Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 231 176
Rank change year-on-year -5 -55 -39
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 1,196 1,124 1,676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.14% 1.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.62% 2.72% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 739 1,091
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £294
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +8.28% +4.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 21
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £41.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +4.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £33.25 £24.98 £20.50
90th Percentile £58.38 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.20% +4.38% +5.26%

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 45,697 41,379 42,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.48% 41.88% 39.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,117 28,523 29,421
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 776 926
UK median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.79% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.79 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +1.35%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +3 1,041 £425 -1.16% 226
UK excluding London +12 755 £425 +8.28% 168
London -33 415 £450 -1.10% 87
South East +27 235 £425 -4.49% 46
Midlands +55 156 £400 +0.95% 36
Scotland -23 92 £400 +6.67% 25
North of England -38 91 £413 +11.49% 33
West Midlands +18 83 £381 -12.86% 11
East of England +8 78 £475 +18.75% 11
East Midlands +50 73 £400 +8.47% 25
South West -1 65 £425 +9.68% 14
Yorkshire +13 50 £425 - 6
North West -35 36 £400 +6.67% 27
Wales -24 25 £525 +40.00% 2
Northern Ireland +41 16 £525 +81.66% 2
North East -38 5 £325 -0.76%

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 1,157 (96.74%) SQL
2 963 (80.52%) Oracle
3 405 (33.86%) Java
4 390 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
5 361 (30.18%) Oracle Database
6 274 (22.91%) Unix
7 265 (22.16%) Finance
8 211 (17.64%) SQL Server
9 204 (17.06%) C#
10 202 (16.89%) ETL
11 198 (16.56%) XML
12 187 (15.64%) Shell Script
13 181 (15.13%) Business Intelligence
14 177 (14.80%) Web Services
15 172 (14.38%) JavaScript
16 169 (14.13%) Data Warehouse
17 167 (13.96%) .NET
17 167 (13.96%) Linux
18 149 (12.46%) Oracle Database 11g
19 144 (12.04%) Oracle Database 12c
20 140 (11.71%) J2EE
21 135 (11.29%) Spring
22 131 (10.95%) Data Modelling
23 130 (10.87%) Scrum
24 128 (10.70%) T-SQL
24 128 (10.70%) Git (software)
25 127 (10.62%) Oracle Reports
26 126 (10.54%) Security Cleared
26 126 (10.54%) Problem-Solving
27 123 (10.28%) Microservices

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 96 (8.03%) WebLogic
2 59 (4.93%) Confluence
3 54 (4.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 50 (4.18%) Oracle Workflow
5 48 (4.01%) WebSphere
6 32 (2.68%) JBoss
7 29 (2.42%) Apache
8 24 (2.01%) IIS
8 24 (2.01%) SAS
9 23 (1.92%) CMS
10 22 (1.84%) Apache Spark
11 19 (1.59%) Tomcat
12 16 (1.34%) Oracle Application Server
13 13 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (0.92%) Apache Solr
15 9 (0.75%) Apache Pig
15 9 (0.75%) Mule
16 7 (0.59%) Apache ServiceMix
17 6 (0.50%) nginx
17 6 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 70 (5.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.59%) SPSS
4 3 (0.25%) Windchill
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 78 (6.52%) Oracle EBS
2 55 (4.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 36 (3.01%) Oracle Receivables
4 24 (2.01%) Oracle BPM
5 23 (1.92%) Oracle Payables
6 22 (1.84%) Oracle General Ledger
7 20 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
7 20 (1.67%) Oracle Financials
8 14 (1.17%) Oracle ERP
8 14 (1.17%) Oracle Retail
9 12 (1.00%) Oracle Assets
10 9 (0.75%) Oracle Cash Management
11 8 (0.67%) Oracle iProcurement
11 8 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
12 7 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 6 (0.50%) Remedy AR System
14 4 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
14 4 (0.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 4 (0.33%) Oracle TCA
