Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 245 188
Rank change year-on-year +4 -57 -45
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 1,163 1,125 1,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.09% 1.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.50% 2.60% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 726 992
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £301 £294
90th Percentile £575 £600 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 16
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £36.75 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.05% -10.91% +13.01%
10th Percentile £34.30 £26.03 £22.75
90th Percentile £58.74 £44.00 £45.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £36.75 £41.25
% change year-on-year +36.05% -10.91% +5.10%

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 46,530 43,212 42,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.67% 41.94% 40.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,755 30,178 29,427
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £316 £308 £281
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 691 797 898
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £16.66 £16.25 £14.21
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% -

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +8 1,022 £443 +1.09% 197
UK excluding London +15 716 £425 +6.25% 143
London -30 421 £463 -7.04% 76
South East +24 239 £425 -4.49% 38
Midlands +40 116 £400 - 24
East of England +8 89 £475 +31.94% 16
North of England -37 89 £400 +3.29% 32
West Midlands +20 78 £400 -5.88% 11
Scotland -18 78 £425 +13.33% 20
South West -13 68 £425 +6.25% 11
Yorkshire +9 43 £425 - 6
North West -21 40 £400 - 24
East Midlands +14 38 £425 +16.84% 13
Northern Ireland +52 21 £485 +67.82%
Wales -21 19 £500 +33.33% 2
North East -46 6 £325 -17.72% 2

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 1,125 (96.73%) SQL
2 926 (79.62%) Oracle
3 398 (34.22%) Java
4 383 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
5 331 (28.46%) Oracle Database
6 291 (25.02%) Finance
7 284 (24.42%) Unix
8 211 (18.14%) SQL Server
9 204 (17.54%) ETL
10 201 (17.28%) C#
11 198 (17.02%) XML
12 190 (16.34%) Shell Script
13 171 (14.70%) Web Services
14 164 (14.10%) Business Intelligence
15 156 (13.41%) Linux
16 154 (13.24%) .NET
16 154 (13.24%) Oracle Database 12c
17 150 (12.90%) JavaScript
18 149 (12.81%) Spring
19 148 (12.73%) Data Modelling
20 145 (12.47%) Microservices
21 139 (11.95%) Data Warehouse
22 136 (11.69%) Banking
22 136 (11.69%) Scrum
23 131 (11.26%) Security Cleared
24 128 (11.01%) Oracle Reports
25 127 (10.92%) Git (software)
26 126 (10.83%) Oracle Database 11g
27 124 (10.66%) J2EE
28 123 (10.58%) T-SQL

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 99 (8.51%) WebLogic
2 54 (4.64%) Confluence
3 47 (4.04%) Oracle Workflow
4 40 (3.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 32 (2.75%) CMS
5 32 (2.75%) SAS
6 31 (2.67%) WebSphere
7 30 (2.58%) JBoss
8 22 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (1.81%) IIS
10 17 (1.46%) Apache Spark
10 17 (1.46%) Mule
11 16 (1.38%) Oracle Application Server
12 15 (1.29%) Apache
13 14 (1.20%) Tomcat
14 13 (1.12%) Apache Solr
15 12 (1.03%) SharePoint
16 7 (0.60%) Apache Pig
16 7 (0.60%) Apache ServiceMix
17 6 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 66 (5.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.43%) SPSS
4 4 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.26%) Windchill
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 75 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
2 54 (4.64%) Oracle EBS R12
3 33 (2.84%) Oracle Receivables
4 25 (2.15%) Oracle Financials
5 22 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
6 20 (1.72%) Oracle General Ledger
6 20 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
7 18 (1.55%) Oracle BPM
8 16 (1.38%) Oracle ERP
8 16 (1.38%) Oracle Retail
9 10 (0.86%) Oracle Assets
10 9 (0.77%) Oracle Cash Management
10 9 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
11 7 (0.60%) Oracle iProcurement
12 6 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 6 (0.52%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 6 (0.52%) Remedy AR System
13 5 (0.43%) Oracle FAH
