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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 19 May 2022 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
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 239 253 215
Rank change year-on-year +14 -38 +15
Contract jobs citing Oracle Database 986 607 590
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.05% 1.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.71% 4.96% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 415 385
10th Percentile £372 £346 £329
25th Percentile £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £475 £453
Median % change year-on-year +7.37% +4.97% +0.56%
75th Percentile £600 £563 £538
90th Percentile £716 £635 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £486 £450 £455
% change year-on-year +7.89% -1.10% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 10
10th Percentile £14.77 £22.10 £18.20
25th Percentile £20.00 £42.44 £18.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £46.00 £40.75
Median % change year-on-year -7.61% +12.88% -2.98%
75th Percentile £46.61 £55.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £53.27 - £47.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £46.44 £40.75
% change year-on-year -8.47% +13.95% -2.98%

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 17,254 12,238 10,532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.67% 21.24% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,270 8,354 7,270
10th Percentile £375 £325 £325
25th Percentile £450 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £440 £450
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.22% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 217 156
10th Percentile £15.00 £11.49 £13.62
25th Percentile £22.40 £19.00 £18.19
Median hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 £24.70
Median % change year-on-year +73.08% +5.26% -11.79%
75th Percentile £65.27 £45.00 £46.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £60.65 £56.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +45.83% +6.67% -18.18%

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 19 May 2022.

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 19 May 2022.

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 19 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +8 771 £520 +9.47% 69
Work from Home +19 490 £510 +10.87% 32
UK excluding London -23 381 £486 +7.89% 48
London +5 375 £565 +13.00% 28
North of England -16 86 £518 +15.00% 12
South East -24 85 £486 +2.21% 8
Midlands -6 74 £448 +7.95% 14
Scotland -1 57 £450 +5.88% 6
West Midlands -33 55 £450 +13.92% 4
South West -38 44 £500 +9.89% 3
North West -26 43 £550 +22.22% 6
Yorkshire -22 23 £510 +2.10% 3
North East +3 20 £525 +45.03% 3
East of England -37 19 £400 -11.11% 2
East Midlands -6 18 £400 -22.71% 10
Wales -13 12 £530 +11.58% 2
Northern Ireland - 4 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, 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.

1 986 (100.00%) Oracle
2 569 (57.71%) SQL
3 301 (30.53%) PL/SQL
4 256 (25.96%) Social Skills
5 244 (24.75%) Linux
6 238 (24.14%) Oracle Database 12c
7 227 (23.02%) Java
8 225 (22.82%) Agile
9 216 (21.91%) Security Cleared
10 213 (21.60%) DevOps
11 210 (21.30%) Windows
12 207 (20.99%) Unix
13 183 (18.56%) Finance
14 180 (18.26%) SQL Server
15 168 (17.04%) SC Cleared
16 163 (16.53%) Oracle Database 11g
17 162 (16.43%) Azure
18 157 (15.92%) AWS
18 157 (15.92%) Performance Tuning
18 157 (15.92%) Problem-Solving
19 154 (15.62%) Oracle RAC
20 153 (15.52%) Relational Database
21 133 (13.49%) Data Guard
21 133 (13.49%) Git (software)
21 133 (13.49%) Banking
22 125 (12.68%) JIRA
23 124 (12.58%) Shell Script
24 123 (12.47%) Migration
25 119 (12.07%) C#
26 115 (11.66%) .NET