14 4 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 95 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (2.17%) npm
4 19 (1.59%) PaaS
5 14 (1.17%) Boomi
6 10 (0.84%) GitHub
7 9 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (0.75%) SaaS
8 6 (0.50%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.50%) Serverless
9 5 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.42%) IaaS
10 4 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.33%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.33%) Taleo
11 3 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.67%) AMQP
2 16 (1.34%) FTP
3 14 (1.17%) SMS
4 13 (1.09%) HTTP
5 9 (0.75%) SAN
6 6 (0.50%) Internet
6 6 (0.50%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.42%) SSL
8 3 (0.25%) DNS
8 3 (0.25%) LAN
9 2 (0.17%) Firewall
9 2 (0.17%) WAN
10 1 (0.084%) Broadband
10 1 (0.084%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 361 (30.18%) Oracle Database
2 211 (17.64%) SQL Server
3 169 (14.13%) Data Warehouse
4 149 (12.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 144 (12.04%) Oracle Database 12c
6 127 (10.62%) Oracle Reports
7 120 (10.03%) Relational Database
8 83 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
9 74 (6.19%) MongoDB
10 68 (5.69%) RDBMS
11 61 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 60 (5.02%) MySQL
13 53 (4.43%) NoSQL
14 48 (4.01%) BusinessObjects
14 48 (4.01%) Oracle Database 10g
15 47 (3.93%) Oracle BI EE
15 47 (3.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 42 (3.51%) Oracle ODI
17 38 (3.18%) SQLPlus
18 34 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 128 (10.70%) Git (software)
2 121 (10.12%) JIRA
3 106 (8.86%) Oracle Forms
4 92 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 77 (6.44%) Maven
6 50 (4.18%) Oracle APEX
7 47 (3.93%) Toad
8 42 (3.51%) Selenium
9 39 (3.26%) Cucumber
10 37 (3.09%) Eclipse
10 37 (3.09%) Subversion
11 30 (2.51%) SoapUI
12 29 (2.42%) JUnit
13 28 (2.34%) CA Gen
13 28 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
14 27 (2.26%) JMeter
15 26 (2.17%) JDeveloper
16 25 (2.09%) Karma Test Runner
16 25 (2.09%) Mocha
17 24 (2.01%) ProC
General
1 265 (22.16%) Finance
2 122 (10.20%) Banking
3 37 (3.09%) Retail
4 31 (2.59%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.01%) General Ledger
6 23 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.42%) Front Office
8 13 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.00%) Marketing
10 10 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.67%) Local Government
11 8 (0.67%) Publishing
12 7 (0.59%) Billing
12 7 (0.59%) Law
12 7 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.50%) Legal
13 6 (0.50%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.42%) Electronics
15 4 (0.33%) Automotive
15 4 (0.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 721 (60.28%) Developer
2 232 (19.40%) Oracle Developer
3 165 (13.80%) SQL Developer
4 153 (12.79%) Java Developer
5 133 (11.12%) Analyst
6 127 (10.62%) PL/SQL Developer
7 85 (7.11%) Architect
8 65 (5.43%) C# Developer
9 59 (4.93%) Senior Developer
10 58 (4.85%) Consultant
11 55 (4.60%) .NET Developer
11 55 (4.60%) DBA
11 55 (4.60%) ETL Developer
12 42 (3.51%) Oracle DBA
13 38 (3.18%) Oracle Analyst
14 31 (2.59%) Oracle Consultant
15 30 (2.51%) Data Analyst
16 29 (2.42%) C# .NET Developer
16 29 (2.42%) Data Engineer
16 29 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (16.56%) XML
2 177 (14.80%) Web Services
3 167 (13.96%) .NET
4 140 (11.71%) J2EE
5 135 (11.29%) Spring
6 121 (10.12%) SOAP
7 111 (9.28%) HTML
8 101 (8.44%) REST
9 94 (7.86%) CSS
10 75 (6.27%) JMS
11 70 (5.85%) AngularJS
12 66 (5.52%) Hibernate
13 65 (5.43%) ASP.NET
13 65 (5.43%) JSON
14 58 (4.85%) RESTful
15 56 (4.68%) WinForms
16 50 (4.18%) WPF
17 45 (3.76%) XSLT
18 44 (3.68%) JSP
19 41 (3.43%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 116 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (3.18%) Computer Science
3 31 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (2.01%) Hedge funds
5 19 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (1.42%) Mainframe
7 16 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (1.25%) Reference Data
