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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle
Rank 14 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Oracle 5307 5867 5565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.95% 10.38% 10.42%
As % of the Vendors category 20.47% 22.74% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3095 3347 3177
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 81 86
Average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £19.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £70.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +15.38%

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
25927 25801 24746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.75% 45.63% 46.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15354 14439 13687
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £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 1109 1115 1115
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.96 £41.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -6 4782 £425 - 1042
London -7 2003 £475 +1.60% 445
South East +3 1096 £414 +10.33% 156
City of London -4 501 £475 - 125
North West +1 437 £450 +28.57% 88
Hampshire +1 358 £425 +6.25% 34
Scotland -4 290 £370 -7.50% 51
Yorkshire -9 264 £364 -5.21% 87
East of England -11 232 £400 - 68
South West -2 231 £400 -8.57% 84
Berkshire +16 229 £431 +10.93% 41
Manchester +7 213 £413 +26.92% 41
West Yorkshire -10 188 £375 -6.83% 65
West Midlands +1 187 £375 +4.16% 43
Buckinghamshire -2 157 £400 -1.23% 11
Leeds +1 148 £375 -0.66% 51
North East 0 144 £388 +10.71% 11
East Midlands -7 142 £350 -6.66% 42
Surrey -5 133 £400 +14.28% 27
Milton Keynes +1 123 £401 +0.12% 9
Edinburgh -7 117 £375 -11.76% 21
Glasgow -3 115 £356 -10.93% 18
Tyne and Wear -4 105 £425 +21.42% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 102 £425 +21.42% 6
Wales -2 100 £314 -20.06% 25
South Wales +2 84 £308 -5.38% 23
Oxfordshire +23 71 £450 +12.50% 17
Hertfordshire -6 71 £441 +20.89% 30
Lancashire 0 69 £493 +36.33% 6
Cardiff +10 68 £308 +2.50% 16

Oracle
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4240 (42.37%) SQL
2 2608 (26.06%) Finance
3 2477 (24.75%) Oracle Database
4 2378 (23.76%) Java
5 1976 (19.75%) UNIX
6 1955 (19.54%) Linux
7 1823 (18.22%) SQL Server
8 1774 (17.73%) Agile Software Development
9 1699 (16.98%) PL/SQL
10 1436 (14.35%) Windows
11 1182 (11.81%) Microsoft
12 1119 (11.18%) Banking
13 1026 (10.25%) XML
14 1019 (10.18%) Business Intelligence
15 1014 (10.13%) Oracle Database 11g
16 976 (9.75%) JavaScript
16 976 (9.75%) .NET
17 940 (9.39%) Data Warehouse
18 934 (9.33%) Security Cleared
19 918 (9.17%) Migration
20 908 (9.07%) ETL
21 869 (8.68%) Relational Database
22 863 (8.62%) Web Services
23 790 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
24 762 (7.61%) Data Modelling
25 759 (7.58%) HTML
26 743 (7.42%) C#
27 718 (7.17%) Oracle EBS
28 707 (7.07%) Shell Script
29 703 (7.03%) Oracle Reports

Oracle
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 605 (6.05%) WebLogic
2 437 (4.37%) WebSphere
3 347 (3.47%) JBoss
4 339 (3.39%) Tomcat
5 301 (3.01%) Apache
6 264 (2.64%) SharePoint
7 246 (2.46%) IIS
8 235 (2.35%) SAS
9 202 (2.02%) Oracle Workflow
10 184 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 146 (1.46%) Oracle Service Bus
12 142 (1.42%) Oracle Coherence
13 107 (1.07%) Node.js
14 104 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
15 90 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
16 82 (0.82%) CMS
16 82 (0.82%) Confluence
17 77 (0.77%) MS Exchange
18 69 (0.69%) MQSeries
19 53 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 554 (5.54%) MS Excel
2 284 (2.84%) MS Office
3 136 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 105 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 91 (0.91%) MS Project
