The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 29 March 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 67 54
Rank change year-on-year +22 -13  
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 11 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.04% 1.59% 2.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.19% 3.85% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 11
Median daily rate £475 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% -21.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +1.22% +4.48%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 212 416 325
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 39.33% 41.39% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 269 215
Median daily rate £411 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.23% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 4
Median hourly rate £44.21 £22.54 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.15% +14.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.98 £12.70 £13.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.75 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

PL/SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PL/SQL in Cheshire

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PL/SQL in Cheshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PL/SQL in Cheshire

PL/SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PL/SQL in Cheshire

PL/SQL
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PL/SQL within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +7 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £450 -
Wilmslow - 1 £450 -
PL/SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for PL/SQL.

1 17 (100.00%) SQL
2 14 (82.35%) Oracle
3 11 (64.71%) Java
4 8 (47.06%) J2EE
4 8 (47.06%) SOAP
4 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (47.06%) REST
4 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database
5 7 (41.18%) Finance
5 7 (41.18%) JIRA
5 7 (41.18%) EJB
6 6 (35.29%) MySQL
6 6 (35.29%) Client/Server
6 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (35.29%) Bitbucket
6 6 (35.29%) Hudson
6 6 (35.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (35.29%) EJB 3.0
6 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
7 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (29.41%) XML
8 4 (23.53%) ETL
9 3 (17.65%) IBM
9 3 (17.65%) Unix
9 3 (17.65%) TDD
9 3 (17.65%) Data Management
9 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Selenium

PL/SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) GlassFish
2 1 (5.88%) JBoss
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (5.88%) SAP MDG
2 1 (5.88%) SAP MDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database
2 6 (35.29%) MySQL
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.88%) Apache Hive
4 1 (5.88%) Big Data
4 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (5.88%) DB2
4 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.88%) PowerCenter
4 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.88%) SAP HANA
4 1 (5.88%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) JIRA
2 6 (35.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (35.29%) Bitbucket
2 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
2 6 (35.29%) Hudson
3 3 (17.65%) Selenium
4 2 (11.76%) Subversion
5 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.88%) JUnit
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.88%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) Java Developer
2 8 (47.06%) PL/SQL Developer
3 6 (35.29%) J2EE Developer
3 6 (35.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Ab Initio Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Junior
4 2 (11.76%) Junior Automation Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Junior Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Build and Release Manager
5 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Middleware Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Financials Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) J2EE
1 8 (47.06%) REST
1 8 (47.06%) SOAP
2 7 (41.18%) EJB
3 6 (35.29%) EJB 3.0
4 5 (29.41%) XML
5 2 (11.76%) Middleware
5 2 (11.76%) Spring
5 2 (11.76%) Web Services
6 1 (5.88%) Apache Camel
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
6 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
6 1 (5.88%) JSF
6 1 (5.88%) JTA
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (5.88%) POJO
6 1 (5.88%) Struts2
6 1 (5.88%) UIKit
6 1 (5.88%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) DataPower
3 1 (5.88%) Derivative
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) ETL
4 3 (17.65%) Data Management
4 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) AOP
5 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Data Lineage
5 2 (11.76%) High Availability
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) QA Automation
5 2 (11.76%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) SQL
2 11 (64.71%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) Perl
3 2 (11.76%) Ruby
3 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) Data Quality
2 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) Ab Initio
3 2 (11.76%) Teradata
4 1 (5.88%) Google
4 1 (5.88%) Hyperion
4 1 (5.88%) Informatica
4 1 (5.88%) Kony
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) Sybase
4 1 (5.88%) Yahoo!