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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle
Rank 10 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Oracle 4963 5045 4778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.46% 10.04% 10.64%
As % of the Vendors category 20.72% 21.97% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2956 2887 2618
Average daily rate
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£420 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £268 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 75 96
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.69 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% +2.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.59 £16.50 £15.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.10 £60.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -1.51%

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
23958 22965 20967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.66% 45.69% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13732 12512 10990
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 975 976 1254
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 £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £42.50 £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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 4462 £425 - 1125
London -3 2004 £465 +3.33% 483
South East -4 786 £375 -6.25% 192
North West +3 440 £413 +17.85% 83
City of London -9 404 £475 -5.00% 164
East of England +2 290 £400 +0.06% 68
Scotland -5 247 £375 +7.14% 52
South West -1 235 £380 +8.57% 120
Yorkshire -5 225 £363 +7.40% 73
West Midlands +10 224 £400 +23.07% 52
Hampshire -5 192 £393 +12.14% 43
Berkshire -8 184 £400 -6.59% 50
West Yorkshire -5 177 £363 +7.40% 51
Manchester +2 173 £425 +21.77% 41
East Midlands +16 152 £350 - 28
Surrey +1 146 £325 -18.80% 38
Edinburgh -2 129 £365 +1.38% 17
Leeds -3 119 £350 +3.70% 40
Buckinghamshire -3 117 £363 -10.49% 21
Cheshire +22 113 £410 +9.26% 22
Milton Keynes -2 95 £400 -2.43% 12
Hertfordshire +6 88 £400 +3.22% 31
Glasgow -13 75 £400 +24.70% 22
Cambridgeshire -4 68 £363 -3.33% 16
Bristol +11 65 £375 +15.38% 44
Lancashire +17 58 £400 +21.21% 5
Nottinghamshire +15 58 £365 +0.68% 9
Gloucestershire -2 58 £450 +20.00% 30
North East -10 57 £410 +53.99% 19
Nottingham +14 55 £365 -2.66% 9

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4406 (44.00%) SQL
2 2545 (25.41%) Finance
3 2508 (25.04%) Java
4 2352 (23.49%) Oracle Database
5 1965 (19.62%) UNIX
6 1952 (19.49%) PL/SQL
7 1755 (17.53%) Linux
8 1654 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
9 1629 (16.27%) SQL Server
10 1364 (13.62%) Windows
11 1242 (12.40%) Security Cleared
12 1221 (12.19%) .NET
13 1108 (11.06%) Banking
14 1087 (10.85%) Microsoft
15 1080 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
16 1053 (10.52%) XML
17 966 (9.65%) Oracle Database 11g
18 932 (9.31%) Migration
19 928 (9.27%) HTML
20 915 (9.14%) JavaScript
21 908 (9.07%) Web Services
22 893 (8.92%) C#
23 885 (8.84%) Data Warehouse
24 845 (8.44%) SC Cleared
25 841 (8.40%) Oracle EBS
26 830 (8.29%) ETL
27 821 (8.20%) WebLogic
27 821 (8.20%) Relational Database
28 793 (7.92%) Oracle Reports
29 753 (7.52%) Data Modelling

Oracle
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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
1 821 (8.20%) WebLogic
2 401 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 359 (3.58%) Apache
4 355 (3.55%) Tomcat
5 351 (3.51%) JBoss
6 265 (2.65%) Oracle Workflow
7 233 (2.33%) SAS
8 211 (2.11%) IIS
9 206 (2.06%) SharePoint
10 203 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 113 (1.13%) Oracle Service Bus
12 83 (0.83%) CMS
13 81 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
14 77 (0.77%) Confluence
15 71 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
16 56 (0.56%) NetWeaver
