Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 747 674 708
Rank change year-on-year -73 +34 -8
Contract jobs citing Oracle APEX 139 159 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.67% 0.95% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 84 112
UK median daily rate £400 £426 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.99% +13.47% -
10th Percentile £321 £313 £290
90th Percentile £538 £625 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £396 £355
% change year-on-year -3.09% +11.62% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £43.39 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.34% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.39 -
% change year-on-year -19.34% - -

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 20,742 16,733 16,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.05% 17.57% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,255 11,394 11,379
UK median daily rate £468 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £295
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 335 295
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £26.45 £28.75 £26.60
90th Percentile £60.19 £57.50 £52.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 19 July 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 13 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 19 July 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 -59 126 £415 -4.32% 20
UK excluding London -6 113 £384 -3.09% 18
South East +25 61 £375 -11.76% 4
North of England -10 27 £400 +6.67% 10
London -57 22 £450 -13.46% 5
North West -6 14 £415 - 9
Yorkshire -17 13 £375 -
Midlands -2 10 £475 +40.74%
Scotland -55 9 £400 +22.14% 3
West Midlands -8 7 £475 +8.57%
South West -14 5 £413 -3.06%
East Midlands -1 3 - -
Wales -12 1 £308 -

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 139 (100.00%) Oracle
2 67 (48.20%) SQL
3 62 (44.60%) Java
4 58 (41.73%) Oracle Database
5 57 (41.01%) .NET
6 56 (40.29%) Web Services
6 56 (40.29%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (39.57%) Linux
8 54 (38.85%) SQL Server
9 52 (37.41%) Oracle Database 11g
10 48 (34.53%) Security Cleared
11 46 (33.09%) Test Automation
12 44 (31.65%) SC Cleared
13 43 (30.94%) Windows
14 41 (29.50%) DevOps
15 40 (28.78%) PL/SQL
16 39 (28.06%) HP
16 39 (28.06%) Scrum
17 38 (27.34%) Microsoft
17 38 (27.34%) Selenium
18 37 (26.62%) HP UFT
19 36 (25.90%) webMethods
19 36 (25.90%) Software AG
20 35 (25.18%) System Integration Testing
21 34 (24.46%) F#
22 33 (23.74%) SoapUI
22 33 (23.74%) Oracle Database 10g
22 33 (23.74%) API Testing
22 33 (23.74%) SQL Server 2016
22 33 (23.74%) SpecFlow

