The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 27 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 / South West
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 110 84
Rank change year-on-year +22 -26  
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 41 30 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.56% 1.01% 1.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.90% 2.73% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 34
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £246 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £530 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +23.07%  
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 South West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1052 1098 1174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.08% 36.96% 37.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 661 721
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 108 67
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £23.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £44.50
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 South West

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

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

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

PL/SQL
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 PL/SQL in the South West.

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

PL/SQL
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 PL/SQL within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Wiltshire +10 12 £450 +13.56%
Gloucestershire +6 9 £425 -19.04%
Bristol -2 7 £400 +6.66% 2
Somerset +8 3 £413 -2.94%
PL/SQL
England

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

1 90 (97.83%) SQL
2 85 (92.39%) Oracle
3 41 (44.57%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (33.70%) Oracle Database
5 30 (32.61%) Security Cleared
6 28 (30.43%) Finance
6 28 (30.43%) Java
7 24 (26.09%) SC Cleared
8 23 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 23 (25.00%) HTML
9 22 (23.91%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (22.83%) Web Services
11 20 (21.74%) CSS
12 19 (20.65%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (18.48%) Microsoft
13 17 (18.48%) Oracle Forms
13 17 (18.48%) Unix
14 16 (17.39%) XML
15 15 (16.30%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (16.30%) Spring
16 13 (14.13%) jQuery
16 13 (14.13%) Oracle BI EE
16 13 (14.13%) WebLogic
16 13 (14.13%) Hyperion
16 13 (14.13%) Shell Script
16 13 (14.13%) Oracle Applications
17 12 (13.04%) Oracle Database 10g
17 12 (13.04%) Tomcat
17 12 (13.04%) ERP
17 12 (13.04%) Jenkins

PL/SQL
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 13 (14.13%) WebLogic
2 12 (13.04%) Tomcat
3 8 (8.70%) Apache
3 8 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (6.52%) WebSphere
5 5 (5.43%) Confluence
6 4 (4.35%) GeoServer
6 4 (4.35%) JBoss
7 3 (3.26%) Apache Qpid
7 3 (3.26%) ColdFusion
7 3 (3.26%) SAS
8 2 (2.17%) IIS
9 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 13 (14.13%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (11.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (10.87%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (2.17%) HFM
4 2 (2.17%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (1.09%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) AMQP
1 3 (3.26%) VoIP
1 3 (3.26%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.17%) HTTP
2 2 (2.17%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (33.70%) Oracle Database
2 22 (23.91%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (16.30%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (14.13%) Oracle BI EE
5 12 (13.04%) Oracle Database 10g
6 11 (11.96%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (11.96%) SQL Server
7 8 (8.70%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (6.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (4.35%) MongoDB
9 4 (4.35%) MySQL
9 4 (4.35%) NoSQL
9 4 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (3.26%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (3.26%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
11 2 (2.17%) dBASE
11 2 (2.17%) Essbase
11 2 (2.17%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (18.48%) Oracle Forms
2 12 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 10 (10.87%) Oracle APEX
4 9 (9.78%) Git (software)
4 9 (9.78%) Maven
5 8 (8.70%) Ant
6 7 (7.61%) JUnit
6 7 (7.61%) Subversion
7 6 (6.52%) JIRA
7 6 (6.52%) TeamCity
8 5 (5.43%) Cucumber
8 5 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (5.43%) Toad
9 4 (4.35%) Mockito
10 3 (3.26%) Bitbucket
10 3 (3.26%) CMake
10 3 (3.26%) GoogleTest
10 3 (3.26%) JBehave
10 3 (3.26%) QUnit
10 3 (3.26%) Selenium
General
1 28 (30.43%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Banking
3 5 (5.43%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) Retail
5 2 (2.17%) Back Office
5 2 (2.17%) Electronics
5 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.17%) Marketing
6 1 (1.09%) Advertising
6 1 (1.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 51 (55.43%) Developer
2 29 (31.52%) Oracle Developer
3 17 (18.48%) Java Developer
4 12 (13.04%) Consultant
5 9 (9.78%) Oracle Consultant
6 8 (8.70%) Analyst
7 7 (7.61%) Oracle Forms Developer
7 7 (7.61%) PL/SQL Developer
7 7 (7.61%) SQL Developer
8 6 (6.52%) Oracle Technical Consultant
8 6 (6.52%) Senior Developer
8 6 (6.52%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (5.43%) Applications Developer
9 5 (5.43%) Technical Leader
9 5 (5.43%) Tester
10 4 (4.35%) Applications Support
10 4 (4.35%) Business Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
11 3 (3.26%) Applications Consultant
11 3 (3.26%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.00%) HTML
2 21 (22.83%) Web Services
3 20 (21.74%) CSS
4 16 (17.39%) XML
5 15 (16.30%) Spring
6 13 (14.13%) jQuery
7 11 (11.96%) REST
8 9 (9.78%) Ajax
8 9 (9.78%) Hibernate
8 9 (9.78%) RESTful
8 9 (9.78%) SOAP
9 7 (7.61%) J2EE
9 7 (7.61%) Middleware
9 7 (7.61%) OAuth2
9 7 (7.61%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (6.52%) JMS
11 4 (4.35%) .NET
11 4 (4.35%) JSON
11 4 (4.35%) Struts
12 3 (3.26%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (5.43%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.17%) Clustering
3 2 (2.17%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.48%) Unix
2 8 (8.70%) Windows
3 7 (7.61%) Linux
3 7 (7.61%) Oracle Linux
3 7 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.35%) Solaris
4 4 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (44.57%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.65%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (13.04%) ERP
4 11 (11.96%) Migration
5 9 (9.78%) ETL
5 9 (9.78%) ITIL
5 9 (9.78%) Unit Testing
6 8 (8.70%) Scrum
6 8 (8.70%) SOA
7 6 (6.52%) Data Protection
7 6 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (6.52%) User Stories
8 5 (5.43%) Data Migration
8 5 (5.43%) Data Modelling
8 5 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.35%) Data Analysis
9 4 (4.35%) Data Integration
9 4 (4.35%) Extreme Programming
9 4 (4.35%) OOA/OOD
9 4 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 90 (97.83%) SQL
2 28 (30.43%) Java
3 23 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 13 (14.13%) Shell Script
5 7 (7.61%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.26%) Perl
7 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.26%) Python
7 3 (3.26%) Ruby
8 2 (2.17%) C
8 2 (2.17%) PHP
9 1 (1.09%) VB
9 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (32.61%) Security Cleared
2 24 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.70%) Oracle Certification
4 6 (6.52%) Degree
5 4 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.26%) ISEB
6 3 (3.26%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.09%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) Basel II
1 4 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.17%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.09%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) Docker
2 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.26%) vRealize
3 2 (2.17%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 85 (92.39%) Oracle
2 17 (18.48%) Microsoft
3 13 (14.13%) Hyperion
4 7 (7.61%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.43%) VMware
6 4 (4.35%) SAP
7 3 (3.26%) Google
8 2 (2.17%) Talend
8 2 (2.17%) Teradata