6 31 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 23 (0.23%) SPSS
8 8 (0.080%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.080%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.050%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.030%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.030%) HipChat
10 3 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.020%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.020%) GIMP
11 2 (0.020%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.010%) Mingle
12 1 (0.010%) PrintSoft PReS
12 1 (0.010%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 718 (7.17%) Oracle EBS
2 511 (5.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 250 (2.50%) Oracle General Ledger
4 241 (2.41%) Oracle Financials
5 219 (2.19%) Oracle Applications
6 206 (2.06%) Oracle Payables
7 192 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
8 172 (1.72%) Oracle Receivables
9 151 (1.51%) Oracle ERP
10 101 (1.01%) Oracle Assets
11 97 (0.97%) Oracle Cash Management
12 83 (0.83%) Oracle iProcurement
13 76 (0.76%) Oracle Retail
14 66 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 59 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
16 55 (0.55%) Oracle E-Business Tax
16 55 (0.55%) Hyperion Planning
17 49 (0.49%) Oracle Internet Expenses
18 39 (0.39%) Oracle Payroll
18 39 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 256 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 90 (0.90%) SaaS
4 79 (0.79%) IaaS
5 73 (0.73%) Taleo
6 69 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
7 39 (0.39%) PaaS
8 32 (0.32%) Office 365
9 22 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 17 (0.17%) Google Analytics
11 16 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (0.15%) OpenShift
13 13 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
14 9 (0.090%) SuccessFactors
14 9 (0.090%) Boomi
15 8 (0.080%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.070%) SoftLayer
16 7 (0.070%) Amazon SQS
17 6 (0.060%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 327 (3.27%) SAN
2 312 (3.12%) Firewall
3 211 (2.11%) Internet
4 207 (2.07%) TCP/IP
5 204 (2.04%) DNS
6 187 (1.87%) HTTP
7 176 (1.76%) LDAP
8 119 (1.19%) NAS
9 108 (1.08%) SSL
10 97 (0.97%) DHCP
11 95 (0.95%) LAN
12 93 (0.93%) WAN
13 75 (0.75%) SSH
14 69 (0.69%) FTP
15 59 (0.59%) VoIP
16 51 (0.51%) Network Security
17 44 (0.44%) Radio Access Network
17 44 (0.44%) SNMP
17 44 (0.44%) Intranet
18 42 (0.42%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2477 (24.75%) Oracle Database
2 1823 (18.22%) SQL Server
3 1014 (10.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 940 (9.39%) Data Warehouse
5 869 (8.68%) Relational Database
6 703 (7.03%) Oracle Reports
7 549 (5.49%) MySQL
8 481 (4.81%) RDBMS
9 460 (4.60%) Oracle Database 10g
10 455 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
11 376 (3.76%) BusinessObjects
12 375 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 313 (3.13%) DB2
14 272 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 269 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
16 256 (2.56%) MongoDB
17 238 (2.38%) Hadoop
18 220 (2.20%) Oracle ODI
19 211 (2.11%) Big Data
20 209 (2.09%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 349 (3.49%) Oracle Forms
2 337 (3.37%) Maven
3 331 (3.31%) Subversion
4 293 (2.93%) JIRA
5 269 (2.69%) Jenkins
6 268 (2.68%) Git (software)
7 202 (2.02%) Toad
8 200 (2.00%) JUnit
9 197 (1.97%) Oracle APEX
10 186 (1.86%) Ant
11 174 (1.74%) Visual Studio
12 173 (1.73%) Eclipse
13 171 (1.71%) Selenium
14 136 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
15 132 (1.32%) ERwin
16 131 (1.31%) TeamCity
17 117 (1.17%) SoapUI
18 97 (0.97%) NUnit
19 79 (0.79%) Cucumber
