Period
to 24 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 206 166
Rank change year-on-year -32 -40 -46
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 1,142 1,169 1,717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 1.28% 1.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.63% 3.07% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 759 1,150
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £289 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 12
UK median hourly rate £34.25 £43.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.35% +10.97% +10.71%
10th Percentile £31.18 £36.48 £20.50
90th Percentile £44.73 £45.60 £43.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -22.09% +14.67% +4.17%

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 43,488 38,067 41,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.37% 41.56% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,339 26,083 28,108
UK median daily rate £460 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +2.53% +5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 774 811 938
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £16.72 £17.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -3.61% +9.21% +8.57%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -35 1,012 £425 - 219
UK excluding London -22 706 £425 +9.68% 158
London -38 416 £450 -0.11% 92
South East -25 206 £420 -1.75% 47
Midlands +22 164 £400 +8.84% 16
North of England -15 106 £420 +11.19% 28
East Midlands +20 88 £400 +85.19% 9
Scotland -40 80 £388 +3.33% 25
West Midlands +8 76 £388 -3.13% 7
South West -3 69 £425 +6.25% 25
Yorkshire +9 52 £425 +13.27% 15
East of England -11 46 £425 -4.92% 11
North West -46 44 £415 +10.67% 11
Wales -26 20 £525 +49.04% 5
Northern Ireland +10 16 £525 +40.00% 1
North East +4 10 £340 -44.49% 2

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1,118 (97.90%) SQL
2 928 (81.26%) Oracle
3 354 (31.00%) Oracle Database
4 335 (29.33%) Java
5 308 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
6 268 (23.47%) Unix
7 261 (22.85%) Finance
8 191 (16.73%) JavaScript
9 185 (16.20%) XML
10 182 (15.94%) Business Intelligence
11 181 (15.85%) C#
12 175 (15.32%) Linux
13 174 (15.24%) Web Services
14 173 (15.15%) .NET
15 172 (15.06%) Oracle Database 11g
16 170 (14.89%) Shell Script
17 169 (14.80%) Data Warehouse
18 167 (14.62%) SQL Server
19 160 (14.01%) ETL
20 137 (12.00%) HTML
21 128 (11.21%) Microsoft
22 126 (11.03%) J2EE
23 122 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
24 118 (10.33%) Banking
25 114 (9.98%) Relational Database
26 113 (9.89%) Windows
27 110 (9.63%) Git (software)
28 108 (9.46%) Security Cleared
28 108 (9.46%) JIRA
29 105 (9.19%) 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 78 (6.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 65 (5.69%) WebLogic
3 59 (5.17%) Confluence
4 57 (4.99%) WebSphere
5 53 (4.64%) Oracle Workflow
6 31 (2.71%) Apache
7 25 (2.19%) SAS
8 24 (2.10%) Tomcat
9 23 (2.01%) Apache Spark
10 22 (1.93%) Liferay
11 21 (1.84%) GlassFish
12 19 (1.66%) JBoss
13 16 (1.40%) IIS
14 13 (1.14%) Apache Pig
14 13 (1.14%) Oracle Application Server
14 13 (1.14%) WebSphere Portal
15 11 (0.96%) CMS
15 11 (0.96%) WildFly
16 8 (0.70%) Apache Solr
16 8 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 62 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.53%) SPSS
4 2 (0.18%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 79 (6.92%) Oracle EBS
2 54 (4.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 38 (3.33%) Oracle Receivables
4 32 (2.80%) Oracle Payables
5 28 (2.45%) Oracle Applications
6 24 (2.10%) Oracle General Ledger
7 22 (1.93%) Oracle BPM
8 21 (1.84%) Oracle Financials
9 13 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
10 11 (0.96%) Oracle Assets
10 11 (0.96%) ResourceLink
11 8 (0.70%) Markit EDM
11 8 (0.70%) Oracle Retail
12 6 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
12 6 (0.53%) Oracle TCA
13 5 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
13 5 (0.44%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 5 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 4 (0.35%) Oracle Utilities
14 4 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 75 (6.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.01%) npm
4 14 (1.23%) Boomi
