Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 242 186 226
Rank change year-on-year -56 +40 +22
Contract jobs citing Oracle Database 898 419 1,117
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.42% 1.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.21% 6.24% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 262 720
10th Percentile £356 £321 £340
25th Percentile £415 £400 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £470 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +5.88%
75th Percentile £600 £550 £538
90th Percentile £700 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 18
10th Percentile £37.58 £17.75 £21.14
25th Percentile £44.88 £18.88 £37.08
Median hourly rate £48.25 £42.00 £42.00
Median % change year-on-year +14.88% - +6.67%
75th Percentile £51.63 £47.88 £43.75
90th Percentile £52.06 £53.85 £66.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.25 £31.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +55.65% -26.19% +14.29%

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 17,238 6,710 19,383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.59% 22.80% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,973 4,622 13,323
10th Percentile £350 £313 £320
25th Percentile £416 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +0.53%
75th Percentile £620 £598 £575
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 114 249
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.63 £12.25
25th Percentile £20.42 £17.50 £17.09
Median hourly rate £29.81 £23.43 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +27.24% -21.90% +13.42%
75th Percentile £52.31 £41.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.70 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +22.22% -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 21 September 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 21 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Oracle Database in the UK

Oracle Database
Top 17 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 21 September 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 -58 747 £500 +6.38% 113
UK excluding London -49 411 £475 +5.56% 60
London -25 363 £525 - 55
Work from Home -87 232 £495 +8.49% 20
South East -44 114 £525 +11.70% 14
Midlands -50 72 £450 +5.26% 11
Scotland -28 65 £448 +5.29% 3
West Midlands -27 62 £463 +6.32% 6
East of England -8 61 £540 +20.00% 10
North of England -96 52 £475 +17.28% 15
South West -28 39 £425 -9.09% 7
North West -73 31 £450 +11.80% 9
Yorkshire -47 18 £525 +27.27% 5
East Midlands -52 9 £450 +20.00% 5
Northern Ireland -5 6 £430 -3.37%
Wales -30 4 £550 -
North East -20 3 £450 -14.29% 1

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 898 (100.00%) Oracle
2 424 (47.22%) SQL
3 291 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
4 242 (26.95%) Social Skills
5 216 (24.05%) Finance
6 215 (23.94%) Java
7 211 (23.50%) Oracle Database 12c
8 196 (21.83%) PL/SQL
9 190 (21.16%) Linux
10 184 (20.49%) Windows
11 181 (20.16%) Security Cleared
12 160 (17.82%) AWS
13 155 (17.26%) Python
14 154 (17.15%) Relational Database
15 142 (15.81%) Git (software)
15 142 (15.81%) Oracle Database 11g
16 141 (15.70%) SC Cleared
17 140 (15.59%) Test Automation
18 136 (15.14%) Migration
19 132 (14.70%) JIRA
20 130 (14.48%) SQL Server
21 129 (14.37%) Banking
22 126 (14.03%) ETL
23 125 (13.92%) Microservices
24 121 (13.47%) Scrum
25 117 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
26 114 (12.69%) Business Intelligence
27 112 (12.47%) DevOps
28 109 (12.14%) Spring
29 108 (12.03%) Jenkins

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 81 (9.02%) Confluence
2 72 (8.02%) WebLogic
3 35 (3.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 29 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 27 (3.01%) SharePoint
6 23 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
7 20 (2.23%) SAS
8 19 (2.12%) Apache
9 14 (1.56%) Apache Spark
10 13 (1.45%) Oracle Coherence
11 11 (1.22%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (1.00%) CMS
13 9 (1.00%) IIS
13 9 (1.00%) JBoss
14 8 (0.89%) WebLogic Portal
15 7 (0.78%) Headless CMS
16 6 (0.67%) Apache Airflow
16 6 (0.67%) SAP Portal
17 5 (0.56%) Jetty
Applications
1 30 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 35 (3.90%) Oracle EBS
2 34 (3.79%) SunGard Martini
3 12 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (1.11%) HFM
5 9 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.56%) SAP FI-CA
7 5 (0.56%) SAP PSCD
8 4 (0.45%) Demantra
8 4 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.33%) Distributed Ledger
