Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 208 164
Rank change year-on-year -28 -44 -39
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 1,205 1,220 1,777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.28% 1.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.66% 3.08% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 794 1,197
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £292
90th Percentile £575 £573 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +7.32% +5.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 17
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £31.23 £32.50 £20.50
90th Percentile £49.38 £45.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +11.11%

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 45,260 39,578 42,583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.83% 41.60% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,702 27,125 29,183
UK median daily rate £463 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 797 917
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.61% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.54 £16.25 £13.27
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.38% +12.00% +7.14%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -23 1,057 £425 - 207
UK excluding London -9 756 £425 +7.32% 145
London -43 426 £450 - 91
South East -11 229 £425 -2.86% 46
Midlands +43 178 £400 +2.56% 22
North of England -32 97 £415 +10.67% 27
Scotland -18 95 £400 +5.96% 23
East Midlands +38 91 £400 +15.94% 3
West Midlands +14 87 £375 -6.25% 19
South West -7 67 £425 +6.25% 9
Yorkshire +5 54 £425 +13.33% 6
East of England -21 54 £419 -6.11% 12
North West -58 34 £400 +2.56% 19
Wales -31 19 £525 +49.04% 5
Northern Ireland +13 17 £525 +40.00%
North East -9 9 £333 +7.26% 2

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1,169 (97.01%) SQL
2 989 (82.07%) Oracle
3 384 (31.87%) Java
4 376 (31.20%) Oracle Database
5 357 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
6 296 (24.56%) Unix
7 285 (23.65%) Finance
8 198 (16.43%) XML
9 196 (16.27%) Web Services
10 193 (16.02%) Shell Script
11 191 (15.85%) Business Intelligence
12 188 (15.60%) C#
13 187 (15.52%) JavaScript
14 182 (15.10%) SQL Server
14 182 (15.10%) ETL
14 182 (15.10%) Data Warehouse
15 181 (15.02%) Linux
16 168 (13.94%) Oracle Database 11g
17 166 (13.78%) .NET
18 147 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
19 133 (11.04%) Oracle Database 12c
20 132 (10.95%) J2EE
21 128 (10.62%) HTML
22 122 (10.12%) Banking
22 122 (10.12%) JIRA
22 122 (10.12%) Relational Database
23 117 (9.71%) Windows
23 117 (9.71%) Microsoft
24 115 (9.54%) Data Modelling
25 114 (9.46%) Security Cleared

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 78 (6.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 67 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 66 (5.48%) Confluence
4 61 (5.06%) Oracle Workflow
5 55 (4.56%) WebSphere
6 31 (2.57%) Apache
7 29 (2.41%) SAS
8 25 (2.07%) Tomcat
9 23 (1.91%) Apache Spark
10 21 (1.74%) JBoss
11 16 (1.33%) IIS
12 15 (1.24%) GlassFish
12 15 (1.24%) Liferay
13 14 (1.16%) Apache Pig
14 13 (1.08%) Oracle Application Server
15 11 (0.91%) CMS
15 11 (0.91%) WebSphere Portal
16 8 (0.66%) Apache Solr
16 8 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 64 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.58%) SPSS
4 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.083%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 91 (7.55%) Oracle EBS
2 63 (5.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 42 (3.49%) Oracle Receivables
4 30 (2.49%) Oracle Payables
5 28 (2.32%) Oracle Applications
5 28 (2.32%) Oracle General Ledger
6 25 (2.07%) Oracle Financials
7 20 (1.66%) Oracle BPM
8 18 (1.49%) Oracle ERP
9 11 (0.91%) Oracle Assets
10 8 (0.66%) Oracle iProcurement
10 8 (0.66%) Oracle Retail
10 8 (0.66%) ResourceLink
11 7 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
11 7 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 7 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.41%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 5 (0.41%) Remedy AR System
13 4 (0.33%) Oracle TCA
