Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 253 235 210
Rank change year-on-year -18 -25 -44
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 968 1,135 1,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.14% 1.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.50% 2.62% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 759 765
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.71% +5.50%
10th Percentile £323 £313 £289
90th Percentile £630 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 15
UK median hourly rate £22.83 £34.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.34% -20.35% +7.50%
10th Percentile £19.52 £31.18 £36.43
90th Percentile £65.50 £44.73 £45.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.83 £33.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -31.85% -22.09% +10.97%

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 38,682 43,269 37,829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.63% 43.34% 41.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,795 30,176 25,939
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% +4.17%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £390
% change year-on-year +4.94% +3.85% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 774 814
UK median hourly rate £42.87 £41.00 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -0.30% +6.82%
10th Percentile £18.14 £16.83 £17.08
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.38 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +6.17% -1.82% +7.14%

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 20 June 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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 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 -21 843 £427 +0.47% 58
UK excluding London -14 614 £425 - 50
London -26 322 £475 +2.70% 15
South East +51 250 £425 +1.19% 14
Midlands -24 103 £400 - 15
North of England -6 82 £375 -10.66% 10
Scotland +19 76 £425 +9.68% 5
West Midlands -1 74 £423 +9.03% 8
Yorkshire +14 48 £375 -11.71% 3
East of England -7 43 £450 +5.88% 2
South West -64 40 £443 +4.12% 2
East Midlands -28 28 £400 - 7
Wales +4 19 £400 -23.81% 2
North West -5 19 £401 -3.37% 5
North East +21 15 £303 -11.03% 2
Northern Ireland -2 3 - -

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 943 (97.42%) SQL
2 836 (86.36%) Oracle
3 302 (31.20%) Oracle Database
4 291 (30.06%) Agile Software Development
5 275 (28.41%) Java
6 247 (25.52%) Unix
7 245 (25.31%) Finance
8 207 (21.38%) SQL Server
9 184 (19.01%) Shell Script
10 183 (18.90%) Data Warehouse
11 179 (18.49%) Business Intelligence
12 160 (16.53%) ETL
13 154 (15.91%) Microsoft
14 148 (15.29%) C#
15 143 (14.77%) T-SQL
16 138 (14.26%) XML
17 137 (14.15%) .NET
18 135 (13.95%) Data Modelling
19 134 (13.84%) Migration
20 131 (13.53%) Oracle Forms
21 123 (12.71%) Scrum
21 123 (12.71%) Security Cleared
22 121 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
23 117 (12.09%) Performance Tuning
24 115 (11.88%) Web Services
24 115 (11.88%) JavaScript
25 114 (11.78%) Oracle Database 11g
26 112 (11.57%) Relational Database
27 107 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
28 105 (10.85%) Oracle Database 12c

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 (10.12%) WebLogic
2 65 (6.71%) Confluence
3 32 (3.31%) Oracle Workflow
4 31 (3.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 27 (2.79%) Apache Spark
6 25 (2.58%) IIS
7 23 (2.38%) Apache
8 22 (2.27%) Tomcat
9 15 (1.55%) CMS
10 14 (1.45%) JBoss
11 12 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (1.24%) nginx
11 12 (1.24%) SharePoint
12 10 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
13 7 (0.72%) Apache ServiceMix
13 7 (0.72%) Oracle Application Server
13 7 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 6 (0.62%) Apache Pig
15 4 (0.41%) Appian
15 4 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 52 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 87 (8.99%) Oracle EBS
2 62 (6.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 42 (4.34%) Oracle Receivables
4 33 (3.41%) Oracle Payables
5 28 (2.89%) Oracle Applications
6 23 (2.38%) Oracle General Ledger
7 21 (2.17%) Oracle Assets
7 21 (2.17%) Oracle ERP
7 21 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
