Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 26 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 -11 -2
Contract jobs citing Oracle 6,721 6,646 7,583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.74% 6.67% 7.95%
As % of the Vendors category 15.99% 15.90% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,242 4,123 4,585
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £645 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 77 100
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -11.39% +3.95%
10th Percentile £14.10 £15.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £54.25 £52.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.38 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.86% -8.13% +5.26%

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 42,044 41,797 43,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.19% 41.96% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,009 26,362 26,409
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £240
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,543 1,372 1,637
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +2.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

Oracle
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Oracle in the UK

Oracle
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Oracle.

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle in the UK

Oracle
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Oracle in the UK

Oracle
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle in the UK

Oracle
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor 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 22 January 2019. 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 -3 6,009 £500 +7.53% 1,238
UK excluding London -8 3,779 £450 +5.88% 846
London +3 2,743 £525 +5.00% 479
South East -12 1,189 £463 +2.78% 256
North of England -2 676 £425 +6.25% 192
Midlands -2 591 £425 +1.19% 132
East of England 0 410 £500 +11.11% 82
Scotland +3 386 £425 +6.25% 58
West Midlands -2 382 £440 -2.22% 81
South West +9 364 £425 +5.46% 102
North West +4 355 £425 - 93
Yorkshire -6 221 £425 +3.03% 75
East Midlands -4 200 £425 +13.33% 51
Wales +24 113 £420 +14.29% 24
North East -19 99 £419 +4.69% 24
Northern Ireland +10 52 £412 -1.90% 5
Isle of Man -1 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 2,696 (40.11%) SQL
2 2,159 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
3 1,912 (28.45%) Java
4 1,894 (28.18%) Finance
5 1,392 (20.71%) SQL Server
6 1,230 (18.30%) Linux
7 1,198 (17.82%) Oracle Database
8 1,067 (15.88%) Unix
9 952 (14.16%) Windows
10 932 (13.87%) Security Cleared
11 871 (12.96%) PL/SQL
12 824 (12.26%) Migration
13 820 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
14 802 (11.93%) Microsoft
15 734 (10.92%) DevOps
16 725 (10.79%) SC Cleared
17 711 (10.58%) MySQL
18 691 (10.28%) XML
19 666 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
20 647 (9.63%) JavaScript
21 639 (9.51%) Relational Database
22 634 (9.43%) .NET
22 634 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
23 633 (9.42%) TDD
24 609 (9.06%) C#
25 603 (8.97%) ERP
26 599 (8.91%) ETL
27 591 (8.79%) Python
28 589 (8.76%) WebLogic
29 583 (8.67%) Web Services

