Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 21 April 2018 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)
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 753 662 717
Rank change year-on-year -91 +55 -56
Contract jobs citing Oracle APEX 127 179 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.65% 1.16% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 98 87
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +12.68%
10th Percentile £305 £314 £297
90th Percentile £525 £613 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £415 £363
% change year-on-year -9.64% +14.48% +2.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.31 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.75% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.31 -
% change year-on-year -22.75% - -

Oracle APEX is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19,499 15,394 15,724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.28% 16.73% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,519 10,352 10,564
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 306 367
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.24% +14.73%
10th Percentile £28.80 £21.63 £23.74
90th Percentile £67.25 £54.38 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% -2.38% +13.51%

Oracle APEX
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Oracle APEX as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Oracle APEX in the UK

Oracle APEX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle APEX in the UK

Oracle APEX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle APEX over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Oracle APEX in the UK

Oracle APEX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle APEX in the UK

Oracle APEX
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 21 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -90 116 £413 -3.62% 17
UK excluding London -61 93 £375 -9.64% 18
South East -17 45 £378 -12.66% 3
London -75 31 £450 -14.29% 3
North of England -16 23 £425 +13.33% 9
North West +5 17 £438 +18.64% 3
Midlands -4 10 £300 +20.00% 1
West Midlands +1 7 £300 -29.41% 1
Scotland -46 7 £333 +1.53% 4
South West -9 6 £375 -11.97%
Yorkshire -14 6 £375 - 2
East Midlands +3 3 - -
East of England -7 1 - - 1
Wales -13 1 £308 -26.35%

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Oracle APEX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Oracle APEX.

1 127 (100.00%) Oracle
2 62 (48.82%) SQL
3 60 (47.24%) Oracle Database
4 54 (42.52%) Java
5 52 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (37.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 47 (37.01%) .NET
8 45 (35.43%) Linux
9 42 (33.07%) Web Services
10 39 (30.71%) PL/SQL
10 39 (30.71%) DevOps
11 37 (29.13%) SQL Server
12 36 (28.35%) Security Cleared
12 36 (28.35%) Test Automation
13 35 (27.56%) Windows
13 35 (27.56%) Microsoft
14 34 (26.77%) Scrum
15 33 (25.98%) Selenium
16 32 (25.20%) HP
17 31 (24.41%) Oracle Database 10g
18 30 (23.62%) Red Hat
18 30 (23.62%) HP UFT
18 30 (23.62%) SC Cleared
18 30 (23.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 30 (23.62%) PuTTY
18 30 (23.62%) WinSCP
18 30 (23.62%) System Integration Testing
19 29 (22.83%) HP ALM
19 29 (22.83%) TestNG
19 29 (22.83%) VMware

