Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 233 201 147
Rank change year-on-year -32 -54 -49
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 1,094 1,273 1,776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.31% 1.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.59% 3.20% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 803 1,100
UK median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £308 £290 £288
90th Percentile £600 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 17
UK median hourly rate £35.50 £40.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.80% -5.29% -5.56%
10th Percentile £24.00 £25.08 £33.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.58 £46.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £40.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -11.80% -5.29% +3.03%

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 42,220 39,754 40,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.09% 40.84% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,785 27,308 27,773
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 758 865 1,044
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.58 £14.56 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.17 £50.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -34 992 £438 +2.94% 226
UK excluding London -46 577 £400 +6.67% 164
London -5 492 £500 +11.11% 95
South East -13 194 £425 - 43
North of England +3 99 £400 +14.29% 40
Midlands -57 81 £375 +0.67% 27
Scotland -46 69 £368 +9.70% 26
East of England -2 67 £350 -12.50% 8
South West -53 56 £415 +3.75% 13
North West -2 48 £400 +18.52% 33
West Midlands -45 43 £400 +6.67% 12
East Midlands -28 37 £239 -32.89% 14
North East +39 35 £425 +36.00%
Yorkshire +6 21 £425 +21.43% 7
Wales +4 12 £425 +0.59% 5
Northern Ireland -30 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PL/SQL 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 PL/SQL.

1 1,076 (98.35%) SQL
2 889 (81.26%) Oracle
3 391 (35.74%) Java
4 382 (34.92%) Oracle Database
5 302 (27.61%) Agile Software Development
6 296 (27.06%) Finance
7 266 (24.31%) Unix
8 216 (19.74%) Linux
9 207 (18.92%) Web Services
10 194 (17.73%) XML
11 190 (17.37%) JavaScript
12 169 (15.45%) Business Intelligence
13 161 (14.72%) Oracle Database 11g
14 159 (14.53%) Shell Script
15 154 (14.08%) ETL
16 142 (12.98%) SQL Server
17 141 (12.89%) Windows
18 140 (12.80%) .NET
19 137 (12.52%) Relational Database
20 134 (12.25%) C#
20 134 (12.25%) HTML
21 132 (12.07%) Banking
22 131 (11.97%) Data Warehouse
23 130 (11.88%) Data Modelling
24 125 (11.43%) Oracle Database 12c
25 116 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
26 111 (10.15%) Migration
27 110 (10.05%) Security Cleared
28 109 (9.96%) J2EE
29 104 (9.51%) Oracle Database 10g

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 95 (8.68%) WebLogic
2 94 (8.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 62 (5.67%) JBoss
4 51 (4.66%) Confluence
5 48 (4.39%) Oracle Workflow
6 37 (3.38%) WebSphere
7 34 (3.11%) Apache
8 33 (3.02%) Tomcat
9 30 (2.74%) GlassFish
10 28 (2.56%) Liferay
11 25 (2.29%) Apache Spark
12 21 (1.92%) SAS
13 15 (1.37%) IIS
14 14 (1.28%) WildFly
15 12 (1.10%) WebSphere Portal
16 9 (0.82%) SharePoint
17 6 (0.55%) Tuxedo
18 5 (0.46%) Oracle Beehive
19 4 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
19 4 (0.37%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 47 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.18%) Pipeline Pilot
5 1 (0.091%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.091%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 82 (7.50%) Oracle EBS
2 49 (4.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 46 (4.20%) Oracle Receivables
4 34 (3.11%) Oracle Payables
5 27 (2.47%) Oracle Applications
5 27 (2.47%) Oracle BPM
6 20 (1.83%) Oracle Financials
6 20 (1.83%) Oracle General Ledger
7 15 (1.37%) Oracle Assets
8 14 (1.28%) Oracle iProcurement
9 13 (1.19%) Oracle Cash Management
9 13 (1.19%) Oracle Retail
10 12 (1.10%) Oracle 11i
11 10 (0.91%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 9 (0.82%) Markit EDM
13 8 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
14 7 (0.64%) Oracle TCA
15 5 (0.46%) Oracle Payroll
15 5 (0.46%) Siebel CRM
16 4 (0.37%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 37 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.46%) PaaS
3 13 (1.19%) SaaS
4 12 (1.10%) OpenShift
5 9 (0.82%) Taleo
6 8 (0.73%) Boomi
6 8 (0.73%) IaaS
