Period
to 16 September 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 256 239 229
Rank change year-on-year -17 -10 -57
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 941 1,184 1,137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.17% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.52% 2.63% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 779 745
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £340 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £394
% change year-on-year - +7.80% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 18
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% -1.20% +4.38%
10th Percentile £18.45 £33.25 £24.98
90th Percentile £61.25 £58.38 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £41.75
% change year-on-year +3.03% -1.20% +4.38%

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 37,327 45,095 40,952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.04% 44.48% 41.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,835 31,668 28,208
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £305
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 668 721 779
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.23 £16.70 £15.79
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £41.73 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.05% +4.32% +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 16 September 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 16 September 2019.

Contractor 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 16 September 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 -11 828 £450 +5.88% 122
UK excluding London -20 559 £425 - 108
London +11 354 £500 +11.11% 39
South East +32 239 £425 - 23
Midlands -17 94 £438 +9.38% 20
Scotland +22 72 £425 +6.25% 21
North of England -7 62 £400 -3.03% 22
West Midlands +11 61 £425 +13.33% 10
South West -41 39 £463 +8.82% 9
East of England -22 36 £358 -20.56% 9
Yorkshire +1 33 £413 -2.94% 10
East Midlands -21 33 £450 +12.50% 10
North West -5 23 £400 - 7
Wales +13 13 £438 -16.67% 3
North East +21 6 £375 +15.38% 5
Northern Ireland -15 3 - - 1
Isle of Man - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 921 (97.87%) SQL
2 801 (85.12%) Oracle
3 321 (34.11%) Oracle Database
4 301 (31.99%) Java
5 281 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
6 219 (23.27%) Finance
7 211 (22.42%) Unix
8 188 (19.98%) ETL
9 165 (17.53%) Shell Script
10 162 (17.22%) Data Warehouse
11 160 (17.00%) SQL Server
12 155 (16.47%) Migration
13 145 (15.41%) Linux
14 144 (15.30%) Security Cleared
15 141 (14.98%) Business Intelligence
16 136 (14.45%) Data Modelling
17 128 (13.60%) XML
17 128 (13.60%) Scrum
18 124 (13.18%) Microsoft
18 124 (13.18%) Performance Tuning
19 121 (12.86%) JavaScript
20 116 (12.33%) Web Services
21 111 (11.80%) .NET
22 109 (11.58%) Oracle Database 12c
23 106 (11.26%) C#
24 105 (11.16%) Banking
25 100 (10.63%) Oracle Database 11g
26 99 (10.52%) SC Cleared
27 97 (10.31%) WebLogic
28 96 (10.20%) Oracle Reports

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 97 (10.31%) WebLogic
2 60 (6.38%) Confluence
2 60 (6.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 30 (3.19%) Tomcat
4 28 (2.98%) Apache
5 25 (2.66%) Apache Spark
6 22 (2.34%) Oracle Workflow
7 20 (2.13%) IIS
8 17 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (1.70%) CMS
10 13 (1.38%) SharePoint
10 13 (1.38%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.06%) iPlanet
11 10 (1.06%) JBoss
12 9 (0.96%) Apache Pig
13 8 (0.85%) nginx
14 7 (0.74%) Apache ServiceMix
14 7 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
14 7 (0.74%) SAS
15 6 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 46 (4.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 70 (7.44%) Oracle EBS
2 48 (5.10%) Oracle Receivables
3 44 (4.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 36 (3.83%) Oracle Payables
5 26 (2.76%) Oracle General Ledger
6 25 (2.66%) Oracle Assets
7 22 (2.34%) Oracle ERP
8 21 (2.23%) Oracle Financials
9 18 (1.91%) Oracle Cash Management
10 16 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
11 14 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
12 13 (1.38%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 13 (1.38%) Oracle TCA
