Period
to 24 October 2020

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 October 2020 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 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 193 256 248
Rank change year-on-year +63 -8 -4
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 430 902 1,213
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.35% 1.07% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.20% 2.54% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 581 808
Median daily rate £450 £475 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.26% +3.24%
10th Percentile £313 £340 £313
90th Percentile £600 £638 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £440 £425
% change year-on-year - +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 7
Median hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.43% -26.32% +31.94%
10th Percentile £35.00 £19.20 £33.25
90th Percentile £57.17 £57.50 £58.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.54 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +55.84% -26.32% +29.25%

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 13,436 35,444 46,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.20% 41.96% 44.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,829 24,593 32,388
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £310 £322 £315
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 685 699
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £19.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £54.55 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £42.27
% change year-on-year -19.54% +2.92% +4.36%

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 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 2020. 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 +36 341 £450 -5.26% 100
UK excluding London +97 239 £440 - 86
London +18 123 £450 -10.00% 29
South East +68 93 £475 +5.56% 17
Work from Home -14 86 £440 -7.37% 17
Midlands +70 45 £405 -10.00% 30
West Midlands +73 39 £405 -7.43% 15
Scotland +52 31 £425 - 7
North of England +91 24 £440 +4.76% 15
South West +86 24 £410 -13.68% 2
North West +71 16 £440 -2.22% 9
Wales +43 8 £475 +38.18% 5
East of England +60 7 £488 +56.00% 7
Northern Ireland +14 7 £431 - 3
Yorkshire +64 4 £400 -3.61% 6
North East +36 4 £495 +13.14%
East Midlands +22 4 £450 -10.00% 15

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, 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.

1 422 (98.14%) SQL
2 377 (87.67%) Oracle
3 160 (37.21%) Java
4 145 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
5 137 (31.86%) Oracle Database
6 123 (28.60%) Security Cleared
7 105 (24.42%) SC Cleared
8 99 (23.02%) Unix
9 89 (20.70%) Linux
10 86 (20.00%) WebLogic
11 80 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
12 76 (17.67%) XML
13 74 (17.21%) SQL Server
14 68 (15.81%) JavaScript
15 67 (15.58%) Shell Script
15 67 (15.58%) Jenkins
16 65 (15.12%) Finance
16 65 (15.12%) Data Modelling
17 59 (13.72%) J2EE
17 59 (13.72%) JSON
17 59 (13.72%) JIRA
18 55 (12.79%) Python
19 51 (11.86%) Oracle Reports
19 51 (11.86%) Microservices
20 50 (11.63%) Performance Tuning
20 50 (11.63%) HTML
20 50 (11.63%) T-SQL
20 50 (11.63%) Git (software)
21 49 (11.40%) Spring
21 49 (11.40%) Web Services

