Period
to 12 May 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 12 May 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
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 246 221 228
Rank change year-on-year -25 +7 -3
Contract jobs citing Oracle Database 593 607 1,170
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 1.19% 1.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.02% 5.62% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 398 709
10th Percentile £341 £332 £325
25th Percentile £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £570 £538 £538
90th Percentile £634 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £453 £450
% change year-on-year -0.55% +0.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 15
10th Percentile £22.10 £18.20 £16.30
25th Percentile £42.44 £18.50 £28.41
Median hourly rate £46.00 £40.75 £42.00
Median % change year-on-year +12.88% -2.98% -2.33%
75th Percentile £55.00 £42.00 £48.75
90th Percentile " £47.51 £58.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.44 £40.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year +13.95% -2.98% -1.18%

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 11,822 10,808 20,708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.01% 21.16% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,079 7,418 14,391
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £406 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
75th Percentile £595 £581 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -2.22% +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 162 233
10th Percentile £11.71 £13.52 £13.40
25th Percentile £19.00 £18.06 £18.00
Median hourly rate £26.50 £24.70 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.29% -17.67% -
75th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £60.65 £59.35 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.30 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% -25.00% -1.64%

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 12 May 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 12 May 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 12 May 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 -27 470 £475 +5.56% 118
UK excluding London +3 276 £450 -0.55% 78
London -20 215 £500 +11.11% 48
Work from Home -127 163 £475 +11.76% 22
South East +3 62 £475 -3.06% 19
North of England +17 48 £438 -2.78% 21
Scotland +15 46 £425 -2.86% 6
South West +59 45 £464 -7.20% 9
Midlands -34 39 £425 -6.08% 16
West Midlands -15 37 £405 -8.16% 8
North West +7 30 £450 - 8
East of England +7 27 £450 +5.88% 5
Yorkshire +27 12 £381 -23.56% 11
Wales -2 9 £475 -5.00% 2
North East +14 6 £362 -12.24% 2
East Midlands -4 2 £518 +2.48% 8

For the 6 months to 12 May 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.

1 593 (100.00%) Oracle
2 302 (50.93%) SQL
3 193 (32.55%) PL/SQL
4 160 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
5 149 (25.13%) Oracle Database 12c
6 141 (23.78%) Java
6 141 (23.78%) Social Skills
7 139 (23.44%) Linux
8 131 (22.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 131 (22.09%) Security Cleared
9 114 (19.22%) Finance
10 113 (19.06%) Migration
11 107 (18.04%) Unix
12 105 (17.71%) ETL
13 102 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
14 101 (17.03%) Windows
15 100 (16.86%) Performance Tuning
16 98 (16.53%) Data Warehouse
17 97 (16.36%) AWS
18 95 (16.02%) Python
19 89 (15.01%) SC Cleared
20 85 (14.33%) Relational Database
21 75 (12.65%) Scrum
22 73 (12.31%) WebLogic
23 72 (12.14%) Oracle ODI
24 71 (11.97%) XML
24 71 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
25 68 (11.47%) Analytics
26 66 (11.13%) Test Automation
27 65 (10.96%) Azure

