The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 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.

PL/SQL (PLSQL)
England / North West
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 80 87
Rank change year-on-year -15 +7  
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 41 82 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.47% 2.06% 1.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.79% 5.78% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 53 33
Median daily rate £389 £363 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.24% -9.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £305 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Median hourly rate £43.50 - £46.05
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 - £45.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 - £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11%  

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 North West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1082 1419 1269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 38.91% 35.62% 32.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 907 788
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 26
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.26% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

PL/SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 North West

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PL/SQL in the North West

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PL/SQL in the North West over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PL/SQL in the North West

PL/SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PL/SQL in the North West

PL/SQL
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Cheshire +28 12 £475 +26.66% 1
Lancashire +8 10 £306 -31.94%
Manchester -12 10 £388 +16.10% 5
Merseyside -7 8 £350 -11.11% 1
PL/SQL
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 North West region with a requirement for PL/SQL.

1 72 (100.00%) SQL
2 54 (75.00%) Oracle
3 35 (48.61%) Oracle Database
4 25 (34.72%) Java
5 21 (29.17%) XML
6 17 (23.61%) Finance
6 17 (23.61%) Migration
7 16 (22.22%) JIRA
8 15 (20.83%) QA
8 15 (20.83%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (18.06%) Selenium
10 12 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
10 12 (16.67%) ETL
11 11 (15.28%) Perl
11 11 (15.28%) J2EE
11 11 (15.28%) QA Automation
12 10 (13.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 10 (13.89%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (13.89%) Toad
12 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
12 10 (13.89%) High Availability
13 9 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (12.50%) MySQL
13 9 (12.50%) Windows
13 9 (12.50%) SOAP
13 9 (12.50%) TKPROF
14 8 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (11.11%) Bitbucket

PL/SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (4.17%) PowerExchange
2 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.78%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.78%) Confluence
3 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.39%) Apache
4 1 (1.39%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.39%) JBoss
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (1.39%) SAS
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.39%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (1.39%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.39%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.39%) SAP MDG
3 1 (1.39%) SAP MDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) FTP
1 1 (1.39%) HTTP
1 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.39%) SAN
1 1 (1.39%) SSH
1 1 (1.39%) SSL
1 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (48.61%) Oracle Database
2 15 (20.83%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (13.89%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (12.50%) MySQL
4 9 (12.50%) TKPROF
5 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 7 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (5.56%) MongoDB
8 4 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (2.78%) DB2
10 2 (2.78%) GIS
10 2 (2.78%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (2.78%) QlikView
10 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.78%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) JIRA
2 13 (18.06%) Selenium
3 10 (13.89%) Toad
4 8 (11.11%) Bitbucket
5 6 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 6 (8.33%) Hudson
5 6 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (5.56%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.17%) Subversion
8 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.78%) JUnit
8 2 (2.78%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
General
1 17 (23.61%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Games
3 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.39%) Prime Brokerage
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (45.83%) Developer
2 15 (20.83%) DBA
3 12 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 12 (16.67%) PL/SQL Developer
4 11 (15.28%) Oracle DBA
5 10 (13.89%) Oracle Developer
6 8 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) QA Engineer
7 7 (9.72%) J2EE Developer
7 7 (9.72%) Java Engineer
7 7 (9.72%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 7 (9.72%) SQL Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Administrator
8 6 (8.33%) Analyst
9 5 (6.94%) Architect
10 4 (5.56%) Database Architect
10 4 (5.56%) Database Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Oracle Architect
10 4 (5.56%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.17%) XML
2 11 (15.28%) J2EE
3 10 (13.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 9 (12.50%) SOAP
5 8 (11.11%) REST
6 7 (9.72%) EJB
7 6 (8.33%) EJB 3.0
8 5 (6.94%) Middleware
8 5 (6.94%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (5.56%) jQuery
9 4 (5.56%) Spring
9 4 (5.56%) Web Services
10 3 (4.17%) JDBC
10 3 (4.17%) JMS
11 2 (2.78%) .NET
11 2 (2.78%) Django
11 2 (2.78%) Hibernate
11 2 (2.78%) JAXB
11 2 (2.78%) WSDL
11 2 (2.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.78%) iPad
4 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.39%) Clustering
4 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.39%) DataPower
4 1 (1.39%) Derivative
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.39%) Replication
4 1 (1.39%) RIA
4 1 (1.39%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.50%) Windows
2 7 (9.72%) Linux
3 5 (6.94%) Unix
4 4 (5.56%) Solaris
5 1 (1.39%) AIX
5 1 (1.39%) HPUX
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.61%) Migration
2 12 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (16.67%) ETL
3 11 (15.28%) QA Automation
4 10 (13.89%) High Availability
5 9 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 8 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 7 (9.72%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (8.33%) BDD
8 6 (8.33%) Defect Management
9 5 (6.94%) Data Migration
9 5 (6.94%) Integration Testing
10 4 (5.56%) Data Integration
10 4 (5.56%) Regression Testing
10 4 (5.56%) SOA
10 4 (5.56%) TDD
10 4 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 72 (100.00%) SQL
2 25 (34.72%) Java
3 11 (15.28%) Perl
4 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
5 7 (9.72%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.17%) Python
8 2 (2.78%) Ruby
9 1 (1.39%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.39%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.39%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.39%) PHP
9 1 (1.39%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 1 (1.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.94%) Degree
2 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) HND
3 2 (2.78%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (1.39%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) OCP
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.83%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.39%) SDET
3 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.78%) Control-M
4 1 (1.39%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (75.00%) Oracle
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.94%) IBM
3 5 (6.94%) Informatica
4 2 (2.78%) Ab Initio
4 2 (2.78%) SAP
4 2 (2.78%) Talend
4 2 (2.78%) Teradata
5 1 (1.39%) Autodesk
5 1 (1.39%) Axway
5 1 (1.39%) Google
5 1 (1.39%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.39%) Kony
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.39%) Sybase
5 1 (1.39%) Veritas
5 1 (1.39%) Yahoo!
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