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 79 (8.01%) WebLogic
2 72 (7.30%) Confluence
3 42 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 39 (3.96%) Tomcat
5 22 (2.23%) Apache
6 21 (2.13%) Oracle Coherence
7 20 (2.03%) JBoss
8 18 (1.83%) IIS
9 17 (1.72%) Oracle Application Server
10 13 (1.32%) Oracle Service Bus
10 13 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
11 11 (1.12%) Oracle 9iAS
11 11 (1.12%) SharePoint
12 10 (1.01%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.91%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.61%) Mule
14 6 (0.61%) SAS
14 6 (0.61%) WebLogic Portal
14 6 (0.61%) WildFly
Applications
1 52 (5.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.61%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 32 (3.25%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (2.84%) Oracle 11i
3 26 (2.64%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (1.12%) SunGard Martini
5 10 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (1.01%) SAP FI-CA
5 10 (1.01%) SAP PSCD
6 9 (0.91%) FLEXCUBE
7 7 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.61%) assyst
8 6 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.51%) Sonata
9 5 (0.51%) WebTrends
10 4 (0.41%) Endur
10 4 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
11 3 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle FAH
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Utilities
12 2 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 162 (16.43%) Azure
2 157 (15.92%) AWS
3 34 (3.45%) IaaS
4 33 (3.35%) GitHub
5 32 (3.25%) PaaS
6 20 (2.03%) Power Platform
7 15 (1.52%) SaaS
8 12 (1.22%) GCP
9 11 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (1.12%) Amazon S3
10 10 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.01%) Snowflake
11 9 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (0.91%) Serverless
12 8 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
12 8 (0.81%) Datadog
13 7 (0.71%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.41%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.13%) TCP/IP
2 17 (1.72%) Internet
3 15 (1.52%) Kerberos
4 12 (1.22%) FTP
5 10 (1.01%) HTTP
5 10 (1.01%) SAN
6 9 (0.91%) Firewall
7 8 (0.81%) SSL
8 5 (0.51%) DNS
8 5 (0.51%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (0.41%) DHCP
10 3 (0.30%) IPsec
10 3 (0.30%) PuTTY
10 3 (0.30%) VPN
11 2 (0.20%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.20%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.20%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.20%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.20%) LAN
11 2 (0.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (24.14%) Oracle Database 12c
2 180 (18.26%) SQL Server
3 163 (16.53%) Oracle Database 11g
4 153 (15.52%) Relational Database
5 85 (8.62%) Oracle Database 10g
6 82 (8.32%) RDBMS
7 76 (7.71%) MySQL
7 76 (7.71%) PostgreSQL
8 69 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
8 69 (7.00%) Oracle Reports
9 61 (6.19%) MongoDB
10 44 (4.46%) NoSQL
11 34 (3.45%) Oracle Exadata
12 32 (3.25%) Amazon RDS
13 31 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (2.03%) Pentaho
15 19 (1.93%) BusinessObjects
15 19 (1.93%) Couchbase
16 17 (1.72%) Oracle9i Database
17 16 (1.62%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 133 (13.49%) Git (software)
2 125 (12.68%) JIRA
3 95 (9.63%) Jenkins
4 62 (6.29%) Bitbucket
4 62 (6.29%) Oracle APEX
5 54 (5.48%) TeamCity
6 47 (4.77%) GitLab
6 47 (4.77%) Postman
6 47 (4.77%) Visual Studio
7 45 (4.56%) Oracle Forms
8 42 (4.26%) Maven
9 37 (3.75%) Subversion
10 33 (3.35%) IntelliJ
10 33 (3.35%) SonarQube
11 23 (2.33%) SoapUI
12 20 (2.03%) Artifactory
12 20 (2.03%) JUnit
13 17 (1.72%) Cucumber
14 16 (1.62%) Ant
14 16 (1.62%) Eclipse
General
1 256 (25.96%) Social Skills
2 183 (18.56%) Finance
3 133 (13.49%) Banking
4 88 (8.92%) Public Sector
5 81 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
6 36 (3.65%) Investment Banking
7 27 (2.74%) Presentation Skills
8 21 (2.13%) Police
8 21 (2.13%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.93%) Documentation Skills
10 17 (1.72%) Back Office
10 17 (1.72%) Organisational Skills
11 16 (1.62%) Local Government
12 12 (1.22%) Law
13 11 (1.12%) Legal
14 10 (1.01%) Front Office
15 8 (0.81%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.81%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.71%) Influencing Skills
16 7 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 370 (37.53%) Developer
2 257 (26.06%) DBA
3 207 (20.99%) Oracle DBA
4 95 (9.63%) Oracle Developer
5 83 (8.42%) Analyst
6 77 (7.81%) Java Developer
7 76 (7.71%) Administrator
8 63 (6.39%) C# Developer
9 52 (5.27%) .NET Developer
10 48 (4.87%) Architect
11 40 (4.06%) SC Cleared DBA
12 35 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
13 31 (3.14%) Software Engineer
14 30 (3.04%) Senior Developer
15 29 (2.94%) SQL Developer
16 26 (2.64%) DevOps Developer
17 22 (2.23%) Azure Engineer
17 22 (2.23%) C++ Developer
17 22 (2.23%) DevOps Engineer
17 22 (2.23%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (11.66%) .NET
2 90 (9.13%) JSON
3 86 (8.72%) XML
4 74 (7.51%) Spring
5 65 (6.59%) .NET Framework
