Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 211 162
Rank change year-on-year -25 -49 -35
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 1,210 1,197 1,765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.25% 1.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.67% 2.98% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 779 1,164
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £573 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +7.46% +5.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 19
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31.20 £28.00 £20.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +6.03%

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 45,269 40,167 42,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.23% 42.01% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,771 27,605 29,349
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 741 777 892
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.22 £14.01
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £50.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.38 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.91% +9.33% +4.17%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -26 1,050 £425 -0.23% 185
UK excluding London -3 768 £425 +7.46% 125
London -32 418 £450 - 91
South East -1 229 £425 -2.86% 40
Midlands +62 171 £400 +1.27% 16
Scotland -28 98 £400 +6.67% 24
North of England -45 92 £413 +10.00% 14
West Midlands +15 88 £388 -13.89% 9
East Midlands +50 83 £413 +5.10% 7
East of England +4 70 £441 +4.61% 15
South West 0 66 £425 +6.25% 9
Yorkshire +7 50 £425 +6.25% 3
North West -45 33 £401 +3.35% 11
Wales -29 24 £525 +49.04% 6
Northern Ireland +27 20 £513 +36.67% 1
North East -32 9 £333 -7.96%

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 1,174 (97.02%) SQL
2 988 (81.65%) Oracle
3 398 (32.89%) Java
4 383 (31.65%) Oracle Database
5 370 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
6 304 (25.12%) Unix
7 285 (23.55%) Finance
8 207 (17.11%) ETL
9 206 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
10 201 (16.61%) XML
11 199 (16.45%) C#
12 197 (16.28%) Shell Script
13 193 (15.95%) SQL Server
13 193 (15.95%) Web Services
14 183 (15.12%) Data Warehouse
15 182 (15.04%) JavaScript
16 176 (14.55%) Linux
17 172 (14.21%) .NET
18 164 (13.55%) Oracle Database 11g
19 152 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
20 142 (11.74%) J2EE
20 142 (11.74%) Oracle Database 12c
21 128 (10.58%) Data Modelling
22 122 (10.08%) T-SQL
23 121 (10.00%) Banking
23 121 (10.00%) Security Cleared
24 120 (9.92%) Scrum
24 120 (9.92%) Relational Database
25 118 (9.75%) HTML
25 118 (9.75%) 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 89 (7.36%) WebLogic
2 67 (5.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 63 (5.21%) Confluence
4 62 (5.12%) Oracle Workflow
5 50 (4.13%) WebSphere
6 31 (2.56%) Apache
7 28 (2.31%) JBoss
8 26 (2.15%) SAS
9 24 (1.98%) Apache Spark
10 23 (1.90%) CMS
10 23 (1.90%) Tomcat
11 19 (1.57%) IIS
12 17 (1.40%) Oracle Application Server
13 12 (0.99%) Apache Pig
13 12 (0.99%) GlassFish
13 12 (0.99%) Liferay
14 10 (0.83%) Apache Solr
15 9 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.66%) Oracle BPEL
16 8 (0.66%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 68 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.50%) SPSS
4 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.083%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 92 (7.60%) Oracle EBS
2 59 (4.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 43 (3.55%) Oracle Receivables
4 31 (2.56%) Oracle Payables
5 26 (2.15%) Oracle General Ledger
6 23 (1.90%) Oracle Applications
7 22 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
8 21 (1.74%) Oracle Financials
9 15 (1.24%) Oracle ERP
10 12 (0.99%) Oracle Assets
11 10 (0.83%) Oracle iProcurement
12 9 (0.74%) Oracle Retail
13 8 (0.66%) Oracle Cash Management
13 8 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
14 7 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 6 (0.50%) Remedy AR System
16 5 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
16 5 (0.41%) Oracle Internet Expenses
17 4 (0.33%) Oracle TCA