20 65 (0.65%) Gradle
General
1 2608 (26.06%) Finance
2 1119 (11.18%) Banking
3 421 (4.21%) Retail
4 384 (3.84%) Investment Banking
5 360 (3.60%) Telecoms
6 203 (2.03%) Front Office
7 179 (1.79%) Marketing
8 134 (1.34%) Billing
9 128 (1.28%) General Ledger
10 121 (1.21%) Financial Institution
11 120 (1.20%) Manufacturing
12 111 (1.11%) Back Office
13 88 (0.88%) Local Government
14 77 (0.77%) Publishing
15 61 (0.61%) Legal
16 60 (0.60%) Advertising
17 40 (0.40%) Military
18 37 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
19 34 (0.34%) Retail Banking
20 33 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 3358 (33.56%) Developer
2 1328 (13.27%) Analyst
3 1203 (12.02%) Architect
4 1012 (10.11%) Consultant
5 789 (7.88%) Oracle Developer
6 740 (7.39%) Java Developer
7 561 (5.61%) Oracle Consultant
8 547 (5.47%) DBA
9 455 (4.55%) Project Manager
10 417 (4.17%) Administrator
11 379 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
12 362 (3.62%) Business Analyst
13 328 (3.28%) Oracle DBA
14 285 (2.85%) Senior Developer
15 252 (2.52%) SQL Developer
16 231 (2.31%) Test Analyst
17 222 (2.22%) Functional Consultant
18 216 (2.16%) .NET Developer
18 216 (2.16%) Technical Architect
19 215 (2.15%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1026 (10.25%) XML
2 976 (9.75%) .NET
3 863 (8.62%) Web Services
4 759 (7.58%) HTML
5 664 (6.64%) Middleware
6 578 (5.78%) J2EE
7 538 (5.38%) Spring
8 467 (4.67%) SOAP
9 428 (4.28%) CSS
10 382 (3.82%) Oracle Fusion
11 349 (3.49%) ASP.NET
12 318 (3.18%) Hibernate
13 289 (2.89%) jQuery
14 263 (2.63%) JSP
15 242 (2.42%) AngularJS
16 230 (2.30%) JMS
17 226 (2.26%) REST
18 205 (2.05%) Java EE
19 197 (1.97%) JSON
20 170 (1.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 790 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 298 (2.98%) Data Centre
3 250 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 215 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 187 (1.87%) Clustering
6 186 (1.86%) Data Integration
7 183 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
8 125 (1.25%) Replication
9 120 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 118 (1.18%) Fixed Income
10 118 (1.18%) Derivative
11 114 (1.14%) Visualisation
12 108 (1.08%) Mainframe
13 105 (1.05%) User Experience
14 93 (0.93%) Client/Server
15 86 (0.86%) Credit Risk
16 83 (0.83%) Data Structures
17 80 (0.80%) N-Tier
18 74 (0.74%) GIS
19 70 (0.70%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1976 (19.75%) UNIX
2 1955 (19.54%) Linux
3 1436 (14.35%) Windows
4 499 (4.99%) Solaris
5 416 (4.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 303 (3.03%) AIX
7 247 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 185 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 148 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 76 (0.76%) HPUX
11 75 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
12 72 (0.72%) Windows 7
13 56 (0.56%) SUSE
14 37 (0.37%) Windows XP
15 36 (0.36%) Android
16 32 (0.32%) Windows 8
17 31 (0.31%) CentOS
18 28 (0.28%) Apple iOS
19 25 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
20 22 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1774 (17.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1019 (10.18%) Business Intelligence
3 918 (9.17%) Migration
4 908 (9.07%) ETL
5 762 (7.61%) Data Modelling
6 693 (6.93%) ITIL
7 673 (6.73%) SOA
8 613 (6.13%) Project Management
9 588 (5.88%) SDLC
10 564 (5.64%) Scrum
11 518 (5.18%) Performance Tuning
12 502 (5.02%) ERP
13 470 (4.70%) TDD
14 459 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
15 438 (4.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 400 (4.00%) Data Migration
17 394 (3.94%) CRM
18 359 (3.59%) OO
19 357 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
