Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 233 233 178
Rank change year-on-year 0 -55 -37
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 1,213 1,103 1,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.11% 1.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.64% 2.65% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 737 1,054
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £295
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 18
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £36.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.25% -8.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £33.25 £25.83 £20.50
90th Percentile £58.74 £44.00 £45.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +29.25% -8.13% +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 45,918 41,605 42,805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.51% 41.90% 40.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,198 28,869 29,419
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 707 788 915
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.18 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% +1.35%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +9 1,064 £425 -2.86% 214
UK excluding London +13 746 £425 +6.25% 160
London -9 442 £450 -5.26% 79
South East +33 241 £425 -4.49% 40
Midlands +32 135 £400 - 40
North of England -31 94 £413 +8.20% 30
East of England +5 86 £450 +12.50% 12
Scotland -22 84 £431 +18.00% 19
West Midlands +24 82 £400 -5.88% 12
South West -16 65 £425 +7.94% 13
East Midlands +22 53 £413 +11.86% 28
Yorkshire +12 50 £425 - 11
North West -21 38 £400 - 17
Wales -21 23 £525 +40.00% 3
Northern Ireland +45 21 £495 +71.28% 3
North East -31 6 £325 -13.33% 2

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1,176 (96.95%) SQL
2 971 (80.05%) Oracle
3 408 (33.64%) Java
4 391 (32.23%) Agile Software Development
5 362 (29.84%) Oracle Database
6 289 (23.83%) Finance
7 280 (23.08%) Unix
8 218 (17.97%) C#
9 214 (17.64%) SQL Server
10 205 (16.90%) XML
11 203 (16.74%) ETL
12 195 (16.08%) Shell Script
13 181 (14.92%) Business Intelligence
14 176 (14.51%) Web Services
15 174 (14.34%) .NET
16 171 (14.10%) Linux
17 170 (14.01%) JavaScript
18 154 (12.70%) Data Warehouse
19 152 (12.53%) Oracle Database 12c
20 148 (12.20%) Oracle Database 11g
21 145 (11.95%) Spring
22 144 (11.87%) Security Cleared
23 142 (11.71%) Data Modelling
24 139 (11.46%) Microservices
25 138 (11.38%) Git (software)
26 134 (11.05%) J2EE
27 133 (10.96%) Scrum
28 131 (10.80%) Oracle Reports
29 129 (10.63%) Banking
30 128 (10.55%) 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
1 100 (8.24%) WebLogic
2 53 (4.37%) Oracle Workflow
3 52 (4.29%) Confluence
4 43 (3.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 38 (3.13%) WebSphere
6 32 (2.64%) JBoss
7 29 (2.39%) CMS
8 28 (2.31%) SAS
9 24 (1.98%) IIS
10 20 (1.65%) Tomcat
11 19 (1.57%) Apache Spark
12 18 (1.48%) Apache
13 17 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
14 15 (1.24%) Oracle Application Server
15 12 (0.99%) Apache Solr
15 12 (0.99%) Mule
16 9 (0.74%) Apache Pig
17 7 (0.58%) Apache ServiceMix
18 6 (0.49%) nginx
18 6 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 67 (5.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.49%) SPSS
4 3 (0.25%) Windchill
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.082%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 83 (6.84%) Oracle EBS
2 61 (5.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 35 (2.89%) Oracle Receivables
4 24 (1.98%) Oracle Applications
5 23 (1.90%) Oracle Financials
5 23 (1.90%) Oracle Payables
6 20 (1.65%) Oracle BPM
6 20 (1.65%) Oracle General Ledger
7 16 (1.32%) Oracle ERP
8 14 (1.15%) Oracle Retail
9 13 (1.07%) Oracle Assets
10 11 (0.91%) Oracle Cash Management
11 10 (0.82%) Oracle iProcurement
12 9 (0.74%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 9 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
13 6 (0.49%) Remedy AR System
14 5 (0.41%) Oracle FAH
14 5 (0.41%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
15 4 (0.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