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 73 (12.31%) WebLogic
2 47 (7.93%) Confluence
3 31 (5.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 28 (4.72%) Oracle Workflow
5 21 (3.54%) Apache
6 19 (3.20%) Tomcat
7 18 (3.04%) Apache Spark
8 15 (2.53%) JBoss
9 14 (2.36%) Oracle Application Server
10 13 (2.19%) CMS
11 12 (2.02%) WebLogic Portal
12 11 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (1.85%) Oracle Service Bus
13 9 (1.52%) SAS
13 9 (1.52%) SharePoint
14 7 (1.18%) Headless CMS
14 7 (1.18%) Oracle Coherence
15 5 (0.84%) Apache Airflow
15 5 (0.84%) Luigi
15 5 (0.84%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 8 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 41 (6.91%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (5.90%) Oracle Applications
3 15 (2.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (2.02%) Oracle ERP
4 12 (2.02%) SunGard Martini
5 10 (1.69%) SAP FI-CA
5 10 (1.69%) SAP PSCD
6 8 (1.35%) HFM
6 8 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.84%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.51%) Maximo
9 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 2 (0.34%) Actimize
10 2 (0.34%) Demantra
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 97 (16.36%) AWS
2 65 (10.96%) Azure
3 35 (5.90%) Amazon S3
4 21 (3.54%) Google Analytics
5 18 (3.04%) PaaS
6 16 (2.70%) GitHub
7 15 (2.53%) Serverless
8 14 (2.36%) AWS Lambda
9 13 (2.19%) OpenShift
10 12 (2.02%) Power Platform
11 11 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (1.52%) GCP
13 7 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (0.84%) AWS Data Pipeline
14 5 (0.84%) SaaS
15 4 (0.67%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 4 (0.67%) IaaS
16 3 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
16 3 (0.51%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.02%) Firewall
2 11 (1.85%) SAN
3 9 (1.52%) SSH
4 6 (1.01%) DNS
4 6 (1.01%) SNMP
4 6 (1.01%) TACACS
4 6 (1.01%) VPN
5 5 (0.84%) 4G
5 5 (0.84%) 5G
5 5 (0.84%) Internet
5 5 (0.84%) Kerberos
5 5 (0.84%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (0.67%) DHCP
6 4 (0.67%) DMZ
6 4 (0.67%) InfiniBand
6 4 (0.67%) VLAN
7 3 (0.51%) FTP
7 3 (0.51%) HTTP
7 3 (0.51%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (25.13%) Oracle Database 12c
2 131 (22.09%) Oracle Database 11g
3 98 (16.53%) Data Warehouse
4 85 (14.33%) Relational Database
5 72 (12.14%) Oracle ODI
6 62 (10.46%) SQL Server
7 61 (10.29%) PostgreSQL
8 52 (8.77%) Oracle BI EE
9 51 (8.60%) Oracle Reports
10 48 (8.09%) MySQL
11 44 (7.42%) RDBMS
12 42 (7.08%) Oracle Database 10g
13 39 (6.58%) Oracle Exadata
14 36 (6.07%) Star Schema
15 31 (5.23%) Tableau
16 24 (4.05%) Snowflake Schema
17 23 (3.88%) MongoDB
18 22 (3.71%) NoSQL
19 18 (3.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
20 15 (2.53%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 65 (10.96%) JIRA
2 55 (9.27%) Git (software)
2 55 (9.27%) Oracle APEX
3 39 (6.58%) Oracle Forms
4 30 (5.06%) Jenkins
5 26 (4.38%) Subversion
6 25 (4.22%) Maven
7 22 (3.71%) Visual Studio
8 16 (2.70%) Toad
9 14 (2.36%) Postman
10 13 (2.19%) CppUnit
11 11 (1.85%) SoapUI
11 11 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (1.85%) TeamCity
12 9 (1.52%) Ant
12 9 (1.52%) Bitbucket
13 8 (1.35%) IntelliJ
13 8 (1.35%) Selenium
14 7 (1.18%) Eclipse
15 6 (1.01%) Checkstyle
General
1 141 (23.78%) Social Skills
2 114 (19.22%) Finance
3 50 (8.43%) Public Sector
4 49 (8.26%) Banking
5 47 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (4.05%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.35%) Publishing
9 6 (1.01%) Influencing Skills
9 6 (1.01%) Presentation Skills
10 5 (0.84%) Back Office
10 5 (0.84%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (0.84%) Retail
11 4 (0.67%) Local Government
12 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.51%) Front Office
12 3 (0.51%) Organisational Skills
12 3 (0.51%) Police
13 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 198 (33.39%) Developer
2 143 (24.11%) DBA
3 128 (21.59%) Oracle DBA
4 70 (11.80%) Oracle Developer
5 54 (9.11%) Analyst
6 46 (7.76%) Architect
6 46 (7.76%) Java Developer
7 35 (5.90%) Consultant
8 34 (5.73%) Data Engineer
9 27 (4.55%) Oracle Consultant
10 26 (4.38%) Administrator
11 23 (3.88%) SQL Developer
12 20 (3.37%) Senior Developer
13 17 (2.87%) PL/SQL Developer
14 16 (2.70%) Oracle Applications DBA
14 16 (2.70%) Oracle Architect
15 15 (2.53%) Software Engineer
16 14 (2.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 14 (2.36%) Test Analyst
17 13 (2.19%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (11.97%) XML
2 59 (9.95%) Spring
3 52 (8.77%) JSON
4 39 (6.58%) HTML
5 38 (6.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 37 (6.24%) .NET
7 33 (5.56%) Web Services
8 32 (5.40%) REST
9 30 (5.06%) CSS
10 29 (4.89%) Oracle Fusion
11 27 (4.55%) AngularJS
12 26 (4.38%) Kafka
12 26 (4.38%) Spring Boot