8 20 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
9 15 (1.55%) Oracle Cash Management
10 11 (1.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 10 (1.03%) Actimize
11 10 (1.03%) BusinessWorks
11 10 (1.03%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 9 (0.93%) Oracle E-Business Tax
13 8 (0.83%) Oracle Retail
13 8 (0.83%) Oracle TCA
14 6 (0.62%) Oracle AML
14 6 (0.62%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 75 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (3.10%) Power Platform
4 16 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (1.65%) GitHub
5 10 (1.03%) IBM Blueworks
6 9 (0.93%) PaaS
7 8 (0.83%) Apigee
8 6 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.62%) Trello
9 4 (0.41%) NuGet
10 2 (0.21%) Office 365
10 2 (0.21%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.21%) Taleo
10 2 (0.21%) Tricentis Tosca
11 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Flow
11 1 (0.10%) npm
11 1 (0.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.34%) Firewall
2 11 (1.14%) HTTP
3 9 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.72%) SSL
5 5 (0.52%) WAN
6 4 (0.41%) Internet
7 2 (0.21%) DNS
7 2 (0.21%) NAS
7 2 (0.21%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.10%) Broadband
8 1 (0.10%) FTP
8 1 (0.10%) Modbus
8 1 (0.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (31.20%) Oracle Database
2 207 (21.38%) SQL Server
3 183 (18.90%) Data Warehouse
4 114 (11.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 112 (11.57%) Relational Database
6 105 (10.85%) Oracle Database 12c
6 105 (10.85%) Oracle Reports
7 80 (8.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 73 (7.54%) PostgreSQL
9 59 (6.10%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 56 (5.79%) Oracle BI EE
10 56 (5.79%) Oracle Database 10g
11 53 (5.48%) RDBMS
12 42 (4.34%) MySQL
13 40 (4.13%) BusinessObjects
13 40 (4.13%) MongoDB
14 38 (3.93%) Big Data
15 37 (3.82%) Oracle ODI
16 29 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 28 (2.89%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 131 (13.53%) Oracle Forms
2 98 (10.12%) JIRA
3 84 (8.68%) Git (software)
4 54 (5.58%) Jenkins
5 50 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 42 (4.34%) Oracle APEX
7 37 (3.82%) Subversion
8 36 (3.72%) Selenium
9 35 (3.62%) ProC
10 34 (3.51%) Cucumber
11 32 (3.31%) Maven
12 31 (3.20%) Bitbucket
12 31 (3.20%) Toad
13 30 (3.10%) CA Gen
14 29 (3.00%) Visual Studio
15 24 (2.48%) SoapUI
16 20 (2.07%) Eclipse
17 18 (1.86%) NUnit
18 17 (1.76%) TeamCity
19 16 (1.65%) SpecFlow
General
1 245 (25.31%) Finance
2 104 (10.74%) Banking
3 40 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 31 (3.20%) Retail
5 25 (2.58%) Investment Banking
6 24 (2.48%) Front Office
7 22 (2.27%) Billing
8 21 (2.17%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.34%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.93%) Back Office
11 5 (0.52%) Marketing
12 4 (0.41%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.41%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.31%) Military
14 2 (0.21%) Automotive
14 2 (0.21%) Electronics
14 2 (0.21%) Legal
14 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.21%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 522 (53.93%) Developer
2 140 (14.46%) Oracle Developer
3 117 (12.09%) SQL Developer
4 92 (9.50%) PL/SQL Developer
5 89 (9.19%) Analyst
6 84 (8.68%) Java Developer
7 83 (8.57%) DBA
8 79 (8.16%) Consultant
9 65 (6.71%) Oracle DBA
10 58 (5.99%) Oracle Consultant
11 50 (5.17%) Architect
12 46 (4.75%) C# Developer
13 45 (4.65%) Senior Developer
14 43 (4.44%) .NET Developer
15 30 (3.10%) Data Engineer
16 29 (3.00%) C# .NET Developer
17 26 (2.69%) Tester
18 25 (2.58%) Functional Consultant
19 24 (2.48%) Oracle Functional Consultant
20 21 (2.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (14.26%) XML
2 137 (14.15%) .NET
3 115 (11.88%) Web Services
4 97 (10.02%) J2EE
5 87 (8.99%) HTML
6 83 (8.57%) Spring
7 72 (7.44%) JSON
8 62 (6.40%) SOAP
9 59 (6.10%) CSS
9 59 (6.10%) REST
10 51 (5.27%) RESTful
11 50 (5.17%) WinForms
12 45 (4.65%) JMS
13 38 (3.93%) Middleware
14 37 (3.82%) WPF
15 36 (3.72%) ASP.NET
16 34 (3.51%) AngularJS
16 34 (3.51%) Hibernate
17 32 (3.31%) Oracle Fusion
