Period
to 26 February 2021

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 26 February 2021 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
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 238 228 232
Rank change year-on-year -10 +4 -28
Contract jobs citing Oracle Database 496 772 1,219
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.13% 1.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.92% 5.29% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 538 734
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +1.69%
10th Percentile £325 £324 £321
90th Percentile £600 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 20
Median hourly rate £42.87 £42.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.07% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £24.28 £18.35 £31.49
90th Percentile £55.00 £72.50 £60.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.44 £42.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +1.04% +1.20% +33.23%

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 10,090 14,598 22,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.21% 21.46% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,900 9,933 15,616
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £320
90th Percentile £650 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 204 234
Median hourly rate £25.14 £25.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.44% -8.18% -14.06%
10th Percentile £13.55 £13.33 £12.70
90th Percentile £58.75 £59.05 £55.00
Median hourly rate £23.43 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +4.13% -25.00% -20.00%

Oracle Database
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Oracle Database in the UK

Oracle Database
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Oracle Database.

Daily rate trend for Oracle Database in the UK

Oracle Database
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Oracle Database over the 6 months to 26 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Oracle Database in the UK

Oracle Database
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Oracle Database.

Hourly rate trend for Oracle Database in the UK

Oracle Database
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Oracle Database over the 6 months to 26 February 2021.

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 26 February 2021. 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 -6 415 £475 +2.37% 90
UK excluding London +11 227 £450 -5.26% 64
London +10 180 £523 +16.11% 33
Work from Home -131 114 £475 +11.76% 27
North of England +39 67 £400 -13.79% 24
South East +20 52 £456 -8.75% 18
North West +38 48 £425 -5.56% 14
Midlands +21 40 £425 -8.41% 9
West Midlands +16 29 £425 -8.41% 7
South West +66 27 £480 -1.54% 1
East of England +35 19 £450 +12.50% 2
Scotland +9 16 £400 -5.88% 3
Yorkshire +40 13 £381 -27.38% 8
East Midlands +17 11 £450 -9.55% 2
North East +14 6 £362 -21.98% 2
Wales +8 6 £478 +0.53% 5

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, 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.

1 496 (100.00%) Oracle
2 268 (54.03%) SQL
3 180 (36.29%) PL/SQL
4 127 (25.60%) Linux
5 122 (24.60%) Security Cleared
6 118 (23.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 118 (23.79%) Oracle Database 12c
7 114 (22.98%) Performance Tuning
8 109 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
9 103 (20.77%) Finance
10 100 (20.16%) Unix
11 93 (18.75%) Windows
12 90 (18.15%) Data Warehouse
13 88 (17.74%) Java
14 82 (16.53%) SC Cleared
15 80 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
16 75 (15.12%) Migration
17 69 (13.91%) Scrum
18 67 (13.51%) Data Modelling
18 67 (13.51%) Relational Database
19 63 (12.70%) SQL Server
20 61 (12.30%) AWS
21 60 (12.10%) Oracle RMAN
22 59 (11.90%) WebLogic
22 59 (11.90%) ETL
23 56 (11.29%) Test Automation
24 54 (10.89%) Banking
25 53 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
26 52 (10.48%) Oracle RAC
27 51 (10.28%) Oracle ODI

