Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 237 207 157
Rank change year-on-year -30 -50 -54
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 1,127 1,207 1,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.26% 1.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.66% 3.09% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 759 1,078
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £313 £285 £300
90th Percentile £594 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 13
UK median hourly rate £36.75 £39.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.77% -3.70% +6.58%
10th Percentile £28.00 £25.00 £32.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.20 £45.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% -3.70% +9.46%

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 42,344 39,052 41,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.07% 40.73% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,753 26,878 28,284
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £290 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 867 1,049
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £16.84 £15.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.88 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -22 1,031 £438 +6.06% 243
UK excluding London -31 618 £400 +6.67% 171
London +3 482 £500 +11.11% 97
South East -5 219 £400 -5.88% 49
Midlands -34 100 £365 -1.35% 32
North of England -5 92 £400 +14.29% 27
South West -31 74 £420 +5.53% 18
Scotland -32 63 £375 +10.29% 21
East of England -2 60 £350 -17.65% 18
West Midlands -12 54 £400 - 10
North West -2 50 £400 +14.29% 15
East Midlands -30 45 £250 -16.67% 21
Yorkshire -3 25 £425 +17.24% 10
North East +49 19 £425 +36.00% 2
Wales 0 11 £438 +3.24% 5
Northern Ireland -19 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 1,111 (98.58%) SQL
2 925 (82.08%) Oracle
3 405 (35.94%) Java
4 382 (33.90%) Oracle Database
5 292 (25.91%) Finance
6 284 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
6 284 (25.20%) Unix
7 229 (20.32%) Linux
8 218 (19.34%) Web Services
9 194 (17.21%) XML
9 194 (17.21%) Business Intelligence
10 181 (16.06%) JavaScript
11 180 (15.97%) Shell Script
12 170 (15.08%) Oracle Database 11g
13 158 (14.02%) ETL
14 146 (12.95%) HTML
15 143 (12.69%) Windows
16 142 (12.60%) Data Warehouse
17 137 (12.16%) Relational Database
18 124 (11.00%) Data Modelling
19 122 (10.83%) .NET
19 122 (10.83%) Banking
20 120 (10.65%) Migration
21 117 (10.38%) SQL Server
22 115 (10.20%) J2EE
22 115 (10.20%) C#
23 113 (10.03%) Security Cleared
24 111 (9.85%) Oracle Database 12c
25 109 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
25 109 (9.67%) Oracle Database 10g

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 98 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 84 (7.45%) WebLogic
3 59 (5.24%) JBoss
4 50 (4.44%) Confluence
5 48 (4.26%) Oracle Workflow
6 47 (4.17%) WebSphere
7 35 (3.11%) GlassFish
8 33 (2.93%) Liferay
8 33 (2.93%) Tomcat
9 31 (2.75%) Apache
10 28 (2.48%) SAS
11 26 (2.31%) Apache Spark
12 20 (1.77%) WildFly
13 16 (1.42%) WebSphere Portal
14 15 (1.33%) IIS
15 7 (0.62%) Oracle Beehive
15 7 (0.62%) SharePoint
16 6 (0.53%) Apache Pig
16 6 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
17 4 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 43 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.18%) Pipeline Pilot
5 1 (0.089%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.089%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.089%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 87 (7.72%) Oracle EBS
2 48 (4.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 41 (3.64%) Oracle Receivables
4 31 (2.75%) Oracle BPM
5 30 (2.66%) Oracle Applications
6 29 (2.57%) Oracle Payables
7 25 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
8 17 (1.51%) Oracle General Ledger
9 11 (0.98%) Oracle Assets
10 10 (0.89%) Markit EDM
10 10 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
10 10 (0.89%) ResourceLink
11 8 (0.71%) Oracle 11i
12 6 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
12 6 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
12 6 (0.53%) Oracle Payroll
13 5 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
13 5 (0.44%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 4 (0.35%) Oracle TCA
14 4 (0.35%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.42%) PaaS
3 16 (1.42%) SaaS
4 14 (1.24%) Boomi
5 11 (0.98%) IaaS
5 11 (0.98%) OpenShift
6 8 (0.71%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 5 (0.44%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.44%) iPaaS
8 4 (0.35%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.35%) npm
9 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.27%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.27%) Taleo
10 2 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.089%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.089%) Route 53
11 1 (0.089%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.60%) SMS
2 16 (1.42%) HTTP
3 9 (0.80%) FTP
4 7 (0.62%) Network Security
5 6 (0.53%) DNS
5 6 (0.53%) Internet
6 5 (0.44%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.35%) AMQP
7 4 (0.35%) Firewall
7 4 (0.35%) OpenLDAP
7 4 (0.35%) Skype
7 4 (0.35%) SSH
7 4 (0.35%) SSL
8 3 (0.27%) IMAP
8 3 (0.27%) POP3
8 3 (0.27%) RTP
8 3 (0.27%) SAN
9 2 (0.18%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.089%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.089%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 382 (33.90%) Oracle Database
2 170 (15.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 142 (12.60%) Data Warehouse
4 137 (12.16%) Relational Database
5 117 (10.38%) SQL Server
6 111 (9.85%) Oracle Database 12c
7 109 (9.67%) Oracle Database 10g
8 88 (7.81%) Oracle Reports
9 73 (6.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 68 (6.03%) Big Data
11 65 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
12 59 (5.24%) RDBMS
13 53 (4.70%) BusinessObjects
14 50 (4.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 37 (3.28%) SQLPlus
16 35 (3.11%) Apache Hive
16 35 (3.11%) GIS
17 31 (2.75%) Hadoop
18 30 (2.66%) NoSQL
19 29 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 91 (8.07%) Git (software)
2 88 (7.81%) Jenkins
3 85 (7.54%) JIRA
4 77 (6.83%) Subversion
5 72 (6.39%) Maven
6 64 (5.68%) JUnit
7 56 (4.97%) Selenium
8 51 (4.53%) Oracle Forms
9 36 (3.19%) Ant
10 33 (2.93%) Eclipse
10 33 (2.93%) TeamCity
11 29 (2.57%) Oracle APEX
11 29 (2.57%) Toad
12 28 (2.48%) SoapUI
13 23 (2.04%) Cucumber
14 19 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (1.51%) Bitbucket
16 16 (1.42%) Mockito
17 14 (1.24%) JMeter
17 14 (1.24%) ProC
General
1 292 (25.91%) Finance
2 122 (10.83%) Banking
3 32 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.48%) Investment Banking
5 26 (2.31%) Retail
6 22 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.69%) Back Office
8 16 (1.42%) Front Office
9 13 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.06%) Billing
11 11 (0.98%) General Ledger
11 11 (0.98%) Marketing
12 10 (0.89%) Publishing
13 9 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.71%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.53%) Electronics
16 5 (0.44%) Legal
17 4 (0.35%) Private Banking
18 3 (0.27%) Games
19 2 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 632 (56.08%) Developer
2 228 (20.23%) Oracle Developer
3 154 (13.66%) Java Developer
4 147 (13.04%) SQL Developer
5 122 (10.83%) Analyst
6 114 (10.12%) PL/SQL Developer
7 101 (8.96%) Consultant
8 62 (5.50%) Architect
9 59 (5.24%) DBA
10 57 (5.06%) Oracle DBA
11 56 (4.97%) Oracle Consultant
11 56 (4.97%) Senior Developer
12 51 (4.53%) Applications Support
13 49 (4.35%) C# Developer
14 38 (3.37%) .NET Developer
15 35 (3.11%) Oracle Analyst
16 34 (3.02%) ETL Developer
16 34 (3.02%) Support Analyst
17 31 (2.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 28 (2.48%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (19.34%) Web Services
2 194 (17.21%) XML
3 146 (12.95%) HTML
4 122 (10.83%) .NET
5 115 (10.20%) J2EE
6 102 (9.05%) CSS
7 95 (8.43%) Spring
8 87 (7.72%) jQuery
8 87 (7.72%) SOAP
9 84 (7.45%) JSON
10 80 (7.10%) REST
11 70 (6.21%) Hibernate
12 66 (5.86%) HTML5
12 66 (5.86%) RESTful
13 63 (5.59%) AngularJS
14 60 (5.32%) JPA
15 55 (4.88%) EJB
16 52 (4.61%) JMS
17 48 (4.26%) JSP
18 45 (3.99%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 109 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (8.43%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (2.04%) User Experience
4 21 (1.86%) Computer Science
4 21 (1.86%) Data Structures
5 14 (1.24%) Equities
5 14 (1.24%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.24%) Reference Data
5 14 (1.24%) Virtual Team
6 12 (1.06%) Derivative
6 12 (1.06%) Market Risk
7 11 (0.98%) Credit Risk
7 11 (0.98%) N-Tier
7 11 (0.98%) Replication
8 10 (0.89%) Credit Derivative