5 13 (1.14%) SaaS
6 12 (1.05%) PaaS
7 9 (0.79%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 8 (0.70%) Taleo
9 7 (0.61%) GitHub
9 7 (0.61%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.53%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.53%) IaaS
11 5 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.44%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (0.18%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.18%) Slack
12 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.10%) SMS
2 16 (1.40%) AMQP
3 14 (1.23%) FTP
4 11 (0.96%) SAN
5 6 (0.53%) HTTP
5 6 (0.53%) Internet
5 6 (0.53%) Skype
6 4 (0.35%) SSH
7 3 (0.26%) SSL
7 3 (0.26%) VPN
8 2 (0.18%) Broadband
8 2 (0.18%) DNS
8 2 (0.18%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.088%) IMAP
9 1 (0.088%) Network Security
9 1 (0.088%) POP3
9 1 (0.088%) RTP
9 1 (0.088%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.088%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (31.00%) Oracle Database
2 172 (15.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 169 (14.80%) Data Warehouse
4 167 (14.62%) SQL Server
5 114 (9.98%) Relational Database
6 105 (9.19%) Oracle Database 12c
7 88 (7.71%) Oracle Reports
8 69 (6.04%) Oracle Database 10g
9 65 (5.69%) PostgreSQL
9 65 (5.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 60 (5.25%) RDBMS
11 59 (5.17%) BusinessObjects
12 42 (3.68%) MongoDB
13 40 (3.50%) SQLPlus
14 39 (3.42%) MySQL
14 39 (3.42%) Oracle BI EE
15 37 (3.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 36 (3.15%) QlikView
17 31 (2.71%) DB2
18 30 (2.63%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 110 (9.63%) Git (software)
2 108 (9.46%) JIRA
3 89 (7.79%) Jenkins
4 63 (5.52%) Oracle Forms
4 63 (5.52%) Selenium
5 47 (4.12%) Maven
6 38 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
7 34 (2.98%) Cucumber
8 33 (2.89%) Eclipse
9 32 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 32 (2.80%) Toad
10 30 (2.63%) Ant
11 28 (2.45%) JUnit
12 24 (2.10%) Visual Studio
13 23 (2.01%) ProC
13 23 (2.01%) Subversion
14 22 (1.93%) TeamCity
15 18 (1.58%) Karma Test Runner
15 18 (1.58%) Mocha
16 16 (1.40%) Bitbucket
General
1 261 (22.85%) Finance
2 118 (10.33%) Banking
3 25 (2.19%) Investment Banking
4 24 (2.10%) Manufacturing
5 23 (2.01%) Retail
6 21 (1.84%) Front Office
7 18 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.49%) Back Office
9 14 (1.23%) Billing
10 11 (0.96%) General Ledger
11 9 (0.79%) Marketing
12 8 (0.70%) Legal
12 8 (0.70%) Publishing
12 8 (0.70%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.61%) Local Government
14 6 (0.53%) Law
14 6 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.44%) Private Banking
16 4 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 628 (54.99%) Developer
2 211 (18.48%) Oracle Developer
3 159 (13.92%) SQL Developer
4 142 (12.43%) PL/SQL Developer
5 141 (12.35%) Analyst
6 117 (10.25%) Java Developer
7 93 (8.14%) Consultant
8 76 (6.65%) C# Developer
9 68 (5.95%) Architect
10 56 (4.90%) .NET Developer
11 53 (4.64%) Oracle Consultant
12 48 (4.20%) DBA
13 42 (3.68%) Oracle Analyst
14 40 (3.50%) Oracle DBA
14 40 (3.50%) Senior Developer
15 36 (3.15%) ETL Developer
16 34 (2.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 33 (2.89%) C# .NET Developer
18 31 (2.71%) Applications Support
19 30 (2.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (16.20%) XML
2 174 (15.24%) Web Services
3 173 (15.15%) .NET
4 137 (12.00%) HTML
5 126 (11.03%) J2EE
6 90 (7.88%) CSS
7 83 (7.27%) SOAP
8 78 (6.83%) Spring
9 75 (6.57%) REST
10 65 (5.69%) JSON
11 64 (5.60%) WPF
12 63 (5.52%) AngularJS
12 63 (5.52%) JSP
13 59 (5.17%) EJB
14 58 (5.08%) ASP.NET
14 58 (5.08%) JMS
15 52 (4.55%) Hibernate
16 50 (4.38%) WinForms
17 48 (4.20%) RESTful
18 45 (3.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 102 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
3 39 (3.42%) Computer Science
4 29 (2.54%) Hedge funds
4 29 (2.54%) User Experience
5 24 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (2.01%) Data Structures
7 17 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.23%) Replication
9 12 (1.05%) Algorithms
10 10 (0.88%) Derivative
10 10 (0.88%) Reference Data
11 8 (0.70%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.61%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.61%) Equities