7 5 (0.46%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.37%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.37%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.27%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.27%) npm
10 2 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
10 2 (0.18%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.091%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.091%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.091%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.38%) LDAP
2 14 (1.28%) HTTP
3 12 (1.10%) SMS
4 11 (1.01%) DNS
5 10 (0.91%) FTP
6 9 (0.82%) OpenLDAP
7 8 (0.73%) SSH
8 7 (0.64%) Firewall
8 7 (0.64%) Network Security
9 5 (0.46%) AMQP
10 4 (0.37%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.27%) Internet
11 3 (0.27%) Skype
11 3 (0.27%) SSL
12 2 (0.18%) IMAP
12 2 (0.18%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.18%) POP3
12 2 (0.18%) RTP
12 2 (0.18%) SAN
12 2 (0.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 382 (34.92%) Oracle Database
2 161 (14.72%) Oracle Database 11g
3 142 (12.98%) SQL Server
4 137 (12.52%) Relational Database
5 131 (11.97%) Data Warehouse
6 125 (11.43%) Oracle Database 12c
7 104 (9.51%) Oracle Database 10g
8 98 (8.96%) Oracle Reports
9 69 (6.31%) Big Data
10 65 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 62 (5.67%) PostgreSQL
12 60 (5.48%) RDBMS
13 47 (4.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 40 (3.66%) NoSQL
15 34 (3.11%) BusinessObjects
16 32 (2.93%) Oracle BI EE
17 31 (2.83%) MongoDB
18 30 (2.74%) Hadoop
19 29 (2.65%) Apache Hive
20 28 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 96 (8.78%) Git (software)
2 91 (8.32%) JIRA
3 90 (8.23%) Subversion
4 84 (7.68%) Jenkins
5 77 (7.04%) Maven
6 67 (6.12%) JUnit
7 62 (5.67%) Oracle Forms
8 42 (3.84%) Selenium
9 39 (3.56%) Ant
10 35 (3.20%) Eclipse
11 30 (2.74%) TeamCity
12 28 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
12 28 (2.56%) Toad
13 27 (2.47%) SoapUI
14 20 (1.83%) Cucumber
14 20 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (1.74%) Mockito
15 19 (1.74%) ProC
16 18 (1.65%) Bitbucket
17 17 (1.55%) IntelliJ
General
1 296 (27.06%) Finance
2 132 (12.07%) Banking
3 38 (3.47%) Retail
4 30 (2.74%) Investment Banking
5 27 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 26 (2.38%) Front Office
7 23 (2.10%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.55%) Marketing
9 16 (1.46%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.28%) General Ledger
11 11 (1.01%) Back Office
11 11 (1.01%) Publishing
12 7 (0.64%) Billing
12 7 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.64%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.55%) Electronics
13 6 (0.55%) Legal
14 2 (0.18%) Games
14 2 (0.18%) Law
14 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 623 (56.95%) Developer
2 220 (20.11%) Oracle Developer
3 153 (13.99%) Java Developer
4 144 (13.16%) SQL Developer
5 109 (9.96%) Analyst
6 105 (9.60%) PL/SQL Developer
7 87 (7.95%) Consultant
8 71 (6.49%) Architect
9 60 (5.48%) DBA
10 59 (5.39%) Senior Developer
11 57 (5.21%) Oracle DBA
12 53 (4.84%) Oracle Consultant
13 50 (4.57%) C# Developer
14 49 (4.48%) Applications Support
15 42 (3.84%) .NET Developer
16 31 (2.83%) ETL Developer
17 30 (2.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 29 (2.65%) Support Analyst
19 28 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
20 23 (2.10%) Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (18.92%) Web Services
2 194 (17.73%) XML
3 140 (12.80%) .NET
4 134 (12.25%) HTML
5 109 (9.96%) J2EE
6 101 (9.23%) Spring
7 89 (8.14%) CSS
7 89 (8.14%) jQuery
8 78 (7.13%) Hibernate
9 76 (6.95%) JSON
10 73 (6.67%) SOAP
11 68 (6.22%) REST
12 67 (6.12%) RESTful
13 59 (5.39%) AngularJS
13 59 (5.39%) HTML5
14 56 (5.12%) JPA
15 55 (5.03%) JMS
16 47 (4.30%) .NET Framework
17 45 (4.11%) EJB
18 40 (3.66%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 116 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (8.14%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (1.83%) User Experience
4 19 (1.74%) Computer Science
5 18 (1.65%) Data Structures
6 16 (1.46%) Equities
7 15 (1.37%) Reference Data
8 13 (1.19%) Market Risk
8 13 (1.19%) Virtual Team
9 12 (1.10%) Credit Risk
9 12 (1.10%) Derivative
10 11 (1.01%) Credit Derivative
10 11 (1.01%) Management Information System
11 10 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (0.82%) Clustering