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 59 (11.90%) WebLogic
2 39 (7.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 28 (5.65%) Confluence
4 18 (3.63%) Tomcat
5 14 (2.82%) Apache
5 14 (2.82%) JBoss
5 14 (2.82%) Oracle Service Bus
6 13 (2.62%) Oracle Workflow
7 12 (2.42%) Oracle Application Server
8 9 (1.81%) Red Hat Fuse
9 8 (1.61%) Apache Spark
9 8 (1.61%) IIS
10 7 (1.41%) Jetty
10 7 (1.41%) WebLogic Portal
11 6 (1.21%) MQSeries
11 6 (1.21%) SAS
12 5 (1.01%) CMS
12 5 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (1.01%) TPMS
12 5 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 49 (9.88%) Oracle Applications
2 44 (8.87%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (5.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (4.03%) Oracle ERP
5 10 (2.02%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (1.41%) HFM
6 7 (1.41%) SAP FI-CA
6 7 (1.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 6 (1.21%) SAP PSCD
8 5 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (1.01%) SunGard Martini
9 4 (0.81%) Oracle 11i
9 4 (0.81%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.60%) Aligne
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle Retail
10 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 61 (12.30%) AWS
2 34 (6.85%) Azure
3 17 (3.43%) GitHub
4 16 (3.23%) Amazon S3
5 12 (2.42%) PaaS
6 10 (2.02%) Google Analytics
7 9 (1.81%) SaaS
8 6 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.21%) IaaS
8 6 (1.21%) Serverless
9 5 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.01%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.81%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 4 (0.81%) GCP
10 4 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.40%) Microsoft 365
13 1 (0.20%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.22%) SAN
2 10 (2.02%) Firewall
3 9 (1.81%) Kerberos
4 6 (1.21%) DNS
4 6 (1.21%) SSH
5 5 (1.01%) SSL
6 4 (0.81%) DMZ
6 4 (0.81%) VLAN
6 4 (0.81%) VPN
7 3 (0.60%) DHCP
7 3 (0.60%) FTP
7 3 (0.60%) NAS
7 3 (0.60%) Network Security
7 3 (0.60%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.40%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.40%) HTTP
8 2 (0.40%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.40%) WAN
8 2 (0.40%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.20%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (23.79%) Oracle Database 11g
1 118 (23.79%) Oracle Database 12c
2 90 (18.15%) Data Warehouse
3 67 (13.51%) Relational Database
4 63 (12.70%) SQL Server
5 51 (10.28%) Oracle ODI
6 49 (9.88%) PostgreSQL
7 44 (8.87%) MySQL
8 43 (8.67%) RDBMS
9 41 (8.27%) Oracle Reports
10 40 (8.06%) Oracle Database 10g
11 39 (7.86%) Oracle BI EE
12 25 (5.04%) Tableau
13 22 (4.44%) Star Schema
14 21 (4.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 21 (4.23%) Oracle Exadata
15 19 (3.83%) MongoDB
16 15 (3.02%) NoSQL
17 14 (2.82%) OLTP
18 12 (2.42%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 45 (9.07%) JIRA
2 37 (7.46%) Oracle APEX
3 36 (7.26%) Git (software)
4 31 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 27 (5.44%) Oracle Forms
6 23 (4.64%) Maven
6 23 (4.64%) Subversion
7 22 (4.44%) Toad
8 16 (3.23%) Selenium
9 12 (2.42%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.02%) Postman
11 9 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (1.81%) SoapUI
11 9 (1.81%) Visual Studio
12 8 (1.61%) Eclipse
13 7 (1.41%) Ant
13 7 (1.41%) Gradle
14 6 (1.21%) Checkstyle
14 6 (1.21%) JUnit
14 6 (1.21%) LoadRunner
General
1 103 (20.77%) Finance
2 54 (10.89%) Banking
3 32 (6.45%) Public Sector
4 23 (4.64%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.61%) Publishing
6 6 (1.21%) Law
7 4 (0.81%) Retail
8 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.60%) Police
9 2 (0.40%) Advertising
9 2 (0.40%) Back Office
9 2 (0.40%) Front Office
9 2 (0.40%) Local Government
9 2 (0.40%) Military
9 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.40%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.20%) International Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 156 (31.45%) Developer
2 140 (28.23%) DBA
3 129 (26.01%) Oracle DBA
4 63 (12.70%) Oracle Developer
5 43 (8.67%) Analyst
6 42 (8.47%) Architect
7 33 (6.65%) Administrator
8 31 (6.25%) Java Developer
9 29 (5.85%) Consultant
10 25 (5.04%) Data Engineer
11 24 (4.84%) Oracle Consultant
12 22 (4.44%) SC Cleared DBA
12 22 (4.44%) SQL Developer
13 19 (3.83%) Oracle Applications DBA
14 18 (3.63%) Oracle Architect
15 17 (3.43%) Senior Developer
16 14 (2.82%) PL/SQL Developer
17 11 (2.22%) .NET Developer
17 11 (2.22%) Database Engineer
17 11 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (9.27%) Spring
2 44 (8.87%) XML
3 42 (8.47%) Middleware
4 32 (6.45%) JSON
5 30 (6.05%) HTML
5 30 (6.05%) Oracle Fusion
6 28 (5.65%) Web Services
7 27 (5.44%) .NET
8 24 (4.84%) Spring Boot
9 23 (4.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 21 (4.23%) Hibernate
