Period
to 21 May 2018

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 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.

PL/SQL (PLSQL)
UK
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 197 166
Rank change year-on-year -37 -31 -53
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 1,167 1,212 1,657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.35% 1.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.69% 3.26% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 767 1,111
UK median daily rate £428 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +5.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +10.00% -1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 14
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +4.43% +6.76%
10th Percentile £31.20 £33.63 £20.50
90th Percentile £47.75 £45.75 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +5.77% +5.41%

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 43,320 37,219 40,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.04% 41.31% 38.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,274 25,531 27,694
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +4.52% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 808 956
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.38 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +7.47% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.70 £16.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.45 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +6.49% +10.00%

PL/SQL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PL/SQL over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PL/SQL over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Top 16 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 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 -37 1,036 £428 +0.59% 222
UK excluding London -28 691 £413 +10.00% 180
London -44 449 £475 +4.05% 87
South East -39 202 £425 - 57
Midlands +36 167 £375 +20.97% 23
North of England -35 98 £413 +13.01% 23
East Midlands +20 90 £375 +150.00% 17
Scotland -39 82 £388 +10.71% 35
West Midlands +5 77 £388 -3.13% 6
South West -18 69 £425 +3.03% 14
North West -34 53 £400 +8.11% 10
East of England -10 45 £413 -7.30% 17
Yorkshire -17 35 £425 +17.24% 12
Wales -24 16 £525 +61.54% 9
Northern Ireland -5 13 £431 +14.93% 2
North East +10 10 £408 -3.26% 1

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, 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 1,145 (98.11%) SQL
2 966 (82.78%) Oracle
3 366 (31.36%) Oracle Database
4 360 (30.85%) Java
5 301 (25.79%) Agile Software Development
6 292 (25.02%) Unix
7 284 (24.34%) Finance
8 207 (17.74%) Linux
9 193 (16.54%) Web Services
9 193 (16.54%) JavaScript
10 191 (16.37%) Oracle Database 11g
11 187 (16.02%) Shell Script
12 183 (15.68%) Business Intelligence
13 179 (15.34%) XML
14 178 (15.25%) C#
15 172 (14.74%) .NET
16 164 (14.05%) Data Warehouse
17 162 (13.88%) ETL
17 162 (13.88%) SQL Server
18 142 (12.17%) Windows
19 139 (11.91%) HTML
20 129 (11.05%) Banking
21 128 (10.97%) Problem-Solving
22 122 (10.45%) J2EE
23 118 (10.11%) Microsoft
24 113 (9.68%) Migration
25 112 (9.60%) Security Cleared
26 111 (9.51%) Oracle Database 12c
27 110 (9.43%) Relational Database
28 109 (9.34%) 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 77 (6.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 67 (5.74%) WebLogic
3 61 (5.23%) WebSphere
4 56 (4.80%) Confluence
5 50 (4.28%) Oracle Workflow
6 35 (3.00%) Apache
7 29 (2.49%) Liferay
8 28 (2.40%) GlassFish
9 27 (2.31%) Tomcat
10 23 (1.97%) SAS
11 20 (1.71%) Apache Spark
12 19 (1.63%) JBoss
13 17 (1.46%) WebSphere Portal
14 15 (1.29%) IIS
15 14 (1.20%) WildFly
16 10 (0.86%) Apache Pig
17 8 (0.69%) nginx
18 7 (0.60%) Apache Solr
18 7 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
18 7 (0.60%) Oracle Beehive
Applications
1 55 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.51%) SPSS
4 2 (0.17%) Pipeline Pilot
5 1 (0.086%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.086%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 82 (7.03%) Oracle EBS
2 50 (4.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 38 (3.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 32 (2.74%) Oracle Payables
5 25 (2.14%) Oracle Applications
6 22 (1.89%) Oracle BPM
7 21 (1.80%) Oracle General Ledger
8 19 (1.63%) Oracle Financials
9 13 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
9 13 (1.11%) ResourceLink
10 9 (0.77%) Oracle Assets
11 8 (0.69%) Markit EDM
12 6 (0.51%) Oracle iProcurement
12 6 (0.51%) Oracle TCA
13 5 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
13 5 (0.43%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 5 (0.43%) Oracle Utilities
14 4 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
14 4 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 4 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 52 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.29%) npm
4 14 (1.20%) Boomi
5 12 (1.03%) SaaS
6 10 (0.86%) PaaS
7 9 (0.77%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 8 (0.69%) Taleo
9 7 (0.60%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.60%) GitHub
9 7 (0.60%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.60%) iPaaS
10 6 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.51%) IaaS
11 3 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.23%) SMS
2 15 (1.29%) FTP
3 12 (1.03%) SAN
4 9 (0.77%) AMQP
5 7 (0.60%) HTTP
5 7 (0.60%) Skype
6 5 (0.43%) Internet
7 4 (0.34%) DNS
7 4 (0.34%) SSH
7 4 (0.34%) SSL
7 4 (0.34%) VPN
8 3 (0.26%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.17%) Broadband
9 2 (0.17%) IMAP
9 2 (0.17%) POP3
9 2 (0.17%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.17%) RTP
10 1 (0.086%) FIX Connectivity
10 1 (0.086%) InfiniBand
10 1 (0.086%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (31.36%) Oracle Database
2 191 (16.37%) Oracle Database 11g
3 164 (14.05%) Data Warehouse
4 162 (13.88%) SQL Server
5 111 (9.51%) Oracle Database 12c
6 110 (9.43%) Relational Database
7 87 (7.46%) Oracle Database 10g
8 83 (7.11%) Oracle Reports
9 66 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
10 65 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 62 (5.31%) BusinessObjects
12 53 (4.54%) RDBMS
13 45 (3.86%) MongoDB
14 42 (3.60%) Oracle BI EE
15 38 (3.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 38 (3.26%) QlikView
16 36 (3.08%) SQLPlus
17 35 (3.00%) GIS
18 32 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 31 (2.66%) DB2
Development Applications
1 109 (9.34%) Git (software)
1 109 (9.34%) JIRA
2 95 (8.14%) Jenkins
3 71 (6.08%) Selenium
4 57 (4.88%) Oracle Forms
5 44 (3.77%) Maven
6 34 (2.91%) Ant
6 34 (2.91%) Oracle APEX
7 33 (2.83%) Eclipse
8 32 (2.74%) Subversion
8 32 (2.74%) TeamCity
9 30 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 29 (2.49%) Cucumber
11 28 (2.40%) JUnit
12 24 (2.06%) Toad
13 22 (1.89%) Visual Studio
14 16 (1.37%) Artifactory
14 16 (1.37%) ProC
15 15 (1.29%) Bitbucket
16 14 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 284 (24.34%) Finance
2 129 (11.05%) Banking
3 26 (2.23%) Back Office
3 26 (2.23%) Investment Banking
4 22 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 22 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 21 (1.80%) Front Office
6 19 (1.63%) Retail
7 12 (1.03%) Billing
8 10 (0.86%) General Ledger
8 10 (0.86%) Marketing
9 8 (0.69%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.60%) Publishing
11 6 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.51%) Local Government
12 5 (0.43%) German Language
12 5 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.43%) Private Banking
13 4 (0.34%) Games
13 4 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 635 (54.41%) Developer
2 217 (18.59%) Oracle Developer
3 159 (13.62%) SQL Developer
4 138 (11.83%) Analyst
5 137 (11.74%) PL/SQL Developer
6 124 (10.63%) Java Developer
7 100 (8.57%) Consultant
8 83 (7.11%) C# Developer
9 65 (5.57%) .NET Developer
10 64 (5.48%) Architect
11 56 (4.80%) Oracle Consultant
12 55 (4.71%) DBA
13 46 (3.94%) Oracle DBA
14 43 (3.68%) Oracle Analyst
15 42 (3.60%) C# .NET Developer