13 8 (0.73%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.73%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.64%) OTC Derivatives
15 6 (0.55%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 266 (24.31%) Unix
2 216 (19.74%) Linux
3 141 (12.89%) Windows
4 42 (3.84%) Windows Server
5 31 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (1.83%) AIX
7 14 (1.28%) Windows XP
8 8 (0.73%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.64%) HPUX
10 6 (0.55%) Solaris
11 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.37%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.27%) Android
13 3 (0.27%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.091%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (27.61%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (15.45%) Business Intelligence
3 154 (14.08%) ETL
4 130 (11.88%) Data Modelling
5 111 (10.15%) Migration
6 98 (8.96%) SOA
7 96 (8.78%) Scrum
7 96 (8.78%) Unit Testing
8 91 (8.32%) Continuous Integration
9 84 (7.68%) Performance Tuning
10 75 (6.86%) Data Migration
11 69 (6.31%) Test Automation
12 67 (6.12%) DevOps
13 65 (5.94%) SDLC
14 63 (5.76%) Web Development
15 62 (5.67%) MVC
16 59 (5.39%) Software Engineering
17 58 (5.30%) Data Analysis
17 58 (5.30%) Workflow
18 54 (4.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1,076 (98.35%) SQL
2 391 (35.74%) Java
3 190 (17.37%) JavaScript
4 159 (14.53%) Shell Script
5 134 (12.25%) C#
6 95 (8.68%) Python
7 83 (7.59%) T-SQL
8 64 (5.85%) Perl
9 61 (5.58%) C
10 36 (3.29%) VBA
11 25 (2.29%) XPath
12 23 (2.10%) C++
13 20 (1.83%) VB
14 16 (1.46%) Bash Shell
14 16 (1.46%) Ruby
15 15 (1.37%) VB.NET
16 14 (1.28%) R
17 13 (1.19%) PowerShell
18 11 (1.01%) PHP
18 11 (1.01%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 110 (10.05%) Security Cleared
2 59 (5.39%) SC Cleared
3 37 (3.38%) Degree
4 36 (3.29%) DV Cleared
5 9 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (0.73%) ISEB
6 8 (0.73%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.27%) HND
9 2 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.091%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.091%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.091%) OCP
10 1 (0.091%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.48%) Data Quality
2 44 (4.02%) QA
3 17 (1.55%) MiFID
4 13 (1.19%) SLA
5 4 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.37%) GDPR
6 2 (0.18%) Basel II
6 2 (0.18%) Basel III
6 2 (0.18%) COREP
6 2 (0.18%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.18%) EMIR
6 2 (0.18%) HL7
6 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.18%) PMO
7 1 (0.091%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.091%) CDISC
7 1 (0.091%) GxP
7 1 (0.091%) SEPA
System Software
1 47 (4.30%) Oracle RAC
2 34 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.92%) HDFS
4 20 (1.83%) Oracle Clusterware
5 15 (1.37%) Apache Flume
6 11 (1.01%) Docker
7 9 (0.82%) NFS
8 7 (0.64%) VirtualBox
8 7 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (0.27%) Cronacle
10 2 (0.18%) Firmware
10 2 (0.18%) SRDF
11 1 (0.091%) GeoWebCache
11 1 (0.091%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.091%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.091%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.091%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.091%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.091%) Xen
Systems Management
1 44 (4.02%) Data Guard
2 38 (3.47%) Oracle RMAN
3 25 (2.29%) Control-M
4 21 (1.92%) Oracle Flashback
5 19 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 18 (1.65%) Oozie
7 16 (1.46%) Ambari
8 10 (0.91%) Ansible
9 9 (0.82%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.73%) Puppet
11 7 (0.64%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 5 (0.46%) Kubernetes
13 4 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.37%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
14 3 (0.27%) Amdocs OSS
14 3 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 2 (0.18%) MOM
15 2 (0.18%) Nagios
15 2 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 889 (81.26%) Oracle
2 94 (8.59%) Microsoft
3 57 (5.21%) Informatica
4 46 (4.20%) IBM
5 41 (3.75%) Red Hat
6 39 (3.56%) HP
7 28 (2.56%) SAP
7 28 (2.56%) Sybase
8 24 (2.19%) Tableau
9 22 (2.01%) Atlassian
9 22 (2.01%) Talend
10 14 (1.28%) Teradata
11 12 (1.10%) Citrix
11 12 (1.10%) Cognos
12 11 (1.01%) Fujitsu
12 11 (1.01%) VMware
13 10 (0.91%) Solace
14 9 (0.82%) Google
14 9 (0.82%) Micro Focus
15 8 (0.73%) Dell