The first table below looks at the demand for Oracle Applications skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Oracle Applications over the 3 months to 24 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 of the Business Applications category for the West Midlands region.

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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Applications (Oracle Apps)
Rank 113 95 102
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing Oracle Applications 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.056% 0.18%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.34% 0.47% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £250 - £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £51.39 -
% change year-on-year
+2.15% -
Business Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
291 213 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.36% 11.91% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 90 101
Average daily rate £378 £450 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.11% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £563 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £430
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 30 10
Average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.95 £31.20 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.49 £37.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +89.00%
Oracle Applications
England

Oracle Applications
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Oracle Applications across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Oracle Applications Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Oracle Applications
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Oracle Applications across the West Midlands region.

Oracle Applications Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Oracle Applications
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Oracle Applications across the West Midlands region.

Oracle Applications Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Oracle Applications
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle Applications within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Wolverhampton - 1 £250 -
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Oracle Applications
England

Oracle Applications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Oracle Applications 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 Applications.

1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (25.00%) Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) ERP
4 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (25.00%) Toad
4 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (25.00%) Internet

Oracle Applications
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Oracle Applications 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 Applications. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Toad
1 1 (25.00%) ProC
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (25.00%) FishEye
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Applications Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Developer
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) Ajax
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
1 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Database Tuning
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft