Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 247 236 203
Rank change year-on-year -11 -33 -56
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 1,083 1,083 1,240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 1.09% 1.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.49% 2.59% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 707 780
UK median daily rate £450 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% -
10th Percentile £318 £308 £285
90th Percentile £602 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 11
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £35.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.85% -11.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26.80 £24.00 £25.00
90th Percentile £58.74 £47.50 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +40.85% -11.25% -5.88%

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 43,508 41,891 39,554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.38% 42.13% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,522 29,552 27,140
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £320 £308 £288
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 752 871
UK median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.48% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.61 £14.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 -2 949 £450 +2.86% 174
UK excluding London +15 650 £425 +6.25% 138
London -36 407 £473 -5.50% 50
South East +23 207 £425 +3.03% 52
Midlands +29 115 £400 +6.67% 14
East of England +19 85 £475 +35.71% 12
West Midlands +11 73 £438 +9.38% 7
North of England -44 72 £400 +0.06% 18
Scotland +1 65 £384 +3.02% 11
South West -24 64 £425 +2.41% 29
North West -7 43 £400 - 8
East Midlands +13 41 £375 +56.85% 7
Wales -6 29 £458 +7.65% 3
Yorkshire -14 20 £425 - 7
Northern Ireland +37 16 £475 -
North East -25 9 £400 -5.88% 3

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 1,046 (96.58%) SQL
2 854 (78.86%) Oracle
3 361 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 324 (29.92%) Java
5 300 (27.70%) Oracle Database
6 287 (26.50%) Unix
7 267 (24.65%) Finance
8 219 (20.22%) SQL Server
9 194 (17.91%) C#
10 188 (17.36%) Shell Script
11 185 (17.08%) ETL
12 168 (15.51%) .NET
13 159 (14.68%) Business Intelligence
14 158 (14.59%) XML
15 147 (13.57%) JavaScript
16 143 (13.20%) Linux
17 142 (13.11%) Banking
18 141 (13.02%) Web Services
19 136 (12.56%) Data Modelling
19 136 (12.56%) Spring
20 134 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
21 133 (12.28%) Scrum
22 132 (12.19%) T-SQL
23 129 (11.91%) Security Cleared
24 128 (11.82%) HTML
25 124 (11.45%) Oracle Database 12c
26 118 (10.90%) Git (software)
27 117 (10.80%) Performance Tuning
28 114 (10.53%) JIRA
29 113 (10.43%) Oracle Database 11g

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 80 (7.39%) WebLogic
2 47 (4.34%) Confluence
3 35 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
4 32 (2.95%) JBoss
5 27 (2.49%) SAS
6 25 (2.31%) CMS
6 25 (2.31%) WebSphere
7 21 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (1.94%) IIS
7 21 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 19 (1.75%) SharePoint
9 17 (1.57%) Mule
10 16 (1.48%) Apache Spark
11 14 (1.29%) Apache Solr
12 13 (1.20%) Oracle Application Server
13 11 (1.02%) Apache
13 11 (1.02%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
14 6 (0.55%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 56 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.37%) SPSS
5 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.28%) Windchill
6 1 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 52 (4.80%) Oracle EBS
2 34 (3.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 20 (1.85%) Oracle Retail
4 17 (1.57%) Oracle Applications
5 15 (1.39%) Oracle Receivables
6 13 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
7 12 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
8 11 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
8 11 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
9 8 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
10 7 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
11 6 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
11 6 (0.55%) Oracle iProcurement
12 5 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