6 64 (6.49%) Middleware
7 59 (5.98%) HTML
8 58 (5.88%) REST
9 57 (5.78%) Spring Boot
10 47 (4.77%) Web Services
11 45 (4.56%) CSS
12 42 (4.26%) AngularJS
13 39 (3.96%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 37 (3.75%) Node.js
15 36 (3.65%) J2EE
16 32 (3.25%) SOAP
17 30 (3.04%) RESTful
18 28 (2.84%) RabbitMQ
18 28 (2.84%) React
19 24 (2.43%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 51 (5.17%) Replication
2 38 (3.85%) Clustering
3 34 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 29 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 21 (2.13%) Data Structures
6 17 (1.72%) DataPower
7 16 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
7 16 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.52%) Fixed Income
9 14 (1.42%) Legacy Systems
9 14 (1.42%) SWIFT
10 12 (1.22%) Reference Data
11 10 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.01%) SCADA
11 10 (1.01%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.91%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (0.91%) User Experience
13 8 (0.81%) Cloud Native
13 8 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 244 (24.75%) Linux
2 210 (21.30%) Windows
3 207 (20.99%) Unix
4 61 (6.19%) Solaris
5 48 (4.87%) Windows Server
6 45 (4.56%) AIX
7 44 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.42%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (1.01%) SUSE
10 8 (0.81%) HPUX
11 5 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.30%) zOS
14 2 (0.20%) VMS
14 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.10%) CentOS
15 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (22.82%) Agile
2 213 (21.60%) DevOps
3 157 (15.92%) Performance Tuning
3 157 (15.92%) Problem-Solving
4 123 (12.47%) Migration
5 112 (11.36%) CI/CD
6 99 (10.04%) Microservices
7 84 (8.52%) ETL
8 80 (8.11%) Data Modelling
8 80 (8.11%) Software Engineering
9 79 (8.01%) Test Automation
10 78 (7.91%) ITIL
11 73 (7.40%) Continuous Integration
12 72 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
13 69 (7.00%) Scrum
14 66 (6.69%) Disaster Recovery
15 62 (6.29%) Data Analysis
16 60 (6.09%) High Availability
17 56 (5.68%) Analytics
18 49 (4.97%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 569 (57.71%) SQL
2 301 (30.53%) PL/SQL
3 227 (23.02%) Java
4 124 (12.58%) Shell Script
5 119 (12.07%) C#
6 96 (9.74%) Python
7 72 (7.30%) JavaScript
8 62 (6.29%) T-SQL
9 49 (4.97%) C++
10 31 (3.14%) C
10 31 (3.14%) Perl
11 30 (3.04%) VBA
12 29 (2.94%) VB
13 26 (2.64%) VB.NET
14 23 (2.33%) Korn
15 21 (2.13%) Bash
16 19 (1.93%) Scala
17 16 (1.62%) PowerShell
18 10 (1.01%) Ruby
18 10 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 216 (21.91%) Security Cleared
2 168 (17.04%) SC Cleared
3 46 (4.67%) Degree
4 28 (2.84%) Oracle Certification
5 18 (1.83%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.83%) ISEB
5 18 (1.83%) Numerate Degree
6 17 (1.72%) OCP
7 16 (1.62%) ISTQB
8 14 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
11 6 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.61%) OCA
11 6 (0.61%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.30%) OCPJP
13 2 (0.20%) PMP
14 1 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.10%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.80%) QA
2 17 (1.72%) GDPR
3 16 (1.62%) SLA
4 15 (1.52%) Accessibility
5 12 (1.22%) SEPA
6 11 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 9 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.81%) WCAG
9 6 (0.61%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.41%) MiFID
11 3 (0.30%) NCSC
12 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.10%) ISO 20022
13 1 (0.10%) PMO
13 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 154 (15.62%) Oracle RAC
2 40 (4.06%) Docker
3 25 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.93%) Active Directory
5 11 (1.12%) Oracle Clusterware
6 9 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.71%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 6 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.51%) HDFS
10 4 (0.41%) vSphere
11 2 (0.20%) NFS
11 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 133 (13.49%) Data Guard
2 102 (10.34%) Oracle RMAN
3 73 (7.40%) Ansible
4 60 (6.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 59 (5.98%) Terraform
6 52 (5.27%) Kubernetes
7 33 (3.35%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 22 (2.23%) Consul
9 19 (1.93%) ITRS Geneos
9 19 (1.93%) Puppet
10 16 (1.62%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
11 13 (1.32%) Control-M
12 12 (1.22%) BladeLogic
13 11 (1.12%) Oracle Flashback
14 10 (1.01%) Istio
15 8 (0.81%) Grafana
16 7 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 6 (0.61%) IBM Guardium
17 6 (0.61%) Kibana
17 6 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 986 (100.00%) Oracle
2 95 (9.63%) Microsoft
3 56 (5.68%) IBM
4 47 (4.77%) Red Hat
5 43 (4.36%) SAP
6 36 (3.65%) Citrix
6 36 (3.65%) VMware
7 25 (2.54%) Informatica
8 17 (1.72%) Sun
8 17 (1.72%) Sybase
9 16 (1.62%) Green Hat
10 14 (1.42%) Google
11 13 (1.32%) Atlassian
11 13 (1.32%) Talend
12 12 (1.22%) Splunk
13 11 (1.12%) FIS
13 11 (1.12%) SunGard
14 9 (0.91%) Databricks
14 9 (0.91%) Delphix
15 8 (0.81%) Remedy