Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 13 14
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 -6
Contract jobs citing Oracle 6998 9242 9975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.04% 8.67% 8.81%
As % of the Vendors category 16.41% 19.28% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4369 5701 5985
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £310 £295 £290
90th Percentile £615 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 123 120
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £32.66 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.90% -6.70% -2.78%
10th Percentile £15.77 £12.25 £16.18
90th Percentile £45.85 £45.95 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +19.40% -9.46% +5.71%

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 42654 47935 49288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.92% 44.99% 43.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26328 29331 29014
UK median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £243 £240 £225
90th Percentile £619 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1386 1718 2165
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.43
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.93 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -0.41% - +3.03%

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 -8 6287 £450 +5.88% 764
UK excluding London -4 4090 £425 +6.25% 468
London -15 2686 £500 +5.26% 344
South East -2 1364 £438 +4.79% 129
North of England -9 785 £400 +3.23% 127
Midlands -5 616 £420 +5.00% 69
East of England -1 455 £450 +7.78% 56
North West -15 376 £435 +8.75% 73
Scotland 0 370 £400 +14.29% 38
West Midlands -3 338 £450 +12.50% 46
South West -11 322 £400 - 37
East Midlands -3 261 £393 -7.65% 22
Yorkshire -10 227 £400 -5.88% 45
North East +7 187 £364 +11.92% 9
Northern Ireland -6 115 £420 +115.38% 8
Wales -6 70 £375 -16.43% 4
Isle of Man 0 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Oracle also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Oracle.

1 2755 (39.37%) SQL
2 2072 (29.61%) Java
3 2009 (28.71%) Finance
4 1937 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
5 1501 (21.45%) Linux
6 1331 (19.02%) Oracle Database
7 1296 (18.52%) Unix
8 1221 (17.45%) SQL Server
9 899 (12.85%) PL/SQL
10 817 (11.67%) Web Services
11 807 (11.53%) Relational Database
12 805 (11.50%) Windows
13 754 (10.77%) JavaScript
14 735 (10.50%) XML
15 684 (9.77%) TDD
16 683 (9.76%) Banking
17 679 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
18 670 (9.57%) Microsoft
19 652 (9.32%) Migration
20 650 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
21 645 (9.22%) Scrum
22 641 (9.16%) Spring
23 636 (9.09%) Security Cleared
24 611 (8.73%) .NET
25 594 (8.49%) HTML
25 594 (8.49%) Jenkins
26 592 (8.46%) C#
27 572 (8.17%) DevOps
28 571 (8.16%) SAP
29 568 (8.12%) Continuous Integration

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
1 529 (7.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 517 (7.39%) WebLogic
3 399 (5.70%) Tomcat
4 378 (5.40%) WebSphere
5 357 (5.10%) JBoss
6 276 (3.94%) Apache
7 259 (3.70%) Confluence
8 138 (1.97%) OpenStack
8 138 (1.97%) Oracle Service Bus
9 131 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
10 121 (1.73%) Apache Spark
11 119 (1.70%) SAS
12 114 (1.63%) IIS
13 102 (1.46%) Mule
14 95 (1.36%) SharePoint
15 84 (1.20%) CMS
16 76 (1.09%) Oracle Application Server
17 68 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
18 66 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
19 64 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 228 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 134 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
3 69 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 63 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 36 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.20%) HipChat
9 5 (0.071%) SPSS
9 5 (0.071%) Stata
10 2 (0.029%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.029%) FileZilla
10 2 (0.029%) Simulink
11 1 (0.014%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.014%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.014%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.014%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.014%) Snagit
11 1 (0.014%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 374 (5.34%) Oracle EBS
2 290 (4.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 145 (2.07%) Oracle Financials
4 143 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
5 134 (1.91%) Oracle Receivables
6 128 (1.83%) Oracle Payables
7 105 (1.50%) Oracle ERP
8 98 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
9 86 (1.23%) Oracle Retail
10 82 (1.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 67 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
12 61 (0.87%) Oracle Assets
13 53 (0.76%) SAP ERP
14 52 (0.74%) Oracle iProcurement
15 48 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
16 38 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
16 38 (0.54%) Maximo