16 56 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
17 55 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
17 55 (0.55%) MQSeries
18 44 (0.44%) Documentum
Applications
1 615 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 281 (2.81%) MS Office
3 153 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 114 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 96 (0.96%) MS Project
6 44 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.100%) InfoPath
8 9 (0.090%) SPSS
9 6 (0.060%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.040%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.030%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.020%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.020%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.010%) Simulink
13 1 (0.010%) FrameMaker
13 1 (0.010%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.010%) Windchill
13 1 (0.010%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.010%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 841 (8.40%) Oracle EBS
2 706 (7.05%) Oracle EBS R12
3 313 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
4 240 (2.40%) Oracle Financials
5 237 (2.37%) Oracle Payables
6 232 (2.32%) Oracle General Ledger
7 192 (1.92%) Oracle Receivables
8 152 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
9 146 (1.46%) Oracle Retail
10 109 (1.09%) Oracle Cash Management
11 101 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
12 96 (0.96%) Oracle 11i
13 89 (0.89%) Oracle Assets
14 80 (0.80%) Oracle HRMS
15 59 (0.59%) Oracle iProcurement
16 57 (0.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
17 56 (0.56%) Oracle Payroll
18 54 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
19 37 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
20 36 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 103 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (0.62%) SaaS
3 51 (0.51%) PaaS
4 48 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 42 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (0.27%) Amazon S3
6 27 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.20%) Office 365
8 16 (0.16%) Heroku
9 15 (0.15%) Engine Yard
10 12 (0.12%) GitHub
10 12 (0.12%) Taleo
11 10 (0.100%) CloudFront
12 8 (0.080%) IaaS
13 7 (0.070%) Route 53
13 7 (0.070%) Force.com
13 7 (0.070%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (0.060%) Yammer
15 5 (0.050%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 5 (0.050%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 286 (2.86%) SAN
2 248 (2.48%) Firewall
3 223 (2.23%) HTTP
4 177 (1.77%) LDAP
5 168 (1.68%) DNS
6 162 (1.62%) TCP/IP
7 153 (1.53%) Internet
8 101 (1.01%) NAS
9 90 (0.90%) WAN
10 83 (0.83%) SSL
11 79 (0.79%) LAN
12 62 (0.62%) HTTPS
13 60 (0.60%) FTP
14 57 (0.57%) VPN
15 52 (0.52%) Network Security
16 48 (0.48%) VLAN
17 46 (0.46%) DHCP
18 45 (0.45%) Intranet
19 41 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
20 38 (0.38%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2352 (23.49%) Oracle Database
2 1629 (16.27%) SQL Server
3 966 (9.65%) Oracle Database 11g
4 885 (8.84%) Data Warehouse
5 821 (8.20%) Relational Database
6 793 (7.92%) Oracle Reports
7 487 (4.86%) MySQL
7 487 (4.86%) Oracle Database 10g
8 455 (4.54%) RDBMS
9 415 (4.14%) Oracle BI EE
10 287 (2.87%) Oracle ODI
11 285 (2.85%) DB2
12 243 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 206 (2.06%) Hadoop
14 198 (1.98%) MongoDB
14 198 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 178 (1.78%) Big Data
16 175 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
17 160 (1.60%) QlikView
18 145 (1.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 414 (4.13%) Maven
2 401 (4.00%) Subversion
3 338 (3.38%) JIRA
4 310 (3.10%) Oracle Forms
5 262 (2.62%) JUnit
6 242 (2.42%) Ant
7 241 (2.41%) Jenkins
8 229 (2.29%) Visual Studio
9 213 (2.13%) Git (software)
10 208 (2.08%) Toad