15 4 (0.33%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 94 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (2.72%) npm
4 18 (1.48%) PaaS
5 11 (0.91%) Boomi
6 10 (0.82%) GitHub
7 9 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.66%) OpenShift
8 8 (0.66%) SaaS
9 6 (0.49%) Serverless
10 4 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.33%) IaaS
10 4 (0.33%) Taleo
11 3 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.16%) Office 365
12 2 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.23%) AMQP
2 16 (1.32%) FTP
3 14 (1.15%) HTTP
4 12 (0.99%) SMS
5 8 (0.66%) SAN
6 7 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.49%) Internet
8 4 (0.33%) LAN
8 4 (0.33%) SSL
9 2 (0.16%) Broadband
9 2 (0.16%) DNS
9 2 (0.16%) Firewall
9 2 (0.16%) WAN
10 1 (0.082%) GPRS
10 1 (0.082%) GSM
10 1 (0.082%) NAS
10 1 (0.082%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.082%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (29.84%) Oracle Database
2 214 (17.64%) SQL Server
3 154 (12.70%) Data Warehouse
4 152 (12.53%) Oracle Database 12c
5 148 (12.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 131 (10.80%) Oracle Reports
7 127 (10.47%) Relational Database
8 83 (6.84%) PostgreSQL
9 80 (6.60%) MongoDB
10 79 (6.51%) RDBMS
11 64 (5.28%) MySQL
11 64 (5.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 55 (4.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 49 (4.04%) Oracle Database 10g
14 48 (3.96%) NoSQL
15 45 (3.71%) BusinessObjects
16 44 (3.63%) Oracle ODI
17 41 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 39 (3.22%) SQLPlus
19 36 (2.97%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 138 (11.38%) Git (software)
2 115 (9.48%) JIRA
3 104 (8.57%) Oracle Forms
4 90 (7.42%) Jenkins
5 82 (6.76%) Maven
6 57 (4.70%) Toad
7 49 (4.04%) Oracle APEX
8 46 (3.79%) Subversion
9 44 (3.63%) Cucumber
10 40 (3.30%) Selenium
11 36 (2.97%) SoapUI
12 34 (2.80%) Eclipse
12 34 (2.80%) JMeter
13 32 (2.64%) Karma Test Runner
13 32 (2.64%) Mocha
14 30 (2.47%) JUnit
15 28 (2.31%) CA Gen
16 27 (2.23%) Protractor
17 25 (2.06%) ProC
18 24 (1.98%) JDeveloper
General
1 289 (23.83%) Finance
2 129 (10.63%) Banking
3 35 (2.89%) Investment Banking
4 34 (2.80%) Retail
5 26 (2.14%) General Ledger
6 24 (1.98%) Front Office
7 19 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.24%) Telecoms
9 12 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.99%) Marketing
10 8 (0.66%) Billing
10 8 (0.66%) Publishing
11 7 (0.58%) Law
11 7 (0.58%) Local Government
11 7 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.41%) Back Office
12 5 (0.41%) Electronics
13 4 (0.33%) Legal
13 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 751 (61.91%) Developer
2 261 (21.52%) Oracle Developer
3 171 (14.10%) SQL Developer
4 161 (13.27%) Java Developer
5 139 (11.46%) Analyst
6 120 (9.89%) PL/SQL Developer
7 86 (7.09%) Architect
8 66 (5.44%) C# Developer
8 66 (5.44%) Senior Developer
9 63 (5.19%) ETL Developer
10 60 (4.95%) .NET Developer
11 53 (4.37%) Consultant
12 50 (4.12%) DBA
13 42 (3.46%) Oracle DBA
14 36 (2.97%) Oracle Analyst
15 33 (2.72%) Data Analyst
16 32 (2.64%) C# .NET Developer
16 32 (2.64%) Senior Java Developer
17 31 (2.56%) Oracle Consultant
18 29 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (16.90%) XML
2 176 (14.51%) Web Services
3 174 (14.34%) .NET
4 145 (11.95%) Spring
5 134 (11.05%) J2EE
6 118 (9.73%) HTML
7 107 (8.82%) REST
8 106 (8.74%) SOAP
9 97 (8.00%) CSS
10 89 (7.34%) AngularJS
11 81 (6.68%) JSON
12 78 (6.43%) JMS
13 73 (6.02%) ASP.NET
14 72 (5.94%) Hibernate
15 57 (4.70%) RESTful
16 56 (4.62%) WinForms
17 49 (4.04%) WPF
18 48 (3.96%) Node.js
19 47 (3.87%) XSLT
20 45 (3.71%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 110 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 31 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 22 (1.81%) Reference Data
4 21 (1.73%) Hedge funds
5 17 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (1.15%) Derivative
8 13 (1.07%) Mainframe
9 12 (0.99%) NHS
10 11 (0.91%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.74%) Credit Risk
