Period
to 17 August 2017

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 August 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.

PL/SQL (PLSQL)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 170 126
Rank change year-on-year -46 -44 -7
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 1180 1761 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.62% 1.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.94% 4.13% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 1153 1260
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +3.95%
10th Percentile £300 £291 £280
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 23
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -20.00%
10th Percentile £28.00 £20.50 £25.17
90th Percentile £44.60 £45.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.73
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.03% -16.17%

PL/SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 40199 42636 42444
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.01% 39.19% 37.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 27630 29315 28158
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 907 898
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +4.32%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.41 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.87 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +5.88%

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 August 2017.

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 August 2017.

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 August 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 -61 1006 £425 +6.25% 108
UK excluding London -44 684 £388 +3.33% 81
London -44 468 £450 - 40
South East -38 199 £438 +16.67% 18
North of England -67 127 £375 +7.14% 21
Scotland +50 91 £375 +10.29% 11
Midlands -84 80 £393 -5.42% 14
East of England +2 67 £419 +14.66% 10
North West -64 63 £381 +4.81% 13
South West -33 60 £400 +5.26% 5
West Midlands -54 45 £438 +9.38% 8
North East +25 40 £320 -1.54% 3
Wales +20 38 £352 -6.07%
East Midlands -43 34 £393 -6.55% 6
Yorkshire -11 27 £400 +14.29% 5
Northern Ireland -34 24 £375 -1.64%

For the 6 months to 17 August 2017, 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 1159 (98.22%) SQL
2 989 (83.81%) Oracle
3 440 (37.29%) Oracle Database
4 395 (33.47%) Java
5 342 (28.98%) Finance
6 341 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
7 253 (21.44%) Unix
8 206 (17.46%) Linux
9 204 (17.29%) XML
10 186 (15.76%) JavaScript
11 185 (15.68%) Oracle Database 11g
12 184 (15.59%) C#
13 181 (15.34%) SQL Server
14 178 (15.08%) Business Intelligence
15 175 (14.83%) .NET
16 173 (14.66%) Data Warehouse
17 168 (14.24%) ETL
18 163 (13.81%) Relational Database
19 161 (13.64%) Web Services
20 160 (13.56%) Data Modelling
21 156 (13.22%) Oracle Database 12c
22 151 (12.80%) Performance Tuning
23 150 (12.71%) HTML
23 150 (12.71%) Spring
24 139 (11.78%) Shell Script
25 138 (11.69%) Windows
26 133 (11.27%) Banking
27 129 (10.93%) Oracle Reports
28 110 (9.32%) Security Cleared
29 109 (9.24%) Scrum