16 41 (3.51%) Applications Support
16 41 (3.51%) Senior Developer
17 33 (2.83%) Support Analyst
18 32 (2.74%) ETL Developer
19 30 (2.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (16.54%) Web Services
2 179 (15.34%) XML
3 172 (14.74%) .NET
4 139 (11.91%) HTML
5 122 (10.45%) J2EE
6 91 (7.80%) CSS
7 86 (7.37%) SOAP
8 79 (6.77%) REST
9 77 (6.60%) Spring
10 71 (6.08%) AngularJS
11 68 (5.83%) JSON
12 63 (5.40%) JSP
13 61 (5.23%) EJB
13 61 (5.23%) WPF
14 58 (4.97%) WCF
15 55 (4.71%) ASP.NET
16 54 (4.63%) jQuery
16 54 (4.63%) RESTful
17 51 (4.37%) JMS
18 50 (4.28%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 100 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
3 39 (3.34%) Computer Science
4 27 (2.31%) User Experience
5 26 (2.23%) Hedge funds
6 24 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (1.89%) Data Structures
8 18 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.29%) Algorithms
10 14 (1.20%) Replication
11 12 (1.03%) Equities
11 12 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
12 10 (0.86%) Derivative
12 10 (0.86%) Reference Data
13 8 (0.69%) Clustering
13 8 (0.69%) Credit Derivative
13 8 (0.69%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.60%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.60%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 292 (25.02%) Unix
2 207 (17.74%) Linux
3 142 (12.17%) Windows
4 51 (4.37%) Windows Server
5 35 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (1.80%) Solaris
7 18 (1.54%) AIX
8 13 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (0.86%) CentOS
9 10 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.60%) Android
10 7 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.51%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.51%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.43%) Debian
12 5 (0.43%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.26%) HPUX
13 3 (0.26%) Nucleus RTOS
13 3 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (25.79%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (15.68%) Business Intelligence
3 162 (13.88%) ETL
4 128 (10.97%) Problem-Solving
5 113 (9.68%) Migration
6 108 (9.25%) Performance Tuning
7 99 (8.48%) Data Modelling
8 96 (8.23%) Test Automation
9 89 (7.63%) Scrum
10 82 (7.03%) SOA
11 80 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
12 78 (6.68%) Data Migration
13 73 (6.26%) Data Analysis
14 70 (6.00%) Software Engineering
15 68 (5.83%) Analytics
16 66 (5.66%) Unit Testing
17 62 (5.31%) DevOps
18 61 (5.23%) OO
19 58 (4.97%) MVC
19 58 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1,145 (98.11%) SQL
2 360 (30.85%) Java
3 193 (16.54%) JavaScript
4 187 (16.02%) Shell Script
5 178 (15.25%) C#
6 92 (7.88%) Python
7 90 (7.71%) T-SQL
8 54 (4.63%) C
9 46 (3.94%) Perl
10 43 (3.68%) C++
11 38 (3.26%) VB.NET
12 28 (2.40%) Ruby
13 25 (2.14%) Bash Shell
13 25 (2.14%) VBA
14 21 (1.80%) Scala
15 19 (1.63%) VB
16 18 (1.54%) Java 8
17 14 (1.20%) PowerShell
17 14 (1.20%) R
18 13 (1.11%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 112 (9.60%) Security Cleared
2 71 (6.08%) SC Cleared
3 63 (5.40%) Degree
4 34 (2.91%) DV Cleared
5 21 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.37%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (0.43%) DBS Check
7 5 (0.43%) OCP
8 4 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.26%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.17%) MCP
10 2 (0.17%) MCPD
10 2 (0.17%) MCTS
10 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.086%) CLAS
11 1 (0.086%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.086%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.086%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.086%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.94%) Data Quality
2 44 (3.77%) QA
3 17 (1.46%) MiFID
4 15 (1.29%) GDPR
5 12 (1.03%) SLA
6 6 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.43%) GCP
8 4 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.26%) PMO
10 2 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.17%) HL7
10 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.17%) SEPA
11 1 (0.086%) Basel II
11 1 (0.086%) DICOM
11 1 (0.086%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.086%) ISO 9002
11 1 (0.086%) RMADS
11 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.086%) TickIT
System Software
1 30 (2.57%) Oracle RAC
2 29 (2.49%) Docker
3 18 (1.54%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.69%) HDFS
5 7 (0.60%) VirtualBox
6 6 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.086%) GeoWebCache
8 1 (0.086%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.086%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (2.49%) Data Guard
2 28 (2.40%) HP ALM
3 26 (2.23%) Oracle RMAN
4 16 (1.37%) Control-M
5 10 (0.86%) Puppet
6 9 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (0.69%) Ansible
7 8 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (0.60%) Oracle Flashback
8 7 (0.60%) Tivoli
9 6 (0.51%) Ambari
9 6 (0.51%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 6 (0.51%) Kibana
9 6 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.43%) Amdocs OSS
11 4 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.34%) Oozie
11 4 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.34%) Terraform
12 3 (0.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 966 (82.78%) Oracle
2 118 (10.11%) Microsoft
3 50 (4.28%) IBM
3 50 (4.28%) Informatica
3 50 (4.28%) Tableau
4 36 (3.08%) HP
4 36 (3.08%) SAP
5 31 (2.66%) Red Hat
6 30 (2.57%) Cognos
7 23 (1.97%) Talend
8 18 (1.54%) BEA
8 18 (1.54%) Citrix
9 17 (1.46%) Pega
9 17 (1.46%) Teradata
10 16 (1.37%) Capita
10 16 (1.37%) Fujitsu
10 16 (1.37%) Google
10 16 (1.37%) Northgate
11 14 (1.20%) Dell
12 13 (1.11%) TIBCO