9 3 (0.33%) FLEXCUBE
9 3 (0.33%) Maximo
9 3 (0.33%) Summit
10 2 (0.22%) Actimize
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Utilities
10 2 (0.22%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 160 (17.82%) AWS
2 80 (8.91%) Azure
3 48 (5.35%) GitHub
4 46 (5.12%) Amazon S3
5 31 (3.45%) Power Platform
6 26 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
7 21 (2.34%) Serverless
8 18 (2.00%) Google Analytics
8 18 (2.00%) SaaS
9 17 (1.89%) Snowflake
10 15 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (1.67%) OpenShift
11 14 (1.56%) PaaS
12 12 (1.34%) GCP
13 10 (1.11%) Amazon EKS
14 9 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
15 8 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (0.89%) Amazon ECS
15 8 (0.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 20 (2.23%) SAN
3 15 (1.67%) DNS
3 15 (1.67%) Internet
4 11 (1.22%) Firewall
4 11 (1.22%) Kerberos
5 10 (1.11%) 4G
5 10 (1.11%) 5G
5 10 (1.11%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (1.11%) SSH
5 10 (1.11%) SSL
6 9 (1.00%) NAS
7 8 (0.89%) DHCP
7 8 (0.89%) HTTP
7 8 (0.89%) LTE
7 8 (0.89%) SNMP
7 8 (0.89%) TACACS
8 7 (0.78%) VPN
9 6 (0.67%) Network Security
10 5 (0.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (23.50%) Oracle Database 12c
2 154 (17.15%) Relational Database
3 142 (15.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 130 (14.48%) SQL Server
5 107 (11.92%) Data Warehouse
6 89 (9.91%) MySQL
7 77 (8.57%) RDBMS
8 74 (8.24%) Oracle Reports
9 64 (7.13%) PostgreSQL
10 62 (6.90%) Oracle Exadata
11 61 (6.79%) MongoDB
12 56 (6.24%) Oracle ODI
13 47 (5.23%) NoSQL
14 44 (4.90%) Oracle BI EE
15 36 (4.01%) Amazon RDS
16 28 (3.12%) Power BI
17 26 (2.90%) Star Schema
18 24 (2.67%) Big Data
19 22 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
20 20 (2.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 142 (15.81%) Git (software)
2 132 (14.70%) JIRA
3 108 (12.03%) Jenkins
4 59 (6.57%) Oracle APEX
5 51 (5.68%) Visual Studio
6 50 (5.57%) TeamCity
7 47 (5.23%) Subversion
8 37 (4.12%) Postman
9 35 (3.90%) CppUnit
10 33 (3.67%) Bitbucket
11 31 (3.45%) Maven
12 25 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
13 24 (2.67%) Artifactory
14 21 (2.34%) IntelliJ
14 21 (2.34%) Robot Framework
15 20 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
16 18 (2.00%) Checkstyle
17 17 (1.89%) JUnit
18 14 (1.56%) GitLab
18 14 (1.56%) SonarQube
General
1 242 (26.95%) Social Skills
2 216 (24.05%) Finance
3 129 (14.37%) Banking
4 74 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (7.91%) Public Sector
6 65 (7.24%) Investment Banking
7 29 (3.23%) Front Office
8 22 (2.45%) Telecoms
9 18 (2.00%) Retail
10 17 (1.89%) Presentation Skills
11 12 (1.34%) Back Office
12 11 (1.22%) Documentation Skills
13 10 (1.11%) Military
14 8 (0.89%) Electronics
14 8 (0.89%) Legal
15 7 (0.78%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.78%) Police
16 5 (0.56%) Marketing
17 4 (0.45%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.45%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 350 (38.98%) Developer
2 171 (19.04%) DBA
3 138 (15.37%) Oracle DBA
4 94 (10.47%) Java Developer
5 75 (8.35%) Oracle Developer
6 66 (7.35%) Architect
7 58 (6.46%) Consultant
8 49 (5.46%) Senior Developer
9 43 (4.79%) Analyst
10 36 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
11 35 (3.90%) C++ Developer
12 33 (3.67%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
13 30 (3.34%) C# Developer
13 30 (3.34%) Oracle Consultant
13 30 (3.34%) SQL Developer
14 29 (3.23%) Administrator
15 24 (2.67%) .NET Developer
16 23 (2.56%) Data Engineer
16 23 (2.56%) SQL DBA
17 22 (2.45%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (12.14%) Spring
2 105 (11.69%) .NET
3 95 (10.58%) XML
4 81 (9.02%) JSON
5 72 (8.02%) HTML
6 68 (7.57%) REST
7 66 (7.35%) Spring Boot
8 63 (7.02%) CSS
9 61 (6.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 59 (6.57%) .NET Framework
11 57 (6.35%) AngularJS
12 53 (5.90%) Middleware
13 50 (5.57%) Oracle Fusion
13 50 (5.57%) RESTful
14 44 (4.90%) J2SE
15 35 (3.90%) Web Services
16 34 (3.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 34 (3.79%) Kafka
16 34 (3.79%) STL
17 31 (3.45%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.12%) Hybrid Cloud
2 31 (3.45%) Replication
3 27 (3.01%) Clustering
3 27 (3.01%) Data Centre
4 26 (2.90%) Legacy Systems
5 23 (2.56%) User Experience
6 20 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (2.00%) Fixed Income
8 17 (1.89%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.78%) Credit Risk