17 36 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
17 36 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
18 33 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 459 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 296 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (1.29%) SaaS
4 73 (1.04%) GitHub
5 71 (1.01%) PaaS
6 67 (0.96%) IaaS
7 63 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 42 (0.60%) Taleo
9 40 (0.57%) npm
10 38 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
11 36 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
12 29 (0.41%) Office 365
13 27 (0.39%) Amazon S3
13 27 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
14 26 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
15 23 (0.33%) Oracle Service Cloud
16 22 (0.31%) OpenShift
17 21 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
18 17 (0.24%) Google Analytics
18 17 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 294 (4.20%) Firewall
2 222 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 198 (2.83%) LDAP
4 173 (2.47%) SAN
5 147 (2.10%) DNS
6 139 (1.99%) Internet
7 96 (1.37%) HTTP
8 83 (1.19%) WAN
9 73 (1.04%) SSL
10 63 (0.90%) LAN
11 60 (0.86%) VPN
12 56 (0.80%) DHCP
12 56 (0.80%) SMS
13 53 (0.76%) NAS
14 45 (0.64%) SSH
15 32 (0.46%) Wireless
16 27 (0.39%) Network Security
17 26 (0.37%) Kerberos
17 26 (0.37%) OpenLDAP
18 25 (0.36%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1331 (19.02%) Oracle Database
2 1221 (17.45%) SQL Server
3 807 (11.53%) Relational Database
4 518 (7.40%) MySQL
5 473 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
6 434 (6.20%) RDBMS
7 384 (5.49%) Oracle Reports
8 355 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
9 350 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 319 (4.56%) NoSQL
11 295 (4.22%) DB2
12 286 (4.09%) MongoDB
13 257 (3.67%) Hadoop
14 244 (3.49%) Oracle Database 12c
15 236 (3.37%) Big Data
16 221 (3.16%) Oracle BI EE
17 166 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 146 (2.09%) BusinessObjects
19 144 (2.06%) Oracle ODI
20 137 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 594 (8.49%) Jenkins
2 546 (7.80%) Git (software)
3 454 (6.49%) JIRA
4 436 (6.23%) Maven
5 329 (4.70%) Subversion
6 270 (3.86%) JUnit
7 215 (3.07%) Selenium
8 164 (2.34%) Eclipse
9 155 (2.21%) Sonatype Nexus
10 150 (2.14%) Oracle Forms
11 140 (2.00%) TeamCity
12 135 (1.93%) Cucumber
13 130 (1.86%) Ant
14 107 (1.53%) Visual Studio
15 105 (1.50%) NUnit
16 103 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
17 99 (1.41%) Mockito
17 99 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
18 94 (1.34%) Gradle
19 91 (1.30%) SoapUI
General
1 2009 (28.71%) Finance
2 683 (9.76%) Banking
3 404 (5.77%) Retail
4 257 (3.67%) Telecoms
5 250 (3.57%) Front Office
6 229 (3.27%) Marketing
7 202 (2.89%) Manufacturing
8 189 (2.70%) Investment Banking
9 122 (1.74%) Electronics
10 118 (1.69%) Financial Institution
11 67 (0.96%) Games
12 66 (0.94%) Billing
13 63 (0.90%) General Ledger
14 59 (0.84%) Back Office
15 56 (0.80%) Legal
16 55 (0.79%) Publishing
17 26 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
18 25 (0.36%) Law
19 23 (0.33%) Advertising
20 22 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2430 (34.72%) Developer
2 932 (13.32%) Analyst
3 840 (12.00%) Java Developer
4 600 (8.57%) Consultant
5 595 (8.50%) Architect
6 474 (6.77%) Oracle Developer
7 316 (4.52%) DBA
8 300 (4.29%) Oracle Consultant
9 297 (4.24%) Senior Developer
10 270 (3.86%) Administrator
11 259 (3.70%) Business Analyst
12 249 (3.56%) Oracle DBA
13 244 (3.49%) SQL Developer
14 241 (3.44%) C# Developer
15 217 (3.10%) .NET Developer
16 208 (2.97%) Project Manager
17 189 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
18 185 (2.64%) Oracle Analyst
19 178 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
20 149 (2.13%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 817 (11.67%) Web Services
2 735 (10.50%) XML
3 641 (9.16%) Spring
4 611 (8.73%) .NET
5 594 (8.49%) HTML
6 480 (6.86%) CSS
7 447 (6.39%) J2EE
8 401 (5.73%) Middleware
9 397 (5.67%) Hibernate
10 395 (5.64%) REST
11 368 (5.26%) AngularJS
12 359 (5.13%) SOAP
13 336 (4.80%) RESTful
14 307 (4.39%) JSON
15 300 (4.29%) Oracle Fusion
16 238 (3.40%) jQuery
17 226 (3.23%) JMS
18 198 (2.83%) XSLT
19 189 (2.70%) HTML5
20 166 (2.37%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 650 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
2 196 (2.80%) Computer Science
3 187 (2.67%) Data Centre
4 180 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
5 171 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 149 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 146 (2.09%) Clustering
7 146 (2.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 135 (1.93%) Fixed Income
9 128 (1.83%) Derivative
10 99 (1.41%) Virtual Team
11 95 (1.36%) Equities
12 90 (1.29%) User Experience
13 70 (1.00%) Data Structures
14 67 (0.96%) iPad
15 62 (0.89%) Replication
16 60 (0.86%) N-Tier
17 58 (0.83%) Client/Server
18 51 (0.73%) Mobile App
19 40 (0.57%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1501 (21.45%) Linux
