Period
to 25 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Oracle Database skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Oracle Database over the 6 months to 25 May 2019 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 Database (Oracle RDBMS)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 218 214 149
Rank change year-on-year -4 -65 -33
Contract jobs citing Oracle Database 1,189 1,297 1,584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.28% 1.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.80% 5.69% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 832 981
UK median daily rate £450 £441 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.98% +3.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £592 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 29
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.47% +1.25% +1.59%
10th Percentile £19.15 £19.08 £23.45
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.13 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.56%

Oracle Database is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 20,515 22,782 20,393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.39% 22.44% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,044 15,878 13,645
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +8.00% +2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £295
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £390
% change year-on-year +2.41% +6.41% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 232 247
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £29.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +12.36% +6.48%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +16.38% +5.45%

Oracle Database
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Oracle Database in the UK

Oracle Database
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle Database in the UK

Oracle Database
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle Database over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Oracle Database in the UK

Oracle Database
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle Database in the UK

Oracle Database
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle Database over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Oracle Database in the UK

Oracle Database
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle Database within the UK over the 6 months to 25 May 2019. 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 -1 1,054 £450 - 65
UK excluding London -11 754 £450 +5.88% 60
London +11 401 £454 -4.42% 14
South East -27 251 £463 +5.71% 15
East of England +58 131 £490 +3.16% 5
North of England +16 107 £413 +3.13% 17
Midlands -12 103 £450 +9.09% 6
Scotland -2 75 £425 +6.25% 6
West Midlands +8 72 £450 +6.51% 3
South West -13 51 £440 +17.33% 8
Yorkshire +8 50 £413 -2.94% 5
North West +8 41 £425 +13.33% 9
East Midlands -14 31 £360 -10.00% 3
Wales +9 23 £400 -4.48% 2
North East +14 15 £413 -8.33% 3
Northern Ireland +16 13 £430 +7.50% 1

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Oracle Database 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 Database.

1 1,189 (100.00%) Oracle
2 633 (53.24%) SQL
3 363 (30.53%) Linux
4 306 (25.74%) Unix
5 305 (25.65%) Agile Software Development
6 299 (25.15%) PL/SQL
7 271 (22.79%) Java
8 259 (21.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 249 (20.94%) Oracle Database 12c
10 218 (18.33%) Finance
11 209 (17.58%) Security Cleared
12 202 (16.99%) SQL Server
13 196 (16.48%) Amazon AWS
14 179 (15.05%) Relational Database
15 177 (14.89%) Oracle RAC
16 171 (14.38%) Windows
17 169 (14.21%) SC Cleared
18 165 (13.88%) Data Warehouse
19 161 (13.54%) ETL
20 155 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
21 151 (12.70%) Git (software)
22 145 (12.20%) MySQL
23 143 (12.03%) Migration
24 139 (11.69%) RDBMS
24 139 (11.69%) Microsoft
25 137 (11.52%) DevOps
26 135 (11.35%) Business Intelligence
27 134 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
28 126 (10.60%) Jenkins
29 125 (10.51%) Middleware

