The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for PL/SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PL/SQL over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

PL/SQL (PLSQL)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 55 57
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2  
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 8 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.30% 1.97% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.56% 5.44% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 3
Median daily rate £463 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.62% -15.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £325 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £480 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £365
% change year-on-year - +6.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.39 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +22.22% +1.42%  

PL/SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 225 294 243
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 36.64% 36.12% 31.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 212 163
Median daily rate £388 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £28.50 £38.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +43.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £37.60 £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £38.00 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

PL/SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing PL/SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for PL/SQL in Birmingham

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PL/SQL in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for PL/SQL in Birmingham

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PL/SQL in Birmingham over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PL/SQL in Birmingham

PL/SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PL/SQL in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PL/SQL in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PL/SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for PL/SQL.

1 15 (93.75%) SQL
2 12 (75.00%) Oracle
3 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) Scrum
4 8 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) Migration
6 6 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (37.50%) Data Migration
7 5 (31.25%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (31.25%) Data Modelling
8 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (25.00%) Finance
8 4 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
9 3 (18.75%) E-business
9 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (18.75%) Spring
9 3 (18.75%) Data Mart
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
9 3 (18.75%) Java
10 2 (12.50%) SOAP
10 2 (12.50%) XML
10 2 (12.50%) XSD
10 2 (12.50%) XSLT
10 2 (12.50%) SOA
10 2 (12.50%) ETL
10 2 (12.50%) Sun Certification
10 2 (12.50%) Informatica

PL/SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) JBoss
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle 10gAS
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (18.75%) Data Mart
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (6.25%) OLAP
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) JMeter
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Data Migration Specialist
2 5 (31.25%) Migration Specialist
3 4 (25.00%) OBIEE Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle Specialist
3 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL Specialist
4 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Spring
2 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 2 (12.50%) Java EE
2 2 (12.50%) JPA
2 2 (12.50%) REST
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
2 2 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) XSD
2 2 (12.50%) XSLT
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) DHTML
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) MDX
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) HPUX
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (50.00%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) Migration
4 6 (37.50%) Data Migration
5 5 (31.25%) Data Modelling
6 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (18.75%) E-business
7 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (12.50%) ETL
8 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (12.50%) Refactoring
8 2 (12.50%) SDLC
8 2 (12.50%) SOA
8 2 (12.50%) SOLID
8 2 (12.50%) TDD
9 1 (6.25%) Dashboard Development
9 1 (6.25%) Kimball Methodology
9 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Informatica
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) VMware