11 206 (2.06%) Eclipse
12 180 (1.80%) Oracle APEX
13 149 (1.49%) Selenium
14 141 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
15 92 (0.92%) TeamCity
16 83 (0.83%) SoapUI
17 80 (0.80%) Hudson
18 65 (0.65%) ERwin
19 63 (0.63%) NUnit
20 62 (0.62%) Cucumber
General
1 2545 (25.41%) Finance
2 1108 (11.06%) Banking
3 499 (4.98%) Retail
4 435 (4.34%) Investment Banking
5 347 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 250 (2.50%) Front Office
7 127 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 105 (1.05%) Billing
9 103 (1.03%) Marketing
10 100 (1.00%) Back Office
11 98 (0.98%) General Ledger
12 77 (0.77%) Games
13 75 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 72 (0.72%) Local Government
15 71 (0.71%) Legal
16 67 (0.67%) Advertising
17 53 (0.53%) Publishing
18 42 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
19 32 (0.32%) Electronics
20 24 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3287 (32.82%) Developer
2 1376 (13.74%) Analyst
3 1096 (10.94%) Architect
4 1056 (10.55%) Consultant
5 880 (8.79%) Java Developer
6 687 (6.86%) Oracle Developer
7 589 (5.88%) Oracle Consultant
8 491 (4.90%) DBA
9 381 (3.80%) Project Manager
10 357 (3.57%) Oracle DBA
11 313 (3.13%) Business Analyst
12 304 (3.04%) Administrator
13 297 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
14 294 (2.94%) .NET Developer
15 243 (2.43%) Applications Support
16 241 (2.41%) Senior Developer
17 240 (2.40%) Support Analyst
18 224 (2.24%) C# Developer
19 218 (2.18%) Test Analyst
20 201 (2.01%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1221 (12.19%) .NET
2 1053 (10.52%) XML
3 928 (9.27%) HTML
4 908 (9.07%) Web Services
5 669 (6.68%) J2EE
6 652 (6.51%) Middleware
7 629 (6.28%) Spring
8 536 (5.35%) CSS
9 422 (4.21%) Hibernate
10 406 (4.05%) ASP.NET
11 378 (3.77%) SOAP
12 370 (3.69%) jQuery
13 360 (3.59%) Oracle Fusion
14 314 (3.14%) JSP
15 270 (2.70%) REST
16 245 (2.45%) Java EE
17 237 (2.37%) JMS
18 229 (2.29%) JSON
19 210 (2.10%) HTML5
20 195 (1.95%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 748 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
2 241 (2.41%) Computer Science
3 217 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 199 (1.99%) Clustering
5 198 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
6 193 (1.93%) Open Source
7 154 (1.54%) Data Integration
7 154 (1.54%) Derivative
8 149 (1.49%) Fixed Income
9 146 (1.46%) Replication
10 130 (1.30%) Data Structures
11 129 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 90 (0.90%) User Experience
13 82 (0.82%) Visualisation
14 77 (0.77%) Equities
15 76 (0.76%) Mainframe
16 72 (0.72%) Mathematics
17 64 (0.64%) Client/Server
17 64 (0.64%) NHS
18 63 (0.63%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1965 (19.62%) UNIX
2 1755 (17.53%) Linux
3 1364 (13.62%) Windows
4 453 (4.52%) Solaris
5 390 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 265 (2.65%) AIX
7 236 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 172 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 106 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
10 91 (0.91%) Windows 7
11 84 (0.84%) HPUX
12 73 (0.73%) Windows XP
13 71 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
14 47 (0.47%) CentOS
15 43 (0.43%) Mac OS X
16 38 (0.38%) SUSE
16 38 (0.38%) Ubuntu
17 37 (0.37%) Android
17 37 (0.37%) Apple iOS
18 34 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1654 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1080 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
3 932 (9.31%) Migration
4 830 (8.29%) ETL
5 753 (7.52%) Data Modelling
6 721 (7.20%) SOA
7 611 (6.10%) ITIL
8 593 (5.92%) Project Management
9 586 (5.85%) Scrum
10 484 (4.83%) TDD
11 472 (4.71%) OO
12 451 (4.50%) Performance Tuning
13 438 (4.37%) CRM
14 435 (4.34%) ERP
15 412 (4.11%) Data Migration
16 390 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