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
1 107 (9.07%) WebLogic
2 73 (6.19%) JBoss
3 67 (5.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 35 (2.97%) Oracle Workflow
5 33 (2.80%) Confluence
6 26 (2.20%) Tomcat
7 23 (1.95%) Apache
8 16 (1.36%) Apache Spark
9 14 (1.19%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.10%) Mule
10 13 (1.10%) WildFly
11 11 (0.93%) SAS
12 10 (0.85%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
13 7 (0.59%) Tuxedo
14 6 (0.51%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.51%) GeoServer
14 6 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
15 5 (0.42%) ColdFusion
15 5 (0.42%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 34 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.34%) SPSS
3 4 (0.34%) Stata
4 3 (0.25%) LaTeX
4 3 (0.25%) S-PLUS
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 52 (4.41%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (2.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 23 (1.95%) Oracle Applications
4 19 (1.61%) Oracle Financials
5 15 (1.27%) Oracle Payables
6 14 (1.19%) Oracle 11i
7 12 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
7 12 (1.02%) Oracle Retail
8 11 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
9 10 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
10 9 (0.76%) Oracle General Ledger
10 9 (0.76%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 9 (0.76%) Oracle iProcurement
11 7 (0.59%) Oracle Assets
11 7 (0.59%) Oracle iStore
11 7 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 6 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
13 4 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
13 4 (0.34%) Global One
14 3 (0.25%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (1.61%) PaaS
2 10 (0.85%) SaaS
3 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.68%) IaaS
5 6 (0.51%) Taleo
6 5 (0.42%) GitHub
7 4 (0.34%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.17%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.085%) Amazon CloudSearch
10 1 (0.085%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.085%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.085%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.085%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.085%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.085%) Slack
10 1 (0.085%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.41%) LDAP
2 23 (1.95%) SSH
3 22 (1.86%) HTTP
4 18 (1.53%) DNS
4 18 (1.53%) OpenLDAP
5 15 (1.27%) Firewall
5 15 (1.27%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.59%) SSL
7 6 (0.51%) FTP
7 6 (0.51%) Skype
8 5 (0.42%) Internet
8 5 (0.42%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.42%) SMS
9 4 (0.34%) SNMP
10 3 (0.25%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.17%) Intranet
11 2 (0.17%) VPN
12 1 (0.085%) AMQP
12 1 (0.085%) NAS
12 1 (0.085%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 440 (37.29%) Oracle Database
2 185 (15.68%) Oracle Database 11g
3 181 (15.34%) SQL Server
4 173 (14.66%) Data Warehouse
5 163 (13.81%) Relational Database
6 156 (13.22%) Oracle Database 12c
7 129 (10.93%) Oracle Reports
8 87 (7.37%) RDBMS
9 83 (7.03%) Oracle Database 10g
10 71 (6.02%) Oracle BI EE
11 60 (5.08%) MySQL
12 41 (3.47%) Oracle ODI
12 41 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 39 (3.31%) SQLPlus
14 35 (2.97%) MongoDB
14 35 (2.97%) NoSQL
15 34 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 30 (2.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 29 (2.46%) Oracle Discoverer
17 29 (2.46%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 107 (9.07%) Oracle Forms
2 87 (7.37%) JIRA
3 80 (6.78%) Jenkins
4 78 (6.61%) Git (software)
5 62 (5.25%) Oracle APEX
6 59 (5.00%) JUnit
7 56 (4.75%) Maven
8 54 (4.58%) Talend Open Studio
9 50 (4.24%) Toad
10 43 (3.64%) ProC
10 43 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 41 (3.47%) Subversion
12 36 (3.05%) Visual Studio
13 34 (2.88%) Mockito
14 31 (2.63%) Selenium
15 21 (1.78%) SoapUI
16 19 (1.61%) Ant
17 17 (1.44%) Eclipse
18 16 (1.36%) Cucumber
19 15 (1.27%) JDeveloper
General
1 342 (28.98%) Finance
2 133 (11.27%) Banking
3 43 (3.64%) Investment Banking
3 43 (3.64%) Retail
4 36 (3.05%) Front Office
5 33 (2.80%) Marketing
6 21 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.19%) Publishing
9 11 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.76%) Games
11 8 (0.68%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.51%) Billing
12 6 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.42%) German Language
13 5 (0.42%) Legal
13 5 (0.42%) Music Industry
14 4 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.34%) Italian Language
14 4 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 720 (61.02%) Developer
2 291 (24.66%) Oracle Developer
3 187 (15.85%) SQL Developer
4 177 (15.00%) Java Developer
5 135 (11.44%) PL/SQL Developer
6 122 (10.34%) Analyst
7 81 (6.86%) DBA
8 67 (5.68%) Architect
9 64 (5.42%) Oracle DBA
10 59 (5.00%) Consultant
10 59 (5.00%) Senior Developer
11 56 (4.75%) C# Developer
12 52 (4.41%) .NET Developer
13 44 (3.73%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 35 (2.97%) ETL Developer
15 32 (2.71%) Oracle Consultant
16 27 (2.29%) Applications Support
17 25 (2.12%) OBIEE Developer
18 24 (2.03%) JavaScript Developer