9 14 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (1.17%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.09%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.00%) NHS
12 11 (0.92%) User Experience
13 9 (0.75%) Credit Risk
13 9 (0.75%) Derivative
14 8 (0.67%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.50%) Fintech
15 6 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
15 6 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 274 (22.91%) Unix
2 167 (13.96%) Linux
3 92 (7.69%) Windows
4 35 (2.93%) AIX
5 33 (2.76%) Windows Server
6 27 (2.26%) Solaris
7 18 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (1.00%) OpenVMS
10 11 (0.92%) CentOS
11 10 (0.84%) VME
12 8 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.33%) Android
15 4 (0.33%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.25%) HPUX
17 2 (0.17%) Debian
17 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (16.89%) ETL
3 181 (15.13%) Business Intelligence
4 131 (10.95%) Data Modelling
5 130 (10.87%) Scrum
6 126 (10.54%) Problem-Solving
7 123 (10.28%) Microservices
8 117 (9.78%) Migration
9 104 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
10 100 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
11 92 (7.69%) Test Automation
12 91 (7.61%) Analytics
13 88 (7.36%) OO
14 84 (7.02%) Data Migration
15 71 (5.94%) TDD
16 65 (5.43%) DevOps
17 64 (5.35%) Data Analysis
18 63 (5.27%) SDLC
18 63 (5.27%) Software Engineering
19 61 (5.10%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1,157 (96.74%) SQL
2 405 (33.86%) Java
3 204 (17.06%) C#
4 187 (15.64%) Shell Script
5 172 (14.38%) JavaScript
6 128 (10.70%) T-SQL
7 110 (9.20%) Python
8 62 (5.18%) Perl
9 45 (3.76%) C
10 43 (3.60%) VB.NET
11 35 (2.93%) C++
11 35 (2.93%) Java 8
12 32 (2.68%) VB
13 27 (2.26%) VBA
14 25 (2.09%) Scala
15 21 (1.76%) R
16 19 (1.59%) Ruby
17 16 (1.34%) Korn
17 16 (1.34%) PowerShell
18 15 (1.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 126 (10.54%) Security Cleared
2 92 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 71 (5.94%) Degree
4 21 (1.76%) Oracle Certification
5 15 (1.25%) ISTQB
6 11 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (0.92%) ISEB
6 11 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (0.84%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.50%) OCP
10 5 (0.42%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.25%) CCNA
12 3 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.25%) MCP
12 3 (0.25%) OCA
13 2 (0.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.10%) QA
2 49 (4.10%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.76%) GDPR
4 10 (0.84%) PMO
5 8 (0.67%) MiFID
6 7 (0.59%) SLA
7 4 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.17%) EMIR
9 2 (0.17%) GCP
9 2 (0.17%) ISO 9002
9 2 (0.17%) SEPA
9 2 (0.17%) TickIT
10 1 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 64 (5.35%) Docker
2 28 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (1.17%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.42%) HDFS
5 4 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.084%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.084%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.084%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 23 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
2 18 (1.51%) Amdocs OSS
3 17 (1.42%) Ansible
3 17 (1.42%) Data Guard
4 16 (1.34%) Kubernetes
5 15 (1.25%) Kibana
6 13 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
7 10 (0.84%) HP ALM
7 10 (0.84%) logstash
8 9 (0.75%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 9 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.59%) Control-M
10 7 (0.59%) SCOM
11 6 (0.50%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.42%) Oracle Flashback
13 4 (0.33%) Puppet
14 3 (0.25%) Terraform
15 2 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 963 (80.52%) Oracle
2 110 (9.20%) Microsoft
3 60 (5.02%) IBM
4 50 (4.18%) Informatica
5 41 (3.43%) BEA
6 40 (3.34%) Talend
7 30 (2.51%) webMethods
8 29 (2.42%) Tableau
9 26 (2.17%) Capita
9 26 (2.17%) Citrix
10 25 (2.09%) SAP
10 25 (2.09%) Teradata
11 22 (1.84%) Red Hat
12 21 (1.76%) Pega
13 18 (1.51%) Cramer
14 17 (1.42%) Cognos
14 17 (1.42%) HP
14 17 (1.42%) TIBCO
15 16 (1.34%) Dell
15 16 (1.34%) Hyperion