11 9 (0.74%) Fixed Income
12 8 (0.66%) User Experience
13 7 (0.58%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.49%) Fintech
15 5 (0.41%) Mobile App
15 5 (0.41%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 280 (23.08%) Unix
2 171 (14.10%) Linux
3 95 (7.83%) Windows
4 34 (2.80%) AIX
5 31 (2.56%) Windows Server
6 24 (1.98%) Solaris
7 16 (1.32%) OpenVMS
8 11 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (0.82%) CentOS
9 10 (0.82%) VME
10 9 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.25%) Android
12 3 (0.25%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.25%) HPUX
13 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.082%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (32.23%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (16.74%) ETL
3 181 (14.92%) Business Intelligence
4 142 (11.71%) Data Modelling
5 139 (11.46%) Microservices
6 133 (10.96%) Scrum
7 121 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
8 119 (9.81%) Performance Tuning
9 116 (9.56%) Migration
10 97 (8.00%) Test Automation
11 96 (7.91%) Continuous Integration
12 88 (7.25%) OO
13 82 (6.76%) Data Migration
13 82 (6.76%) TDD
14 76 (6.27%) SDLC
15 71 (5.85%) Analytics
15 71 (5.85%) BDD
16 66 (5.44%) DevOps
17 63 (5.19%) Data Analysis
18 62 (5.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,176 (96.95%) SQL
2 408 (33.64%) Java
3 218 (17.97%) C#
4 195 (16.08%) Shell Script
5 170 (14.01%) JavaScript
6 128 (10.55%) T-SQL
7 102 (8.41%) Python
8 73 (6.02%) Perl
9 48 (3.96%) VB.NET
10 42 (3.46%) C
11 36 (2.97%) VB
12 33 (2.72%) Java 8
13 30 (2.47%) C++
14 29 (2.39%) VBA
15 20 (1.65%) Scala
16 19 (1.57%) R
17 18 (1.48%) Korn
18 17 (1.40%) Ruby
19 16 (1.32%) Bash Shell
19 16 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 144 (11.87%) Security Cleared
2 106 (8.74%) SC Cleared
3 61 (5.03%) Degree
4 18 (1.48%) ISTQB
5 17 (1.40%) Oracle Certification
6 16 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (1.24%) ISEB
8 10 (0.82%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.33%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.25%) CCNA
12 3 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.25%) MCP
12 3 (0.25%) OCA
12 3 (0.25%) OCP
13 2 (0.16%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.11%) QA
2 42 (3.46%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.48%) GDPR
4 10 (0.82%) PMO
5 8 (0.66%) SLA
6 6 (0.49%) MiFID
7 4 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.16%) ISO 9002
9 2 (0.16%) SEPA
9 2 (0.16%) TickIT
10 1 (0.082%) EMIR
System Software
1 64 (5.28%) Docker
2 28 (2.31%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (0.82%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.41%) HDFS
4 5 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.082%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.082%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.082%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.082%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.082%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.082%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (1.73%) Oracle RMAN
2 20 (1.65%) Docker Swarm
3 18 (1.48%) Amdocs OSS
4 17 (1.40%) Kubernetes
5 16 (1.32%) Ansible
5 16 (1.32%) Kibana
6 15 (1.24%) Data Guard
6 15 (1.24%) logstash
7 9 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (0.58%) Control-M
8 7 (0.58%) HP ALM
8 7 (0.58%) SCOM
9 6 (0.49%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 6 (0.49%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
11 4 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.33%) Puppet
12 3 (0.25%) Terraform
13 2 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 971 (80.05%) Oracle
2 99 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 52 (4.29%) IBM
4 50 (4.12%) Informatica
5 43 (3.54%) BEA
6 41 (3.38%) Talend
7 30 (2.47%) Citrix
7 30 (2.47%) webMethods
8 23 (1.90%) Teradata
9 22 (1.81%) SAP
10 21 (1.73%) Pega
11 18 (1.48%) Cramer
11 18 (1.48%) Google
11 18 (1.48%) TIBCO
12 17 (1.40%) Tableau
13 16 (1.32%) Cognos
13 16 (1.32%) Red Hat
14 15 (1.24%) Hyperion
15 13 (1.07%) Dell
15 13 (1.07%) HP