.30%) Oracle ODI
13 279 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 259 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
15 200 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 180 (1.66%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 159 (1.47%) Big Data
18 154 (1.42%) Oracle Exadata
19 151 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
20 142 (1.31%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 396 (3.65%) Maven
2 364 (3.36%) Subversion
3 348 (3.21%) Oracle Forms
4 265 (2.44%) JIRA
5 256 (2.36%) JUnit
6 215 (1.98%) Ant
7 199 (1.83%) Git (software)
8 178 (1.64%) Visual Studio
9 172 (1.59%) Selenium
10 163 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 162 (1.49%) Eclipse
11 162 (1.49%) Toad
12 156 (1.44%) QuickTest Pro
13 152 (1.40%) Oracle APEX
14 151 (1.39%) Jenkins
15 76 (0.70%) ClearCase
16 72 (0.66%) LoadRunner
16 72 (0.66%) Hudson
17 71 (0.65%) SoapUI
18 70 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 2898 (26.72%) Finance
2 1199 (11.05%) Banking
3 540 (4.98%) Retail
4 537 (4.95%) Investment Banking
5 359 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 332 (3.06%) Front Office
7 186 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 151 (1.39%) Back Office
8 151 (1.39%) Marketing
9 131 (1.21%) Billing
9 131 (1.21%) General Ledger
10 118 (1.09%) Financial Institution
11 77 (0.71%) Advertising
12 70 (0.65%) Games
13 69 (0.64%) Legal
14 62 (0.57%) Publishing
15 54 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
16 41 (0.38%) Local Government
17 35 (0.32%) Electronics
18 32 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3352 (30.91%) Developer
2 1467 (13.53%) Analyst
3 1218 (11.23%) Consultant
4 1161 (10.70%) Architect
5 846 (7.80%) Java Developer
6 695 (6.41%) Oracle Consultant
7 668 (6.16%) Oracle Developer
8 555 (5.12%) DBA
9 514 (4.74%) Project Manager
10 400 (3.69%) Oracle DBA
11 371 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
12 348 (3.21%) Business Analyst
13 317 (2.92%) Administrator
14 303 (2.79%) Senior Developer
15 285 (2.63%) .NET Developer
16 267 (2.46%) Test Analyst
17 259 (2.39%) Support Analyst
18 235 (2.17%) Technical Architect
19 232 (2.14%) Functional Consultant
20 219 (2.02%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1202 (11.08%) .NET
2 1084 (9.99%) XML
3 987 (9.10%) HTML
4 906 (8.35%) Web Services
5 725 (6.68%) Spring
6 650 (5.99%) Middleware
7 610 (5.62%) J2EE
8 509 (4.69%) CSS
9 503 (4.64%) Hibernate
10 464 (4.28%) ASP.NET
11 445 (4.10%) JSP
12 401 (3.70%) SOAP
13 374 (3.45%) jQuery
14 356 (3.28%) Oracle Fusion
15 261 (2.41%) JMS
16 259 (2.39%) REST
17 244 (2.25%) XSLT
18 234 (2.16%) Ajax
19 221 (2.04%) Java EE
20 202 (1.86%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 840 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
2 280 (2.58%) Management Information System
3 260 (2.40%) Data Integration
4 225 (2.07%) Open Source
5 224 (2.07%) Computer Science
6 216 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 197 (1.82%) Derivative
8 196 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 167 (1.54%) Clustering
10 161 (1.48%) Data Structures
11 157 (1.45%) Fixed Income
12 153 (1.41%) Mainframe
13 147 (1.36%) Replication
14 111 (1.02%) Credit Risk
15 99 (0.91%) User Experience
16 88 (0.81%) N-Tier
17 87 (0.80%) Statistics
18 77 (0.71%) Equities
19 76 (0.70%) Mathematics
20 74 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2135 (19.68%) UNIX
2 1882 (17.35%) Linux
3 1389 (12.81%) Windows
4 412 (3.80%) Solaris
5 366 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 257 (2.37%) AIX
7 203 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 170 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 137 (1.26%) Oracle Linux
10 99 (0.91%) Windows XP
11 86 (0.79%) Windows 7
12 79 (0.73%) HPUX
13 52 (0.48%) Mac OS X
14 51 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 49 (0.45%) SUSE
16 47 (0.43%) Apple iOS
17 41 (0.38%) Windows 2000
17 41 (0.38%) SELinux
18 37 (0.34%) Android
19 30 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1609 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1076 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
