Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 176 134
Rank change year-on-year -52 -42 -23
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 1126 1616 2008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.53% 1.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.68% 3.82% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 1043 1255
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £300 £297 £288
90th Percentile £575 £538 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £385
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 17
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £26.00 £20.50 £25.51
90th Percentile £44.00 £45.53 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £40.00 £37.73
% change year-on-year -8.13% +6.03% +0.60%

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 42022 42269 43529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.95% 40.11% 38.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 29212 29052 29425
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.94%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £265
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 790 895 987
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.26% +15.50%
10th Percentile £15.98 £14.18 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.48
% change year-on-year +8.00% +0.07% +15.31%

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 -56 976 £438 +9.38% 96
UK excluding London -70 622 £400 +6.67% 71
London -34 480 £475 +5.56% 35
South East -44 181 £450 +18.42% 22
North of England -38 103 £388 +10.71% 20
Scotland +19 92 £373 +6.43% 8
Midlands -78 73 £400 - 10
East of England -18 70 £370 -12.94% 7
South West -58 63 £400 +5.26% 2
North East +49 42 £391 +11.79% 2
North West -65 40 £400 +9.59% 8
West Midlands -53 39 £425 +11.11% 4
East Midlands -50 33 £383 -6.71% 6
Wales +20 30 £375 -7.69%
Yorkshire +6 27 £425 +21.43% 10
Northern Ireland -53 11 £289 -24.20% 2

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PL/SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PL/SQL.

1 1109 (98.49%) SQL
2 910 (80.82%) Oracle
3 407 (36.15%) Oracle Database
4 379 (33.66%) Java
5 347 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
6 293 (26.02%) Finance
7 272 (24.16%) Unix
8 210 (18.65%) Linux
8 210 (18.65%) XML
9 196 (17.41%) JavaScript
10 187 (16.61%) Business Intelligence
11 185 (16.43%) Web Services
12 182 (16.16%) ETL
13 176 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
14 168 (14.92%) C#
15 167 (14.83%) Relational Database
16 163 (14.48%) Shell Script
16 163 (14.48%) Oracle Database 11g
17 159 (14.12%) .NET
18 154 (13.68%) SQL Server
19 151 (13.41%) Data Modelling
20 147 (13.06%) Windows
21 144 (12.79%) HTML
22 135 (11.99%) Spring
23 124 (11.01%) Oracle Database 12c
24 115 (10.21%) Scrum
25 112 (9.95%) Banking
26 111 (9.86%) Oracle Reports
27 109 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
28 108 (9.59%) Hibernate

