Period
to 17 January 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Oracle products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Oracle over the 6 months to 17 January 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Oracle Corporation.

Oracle
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 31 27
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing Oracle 2,635 4,179 6,747
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.51% 5.74% 6.79%
As % of the Vendors category 15.25% 13.35% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,118 2,648 4,390
Median daily rate £500 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.04% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £325
90th Percentile £625 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 60 80
Median hourly rate £55.00 £42.00 £41.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.95% +1.17% +27.74%
10th Percentile £22.10 £16.20 £10.50
90th Percentile £68.00 £73.75 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £41.52
% change year-on-year +22.22% +8.39% +15.32%

Oracle is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 17,283 31,302 41,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.67% 42.96% 41.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,938 19,929 26,151
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.97%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £250
90th Percentile £650 £640 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 1,291 1,502
Median hourly rate £24.25 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.68% +6.87% +2.93%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £61.25 £50.00 £47.09
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +17.14% +6.06% +1.91%

Oracle
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Oracle in the UK

Oracle
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Oracle in the UK

Oracle
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Oracle over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Oracle in the UK

Oracle
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Oracle in the UK

Oracle
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Oracle over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Oracle in the UK

Oracle
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 17 January 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 +7 2,162 £500 +1.01% 484
UK excluding London +11 1,188 £450 - 334
London -2 975 £525 - 195
Work from Home +10 636 £500 +11.11% 72
South East +10 393 £511 +7.63% 65
Midlands +12 251 £425 -5.56% 71
North of England -5 207 £432 -4.00% 82
West Midlands +13 185 £410 -8.89% 44
North West +4 141 £405 -14.74% 41
Scotland +25 113 £413 -2.94% 34
East of England +20 106 £450 +12.50% 24
South West 0 78 £500 +2.56% 35
East Midlands +8 62 £500 +12.68% 27
Yorkshire -32 38 £450 +5.88% 26
Wales +8 37 £488 +21.88% 16
North East +1 28 £475 +11.76% 15
Northern Ireland -13 8 £424 -7.83% 7

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Oracle 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.

1 1,172 (44.48%) SQL
2 649 (24.63%) Agile Software Development
3 648 (24.59%) Java
4 607 (23.04%) Finance
5 544 (20.65%) PL/SQL
6 510 (19.35%) Security Cleared
7 476 (18.06%) Oracle Database
8 451 (17.12%) Linux
9 433 (16.43%) SQL Server
10 420 (15.94%) Unix
11 387 (14.69%) SC Cleared
12 373 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
13 355 (13.47%) Migration
14 350 (13.28%) AWS
15 343 (13.02%) Windows
16 326 (12.37%) Azure
17 303 (11.50%) MySQL
18 298 (11.31%) ERP
19 283 (10.74%) Jenkins
19 283 (10.74%) Public Sector
20 274 (10.40%) Data Modelling
21 272 (10.32%) Microsoft
22 271 (10.28%) XML
23 265 (10.06%) DevOps
24 263 (9.98%) ETL
25 260 (9.87%) Python
26 235 (8.92%) Microservices
27 228 (8.65%) Oracle Fusion
28 225 (8.54%) JIRA
28 225 (8.54%) Problem-Solving