3 991 (9.14%) Migration
4 976 (9.00%) ETL
5 831 (7.66%) SOA
6 757 (6.98%) Data Modelling
7 675 (6.22%) Project Management
8 645 (5.95%) ITIL
9 630 (5.81%) ERP
10 627 (5.78%) Scrum
11 555 (5.12%) CRM
12 523 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
13 519 (4.79%) TDD
14 486 (4.48%) OO
15 477 (4.40%) Data Migration
16 468 (4.31%) Workflow
17 459 (4.23%) MVC
17 459 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
18 393 (3.62%) E-Commerce
19 383 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4512 (41.60%) SQL
2 2418 (22.29%) Java
3 1888 (17.41%) PL/SQL
4 903 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 892 (8.22%) C#
6 615 (5.67%) Shell Script
7 483 (4.45%) Perl
8 385 (3.55%) Python
9 344 (3.17%) C++
10 310 (2.86%) VB
11 243 (2.24%) C
12 208 (1.92%) Bash Shell
13 207 (1.91%) T-SQL
14 177 (1.63%) PHP
15 142 (1.31%) PowerShell
16 119 (1.10%) Ruby
17 117 (1.08%) VBA
18 116 (1.07%) VBScript
19 114 (1.05%) Korn
20 108 (1.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1177 (10.85%) Security Cleared
2 875 (8.07%) SC Cleared
3 524 (4.83%) Degree
4 307 (2.83%) ISTQB
5 242 (2.23%) DV Cleared
6 183 (1.69%) ISEB
7 137 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 130 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 85 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 68 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 65 (0.60%) PMI Certification
12 60 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
13 46 (0.42%) CISSP
14 45 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
14 45 (0.41%) PMP
15 39 (0.36%) MCITP
16 37 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 36 (0.33%) CCNA
18 35 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 31 (0.29%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 411 (3.79%) QA
2 167 (1.54%) SLA
3 114 (1.05%) Data Quality
4 62 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 57 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 28 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (0.13%) Solvency II
9 13 (0.12%) COBIT
10 11 (0.10%) Basel III
10 11 (0.10%) GPG13
11 8 (0.074%) Dodd-Frank
12 5 (0.046%) WAI
12 5 (0.046%) GAAP
13 4 (0.037%) ISO 9000
14 3 (0.028%) Basel II
14 3 (0.028%) TickIT
14 3 (0.028%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.028%) COREP
System Software
1 405 (3.73%) Oracle RAC
2 299 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 226 (2.08%) Active Directory
4 191 (1.76%) Oracle RMAN
5 61 (0.56%) VMware ESX
6 49 (0.45%) vSphere
7 40 (0.37%) NFS
8 38 (0.35%) vCloud
9 36 (0.33%) Hyper-V
10 32 (0.30%) XenApp
11 24 (0.22%) XenServer
12 23 (0.21%) Firmware
13 20 (0.18%) Nmap
13 20 (0.18%) RHEV
14 18 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 16 (0.15%) Terminal Services
15 16 (0.15%) Xen
16 15 (0.14%) XenDesktop
16 15 (0.14%) SRDF
17 14 (0.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 239 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
2 202 (1.86%) Data Guard
3 180 (1.66%) Puppet
4 167 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 117 (1.08%) Tivoli
6 99 (0.91%) Control-M
7 91 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Management
8 54 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 53 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
10 38 (0.35%) SCCM
11 37 (0.34%) OpenView
12 33 (0.30%) Nagios
13 30 (0.28%) BladeLogic
14 29 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
15 28 (0.26%) Nessus
16 26 (0.24%) SCOM
16 26 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
17 25 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 24 (0.22%) OpenSSO
18 24 (0.22%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 1227 (11.31%) Microsoft
2 666 (6.14%) SAP
3 614 (5.66%) HP
4 611 (5.63%) IBM
5 479 (4.42%) VMware
6 435 (4.01%) Informatica
7 421 (3.88%) Red Hat
8 388 (3.58%) Sybase
9 373 (3.44%) Business Objects
10 233 (2.15%) Citrix
11 207 (1.91%) Siebel
12 204 (1.88%) Cognos
13 194 (1.79%) Cisco
14 189 (1.74%) Sun
15 142 (1.31%) Hyperion
16 138 (1.27%) Remedy
17 126 (1.16%) TIBCO
18 121 (1.12%) Teradata
18 121 (1.12%) EMC
19 105 (0.97%) ATG
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