Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 16 14
Rank change year-on-year -13 -2 -4
Contract jobs citing Oracle 6,545 7,260 9,322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.50% 8.06% 8.83%
As % of the Vendors category 15.59% 18.20% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,159 4,426 5,730
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +4.53% +1.29%
10th Percentile £313 £307 £300
90th Percentile £625 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 103 164
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £39.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.54% +9.94%
10th Percentile £13.35 £14.20 £13.50
90th Percentile £61.35 £50.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.88% +9.01%

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 41,977 39,881 46,366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.70% 44.27% 43.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,202 24,484 28,129
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,467 1,404 1,638
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.99 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.65% -5.61% +7.46%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -14 5,836 £475 +5.56% 1,291
UK excluding London -9 3,869 £435 +4.82% 913
London -15 2,462 £500 - 488
South East -3 1,444 £450 +2.86% 319
North of England -12 711 £425 +9.68% 209
Midlands -9 574 £450 +9.09% 106
Scotland +5 411 £400 +6.67% 90
East of England +1 370 £475 +9.20% 88
North West -11 356 £400 - 96
West Midlands -1 338 £475 +11.76% 54
Yorkshire -14 251 £425 +14.86% 85
South West -26 226 £425 -2.86% 80
East Midlands -8 225 £416 +4.06% 51
North East -6 105 £400 +10.34% 28
Northern Ireland +7 74 £431 +10.16% 7
Wales -22 71 £375 - 14
Isle of Man -2 3 £400 -

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 2,585 (39.50%) SQL
2 1,942 (29.67%) Finance
3 1,808 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
4 1,769 (27.03%) Java
5 1,290 (19.71%) Oracle Database
6 1,276 (19.50%) Linux
7 1,207 (18.44%) SQL Server
8 1,070 (16.35%) Unix
9 966 (14.76%) PL/SQL
10 803 (12.27%) Web Services
11 766 (11.70%) Relational Database
12 752 (11.49%) Microsoft
13 737 (11.26%) Windows
14 681 (10.40%) JavaScript
15 675 (10.31%) Python
16 657 (10.04%) Migration
17 656 (10.02%) XML
18 616 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
19 612 (9.35%) Git (software)
20 611 (9.34%) Business Intelligence
21 608 (9.29%) Banking
22 604 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
23 603 (9.21%) Jenkins
24 595 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
25 593 (9.06%) .NET
26 591 (9.03%) Security Cleared
27 561 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
27 561 (8.57%) Scrum
28 549 (8.39%) ETL
29 533 (8.14%) HTML

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
1 468 (7.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 380 (5.81%) WebLogic
3 331 (5.06%) WebSphere
4 311 (4.75%) Tomcat
5 239 (3.65%) Apache
6 201 (3.07%) Confluence
7 166 (2.54%) Apache Spark
8 161 (2.46%) JBoss
9 140 (2.14%) Oracle Service Bus
10 126 (1.93%) OpenStack
11 118 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
12 101 (1.54%) SharePoint
13 97 (1.48%) SAS
14 87 (1.33%) IIS
15 67 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
16 66 (1.01%) Mule
17 54 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
18 52 (0.79%) CMS
19 47 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
20 46 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 292 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 103 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
3 77 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 61 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 44 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 30 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.18%) SPSS
8 10 (0.15%) Stata
9 8 (0.12%) HipChat
10 7 (0.11%) Windchill
11 5 (0.076%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.076%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.046%) CATIA
13 2 (0.031%) Pipeline Pilot
14 1 (0.015%) Autodesk Inventor
14 1 (0.015%) Camtasia
14 1 (0.015%) EngageOne
14 1 (0.015%) Mingle
14 1 (0.015%) Notepad++
14 1 (0.015%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 387 (5.91%) Oracle EBS
2 264 (4.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 149 (2.28%) Oracle Payables
4 130 (1.99%) Oracle Receivables
5 122 (1.86%) Oracle Financials
6 108 (1.65%) Oracle ERP
7 107 (1.63%) Oracle Applications
8 101 (1.54%) Oracle General Ledger
9 72 (1.10%) Oracle Assets
10 65 (0.99%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 63 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
12 50 (0.76%) Oracle Cash Management
13 46 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
14 43 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
14 43 (0.66%) Oracle iProcurement
15 37 (0.57%) Oracle Retail
16 35 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
17 33 (0.50%) HFM
17 33 (0.50%) NetSuite