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 95 (8.44%) WebLogic
2 91 (8.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 90 (7.99%) JBoss
4 55 (4.88%) Confluence
5 50 (4.44%) Oracle Workflow
6 35 (3.11%) Tomcat
7 27 (2.40%) Apache
8 25 (2.22%) Apache Spark
9 19 (1.69%) WebSphere
10 18 (1.60%) WildFly
11 13 (1.15%) Mule
11 13 (1.15%) SAS
12 11 (0.98%) GlassFish
13 10 (0.89%) Liferay
14 8 (0.71%) IIS
15 7 (0.62%) Tuxedo
15 7 (0.62%) Umbraco
16 6 (0.53%) Apache Pig
17 5 (0.44%) Apache Solr
17 5 (0.44%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 35 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.36%) SPSS
3 4 (0.36%) Stata
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.089%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 65 (5.77%) Oracle EBS
2 40 (3.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 27 (2.40%) Oracle Applications
4 25 (2.22%) Oracle Receivables
5 23 (2.04%) Oracle BPM
6 19 (1.69%) Oracle Payables
7 16 (1.42%) Oracle Financials
8 14 (1.24%) Oracle Cash Management
9 13 (1.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 13 (1.15%) Oracle iProcurement
9 13 (1.15%) Oracle Retail
10 12 (1.07%) Oracle 11i
10 12 (1.07%) Oracle General Ledger
11 9 (0.80%) Oracle Assets
12 7 (0.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 6 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
14 5 (0.44%) Oracle Payroll
14 5 (0.44%) Siebel CRM
15 4 (0.36%) Eagle PACE
15 4 (0.36%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (2.13%) PaaS
3 20 (1.78%) SaaS
4 19 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (1.15%) IaaS
6 11 (0.98%) OpenShift
7 7 (0.62%) Taleo
8 5 (0.44%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.27%) GitHub
10 3 (0.27%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.18%) Boomi
11 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.18%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
11 2 (0.18%) npm
12 1 (0.089%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.089%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.00%) LDAP
2 25 (2.22%) SSH
3 22 (1.95%) DNS
3 22 (1.95%) OpenLDAP
4 16 (1.42%) Firewall
4 16 (1.42%) HTTP
5 12 (1.07%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.80%) SSL
7 8 (0.71%) FTP
8 7 (0.62%) SMS
9 5 (0.44%) AMQP
9 5 (0.44%) Skype
10 3 (0.27%) Internet
10 3 (0.27%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.27%) Network Security
11 2 (0.18%) VPN
12 1 (0.089%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.089%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (36.15%) Oracle Database
2 176 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
3 167 (14.83%) Relational Database
4 163 (14.48%) Oracle Database 11g
5 154 (13.68%) SQL Server
6 124 (11.01%) Oracle Database 12c
7 111 (9.86%) Oracle Reports
8 103 (9.15%) RDBMS
9 84 (7.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 55 (4.88%) Oracle BI EE
11 50 (4.44%) NoSQL
12 49 (4.35%) Big Data
13 47 (4.17%) SQLPlus
14 43 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 41 (3.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 38 (3.37%) Oracle ODI
17 37 (3.29%) MySQL
18 36 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
19 31 (2.75%) MongoDB
20 27 (2.40%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 97 (8.61%) JIRA
2 93 (8.26%) Git (software)
2 93 (8.26%) Maven
2 93 (8.26%) Oracle Forms
3 75 (6.66%) Jenkins
4 73 (6.48%) Subversion
5 69 (6.13%) JUnit
6 46 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (3.46%) Talend Open Studio
8 38 (3.37%) Toad
9 34 (3.02%) Oracle APEX
10 33 (2.93%) Visual Studio
11 32 (2.84%) ProC
12 30 (2.66%) Eclipse
13 28 (2.49%) Ant
14 27 (2.40%) Mockito
14 27 (2.40%) SoapUI
15 18 (1.60%) IntelliJ
15 18 (1.60%) Selenium
16 17 (1.51%) TeamCity
General
1 293 (26.02%) Finance
2 112 (9.95%) Banking
3 46 (4.09%) Retail
4 30 (2.66%) Investment Banking
5 25 (2.22%) Marketing
6 21 (1.87%) Front Office
7 20 (1.78%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.33%) Publishing
10 13 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.15%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.62%) Billing
11 7 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.53%) Games
12 6 (0.53%) Legal
12 6 (0.53%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Back Office
13 2 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Local Government
13 2 (0.18%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 687 (61.01%) Developer
2 261 (23.18%) Oracle Developer
3 170 (15.10%) SQL Developer
4 159 (14.12%) Java Developer
5 127 (11.28%) PL/SQL Developer
6 103 (9.15%) Analyst
7 76 (6.75%) Senior Developer
8 70 (6.22%) Architect
9 65 (5.77%) Consultant
10 63 (5.60%) DBA
11 55 (4.88%) Oracle DBA
12 47 (4.17%) .NET Developer
13 45 (4.00%) C# Developer
14 37 (3.29%) ETL Developer
15 34 (3.02%) Applications Support
16 33 (2.93%) Oracle Consultant
17 29 (2.58%) Data Warehouse Developer
18 27 (2.40%) JavaScript Developer
19 23 (2.04%) Oracle Financials Developer
19 23 (2.04%) Senior Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (18.65%) XML
2 185 (16.43%) Web Services
3 159 (14.12%) .NET
