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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Oracle Application Express (APEX)
UK
Rank 494 584 552
Rank change year-on-year +90 -32  
Contract jobs citing Oracle APEX 102 58 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.30% 0.75% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 33 41
Median daily rate £450 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £333 £350
% change year-on-year +27.81% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.23 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.23 - -

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7863 7718 6924
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.36% 14.56% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5300 5129 4432
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 188 133
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.22 £31.70 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Oracle APEX
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Oracle APEX.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle APEX in the UK

Oracle APEX
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 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
England +73 90 £450 +8.43% 10
London +23 28 £530 +11.57% 1
South East +50 26 £450 +28.57% 3
Hampshire - 25 £450 - 2
South West +15 19 £430 - 1
Andover - 14 £413 -
Scotland +21 8 £325 -2.25% 1
Yorkshire +14 7 £375 - 2
City of London +7 7 £425 +21.42%
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 6 £391 +95.62%
Tyne and Wear -6 6 £391 +95.62%
North East -8 6 £391 +95.62%
Edinburgh +19 4 £325 -4.41%
South Yorkshire -1 4 £378 +16.15%
York +14 3 £375 -16.66% 1
North Yorkshire +10 3 £375 -16.66% 1
Doncaster - 3 £380 -
West Midlands +5 2 £425 +70.00%
Warwickshire -2 2 £425 -
Wales - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
South Wales - 2 - -
Ebbw Vale - 2 - -
Monmouthshire - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £419 -
Wiltshire - 2 £476 -
Bristol - 2 £438 - 1
Nottingham +5 1 £225 -35.71% 1
Nottinghamshire +3 1 £225 -35.71% 1
Livingston -3 1 - -

Oracle APEX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 with a requirement for Oracle APEX.

1 176 (100.00%) Oracle
2 116 (65.91%) Oracle Database
3 111 (63.07%) SQL
4 83 (47.16%) PL/SQL
5 77 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (39.77%) Oracle Database 11g
7 63 (35.80%) Security Cleared
8 60 (34.09%) SC Cleared
9 59 (33.52%) Linux
10 54 (30.68%) JavaScript
11 52 (29.55%) Business Intelligence
12 48 (27.27%) Java
13 47 (26.70%) CSS
14 46 (26.14%) HTML
15 43 (24.43%) Red Hat
16 42 (23.86%) Oracle Reports
16 42 (23.86%) VMware
17 41 (23.30%) Oracle Database 10g
18 40 (22.73%) TeamCity
19 39 (22.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 39 (22.16%) Scrum
20 38 (21.59%) XML
21 37 (21.02%) Windows
22 34 (19.32%) WebLogic
22 34 (19.32%) HP
23 33 (18.75%) Oracle Forms
24 32 (18.18%) Web Services
24 32 (18.18%) Oracle BI EE
25 31 (17.61%) Data Warehouse
26 29 (16.48%) Oracle BI Publisher