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 12 (8.63%) Oracle Workflow
2 9 (6.47%) WebLogic
3 8 (5.76%) Apache
3 8 (5.76%) Apache Airflow
3 8 (5.76%) Apache Spark
3 8 (5.76%) JBoss
3 8 (5.76%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (4.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (3.60%) Confluence
5 5 (3.60%) Oracle BPEL
6 2 (1.44%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (10.79%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (5.76%) SunGard Martini
3 7 (5.04%) Oracle General Ledger
3 7 (5.04%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (5.04%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (4.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (4.32%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (2.88%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (1.44%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (1.44%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.72%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.72%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (21.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (7.91%) Force.com
4 8 (5.76%) Amazon EMR
4 8 (5.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (4.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 5 (3.60%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (2.16%) Taleo
8 1 (0.72%) PaaS
8 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (21.58%) PuTTY
1 30 (21.58%) WinSCP
2 2 (1.44%) FTP
3 1 (0.72%) Internet
3 1 (0.72%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (41.73%) Oracle Database
2 54 (38.85%) SQL Server
3 52 (37.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 33 (23.74%) Oracle Database 10g
4 33 (23.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (23.74%) SQL Server 2016
5 28 (20.14%) Oracle Reports
6 22 (15.83%) Relational Database
7 16 (11.51%) Oracle Database 12c
8 15 (10.79%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (9.35%) MySQL
9 13 (9.35%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (5.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 8 (5.76%) Spark SQL
11 7 (5.04%) Oracle Discoverer
12 6 (4.32%) Oracle BI EE
13 5 (3.60%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (3.60%) MySQL Workbench
14 3 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (2.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 38 (27.34%) Selenium
2 37 (26.62%) HP UFT
3 33 (23.74%) SoapUI
3 33 (23.74%) SpecFlow
4 32 (23.02%) Ant
4 32 (23.02%) Eclipse
4 32 (23.02%) TestNG
5 24 (17.27%) LoadRunner
6 23 (16.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (12.95%) JIRA
8 11 (7.91%) Git (software)
8 11 (7.91%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (5.04%) JDeveloper
9 7 (5.04%) Subversion
10 6 (4.32%) Toad
11 5 (3.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (2.88%) Cucumber
12 4 (2.88%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.44%) JSUnit
13 2 (1.44%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (11.51%) Finance
2 8 (5.76%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.04%) Back Office
3 7 (5.04%) Front Office
3 7 (5.04%) Marketing
4 4 (2.88%) Banking
5 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 62 (44.60%) Developer
2 26 (18.71%) Oracle Developer
3 23 (16.55%) Analyst
4 18 (12.95%) Tester
5 15 (10.79%) Test Analyst
6 14 (10.07%) Automation Tester
7 13 (9.35%) Test Engineer
8 11 (7.91%) Salesforce Developer
9 10 (7.19%) Automation Test Analyst
9 10 (7.19%) Test Automation Engineer
10 8 (5.76%) Apache Spark Developer
10 8 (5.76%) Business Developer
10 8 (5.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 8 (5.76%) C++ Developer
10 8 (5.76%) Consultant
10 8 (5.76%) Oracle Analyst
10 8 (5.76%) Python Developer
10 8 (5.76%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 7 (5.04%) SQL Developer
12 6 (4.32%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (41.01%) .NET
2 56 (40.29%) Web Services
3 18 (12.95%) REST
4 14 (10.07%) Visualforce
5 13 (9.35%) HTML
5 13 (9.35%) JSON
6 12 (8.63%) XML
7 11 (7.91%) SOAP
8 9 (6.47%) CSS
9 8 (5.76%) Kafka
9 8 (5.76%) Spark Streaming
9 8 (5.76%) STL
10 7 (5.04%) Oracle Fusion
11 6 (4.32%) Oracle Streams
12 3 (2.16%) DHTML
12 3 (2.16%) Flot
12 3 (2.16%) Middleware
12 3 (2.16%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 2 (1.44%) .NET Framework
13 2 (1.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.91%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.47%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (5.76%) Fixed Income
5 7 (5.04%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.88%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.16%) Replication
7 3 (2.16%) User Experience
8 2 (1.44%) Life Science
8 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.44%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.72%) Derivative
9 1 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (39.57%) Linux
2 43 (30.94%) Windows
3 32 (23.02%) Windows Server
4 30 (21.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (20.14%) Unix
6 25 (17.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.16%) AIX
7 3 (2.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (40.29%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (33.09%) Test Automation
3 41 (29.50%) DevOps
4 39 (28.06%) Scrum
5 35 (25.18%) System Integration Testing
6 33 (23.74%) API Testing
7 27 (19.42%) Test Strategy
8 24 (17.27%) Performance Testing
9 21 (15.11%) Defect Tracking
10 19 (13.67%) Kanban
11 18 (12.95%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (11.51%) Collaborative Working
13 15 (10.79%) Migration
14 14 (10.07%) BDD
15 12 (8.63%) CRM
15 12 (8.63%) Test Scripting
15 12 (8.63%) Workflow
16 11 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
17 10 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
18 9 (6.47%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 67 (48.20%) SQL
2 62 (44.60%) Java
3 40 (28.78%) PL/SQL
4 34 (24.46%) F#
5 24 (17.27%) C#
6 23 (16.55%) JavaScript
7 18 (12.95%) Shell Script
8 16 (11.51%) Apex Code
9 13 (9.35%) Python
10 12 (8.63%) C++
11 8 (5.76%) Scala
12 6 (4.32%) SOQL
13 3 (2.16%) Perl
14 2 (1.44%) C
14 2 (1.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (34.53%) Security Cleared
2 44 (31.65%) SC Cleared
3 31 (22.30%) ISEB
3 31 (22.30%) ISEB Practitioner
3 31 (22.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (15.11%) Degree
5 6 (4.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.16%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (1.44%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.76%) GCP
2 5 (3.60%) QA
3 2 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (20.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (22.30%) HP ALM
2 8 (5.76%) CA Single Sign-On
2 8 (5.76%) Oozie
3 7 (5.04%) vRealize
4 4 (2.88%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (2.16%) Data Guard
5 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 3 (2.16%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 139 (100.00%) Oracle
2 39 (28.06%) HP
3 38 (27.34%) Microsoft
4 36 (25.90%) Software AG
4 36 (25.90%) webMethods
5 30 (21.58%) Red Hat
6 29 (20.86%) VMware
7 16 (11.51%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (6.47%) SAP
9 8 (5.76%) CA
9 8 (5.76%) Google
9 8 (5.76%) IBM
9 8 (5.76%) SunGard
10 6 (4.32%) Bloomberg
10 6 (4.32%) Tradeweb
11 3 (2.16%) Informatica
12 1 (0.72%) Capita
12 1 (0.72%) NetApp
12 1 (0.72%) Siebel
12 1 (0.72%) Xero