18 31 (3.20%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 121 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 29 (3.00%) Robotics
4 22 (2.27%) Replication
5 16 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (1.24%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.14%) NHS
7 11 (1.14%) N-Tier
8 10 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (0.83%) Algorithms
10 8 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (0.72%) Derivative
12 6 (0.62%) EPoS
12 6 (0.62%) Reference Data
12 6 (0.62%) User Experience
12 6 (0.62%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.52%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 247 (25.52%) Unix
2 103 (10.64%) Linux
3 75 (7.75%) Windows
4 42 (4.34%) AIX
5 20 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
6 19 (1.96%) Solaris
7 10 (1.03%) OpenVMS
7 10 (1.03%) SUSE
8 9 (0.93%) HPUX
8 9 (0.93%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.31%) Android
9 3 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.10%) Fedora
10 1 (0.10%) Tru64
10 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (30.06%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (18.49%) Business Intelligence
3 160 (16.53%) ETL
4 135 (13.95%) Data Modelling
5 134 (13.84%) Migration
6 123 (12.71%) Scrum
7 117 (12.09%) Performance Tuning
8 107 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
9 95 (9.81%) Analytics
10 82 (8.47%) Data Migration
11 81 (8.37%) Test Automation
12 79 (8.16%) DevOps
13 68 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
14 66 (6.82%) Test Strategy
15 62 (6.40%) SDLC
16 53 (5.48%) Data Analysis
17 51 (5.27%) Test Scripting
18 46 (4.75%) CRM
18 46 (4.75%) Process Improvement
18 46 (4.75%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 943 (97.42%) SQL
2 275 (28.41%) Java
3 184 (19.01%) Shell Script
4 148 (15.29%) C#
5 143 (14.77%) T-SQL
6 115 (11.88%) JavaScript
7 64 (6.61%) Perl
8 56 (5.79%) C
9 53 (5.48%) Python
10 49 (5.06%) VB
11 47 (4.86%) Java 8
12 38 (3.93%) VB.NET
13 36 (3.72%) VBA
14 20 (2.07%) Scala
15 19 (1.96%) PowerShell
16 13 (1.34%) C++
16 13 (1.34%) Korn
17 12 (1.24%) XPath
17 12 (1.24%) XQuery
18 10 (1.03%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 123 (12.71%) Security Cleared
2 73 (7.54%) SC Cleared
3 55 (5.68%) Degree
4 39 (4.03%) DV Cleared
5 22 (2.27%) ISTQB
6 19 (1.96%) ISEB
7 15 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (1.34%) Master's Degree
9 12 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (1.03%) OCP
11 10 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
12 9 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.72%) MCP
13 7 (0.72%) SAP Certification
14 3 (0.31%) PhD
15 2 (0.21%) BC Cleared
15 2 (0.21%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.51%) QA
2 17 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.55%) SLA
4 3 (0.31%) GDPR
4 3 (0.31%) PMO
5 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.10%) EMIR
6 1 (0.10%) HL7
6 1 (0.10%) MiFID
System Software
1 69 (7.13%) Oracle RAC
2 38 (3.93%) Docker
3 6 (0.62%) HDFS
4 5 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.31%) KVM
5 3 (0.31%) RHEV
5 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.21%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.10%) zsh
Systems Management
1 30 (3.10%) Oracle RMAN
2 26 (2.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 25 (2.58%) Amdocs OSS
4 22 (2.27%) HP ALM
4 22 (2.27%) Kubernetes
5 19 (1.96%) Ansible
5 19 (1.96%) Data Guard
6 12 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.24%) Puppet
7 9 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.83%) Kibana
9 6 (0.62%) Control-M
10 5 (0.52%) Terraform
11 4 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 3 (0.31%) logstash
12 3 (0.31%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.21%) nmon
14 1 (0.10%) Automic
Vendors
1 836 (86.36%) Oracle
2 154 (15.91%) Microsoft
3 79 (8.16%) Informatica
4 49 (5.06%) BEA
5 42 (4.34%) webMethods
6 41 (4.24%) IBM
7 26 (2.69%) HP
8 25 (2.58%) Cramer
8 25 (2.58%) Pega
8 25 (2.58%) Tableau
9 24 (2.48%) Citrix
10 19 (1.96%) Google
11 18 (1.86%) SAP
12 15 (1.55%) Red Hat
13 12 (1.24%) Splunk
14 11 (1.14%) Cadence
15 10 (1.03%) TIBCO
16 8 (0.83%) CA
16 8 (0.83%) MicroStrategy
16 8 (0.83%) VMware