Oracle APEX
Top Related 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 34 (19.32%) WebLogic
2 14 (7.95%) SharePoint
3 13 (7.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (3.98%) Confluence
4 7 (3.98%) IIS
5 6 (3.41%) Apache
5 6 (3.41%) GeoServer
6 5 (2.84%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (2.27%) JBoss
7 4 (2.27%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.70%) Mule
9 2 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (1.14%) CMS
9 2 (1.14%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.14%) Liferay
10 1 (0.57%) Apache Qpid
10 1 (0.57%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.57%) SAS
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS Office
2 1 (0.57%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (5.68%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (5.11%) Oracle Receivables
3 9 (5.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (3.98%) Oracle Assets
5 7 (3.98%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (2.84%) NetSuite
6 5 (2.84%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (2.27%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (1.70%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (1.70%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (1.70%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (1.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.57%) ION MarketView
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.84%) Force.com
3 3 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.70%) GitHub
4 2 (1.14%) Boomi
4 2 (1.14%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.50%) PuTTY
1 22 (12.50%) WinSCP
2 9 (5.11%) Kerberos
3 8 (4.55%) Internet
4 5 (2.84%) HTTP
4 5 (2.84%) LDAP
5 2 (1.14%) FTP
5 2 (1.14%) SAN
6 1 (0.57%) AMQP
6 1 (0.57%) LAN
6 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.57%) VoIP
6 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (65.91%) Oracle Database
2 70 (39.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 42 (23.86%) Oracle Reports
4 41 (23.30%) Oracle Database 10g
5 32 (18.18%) Oracle BI EE
6 31 (17.61%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (16.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 28 (15.91%) Oracle Database 12c
9 25 (14.20%) SQL Server
10 20 (11.36%) Oracle OWB
11 17 (9.66%) Relational Database
12 16 (9.09%) RDBMS
13 13 (7.39%) BusinessObjects
13 13 (7.39%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (7.39%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (6.82%) BODI
15 11 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (5.11%) Oracle Discoverer
17 7 (3.98%) Big Data
18 6 (3.41%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 40 (22.73%) TeamCity
2 33 (18.75%) Oracle Forms
3 26 (14.77%) Jenkins
4 25 (14.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (14.20%) Toad
5 24 (13.64%) Git (software)
5 24 (13.64%) HP UFT
5 24 (13.64%) Selenium
6 19 (10.80%) Eclipse
7 17 (9.66%) JIRA
8 16 (9.09%) SpecFlow
9 9 (5.11%) Subversion
9 9 (5.11%) WebDriver
10 8 (4.55%) Ant
10 8 (4.55%) Hudson
10 8 (4.55%) Maven
10 8 (4.55%) TestNG
11 7 (3.98%) SoapUI
11 7 (3.98%) Visual Studio
12 6 (3.41%) LoadRunner
General
1 24 (13.64%) Finance
2 13 (7.39%) Banking
3 12 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.25%) Marketing
5 10 (5.68%) Manufacturing
6 9 (5.11%) Electronics
7 4 (2.27%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.70%) German Language
8 3 (1.70%) Italian Language
8 3 (1.70%) Retail
9 2 (1.14%) Billing
9 2 (1.14%) Military
9 2 (1.14%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.57%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.57%) French Language
10 1 (0.57%) Legal
10 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 80 (45.45%) Developer
2 57 (32.39%) Oracle Developer
3 28 (15.91%) Tester
4 23 (13.07%) Architect
5 16 (9.09%) Consultant
6 12 (6.82%) Applications Developer
6 12 (6.82%) Oracle Consultant
7 11 (6.25%) Salesforce Developer
8 10 (5.68%) Analyst
8 10 (5.68%) SQL Developer
9 8 (4.55%) DBA
9 8 (4.55%) Oracle Applications Developer
9 8 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
10 7 (3.98%) Automation Tester
10 7 (3.98%) PL/SQL Developer
10 7 (3.98%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.41%) Cloud Architect
11 6 (3.41%) Salesforce Architect
12 5 (2.84%) Lead Developer
12 5 (2.84%) Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (26.70%) CSS
2 46 (26.14%) HTML
3 38 (21.59%) XML
4 32 (18.18%) Web Services
5 26 (14.77%) .NET
6 24 (13.64%) jQuery
6 24 (13.64%) Middleware
7 22 (12.50%) Ajax
8 19 (10.80%) RESTful
8 19 (10.80%) SOAP
8 19 (10.80%) Visualforce
9 16 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
10 14 (7.95%) XML Schema
11 13 (7.39%) REST
12 11 (6.25%) OAuth2
13 8 (4.55%) XSD
14 7 (3.98%) AngularJS
15 6 (3.41%) GWT
15 6 (3.41%) XSLT
16 5 (2.84%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.80%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.41%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.84%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.27%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.27%) Replication
6 3 (1.70%) CESG
6 3 (1.70%) Fintech
6 3 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.14%) DataPower
7 2 (1.14%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.14%) Life Science
7 2 (1.14%) NHS
7 2 (1.14%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.14%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.14%) RIA
7 2 (1.14%) User Experience
7 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.57%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 59 (33.52%) Linux
2 39 (22.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 37 (21.02%) Windows
4 25 (14.20%) Windows Server
5 14 (7.95%) Unix
6 13 (7.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (6.82%) Oracle Linux
7 12 (6.82%) Solaris
7 12 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (6.25%) HPUX
9 4 (2.27%) AIX
10 2 (1.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (29.55%) Business Intelligence
3 39 (22.16%) Scrum
4 28 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (15.34%) Migration
6 26 (14.77%) DevOps
7 23 (13.07%) Test Scripting
8 22 (12.50%) Data Modelling
8 22 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 21 (11.93%) SOA
10 19 (10.80%) Defect Tracking
11 18 (10.23%) Service Design
12 17 (9.66%) CRM
12 17 (9.66%) ETL
13 16 (9.09%) Analytics
13 16 (9.09%) Test Automation
13 16 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (8.52%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (7.95%) Integration Testing
15 14 (7.95%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (63.07%) SQL
2 83 (47.16%) PL/SQL
3 54 (30.68%) JavaScript
4 48 (27.27%) Java
5 24 (13.64%) Apex Code
5 24 (13.64%) F#
6 22 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 11 (6.25%) C++
7 11 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 11 (6.25%) SOQL
8 8 (4.55%) Perl
9 6 (3.41%) C
9 6 (3.41%) Python
10 5 (2.84%) VBA
10 5 (2.84%) VBScript
11 4 (2.27%) C#
11 4 (2.27%) Tcl
11 4 (2.27%) VB
12 3 (1.70%) PHP
12 3 (1.70%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 63 (35.80%) Security Cleared
2 60 (34.09%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.82%) ISEB
3 12 (6.82%) ISEB Practitioner
3 12 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (4.55%) Degree
5 6 (3.41%) PMP
6 5 (2.84%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.14%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.25%) QA
2 4 (2.27%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (9.66%) Oracle RAC
2 16 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.39%) vSphere
4 7 (3.98%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (3.41%) Active Directory
5 6 (3.41%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.27%) Docker
6 4 (2.27%) vCloud
7 2 (1.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (10.80%) vRealize
2 8 (4.55%) Data Guard
3 6 (3.41%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (2.84%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 5 (2.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.70%) MOM
6 2 (1.14%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.57%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 176 (100.00%) Oracle
2 43 (24.43%) Red Hat
3 42 (23.86%) VMware
4 34 (19.32%) HP
5 24 (13.64%) Salesforce.com
6 20 (11.36%) Microsoft
7 15 (8.52%) TIBCO
8 12 (6.82%) Cisco
8 12 (6.82%) F5
8 12 (6.82%) Informatica
9 10 (5.68%) SAP
9 10 (5.68%) Siebel
10 8 (4.55%) IBM
11 6 (3.41%) Remedy
11 6 (3.41%) Tableau
12 5 (2.84%) Teradata
13 3 (1.70%) Pega
13 3 (1.70%) PeopleSoft
13 3 (1.70%) Software AG
13 3 (1.70%) Sybase
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