17 357 (3.57%) Workflow
18 353 (3.53%) MVC
18 353 (3.53%) Configuration Management
19 343 (3.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4406 (44.00%) SQL
2 2508 (25.04%) Java
3 1952 (19.49%) PL/SQL
4 915 (9.14%) JavaScript
5 893 (8.92%) C#
6 673 (6.72%) Shell Script
7 475 (4.74%) Perl
8 356 (3.56%) Python
9 296 (2.96%) C++
10 232 (2.32%) C
10 232 (2.32%) VB
11 179 (1.79%) Bash Shell
12 168 (1.68%) T-SQL
13 160 (1.60%) VBA
14 159 (1.59%) PHP
15 149 (1.49%) Ruby
16 134 (1.34%) PowerShell
17 124 (1.24%) Korn
18 106 (1.06%) VBScript
18 106 (1.06%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1242 (12.40%) Security Cleared
2 845 (8.44%) SC Cleared
3 480 (4.79%) Degree
4 315 (3.15%) DV Cleared
5 149 (1.49%) ISTQB
6 132 (1.32%) ISEB
7 124 (1.24%) VCP4
8 87 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 72 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
10 67 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 65 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
12 43 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 42 (0.42%) Sun Certification
14 39 (0.39%) PMI Certification
15 28 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 27 (0.27%) PMP
17 26 (0.26%) CISSP
18 25 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
18 25 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 22 (0.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 341 (3.41%) QA
2 131 (1.31%) SLA
3 80 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 33 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 26 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 19 (0.19%) COBIT
8 16 (0.16%) HL7
9 14 (0.14%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 10 (0.100%) GAAP
12 9 (0.090%) EMIR
13 6 (0.060%) Solvency II
13 6 (0.060%) GxP
13 6 (0.060%) DICOM
13 6 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.050%) ISO 9000
14 5 (0.050%) WAI
14 5 (0.050%) P3O
15 4 (0.040%) HIPAA
System Software
1 294 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 290 (2.90%) Oracle RAC
3 259 (2.59%) Active Directory
4 178 (1.78%) Oracle RMAN
5 70 (0.70%) Hyper-V
6 57 (0.57%) VMware ESX
7 51 (0.51%) vSphere
8 39 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 29 (0.29%) XenApp
9 29 (0.29%) NFS
10 27 (0.27%) Xen
11 25 (0.25%) Firmware
12 22 (0.22%) HDFS
13 20 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
14 19 (0.19%) Terminal Services
15 18 (0.18%) KVM
16 16 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 15 (0.15%) Samba
17 15 (0.15%) SRDF
17 15 (0.15%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 250 (2.50%) Puppet
2 156 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
3 143 (1.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 134 (1.34%) Data Guard
5 111 (1.11%) Control-M
6 87 (0.87%) Tivoli
7 85 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
8 63 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
9 57 (0.57%) SCCM
9 57 (0.57%) Nagios
10 55 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 39 (0.39%) OpenView
11 39 (0.39%) Vagrant
12 32 (0.32%) SCOM
13 31 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 29 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
15 27 (0.27%) Ansible
15 27 (0.27%) NetBackup
16 25 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
16 25 (0.25%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 1087 (10.85%) Microsoft
2 576 (5.75%) SAP
3 487 (4.86%) IBM
4 467 (4.66%) Red Hat
5 443 (4.42%) VMware
6 424 (4.23%) HP
7 376 (3.75%) Informatica
8 373 (3.72%) Sybase
9 349 (3.49%) Business Objects
10 199 (1.99%) Citrix
11 184 (1.84%) Cisco
12 177 (1.77%) Sun
13 167 (1.67%) TIBCO
14 140 (1.40%) Siebel
15 124 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
16 122 (1.22%) Cognos
17 113 (1.13%) EMC
18 103 (1.03%) Remedy
19 100 (1.00%) PeopleSoft
19 100 (1.00%) webMethods
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