9 9 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (0.80%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.53%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.53%) Life Science
10 6 (0.53%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 284 (25.20%) Unix
2 229 (20.32%) Linux
3 143 (12.69%) Windows
4 42 (3.73%) Windows Server
5 37 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (2.13%) AIX
7 16 (1.42%) Solaris
8 8 (0.71%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.53%) HPUX
9 6 (0.53%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.35%) Android
11 4 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.35%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.27%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.089%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (17.21%) Business Intelligence
3 158 (14.02%) ETL
4 124 (11.00%) Data Modelling
5 120 (10.65%) Migration
6 100 (8.87%) SOA
7 95 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
8 94 (8.34%) Scrum
9 87 (7.72%) Unit Testing
10 83 (7.36%) Performance Tuning
11 80 (7.10%) Test Automation
12 77 (6.83%) Data Migration
13 73 (6.48%) SDLC
14 69 (6.12%) Web Development
15 65 (5.77%) Software Engineering
16 64 (5.68%) DevOps
17 59 (5.24%) Data Analysis
18 58 (5.15%) MVC
19 55 (4.88%) Waterfall
19 55 (4.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1,111 (98.58%) SQL
2 405 (35.94%) Java
3 181 (16.06%) JavaScript
4 180 (15.97%) Shell Script
5 115 (10.20%) C#
6 87 (7.72%) Python
7 63 (5.59%) T-SQL
8 59 (5.24%) C
9 49 (4.35%) Perl
10 30 (2.66%) VBA
11 27 (2.40%) C++
12 26 (2.31%) XPath
13 19 (1.69%) Bash Shell
14 18 (1.60%) VB.NET
15 17 (1.51%) Ruby
15 17 (1.51%) VB
16 15 (1.33%) XQuery
17 12 (1.06%) Korn
18 11 (0.98%) TypeScript
19 10 (0.89%) R
Qualifications
1 113 (10.03%) Security Cleared
2 57 (5.06%) SC Cleared
3 46 (4.08%) DV Cleared
4 41 (3.64%) Degree
5 11 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.18%) HND
8 2 (0.18%) ISEB
8 2 (0.18%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.18%) OCP
8 2 (0.18%) SAFe Agilist
9 1 (0.089%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.089%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.089%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.08%) Data Quality
2 37 (3.28%) QA
3 15 (1.33%) MiFID
4 12 (1.06%) SLA
5 6 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.44%) GDPR
7 4 (0.35%) PMO
8 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.18%) Basel II
9 2 (0.18%) HL7
9 2 (0.18%) SEPA
10 1 (0.089%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.089%) Basel III
10 1 (0.089%) CDISC
10 1 (0.089%) COREP
10 1 (0.089%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.089%) GxP
10 1 (0.089%) ISO 9002
10 1 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.089%) TickIT
System Software
1 46 (4.08%) Oracle RAC
2 23 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.95%) HDFS
4 21 (1.86%) Oracle Clusterware
5 15 (1.33%) Apache Flume
6 7 (0.62%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.44%) Docker
8 4 (0.35%) NFS
8 4 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (0.18%) Cronacle
9 2 (0.18%) SRDF
9 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.089%) Firmware
10 1 (0.089%) GeoWebCache
10 1 (0.089%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.089%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.089%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.089%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (3.99%) Data Guard
2 38 (3.37%) Oracle RMAN
3 35 (3.11%) HP ALM
4 34 (3.02%) Control-M
5 22 (1.95%) Oracle Flashback
6 20 (1.77%) Ambari
7 19 (1.69%) Oozie
8 11 (0.98%) Tivoli
9 10 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 10 (0.89%) Puppet
10 9 (0.80%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 5 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.35%) Ansible
12 4 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.35%) Terraform
13 3 (0.27%) Amdocs OSS
14 2 (0.18%) Oracle Statspack
14 2 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 925 (82.08%) Oracle
2 105 (9.32%) Microsoft
3 64 (5.68%) Informatica
4 44 (3.90%) HP
4 44 (3.90%) IBM
5 41 (3.64%) Red Hat
6 36 (3.19%) SAP
7 33 (2.93%) Tableau
8 17 (1.51%) Cognos
8 17 (1.51%) Talend
8 17 (1.51%) Teradata
9 15 (1.33%) Citrix
9 15 (1.33%) Fujitsu
10 14 (1.24%) Dell
10 14 (1.24%) Northgate
11 13 (1.15%) Atlassian
11 13 (1.15%) Sybase
12 11 (0.98%) Capita
13 10 (0.89%) Microgen
14 9 (0.80%) Google