Period
to 19 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PL/SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PL/SQL over the 6 months to 19 January 2022 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.

PL/SQL (PLSQL)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 273 175 239
Rank change year-on-year -98 +64 +20
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 885 619 774
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.51% 1.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.61% 3.64% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 396 483
10th Percentile £351 £317 £340
25th Percentile £426 £382 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +14.44% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £550
90th Percentile £659 £608 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £428 £450
% change year-on-year +10.98% -4.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 7
10th Percentile £42.45 £23.55 £17.20
25th Percentile £44.90 £52.22 £18.38
Median hourly rate £48.27 £55.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.25% +161.90% -58.00%
75th Percentile £57.91 £62.01 £35.75
90th Percentile £66.00 £65.02 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £55.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +161.90% -59.53%

PL/SQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 33,886 17,021 29,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.66% 41.43% 40.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,721 11,971 20,487
10th Percentile £369 £313 £325
25th Percentile £440 £388 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +13.16% - -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 403 534
10th Percentile £19.52 £13.39 £16.52
25th Percentile £32.13 £24.00 £24.13
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £43.50
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% -2.30% +3.11%
75th Percentile £60.88 £49.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £71.37 £58.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -

PL/SQL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PL/SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PL/SQL.

Daily rate trend for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PL/SQL over the 6 months to 19 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PL/SQL.

Hourly rate trend for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PL/SQL over the 6 months to 19 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
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 PL/SQL within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -94 645 £530 +17.78% 125
UK excluding London -66 395 £475 +10.98% 87
London -79 339 £575 +21.05% 57
Work from Home -95 215 £525 +10.53% 20
Midlands -33 124 £519 +29.69% 25
Scotland +8 110 £463 +8.82% 18
West Midlands -23 109 £525 +30.43% 20
South East -96 69 £450 -5.26% 13
North of England -46 51 £450 - 16
North West -42 28 £400 -9.09% 7
Yorkshire -27 20 £456 +4.29% 5
South West -47 19 £488 +8.33% 4
East of England -31 16 £530 +10.42% 9
East Midlands -23 14 £488 +14.71% 5
North East -7 7 £563 +18.42% 4
Wales -31 6 £525 +13.51% 2
Northern Ireland -4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing PL/SQL 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 PL/SQL.

1 864 (97.63%) SQL
2 746 (84.29%) Oracle
3 300 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
4 260 (29.38%) Java
5 239 (27.01%) Oracle Database
6 232 (26.21%) Finance
7 205 (23.16%) Social Skills
8 203 (22.94%) Unix
9 195 (22.03%) Business Intelligence
10 181 (20.45%) Azure
11 172 (19.44%) SQL Server
12 170 (19.21%) C#
13 168 (18.98%) ETL
14 165 (18.64%) Shell Script
15 162 (18.31%) T-SQL
16 160 (18.08%) .NET
16 160 (18.08%) DevOps
17 154 (17.40%) Linux
18 153 (17.29%) Git (software)
19 148 (16.72%) Windows
20 145 (16.38%) AWS
21 138 (15.59%) Data Modelling
22 136 (15.37%) Python
23 128 (14.46%) CI/CD
24 125 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
25 122 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
26 117 (13.22%) Security Cleared
27 115 (12.99%) WebLogic
28 114 (12.88%) Banking
28 114 (12.88%) JIRA