11 20 (4.03%) REST
12 19 (3.83%) CSS
12 19 (3.83%) SOAP
13 17 (3.43%) Kafka
14 16 (3.23%) AngularJS
15 14 (2.82%) JMS
16 13 (2.62%) HTML5
17 12 (2.42%) Java EE
17 12 (2.42%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.44%) Data Structures
3 17 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (3.02%) Credit Risk
5 12 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (2.22%) Clustering
6 11 (2.22%) Derivative
7 10 (2.02%) Replication
8 8 (1.61%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.41%) Oracle Exalytics
10 6 (1.21%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.21%) User Experience
11 5 (1.01%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.01%) PKI
11 5 (1.01%) Reference Data
11 5 (1.01%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.81%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (0.81%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 127 (25.60%) Linux
2 100 (20.16%) Unix
3 93 (18.75%) Windows
4 40 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (5.04%) Solaris
5 25 (5.04%) Windows Server
6 16 (3.23%) AIX
7 15 (3.02%) Oracle Linux
8 8 (1.61%) CentOS
9 7 (1.41%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.41%) Mac OS X
9 7 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (1.01%) Android
10 5 (1.01%) Debian
10 5 (1.01%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.01%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.60%) HPUX
12 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (22.98%) Performance Tuning
2 109 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
4 75 (15.12%) Migration
5 69 (13.91%) Scrum
6 67 (13.51%) Data Modelling
7 59 (11.90%) ETL
8 56 (11.29%) Test Automation
9 53 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
10 39 (7.86%) Analytics
10 39 (7.86%) SOA
11 37 (7.46%) Kanban
12 30 (6.05%) DevOps
12 30 (6.05%) ERP
13 27 (5.44%) Data Integration
14 26 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (5.04%) High Availability
16 23 (4.64%) TDD
17 22 (4.44%) Microservices
17 22 (4.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 268 (54.03%) SQL
2 180 (36.29%) PL/SQL
3 88 (17.74%) Java
4 49 (9.88%) Python
5 39 (7.86%) Shell Script
6 36 (7.26%) JavaScript
7 32 (6.45%) T-SQL
8 26 (5.24%) C#
9 25 (5.04%) Perl
10 21 (4.23%) Bash Shell
11 19 (3.83%) Java 8
12 14 (2.82%) PowerShell
13 12 (2.42%) C++
14 11 (2.22%) COBOL
15 8 (1.61%) Groovy
15 8 (1.61%) VB.NET
16 7 (1.41%) Ruby
16 7 (1.41%) VB
17 5 (1.01%) C
17 5 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 122 (24.60%) Security Cleared
2 82 (16.53%) SC Cleared
3 28 (5.65%) DV Cleared
4 13 (2.62%) Degree
5 9 (1.81%) ISTQB
5 9 (1.81%) OCPJP
5 9 (1.81%) Sun Certification
6 8 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.61%) ISEB
7 7 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.40%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.20%) CIMA
11 1 (0.20%) CISSP
11 1 (0.20%) HND
11 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.20%) MBA
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.43%) QA
2 15 (3.02%) SLA
3 10 (2.02%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.41%) GDPR
5 3 (0.60%) PMO
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) COREP
6 1 (0.20%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.20%) FINREP
6 1 (0.20%) GAAP
6 1 (0.20%) IFRS
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) NCSC
6 1 (0.20%) NIST
6 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (10.48%) Oracle RAC
2 16 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.02%) Oracle Clusterware
4 10 (2.02%) Docker
5 9 (1.81%) Active Directory
6 8 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 5 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.40%) Xen
9 1 (0.20%) HDFS
9 1 (0.20%) KVM
9 1 (0.20%) NFS
9 1 (0.20%) Samba
9 1 (0.20%) SRDF
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 60 (12.10%) Oracle RMAN
2 41 (8.27%) Data Guard
3 21 (4.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 19 (3.83%) Puppet
5 16 (3.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 10 (2.02%) Ansible
6 10 (2.02%) Kubernetes
6 10 (2.02%) Tivoli
7 7 (1.41%) Terraform
8 5 (1.01%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.01%) Prometheus
8 5 (1.01%) Salt
9 4 (0.81%) Foglight
9 4 (0.81%) Graylog
9 4 (0.81%) Oracle Flashback
9 4 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.60%) Control-M
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (0.40%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.40%) WMI
Vendors
1 496 (100.00%) Oracle
2 41 (8.27%) Microsoft
3 29 (5.85%) IBM
3 29 (5.85%) Red Hat
4 26 (5.24%) SAP
5 23 (4.64%) Sun
6 22 (4.44%) VMware
7 17 (3.43%) Informatica
8 13 (2.62%) PeopleSoft
9 12 (2.42%) Google
9 12 (2.42%) MuleSoft
10 11 (2.22%) Cisco
11 10 (2.02%) Delphix
11 10 (2.02%) Guidewire
11 10 (2.02%) Hyperion
12 9 (1.81%) Sparx
12 9 (1.81%) Sybase
13 7 (1.41%) BEA
13 7 (1.41%) CA
13 7 (1.41%) Micro Focus