Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 198 175
Rank change year-on-year -34 -23 -66
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 1,153 1,215 1,624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 1.33% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.65% 3.25% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 749 1,057
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 13
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £31.18 £29.05 £35.45
90th Percentile £53.50 £45.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year -7.41% -1.82% +8.55%

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 43,461 37,408 40,946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.02% 41.03% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,365 25,671 27,955
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £298 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.58% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 830 991
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +6.49% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.59 £16.16 £14.13
90th Percentile £51.50 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 1,037 £425 - 205
UK excluding London -30 663 £400 +6.67% 149
London -37 461 £475 - 90
South East -30 206 £410 -3.47% 40
Midlands +16 146 £375 +12.78% 20
North of England -33 100 £413 +13.79% 36
East Midlands +5 76 £356 +120.93% 18
West Midlands +8 70 £394 -1.56% 2
Scotland -40 70 £375 +11.11% 25
South West -22 68 £425 +6.25% 9
North West -37 58 £400 +14.29% 17
East of England -15 51 £410 -2.84% 9
Yorkshire -28 31 £425 +13.33% 17
Northern Ireland -8 12 £431 +14.93% 3
Wales -10 12 £450 +50.00% 7
North East +14 11 £340 +8.80% 2

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 1,131 (98.09%) SQL
2 954 (82.74%) Oracle
3 379 (32.87%) Java
4 356 (30.88%) Oracle Database
5 292 (25.33%) Finance
6 291 (25.24%) Unix
7 282 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
8 210 (18.21%) Linux
9 201 (17.43%) Web Services
10 188 (16.31%) Oracle Database 11g
11 187 (16.22%) JavaScript
11 187 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
12 185 (16.05%) Shell Script
13 175 (15.18%) XML
14 154 (13.36%) .NET
15 153 (13.27%) C#
15 153 (13.27%) ETL
16 148 (12.84%) Data Warehouse
17 146 (12.66%) HTML
18 145 (12.58%) Windows
19 136 (11.80%) SQL Server
20 131 (11.36%) Banking
21 123 (10.67%) Migration
22 118 (10.23%) Oracle Database 12c
22 118 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
23 115 (9.97%) Relational Database
23 115 (9.97%) Microsoft
24 113 (9.80%) J2EE
25 111 (9.63%) Security Cleared
26 107 (9.28%) Analytical Skills

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 76 (6.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 75 (6.50%) WebLogic
3 61 (5.29%) WebSphere
4 49 (4.25%) Confluence
5 48 (4.16%) Oracle Workflow
6 35 (3.04%) Apache
6 35 (3.04%) GlassFish
6 35 (3.04%) Liferay
7 25 (2.17%) JBoss
7 25 (2.17%) SAS
8 23 (1.99%) Tomcat
9 21 (1.82%) Apache Spark
10 18 (1.56%) WebSphere Portal
11 17 (1.47%) IIS
12 14 (1.21%) WildFly
13 8 (0.69%) nginx
13 8 (0.69%) SharePoint
14 7 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
14 7 (0.61%) Oracle Beehive
15 6 (0.52%) Jetty
Applications
1 55 (4.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.43%) SPSS
4 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.17%) Pipeline Pilot
6 1 (0.087%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.087%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 82 (7.11%) Oracle EBS
2 44 (3.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 42 (3.64%) Oracle Receivables
4 36 (3.12%) Oracle Payables
5 26 (2.25%) Oracle Applications
6 23 (1.99%) Oracle General Ledger
7 22 (1.91%) Oracle BPM
8 19 (1.65%) Oracle Financials
9 13 (1.13%) Oracle ERP
10 12 (1.04%) ResourceLink
11 9 (0.78%) Markit EDM
11 9 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
12 6 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
12 6 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
12 6 (0.52%) Oracle Utilities
13 4 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
13 4 (0.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 4 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
13 4 (0.35%) Oracle TCA
13 4 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 39 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.13%) Boomi
4 11 (0.95%) PaaS
5 10 (0.87%) SaaS
6 9 (0.78%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 8 (0.69%) Taleo