17 4 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 92 (7.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.23%) npm
4 12 (0.99%) Boomi
4 12 (0.99%) GitHub
5 11 (0.91%) PaaS
6 10 (0.83%) SaaS
7 6 (0.50%) IaaS
7 6 (0.50%) Taleo
8 5 (0.41%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.33%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.33%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.17%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 2 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.82%) AMQP
2 17 (1.40%) SMS
3 16 (1.32%) FTP
4 9 (0.74%) HTTP
4 9 (0.74%) SAN
5 5 (0.41%) Skype
6 4 (0.33%) Internet
6 4 (0.33%) SSL
7 3 (0.25%) SSH
7 3 (0.25%) VPN
8 2 (0.17%) Broadband
8 2 (0.17%) DNS
8 2 (0.17%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.083%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (31.65%) Oracle Database
2 193 (15.95%) SQL Server
3 183 (15.12%) Data Warehouse
4 164 (13.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 142 (11.74%) Oracle Database 12c
6 120 (9.92%) Relational Database
7 116 (9.59%) Oracle Reports
8 78 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
9 71 (5.87%) MongoDB
10 69 (5.70%) RDBMS
11 63 (5.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 59 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
13 57 (4.71%) Oracle Database 10g
14 51 (4.21%) NoSQL
15 48 (3.97%) Oracle BI EE
16 47 (3.88%) MySQL
16 47 (3.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 47 (3.88%) SQLPlus
17 43 (3.55%) Oracle ODI
18 31 (2.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 118 (9.75%) JIRA
2 112 (9.26%) Git (software)
3 105 (8.68%) Oracle Forms
4 90 (7.44%) Jenkins
5 59 (4.88%) Maven
5 59 (4.88%) Selenium
6 44 (3.64%) Cucumber
7 43 (3.55%) Oracle APEX
8 41 (3.39%) Toad
9 33 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 32 (2.64%) ProC
10 32 (2.64%) Subversion
11 30 (2.48%) CA Gen
11 30 (2.48%) Eclipse
12 29 (2.40%) Ant
13 28 (2.31%) JUnit
14 26 (2.15%) SoapUI
15 24 (1.98%) JMeter
15 24 (1.98%) Karma Test Runner
15 24 (1.98%) Mocha
General
1 285 (23.55%) Finance
2 121 (10.00%) Banking
3 30 (2.48%) Retail
4 29 (2.40%) Investment Banking
5 28 (2.31%) General Ledger
6 26 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.74%) Front Office
8 11 (0.91%) Marketing
9 10 (0.83%) Billing
9 10 (0.83%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.74%) Back Office
10 9 (0.74%) Local Government
10 9 (0.74%) Publishing
11 7 (0.58%) Law
11 7 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.58%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.50%) Legal
13 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.33%) Electronics
15 3 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 694 (57.36%) Developer
2 238 (19.67%) Oracle Developer
3 162 (13.39%) SQL Developer
4 147 (12.15%) Analyst
5 137 (11.32%) PL/SQL Developer
6 126 (10.41%) Java Developer
7 89 (7.36%) Architect
8 71 (5.87%) Consultant
9 67 (5.54%) C# Developer
10 59 (4.88%) .NET Developer
11 48 (3.97%) DBA
12 47 (3.88%) ETL Developer
13 39 (3.22%) Oracle DBA
13 39 (3.22%) Senior Developer
14 35 (2.89%) Oracle Analyst
15 34 (2.81%) Oracle Consultant
16 33 (2.73%) Data Analyst
17 30 (2.48%) C# .NET Developer
17 30 (2.48%) Tester
18 29 (2.40%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (16.61%) XML
2 193 (15.95%) Web Services
3 172 (14.21%) .NET
4 142 (11.74%) J2EE
5 118 (9.75%) HTML
6 113 (9.34%) SOAP
7 103 (8.51%) Spring
8 88 (7.27%) CSS
9 85 (7.02%) REST
10 67 (5.54%) AngularJS
11 64 (5.29%) WPF
12 63 (5.21%) JMS
12 63 (5.21%) JSON
13 61 (5.04%) ASP.NET
13 61 (5.04%) WinForms
14 58 (4.79%) Hibernate
15 53 (4.38%) RESTful
16 49 (4.05%) WCF
17 47 (3.88%) XSLT
18 45 (3.72%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 108 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (3.55%) Computer Science
3 33 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
4 28 (2.31%) Hedge funds
5 22 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (1.40%) Data Structures
8 16 (1.32%) Mainframe
8 16 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 16 (1.32%) User Experience
9 14 (1.16%) Algorithms
10 11 (0.91%) NHS
11 10 (0.83%) Replication
12 9 (0.74%) Derivative
12 9 (0.74%) Reference Data
13 8 (0.66%) Credit Risk
