The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 24 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 111 113
Rank change year-on-year -20 +2  
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 35 54 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.07% 1.60% 1.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.08% 3.29% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 70
Median daily rate £500 £475 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £318 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £365
% change year-on-year +1.97% +4.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.30
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 the City of London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1686 1643 2490
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 51.62% 48.57% 42.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1355 1406 2053
Median daily rate £513 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 22
Median hourly rate £21.50 £53.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.43% +118.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £19.00 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £80.00 £54.00
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 the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PL/SQL in the City of London

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PL/SQL in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PL/SQL in the City of London

PL/SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PL/SQL in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 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 City of London region with a requirement for PL/SQL.

1 80 (100.00%) SQL
2 70 (87.50%) Oracle
3 43 (53.75%) Finance
4 37 (46.25%) Java
5 32 (40.00%) Linux
6 28 (35.00%) Banking
7 25 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (30.00%) Windows
9 22 (27.50%) Unix
9 22 (27.50%) Investment Banking
10 19 (23.75%) Analytics
11 18 (22.50%) JIRA
11 18 (22.50%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (21.25%) XML
12 17 (21.25%) Oracle Database
13 16 (20.00%) Data Analysis
14 15 (18.75%) Spring
14 15 (18.75%) Data Management
14 15 (18.75%) Multithreading
14 15 (18.75%) Shell Script
14 15 (18.75%) C#
14 15 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (18.75%) Fintech
15 14 (17.50%) JavaScript
15 14 (17.50%) Data Modelling
15 14 (17.50%) Jenkins
16 13 (16.25%) KDB
16 13 (16.25%) VWAP
16 13 (16.25%) Index Arbitrage
16 13 (16.25%) JUnit

PL/SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (7.50%) Mule
1 6 (7.50%) Tomcat
1 6 (7.50%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.25%) Confluence
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.25%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.25%) Actimize
4 1 (1.25%) LatentZero
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.25%) Temenos T24
4 1 (1.25%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) LDAP
1 4 (5.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.50%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (21.25%) Oracle Database
3 13 (16.25%) KDB
3 13 (16.25%) Kdb+
4 8 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (8.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (7.50%) Tick Data
7 4 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (5.00%) Relational Database
8 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (3.75%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
8 3 (3.75%) SQLPlus
9 2 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (2.50%) Big Data
9 2 (2.50%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (2.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (2.50%) QlikView
9 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (22.50%) JIRA
2 14 (17.50%) Jenkins
3 13 (16.25%) JUnit
4 9 (11.25%) Maven
4 9 (11.25%) Mockito
5 6 (7.50%) Cucumber
5 6 (7.50%) EasyMock
5 6 (7.50%) Git (software)
5 6 (7.50%) Selenium
5 6 (7.50%) Toad
6 4 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (2.50%) Ant
7 2 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.50%) Gerrit
7 2 (2.50%) Subversion
8 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.25%) jMock
8 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 43 (53.75%) Finance
2 28 (35.00%) Banking
3 22 (27.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Billing
4 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.25%) Front Office
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (72.50%) Developer
2 29 (36.25%) Java Developer
3 23 (28.75%) Oracle Developer
4 17 (21.25%) SQL Developer
5 14 (17.50%) PL/SQL Developer
6 13 (16.25%) Senior Developer
7 12 (15.00%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (12.50%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 9 (11.25%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 8 (10.00%) Investment Banking Java Developer
11 6 (7.50%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 6 (7.50%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
12 5 (6.25%) Consultant
13 4 (5.00%) Analyst
13 4 (5.00%) CyberArk Engineer
13 4 (5.00%) Oracle Consultant
14 2 (2.50%) Oracle Financials Technical Consultant
14 2 (2.50%) Senior SQL Developer
14 2 (2.50%) Tableau Developer
14 2 (2.50%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.25%) XML
2 15 (18.75%) Spring
3 12 (15.00%) J2EE
4 10 (12.50%) HTML
4 10 (12.50%) JMS
4 10 (12.50%) JSP
5 8 (10.00%) Hibernate
5 8 (10.00%) Java EE
5 8 (10.00%) JPA
5 8 (10.00%) JSON
6 7 (8.75%) CSS
6 7 (8.75%) JAXB
7 6 (7.50%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (7.50%) Apache Camel
7 6 (7.50%) REST
7 6 (7.50%) SOAP
7 6 (7.50%) Spring Boot
7 6 (7.50%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (6.25%) .NET
9 4 (5.00%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (18.75%) Fintech
2 13 (16.25%) TWAP
2 13 (16.25%) VWAP
3 12 (15.00%) Equities
4 10 (12.50%) Data Structures
4 10 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (10.00%) Derivative
6 6 (7.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (5.00%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.50%) Fixed Income
9 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.25%) Credit Risk
9 1 (1.25%) Market Risk
9 1 (1.25%) User Experience
9 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (40.00%) Linux
2 24 (30.00%) Windows
3 22 (27.50%) Unix
4 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (23.75%) Analytics
3 16 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 15 (18.75%) Data Management
4 15 (18.75%) Multithreading
5 14 (17.50%) Data Modelling
6 13 (16.25%) Arbitrage Trading
6 13 (16.25%) Index Arbitrage
6 13 (16.25%) Performance Metrics
7 11 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
8 10 (12.50%) ETL
8 10 (12.50%) UML
9 9 (11.25%) TDD
10 8 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (10.00%) Scrum
10 8 (10.00%) SDLC
11 7 (8.75%) BDD
11 7 (8.75%) Low Latency
11 7 (8.75%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 80 (100.00%) SQL
2 37 (46.25%) Java
3 15 (18.75%) C#
3 15 (18.75%) Shell Script
4 14 (17.50%) JavaScript
5 9 (11.25%) Bash Shell
5 9 (11.25%) Python
6 7 (8.75%) C++
7 6 (7.50%) PowerShell
8 5 (6.25%) Perl
9 3 (3.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.75%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) Data Quality
1 7 (8.75%) EMIR
2 3 (3.75%) MiFID
2 3 (3.75%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.50%) QA
3 2 (2.50%) Solvency II
4 1 (1.25%) ISO 20022
4 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) Control-M
2 3 (3.75%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.25%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 70 (87.50%) Oracle
2 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.25%) Sybase
3 5 (6.25%) WorldPay
4 4 (5.00%) CyberArk
4 4 (5.00%) ServiceNow
5 3 (3.75%) Informatica
5 3 (3.75%) Murex
5 3 (3.75%) Tableau
6 2 (2.50%) Netezza
6 2 (2.50%) Remedy
7 1 (1.25%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.25%) BMC
7 1 (1.25%) Calypso
7 1 (1.25%) Charles River
7 1 (1.25%) FactSet
7 1 (1.25%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.25%) JDA
7 1 (1.25%) Perforce
7 1 (1.25%) Teradata