Oracle Database
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 94 (7.91%) WebLogic
2 57 (4.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 42 (3.53%) JBoss
4 40 (3.36%) Confluence
5 29 (2.44%) WebSphere
6 27 (2.27%) Oracle Service Bus
7 21 (1.77%) Tomcat
8 16 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
9 15 (1.26%) NetWeaver
9 15 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
10 14 (1.18%) Apache
11 13 (1.09%) CMS
12 10 (0.84%) ArcGIS
13 9 (0.76%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.59%) IIS
14 7 (0.59%) SharePoint
15 6 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
15 6 (0.50%) R Markdown
15 6 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.084%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.084%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 55 (4.63%) Oracle EBS
2 37 (3.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 32 (2.69%) Oracle Applications
4 24 (2.02%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.84%) Oracle Assets
5 10 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
5 10 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (0.76%) Maximo
7 8 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
7 8 (0.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 8 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
8 7 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
8 7 (0.59%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 7 (0.59%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.50%) Actimize
9 6 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.42%) Oracle AML
11 4 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
11 4 (0.34%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 196 (16.48%) Amazon AWS
2 120 (10.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (2.94%) Power Platform
4 32 (2.69%) SaaS
5 30 (2.52%) PaaS
6 21 (1.77%) IaaS
7 12 (1.01%) Office 365
7 12 (1.01%) OpenShift
8 11 (0.93%) Datadog
9 10 (0.84%) GitHub
9 10 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.59%) IBM Blueworks
12 6 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 6 (0.50%) Yarn
13 5 (0.42%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.42%) Apigee
13 5 (0.42%) npm
13 5 (0.42%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.94%) Firewall
2 19 (1.60%) Internet
3 16 (1.35%) SAN
3 16 (1.35%) WAN
4 12 (1.01%) LAN
5 10 (0.84%) NAS
6 9 (0.76%) DNS
7 8 (0.67%) SSL
7 8 (0.67%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.59%) HTTP
8 7 (0.59%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (0.50%) VPN
10 5 (0.42%) VLAN
11 4 (0.34%) SNMP
11 4 (0.34%) Wireshark
12 2 (0.17%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (0.17%) SMTP
13 1 (0.084%) Remote Desktop
13 1 (0.084%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (21.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 249 (20.94%) Oracle Database 12c
3 202 (16.99%) SQL Server
4 179 (15.05%) Relational Database
5 165 (13.88%) Data Warehouse
6 145 (12.20%) MySQL
7 139 (11.69%) RDBMS
8 84 (7.06%) Oracle Database 10g
9 77 (6.48%) Oracle Reports
10 75 (6.31%) Oracle ODI
11 61 (5.13%) Oracle BI EE
11 61 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
12 60 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 45 (3.78%) Oracle Exadata
14 40 (3.36%) BusinessObjects
15 37 (3.11%) Hadoop
16 34 (2.86%) MongoDB
16 34 (2.86%) Power BI
16 34 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
17 30 (2.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 151 (12.70%) Git (software)
2 126 (10.60%) Jenkins
3 103 (8.66%) JIRA
4 67 (5.63%) JUnit
5 63 (5.30%) Oracle Forms
6 58 (4.88%) Maven
7 49 (4.12%) Subversion
8 46 (3.87%) SoapUI
9 34 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
10 27 (2.27%) Eclipse
11 22 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
12 18 (1.51%) ProC
13 16 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (1.26%) Selenium
14 15 (1.26%) Toad
15 14 (1.18%) Bitbucket
15 14 (1.18%) Mercurial
15 14 (1.18%) Visual Studio
16 11 (0.93%) webpack
17 10 (0.84%) PVCS
General
1 218 (18.33%) Finance
2 92 (7.74%) Banking
3 32 (2.69%) Telecoms
4 26 (2.19%) Retail
5 25 (2.10%) Back Office
6 23 (1.93%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.85%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.60%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.01%) Marketing
10 10 (0.84%) Electronics
10 10 (0.84%) Front Office
11 4 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.34%) Billing
11 4 (0.34%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.34%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.25%) Legal
12 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.17%) Automotive
13 2 (0.17%) Games
13 2 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 405 (34.06%) Developer
2 272 (22.88%) DBA
3 216 (18.17%) Oracle DBA
4 116 (9.76%) Architect
5 100 (8.41%) Java Developer
6 93 (7.82%) Analyst
7 85 (7.15%) Oracle Developer
8 61 (5.13%) Administrator
9 55 (4.63%) Consultant
10 48 (4.04%) ETL Developer
11 43 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
12 37 (3.11%) Oracle Architect
13 36 (3.03%) Lead Developer
13 36 (3.03%) SQL Developer
14 35 (2.94%) C# Developer
15 33 (2.78%) Lead Java Developer
16 29 (2.44%) Data Analyst
16 29 (2.44%) Technical Architect
17 27 (2.27%) .NET Developer
17 27 (2.27%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (10.51%) Middleware
2 112 (9.42%) Spring
3 106 (8.92%) XML
4 100 (8.41%) .NET
5 92 (7.74%) Web Services
