The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Oracle products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Oracle over the 3 months to 26 April 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Oracle Corporation.

Oracle
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 3 8
Rank change year-on-year -15 +5  
Contract jobs citing Oracle 24 71 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 8.19% 15.99% 12.74%
As % of the Vendors category 17.27% 33.33% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 33 32
Median daily rate £340 £390 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.82% -10.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £252 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £580 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 4
Median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £46.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £39.70 £45.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.20 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -24.05% +12.85%  

Oracle is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 139 213 204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 47.44% 47.97% 49.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 121 111
Median daily rate £425 £367 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.72% +10.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £459 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 25
Median hourly rate £39.75 £39.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +201.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.15% +8.57%  

Oracle
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Oracle as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Oracle in Lancashire

Oracle
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Oracle in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle in Lancashire

Oracle
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle in Lancashire over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Oracle in Lancashire

Oracle
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle in Lancashire

Oracle
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
Preston -12 13 £338 +6.37% 1
Blackpool 0 1 £340 -21.83%
Blackburn -7 1 - -
Oracle
North West

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Oracle 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Oracle.

1 36 (69.23%) SQL
2 26 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 21 (40.38%) Security Cleared
4 18 (34.62%) SC Cleared
4 18 (34.62%) XML
5 17 (32.69%) Windows
6 14 (26.92%) Web Services
6 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
6 14 (26.92%) PL/SQL
6 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
7 11 (21.15%) Migration
7 11 (21.15%) PowerShell
8 10 (19.23%) Relational Database
8 10 (19.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 10 (19.23%) Oracle RMAN
8 10 (19.23%) Linux
8 10 (19.23%) Unix
9 9 (17.31%) JavaScript
9 9 (17.31%) Perl
9 9 (17.31%) Toad
9 9 (17.31%) TKPROF
9 9 (17.31%) MongoDB
9 9 (17.31%) NoSQL
10 8 (15.38%) Oracle Database 12c
10 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (15.38%) Spring
10 8 (15.38%) Java
10 8 (15.38%) AIX
11 7 (13.46%) DB2
11 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification

Oracle
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (11.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (7.69%) Apache
3 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.77%) PowerExchange
3 3 (5.77%) SAS
4 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.85%) IIS
4 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.92%) Tuxedo
5 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.92%) Maximo
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) HTTP
2 3 (5.77%) SAN
3 2 (3.85%) DHCP
3 2 (3.85%) DNS
3 2 (3.85%) IP Telephony
3 2 (3.85%) NAS
4 1 (1.92%) SSH
4 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
3 10 (19.23%) Relational Database
4 9 (17.31%) MongoDB
4 9 (17.31%) NoSQL
4 9 (17.31%) TKPROF
5 8 (15.38%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (13.46%) DB2
7 6 (11.54%) Big Data
8 3 (5.77%) CouchDB
8 3 (5.77%) Firebird
8 3 (5.77%) MySQL
8 3 (5.77%) Neo4j
8 3 (5.77%) Riak
9 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
9 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.92%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Toad
2 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.77%) JIRA
3 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.92%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.92%) Sahi
4 1 (1.92%) Selenium
4 1 (1.92%) WATIR
General
1 7 (13.46%) Manufacturing
2 5 (9.62%) Finance
3 4 (7.69%) Electronics
4 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.92%) Local Government
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Developer
2 13 (25.00%) Architect
3 12 (23.08%) DBA
4 10 (19.23%) Oracle DBA
5 7 (13.46%) Administrator
6 6 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (9.62%) Java Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Database Architect
8 4 (7.69%) Informatica Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Oracle Architect
8 4 (7.69%) Software Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Senior DBA
9 3 (5.77%) Senior Oracle DBA
9 3 (5.77%) Technical Specialist
10 2 (3.85%) Analyst
10 2 (3.85%) Applications Support
10 2 (3.85%) COBOL Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Security Architect
10 2 (3.85%) Security Specialist
11 1 (1.92%) COBOL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (34.62%) XML
2 14 (26.92%) Web Services
3 10 (19.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 8 (15.38%) Spring
5 7 (13.46%) Middleware
6 6 (11.54%) J2EE
6 6 (11.54%) JSON
6 6 (11.54%) SOAP
7 5 (9.62%) CSS
7 5 (9.62%) HTML
8 4 (7.69%) Servlets
9 3 (5.77%) Ajax
9 3 (5.77%) Apache Camel
9 3 (5.77%) DOM
9 3 (5.77%) REST
9 3 (5.77%) SAX
9 3 (5.77%) WSDL
9 3 (5.77%) XML Schema
10 2 (3.85%) Play Framework
10 2 (3.85%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) PKI
2 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) Clustering
4 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.85%) Life Science
4 2 (3.85%) Replication
4 2 (3.85%) Wiki
5 1 (1.92%) AS400
5 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.92%) iSeries
5 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.92%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.69%) Windows
2 10 (19.23%) Linux
2 10 (19.23%) Unix
3 8 (15.38%) AIX
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.92%) HPUX
5 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Solaris
5 1 (1.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) Migration
2 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (11.54%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (11.54%) SOA
4 5 (9.62%) Microservices
5 4 (7.69%) BDD
5 4 (7.69%) Change Data Capture
5 4 (7.69%) ETL
5 4 (7.69%) ITIL
5 4 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 4 (7.69%) Software Architecture
5 4 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 4 (7.69%) TDD
5 4 (7.69%) UML
6 3 (5.77%) Change Management
6 3 (5.77%) Data Migration
6 3 (5.77%) Defect Management
6 3 (5.77%) ERP
6 3 (5.77%) Pair Programming
6 3 (5.77%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 36 (69.23%) SQL
2 14 (26.92%) PL/SQL
3 11 (21.15%) PowerShell
4 9 (17.31%) JavaScript
4 9 (17.31%) Perl
5 8 (15.38%) Java
6 4 (7.69%) COBOL
7 3 (5.77%) C#
7 3 (5.77%) Ruby
8 2 (3.85%) C
8 2 (3.85%) Groovy
8 2 (3.85%) Python
8 2 (3.85%) Scala
8 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (40.38%) Security Cleared
2 18 (34.62%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.77%) ISEB
4 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.85%) MCITP
5 2 (3.85%) MCSE
5 2 (3.85%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.92%) Degree
6 1 (1.92%) OCMJD
6 1 (1.92%) OCPJP
6 1 (1.92%) OCPJWCD
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.92%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (19.23%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (7.69%) Data Guard
3 2 (3.85%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (3.85%) WSUS
4 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) Informatica
2 4 (7.69%) SAP
3 3 (5.77%) HP
3 3 (5.77%) Perforce
3 3 (5.77%) VMware
4 2 (3.85%) Kaseya
4 2 (3.85%) Kaspersky
4 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
4 2 (3.85%) Symantec
5 1 (1.92%) Citrix
5 1 (1.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.92%) Micro Focus
5 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.92%) Sun