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
1 589 (8.76%) WebLogic
2 344 (5.12%) WebSphere
3 331 (4.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 323 (4.81%) Tomcat
5 263 (3.91%) Confluence
6 231 (3.44%) Apache
7 178 (2.65%) OpenStack
8 157 (2.34%) Oracle Service Bus
9 149 (2.22%) JBoss
10 127 (1.89%) Apache Spark
11 120 (1.79%) SharePoint
12 107 (1.59%) IIS
13 96 (1.43%) SAS
14 87 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
15 74 (1.10%) Mule
16 72 (1.07%) CMS
17 64 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
18 53 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
19 44 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
19 44 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 329 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 153 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
3 95 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 83 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 47 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.089%) SPSS
8 4 (0.060%) Windchill
9 3 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.045%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 2 (0.030%) HipChat
11 1 (0.015%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.015%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.015%) CATIA
11 1 (0.015%) InVision
11 1 (0.015%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.015%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 290 (4.31%) Oracle EBS
2 255 (3.79%) Oracle EBS R12
3 173 (2.57%) Oracle ERP
4 149 (2.22%) Oracle Payables
5 134 (1.99%) Oracle Financials
6 122 (1.82%) Oracle Receivables
7 95 (1.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 92 (1.37%) Oracle General Ledger
9 85 (1.26%) Oracle BPM
10 82 (1.22%) Oracle Retail
11 78 (1.16%) Oracle Cash Management
12 73 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
13 62 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
14 60 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
14 60 (0.89%) Oracle Assets
15 41 (0.61%) NetSuite
16 35 (0.52%) Oracle iProcurement
17 34 (0.51%) Oracle Internet Expenses
18 32 (0.48%) Oracle FAH
19 30 (0.45%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 820 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 666 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 169 (2.51%) PaaS
4 154 (2.29%) SaaS
5 145 (2.16%) IaaS
6 130 (1.93%) GitHub
7 99 (1.47%) OpenShift
8 95 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
9 77 (1.15%) Office 365
10 76 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
11 73 (1.09%) Amazon S3
12 69 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 59 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
14 49 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
15 47 (0.70%) Serverless
16 34 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
17 33 (0.49%) Boomi
18 30 (0.45%) Taleo
19 27 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
19 27 (0.40%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 182 (2.71%) Firewall
2 112 (1.67%) SAN
3 106 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 85 (1.26%) VPN
5 83 (1.23%) Internet
6 71 (1.06%) DNS
7 70 (1.04%) LAN
8 69 (1.03%) HTTP
9 64 (0.95%) WAN
10 35 (0.52%) FTP
11 32 (0.48%) Network Security
12 31 (0.46%) NAS
13 27 (0.40%) SSL
13 27 (0.40%) VLAN
14 26 (0.39%) SSH
15 23 (0.34%) Kerberos
15 23 (0.34%) MPLS
16 22 (0.33%) Wireless
17 21 (0.31%) DHCP
18 17 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,392 (20.71%) SQL Server
2 1,198 (17.82%) Oracle Database
3 711 (10.58%) MySQL
4 639 (9.51%) Relational Database
5 482 (7.17%) PostgreSQL
6 424 (6.31%) NoSQL
7 422 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
8 397 (5.91%) Oracle Reports
8 397 (5.91%) RDBMS
9 334 (4.97%) MongoDB
9 334 (4.97%) Oracle Database 12c
10 298 (4.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 270 (4.02%) Hadoop
12 243 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 236 (3.51%) Big Data
14 183 (2.72%) DB2
15 158 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
16 128 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
17 126 (1.87%) Oracle BI EE
18 119 (1.77%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 561 (8.35%) Jenkins
2 560 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 527 (7.84%) JIRA
4 296 (4.40%) Maven
5 217 (3.23%) Subversion
6 200 (2.98%) Selenium
7 173 (2.57%) NUnit
8 166 (2.47%) MSTest
9 159 (2.37%) Cucumber
10 152 (2.26%) JUnit
11 143 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
12 127 (1.89%) GitLab
13 124 (1.84%) SoapUI
14 114 (1.70%) Visual Studio
15 109 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
16 107 (1.59%) Toad
17 99 (1.47%) Artifactory
17 99 (1.47%) Bitbucket
18 83 (1.23%) JMeter
19 80 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 1,894 (28.18%) Finance
2 576 (8.57%) Banking
3 318 (4.73%) Retail
4 188 (2.80%) Front Office
5 173 (2.57%) Marketing
6 166 (2.47%) Investment Banking
7 160 (2.38%) Telecoms
8 135 (2.01%) Manufacturing
9 89 (1.32%) General Ledger
10 87 (1.29%) Back Office
11 75 (1.12%) Financial Institution
12 73 (1.09%) Electronics
13 65 (0.97%) Billing
14 49 (0.73%) Legal
15 43 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
16 31 (0.46%) Law
17 24 (0.36%) Publishing
18 19 (0.28%) Aerospace
19 17 (0.25%) Games
20 15 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,370 (35.26%) Developer
2 834 (12.41%) Analyst
3 817 (12.16%) Java Developer
4 612 (9.11%) Architect
5 559 (8.32%) Consultant
6 420 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
7 322 (4.79%) Oracle Consultant
8 321 (4.78%) DBA
9 309 (4.60%) Senior Developer
10 237 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
11 236 (3.51%) Business Analyst
12 227 (3.38%) SQL Developer
13 219 (3.26%) C# Developer
14 217 (3.23%) Oracle DBA
15 212 (3.15%) .NET Developer
16 201 (2.99%) Project Manager
17 187 (2.78%) Oracle Analyst
17 187 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
18 177 (2.63%) Administrator
19 171 (2.54%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 691 (10.28%) XML
2 634 (9.43%) .NET
3 583 (8.67%) Web Services
4 580 (8.63%) HTML
5 567 (8.44%) Spring
6 511 (7.60%) Middleware
7 438 (6.52%) CSS