12 5 (0.46%) Oracle FAH
12 5 (0.46%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 4 (0.37%) ResourceLink
14 3 (0.28%) Oracle BRM
14 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 97 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.57%) PaaS
4 13 (1.20%) npm
5 12 (1.11%) Apigee
5 12 (1.11%) GitHub
6 11 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (0.92%) Serverless
8 9 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (0.65%) Boomi
9 7 (0.65%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.55%) SaaS
11 5 (0.46%) Taleo
12 4 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.37%) IaaS
13 3 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.28%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.20%) AMQP
2 12 (1.11%) HTTP
3 10 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.74%) FTP
5 7 (0.65%) Wireshark
6 6 (0.55%) Internet
7 4 (0.37%) Broadband
7 4 (0.37%) Firewall
7 4 (0.37%) LAN
8 3 (0.28%) DNS
8 3 (0.28%) SSL
9 2 (0.18%) GPRS
9 2 (0.18%) GSM
9 2 (0.18%) SMS
9 2 (0.18%) WAN
10 1 (0.092%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.092%) NAS
10 1 (0.092%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.092%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (27.70%) Oracle Database
2 219 (20.22%) SQL Server
3 134 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
4 124 (11.45%) Oracle Database 12c
5 113 (10.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 108 (9.97%) Oracle Reports
6 108 (9.97%) Relational Database
7 85 (7.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 73 (6.74%) PostgreSQL
9 68 (6.28%) RDBMS
10 58 (5.36%) MySQL
11 53 (4.89%) MongoDB
12 47 (4.34%) Oracle Database 10g
13 39 (3.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 39 (3.60%) Oracle ODI
13 39 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 37 (3.42%) Oracle BI EE
15 35 (3.23%) Big Data
15 35 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
16 34 (3.14%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 118 (10.90%) Git (software)
2 114 (10.53%) JIRA
3 83 (7.66%) Jenkins
4 75 (6.93%) Oracle Forms
5 65 (6.00%) Maven
6 60 (5.54%) Subversion
7 50 (4.62%) Oracle APEX
8 49 (4.52%) Toad
9 42 (3.88%) Selenium
10 34 (3.14%) Cucumber
10 34 (3.14%) SoapUI
11 31 (2.86%) CA Gen
11 31 (2.86%) JUnit
12 30 (2.77%) JMeter
12 30 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 27 (2.49%) Eclipse
14 24 (2.22%) NeoLoad
14 24 (2.22%) ProC
15 22 (2.03%) Bitbucket
16 15 (1.39%) Mocha
General
1 267 (24.65%) Finance
2 142 (13.11%) Banking
3 54 (4.99%) Investment Banking
4 52 (4.80%) Retail
5 45 (4.16%) Front Office
6 15 (1.39%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.20%) Marketing
8 10 (0.92%) General Ledger
9 8 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.46%) Back Office
10 5 (0.46%) Billing
10 5 (0.46%) Electronics
11 4 (0.37%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.28%) French Language
12 3 (0.28%) Games
12 3 (0.28%) Legal
13 2 (0.18%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 672 (62.05%) Developer
2 229 (21.14%) Oracle Developer
3 160 (14.77%) SQL Developer
4 148 (13.67%) Java Developer
5 119 (10.99%) Analyst
6 105 (9.70%) PL/SQL Developer
7 89 (8.22%) Senior Developer
8 65 (6.00%) C# Developer
9 62 (5.72%) DBA
9 62 (5.72%) ETL Developer
10 60 (5.54%) .NET Developer
11 54 (4.99%) Architect
12 46 (4.25%) Oracle DBA
13 39 (3.60%) Consultant
13 39 (3.60%) Senior Java Developer
14 38 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
15 33 (3.05%) Oracle Analyst
16 30 (2.77%) Data Analyst
17 29 (2.68%) Oracle ETL Developer
18 24 (2.22%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (15.51%) .NET
2 158 (14.59%) XML
3 141 (13.02%) Web Services
4 136 (12.56%) Spring
5 128 (11.82%) HTML
6 94 (8.68%) CSS
7 93 (8.59%) J2EE
8 92 (8.49%) REST
9 86 (7.94%) JSON
10 78 (7.20%) AngularJS
11 73 (6.74%) SOAP
12 67 (6.19%) Hibernate
12 67 (6.19%) JMS
13 65 (6.00%) RESTful
14 63 (5.82%) ASP.NET
15 49 (4.52%) Spring Boot
16 47 (4.34%) WinForms
17 46 (4.25%) WPF
18 45 (4.16%) ActiveMQ
19 41 (3.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 111 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (2.68%) Derivative
3 26 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (2.40%) Reference Data