9 16 (1.78%) Data Protection Act
9 16 (1.78%) Data Structures
9 16 (1.78%) Oracle Exalytics
9 16 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (1.67%) Derivative
11 10 (1.11%) Public Cloud
12 8 (0.89%) Mainframe
12 8 (0.89%) Reference Data
13 7 (0.78%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 190 (21.16%) Linux
2 184 (20.49%) Windows
3 103 (11.47%) Unix
4 55 (6.12%) Solaris
5 46 (5.12%) AIX
6 45 (5.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (4.01%) Windows Server
8 23 (2.56%) Windows Server 2016
9 14 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
10 10 (1.11%) SUSE
10 10 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.00%) HPUX
12 8 (0.89%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.67%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.56%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.33%) CentOS
16 3 (0.33%) VMS
16 3 (0.33%) zOS
17 2 (0.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (15.59%) Test Automation
3 136 (15.14%) Migration
4 126 (14.03%) ETL
5 125 (13.92%) Microservices
6 121 (13.47%) Scrum
7 117 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
8 114 (12.69%) Business Intelligence
9 112 (12.47%) DevOps
10 106 (11.80%) TDD
11 103 (11.47%) Problem-Solving
12 88 (9.80%) Performance Tuning
13 83 (9.24%) Analytics
14 74 (8.24%) Unit Testing
15 65 (7.24%) BDD
15 65 (7.24%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 64 (7.13%) Software Engineering
17 60 (6.68%) ITIL
18 59 (6.57%) Multithreading
19 53 (5.90%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 424 (47.22%) SQL
2 215 (23.94%) Java
3 196 (21.83%) PL/SQL
4 155 (17.26%) Python
5 101 (11.25%) C#
5 101 (11.25%) JavaScript
6 66 (7.35%) Java 8
7 55 (6.12%) Shell Script
8 54 (6.01%) C++
9 50 (5.57%) Java 11
10 35 (3.90%) T-SQL
11 32 (3.56%) Scala
12 31 (3.45%) Bash Shell
13 26 (2.90%) VB
14 25 (2.78%) C
14 25 (2.78%) TypeScript
15 21 (2.34%) PowerShell
15 21 (2.34%) VBA
16 20 (2.23%) Perl
16 20 (2.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 181 (20.16%) Security Cleared
2 141 (15.70%) SC Cleared
3 42 (4.68%) Degree
4 34 (3.79%) OCPJP
4 34 (3.79%) Sun Certification
5 21 (2.34%) ISEB
6 17 (1.89%) ISTQB
7 15 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (1.56%) TOGAF Certification
9 11 (1.22%) DV Cleared
9 11 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (1.22%) Oracle Certification
10 10 (1.11%) OCP
11 8 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.33%) CEH
12 3 (0.33%) CISA
12 3 (0.33%) GIAC
12 3 (0.33%) OSCE
12 3 (0.33%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.90%) QA
2 30 (3.34%) Accessibility
3 14 (1.56%) WCAG
4 13 (1.45%) Data Quality
5 11 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (1.00%) GDPR
7 4 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.45%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.45%) SLA
8 3 (0.33%) NIST
9 2 (0.22%) HL7
9 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.22%) PMO
10 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 70 (7.80%) Oracle RAC
2 57 (6.35%) Docker
3 35 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (3.79%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 7 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.56%) Oracle Clusterware
9 4 (0.45%) HDFS
9 4 (0.45%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.33%) NFS
11 2 (0.22%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.11%) Firmware
12 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.11%) SRDF
12 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 83 (9.24%) Data Guard
2 67 (7.46%) Oracle RMAN
3 52 (5.79%) Kubernetes
4 38 (4.23%) Ansible
5 35 (3.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 25 (2.78%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 25 (2.78%) Terraform
7 21 (2.34%) BladeLogic
8 18 (2.00%) Grafana
9 13 (1.45%) Kibana
9 13 (1.45%) Puppet
10 11 (1.22%) Control-M
11 10 (1.11%) ITRS Geneos
12 9 (1.00%) Tivoli
13 8 (0.89%) HP NNM
14 6 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
14 6 (0.67%) Oracle ZFS
15 5 (0.56%) HP ALM
15 5 (0.56%) NetBackup
15 5 (0.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 898 (100.00%) Oracle
2 62 (6.90%) SAP
3 53 (5.90%) Informatica
3 53 (5.90%) Microsoft
4 43 (4.79%) Sun
5 41 (4.57%) IBM
6 37 (4.12%) VMware
7 36 (4.01%) FIS
8 35 (3.90%) Red Hat
9 34 (3.79%) SunGard
10 27 (3.01%) Splunk
11 21 (2.34%) Google
11 21 (2.34%) HP
11 21 (2.34%) Murex
12 18 (2.00%) Micro Focus
13 15 (1.67%) EMC
14 14 (1.56%) Hyperion
15 13 (1.45%) MuleSoft
16 12 (1.34%) BT
16 12 (1.34%) Qualys