The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 28 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.

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 / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 11 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1  
Contract jobs citing Oracle 34 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 10.56% 10.91% 8.49%
As % of the Vendors category 23.94% 20.22% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 15
Median daily rate £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £325 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -2.50% +3.89%  

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 Merseyside.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 142 183 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 44.10% 53.98% 53.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 129 83
Median daily rate £380 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £253 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Median hourly rate £16.18 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.09% +17.30%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Oracle
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Oracle
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle in Merseyside

Oracle
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle in Merseyside over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Oracle in Merseyside

Oracle
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle in Merseyside

Oracle
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 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
Liverpool -4 23 £450 +10.76% 2
Oracle
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Oracle.

1 27 (36.49%) SOA
1 27 (36.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 26 (35.14%) Oracle Fusion
2 26 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (32.43%) Middleware
4 23 (31.08%) SQL
5 22 (29.73%) Java
6 18 (24.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 17 (22.97%) SC Cleared
7 17 (22.97%) Security Cleared
8 16 (21.62%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 16 (21.62%) Performance Management
9 15 (20.27%) Spring
9 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
10 14 (18.92%) Scrum
10 14 (18.92%) Jenkins
11 13 (17.57%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (17.57%) Linux
12 12 (16.22%) HTML
12 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
12 12 (16.22%) CSS
12 12 (16.22%) Finance
12 12 (16.22%) Git (software)
13 11 (14.86%) TDD
13 11 (14.86%) Unit Testing
13 11 (14.86%) Windows
14 10 (13.51%) MySQL
14 10 (13.51%) Open Source
14 10 (13.51%) BDD
14 10 (13.51%) Oracle Database

Oracle
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 27 (36.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (6.76%) WebSphere
4 3 (4.05%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.35%) SAS
5 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.35%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.70%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.51%) MySQL
2 10 (13.51%) Oracle Database
3 8 (10.81%) Oracle BI EE
4 7 (9.46%) MongoDB
4 7 (9.46%) NoSQL
5 6 (8.11%) DB2
5 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (8.11%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (5.41%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (4.05%) Informix
9 1 (1.35%) Big Data
9 1 (1.35%) Data Mart
9 1 (1.35%) OLAP
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (1.35%) QlikView
9 1 (1.35%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (18.92%) Jenkins
2 12 (16.22%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.41%) Subversion
4 3 (4.05%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.05%) ERwin
4 3 (4.05%) JUnit
5 2 (2.70%) JDeveloper
5 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.35%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Legal
2 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (35.14%) Developer
2 21 (28.38%) DBA
3 13 (17.57%) Java Developer
4 11 (14.86%) Oracle DBA
5 8 (10.81%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Consultant
6 6 (8.11%) Principal Developer
6 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared DBA
6 6 (8.11%) Technical Leader
7 4 (5.41%) Administrator
7 4 (5.41%) Agile Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Agile Java Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Lead
7 4 (5.41%) Java WebSphere Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Middleware Developer
7 4 (5.41%) WebSphere Developer
8 3 (4.05%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Principal .NET Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Principal Java Developer
8 3 (4.05%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (35.14%) Oracle Fusion
2 24 (32.43%) Middleware
3 15 (20.27%) Spring
4 12 (16.22%) CSS
4 12 (16.22%) HTML
5 10 (13.51%) Spring Boot
6 8 (10.81%) XML
7 7 (9.46%) .NET
7 7 (9.46%) AngularJS
7 7 (9.46%) J2EE
7 7 (9.46%) RESTful
8 6 (8.11%) Web Services
9 5 (6.76%) jQuery
10 4 (5.41%) CSS3
10 4 (5.41%) HTML5
10 4 (5.41%) REST
10 4 (5.41%) SOAP
10 4 (5.41%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (4.05%) EJB
11 3 (4.05%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.57%) Linux
2 11 (14.86%) Windows
3 9 (12.16%) Unix
4 3 (4.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.49%) SOA
2 26 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (21.62%) Performance Management
4 14 (18.92%) Scrum
5 13 (17.57%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (14.86%) TDD
6 11 (14.86%) Unit Testing
7 10 (13.51%) BDD
7 10 (13.51%) DevOps
7 10 (13.51%) Open Source
8 8 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (9.46%) API Design
9 7 (9.46%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (9.46%) Front End Development
9 7 (9.46%) Kanban
9 7 (9.46%) Microservices
10 6 (8.11%) Coaching
10 6 (8.11%) Configuration Management
10 6 (8.11%) ETL
10 6 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.08%) SQL
2 22 (29.73%) Java
3 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.41%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.70%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (1.35%) Python
7 1 (1.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (22.97%) SC Cleared
1 17 (22.97%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.70%) Veritas File System
2 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (24.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 16 (21.62%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (12.16%) Teradata
2 6 (8.11%) VMware
3 3 (4.05%) IDERA
3 3 (4.05%) Siebel
4 2 (2.70%) EMC
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.70%) Software AG
4 2 (2.70%) Tableau
4 2 (2.70%) Veritas
4 2 (2.70%) webMethods
5 1 (1.35%) Perforce
5 1 (1.35%) SAP
5 1 (1.35%) Sun
5 1 (1.35%) Sybase
5 1 (1.35%) Talend