Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 171 232 248
Rank change year-on-year +61 +16 -2
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 624 774 1,086
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.50% 1.08% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.63% 2.65% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 493 735
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £317 £342 £319
90th Percentile £608 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -4.89% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 8
Median hourly rate £55.00 £21.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +161.90% -58.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £23.84 £17.20 £21.33
90th Percentile £68.00 £51.50 £58.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £21.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +161.90% -58.00% +40.85%

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 17,184 29,258 43,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.44% 40.80% 44.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,959 20,481 31,114
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £313 £325 £319
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 534 638
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +3.11% +5.48%
10th Percentile £13.39 £16.52 £16.90
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £51.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

PL/SQL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PL/SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PL/SQL.

Daily rate trend for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PL/SQL over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PL/SQL.

Hourly rate trend for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PL/SQL over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Top 17 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 19 January 2021. 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 +58 488 £450 -8.16% 113
UK excluding London +94 289 £428 -4.89% 93
London +14 210 £475 -5.00% 33
Work from Home -62 151 £475 -3.55% 18
South East +44 88 £488 - 14
Midlands +77 83 £400 -4.48% 19
West Midlands +94 78 £404 +1.57% 8
North of England +75 42 £450 +2.86% 27
Scotland +36 36 £425 - 13
North West +53 23 £440 -2.22% 13
South West +84 22 £500 - 12
North East +37 12 £463 +12.12% 5
Wales +23 12 £475 +5.56% 1
Yorkshire +55 7 £438 -20.45% 9
East of England +40 4 £480 +53.60% 7
East Midlands +9 3 £425 -15.00% 11
Northern Ireland +6 2 £428 +90.22%

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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.

1 613 (98.24%) SQL
2 563 (90.22%) Oracle
3 231 (37.02%) Java
4 217 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 187 (29.97%) Oracle Database
6 166 (26.60%) Unix
7 165 (26.44%) Business Intelligence
8 132 (21.15%) WebLogic
9 125 (20.03%) Linux
10 123 (19.71%) Data Modelling
11 116 (18.59%) Security Cleared
12 114 (18.27%) Shell Script
13 107 (17.15%) XML
14 105 (16.83%) J2EE
15 99 (15.87%) Finance
16 98 (15.71%) Jenkins
17 93 (14.90%) JIRA
18 91 (14.58%) JSON
18 91 (14.58%) Python
19 90 (14.42%) SQL Server
20 89 (14.26%) Test Strategy
21 85 (13.62%) Process Improvement
22 84 (13.46%) JavaScript
23 82 (13.14%) BEA
23 82 (13.14%) SC Cleared
23 82 (13.14%) Azure
24 80 (12.82%) Migration
25 79 (12.66%) Scrum
25 79 (12.66%) webMethods
25 79 (12.66%) OO