4 23 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (1.75%) Fixed Income
6 18 (1.66%) Data Structures
7 17 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (1.20%) User Experience
9 12 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.11%) Wiki
10 10 (0.92%) Equities
11 9 (0.83%) Fintech
11 9 (0.83%) Hedge funds
11 9 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (0.83%) Mobile App
11 9 (0.83%) NHS
11 9 (0.83%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.65%) EPoS
13 6 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 287 (26.50%) Unix
2 143 (13.20%) Linux
3 73 (6.74%) Windows
4 31 (2.86%) AIX
5 21 (1.94%) Solaris
6 20 (1.85%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.92%) OpenVMS
9 9 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.28%) CentOS
12 3 (0.28%) HPUX
12 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.28%) VME
13 2 (0.18%) Tru64
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.092%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (17.08%) ETL
3 159 (14.68%) Business Intelligence
4 136 (12.56%) Data Modelling
5 133 (12.28%) Scrum
6 117 (10.80%) Performance Tuning
7 110 (10.16%) Test Automation
8 104 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
9 103 (9.51%) TDD
10 102 (9.42%) Microservices
11 101 (9.33%) Migration
12 90 (8.31%) BDD
13 81 (7.48%) OO
14 77 (7.11%) SDLC
15 74 (6.83%) Analytics
16 72 (6.65%) Data Migration
17 69 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
18 61 (5.63%) Software Engineering
19 59 (5.45%) DevOps
19 59 (5.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1,046 (96.58%) SQL
2 324 (29.92%) Java
3 194 (17.91%) C#
4 188 (17.36%) Shell Script
5 147 (13.57%) JavaScript
6 132 (12.19%) T-SQL
7 84 (7.76%) Python
8 71 (6.56%) Perl
9 44 (4.06%) C
10 38 (3.51%) VB.NET
11 34 (3.14%) Java 8
11 34 (3.14%) VBA
12 33 (3.05%) VB
13 19 (1.75%) C++
14 18 (1.66%) PowerShell
14 18 (1.66%) Scala
15 13 (1.20%) Korn
16 11 (1.02%) R
16 11 (1.02%) XPath
17 10 (0.92%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 129 (11.91%) Security Cleared
2 88 (8.13%) SC Cleared
3 33 (3.05%) Degree
4 29 (2.68%) ISEB
5 24 (2.22%) ISTQB
5 24 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (1.29%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.37%) OCA
10 3 (0.28%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.28%) CCNA
10 3 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.092%) HNC
11 1 (0.092%) HND
11 1 (0.092%) MCSE
11 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.092%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (6.28%) QA
2 38 (3.51%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.74%) GDPR
4 6 (0.55%) PMO
5 4 (0.37%) SLA
6 3 (0.28%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.28%) IFRS
6 3 (0.28%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 9002
7 2 (0.18%) MiFID
7 2 (0.18%) TickIT
8 1 (0.092%) EMIR
8 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.092%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (4.80%) Docker
2 41 (3.79%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.092%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.092%) HDFS
7 1 (0.092%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.092%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.092%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (1.94%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
3 19 (1.75%) Kibana
3 19 (1.75%) logstash
4 14 (1.29%) Docker Swarm
4 14 (1.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 12 (1.11%) HP ALM
6 11 (1.02%) Tivoli
7 10 (0.92%) Data Guard
8 9 (0.83%) Ansible
9 8 (0.74%) Amdocs OSS
9 8 (0.74%) Control-M
9 8 (0.74%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 8 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
10 7 (0.65%) nmon
11 5 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.37%) SCOM
13 3 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 854 (78.86%) Oracle
2 94 (8.68%) Microsoft
3 46 (4.25%) Informatica
4 43 (3.97%) IBM
5 38 (3.51%) Talend
6 36 (3.32%) BEA
7 31 (2.86%) Citrix
8 26 (2.40%) Google
9 25 (2.31%) webMethods
10 19 (1.75%) Pega
10 19 (1.75%) SAP
11 17 (1.57%) TIBCO
12 15 (1.39%) Murex
12 15 (1.39%) Sybase
13 14 (1.29%) HP
14 13 (1.20%) Tableau
15 12 (1.11%) CA
16 11 (1.02%) MicroStrategy
17 9 (0.83%) Cisco
17 9 (0.83%) Dell