17 33 (0.50%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 595 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 511 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (1.71%) PaaS
4 95 (1.45%) SaaS
5 68 (1.04%) IaaS
6 59 (0.90%) GitHub
7 56 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
8 50 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
9 44 (0.67%) OpenShift
10 41 (0.63%) Office 365
11 35 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
12 34 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
13 31 (0.47%) Amazon S3
14 29 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 25 (0.38%) Taleo
16 24 (0.37%) Serverless
17 23 (0.35%) Oracle Service Cloud
18 21 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
19 20 (0.31%) Boomi
20 19 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 194 (2.96%) Firewall
2 118 (1.80%) SAN
3 102 (1.56%) TCP/IP
4 78 (1.19%) VPN
5 76 (1.16%) HTTP
6 74 (1.13%) Internet
6 74 (1.13%) WAN
7 63 (0.96%) SMS
8 57 (0.87%) FTP
9 56 (0.86%) DNS
10 47 (0.72%) Wireless
11 43 (0.66%) LAN
12 42 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
13 41 (0.63%) SSL
14 35 (0.53%) NAS
15 34 (0.52%) WinSCP
16 31 (0.47%) VLAN
17 30 (0.46%) Network Security
17 30 (0.46%) PuTTY
18 24 (0.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,290 (19.71%) Oracle Database
2 1,207 (18.44%) SQL Server
3 766 (11.70%) Relational Database
4 519 (7.93%) Data Warehouse
5 510 (7.79%) MySQL
6 456 (6.97%) Oracle Database 11g
7 445 (6.80%) PostgreSQL
8 366 (5.59%) Oracle Reports
9 342 (5.23%) RDBMS
10 288 (4.40%) NoSQL
11 277 (4.23%) Big Data
12 266 (4.06%) Hadoop
12 266 (4.06%) Oracle Database 12c
13 240 (3.67%) MongoDB
14 237 (3.62%) DB2
15 183 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
16 179 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 170 (2.60%) Oracle BI EE
18 136 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
19 113 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 612 (9.35%) Git (software)
2 603 (9.21%) Jenkins
3 456 (6.97%) JIRA
4 324 (4.95%) Maven
5 228 (3.48%) Subversion
6 223 (3.41%) Selenium
7 198 (3.03%) JUnit
8 144 (2.20%) Cucumber
9 133 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
10 128 (1.96%) Ant
11 126 (1.93%) Oracle APEX
12 122 (1.86%) Eclipse
13 116 (1.77%) Gradle
13 116 (1.77%) TeamCity
14 110 (1.68%) Oracle Forms
15 109 (1.67%) SoapUI
16 105 (1.60%) NUnit
17 97 (1.48%) Mockito
18 81 (1.24%) Visual Studio
19 80 (1.22%) MSTest
General
1 1,942 (29.67%) Finance
2 608 (9.29%) Banking
3 253 (3.87%) Retail
4 179 (2.73%) Front Office
5 171 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 162 (2.48%) Investment Banking
7 149 (2.28%) Manufacturing
8 130 (1.99%) Marketing
9 82 (1.25%) Back Office
10 74 (1.13%) Billing
11 66 (1.01%) Electronics
12 61 (0.93%) General Ledger
13 60 (0.92%) Legal
14 49 (0.75%) Financial Institution
15 42 (0.64%) Retail Banking
16 37 (0.57%) French Language
17 32 (0.49%) Publishing
18 28 (0.43%) German Language
19 23 (0.35%) Advertising
19 23 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 2,264 (34.59%) Developer
2 831 (12.70%) Analyst
3 680 (10.39%) Java Developer
4 651 (9.95%) Architect
5 602 (9.20%) Consultant
6 388 (5.93%) Oracle Developer
7 335 (5.12%) Oracle Consultant
8 319 (4.87%) Senior Developer
9 308 (4.71%) DBA
10 240 (3.67%) Project Manager
11 230 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
12 229 (3.50%) SQL Developer
13 224 (3.42%) .NET Developer
14 222 (3.39%) Oracle DBA
15 218 (3.33%) Business Analyst
16 201 (3.07%) Oracle Analyst
17 200 (3.06%) C# Developer
18 171 (2.61%) Python Developer
19 163 (2.49%) Senior Java Developer
20 153 (2.34%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 803 (12.27%) Web Services
2 656 (10.02%) XML
3 593 (9.06%) .NET
4 533 (8.14%) HTML
4 533 (8.14%) Spring
5 431 (6.59%) REST
6 412 (6.29%) CSS
7 400 (6.11%) SOAP
8 379 (5.79%) Oracle Fusion
9 366 (5.59%) Middleware
10 338 (5.16%) AngularJS
11 313 (4.78%) JSON
12 294 (4.49%) J2EE
13 284 (4.34%) Hibernate
14 269 (4.11%) RESTful
15 201 (3.07%) JMS
16 189 (2.89%) jQuery
17 159 (2.43%) .NET Framework
18 156 (2.38%) Java EE
18 156 (2.38%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 616 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 211 (3.22%) Management Information System
3 196 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
4 160 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 157 (2.40%) Data Centre
6 156 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
7 132 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
8 112 (1.71%) Clustering
9 99 (1.51%) User Experience
10 91 (1.39%) Derivative
11 82 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 73 (1.12%) Replication
13 71 (1.08%) Data Structures
14 68 (1.04%) Fixed Income
15 56 (0.86%) Mobile App
16 54 (0.83%) Hedge funds
16 54 (0.83%) iPad
17 53 (0.81%) Mainframe
18 51 (0.78%) Algorithms
19 48 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,276 (19.50%) Linux
2 1,070 (16.35%) Unix
3 737 (11.26%) Windows