PL/SQL
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
1 115 (12.99%) WebLogic
2 95 (10.73%) Confluence
3 36 (4.07%) SAS
4 32 (3.62%) Apache Spark
4 32 (3.62%) IIS
5 28 (3.16%) Tomcat
6 27 (3.05%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
8 14 (1.58%) Apache
9 12 (1.36%) SharePoint
10 11 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.90%) Apache Airflow
12 8 (0.90%) JBoss
13 7 (0.79%) CMS
13 7 (0.79%) Red Hat Fuse
14 6 (0.68%) Luigi
15 3 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 3 (0.34%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 72 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.56%) Oracle Smart View
4 4 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) SPSS
5 1 (0.11%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 55 (6.21%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (3.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 25 (2.82%) Oracle Payables
4 23 (2.60%) Oracle ERP
4 23 (2.60%) Oracle Receivables
5 22 (2.49%) Oracle Applications
6 18 (2.03%) Oracle General Ledger
7 14 (1.58%) Oracle Assets
7 14 (1.58%) TIBCO iProcess
8 8 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
9 7 (0.79%) Oracle Cash Management
10 6 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 5 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
12 4 (0.45%) iTrent
12 4 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
13 3 (0.34%) Endur
13 3 (0.34%) Oracle Payroll
13 3 (0.34%) Siebel CRM
14 2 (0.23%) Oracle HRMS
14 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 181 (20.45%) Azure
2 145 (16.38%) AWS
3 39 (4.41%) Serverless
4 33 (3.73%) Power Platform
5 31 (3.50%) AWS Lambda
6 30 (3.39%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 30 (3.39%) Azure Functions
7 27 (3.05%) GitHub
8 24 (2.71%) Azure Logic Apps
8 24 (2.71%) Azure Storage
9 17 (1.92%) IaaS
10 16 (1.81%) Amazon S3
10 16 (1.81%) PaaS
11 15 (1.69%) SaaS
12 13 (1.47%) Azure Service Bus
13 9 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (0.90%) Snowflake
15 7 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.79%) Datadog
15 7 (0.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.26%) Internet
2 9 (1.02%) DNS
2 9 (1.02%) VPN
3 8 (0.90%) Kerberos
4 7 (0.79%) Firewall
5 6 (0.68%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.56%) SSL
7 4 (0.45%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (0.34%) Intranet
8 3 (0.34%) SAN
9 2 (0.23%) 2G
9 2 (0.23%) 3G
9 2 (0.23%) 4G
9 2 (0.23%) 5G
9 2 (0.23%) AMQP
9 2 (0.23%) HTTP
9 2 (0.23%) SMS
9 2 (0.23%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.11%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.11%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (27.01%) Oracle Database
2 172 (19.44%) SQL Server
3 125 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
4 85 (9.60%) Oracle Database 12c
5 82 (9.27%) Oracle Reports
6 80 (9.04%) Relational Database
7 64 (7.23%) MySQL
8 63 (7.12%) MongoDB
9 60 (6.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 57 (6.44%) PostgreSQL
11 48 (5.42%) BusinessObjects
11 48 (5.42%) Hadoop
12 38 (4.29%) Oracle BI EE
12 38 (4.29%) Tableau
13 36 (4.07%) Azure SQL Database
14 34 (3.84%) Apache Hive
14 34 (3.84%) Big Data
14 34 (3.84%) RDBMS
15 33 (3.73%) NoSQL
15 33 (3.73%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 153 (17.29%) Git (software)
2 114 (12.88%) JIRA
3 106 (11.98%) Jenkins
4 70 (7.91%) Bitbucket
5 44 (4.97%) Maven
6 42 (4.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 38 (4.29%) Oracle Forms
8 36 (4.07%) GitLab
9 34 (3.84%) Oracle APEX
10 26 (2.94%) TeamCity
11 22 (2.49%) Subversion
12 19 (2.15%) CA Gen
12 19 (2.15%) JUnit
13 17 (1.92%) Postman
14 16 (1.81%) Cucumber
14 16 (1.81%) ERwin
15 15 (1.69%) IntelliJ
16 13 (1.47%) Selenium
16 13 (1.47%) Toad
17 12 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 232 (26.21%) Finance
2 205 (23.16%) Social Skills
3 114 (12.88%) Banking
4 105 (11.86%) Public Sector
5 85 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
6 41 (4.63%) Investment Banking
7 20 (2.26%) Front Office
8 16 (1.81%) Documentation Skills
9 15 (1.69%) Local Government
9 15 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
9 15 (1.69%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.36%) Retail
11 10 (1.13%) Legal
12 9 (1.02%) Back Office
13 5 (0.56%) Organisational Skills
14 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.45%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.45%) Influencing Skills
14 4 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.45%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 473 (53.45%) Developer
2 101 (11.41%) Oracle Developer
3 80 (9.04%) DBA
3 80 (9.04%) Java Developer
4 77 (8.70%) C# Developer
4 77 (8.70%) SQL Developer
5 72 (8.14%) Consultant
6 69 (7.80%) .NET Developer
7 68 (7.68%) Data Engineer
8 65 (7.34%) Oracle DBA
9 55 (6.21%) Senior Developer
10 48 (5.42%) Analyst
11 42 (4.75%) C# .NET Developer