2 1296 (18.52%) Unix
3 805 (11.50%) Windows
4 328 (4.69%) Solaris
5 298 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 283 (4.04%) AIX
7 200 (2.86%) Windows Server
8 92 (1.31%) HPUX
8 92 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 81 (1.16%) SUSE
10 78 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 49 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 48 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
13 47 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 45 (0.64%) CentOS
14 45 (0.64%) Windows XP
15 43 (0.61%) Windows 7
16 30 (0.43%) Android
17 19 (0.27%) Windows Vista
18 16 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1937 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
2 684 (9.77%) TDD
3 679 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
4 652 (9.32%) Migration
5 645 (9.22%) Scrum
6 572 (8.17%) DevOps
7 568 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
8 543 (7.76%) ETL
9 541 (7.73%) SOA
10 491 (7.02%) ERP
11 477 (6.82%) Data Modelling
12 439 (6.27%) OO
13 398 (5.69%) Test Automation
14 356 (5.09%) Analytics
15 348 (4.97%) ITIL
15 348 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
16 346 (4.94%) MVC
17 336 (4.80%) Project Management
18 312 (4.46%) SDLC
19 303 (4.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2755 (39.37%) SQL
2 2072 (29.61%) Java
3 899 (12.85%) PL/SQL
4 754 (10.77%) JavaScript
5 592 (8.46%) C#
6 562 (8.03%) Python
7 453 (6.47%) Shell Script
8 353 (5.04%) Perl
9 185 (2.64%) Bash Shell
9 185 (2.64%) C++
10 153 (2.19%) PowerShell
11 131 (1.87%) Korn
12 124 (1.77%) C
13 115 (1.64%) T-SQL
14 112 (1.60%) XPath
15 106 (1.51%) VBA
16 102 (1.46%) Scala
17 98 (1.40%) Ruby
18 95 (1.36%) VB.NET
19 72 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 636 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 427 (6.10%) SC Cleared
3 395 (5.64%) Degree
4 89 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 87 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 77 (1.10%) ISEB
7 46 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 44 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 39 (0.56%) PMP
10 36 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
11 35 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
12 32 (0.46%) MCSE
12 32 (0.46%) PMI Certification
13 26 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 26 (0.37%) MCSA
14 24 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
15 20 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (0.29%) MCP
16 19 (0.27%) CISSP
17 18 (0.26%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (3.07%) QA
2 151 (2.16%) Data Quality
3 76 (1.09%) SLA
4 52 (0.74%) GDPR
4 52 (0.74%) PMO
5 41 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
6 38 (0.54%) MiFID
7 27 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 21 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (0.20%) GCP
10 12 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.10%) COREP
12 7 (0.10%) EMIR
13 5 (0.071%) GAAP
13 5 (0.071%) IFRS
13 5 (0.071%) SEPA
14 4 (0.057%) FINREP
14 4 (0.057%) HL7
14 4 (0.057%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 290 (4.14%) Docker
2 246 (3.52%) Active Directory
3 169 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 127 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
5 80 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
6 63 (0.90%) HDFS
7 57 (0.81%) Hyper-V
8 51 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 47 (0.67%) KVM
9 47 (0.67%) NFS
10 45 (0.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 42 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
11 42 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
11 42 (0.60%) Xen
12 41 (0.59%) vSphere
13 40 (0.57%) Apache Flume
14 26 (0.37%) Samba
15 17 (0.24%) Oracle Clusterware
16 14 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 13 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 404 (5.77%) Puppet
2 343 (4.90%) Ansible
3 283 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
4 108 (1.54%) Data Guard
5 88 (1.26%) Oracle RMAN
6 83 (1.19%) Kubernetes
7 64 (0.91%) NetBackup
8 60 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 58 (0.83%) Terraform
10 51 (0.73%) Ambari
10 51 (0.73%) logstash
11 50 (0.71%) Tivoli
12 39 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 38 (0.54%) Control-M
14 37 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
14 37 (0.53%) ZABBIX
15 34 (0.49%) Nagios
15 34 (0.49%) Oozie
16 32 (0.46%) Kibana
16 32 (0.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 670 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 571 (8.16%) SAP
3 447 (6.39%) IBM
4 364 (5.20%) Red Hat
5 268 (3.83%) VMware
6 259 (3.70%) HP
7 222 (3.17%) Sybase
8 181 (2.59%) Informatica
9 147 (2.10%) Sun
10 135 (1.93%) Cisco
10 135 (1.93%) TIBCO
11 128 (1.83%) Veritas
12 123 (1.76%) WSO2
13 109 (1.56%) Tableau
14 101 (1.44%) Citrix
15 100 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
16 91 (1.30%) Siebel
17 90 (1.29%) ATG
18 84 (1.20%) Hyperion
19 79 (1.13%) Teradata