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 86 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 38 (8.84%) Confluence
3 27 (6.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 18 (4.19%) WebSphere
5 15 (3.49%) Tomcat
6 13 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (2.79%) Oracle Workflow
8 11 (2.56%) Mule
9 10 (2.33%) Apache
9 10 (2.33%) IIS
9 10 (2.33%) Red Hat Fuse
10 9 (2.09%) MQSeries
11 8 (1.86%) JBoss
12 7 (1.63%) Oracle Service Bus
13 5 (1.16%) Jetty
13 5 (1.16%) Oracle Self-Service HR
13 5 (1.16%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.70%) nginx
14 3 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.47%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.63%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 37 (8.60%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (5.58%) Oracle Applications
3 23 (5.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 17 (3.95%) Oracle ERP
5 16 (3.72%) Maximo
6 13 (3.02%) Oracle Payables
7 11 (2.56%) SAP FI-CA
8 10 (2.33%) Oracle General Ledger
9 9 (2.09%) Oracle Receivables
10 8 (1.86%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (1.40%) Oracle Assets
11 6 (1.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 5 (1.16%) Oracle Payroll
13 4 (0.93%) Oracle 11i
13 4 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
13 4 (0.93%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 3 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
14 3 (0.70%) Oracle FAH
15 2 (0.47%) Oracle iProcurement
16 1 (0.23%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (8.37%) Azure
2 32 (7.44%) AWS
3 16 (3.72%) GitHub
4 9 (2.09%) PaaS
5 6 (1.40%) Power Platform
6 5 (1.16%) SaaS
7 3 (0.70%) GCP
8 2 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.47%) Office 365
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 1 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.23%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.23%) Serverless
9 1 (0.23%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.86%) Firewall
2 5 (1.16%) BGP
2 5 (1.16%) MPLS
2 5 (1.16%) SNMP
2 5 (1.16%) SSH
2 5 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.47%) FTP
3 2 (0.47%) SAN
3 2 (0.47%) SMS
3 2 (0.47%) SSL
3 2 (0.47%) WebEx
4 1 (0.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (31.86%) Oracle Database
2 74 (17.21%) SQL Server
3 51 (11.86%) Oracle Reports
4 40 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (7.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 33 (7.67%) MySQL
6 33 (7.67%) Oracle Database 12c
7 29 (6.74%) Relational Database
8 28 (6.51%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (6.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (5.81%) MongoDB
11 24 (5.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 19 (4.42%) Hadoop
13 18 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 15 (3.49%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (3.02%) NoSQL
15 13 (3.02%) Oracle ODI
16 12 (2.79%) SQLPlus
17 11 (2.56%) Apache Hive
18 10 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 67 (15.58%) Jenkins
2 59 (13.72%) JIRA
3 50 (11.63%) Git (software)
4 43 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
5 41 (9.53%) CA Gen
6 33 (7.67%) Toad
7 26 (6.05%) Maven
8 24 (5.58%) Oracle Forms
9 23 (5.35%) Selenium
10 21 (4.88%) Cucumber
11 18 (4.19%) Subversion
12 15 (3.49%) Bitbucket
12 15 (3.49%) Postman
12 15 (3.49%) SoapUI
13 13 (3.02%) Eclipse
14 12 (2.79%) Ant
14 12 (2.79%) ClearCase
15 10 (2.33%) Gradle
15 10 (2.33%) Hudson
15 10 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (15.12%) Finance
2 49 (11.40%) Public Sector
3 29 (6.74%) Banking
4 8 (1.86%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.16%) Law
5 5 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.93%) Aerospace
6 4 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.47%) Back Office
7 2 (0.47%) Billing
7 2 (0.47%) Front Office
7 2 (0.47%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.47%) German Language
7 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.47%) Marketing
7 2 (0.47%) Police
7 2 (0.47%) Retail
8 1 (0.23%) International Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 234 (54.42%) Developer
2 57 (13.26%) Oracle Developer
3 48 (11.16%) Analyst
4 38 (8.84%) DBA
5 36 (8.37%) Java Developer
6 33 (7.67%) Oracle DBA
7 26 (6.05%) Consultant
7 26 (6.05%) SQL Developer
8 21 (4.88%) PL/SQL Developer
9 20 (4.65%) Senior Developer
10 17 (3.95%) Oracle Consultant
10 17 (3.95%) Software Developer
11 16 (3.72%) .NET Developer
11 16 (3.72%) ETL Developer
11 16 (3.72%) Maximo Developer
12 15 (3.49%) Scala Developer
12 15 (3.49%) Test Analyst
13 14 (3.26%) Architect
14 12 (2.79%) Oracle Specialist
15 10 (2.33%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (17.67%) XML