4 246 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 230 (3.51%) Windows Server
6 193 (2.95%) Solaris
7 165 (2.52%) AIX
8 78 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 68 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 65 (0.99%) CentOS
11 41 (0.63%) Android
12 40 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
13 39 (0.60%) Apple iOS
14 36 (0.55%) HPUX
15 33 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 32 (0.49%) Windows 7
17 23 (0.35%) Windows 10
18 22 (0.34%) Ubuntu
19 17 (0.26%) Windows Vista
20 15 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,808 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
2 657 (10.04%) Migration
3 611 (9.34%) Business Intelligence
4 604 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
5 561 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
5 561 (8.57%) Scrum
6 549 (8.39%) ETL
7 526 (8.04%) DevOps
8 512 (7.82%) TDD
9 486 (7.43%) SOA
10 463 (7.07%) ERP
11 437 (6.68%) Test Automation
12 401 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 398 (6.08%) SDLC
14 392 (5.99%) Data Modelling
15 380 (5.81%) OO
16 372 (5.68%) Project Management
17 327 (5.00%) Data Migration
18 318 (4.86%) Analytics
19 298 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2,585 (39.50%) SQL
2 1,769 (27.03%) Java
3 966 (14.76%) PL/SQL
4 681 (10.40%) JavaScript
5 675 (10.31%) Python
6 516 (7.88%) C#
7 363 (5.55%) Shell Script
8 228 (3.48%) Perl
9 221 (3.38%) Java 8
10 195 (2.98%) C++
11 180 (2.75%) PowerShell
12 179 (2.73%) Bash Shell
13 134 (2.05%) C
14 133 (2.03%) Scala
15 130 (1.99%) VBA
16 115 (1.76%) Ruby
17 111 (1.70%) T-SQL
18 98 (1.50%) XPath
19 97 (1.48%) PHP
20 84 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 591 (9.03%) Security Cleared
2 428 (6.54%) SC Cleared
3 331 (5.06%) Degree
4 100 (1.53%) DV Cleared
5 88 (1.34%) ISEB
6 71 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 56 (0.86%) ISTQB
7 56 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 54 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
9 51 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
10 35 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
11 34 (0.52%) CISSP
12 32 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
12 32 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
13 27 (0.41%) Master's Degree
14 25 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (0.37%) CCNP
16 23 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 22 (0.34%) CCNA
17 22 (0.34%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (3.32%) QA
2 188 (2.87%) Data Quality
3 96 (1.47%) GDPR
4 83 (1.27%) SLA
5 65 (0.99%) PMO
6 43 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 28 (0.43%) MiFID
8 19 (0.29%) IFRS
8 19 (0.29%) SEPA
9 18 (0.28%) GCP
10 17 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 16 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
12 13 (0.20%) IFRS 9
13 12 (0.18%) COBIT
13 12 (0.18%) PCI DSS
14 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 19770
15 7 (0.11%) FINREP
16 6 (0.092%) Basel II
16 6 (0.092%) ISO 9001
16 6 (0.092%) PSD2
System Software
1 220 (3.36%) Docker
2 158 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 146 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 86 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
5 62 (0.95%) vSphere
6 55 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
7 46 (0.70%) Hyper-V
8 43 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (0.41%) NFS
10 26 (0.40%) HDFS
11 22 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 22 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
12 21 (0.32%) VirtualBox
13 18 (0.28%) Apache Flume
13 18 (0.28%) Xen
14 17 (0.26%) KVM
15 13 (0.20%) Oracle Clusterware
16 12 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 12 (0.18%) XenDesktop
17 9 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 326 (4.98%) Ansible
2 311 (4.75%) Puppet
3 263 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
4 90 (1.38%) HP ALM
5 89 (1.36%) Terraform
6 78 (1.19%) Data Guard
7 74 (1.13%) Kubernetes
8 70 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
9 48 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 45 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
11 44 (0.67%) Control-M
12 40 (0.61%) Tivoli
13 36 (0.55%) FortiGate
13 36 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
14 32 (0.49%) BladeLogic
14 32 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 30 (0.46%) SCCM
16 29 (0.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
16 29 (0.44%) NetBackup
17 26 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 752 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 457 (6.98%) SAP
3 369 (5.64%) IBM
4 256 (3.91%) Red Hat
5 241 (3.68%) VMware
6 217 (3.32%) HP
7 204 (3.12%) Informatica
8 133 (2.03%) Tableau
9 131 (2.00%) Sybase
10 121 (1.85%) Cisco
11 115 (1.76%) Hyperion
12 107 (1.63%) Talend
13 105 (1.60%) Teradata
14 100 (1.53%) TIBCO
15 95 (1.45%) Citrix
16 86 (1.31%) Cognos
16 86 (1.31%) Google
17 84 (1.28%) webMethods
18 82 (1.25%) Siebel
19 78 (1.19%) Salesforce.com