13 4 (0.33%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 88 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (2.07%) npm
4 13 (1.08%) Boomi
4 13 (1.08%) SaaS
5 12 (1.00%) GitHub
5 12 (1.00%) PaaS
6 6 (0.50%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.50%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.50%) IaaS
6 6 (0.50%) Taleo
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 4 (0.33%) iPaaS
9 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (0.17%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.07%) SMS
2 19 (1.58%) AMQP
3 15 (1.24%) FTP
4 9 (0.75%) SAN
5 7 (0.58%) HTTP
6 6 (0.50%) Internet
6 6 (0.50%) Skype
7 4 (0.33%) SSH
8 3 (0.25%) SSL
8 3 (0.25%) VPN
9 2 (0.17%) Broadband
9 2 (0.17%) DNS
9 2 (0.17%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.083%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 376 (31.20%) Oracle Database
2 182 (15.10%) Data Warehouse
2 182 (15.10%) SQL Server
3 168 (13.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 133 (11.04%) Oracle Database 12c
5 122 (10.12%) Relational Database
6 111 (9.21%) Oracle Reports
7 68 (5.64%) PostgreSQL
8 66 (5.48%) MongoDB
9 65 (5.39%) RDBMS
10 63 (5.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 59 (4.90%) Oracle Database 10g
12 56 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
13 47 (3.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 46 (3.82%) NoSQL
15 44 (3.65%) Oracle BI EE
16 42 (3.49%) MySQL
17 41 (3.40%) SQLPlus
18 38 (3.15%) Oracle ODI
19 33 (2.74%) DB2
Development Applications
1 122 (10.12%) JIRA
2 112 (9.29%) Git (software)
3 100 (8.30%) Oracle Forms
4 87 (7.22%) Jenkins
5 62 (5.15%) Selenium
6 51 (4.23%) Maven
7 42 (3.49%) Cucumber
8 41 (3.40%) Oracle APEX
9 38 (3.15%) Toad
10 35 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 33 (2.74%) Eclipse
12 32 (2.66%) JUnit
13 31 (2.57%) Ant
14 26 (2.16%) ProC
14 26 (2.16%) Subversion
15 24 (1.99%) SoapUI
16 23 (1.91%) Visual Studio
17 22 (1.83%) JMeter
18 21 (1.74%) Karma Test Runner
18 21 (1.74%) Mocha
General
1 285 (23.65%) Finance
2 122 (10.12%) Banking
3 30 (2.49%) Investment Banking
3 30 (2.49%) Retail
4 27 (2.24%) General Ledger
5 26 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.41%) Front Office
7 16 (1.33%) Back Office
8 13 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.00%) Billing
9 12 (1.00%) Publishing
10 9 (0.75%) Local Government
10 9 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.66%) Marketing
11 8 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.58%) Legal
13 6 (0.50%) Law
14 4 (0.33%) Private Banking
15 3 (0.25%) Automotive
15 3 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 667 (55.35%) Developer
2 235 (19.50%) Oracle Developer
3 157 (13.03%) SQL Developer
4 146 (12.12%) Analyst
5 144 (11.95%) PL/SQL Developer
6 119 (9.88%) Java Developer
7 89 (7.39%) Architect
8 81 (6.72%) Consultant
9 65 (5.39%) C# Developer
10 55 (4.56%) .NET Developer
11 47 (3.90%) DBA
12 45 (3.73%) ETL Developer
13 43 (3.57%) Oracle Analyst
14 41 (3.40%) Oracle Consultant
15 39 (3.24%) Oracle DBA
16 37 (3.07%) Senior Developer
17 30 (2.49%) Applications Support
17 30 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
18 29 (2.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 29 (2.41%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (16.43%) XML
2 196 (16.27%) Web Services
3 166 (13.78%) .NET
4 132 (10.95%) J2EE
5 128 (10.62%) HTML
6 108 (8.96%) SOAP
7 93 (7.72%) REST
8 92 (7.63%) Spring
9 88 (7.30%) CSS
10 68 (5.64%) JSON
11 66 (5.48%) AngularJS
12 65 (5.39%) WPF
13 58 (4.81%) JMS
14 57 (4.73%) ASP.NET
15 55 (4.56%) JSP
15 55 (4.56%) WinForms
16 53 (4.40%) Hibernate
17 52 (4.32%) RESTful
18 49 (4.07%) EJB
19 45 (3.73%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 111 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (3.98%) Computer Science
3 30 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (2.41%) Hedge funds
5 26 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (1.66%) Management Information System
6 20 (1.66%) User Experience
7 16 (1.33%) Data Structures
7 16 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (1.16%) Mainframe
9 13 (1.08%) Replication
10 12 (1.00%) Algorithms
11 11 (0.91%) Derivative