8 419 (6.23%) Oracle Fusion
9 407 (6.06%) AngularJS
10 358 (5.33%) SOAP
11 326 (4.85%) REST
12 254 (3.78%) JSON
13 242 (3.60%) J2EE
14 234 (3.48%) RESTful
15 232 (3.45%) HTML5
16 226 (3.36%) Hibernate
17 201 (2.99%) ASP.NET
18 188 (2.80%) Spring Boot
19 183 (2.72%) React
20 175 (2.60%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 514 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 173 (2.57%) Management Information System
3 156 (2.32%) Data Centre
4 150 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
5 127 (1.89%) Derivative
6 123 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
7 106 (1.58%) Clustering
8 95 (1.41%) User Experience
9 92 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
9 92 (1.37%) Replication
10 91 (1.35%) Fixed Income
11 83 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
12 74 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 73 (1.09%) Data Structures
14 71 (1.06%) Algorithms
15 63 (0.94%) Virtual Team
16 55 (0.82%) Wiki
17 54 (0.80%) Hedge funds
18 51 (0.76%) Reference Data
19 50 (0.74%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,230 (18.30%) Linux
2 1,067 (15.88%) Unix
3 952 (14.16%) Windows
4 315 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 253 (3.76%) Windows Server
6 177 (2.63%) Solaris
7 117 (1.74%) AIX
8 65 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 54 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
10 53 (0.79%) CentOS
11 51 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 36 (0.54%) Windows 7
13 32 (0.48%) Windows 10
14 28 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 26 (0.39%) Ubuntu
16 25 (0.37%) OpenVMS
17 23 (0.34%) Apple iOS
17 23 (0.34%) SUSE
18 16 (0.24%) Android
19 11 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,159 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
2 824 (12.26%) Migration
3 734 (10.92%) DevOps
4 634 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
5 633 (9.42%) TDD
6 603 (8.97%) ERP
7 599 (8.91%) ETL
8 581 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
9 564 (8.39%) Test Automation
10 563 (8.38%) Scrum
11 554 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
12 467 (6.95%) OO
13 396 (5.89%) ITIL
14 393 (5.85%) Project Management
15 378 (5.62%) Data Modelling
16 371 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
17 365 (5.43%) Microservices
18 364 (5.42%) SDLC
19 337 (5.01%) SOA
20 329 (4.90%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,696 (40.11%) SQL
2 1,912 (28.45%) Java
3 871 (12.96%) PL/SQL
4 647 (9.63%) JavaScript
5 609 (9.06%) C#
6 591 (8.79%) Python
7 421 (6.26%) Shell Script
8 257 (3.82%) Java 8
9 250 (3.72%) Perl
10 233 (3.47%) PowerShell
11 197 (2.93%) T-SQL
12 155 (2.31%) Bash Shell
13 138 (2.05%) C++
14 130 (1.93%) Scala
15 114 (1.70%) PHP
16 109 (1.62%) Ruby
17 105 (1.56%) C
18 101 (1.50%) VBA
19 82 (1.22%) Korn
20 71 (1.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 932 (13.87%) Security Cleared
2 725 (10.79%) SC Cleared
3 288 (4.29%) Degree
4 172 (2.56%) ISEB
5 162 (2.41%) ISTQB
6 153 (2.28%) DV Cleared
7 112 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 83 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 69 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
10 54 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
11 53 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
12 49 (0.73%) CISSP
13 43 (0.64%) CCNA
14 40 (0.60%) CISM
15 38 (0.57%) MCSE
16 37 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
17 33 (0.49%) AWS Certification
18 29 (0.43%) Master's Degree
19 26 (0.39%) CCNP
20 25 (0.37%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 320 (4.76%) QA
2 153 (2.28%) Data Quality
3 81 (1.21%) GDPR
4 60 (0.89%) SLA
5 53 (0.79%) PMO
6 38 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 27 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 26 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 23 (0.34%) IFRS
10 15 (0.22%) Basel III
11 14 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
11 14 (0.21%) FINRA
12 11 (0.16%) ISO 9001
13 9 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
13 9 (0.13%) ISO 22301
13 9 (0.13%) ISO 31000
13 9 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 8 (0.12%) COBIT
14 8 (0.12%) IFRS 9
15 7 (0.10%) GAAP
System Software
1 377 (5.61%) Docker
2 227 (3.38%) Active Directory
3 210 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 158 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
5 67 (1.00%) HDFS
6 57 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
7 45 (0.67%) vSphere
8 39 (0.58%) XenApp
9 35 (0.52%) Apache Flume
10 34 (0.51%) Hyper-V
11 32 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
12 26 (0.39%) NFS
13 25 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
13 25 (0.37%) XenDesktop
14 16 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
15 14 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 12 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 11 (0.16%) Xen
18 10 (0.15%) ISA Server
19 8 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 475 (7.07%) Ansible
2 413 (6.14%) Puppet
3 313 (4.66%) Opscode Chef
4 174 (2.59%) Kubernetes
5 99 (1.47%) Terraform
6 94 (1.40%) Data Guard
7 81 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
8 64 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 56 (0.83%) SCCM
10 42 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
11 41 (0.61%) ZABBIX
12 39 (0.58%) Nagios
12 39 (0.58%) vCenter Server
13 38 (0.57%) Kibana
14 37 (0.55%) Control-M
15 35 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
16 34 (0.51%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
16 34 (0.51%) NetBackup
17 30 (0.45%) logstash
18 29 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 802 (11.93%) Microsoft
2 528 (7.86%) SAP
3 328 (4.88%) VMware
4 312 (4.64%) IBM
5 299 (4.45%) Red Hat
6 165 (2.45%) Google
7 157 (2.34%) Informatica
8 138 (2.05%) Cisco
9 133 (1.98%) Citrix
10 129 (1.92%) Sybase
11 119 (1.77%) Talend
12 113 (1.68%) webMethods
13 101 (1.50%) HP
13 101 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
14 97 (1.44%) Cloudera
15 93 (1.38%) Tableau
16 92 (1.37%) Hyperion
17 71 (1.06%) Pega
18 70 (1.04%) Teradata
19 67 (1.00%) Atlassian