Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 23 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9 -1
Contract jobs citing Oracle 7,332 7,173 8,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.96% 6.94% 8.29%
As % of the Vendors category 16.49% 16.41% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,648 4,439 5,129
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £323 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 80 126
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +6.21% -2.62%
10th Percentile £18.35 £15.31 £13.38
90th Percentile £60.69 £53.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year - +8.11% -1.33%

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 44,470 43,721 46,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.23% 42.31% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,647 27,353 28,595
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
10th Percentile £255 £234 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,639 1,410 1,704
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.56 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.40 £45.00 £45.75
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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 6,511 £483 +7.22% 1,172
UK excluding London -6 4,215 £430 +1.18% 870
London -1 2,894 £525 +5.00% 417
South East -7 1,331 £450 +1.12% 216
North of England -10 754 £425 +6.25% 191
Midlands -6 632 £425 - 155
Scotland +7 466 £425 +6.25% 80
East of England +1 451 £500 +11.11% 88
West Midlands -2 421 £425 -5.56% 82
South West +2 405 £425 +2.72% 107
North West -6 368 £420 -1.18% 93
Yorkshire -2 276 £425 +3.03% 77
East Midlands -5 208 £425 +13.33% 73
Wales +16 123 £420 +12.00% 29
North East -19 109 £413 +10.00% 21
Northern Ireland +9 54 £412 -2.44% 5
Isle of Man 0 4 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 3,000 (40.92%) SQL
2 2,318 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
3 2,142 (29.21%) Java
4 2,069 (28.22%) Finance
5 1,516 (20.68%) SQL Server
6 1,303 (17.77%) Linux
7 1,276 (17.40%) Oracle Database
8 1,202 (16.39%) Unix
9 1,074 (14.65%) Windows
10 959 (13.08%) PL/SQL
11 927 (12.64%) Security Cleared
12 907 (12.37%) Migration
13 863 (11.77%) Amazon AWS
14 856 (11.67%) Microsoft
15 846 (11.54%) XML
16 813 (11.09%) MySQL
17 781 (10.65%) DevOps
18 732 (9.98%) SC Cleared
19 728 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
20 718 (9.79%) TDD
21 710 (9.68%) JavaScript
22 692 (9.44%) Relational Database
23 678 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
24 662 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
25 660 (9.00%) Web Services
26 659 (8.99%) Python
27 654 (8.92%) .NET
28 650 (8.87%) WebLogic
29 647 (8.82%) Test Automation
30 645 (8.80%) ETL

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
1 650 (8.87%) WebLogic
2 403 (5.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 385 (5.25%) WebSphere
4 361 (4.92%) Tomcat
5 293 (4.00%) Confluence
6 263 (3.59%) Apache
7 199 (2.71%) OpenStack
8 186 (2.54%) Oracle Service Bus
9 155 (2.11%) JBoss
10 140 (1.91%) Apache Spark
11 123 (1.68%) SAS
11 123 (1.68%) SharePoint
12 121 (1.65%) IIS
13 111 (1.51%) Oracle Workflow
14 80 (1.09%) CMS
14 80 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
15 79 (1.08%) Mule
16 54 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
17 49 (0.67%) MS Exchange
18 47 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 341 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 167 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
3 100 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 77 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 46 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 22 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.095%) SPSS
8 6 (0.082%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.068%) Windchill
10 4 (0.055%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.041%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.027%) HipChat
13 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.014%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.014%) CATIA
13 1 (0.014%) InVision
13 1 (0.014%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 360 (4.91%) Oracle EBS
2 300 (4.09%) Oracle EBS R12
3 184 (2.51%) Oracle ERP
4 161 (2.20%) Oracle Financials
5 148 (2.02%) Oracle Payables
6 138 (1.88%) Oracle Receivables
7 108 (1.47%) Oracle General Ledger
8 88 (1.20%) Oracle Retail
9 85 (1.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 83 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
10 83 (1.13%) Oracle BPM
11 65 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
11 65 (0.89%) Oracle Cash Management
12 63 (0.86%) Oracle Assets
13 59 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
14 32 (0.44%) NetSuite
14 32 (0.44%) Oracle Internet Expenses
15 30 (0.41%) Oracle FAH
15 30 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
16 29 (0.40%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 863 (11.77%) Amazon AWS