Oracle
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
1 218 (8.27%) WebLogic
2 151 (5.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 141 (5.35%) Confluence
4 134 (5.09%) Apache
5 81 (3.07%) Oracle Workflow
6 79 (3.00%) WebSphere
7 73 (2.77%) Red Hat Fuse
8 66 (2.50%) JBoss
9 60 (2.28%) Tomcat
10 57 (2.16%) Apache Spark
11 54 (2.05%) SharePoint
12 48 (1.82%) IIS
13 41 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
14 38 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
15 37 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
16 31 (1.18%) MQSeries
17 29 (1.10%) SAS
18 24 (0.91%) Mule
19 23 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
20 20 (0.76%) CMS
Applications
1 101 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
4 18 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.53%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.49%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.38%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.11%) SPSS
9 3 (0.11%) Windchill
10 1 (0.038%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.038%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.038%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.038%) CATIA
10 1 (0.038%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.038%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 186 (7.06%) Oracle EBS
2 116 (4.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 106 (4.02%) Oracle ERP
4 96 (3.64%) Oracle Applications
5 70 (2.66%) Oracle Payables
6 41 (1.56%) Oracle Assets
7 40 (1.52%) Oracle Receivables
8 37 (1.40%) Oracle General Ledger
9 29 (1.10%) Oracle Financials
10 24 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
11 23 (0.87%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 20 (0.76%) Oracle Cash Management
13 19 (0.72%) NetSuite
14 18 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
14 18 (0.68%) HFM
15 17 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
16 16 (0.61%) SAP FI-CA
17 15 (0.57%) Maximo
17 15 (0.57%) Oracle E-Business Tax
17 15 (0.57%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 350 (13.28%) AWS
2 326 (12.37%) Azure
3 93 (3.53%) SaaS
4 84 (3.19%) Power Platform
5 81 (3.07%) PaaS
6 78 (2.96%) Serverless
7 70 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
8 68 (2.58%) Amazon S3
9 63 (2.39%) IaaS
10 60 (2.28%) GCP
11 57 (2.16%) GitHub
12 47 (1.78%) Apigee
13 32 (1.21%) Amazon ECS
14 31 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
14 31 (1.18%) Office 365
15 26 (0.99%) OpenShift
16 25 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
17 24 (0.91%) Logic Apps
18 23 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
19 22 (0.83%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 75 (2.85%) Firewall
2 49 (1.86%) HTTP
3 44 (1.67%) DNS
4 39 (1.48%) VPN
5 37 (1.40%) SAN
6 30 (1.14%) TCP/IP
7 27 (1.02%) WAN
8 24 (0.91%) FTP
9 23 (0.87%) Kerberos
9 23 (0.87%) SSH
10 21 (0.80%) LAN
10 21 (0.80%) SSL
11 20 (0.76%) SNMP
12 14 (0.53%) VLAN
12 14 (0.53%) VoIP
13 13 (0.49%) Skype
14 12 (0.46%) Internet
15 11 (0.42%) Network Security
16 10 (0.38%) CTI
16 10 (0.38%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 476 (18.06%) Oracle Database
2 433 (16.43%) SQL Server
3 303 (11.50%) MySQL
4 206 (7.82%) Relational Database
5 185 (7.02%) Oracle Reports
6 182 (6.91%) Data Warehouse
7 158 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
8 113 (4.29%) Hadoop
9 111 (4.21%) Oracle Database 12c
10 109 (4.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 105 (3.98%) MongoDB
12 84 (3.19%) BusinessObjects
13 82 (3.11%) Oracle ODI
14 80 (3.04%) RDBMS
15 78 (2.96%) Power BI
16 76 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 74 (2.81%) Apache Hive
18 71 (2.69%) Big Data
18 71 (2.69%) Pentaho