6 84 (7.06%) Oracle Fusion
7 72 (6.06%) SOAP
8 69 (5.80%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 66 (5.55%) Spring Boot
10 53 (4.46%) HTML
11 47 (3.95%) JSON
12 44 (3.70%) REST
13 43 (3.62%) J2EE
14 40 (3.36%) CSS
15 32 (2.69%) JDBC
16 26 (2.19%) JMS
16 26 (2.19%) RESTful
17 24 (2.02%) AngularJS
17 24 (2.02%) jQuery
18 22 (1.85%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 103 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (5.05%) Replication
3 37 (3.11%) Clustering
4 35 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 23 (1.93%) Hybrid Cloud
5 23 (1.93%) Public Cloud
6 22 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.35%) Mainframe
9 13 (1.09%) DataPower
10 12 (1.01%) EMC Centera
10 12 (1.01%) EMC VMAX
10 12 (1.01%) EMC VNX
10 12 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
11 11 (0.93%) Data Centre
12 10 (0.84%) NHS
13 9 (0.76%) User Experience
13 9 (0.76%) Virtual Team
14 8 (0.67%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 363 (30.53%) Linux
2 306 (25.74%) Unix
3 171 (14.38%) Windows
4 101 (8.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 81 (6.81%) AIX
6 62 (5.21%) Solaris
7 57 (4.79%) Windows Server
8 51 (4.29%) CentOS
9 42 (3.53%) Oracle Linux
10 29 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (1.35%) SUSE
12 11 (0.93%) HPUX
13 8 (0.67%) OpenVMS
14 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.42%) VMS
15 5 (0.42%) zOS
16 4 (0.34%) Windows 10
17 3 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
17 3 (0.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (25.65%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (13.54%) ETL
3 155 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
4 143 (12.03%) Migration
5 137 (11.52%) DevOps
6 135 (11.35%) Business Intelligence
7 134 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
8 120 (10.09%) Data Modelling
9 116 (9.76%) Scrum
10 83 (6.98%) Microservices
11 76 (6.39%) TDD
12 74 (6.22%) ITIL
13 67 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
14 65 (5.47%) SDLC
15 64 (5.38%) BDD
16 59 (4.96%) Test Automation
17 57 (4.79%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 57 (4.79%) SOA
18 49 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
19 46 (3.87%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 633 (53.24%) SQL
2 299 (25.15%) PL/SQL
3 271 (22.79%) Java
4 120 (10.09%) Shell Script
5 105 (8.83%) Python
6 89 (7.49%) C#
7 59 (4.96%) JavaScript
8 58 (4.88%) Java 8
8 58 (4.88%) T-SQL
9 38 (3.20%) Perl
10 35 (2.94%) PowerShell
11 28 (2.35%) C
12 26 (2.19%) C++
13 25 (2.10%) VB.NET
14 24 (2.02%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.84%) Ruby
15 10 (0.84%) VB
15 10 (0.84%) XQuery
16 9 (0.76%) COBOL
16 9 (0.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 209 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 169 (14.21%) SC Cleared
3 44 (3.70%) Degree
4 38 (3.20%) DV Cleared
5 22 (1.85%) Oracle Certification
6 20 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (1.68%) Sun Certification
7 19 (1.60%) OCPJP
7 19 (1.60%) RHCE
8 18 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (1.35%) OCP
10 9 (0.76%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.67%) ISEB
11 8 (0.67%) OCA
12 7 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.50%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
16 2 (0.17%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.36%) QA
2 33 (2.78%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.67%) GDPR
3 8 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.59%) SLA
5 5 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.25%) COREP
6 3 (0.25%) FINREP
6 3 (0.25%) PMO
7 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.084%) Basel III
8 1 (0.084%) HL7
8 1 (0.084%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 177 (14.89%) Oracle RAC
2 51 (4.29%) Docker
3 48 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.85%) Active Directory
5 12 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (1.01%) XenApp
6 11 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.42%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.34%) Ceph
9 4 (0.34%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.34%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.25%) KVM
10 3 (0.25%) RHEV
10 3 (0.25%) Varnish
10 3 (0.25%) vSphere
11 2 (0.17%) Cygwin
11 2 (0.17%) NFS
11 2 (0.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 92 (7.74%) Data Guard
2 78 (6.56%) Oracle RMAN
3 74 (6.22%) Ansible
4 60 (5.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 38 (3.20%) Puppet
6 21 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (1.60%) NetBackup
8 17 (1.43%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 17 (1.43%) Terraform
9 15 (1.26%) Kubernetes
10 9 (0.76%) ZABBIX
11 8 (0.67%) HP ALM
12 6 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
12 6 (0.50%) Nagios
13 5 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.42%) SCCM
14 4 (0.34%) nmon
14 4 (0.34%) SCOM
15 3 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
15 3 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1,189 (100.00%) Oracle
2 139 (11.69%) Microsoft
3 122 (10.26%) Red Hat
4 104 (8.75%) IBM
5 82 (6.90%) VMware
6 56 (4.71%) SAP
7 55 (4.63%) Informatica
8 31 (2.61%) Tableau
9 26 (2.19%) Citrix
9 26 (2.19%) EMC
10 25 (2.10%) Sun
11 24 (2.02%) Cloudera
11 24 (2.02%) Google
11 24 (2.02%) NetApp
12 22 (1.85%) HP
13 19 (1.60%) Sybase
14 18 (1.51%) Splunk
15 14 (1.18%) EXASOL
16 12 (1.01%) TIBCO
17 11 (0.93%) Teradata