13 12 (1.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
14 11 (1.17%) BusinessWorks
14 11 (1.17%) CSG Singleview
14 11 (1.17%) Oracle FAH
14 11 (1.17%) Oracle iProcurement
15 10 (1.06%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 6 (0.64%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 77 (8.18%) AWS
2 60 (6.38%) Azure
3 30 (3.19%) GitHub
4 21 (2.23%) Power Platform
5 18 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (1.91%) PaaS
6 16 (1.70%) Trello
7 13 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (1.17%) Apigee
9 10 (1.06%) IBM Blueworks
9 10 (1.06%) SaaS
10 3 (0.32%) GCP
10 3 (0.32%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.21%) npm
11 2 (0.21%) Office 365
11 2 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 2 (0.21%) Serverless
11 2 (0.21%) Tricentis Tosca
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.17%) HTTP
2 8 (0.85%) SSL
3 7 (0.74%) Intranet
4 6 (0.64%) Internet
4 6 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.53%) SSH
5 5 (0.53%) WAN
6 3 (0.32%) SAN
7 2 (0.21%) FTP
7 2 (0.21%) SMTP
8 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.11%) Modbus
8 1 (0.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (34.11%) Oracle Database
2 162 (17.22%) Data Warehouse
3 160 (17.00%) SQL Server
4 109 (11.58%) Oracle Database 12c
5 100 (10.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 96 (10.20%) Oracle Reports
7 71 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
7 71 (7.55%) Relational Database
8 65 (6.91%) Oracle ODI
9 59 (6.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 55 (5.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 54 (5.74%) Oracle BI EE
12 47 (4.99%) Oracle Database 10g
13 43 (4.57%) Big Data
14 41 (4.36%) MySQL
15 38 (4.04%) BusinessObjects
16 34 (3.61%) MongoDB
17 33 (3.51%) RDBMS
18 23 (2.44%) Hadoop
18 23 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 89 (9.46%) Git (software)
2 88 (9.35%) JIRA
3 82 (8.71%) Oracle Forms
4 59 (6.27%) Jenkins
5 43 (4.57%) Oracle APEX
6 39 (4.14%) Maven
6 39 (4.14%) Selenium
6 39 (4.14%) Subversion
7 34 (3.61%) CA Gen
8 31 (3.29%) Cucumber
9 29 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (2.44%) Eclipse
11 20 (2.13%) TeamCity
12 18 (1.91%) Ant
13 17 (1.81%) Toad
13 17 (1.81%) Visual Studio
14 16 (1.70%) HP UFT
14 16 (1.70%) ProC
15 14 (1.49%) Bitbucket
16 13 (1.38%) Gradle
General
1 219 (23.27%) Finance
2 105 (11.16%) Banking
3 65 (6.91%) Public Sector
4 49 (5.21%) Telecoms
5 32 (3.40%) Billing
6 28 (2.98%) Retail
7 18 (1.91%) Front Office
8 15 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.28%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.28%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.17%) Back Office
11 7 (0.74%) International Banking
12 6 (0.64%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.53%) Military
14 4 (0.43%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.32%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.32%) Law
15 3 (0.32%) Marketing
15 3 (0.32%) Publishing
16 2 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 539 (57.28%) Developer
2 164 (17.43%) Oracle Developer
3 105 (11.16%) SQL Developer
4 83 (8.82%) DBA
5 77 (8.18%) PL/SQL Developer
6 75 (7.97%) Analyst
7 68 (7.23%) Java Developer
8 67 (7.12%) Oracle DBA
9 62 (6.59%) Consultant
10 56 (5.95%) Architect
11 41 (4.36%) Oracle Consultant
12 35 (3.72%) C# Developer
12 35 (3.72%) Senior Developer
13 32 (3.40%) .NET Developer
13 32 (3.40%) ETL Developer
14 29 (3.08%) Data Engineer
15 28 (2.98%) Software Developer
16 25 (2.66%) C# .NET Developer
17 21 (2.23%) Data Analyst
18 19 (2.02%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (13.60%) XML
2 116 (12.33%) Web Services
3 111 (11.80%) .NET
4 87 (9.25%) J2EE
5 84 (8.93%) HTML
6 78 (8.29%) JSON
7 77 (8.18%) Spring
8 56 (5.95%) CSS
9 47 (4.99%) AngularJS
9 47 (4.99%) Oracle Fusion
10 45 (4.78%) JMS
11 44 (4.68%) SOAP
12 43 (4.57%) Hibernate
13 36 (3.83%) REST
14 32 (3.40%) WinForms
15 29 (3.08%) HTML5
15 29 (3.08%) jQuery
16 28 (2.98%) ASP.NET
17 26 (2.76%) Middleware
17 26 (2.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 85 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (2.44%) Replication