8 7 (0.61%) GitHub
8 7 (0.61%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.61%) IaaS
9 6 (0.52%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.52%) iPaaS
10 5 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.43%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.35%) npm
12 3 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.17%) BrowserStack
13 2 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.17%) SMS
2 12 (1.04%) HTTP
3 9 (0.78%) FTP
4 8 (0.69%) Skype
5 6 (0.52%) SAN
6 4 (0.35%) DNS
6 4 (0.35%) Internet
6 4 (0.35%) Network Security
6 4 (0.35%) SSH
6 4 (0.35%) SSL
6 4 (0.35%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.35%) VPN
7 3 (0.26%) IMAP
7 3 (0.26%) POP3
7 3 (0.26%) RTP
8 2 (0.17%) AMQP
8 2 (0.17%) Broadband
8 2 (0.17%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.087%) InfiniBand
9 1 (0.087%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (30.88%) Oracle Database
2 188 (16.31%) Oracle Database 11g
3 148 (12.84%) Data Warehouse
4 136 (11.80%) SQL Server
5 118 (10.23%) Oracle Database 12c
6 115 (9.97%) Relational Database
7 95 (8.24%) Oracle Database 10g
8 86 (7.46%) Oracle Reports
9 72 (6.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 65 (5.64%) PostgreSQL
11 63 (5.46%) BusinessObjects
12 43 (3.73%) RDBMS
13 42 (3.64%) MongoDB
14 40 (3.47%) Big Data
15 39 (3.38%) Oracle BI EE
16 37 (3.21%) GIS
17 36 (3.12%) Oracle BI Publisher
18 32 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 30 (2.60%) QlikView
19 30 (2.60%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 100 (8.67%) JIRA
2 95 (8.24%) Jenkins
3 90 (7.81%) Git (software)
4 68 (5.90%) Selenium
5 53 (4.60%) Oracle Forms
6 43 (3.73%) Subversion
7 42 (3.64%) Oracle APEX
8 37 (3.21%) JUnit
9 36 (3.12%) Maven
10 35 (3.04%) Ant
11 30 (2.60%) TeamCity
12 29 (2.52%) Eclipse
13 27 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
13 27 (2.34%) Toad
14 24 (2.08%) Visual Studio
15 20 (1.73%) Cucumber
16 16 (1.39%) Bitbucket
17 14 (1.21%) ProC
18 13 (1.13%) CA Gen
18 13 (1.13%) SoapUI
General
1 292 (25.33%) Finance
2 131 (11.36%) Banking
3 34 (2.95%) Investment Banking
4 26 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.08%) Back Office
6 23 (1.99%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.65%) Front Office
8 17 (1.47%) Retail
9 14 (1.21%) Marketing
10 13 (1.13%) Billing
11 10 (0.87%) General Ledger
12 8 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.69%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.52%) Electronics
14 6 (0.52%) Local Government
14 6 (0.52%) Publishing
15 5 (0.43%) German Language
15 5 (0.43%) Legal
15 5 (0.43%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 637 (55.25%) Developer
2 226 (19.60%) Oracle Developer
3 157 (13.62%) SQL Developer
4 143 (12.40%) Analyst
5 136 (11.80%) PL/SQL Developer
6 132 (11.45%) Java Developer
7 101 (8.76%) Consultant
8 69 (5.98%) C# Developer
9 62 (5.38%) .NET Developer
10 61 (5.29%) Architect
10 61 (5.29%) DBA
11 55 (4.77%) Oracle Consultant
12 53 (4.60%) Oracle DBA
13 47 (4.08%) Applications Support
14 44 (3.82%) Oracle Analyst
15 40 (3.47%) Senior Developer
15 40 (3.47%) Support Analyst
16 39 (3.38%) C# .NET Developer
17 33 (2.86%) ETL Developer
18 31 (2.69%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (17.43%) Web Services
2 175 (15.18%) XML
3 154 (13.36%) .NET
4 146 (12.66%) HTML
5 113 (9.80%) J2EE
6 97 (8.41%) CSS
7 80 (6.94%) Spring
8 77 (6.68%) SOAP
9 75 (6.50%) REST
10 73 (6.33%) JSON
11 64 (5.55%) AngularJS
11 64 (5.55%) jQuery
12 62 (5.38%) EJB
12 62 (5.38%) JSP
13 61 (5.29%) RESTful
14 55 (4.77%) WCF
15 53 (4.60%) Hibernate
16 48 (4.16%) ASP.NET
16 48 (4.16%) WPF
17 47 (4.08%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 107 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (5.72%) Enterprise Software
3 34 (2.95%) Computer Science
4 28 (2.43%) User Experience
5 26 (2.25%) Data Structures
6 25 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (1.82%) Management Information System
8 17 (1.47%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.39%) Algorithms
10 14 (1.21%) Equities
10 14 (1.21%) Replication
11 13 (1.13%) Reference Data
12 11 (0.95%) Credit Derivative
12 11 (0.95%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.87%) Derivative
14 9 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
15 8 (0.69%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.69%) N-Tier
16 7 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 7 (0.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 291 (25.24%) Unix