13 8 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.58%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.50%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 304 (25.12%) Unix
2 176 (14.55%) Linux
3 112 (9.26%) Windows
4 37 (3.06%) Windows Server
5 34 (2.81%) AIX
6 28 (2.31%) Solaris
7 21 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.16%) CentOS
10 12 (0.99%) OpenVMS
11 10 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.74%) VME
13 7 (0.58%) Android
13 7 (0.58%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.41%) Debian
14 5 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.41%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.33%) VMS
16 3 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (17.11%) ETL
3 206 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
4 152 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
5 128 (10.58%) Data Modelling
6 120 (9.92%) Scrum
7 117 (9.67%) Migration
8 100 (8.26%) Microservices
9 98 (8.10%) Performance Tuning
10 93 (7.69%) Analytics
11 91 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
12 87 (7.19%) Test Automation
13 85 (7.02%) OO
14 82 (6.78%) Data Migration
15 77 (6.36%) Waterfall
16 74 (6.12%) Data Analysis
17 73 (6.03%) DevOps
18 71 (5.87%) SOA
19 70 (5.79%) Workflow
20 62 (5.12%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1,174 (97.02%) SQL
2 398 (32.89%) Java
3 199 (16.45%) C#
4 197 (16.28%) Shell Script
5 182 (15.04%) JavaScript
6 122 (10.08%) T-SQL
7 103 (8.51%) Python
8 65 (5.37%) Perl
9 54 (4.46%) C
10 49 (4.05%) VB.NET
11 44 (3.64%) C++
12 31 (2.56%) VBA
13 29 (2.40%) Scala
14 24 (1.98%) VB
15 23 (1.90%) Ruby
16 22 (1.82%) Java 8
17 21 (1.74%) R
18 16 (1.32%) PowerShell
19 15 (1.24%) Bash Shell
20 12 (0.99%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 121 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 92 (7.60%) SC Cleared
3 73 (6.03%) Degree
4 22 (1.82%) Oracle Certification
5 16 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.16%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.58%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.41%) ISEB
9 5 (0.41%) OCP
10 4 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.25%) MCP
11 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.25%) OCA
12 2 (0.17%) MCPD
12 2 (0.17%) MCTS
13 1 (0.083%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.63%) QA
2 54 (4.46%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.74%) GDPR
4 10 (0.83%) SLA
5 8 (0.66%) MiFID
5 8 (0.66%) PMO
6 4 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.33%) GCP
6 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.33%) SEPA
7 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.17%) HL7
9 1 (0.083%) DICOM
9 1 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.083%) EMIR
9 1 (0.083%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.083%) ISO 9002
9 1 (0.083%) RMADS
9 1 (0.083%) TickIT
System Software
1 50 (4.13%) Docker
2 28 (2.31%) Oracle RAC
3 15 (1.24%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.50%) HDFS
5 5 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.25%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.083%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.083%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 21 (1.74%) Data Guard
1 21 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
2 18 (1.49%) Ansible
3 15 (1.24%) Amdocs OSS
3 15 (1.24%) HP ALM
4 12 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
5 10 (0.83%) Control-M
6 9 (0.74%) Kibana
7 8 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (0.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 6 (0.50%) Puppet
9 6 (0.50%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.41%) Oracle Flashback
10 5 (0.41%) SCOM
11 4 (0.33%) Ambari
11 4 (0.33%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.33%) logstash
12 3 (0.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 988 (81.65%) Oracle
2 117 (9.67%) Microsoft
3 63 (5.21%) IBM
4 60 (4.96%) Informatica
5 44 (3.64%) BEA
6 40 (3.31%) Tableau
7 36 (2.98%) SAP
8 35 (2.89%) Talend
9 34 (2.81%) webMethods
10 28 (2.31%) Teradata
11 26 (2.15%) Cognos
11 26 (2.15%) Pega
11 26 (2.15%) Red Hat
12 25 (2.07%) Capita
13 23 (1.90%) Citrix
14 22 (1.82%) HP
15 16 (1.32%) Hyperion
15 16 (1.32%) Remedy
16 15 (1.24%) BMC
16 15 (1.24%) Cramer