20 325 (3.25%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4240 (42.37%) SQL
2 2378 (23.76%) Java
3 1699 (16.98%) PL/SQL
4 976 (9.75%) JavaScript
5 743 (7.42%) C#
6 707 (7.07%) Shell Script
7 547 (5.47%) Perl
8 436 (4.36%) C++
9 435 (4.35%) Python
10 301 (3.01%) T-SQL
11 206 (2.06%) VB
12 202 (2.02%) C
13 192 (1.92%) PowerShell
14 179 (1.79%) Bash Shell
15 167 (1.67%) VBA
16 137 (1.37%) Ruby
17 130 (1.30%) PHP
18 99 (0.99%) Korn
19 91 (0.91%) R
20 86 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 934 (9.33%) Security Cleared
2 617 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 522 (5.22%) Degree
4 177 (1.77%) DV Cleared
5 150 (1.50%) ISEB
6 122 (1.22%) ISTQB
7 83 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
8 77 (0.77%) PMI Certification
9 65 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 60 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 60 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
11 51 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 49 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
13 44 (0.44%) PMP
14 42 (0.42%) CCNA
15 32 (0.32%) OCP
16 30 (0.30%) Sun Certification
17 29 (0.29%) ACCA
18 28 (0.28%) CIMA
19 27 (0.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (2.38%) QA
2 130 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 125 (1.25%) SLA
4 36 (0.36%) Solvency II
5 26 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 17 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
8 15 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 13 (0.13%) EMIR
10 12 (0.12%) FINREP
11 10 (0.100%) Basel III
11 10 (0.100%) COBIT
12 8 (0.080%) Basel II
13 6 (0.060%) COREP
14 5 (0.050%) GxP
14 5 (0.050%) MiFID
15 4 (0.040%) WAI
15 4 (0.040%) GAAP
15 4 (0.040%) FATCA
System Software
1 320 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 294 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 260 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
4 83 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 61 (0.61%) VMware ESX
6 57 (0.57%) vSphere
7 47 (0.47%) NFS
8 41 (0.41%) XenApp
9 32 (0.32%) Xen
10 31 (0.31%) XenDesktop
11 30 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 28 (0.28%) KVM
13 26 (0.26%) Oracle Clusterware
13 26 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 26 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 22 (0.22%) vCloud
15 21 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
15 21 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
16 19 (0.19%) Samba
17 18 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 200 (2.00%) Puppet
2 170 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
3 158 (1.58%) Oracle RMAN
4 144 (1.44%) Data Guard
5 123 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 120 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
7 99 (0.99%) Tivoli
8 81 (0.81%) Control-M
9 76 (0.76%) Ansible
10 67 (0.67%) BladeLogic
11 62 (0.62%) SCCM
12 58 (0.58%) NetBackup
13 54 (0.54%) StatsD
14 50 (0.50%) SCOM
15 47 (0.47%) Oracle ZFS
16 43 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
17 39 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 35 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
19 33 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
20 28 (0.28%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1182 (11.81%) Microsoft
2 614 (6.14%) IBM
3 545 (5.45%) SAP
4 500 (5.00%) VMware
5 486 (4.86%) Red Hat
6 454 (4.54%) Informatica
7 389 (3.89%) Sybase
8 367 (3.67%) HP
9 263 (2.63%) Citrix
10 183 (1.83%) Cisco
11 175 (1.75%) Sun
12 165 (1.65%) TIBCO
13 163 (1.63%) Cognos
14 160 (1.60%) Tableau
15 157 (1.57%) Teradata
16 148 (1.48%) Hyperion
17 141 (1.41%) Adobe
18 138 (1.38%) EMC
19 113 (1.13%) PeopleSoft
20 110 (1.10%) Siebel
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