2 23 (2.44%) Robotics
3 20 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 16 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (1.59%) NHS
6 13 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.17%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (0.96%) Derivative
11 8 (0.85%) Algorithms
11 8 (0.85%) User Experience
12 6 (0.64%) Credit Risk
12 6 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.64%) Life Science
12 6 (0.64%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.53%) Clustering
13 5 (0.53%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 211 (22.42%) Unix
2 145 (15.41%) Linux
3 80 (8.50%) Windows
4 33 (3.51%) AIX
5 20 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.28%) Android
7 11 (1.17%) Solaris
8 9 (0.96%) SUSE
9 8 (0.85%) OpenVMS
10 7 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (0.74%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.74%) Windows Server
11 6 (0.64%) CentOS
11 6 (0.64%) HPUX
12 5 (0.53%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.53%) Debian
12 5 (0.53%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (19.98%) ETL
3 155 (16.47%) Migration
4 141 (14.98%) Business Intelligence
5 136 (14.45%) Data Modelling
6 128 (13.60%) Scrum
7 124 (13.18%) Performance Tuning
8 96 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
9 93 (9.88%) Data Migration
10 84 (8.93%) Test Automation
11 81 (8.61%) DevOps
12 70 (7.44%) Analytics
12 70 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
13 62 (6.59%) SOA
14 55 (5.84%) Software Engineering
15 52 (5.53%) Data Analysis
15 52 (5.53%) SDLC
16 49 (5.21%) ERP
17 48 (5.10%) MVC
18 47 (4.99%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 921 (97.87%) SQL
2 301 (31.99%) Java
3 165 (17.53%) Shell Script
4 121 (12.86%) JavaScript
5 106 (11.26%) C#
6 77 (8.18%) T-SQL
7 71 (7.55%) Python
8 62 (6.59%) Perl
9 49 (5.21%) VB
10 41 (4.36%) C
11 34 (3.61%) VBA
12 32 (3.40%) Java 8
13 29 (3.08%) VB.NET
14 27 (2.87%) Ruby
15 21 (2.23%) Scala
16 18 (1.91%) Bash Shell
16 18 (1.91%) C++
17 16 (1.70%) XPath
18 15 (1.59%) XQuery
19 14 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 144 (15.30%) Security Cleared
2 99 (10.52%) SC Cleared
3 53 (5.63%) Degree
4 28 (2.98%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.59%) ISTQB
5 15 (1.59%) Oracle Certification
6 13 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (1.38%) OCP
7 12 (1.28%) ISEB
8 10 (1.06%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.96%) MCP
9 9 (0.96%) SAP Certification
10 8 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.43%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.43%) PhD
14 3 (0.32%) A+ Certification
15 2 (0.21%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.16%) QA
2 38 (4.04%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.28%) SLA
4 9 (0.96%) MiFID
5 8 (0.85%) GDPR
6 4 (0.43%) PMO
7 3 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.21%) HL7
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (5.31%) Oracle RAC
2 20 (2.13%) Docker
3 12 (1.28%) HDFS
4 4 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.32%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.21%) KVM
6 2 (0.21%) RHEV
7 1 (0.11%) OCFS2
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.11%) zsh
Systems Management
1 30 (3.19%) Oracle RMAN
2 28 (2.98%) Amdocs OSS
2 28 (2.98%) Data Guard
3 22 (2.34%) Puppet
4 15 (1.59%) Ansible
5 14 (1.49%) HP ALM
6 13 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 11 (1.17%) Control-M
8 11 (1.17%) Kubernetes
9 9 (0.96%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 8 (0.85%) Kibana
10 8 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (0.53%) Salt
13 4 (0.43%) Terraform
13 4 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 3 (0.32%) logstash
14 3 (0.32%) NetBackup
15 2 (0.21%) Oozie
Vendors
1 801 (85.12%) Oracle
2 124 (13.18%) Microsoft
3 67 (7.12%) Informatica
4 40 (4.25%) SAP
5 36 (3.83%) BEA
5 36 (3.83%) IBM
5 36 (3.83%) webMethods
6 29 (3.08%) Pega
7 28 (2.98%) Cramer
8 20 (2.13%) Tableau
9 18 (1.91%) Red Hat
10 17 (1.81%) Google
10 17 (1.81%) HP
11 16 (1.70%) Citrix
12 12 (1.28%) Cadence
12 12 (1.28%) Cognos
12 12 (1.28%) Sun
12 12 (1.28%) TIBCO
13 11 (1.17%) Teradata
14 10 (1.06%) Splunk