The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 27 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)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 14 35
Rank change year-on-year -24 +21  
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 8 32 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.38% 9.50% 1.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.76% 27.59% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 4
Median daily rate £350 £400 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -8.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £275 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £373
% change year-on-year - +4.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.39 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +8.47% +14.28%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 168 116 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 50.00% 34.42% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 58 48
Median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.80 £19.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.87% -5.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £9.00 £18.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £18.80 £21.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

PL/SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PL/SQL in Merseyside

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PL/SQL in Merseyside over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PL/SQL in Merseyside

PL/SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PL/SQL in Merseyside

PL/SQL
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 PL/SQL within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Wirral - 5 £350 -
Liverpool -25 3 £350 -12.50%
PL/SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for PL/SQL.

1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (54.55%) QA
2 6 (54.55%) Data Integration
3 5 (45.45%) MongoDB
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle
4 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (18.18%) Talend
6 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 2 (18.18%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (18.18%) Java
7 1 (9.09%) ATG
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (9.09%) JMS
7 1 (9.09%) SOA
7 1 (9.09%) Middleware
7 1 (9.09%) DB2
7 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
7 1 (9.09%) Web Services
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing

PL/SQL
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 1 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (45.45%) MongoDB
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
3 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (9.09%) DB2
5 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) DBA
2 5 (45.45%) SQL DBA
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server DBA
3 4 (36.36%) Developer
4 3 (27.27%) MongoDB DBA
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (18.18%) OBIEE Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Senior DBA
5 2 (18.18%) Senior SQL DBA
5 2 (18.18%) Senior SQL Server DBA
6 1 (9.09%) DB2 DBA
6 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (9.09%) JMS
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Data Integration
1 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Talend
3 1 (9.09%) ATG