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
1 132 (21.15%) WebLogic
2 70 (11.22%) Confluence
3 36 (5.77%) Oracle Workflow
4 24 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 22 (3.53%) Red Hat Fuse
6 20 (3.21%) JBoss
7 18 (2.88%) MQSeries
8 17 (2.72%) Tomcat
9 16 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
10 15 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (2.40%) WebSphere
11 13 (2.08%) SAS
12 11 (1.76%) Apache
13 10 (1.60%) IIS
13 10 (1.60%) Oracle Self-Service HR
14 9 (1.44%) Apache Spark
14 9 (1.44%) Jetty
15 7 (1.12%) Mule
15 7 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
16 5 (0.80%) Jupyter
Applications
1 16 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 64 (10.26%) Oracle EBS
2 55 (8.81%) Oracle EBS R12
3 37 (5.93%) Oracle Applications
4 23 (3.69%) Oracle Payables
5 22 (3.53%) Oracle Assets
6 21 (3.37%) Oracle General Ledger
7 16 (2.56%) Oracle ERP
8 15 (2.40%) SAP FI-CA
9 13 (2.08%) Maximo
10 9 (1.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 8 (1.28%) SAP PSCD
12 5 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
12 5 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
13 4 (0.64%) Oracle Payroll
13 4 (0.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 4 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
14 3 (0.48%) Oracle HRMS
14 3 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
15 2 (0.32%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
15 2 (0.32%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 82 (13.14%) Azure
2 69 (11.06%) AWS
3 21 (3.37%) Serverless
4 19 (3.04%) Azure Functions
5 18 (2.88%) Logic Apps
6 17 (2.72%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (2.08%) GitHub
8 9 (1.44%) PaaS
9 8 (1.28%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.28%) Google Analytics
9 8 (1.28%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.64%) Tricentis Tosca
11 3 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.48%) GCP
11 3 (0.48%) Oracle CX
11 3 (0.48%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 3 (0.48%) SaaS
12 2 (0.32%) Office 365
12 2 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.44%) Firewall
1 9 (1.44%) SSH
2 6 (0.96%) SNMP
3 5 (0.80%) BGP
3 5 (0.80%) MPLS
3 5 (0.80%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.64%) SSL
4 4 (0.64%) VLAN
5 3 (0.48%) SMS
6 2 (0.32%) DMZ
6 2 (0.32%) FTP
6 2 (0.32%) Internet
6 2 (0.32%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.32%) SMTP
6 2 (0.32%) WebEx
7 1 (0.16%) HTTP
7 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.16%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (29.97%) Oracle Database
2 90 (14.42%) SQL Server
3 76 (12.18%) Oracle Reports
4 72 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
5 52 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 51 (8.17%) MySQL
7 48 (7.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 47 (7.53%) MongoDB
9 45 (7.21%) PostgreSQL
10 43 (6.89%) Relational Database
11 42 (6.73%) Oracle Database 12c
12 39 (6.25%) SQLPlus
13 33 (5.29%) Oracle ODI
14 31 (4.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 25 (4.01%) Oracle BI EE
15 25 (4.01%) Oracle Discoverer
16 24 (3.85%) Hadoop
17 21 (3.37%) Azure SQL Database
17 21 (3.37%) NoSQL
17 21 (3.37%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 98 (15.71%) Jenkins
2 93 (14.90%) JIRA
3 71 (11.38%) CA Gen
4 69 (11.06%) Git (software)
5 53 (8.49%) Oracle APEX
6 45 (7.21%) Maven
7 43 (6.89%) Oracle Forms
8 36 (5.77%) Toad
9 33 (5.29%) Selenium
10 31 (4.97%) Bitbucket
11 30 (4.81%) Cucumber
12 20 (3.21%) SoapUI
13 18 (2.88%) Gradle
13 18 (2.88%) Subversion
14 16 (2.56%) Postman
15 15 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 12 (1.92%) Ant
17 11 (1.76%) Eclipse
17 11 (1.76%) JUnit
18 10 (1.60%) Hudson
General
1 99 (15.87%) Finance
2 70 (11.22%) Public Sector
3 44 (7.05%) Banking
4 15 (2.40%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.44%) Retail
6 6 (0.96%) Front Office
6 6 (0.96%) Law
7 5 (0.80%) Back Office
7 5 (0.80%) Publishing
8 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.64%) Marketing
9 3 (0.48%) German Language
10 2 (0.32%) Advertising
10 2 (0.32%) Automotive
10 2 (0.32%) Billing
10 2 (0.32%) Local Government
10 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.16%) Legal
11 1 (0.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 332 (53.21%) Developer
2 74 (11.86%) Java Developer
3 73 (11.70%) Oracle Developer
4 55 (8.81%) Analyst
5 51 (8.17%) DBA
6 47 (7.53%) Consultant
7 46 (7.37%) Oracle DBA
8 37 (5.93%) Data Engineer
9 34 (5.45%) Senior Developer
10 31 (4.97%) SQL Developer
11 30 (4.81%) Oracle Consultant
12 29 (4.65%) Architect
13 28 (4.49%) Scala Developer
13 28 (4.49%) Software Engineer
14 26 (4.17%) PL/SQL Developer
15 25 (4.01%) Software Developer
16 24 (3.85%) .NET Developer
17 17 (2.72%) Test Analyst
18 16 (2.56%) Oracle Specialist
19 15 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (17.15%) XML
2 105 (16.83%) J2EE
3 91 (14.58%) JSON
4 75 (12.02%) Spring
5 66 (10.58%) .NET