14 4 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
15 3 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 90 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (2.15%) npm
4 16 (1.38%) PaaS
5 15 (1.29%) GitHub
6 12 (1.03%) Apigee
7 11 (0.95%) Boomi
8 9 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (0.77%) Serverless
9 8 (0.69%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.60%) SaaS
11 6 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.34%) IaaS
14 3 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
15 2 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.17%) Office 365
15 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.98%) AMQP
2 15 (1.29%) HTTP
3 8 (0.69%) FTP
3 8 (0.69%) SMS
4 7 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.43%) Internet
6 4 (0.34%) LAN
7 3 (0.26%) Broadband
7 3 (0.26%) SAN
7 3 (0.26%) SSL
7 3 (0.26%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.17%) Firewall
8 2 (0.17%) GPRS
8 2 (0.17%) GSM
8 2 (0.17%) WAN
9 1 (0.086%) DNS
9 1 (0.086%) NAS
9 1 (0.086%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 331 (28.46%) Oracle Database
2 211 (18.14%) SQL Server
3 154 (13.24%) Oracle Database 12c
4 139 (11.95%) Data Warehouse
5 128 (11.01%) Oracle Reports
6 126 (10.83%) Oracle Database 11g
7 123 (10.58%) Relational Database
8 83 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
9 78 (6.71%) MongoDB
10 77 (6.62%) RDBMS
11 67 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 65 (5.59%) MySQL
13 52 (4.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 47 (4.04%) Oracle Database 10g
15 46 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 44 (3.78%) Oracle ODI
17 40 (3.44%) NoSQL
18 39 (3.35%) BusinessObjects
19 33 (2.84%) SQLPlus
20 29 (2.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 127 (10.92%) Git (software)
2 119 (10.23%) JIRA
3 99 (8.51%) Oracle Forms
4 92 (7.91%) Jenkins
5 80 (6.88%) Maven
6 58 (4.99%) Toad
7 57 (4.90%) Subversion
8 51 (4.39%) Oracle APEX
9 48 (4.13%) Selenium
10 43 (3.70%) Cucumber
11 41 (3.53%) SoapUI
12 39 (3.35%) JMeter
13 35 (3.01%) Eclipse
13 35 (3.01%) JUnit
14 28 (2.41%) CA Gen
15 27 (2.32%) JDeveloper
16 24 (2.06%) Karma Test Runner
16 24 (2.06%) Mocha
17 23 (1.98%) NeoLoad
17 23 (1.98%) ProC
General
1 291 (25.02%) Finance
2 136 (11.69%) Banking
3 49 (4.21%) Investment Banking
4 42 (3.61%) Front Office
5 39 (3.35%) Retail
6 25 (2.15%) General Ledger
7 15 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.86%) Marketing
11 9 (0.77%) Publishing
12 7 (0.60%) Billing
12 7 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.52%) Law
14 5 (0.43%) Back Office
15 4 (0.34%) Electronics
15 4 (0.34%) Legal
15 4 (0.34%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.26%) Games
16 3 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 734 (63.11%) Developer
2 268 (23.04%) Oracle Developer
3 167 (14.36%) Java Developer
4 164 (14.10%) SQL Developer
5 139 (11.95%) Analyst
6 109 (9.37%) PL/SQL Developer
7 76 (6.53%) Architect
8 75 (6.45%) Senior Developer
9 70 (6.02%) ETL Developer
10 57 (4.90%) C# Developer
11 55 (4.73%) .NET Developer
12 51 (4.39%) Consultant
13 44 (3.78%) DBA
14 37 (3.18%) Oracle DBA
15 36 (3.10%) Oracle Analyst
16 35 (3.01%) Senior Java Developer
17 33 (2.84%) Data Analyst
18 31 (2.67%) C# .NET Developer
19 30 (2.58%) Oracle ETL Developer
19 30 (2.58%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (17.02%) XML
2 171 (14.70%) Web Services
3 154 (13.24%) .NET
4 149 (12.81%) Spring
5 124 (10.66%) J2EE
6 116 (9.97%) HTML
7 113 (9.72%) REST
8 106 (9.11%) SOAP
9 97 (8.34%) CSS
10 90 (7.74%) JSON
11 85 (7.31%) AngularJS
12 79 (6.79%) Hibernate
12 79 (6.79%) JMS
13 65 (5.59%) ASP.NET
14 63 (5.42%) RESTful
15 53 (4.56%) Spring Boot
16 48 (4.13%) XSLT
17 45 (3.87%) WinForms
18 43 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
19 41 (3.53%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 101 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
3 28 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 27 (2.32%) Reference Data
5 23 (1.98%) Derivative
6 20 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (1.29%) Fixed Income
10 14 (1.20%) Hedge funds
11 13 (1.12%) Data Structures
12 12 (1.03%) Mainframe
12 12 (1.03%) NHS
12 12 (1.03%) User Experience