2 210 (18.21%) Linux
3 145 (12.58%) Windows
4 50 (4.34%) Windows Server
5 39 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (1.73%) Solaris
7 18 (1.56%) AIX
8 10 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.78%) Android
9 9 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.69%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.69%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.61%) CentOS
12 6 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.43%) Debian
13 5 (0.43%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.35%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.26%) Nucleus RTOS
15 3 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
3 153 (13.27%) ETL
4 123 (10.67%) Migration
5 118 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
6 103 (8.93%) Data Modelling
7 101 (8.76%) Performance Tuning
8 95 (8.24%) Test Automation
9 91 (7.89%) Scrum
10 87 (7.55%) Data Migration
11 79 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
11 79 (6.85%) SOA
12 78 (6.76%) Unit Testing
13 69 (5.98%) Data Analysis
14 65 (5.64%) Software Engineering
15 63 (5.46%) DevOps
16 60 (5.20%) Requirements Analysis
16 60 (5.20%) Web Development
17 56 (4.86%) Workflow
18 55 (4.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1,131 (98.09%) SQL
2 379 (32.87%) Java
3 187 (16.22%) JavaScript
4 185 (16.05%) Shell Script
5 153 (13.27%) C#
6 84 (7.29%) Python
7 77 (6.68%) T-SQL
8 57 (4.94%) C
9 44 (3.82%) Perl
10 38 (3.30%) C++
11 30 (2.60%) VB.NET
12 28 (2.43%) VBA
13 25 (2.17%) Java 8
14 22 (1.91%) Bash Shell
14 22 (1.91%) Ruby
15 21 (1.82%) VB
16 19 (1.65%) Scala
17 14 (1.21%) R
17 14 (1.21%) XPath
17 14 (1.21%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 111 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 62 (5.38%) SC Cleared
3 50 (4.34%) Degree
4 45 (3.90%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (0.43%) OCP
8 4 (0.35%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.26%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.087%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.087%) CLAS
11 1 (0.087%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.087%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.087%) MCP
11 1 (0.087%) MCPD
11 1 (0.087%) MCTS
11 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.087%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.68%) Data Quality
2 43 (3.73%) QA
3 14 (1.21%) MiFID
4 11 (0.95%) SLA
5 9 (0.78%) GDPR
6 5 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.35%) GCP
7 4 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.26%) HL7
8 3 (0.26%) PMO
8 3 (0.26%) SEPA
9 1 (0.087%) Basel II
9 1 (0.087%) DICOM
9 1 (0.087%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.087%) EMIR
9 1 (0.087%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.087%) ISO 9002
9 1 (0.087%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.087%) RMADS
9 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (3.38%) Oracle RAC
2 19 (1.65%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.56%) Docker
4 13 (1.13%) Oracle Clusterware
5 9 (0.78%) VirtualBox
6 6 (0.52%) HDFS
7 5 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.17%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.087%) GeoWebCache
10 1 (0.087%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.087%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.087%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (3.30%) Data Guard
2 37 (3.21%) HP ALM
3 33 (2.86%) Oracle RMAN
4 20 (1.73%) Oracle Flashback
5 19 (1.65%) Control-M
6 10 (0.87%) Puppet
7 9 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.69%) Ambari
8 8 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (0.61%) Ansible
9 7 (0.61%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 7 (0.61%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.52%) Oozie
10 6 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.35%) Kibana
12 4 (0.35%) Terraform
13 3 (0.26%) Amdocs OSS
13 3 (0.26%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 954 (82.74%) Oracle
2 115 (9.97%) Microsoft
3 57 (4.94%) Informatica
4 49 (4.25%) IBM
5 48 (4.16%) Tableau
6 47 (4.08%) SAP
7 45 (3.90%) HP
8 31 (2.69%) Red Hat
9 24 (2.08%) Cognos
10 22 (1.91%) Talend
11 17 (1.47%) BEA
11 17 (1.47%) Fujitsu
12 16 (1.39%) Capita
13 15 (1.30%) Citrix
13 15 (1.30%) Northgate
13 15 (1.30%) Pega
14 14 (1.21%) Google
15 13 (1.13%) Dell
15 13 (1.13%) Sybase
15 13 (1.13%) webMethods