Oracle APEX
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (6.30%) Apache
1 8 (6.30%) Apache Airflow
1 8 (6.30%) Apache Spark
1 8 (6.30%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (4.72%) Confluence
2 6 (4.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (4.72%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.94%) Oracle BPEL
4 4 (3.15%) Apache Solr
4 4 (3.15%) JBoss
4 4 (3.15%) Mule
4 4 (3.15%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.15%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (16.54%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (9.45%) Oracle Payables
2 12 (9.45%) Oracle Receivables
3 11 (8.66%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (8.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (8.66%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (4.72%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (3.94%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (3.94%) SunGard Martini
6 3 (2.36%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (1.57%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.79%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (22.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.30%) Amazon EMR
3 8 (6.30%) Force.com
3 8 (6.30%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (3.94%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (3.94%) Taleo
5 3 (2.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Service Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) PaaS
6 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (23.62%) PuTTY
1 30 (23.62%) WinSCP
2 2 (1.57%) FTP
3 1 (0.79%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (47.24%) Oracle Database
2 48 (37.80%) Oracle Database 11g
3 37 (29.13%) SQL Server
4 31 (24.41%) Oracle Database 10g
5 27 (21.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (21.26%) SQL Server 2016
6 21 (16.54%) Oracle Reports
7 17 (13.39%) Oracle Database 12c
8 15 (11.81%) Relational Database
9 11 (8.66%) Oracle BI EE
10 10 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (7.87%) MySQL
10 10 (7.87%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (7.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 8 (6.30%) Spark SQL
13 6 (4.72%) Oracle Discoverer
14 5 (3.94%) Amazon Redshift
14 5 (3.94%) MySQL Workbench
15 3 (2.36%) SQLPlus
16 2 (1.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (25.98%) Selenium
2 30 (23.62%) HP UFT
3 29 (22.83%) Ant
3 29 (22.83%) Eclipse
3 29 (22.83%) TestNG
4 27 (21.26%) SoapUI
4 27 (21.26%) SpecFlow
5 22 (17.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (14.17%) LoadRunner
7 16 (12.60%) JIRA
7 16 (12.60%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (7.09%) Git (software)
9 6 (4.72%) JDeveloper
10 5 (3.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (3.94%) Cucumber
10 5 (3.94%) Subversion
10 5 (3.94%) Toad
11 2 (1.57%) JSUnit
11 2 (1.57%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.57%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (19.69%) Finance
2 8 (6.30%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.72%) Banking
4 5 (3.94%) Front Office
5 4 (3.15%) Back Office
6 3 (2.36%) Marketing
6 3 (2.36%) Military
7 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (42.52%) Developer
2 26 (20.47%) Oracle Developer
3 20 (15.75%) Analyst
4 13 (10.24%) Test Engineer
5 11 (8.66%) Consultant
6 10 (7.87%) Test Automation Engineer
7 9 (7.09%) Oracle Analyst
7 9 (7.09%) Oracle Consultant
7 9 (7.09%) Test Analyst
8 8 (6.30%) Apache Spark Developer
8 8 (6.30%) Business Developer
8 8 (6.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (6.30%) DBA
8 8 (6.30%) Python Developer
8 8 (6.30%) Tester
9 7 (5.51%) Oracle DBA
9 7 (5.51%) PL/SQL Developer
9 7 (5.51%) Technical Developer
10 6 (4.72%) SQL Developer
10 6 (4.72%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (37.01%) .NET
2 42 (33.07%) Web Services
3 19 (14.96%) REST
4 15 (11.81%) Oracle Fusion
5 14 (11.02%) HTML
5 14 (11.02%) JSON
6 12 (9.45%) SOAP
6 12 (9.45%) XML
7 10 (7.87%) Visualforce
8 8 (6.30%) CSS
8 8 (6.30%) Kafka
8 8 (6.30%) Spark Streaming
9 5 (3.94%) Middleware
9 5 (3.94%) STL
10 4 (3.15%) Spring
11 3 (2.36%) DHTML
11 3 (2.36%) JAX-RS
11 3 (2.36%) Oracle Streams
12 2 (1.57%) .NET Framework
12 2 (1.57%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.09%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.51%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (3.94%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.15%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.36%) Clustering
6 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.36%) Oracle Licensing
6 3 (2.36%) Replication
6 3 (2.36%) User Experience
7 2 (1.57%) Life Science
7 2 (1.57%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.79%) Derivative
8 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 45 (35.43%) Linux
2 35 (27.56%) Windows
3 30 (23.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (21.26%) Windows Server
5 26 (20.47%) Unix
5 26 (20.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.71%) DevOps
3 36 (28.35%) Test Automation
4 34 (26.77%) Scrum
5 30 (23.62%) System Integration Testing
6 27 (21.26%) API Testing
7 19 (14.96%) Migration
7 19 (14.96%) Test Strategy
8 18 (14.17%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (14.17%) Defect Tracking
8 18 (14.17%) Kanban
8 18 (14.17%) Performance Testing
9 12 (9.45%) Collaborative Working
10 11 (8.66%) BDD
11 10 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (7.09%) Data Migration
12 9 (7.09%) Test Scripting
13 8 (6.30%) Workflow
14 7 (5.51%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (5.51%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 62 (48.82%) SQL
2 54 (42.52%) Java
3 39 (30.71%) PL/SQL
4 28 (22.05%) F#
5 27 (21.26%) Shell Script
6 24 (18.90%) JavaScript
7 20 (15.75%) C#
8 13 (10.24%) Python
9 10 (7.87%) Apex Code
9 10 (7.87%) C++
10 8 (6.30%) Scala
11 5 (3.94%) Perl
12 3 (2.36%) SOQL
13 2 (1.57%) Ruby
14 1 (0.79%) C
14 1 (0.79%) Korn
14 1 (0.79%) VB
14 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (28.35%) Security Cleared
2 30 (23.62%) SC Cleared
3 22 (17.32%) ISEB
3 22 (17.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (16.54%) ISEB Practitioner
5 17 (13.39%) Degree
6 4 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.36%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (1.57%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.79%) OCP
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) GCP
2 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (21.26%) vSphere
2 5 (3.94%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (22.83%) HP ALM
2 8 (6.30%) Oozie
3 5 (3.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (3.94%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (3.15%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (3.15%) Data Guard
4 4 (3.15%) vRealize
5 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 127 (100.00%) Oracle
2 35 (27.56%) Microsoft
3 32 (25.20%) HP
4 30 (23.62%) Red Hat
5 29 (22.83%) VMware
6 27 (21.26%) Software AG
6 27 (21.26%) webMethods
7 10 (7.87%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (6.30%) Google
9 5 (3.94%) SAP
9 5 (3.94%) SunGard
10 4 (3.15%) CA
10 4 (3.15%) IBM
11 3 (2.36%) Bloomberg
11 3 (2.36%) Tradeweb
12 1 (0.79%) Capita
12 1 (0.79%) Dell
12 1 (0.79%) Siebel
12 1 (0.79%) Symantec
12 1 (0.79%) TIBCO