11 11 (0.91%) NHS
12 9 (0.75%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (0.66%) Reference Data
14 7 (0.58%) Credit Risk
14 7 (0.58%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 296 (24.56%) Unix
2 181 (15.02%) Linux
3 117 (9.71%) Windows
4 41 (3.40%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (2.32%) AIX
7 24 (1.99%) Solaris
8 13 (1.08%) CentOS
8 13 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.66%) Android
9 8 (0.66%) VME
9 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.58%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.50%) OpenVMS
12 5 (0.41%) Debian
12 5 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (15.85%) Business Intelligence
3 182 (15.10%) ETL
4 147 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
5 115 (9.54%) Data Modelling
6 110 (9.13%) Migration
7 109 (9.05%) Scrum
8 105 (8.71%) Performance Tuning
9 89 (7.39%) Test Automation
10 88 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
11 87 (7.22%) Analytics
11 87 (7.22%) Microservices
12 82 (6.80%) SOA
13 77 (6.39%) DevOps
14 75 (6.22%) Data Migration
15 70 (5.81%) Workflow
16 69 (5.73%) OO
17 66 (5.48%) Data Analysis
17 66 (5.48%) Software Engineering
17 66 (5.48%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1,169 (97.01%) SQL
2 384 (31.87%) Java
3 193 (16.02%) Shell Script
4 188 (15.60%) C#
5 187 (15.52%) JavaScript
6 113 (9.38%) T-SQL
7 93 (7.72%) Python
8 53 (4.40%) C
9 49 (4.07%) Perl
10 48 (3.98%) VB.NET
11 47 (3.90%) C++
12 28 (2.32%) VBA
13 26 (2.16%) Ruby
13 26 (2.16%) Scala
14 20 (1.66%) VB
15 18 (1.49%) Bash Shell
15 18 (1.49%) Java 8
16 17 (1.41%) R
17 14 (1.16%) Korn
17 14 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 114 (9.46%) Security Cleared
2 81 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 79 (6.56%) Degree
4 22 (1.83%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.58%) Oracle Certification
6 8 (0.66%) DBS Check
7 7 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.50%) OCP
9 5 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.33%) ISEB
11 3 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.25%) MCP
11 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.17%) MCPD
12 2 (0.17%) MCTS
13 1 (0.083%) CLAS
13 1 (0.083%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.32%) Data Quality
2 50 (4.15%) QA
3 19 (1.58%) GDPR
4 10 (0.83%) SLA
5 8 (0.66%) MiFID
6 7 (0.58%) PMO
7 6 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.41%) GCP
9 4 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.33%) SEPA
10 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.17%) HL7
12 1 (0.083%) Basel II
12 1 (0.083%) DICOM
12 1 (0.083%) HMG Infosec
12 1 (0.083%) ISO 9002
12 1 (0.083%) RMADS
12 1 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.083%) TickIT
System Software
1 45 (3.73%) Docker
2 27 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
3 13 (1.08%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.50%) HDFS
5 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.25%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.083%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 27 (2.24%) Data Guard
2 22 (1.83%) Oracle RMAN
3 17 (1.41%) HP ALM
4 14 (1.16%) Ansible
4 14 (1.16%) Control-M
5 12 (1.00%) Amdocs OSS
6 10 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
7 8 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.58%) Kibana
9 6 (0.50%) Ambari
9 6 (0.50%) Oracle Flashback
10 5 (0.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 5 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.41%) Puppet
11 4 (0.33%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.25%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.25%) Salt
12 3 (0.25%) SCOM
12 3 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 989 (82.07%) Oracle
2 117 (9.71%) Microsoft
3 58 (4.81%) IBM
4 46 (3.82%) Informatica
5 43 (3.57%) Tableau
6 35 (2.90%) Talend
7 33 (2.74%) SAP
8 31 (2.57%) BEA
9 29 (2.41%) Teradata
10 28 (2.32%) Cognos
11 27 (2.24%) Red Hat
12 24 (1.99%) Capita
12 24 (1.99%) HP
13 21 (1.74%) webMethods
14 17 (1.41%) Citrix
15 15 (1.24%) Google
15 15 (1.24%) Hyperion
15 15 (1.24%) Pega
15 15 (1.24%) Remedy
16 14 (1.16%) Northgate