2 59 (13.72%) J2EE
2 59 (13.72%) JSON
3 50 (11.63%) HTML
4 49 (11.40%) Spring
4 49 (11.40%) Web Services
5 44 (10.23%) .NET
5 44 (10.23%) SOAP
6 43 (10.00%) CSS
7 38 (8.84%) REST
8 33 (7.67%) Middleware
9 32 (7.44%) RabbitMQ
10 29 (6.74%) jQuery
11 28 (6.51%) ASP.NET
12 27 (6.28%) Oracle Fusion
13 22 (5.12%) AngularJS
13 22 (5.12%) Spring Boot
14 21 (4.88%) JMS
15 20 (4.65%) Kafka
16 18 (4.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.09%) Robotics
3 8 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (1.86%) Replication
4 7 (1.63%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.40%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.40%) Clustering
5 6 (1.40%) User Experience
6 5 (1.16%) Derivative
6 5 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.70%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.70%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.70%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.47%) Equities
8 2 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.47%) PKI
8 2 (0.47%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.23%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 99 (23.02%) Unix
2 89 (20.70%) Linux
3 44 (10.23%) Windows
4 34 (7.91%) AIX
5 18 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (3.95%) Solaris
7 11 (2.56%) Windows Server
8 10 (2.33%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (1.63%) CentOS
9 7 (1.63%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.40%) Android
10 6 (1.40%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (1.40%) SUSE
10 6 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.16%) Debian
11 5 (1.16%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.16%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
3 65 (15.12%) Data Modelling
4 51 (11.86%) Microservices
5 50 (11.63%) Performance Tuning
6 49 (11.40%) DevOps
6 49 (11.40%) ERP
7 48 (11.16%) Scrum
8 47 (10.93%) ETL
9 45 (10.47%) Test Automation
10 42 (9.77%) OO
11 41 (9.53%) Migration
12 39 (9.07%) Test Strategy
13 38 (8.84%) Configuration Management
14 37 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (8.37%) Unit Testing
16 34 (7.91%) Kanban
17 30 (6.98%) SOA
17 30 (6.98%) Software Engineering
17 30 (6.98%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 422 (98.14%) SQL
2 160 (37.21%) Java
3 68 (15.81%) JavaScript
4 67 (15.58%) Shell Script
5 55 (12.79%) Python
6 50 (11.63%) T-SQL
7 41 (9.53%) Perl
8 39 (9.07%) C#
9 32 (7.44%) C
10 24 (5.58%) Java 8
11 23 (5.35%) Korn
12 21 (4.88%) Scala
13 15 (3.49%) Bash Shell
13 15 (3.49%) C++
13 15 (3.49%) VB
14 13 (3.02%) PowerShell
15 12 (2.79%) PHP
15 12 (2.79%) Ruby
15 12 (2.79%) VB.NET
16 11 (2.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 123 (28.60%) Security Cleared
2 105 (24.42%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.42%) Degree
4 14 (3.26%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.16%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.93%) ISEB
8 3 (0.70%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.47%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.23%) MCP
10 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.23%) OCP
10 1 (0.23%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.42%) QA
2 6 (1.40%) NCSC
3 4 (0.93%) GDPR
4 2 (0.47%) COREP
4 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.47%) FINREP
4 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.23%) MiFID
5 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (5.12%) Oracle RAC
2 17 (3.95%) Docker
3 11 (2.56%) HDFS
4 6 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.70%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.47%) KVM
6 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (6.98%) Oracle RMAN
2 23 (5.35%) Kubernetes
3 17 (3.95%) Data Guard
4 15 (3.49%) Ansible
5 14 (3.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 14 (3.26%) Puppet
6 8 (1.86%) Netcool
7 7 (1.63%) Terraform
8 6 (1.40%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 5 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (1.16%) Salt
10 4 (0.93%) Control-M
11 2 (0.47%) Nagios
11 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.47%) Rancher
11 2 (0.47%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.47%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.23%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 377 (87.67%) Oracle
2 38 (8.84%) Informatica
3 37 (8.60%) BEA
4 36 (8.37%) Microsoft
5 35 (8.14%) IBM
6 32 (7.44%) SAP
7 31 (7.21%) webMethods
8 22 (5.12%) CA
9 19 (4.42%) Red Hat
10 14 (3.26%) Sybase
11 13 (3.02%) Talend
12 11 (2.56%) Pega
12 11 (2.56%) Sun
13 10 (2.33%) IFS
13 10 (2.33%) WSO2
14 9 (2.09%) PeopleSoft
14 9 (2.09%) Remedy
15 8 (1.86%) AppDynamics
15 8 (1.86%) SevOne
15 8 (1.86%) VMware