6 53 (8.49%) HTML
7 44 (7.05%) RabbitMQ
8 38 (6.09%) REST
9 37 (5.93%) Spring Boot
9 37 (5.93%) Web Services
10 36 (5.77%) CSS
11 34 (5.45%) Apache Camel
12 32 (5.13%) AngularJS
12 32 (5.13%) Kafka
12 32 (5.13%) SOAP
13 30 (4.81%) JMS
14 28 (4.49%) Middleware
15 26 (4.17%) Hibernate
16 25 (4.01%) jQuery
16 25 (4.01%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.04%) Cloud Native
3 17 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (2.40%) Derivative
5 13 (2.08%) User Experience
6 11 (1.76%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.44%) Robotics
8 6 (0.96%) Clustering
8 6 (0.96%) Credit Risk
8 6 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.64%) Replication
9 4 (0.64%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.48%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.48%) Equities
10 3 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.48%) NHS
10 3 (0.48%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.32%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.32%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 166 (26.60%) Unix
2 125 (20.03%) Linux
3 61 (9.78%) Windows
4 24 (3.85%) AIX
5 22 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (3.37%) Solaris
7 13 (2.08%) Oracle Linux
8 11 (1.76%) SUSE
9 10 (1.60%) CentOS
9 10 (1.60%) Windows Server
10 9 (1.44%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.28%) Android
11 8 (1.28%) Debian
11 8 (1.28%) Mac OS X
11 8 (1.28%) Ubuntu
11 8 (1.28%) Windows Server 2016
12 6 (0.96%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (26.44%) Business Intelligence
3 123 (19.71%) Data Modelling
4 89 (14.26%) Test Strategy
5 85 (13.62%) Process Improvement
6 80 (12.82%) Migration
7 79 (12.66%) Microservices
7 79 (12.66%) OO
7 79 (12.66%) Scrum
8 78 (12.50%) DevOps
9 77 (12.34%) ETL
10 76 (12.18%) Configuration Management
11 72 (11.54%) Software Engineering
12 68 (10.90%) Problem Management
13 67 (10.74%) Performance Tuning
14 66 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
15 65 (10.42%) Waterfall
16 64 (10.26%) RUP
17 60 (9.62%) Test Automation
18 56 (8.97%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 613 (98.24%) SQL
2 231 (37.02%) Java
3 114 (18.27%) Shell Script
4 91 (14.58%) Python
5 84 (13.46%) JavaScript
6 76 (12.18%) T-SQL
7 69 (11.06%) Perl
8 66 (10.58%) C#
9 47 (7.53%) Java 8
10 46 (7.37%) Scala
11 45 (7.21%) C++
12 34 (5.45%) C
13 28 (4.49%) COBOL
14 19 (3.04%) Korn
15 17 (2.72%) Go
16 15 (2.40%) PHP
17 14 (2.24%) Bash Shell
18 13 (2.08%) VB.NET
19 12 (1.92%) Groovy
20 10 (1.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 116 (18.59%) Security Cleared
2 82 (13.14%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.01%) DV Cleared
4 21 (3.37%) Degree
5 11 (1.76%) ISEB
5 11 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (1.60%) ISTQB
7 9 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.12%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.64%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.32%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.16%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.16%) CIMA
12 1 (0.16%) HND
12 1 (0.16%) MBA
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.01%) QA
2 7 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.96%) NCSC
3 6 (0.96%) SLA
4 4 (0.64%) COREP
4 4 (0.64%) FINREP
4 4 (0.64%) PMO
5 3 (0.48%) MiFID
6 2 (0.32%) GDPR
6 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.16%) GAAP
7 1 (0.16%) IFRS
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 27 (4.33%) Oracle RAC
2 24 (3.85%) Docker
3 10 (1.60%) HDFS
4 9 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.64%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.64%) Oracle Clusterware
5 4 (0.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (0.48%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.32%) KVM
7 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (7.37%) Kubernetes
2 41 (6.57%) Oracle RMAN
3 24 (3.85%) Ansible
4 22 (3.53%) Puppet
5 20 (3.21%) Data Guard
6 19 (3.04%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (1.92%) Terraform
8 10 (1.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 9 (1.44%) Control-M
10 8 (1.28%) Netcool
10 8 (1.28%) Salt
11 7 (1.12%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 6 (0.96%) Oracle Flashback
12 6 (0.96%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.48%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.32%) HP Fortify
14 2 (0.32%) Nagios
14 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
14 2 (0.32%) Rancher
14 2 (0.32%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 563 (90.22%) Oracle
2 82 (13.14%) BEA
3 79 (12.66%) webMethods
4 59 (9.46%) Informatica
5 53 (8.49%) SAP
6 44 (7.05%) IBM
7 38 (6.09%) MuleSoft
8 36 (5.77%) Microsoft
8 36 (5.77%) Pega
9 29 (4.65%) Red Hat
10 23 (3.69%) CA
11 18 (2.88%) Sybase
12 17 (2.72%) Axway
13 15 (2.40%) Sparx
13 15 (2.40%) Talend
14 12 (1.92%) Google
14 12 (1.92%) PeopleSoft
14 12 (1.92%) VMware
14 12 (1.92%) WSO2
15 11 (1.76%) Sun