19 23 (1.95%) Oracle Financials Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (17.29%) XML
2 175 (14.83%) .NET
3 161 (13.64%) Web Services
4 150 (12.71%) HTML
4 150 (12.71%) Spring
5 107 (9.07%) Hibernate
6 100 (8.47%) CSS
7 81 (6.86%) jQuery
8 73 (6.19%) AngularJS
9 71 (6.02%) J2EE
9 71 (6.02%) REST
10 69 (5.85%) RESTful
11 65 (5.51%) JSON
12 55 (4.66%) WCF
13 52 (4.41%) ASP.NET
14 48 (4.07%) SOAP
14 48 (4.07%) Spring MVC
15 47 (3.98%) Java EE
16 45 (3.81%) HTML5
17 44 (3.73%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 108 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
3 41 (3.47%) Computer Science
4 28 (2.37%) Equities
5 26 (2.20%) Fintech
6 21 (1.78%) Derivative
6 21 (1.78%) User Experience
7 20 (1.69%) Algorithms
8 17 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (1.44%) TWAP
8 17 (1.44%) VWAP
9 16 (1.36%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (1.02%) Reference Data
12 11 (0.93%) Management Information System
12 11 (0.93%) NHS
13 10 (0.85%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.76%) Clustering
15 8 (0.68%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.68%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 253 (21.44%) Unix
2 206 (17.46%) Linux
3 138 (11.69%) Windows
4 37 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (1.95%) Solaris
6 20 (1.69%) AIX
6 20 (1.69%) Windows XP
7 19 (1.61%) Mac OS X
8 18 (1.53%) Windows Server
9 11 (0.93%) HPUX
10 9 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.085%) Android
13 1 (0.085%) CentOS
13 1 (0.085%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.085%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (15.08%) Business Intelligence
3 168 (14.24%) ETL
4 160 (13.56%) Data Modelling
5 151 (12.80%) Performance Tuning
6 109 (9.24%) Scrum
7 108 (9.15%) MVC
8 91 (7.71%) Unit Testing
9 90 (7.63%) Migration
10 86 (7.29%) TDD
11 82 (6.95%) Test Automation
12 78 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
13 71 (6.02%) SOA
14 70 (5.93%) SDLC
15 68 (5.76%) OO
16 62 (5.25%) DevOps
17 59 (5.00%) Analytics
17 59 (5.00%) Data Migration
18 57 (4.83%) Data Analysis
18 57 (4.83%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 1159 (98.22%) SQL
2 395 (33.47%) Java
3 186 (15.76%) JavaScript
4 184 (15.59%) C#
5 139 (11.78%) Shell Script
6 94 (7.97%) T-SQL
7 81 (6.86%) Python
8 60 (5.08%) Perl
9 57 (4.83%) C
10 30 (2.54%) VBA
11 28 (2.37%) Korn
12 26 (2.20%) PowerShell
13 24 (2.03%) C++
13 24 (2.03%) VB
13 24 (2.03%) VB.NET
14 16 (1.36%) R
14 16 (1.36%) Scala
15 15 (1.27%) Ruby
15 15 (1.27%) XPath
16 14 (1.19%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 110 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 78 (6.61%) SC Cleared
3 65 (5.51%) Degree
4 30 (2.54%) ISTQB
5 22 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (1.78%) ISEB
7 11 (0.93%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (0.42%) HND
9 5 (0.42%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.17%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.17%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.085%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.085%) CESG Certified Professional
13 1 (0.085%) CompTIA Security+
13 1 (0.085%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.085%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.59%) QA
2 36 (3.05%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (1.02%) SLA
4 11 (0.93%) EMIR
5 6 (0.51%) MiFID
6 4 (0.34%) FATCA
7 3 (0.25%) HL7
8 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.17%) PMO
8 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.085%) DICOM
9 1 (0.085%) GMP
9 1 (0.085%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.085%) TickIT
System Software
1 37 (3.14%) Oracle RAC
2 30 (2.54%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.78%) Docker
4 18 (1.53%) NFS
5 6 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.34%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.25%) HDFS
9 2 (0.17%) Firmware
9 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.085%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.085%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.085%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (3.05%) Oracle RMAN
2 29 (2.46%) Data Guard
3 27 (2.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 15 (1.27%) Ansible
5 12 (1.02%) Kubernetes
6 10 (0.85%) Control-M
7 9 (0.76%) Puppet
8 8 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.59%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 5 (0.42%) vRealize
11 4 (0.34%) Nagios
11 4 (0.34%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.17%) BladeLogic
13 2 (0.17%) Dollar Universe
13 2 (0.17%) MOM
13 2 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
13 2 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 1 (0.085%) EMC Navisphere
14 1 (0.085%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 989 (83.81%) Oracle
2 75 (6.36%) Microsoft
3 54 (4.58%) Talend
4 52 (4.41%) Informatica
5 45 (3.81%) Sybase
6 35 (2.97%) Red Hat
7 29 (2.46%) IBM
8 23 (1.95%) HP
9 20 (1.69%) Atlassian
10 19 (1.61%) Siebel
11 16 (1.36%) Cognos
12 15 (1.27%) Tableau
13 14 (1.19%) BEA
13 14 (1.19%) SAP
14 13 (1.10%) VMware
15 12 (1.02%) webMethods
16 9 (0.76%) Solace
17 8 (0.68%) Hyperion
17 8 (0.68%) Teradata
18 7 (0.59%) Retek