4 144 (12.79%) HTML
5 135 (11.99%) Spring
6 108 (9.59%) Hibernate
7 97 (8.61%) jQuery
8 94 (8.35%) J2EE
9 82 (7.28%) CSS
10 76 (6.75%) SOAP
11 73 (6.48%) JSON
12 72 (6.39%) REST
13 69 (6.13%) AngularJS
14 66 (5.86%) RESTful
15 62 (5.51%) HTML5
16 52 (4.62%) JMS
17 45 (4.00%) WinForms
18 44 (3.91%) JPA
19 43 (3.82%) WCF
20 42 (3.73%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 106 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
3 35 (3.11%) Computer Science
4 20 (1.78%) User Experience
5 18 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (1.51%) Derivative
7 14 (1.24%) Data Structures
7 14 (1.24%) Equities
7 14 (1.24%) Fintech
8 11 (0.98%) NHS
9 10 (0.89%) Credit Risk
9 10 (0.89%) Market Risk
9 10 (0.89%) OTC Derivatives
9 10 (0.89%) Reference Data
9 10 (0.89%) Virtual Team
10 9 (0.80%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.71%) Clustering
11 8 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.62%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.62%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 272 (24.16%) Unix
2 210 (18.65%) Linux
3 147 (13.06%) Windows
4 34 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (2.40%) AIX
5 27 (2.40%) Windows XP
6 26 (2.31%) Windows Server
7 16 (1.42%) Solaris
8 13 (1.15%) HPUX
9 7 (0.62%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.18%) Android
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.089%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.089%) CentOS
13 1 (0.089%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (16.61%) Business Intelligence
3 182 (16.16%) ETL
4 151 (13.41%) Data Modelling
5 115 (10.21%) Scrum
6 109 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
7 98 (8.70%) Unit Testing
8 95 (8.44%) SOA
9 94 (8.35%) Migration
10 87 (7.73%) MVC
11 86 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
12 81 (7.19%) DevOps
13 78 (6.93%) SDLC
14 73 (6.48%) TDD
15 67 (5.95%) Workflow
16 63 (5.60%) OO
17 61 (5.42%) Test Automation
18 59 (5.24%) Data Migration
19 58 (5.15%) Data Analysis
20 55 (4.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1109 (98.49%) SQL
2 379 (33.66%) Java
3 196 (17.41%) JavaScript
4 168 (14.92%) C#
5 163 (14.48%) Shell Script
6 85 (7.55%) T-SQL
7 72 (6.39%) Python
8 65 (5.77%) Perl
9 51 (4.53%) C
10 34 (3.02%) VBA
11 27 (2.40%) XPath
12 23 (2.04%) C++
12 23 (2.04%) Korn
13 19 (1.69%) PowerShell
14 18 (1.60%) Ruby
14 18 (1.60%) VB
15 17 (1.51%) VB.NET
16 16 (1.42%) R
16 16 (1.42%) Scala
17 10 (0.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 94 (8.35%) Security Cleared
2 65 (5.77%) Degree
3 59 (5.24%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.87%) ISTQB
5 17 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.51%) ISEB
6 14 (1.24%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (0.53%) HND
9 5 (0.44%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.18%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.089%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.44%) QA
2 40 (3.55%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.89%) SLA
5 8 (0.71%) MiFID
6 3 (0.27%) EMIR
6 3 (0.27%) PMO
7 2 (0.18%) Basel II
7 2 (0.18%) Basel III
7 2 (0.18%) COREP
7 2 (0.18%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.18%) FATCA
7 2 (0.18%) GDPR
7 2 (0.18%) HL7
8 1 (0.089%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.089%) GMP
8 1 (0.089%) GxP
8 1 (0.089%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 41 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
3 22 (1.95%) NFS
4 20 (1.78%) Docker
5 16 (1.42%) Apache Flume
6 14 (1.24%) HDFS
7 6 (0.53%) Oracle Clusterware
8 5 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (0.27%) Cronacle
10 2 (0.18%) Firmware
10 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.18%) SRDF
10 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.089%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.089%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.089%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (3.02%) Data Guard
2 31 (2.75%) Oracle RMAN
3 25 (2.22%) Control-M
3 25 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 15 (1.33%) Ansible
5 12 (1.07%) Ambari
5 12 (1.07%) Oozie
6 10 (0.89%) Puppet
7 9 (0.80%) Kubernetes
7 9 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.71%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 6 (0.53%) Oracle Flashback
9 6 (0.53%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.36%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.27%) Nagios
12 2 (0.18%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.18%) Dollar Universe
12 2 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.18%) MOM
Vendors
1 910 (80.82%) Oracle
2 84 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 55 (4.88%) Informatica
4 48 (4.26%) Red Hat
5 43 (3.82%) IBM
6 39 (3.46%) Talend
7 38 (3.37%) Sybase
8 33 (2.93%) Atlassian
9 21 (1.87%) HP
10 19 (1.69%) Teradata
11 17 (1.51%) Tableau
12 14 (1.24%) Cognos
13 13 (1.15%) Siebel
14 12 (1.07%) Solace
15 9 (0.80%) SAP
15 9 (0.80%) VMware
16 7 (0.62%) Charles River
16 7 (0.62%) Retek
16 7 (0.62%) webMethods
16 7 (0.62%) WSO2