13 23 (3.88%) RESTful
14 21 (3.54%) SOAP
15 20 (3.37%) Hibernate
16 19 (3.20%) JMS
17 18 (3.04%) Middleware
18 17 (2.87%) STL
19 15 (2.53%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.88%) Clustering
2 19 (3.20%) Data Structures
3 15 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (2.36%) Data Centre
4 14 (2.36%) Fixed Income
5 13 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.02%) User Experience
7 10 (1.69%) Oracle Exalytics
8 8 (1.35%) Credit Risk
8 8 (1.35%) Derivative
8 8 (1.35%) Replication
9 7 (1.18%) Enterprise Cloud
9 7 (1.18%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.01%) PKI
10 6 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.84%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.67%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.67%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 139 (23.44%) Linux
2 107 (18.04%) Unix
3 101 (17.03%) Windows
4 33 (5.56%) AIX
5 30 (5.06%) Windows Server
6 25 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (3.54%) Oracle Linux
7 21 (3.54%) Solaris
8 12 (2.02%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (1.35%) SUSE
9 8 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.84%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.84%) HPUX
11 5 (0.84%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.67%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.51%) Android
13 3 (0.51%) CentOS
13 3 (0.51%) Debian
13 3 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (19.06%) Migration
3 105 (17.71%) ETL
4 102 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
5 100 (16.86%) Performance Tuning
6 75 (12.65%) Scrum
7 71 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
8 68 (11.47%) Analytics
9 66 (11.13%) Test Automation
10 52 (8.77%) DevOps
11 48 (8.09%) Data Modelling
12 44 (7.42%) Kanban
13 43 (7.25%) Data Integration
13 43 (7.25%) Microservices
14 39 (6.58%) TDD
15 37 (6.24%) Continuous Integration
16 33 (5.56%) SOA
17 31 (5.23%) ITIL
17 31 (5.23%) Workflow
18 29 (4.89%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 302 (50.93%) SQL
2 193 (32.55%) PL/SQL
3 141 (23.78%) Java
4 95 (16.02%) Python
5 61 (10.29%) JavaScript
6 46 (7.76%) Shell Script
7 42 (7.08%) C#
8 31 (5.23%) Java 8
9 27 (4.55%) C++
10 24 (4.05%) Bash Shell
10 24 (4.05%) Perl
10 24 (4.05%) T-SQL
11 21 (3.54%) TypeScript
12 19 (3.20%) PowerShell
13 10 (1.69%) C
13 10 (1.69%) Scala
14 8 (1.35%) COBOL
15 7 (1.18%) PHP
15 7 (1.18%) Ruby
16 6 (1.01%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 131 (22.09%) Security Cleared
2 89 (15.01%) SC Cleared
3 24 (4.05%) Degree
3 24 (4.05%) DV Cleared
4 14 (2.36%) ISTQB
5 13 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (2.02%) ISEB
7 11 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (1.85%) OCPJP
7 11 (1.85%) Sun Certification
8 9 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.18%) TOGAF Certification
10 5 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.67%) OCP
12 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.17%) CISSP
13 1 (0.17%) ISSAP
13 1 (0.17%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.37%) QA
2 19 (3.20%) Data Quality
3 13 (2.19%) SLA
4 11 (1.85%) GDPR
5 4 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.51%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.34%) IFRS
8 1 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.17%) GAAP
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.17%) NIST
System Software
1 47 (7.93%) Oracle RAC
2 33 (5.56%) Docker
3 20 (3.37%) Active Directory
4 15 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.35%) Oracle Clusterware
5 8 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 5 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.67%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.34%) NFS
9 2 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.17%) SRDF
10 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 64 (10.79%) Oracle RMAN
2 52 (8.77%) Data Guard
3 26 (4.38%) Kubernetes
4 20 (3.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 17 (2.87%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 11 (1.85%) Tivoli
7 10 (1.69%) Grafana
8 8 (1.35%) Ansible
9 7 (1.18%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.18%) Oracle ZFS
9 7 (1.18%) Puppet
9 7 (1.18%) Terraform
10 6 (1.01%) HP NNM
11 5 (0.84%) ITRS Geneos
12 4 (0.67%) Oracle Flashback
12 4 (0.67%) SCCM
12 4 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (0.51%) Control-M
13 3 (0.51%) Salt
13 3 (0.51%) yum
Vendors
1 593 (100.00%) Oracle
2 51 (8.60%) SAP
3 38 (6.41%) IBM
4 35 (5.90%) Microsoft
5 23 (3.88%) Google
6 21 (3.54%) VMware
7 20 (3.37%) Informatica
8 17 (2.87%) Red Hat
9 14 (2.36%) Sun
10 13 (2.19%) Serena
11 12 (2.02%) FIS
11 12 (2.02%) Hyperion
11 12 (2.02%) MuleSoft
11 12 (2.02%) SunGard
12 11 (1.85%) Guidewire
12 11 (1.85%) Micro Focus
13 10 (1.69%) Delphix
14 9 (1.52%) BEA
14 9 (1.52%) HP
15 8 (1.35%) Sybase