2 728 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 160 (2.18%) PaaS
4 152 (2.07%) GitHub
5 146 (1.99%) SaaS
6 139 (1.90%) IaaS
7 90 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
8 89 (1.21%) OpenShift
9 88 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
10 81 (1.10%) Amazon S3
11 79 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 69 (0.94%) Office 365
13 59 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
14 51 (0.70%) Boomi
14 51 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
15 40 (0.55%) Serverless
16 34 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
17 31 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
18 30 (0.41%) Apigee
19 28 (0.38%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 209 (2.85%) Firewall
2 142 (1.94%) SAN
3 118 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 89 (1.21%) Internet
5 83 (1.13%) VPN
6 82 (1.12%) DNS
7 80 (1.09%) HTTP
7 80 (1.09%) LAN
8 72 (0.98%) WAN
9 43 (0.59%) NAS
10 36 (0.49%) SSL
11 35 (0.48%) FTP
12 32 (0.44%) Network Security
13 30 (0.41%) Ethernet
13 30 (0.41%) MPLS
13 30 (0.41%) SSH
13 30 (0.41%) Wireless
14 24 (0.33%) DHCP
15 23 (0.31%) Kerberos
15 23 (0.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,516 (20.68%) SQL Server
2 1,276 (17.40%) Oracle Database
3 813 (11.09%) MySQL
4 692 (9.44%) Relational Database
5 556 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
6 482 (6.57%) NoSQL
7 460 (6.27%) Data Warehouse
8 448 (6.11%) Oracle Reports
9 424 (5.78%) RDBMS
10 395 (5.39%) MongoDB
11 368 (5.02%) Oracle Database 12c
12 328 (4.47%) Oracle Database 11g
13 290 (3.96%) Hadoop
14 255 (3.48%) Big Data
15 252 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 217 (2.96%) DB2
17 147 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
18 143 (1.95%) Oracle BI EE
19 139 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
20 135 (1.84%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 616 (8.40%) Jenkins
2 601 (8.20%) JIRA
3 600 (8.18%) Git (software)
4 298 (4.06%) Maven
5 248 (3.38%) Subversion
6 237 (3.23%) Selenium
7 199 (2.71%) NUnit
8 186 (2.54%) MSTest
9 172 (2.35%) Cucumber
10 169 (2.30%) JUnit
11 163 (2.22%) SoapUI
12 154 (2.10%) Oracle Forms
13 146 (1.99%) Toad
14 137 (1.87%) GitLab
15 119 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
16 118 (1.61%) Bitbucket
17 112 (1.53%) Visual Studio
18 111 (1.51%) Artifactory
19 98 (1.34%) JMeter
20 89 (1.21%) TeamCity
General
1 2,069 (28.22%) Finance
2 620 (8.46%) Banking
3 346 (4.72%) Retail
4 198 (2.70%) Front Office
5 193 (2.63%) Investment Banking
6 178 (2.43%) Marketing
7 166 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 152 (2.07%) Manufacturing
9 107 (1.46%) General Ledger
10 100 (1.36%) Back Office
11 97 (1.32%) Financial Institution
12 77 (1.05%) Electronics
13 68 (0.93%) Billing
14 51 (0.70%) Legal
15 42 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
16 35 (0.48%) Publishing
17 33 (0.45%) Law
18 20 (0.27%) French Language
19 16 (0.22%) Games
20 15 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,629 (35.86%) Developer
2 939 (12.81%) Analyst
3 868 (11.84%) Java Developer
4 683 (9.32%) Architect
5 610 (8.32%) Consultant
6 467 (6.37%) Oracle Developer
7 338 (4.61%) Oracle Consultant
8 323 (4.41%) Senior Developer
9 314 (4.28%) DBA
10 258 (3.52%) SQL Developer
11 251 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
12 239 (3.26%) Business Analyst
13 232 (3.16%) Project Manager
14 230 (3.14%) .NET Developer
15 218 (2.97%) C# Developer
15 218 (2.97%) Test Analyst
16 216 (2.95%) Oracle DBA
17 211 (2.88%) Oracle Analyst
18 200 (2.73%) Administrator
19 198 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 846 (11.54%) XML
2 660 (9.00%) Web Services
3 654 (8.92%) .NET
4 633 (8.63%) HTML
5 598 (8.16%) Spring
6 586 (7.99%) Middleware
7 496 (6.76%) CSS
8 464 (6.33%) Oracle Fusion
9 449 (6.12%) AngularJS
10 437 (5.96%) SOAP
11 389 (5.31%) REST
12 291 (3.97%) JSON
13 286 (3.90%) J2EE
14 253 (3.45%) Hibernate
15 245 (3.34%) HTML5
16 234 (3.19%) RESTful
17 226 (3.08%) ASP.NET
18 200 (2.73%) Spring Boot
19 189 (2.58%) Node.js
20 187 (2.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 558 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
2 190 (2.59%) Management Information System
3 172 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
4 166 (2.26%) Data Centre
5 164 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
6 137 (1.87%) Derivative
7 125 (1.70%) Clustering
8 101 (1.38%) Fixed Income
9 97 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 97 (1.32%) User Experience
10 88 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 80 (1.09%) Algorithms
12 78 (1.06%) Replication
13 72 (0.98%) Data Structures
14 68 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
14 68 (0.93%) Virtual Team
15 66 (0.90%) Mainframe
15 66 (0.90%) Wiki
16 55 (0.75%) Reference Data
17 54 (0.74%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,303 (17.77%) Linux
2 1,202 (16.39%) Unix
3 1,074 (14.65%) Windows