13 10 (0.86%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.77%) Equities
15 8 (0.69%) Wiki
16 7 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
16 7 (0.60%) Virtual Team
17 6 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 284 (24.42%) Unix
2 156 (13.41%) Linux
3 72 (6.19%) Windows
4 33 (2.84%) AIX
5 25 (2.15%) Solaris
6 20 (1.72%) Windows Server
7 16 (1.38%) OpenVMS
8 12 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (0.86%) VME
10 9 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.52%) CentOS
11 6 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.26%) HPUX
12 3 (0.26%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.086%) Android
13 1 (0.086%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.086%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (17.54%) ETL
3 164 (14.10%) Business Intelligence
4 148 (12.73%) Data Modelling
5 145 (12.47%) Microservices
6 136 (11.69%) Scrum
7 114 (9.80%) Performance Tuning
8 111 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
9 108 (9.29%) Migration
10 102 (8.77%) Test Automation
11 101 (8.68%) TDD
12 96 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
13 86 (7.39%) BDD
14 85 (7.31%) OO
15 82 (7.05%) SDLC
16 78 (6.71%) Data Migration
17 65 (5.59%) DevOps
18 64 (5.50%) Analytics
19 60 (5.16%) Test Strategy
20 58 (4.99%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1,125 (96.73%) SQL
2 398 (34.22%) Java
3 201 (17.28%) C#
4 190 (16.34%) Shell Script
5 150 (12.90%) JavaScript
6 123 (10.58%) T-SQL
7 102 (8.77%) Python
8 88 (7.57%) Perl
9 44 (3.78%) C
10 41 (3.53%) VB.NET
11 36 (3.10%) Java 8
11 36 (3.10%) VB
12 30 (2.58%) VBA
13 27 (2.32%) C++
14 22 (1.89%) Scala
15 19 (1.63%) Korn
16 17 (1.46%) PowerShell
16 17 (1.46%) R
17 13 (1.12%) XPath
18 12 (1.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 131 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 96 (8.25%) SC Cleared
3 54 (4.64%) Degree
4 22 (1.89%) ISEB
5 19 (1.63%) ISTQB
6 18 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (0.86%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.26%) CCNA
11 3 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.26%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.26%) OCA
12 2 (0.17%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.17%) OCP
13 1 (0.086%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.33%) QA
2 46 (3.96%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.20%) GDPR
4 10 (0.86%) PMO
5 7 (0.60%) SLA
6 2 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.17%) ISO 9002
6 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.17%) SEPA
6 2 (0.17%) TickIT
7 1 (0.086%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.086%) EMIR
7 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (4.82%) Docker
2 29 (2.49%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (0.60%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.17%) HDFS
5 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.086%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.086%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.086%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.086%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.086%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.086%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.086%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (1.72%) Kibana
1 20 (1.72%) logstash
2 19 (1.63%) Docker Swarm
3 18 (1.55%) Oracle RMAN
4 16 (1.38%) Amdocs OSS
4 16 (1.38%) Kubernetes
5 15 (1.29%) Ansible
6 13 (1.12%) Data Guard
7 10 (0.86%) HP ALM
7 10 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 9 (0.77%) Control-M
9 8 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
10 6 (0.52%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 6 (0.52%) SCOM
10 6 (0.52%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.34%) Puppet
13 3 (0.26%) Mesos
13 3 (0.26%) nmon
Vendors
1 926 (79.62%) Oracle
2 84 (7.22%) Microsoft
3 48 (4.13%) Informatica
4 45 (3.87%) Talend
5 44 (3.78%) BEA
6 43 (3.70%) IBM
7 32 (2.75%) webMethods
8 31 (2.67%) Citrix
9 19 (1.63%) Google
9 19 (1.63%) Pega
9 19 (1.63%) SAP
9 19 (1.63%) TIBCO
10 18 (1.55%) Teradata
11 16 (1.38%) Cramer
12 14 (1.20%) HP
12 14 (1.20%) Sybase
13 13 (1.12%) Amdocs
13 13 (1.12%) Dell
13 13 (1.12%) Tableau
14 12 (1.03%) MicroStrategy