The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Oracle APEX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Oracle APEX over the 3 months to 23 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.

Oracle Application Express (APEX)
England / South West
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 138 139
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1  
Contract jobs citing Oracle APEX 20 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.75% 0.13% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.87% 1.04% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 5
Median daily rate £428 £365 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.26% -13.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £365 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £365 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +17.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.31 - £28.93

Oracle APEX is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 517 386 454
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 19.30% 12.92% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 227 270
Median daily rate £400 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 39
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £31.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year - +14.74%  

Oracle APEX
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Oracle APEX as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Oracle APEX in the South West

Oracle APEX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle APEX in the South West

Oracle APEX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle APEX in the South West over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Oracle APEX in the South West

Oracle APEX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle APEX in the South West

Oracle APEX
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle APEX within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Bristol +4 3 £419 +14.72%
Wiltshire +2 3 £426 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £450 -
Oracle APEX
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Oracle APEX 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 South West region with a requirement for Oracle APEX.

1 26 (100.00%) Oracle
2 23 (88.46%) Oracle Database
3 19 (73.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 19 (73.08%) SC Cleared
3 19 (73.08%) Security Cleared
4 18 (69.23%) Linux
4 18 (69.23%) Red Hat
5 17 (65.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 17 (65.38%) SQL
6 16 (61.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (50.00%) VMware
8 13 (50.00%) Web Services
8 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
9 12 (46.15%) TeamCity
9 12 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (46.15%) vRealize
10 11 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (38.46%) WebLogic
11 10 (38.46%) PL/SQL
11 10 (38.46%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (38.46%) DevOps
12 9 (34.62%) Jenkins
12 9 (34.62%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (30.77%) HP
13 8 (30.77%) HP UFT
13 8 (30.77%) Middleware
13 8 (30.77%) Regression Testing
13 8 (30.77%) Windows
13 8 (30.77%) Data Warehouse

Oracle APEX
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 10 (38.46%) WebLogic
2 4 (15.38%) GeoServer
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.69%) IIS
5 1 (3.85%) Apache Qpid
5 1 (3.85%) Confluence
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle Assets
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) PuTTY
1 8 (30.77%) WinSCP
2 5 (19.23%) Kerberos
3 1 (3.85%) AMQP
3 1 (3.85%) LDAP
3 1 (3.85%) VoIP
3 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (88.46%) Oracle Database
2 19 (73.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 17 (65.38%) Oracle Database 10g
4 10 (38.46%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (19.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (19.23%) Oracle OWB
8 4 (15.38%) Oracle Discoverer
9 3 (11.54%) RDBMS
9 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
1 12 (46.15%) TeamCity
2 9 (34.62%) Jenkins
3 8 (30.77%) HP UFT
3 8 (30.77%) Selenium
3 8 (30.77%) SpecFlow
3 8 (30.77%) Toad
4 6 (23.08%) Ant
4 6 (23.08%) Eclipse
4 6 (23.08%) SoapUI
4 6 (23.08%) TestNG
5 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
5 5 (19.23%) LoadRunner
6 3 (11.54%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (3.85%) Bitbucket
7 1 (3.85%) CMake
7 1 (3.85%) GoogleTest
7 1 (3.85%) JIRA
7 1 (3.85%) Valgrind
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Consultant
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle Consultant
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Tester
4 4 (15.38%) Automation Tester
5 3 (11.54%) DBA
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle Financials Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Lead Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle Applications Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle Technical Architect
6 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) Web Services
2 8 (30.77%) .NET
2 8 (30.77%) Middleware
2 8 (30.77%) OAuth2
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle Fusion
3 7 (26.92%) CSS
3 7 (26.92%) HTML
3 7 (26.92%) RESTful
4 6 (23.08%) jQuery
5 5 (19.23%) Ajax
6 3 (11.54%) REST
7 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) CESG
1 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) Linux
2 16 (61.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (30.77%) Windows
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (26.92%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) DevOps
3 9 (34.62%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (30.77%) Defect Tracking
4 8 (30.77%) Exploratory Testing
4 8 (30.77%) Integration Testing
4 8 (30.77%) Regression Testing
4 8 (30.77%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (26.92%) BDD
5 7 (26.92%) Scrum
5 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
5 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
6 6 (23.08%) API Testing
6 6 (23.08%) ITIL
6 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Project Management
8 4 (15.38%) Service Design
8 4 (15.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) SQL
2 10 (38.46%) PL/SQL
3 8 (30.77%) F#
4 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
5 6 (23.08%) Java
6 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
7 2 (7.69%) VB
7 2 (7.69%) VBScript
8 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.85%) Perl
8 1 (3.85%) Python
8 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (73.08%) SC Cleared
1 19 (73.08%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) ISEB
2 5 (19.23%) ISEB Practitioner
2 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) JSP 440
3 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) vSphere
2 6 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 2 (7.69%) Terminal Services
4 2 (7.69%) vCloud
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (46.15%) vRealize
2 4 (15.38%) Data Guard
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Oracle
2 18 (69.23%) Red Hat
3 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (50.00%) VMware
4 8 (30.77%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) Google
5 1 (3.85%) IBM
5 1 (3.85%) SAP
5 1 (3.85%) Software AG