4 334 (4.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 300 (4.09%) Windows Server
6 202 (2.76%) Solaris
7 142 (1.94%) AIX
8 71 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 58 (0.79%) CentOS
9 58 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 49 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
11 40 (0.55%) Windows 7
12 36 (0.49%) Windows 10
13 35 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 33 (0.45%) OpenVMS
15 29 (0.40%) SUSE
16 21 (0.29%) Ubuntu
17 20 (0.27%) Apple iOS
17 20 (0.27%) Windows XP
18 19 (0.26%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,318 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
2 907 (12.37%) Migration
3 781 (10.65%) DevOps
4 718 (9.79%) TDD
5 678 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
6 662 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
7 647 (8.82%) Test Automation
8 645 (8.80%) ETL
9 639 (8.72%) Scrum
10 617 (8.42%) ERP
11 612 (8.35%) Problem-Solving
12 501 (6.83%) OO
13 426 (5.81%) Project Management
14 420 (5.73%) SDLC
15 411 (5.61%) SOA
16 407 (5.55%) Microservices
16 407 (5.55%) Stakeholder Management
17 400 (5.46%) Data Modelling
18 394 (5.37%) ITIL
19 345 (4.71%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3,000 (40.92%) SQL
2 2,142 (29.21%) Java
3 959 (13.08%) PL/SQL
4 710 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 659 (8.99%) Python
6 629 (8.58%) C#
7 482 (6.57%) Shell Script
8 307 (4.19%) Perl
9 269 (3.67%) PowerShell
10 265 (3.61%) Java 8
11 189 (2.58%) T-SQL
12 186 (2.54%) Bash Shell
13 167 (2.28%) C++
14 134 (1.83%) PHP
15 125 (1.70%) Scala
16 123 (1.68%) Ruby
17 120 (1.64%) C
18 96 (1.31%) Korn
19 80 (1.09%) VBA
20 77 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 927 (12.64%) Security Cleared
2 732 (9.98%) SC Cleared
3 344 (4.69%) Degree
4 234 (3.19%) ISEB
5 217 (2.96%) ISTQB
6 168 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 145 (1.98%) DV Cleared
8 82 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
9 67 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
10 57 (0.78%) CISSP
11 55 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
12 53 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
13 48 (0.65%) CISM
14 43 (0.59%) CCNA
15 37 (0.50%) MCSE
16 34 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
17 33 (0.45%) Master's Degree
18 30 (0.41%) AWS Certification
19 28 (0.38%) MCSA
20 27 (0.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 346 (4.72%) QA
2 178 (2.43%) Data Quality
3 91 (1.24%) GDPR
4 79 (1.08%) SLA
5 65 (0.89%) PMO
6 26 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 26 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 22 (0.30%) IFRS
8 21 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 19 (0.26%) FINRA
10 15 (0.20%) Basel III
11 14 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 13 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
13 12 (0.16%) MiFID
14 9 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
14 9 (0.12%) ISO 22301
14 9 (0.12%) ISO 31000
14 9 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 9 (0.12%) WCAG
15 7 (0.095%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 386 (5.26%) Docker
2 234 (3.19%) Active Directory
3 231 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 158 (2.15%) Oracle RAC
5 74 (1.01%) HDFS
6 64 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
7 54 (0.74%) Hyper-V
8 53 (0.72%) XenApp
9 43 (0.59%) Apache Flume
10 41 (0.56%) vSphere
11 40 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
12 37 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
13 32 (0.44%) NFS
14 28 (0.38%) XenDesktop
15 22 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
16 17 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 16 (0.22%) Xen
18 14 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 11 (0.15%) ISA Server
19 11 (0.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 532 (7.26%) Ansible
2 462 (6.30%) Puppet
3 367 (5.01%) Opscode Chef
4 172 (2.35%) Kubernetes
5 115 (1.57%) Terraform
6 112 (1.53%) Data Guard
7 88 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
8 61 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 61 (0.83%) SCCM
9 48 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
10 43 (0.59%) Kibana
11 42 (0.57%) Nagios
11 42 (0.57%) NetBackup
11 42 (0.57%) ZABBIX
12 40 (0.55%) logstash
13 37 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
14 36 (0.49%) Control-M
14 36 (0.49%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 36 (0.49%) SCOM
14 36 (0.49%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 856 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 574 (7.83%) SAP
3 377 (5.14%) IBM
4 356 (4.86%) VMware
5 315 (4.30%) Red Hat
6 189 (2.58%) Informatica
7 163 (2.22%) webMethods
8 151 (2.06%) Citrix
8 151 (2.06%) Sybase
9 146 (1.99%) Cisco
9 146 (1.99%) Talend
10 145 (1.98%) Google
11 138 (1.88%) HP
12 113 (1.54%) Hyperion
13 108 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
14 102 (1.39%) Cloudera
15 97 (1.32%) Tableau
16 85 (1.16%) Teradata
17 73 (1.00%) Atlassian
17 73 (1.00%) TIBCO