12 7 (0.61%) Life Science
12 7 (0.61%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.61%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 268 (23.47%) Unix
2 175 (15.32%) Linux
3 113 (9.89%) Windows
4 36 (3.15%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.66%) Solaris
7 15 (1.31%) AIX
8 12 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.79%) CentOS
10 8 (0.70%) Android
10 8 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.61%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.53%) OpenVMS
13 5 (0.44%) Debian
13 5 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.26%) Nucleus RTOS
14 3 (0.26%) VMS
15 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (15.94%) Business Intelligence
3 160 (14.01%) ETL
4 122 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
5 103 (9.02%) Migration
6 100 (8.76%) Performance Tuning
7 96 (8.41%) Data Modelling
8 88 (7.71%) Scrum
9 86 (7.53%) Test Automation
10 82 (7.18%) SOA
11 71 (6.22%) Analytics
12 70 (6.13%) Data Migration
13 67 (5.87%) Data Analysis
14 66 (5.78%) DevOps
15 64 (5.60%) OO
16 63 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
17 62 (5.43%) Software Engineering
17 62 (5.43%) Workflow
18 61 (5.34%) Unit Testing
19 60 (5.25%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1,118 (97.90%) SQL
2 335 (29.33%) Java
3 191 (16.73%) JavaScript
4 181 (15.85%) C#
5 170 (14.89%) Shell Script
6 101 (8.84%) T-SQL
7 88 (7.71%) Python
8 51 (4.47%) C
9 50 (4.38%) VB.NET
10 44 (3.85%) C++
11 35 (3.06%) Perl
12 32 (2.80%) VBA
13 26 (2.28%) Ruby
14 24 (2.10%) Scala
15 23 (2.01%) VB
16 19 (1.66%) Bash Shell
17 17 (1.49%) R
18 16 (1.40%) PowerShell
19 14 (1.23%) Java 8
20 11 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 108 (9.46%) Security Cleared
2 75 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 61 (5.34%) Degree
4 27 (2.36%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (1.58%) Oracle Certification
7 7 (0.61%) DBS Check
8 6 (0.53%) OCP
9 5 (0.44%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.26%) MCP
10 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.18%) MCPD
11 2 (0.18%) MCTS
12 1 (0.088%) CLAS
12 1 (0.088%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.088%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.088%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.088%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.20%) Data Quality
2 46 (4.03%) QA
3 19 (1.66%) GDPR
4 10 (0.88%) SLA
5 9 (0.79%) MiFID
6 6 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.44%) GCP
8 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.26%) PMO
9 2 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.18%) HL7
9 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.18%) SEPA
10 1 (0.088%) DICOM
10 1 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.088%) EMIR
10 1 (0.088%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.088%) ISO 9002
10 1 (0.088%) RMADS
10 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (3.42%) Docker
2 26 (2.28%) Oracle RAC
3 15 (1.31%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.61%) HDFS
5 5 (0.44%) VirtualBox
5 5 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.088%) GeoWebCache
7 1 (0.088%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 28 (2.45%) Data Guard
2 22 (1.93%) Oracle RMAN
3 21 (1.84%) HP ALM
4 15 (1.31%) Control-M
5 9 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 8 (0.70%) Amdocs OSS
6 8 (0.70%) Ansible
6 8 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (0.61%) Kibana
7 7 (0.61%) Oracle Flashback
7 7 (0.61%) Puppet
8 6 (0.53%) Ambari
8 6 (0.53%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 4 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.35%) Terraform
9 4 (0.35%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.26%) Oozie
10 3 (0.26%) SCOM
10 3 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 928 (81.26%) Oracle
2 128 (11.21%) Microsoft
3 52 (4.55%) Informatica
4 49 (4.29%) Tableau
5 46 (4.03%) IBM
6 37 (3.24%) SAP
7 30 (2.63%) HP
8 26 (2.28%) Cognos
8 26 (2.28%) Red Hat
9 25 (2.19%) Talend
10 23 (2.01%) BEA
10 23 (2.01%) Citrix
10 23 (2.01%) Teradata
11 19 (1.66%) Capita
12 17 (1.49%) Pega
13 16 (1.40%) Google
13 16 (1.40%) Northgate
14 14 (1.23%) Cloudera
14 14 (1.23%) Dell
15 13 (1.14%) TIBCO