19 68 (2.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 283 (10.74%) Jenkins
2 225 (8.54%) JIRA
3 205 (7.78%) Git (software)
4 90 (3.42%) Selenium
5 87 (3.30%) Maven
6 80 (3.04%) Cucumber
7 78 (2.96%) Oracle APEX
8 77 (2.92%) CA Gen
9 71 (2.69%) Oracle Forms
10 69 (2.62%) Subversion
11 67 (2.54%) Toad
12 56 (2.13%) Bitbucket
13 51 (1.94%) Artifactory
14 50 (1.90%) GitLab
15 41 (1.56%) JMeter
16 38 (1.44%) TeamCity
17 37 (1.40%) SoapUI
18 35 (1.33%) JUnit
19 33 (1.25%) SonarQube
20 32 (1.21%) Gradle
General
1 607 (23.04%) Finance
2 283 (10.74%) Public Sector
3 206 (7.82%) Banking
4 73 (2.77%) Manufacturing
5 68 (2.58%) Retail
6 64 (2.43%) Investment Banking
7 47 (1.78%) Telecoms
8 45 (1.71%) Marketing
9 35 (1.33%) Electronics
10 30 (1.14%) Law
11 22 (0.83%) Front Office
11 22 (0.83%) Local Government
12 21 (0.80%) Back Office
13 19 (0.72%) Publishing
14 18 (0.68%) General Ledger
15 16 (0.61%) Billing
16 14 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.49%) French Language
18 12 (0.46%) Aerospace
18 12 (0.46%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 745 (28.27%) Developer
2 313 (11.88%) Architect
3 309 (11.73%) Consultant
4 279 (10.59%) Analyst
5 200 (7.59%) Oracle Consultant
6 196 (7.44%) Java Developer
7 166 (6.30%) DBA
8 138 (5.24%) Oracle Developer
9 133 (5.05%) Oracle DBA
10 118 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
11 92 (3.49%) Software Engineer
12 84 (3.19%) Oracle Architect
13 78 (2.96%) Project Manager
14 76 (2.88%) Administrator
15 74 (2.81%) Oracle Analyst
15 74 (2.81%) Senior Developer
16 70 (2.66%) SQL Developer
17 67 (2.54%) Business Analyst
18 61 (2.31%) Data Architect
19 59 (2.24%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (10.28%) XML
2 228 (8.65%) Oracle Fusion
3 208 (7.89%) Web Services
4 199 (7.55%) Middleware
5 179 (6.79%) Spring
6 176 (6.68%) .NET
7 158 (6.00%) J2EE
8 152 (5.77%) HTML
9 149 (5.65%) JSON
10 137 (5.20%) REST
11 132 (5.01%) SOAP
12 88 (3.34%) CSS
13 81 (3.07%) Spring Boot
14 79 (3.00%) RESTful
15 75 (2.85%) AngularJS
16 70 (2.66%) Hibernate
17 69 (2.62%) Apache Camel
18 61 (2.31%) HTML5
19 60 (2.28%) jQuery
19 60 (2.28%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 217 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
3 57 (2.16%) Data Centre
4 52 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 49 (1.86%) Clustering
5 49 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
6 43 (1.63%) Cloud Native
7 41 (1.56%) Data Structures
8 39 (1.48%) Public Cloud
9 37 (1.40%) User Experience
10 34 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
11 33 (1.25%) Mainframe
12 31 (1.18%) Virtual Team
13 28 (1.06%) Hedge funds
14 25 (0.95%) Derivative
14 25 (0.95%) Reference Data
15 23 (0.87%) PKI
15 23 (0.87%) Replication
16 22 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
17 20 (0.76%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 451 (17.12%) Linux
2 420 (15.94%) Unix
3 343 (13.02%) Windows
4 93 (3.53%) Windows Server
5 87 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (2.28%) Solaris
7 57 (2.16%) AIX
8 45 (1.71%) Oracle Linux
9 36 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (1.33%) Windows Server 2016
11 30 (1.14%) Windows 10
12 25 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (0.91%) CentOS
14 22 (0.83%) Windows Server 2019
15 17 (0.65%) zOS
16 16 (0.61%) Windows 7
17 15 (0.57%) Apple iOS
18 12 (0.46%) Android
18 12 (0.46%) Ubuntu
19 11 (0.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 649 (24.63%) Agile Software Development
2 373 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
3 355 (13.47%) Migration
4 298 (11.31%) ERP
5 274 (10.40%) Data Modelling
6 265 (10.06%) DevOps
7 263 (9.98%) ETL
8 235 (8.92%) Microservices
9 225 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
10 203 (7.70%) Scrum