12 41 (4.63%) PL/SQL Developer
12 41 (4.63%) Software Engineer
13 40 (4.52%) Oracle Consultant
14 38 (4.29%) Scala Developer
15 28 (3.16%) Administrator
15 28 (3.16%) Technical Consultant
16 25 (2.82%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (18.08%) .NET
2 100 (11.30%) Spring
3 98 (11.07%) J2EE
4 77 (8.70%) .NET Framework
5 67 (7.57%) Spring Boot
6 66 (7.46%) .NET Core
7 62 (7.01%) JSON
8 54 (6.10%) XML
9 51 (5.76%) AngularJS
10 44 (4.97%) RabbitMQ
11 43 (4.86%) WinForms
12 40 (4.52%) REST
13 39 (4.41%) ASP.NET
14 36 (4.07%) Web Services
15 35 (3.95%) HTML
16 33 (3.73%) WPF
17 31 (3.50%) CSS
17 31 (3.50%) RESTful
18 30 (3.39%) Hibernate
18 30 (3.39%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.18%) Legacy Systems
2 36 (4.07%) Data Structures
3 34 (3.84%) Cloud Native
3 34 (3.84%) Replication
4 21 (2.37%) Data Protection Act
5 20 (2.26%) Clustering
6 15 (1.69%) Algorithms
6 15 (1.69%) Public Cloud
6 15 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (1.47%) Derivative
8 12 (1.36%) Legacy Applications
9 11 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.13%) User Experience
10 10 (1.13%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.02%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.79%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.79%) PKI
13 6 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 203 (22.94%) Unix
2 154 (17.40%) Linux
3 148 (16.72%) Windows
4 27 (3.05%) Solaris
5 21 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (1.69%) AIX
7 14 (1.58%) Mesosphere
8 10 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (0.90%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.79%) VME
11 5 (0.56%) HPUX
12 2 (0.23%) CentOS
12 2 (0.23%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.23%) openSUSE
12 2 (0.23%) SUSE
12 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (22.03%) Business Intelligence
3 168 (18.98%) ETL
4 160 (18.08%) DevOps
5 138 (15.59%) Data Modelling
6 128 (14.46%) CI/CD
7 122 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
8 114 (12.88%) Analytics
9 108 (12.20%) Test Strategy
10 106 (11.98%) Software Engineering
11 105 (11.86%) Scrum
12 102 (11.53%) Process Improvement
13 97 (10.96%) Configuration Management
14 92 (10.40%) Migration
15 80 (9.04%) SDLC
16 79 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
17 74 (8.36%) OO
18 72 (8.14%) Problem Management
19 71 (8.02%) Microservices
20 65 (7.34%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 864 (97.63%) SQL
2 260 (29.38%) Java
3 170 (19.21%) C#
4 165 (18.64%) Shell Script
5 162 (18.31%) T-SQL
6 136 (15.37%) Python
7 105 (11.86%) Scala
8 68 (7.68%) Java 8
9 65 (7.34%) VBA
10 62 (7.01%) JavaScript
11 46 (5.20%) VB
12 43 (4.86%) VB.NET
13 37 (4.18%) Perl
14 32 (3.62%) C++
15 24 (2.71%) C
16 23 (2.60%) Go
17 22 (2.49%) COBOL
18 21 (2.37%) R
19 18 (2.03%) HiveQL
20 15 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 117 (13.22%) Security Cleared
2 92 (10.40%) SC Cleared
3 28 (3.16%) Degree
4 13 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (1.24%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.56%) OCP
9 3 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.23%) ISEB
10 2 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.23%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.11%) OCA
11 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.42%) QA
2 28 (3.16%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.24%) GDPR
4 10 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.56%) Accessibility
7 5 (0.56%) NCSC
7 5 (0.56%) SLA
8 4 (0.45%) MiFID
9 3 (0.34%) COREP
9 3 (0.34%) FINREP
10 2 (0.23%) EMIR
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 54 (6.10%) Oracle RAC
2 53 (5.99%) Docker
3 22 (2.49%) HDFS
4 14 (1.58%) Active Directory
4 14 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.56%) Oracle Clusterware
7 4 (0.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.11%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 77 (8.70%) Kubernetes
2 66 (7.46%) Ansible
3 46 (5.20%) Data Guard
4 40 (4.52%) Oracle RMAN
5 32 (3.62%) Terraform
6 28 (3.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 23 (2.60%) Kibana
8 10 (1.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 10 (1.13%) Rancher
9 8 (0.90%) Grafana
10 7 (0.79%) logstash
10 7 (0.79%) Oozie
10 7 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.56%) Nessus
11 5 (0.56%) Puppet
12 4 (0.45%) Control-M
12 4 (0.45%) Oracle ZFS
13 3 (0.34%) QRadar
13 3 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 746 (84.29%) Oracle
2 90 (10.17%) Informatica
3 73 (8.25%) BEA
4 72 (8.14%) webMethods
5 56 (6.33%) Microsoft
6 46 (5.20%) SAP
7 36 (4.07%) MuleSoft
8 33 (3.73%) Talend
9 25 (2.82%) Citrix
9 25 (2.82%) Red Hat
10 21 (2.37%) Databricks
10 21 (2.37%) WSO2
11 20 (2.26%) Sybase
12 19 (2.15%) IBM
13 17 (1.92%) Ab Initio
13 17 (1.92%) Pega
14 16 (1.81%) VMware
15 15 (1.69%) AppDynamics
16 14 (1.58%) TIBCO
17 12 (1.36%) JDA