11 200 (7.59%) Test Automation
12 175 (6.64%) Data Migration
13 173 (6.57%) Performance Tuning
14 169 (6.41%) Software Engineering
15 163 (6.19%) Configuration Management
16 154 (5.84%) Unit Testing
17 152 (5.77%) SOA
18 139 (5.28%) Analytics
19 130 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
20 128 (4.86%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,172 (44.48%) SQL
2 648 (24.59%) Java
3 544 (20.65%) PL/SQL
4 260 (9.87%) Python
5 211 (8.01%) JavaScript
6 156 (5.92%) Shell Script
7 140 (5.31%) C#
8 112 (4.25%) Perl
9 93 (3.53%) T-SQL
10 87 (3.30%) C++
11 81 (3.07%) Java 8
12 77 (2.92%) C
13 74 (2.81%) PowerShell
14 69 (2.62%) Bash Shell
15 62 (2.35%) Scala
16 42 (1.59%) COBOL
17 37 (1.40%) VB
18 35 (1.33%) PHP
19 28 (1.06%) Groovy
19 28 (1.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 510 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 387 (14.69%) SC Cleared
3 110 (4.17%) DV Cleared
4 95 (3.61%) Degree
5 57 (2.16%) ISEB
6 53 (2.01%) ISTQB
7 44 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 38 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
9 27 (1.02%) TOGAF Certification
10 21 (0.80%) Master's Degree
11 13 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.38%) CISSP
13 9 (0.34%) CISM
14 8 (0.30%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
15 7 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
15 7 (0.27%) OCPJP
15 7 (0.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (4.25%) QA
2 76 (2.88%) Data Quality
3 37 (1.40%) GDPR
4 34 (1.29%) SLA
5 19 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.49%) NIST
7 12 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.46%) PMO
7 12 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.34%) NCSC
9 8 (0.30%) COBIT
10 7 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.27%) MiFID
11 6 (0.23%) COREP
11 6 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.23%) IFRS
11 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.19%) FINREP
13 4 (0.15%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 143 (5.43%) Docker
2 99 (3.76%) Active Directory
3 75 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (2.81%) Oracle RAC
5 57 (2.16%) HDFS
6 51 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 20 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.57%) Oracle Clusterware
9 12 (0.46%) NDS
9 12 (0.46%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 9 (0.34%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.30%) Time Sharing Option
11 8 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (0.27%) Firmware
12 7 (0.27%) KVM
12 7 (0.27%) NFS
13 6 (0.23%) Samba
14 5 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 153 (5.81%) Kubernetes
2 130 (4.93%) Ansible
3 72 (2.73%) Puppet
4 61 (2.31%) Oracle RMAN
4 61 (2.31%) Terraform
5 54 (2.05%) Data Guard
6 28 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
7 24 (0.91%) Tivoli
8 20 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
9 19 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 17 (0.65%) Nagios
11 15 (0.57%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 15 (0.57%) NetBackup
12 13 (0.49%) HP ALM
12 13 (0.49%) Nessus
13 12 (0.46%) Netcool
13 12 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
14 11 (0.42%) Control-M
14 11 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
14 11 (0.42%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 272 (10.32%) Microsoft
2 217 (8.24%) SAP
3 161 (6.11%) IBM
4 122 (4.63%) Informatica
5 113 (4.29%) webMethods
6 102 (3.87%) Red Hat
6 102 (3.87%) VMware
7 82 (3.11%) MuleSoft
8 80 (3.04%) BEA
9 74 (2.81%) Splunk
10 64 (2.43%) Google
11 58 (2.20%) Cisco
12 55 (2.09%) Cloudera
13 51 (1.94%) HP
14 48 (1.82%) Talend
15 47 (1.78%) Pega
16 46 (1.75%) CA
17 43 (1.63%) Sybase
18 42 (1.59%) Hyperion
19 38 (1.44%) TIBCO