Period
to 14 June 2021

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 14 June 2021 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 206 207 262
Rank change year-on-year +1 +55 -19
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 779 565 951
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.30% 1.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.14% 3.17% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 370 609
10th Percentile £360 £362 £325
25th Percentile £406 £413 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £425
Median % change year-on-year - +11.76% -0.87%
75th Percentile £575 £564 £525
90th Percentile £638 £638 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £468 £425
% change year-on-year -6.47% +10.00% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 5
10th Percentile £22.14 £16.94 £19.52
25th Percentile £24.38 £25.29 £21.42
Median hourly rate £51.25 £48.20 £22.83
Median % change year-on-year +6.33% +111.13% -42.93%
75th Percentile £55.00 £51.88 £55.00
90th Percentile £61.30 £55.00 £65.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.13 £48.20 £22.83
% change year-on-year +1.92% +111.13% -37.88%

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 24,819 17,841 38,587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.38% 41.06% 42.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,439 12,611 27,060
10th Percentile £333 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £404 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +3.26%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.67% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 306 641
10th Percentile £16.34 £17.83 £18.00
25th Percentile £25.00 £22.13 £31.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.50
Median % change year-on-year - -2.30% +7.41%
75th Percentile £53.38 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £59.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -4.71% -3.41% +10.00%

PL/SQL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PL/SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PL/SQL.

Daily rate trend for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PL/SQL over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PL/SQL.

Hourly rate trend for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PL/SQL over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for PL/SQL in the UK

PL/SQL
Top 17 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 14 June 2021. 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 +4 621 £495 +4.21% 110
UK excluding London +11 345 £437 -6.47% 86
London +9 330 £550 +10.55% 39
Work from Home -115 182 £475 +3.94% 25
Midlands +22 116 £420 -2.32% 25
West Midlands +32 109 £428 +0.71% 15
Scotland +14 71 £425 -10.53% 14
North of England +39 52 £400 - 20
South East -92 51 £517 +3.45% 12
North West +20 27 £400 -5.88% 12
East of England +13 23 £450 +7.78% 3
South West +10 20 £469 +3.02% 11
Yorkshire +8 14 £450 +12.50% 8
Wales +14 12 £454 +25.17% 1
North East +25 11 £470 -
East Midlands -13 6 £413 -17.50% 10
Northern Ireland -6 1 £431 -

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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.

1 763 (97.95%) SQL
2 696 (89.35%) Oracle
3 297 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
4 252 (32.35%) Java
5 190 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
6 189 (24.26%) Unix
7 174 (22.34%) Oracle Database
8 161 (20.67%) Finance
9 160 (20.54%) Python
9 160 (20.54%) Social Skills
10 158 (20.28%) C#
11 155 (19.90%) .NET
12 137 (17.59%) Software Engineering
13 135 (17.33%) Test Strategy
14 134 (17.20%) Linux
15 133 (17.07%) Shell Script
16 127 (16.30%) ETL
17 125 (16.05%) Data Modelling
18 122 (15.66%) Azure
19 116 (14.89%) Scrum
20 114 (14.63%) AWS
21 113 (14.51%) Banking
22 110 (14.12%) Git (software)
23 109 (13.99%) WebLogic
24 108 (13.86%) Security Cleared
25 106 (13.61%) JavaScript
25 106 (13.61%) Windows
26 105 (13.48%) DevOps
27 102 (13.09%) Process Improvement
28 101 (12.97%) J2EE

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
1 109 (13.99%) WebLogic
2 69 (8.86%) Confluence
3 39 (5.01%) BizTalk Server
4 31 (3.98%) SAS
5 28 (3.59%) Oracle Workflow
6 23 (2.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 21 (2.70%) Apache Spark
8 17 (2.18%) WebSphere
9 15 (1.93%) Tomcat
10 13 (1.67%) Apache
11 11 (1.41%) IIS
12 10 (1.28%) Apache Airflow
13 6 (0.77%) JBoss
13 6 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
13 6 (0.77%) Red Hat Fuse
14 5 (0.64%) Jupyter
14 5 (0.64%) Luigi
15 3 (0.39%) nginx
16 2 (0.26%) CMS
16 2 (0.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 20 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 37 (4.75%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (3.21%) Oracle Payables
3 21 (2.70%) Oracle ERP
4 19 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (2.44%) Oracle Receivables
5 17 (2.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 15 (1.93%) Oracle Applications
7 14 (1.80%) Maximo
8 11 (1.41%) Oracle Assets
8 11 (1.41%) SAP FI-CA
8 11 (1.41%) SAP PSCD
9 10 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (0.90%) Oracle Retail
11 6 (0.77%) Oracle Cash Management
12 5 (0.64%) iTrent
12 5 (0.64%) Oracle FAH
12 5 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
13 3 (0.39%) Cerner Millennium
13 3 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
13 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 122 (15.66%) Azure
2 114 (14.63%) AWS
3 49 (6.29%) Serverless
4 46 (5.91%) Azure Logic Apps
5 45 (5.78%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 45 (5.78%) Azure Functions
5 45 (5.78%) Azure Storage
6 43 (5.52%) AWS Lambda
7 24 (3.08%) Amazon S3
7 24 (3.08%) GCP
8 20 (2.57%) Power Platform
9 19 (2.44%) Google Analytics
9 19 (2.44%) Snowflake
10 15 (1.93%) PaaS
11 8 (1.03%) Tricentis Tosca
12 7 (0.90%) Amazon EMR
12 7 (0.90%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 7 (0.90%) SaaS
13 6 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.77%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.44%) SSL
2 17 (2.18%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.90%) SNMP
3 7 (0.90%) SSH
4 6 (0.77%) Firewall
5 4 (0.51%) Internet
5 4 (0.51%) SMS
5 4 (0.51%) VPN
6 3 (0.39%) Broadband
6 3 (0.39%) DNS
6 3 (0.39%) SMTP
7 2 (0.26%) FTP
7 2 (0.26%) HTTP
7 2 (0.26%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.13%) IMAP
8 1 (0.13%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.13%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (22.34%) Oracle Database
2 93 (11.94%) Data Warehouse
3 67 (8.60%) MongoDB
4 65 (8.34%) SQL Server
5 64 (8.22%) Relational Database
6 58 (7.45%) Oracle Database 12c
7 55 (7.06%) Oracle Reports
8 48 (6.16%) MySQL
9 46 (5.91%) Azure SQL Database
10 43 (5.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 43 (5.52%) Oracle Database 11g
11 40 (5.13%) Oracle ODI
12 36 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
13 34 (4.36%) Hadoop
14 32 (4.11%) Tableau
15 31 (3.98%) Star Schema
16 28 (3.59%) BusinessObjects
16 28 (3.59%) RDBMS
17 25 (3.21%) Big Data
18 23 (2.95%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 110 (14.12%) Git (software)
2 90 (11.55%) JIRA
3 88 (11.30%) Jenkins
4 53 (6.80%) Oracle APEX
5 45 (5.78%) CA Gen
5 45 (5.78%) Maven
6 43 (5.52%) Oracle Forms
7 41 (5.26%) Bitbucket
8 30 (3.85%) SoapUI
9 27 (3.47%) Postman
10 24 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (2.31%) JUnit
12 16 (2.05%) GitLab
13 15 (1.93%) Toad
14 12 (1.54%) Selenium
14 12 (1.54%) Visual Studio
15 11 (1.41%) Cucumber
16 10 (1.28%) Ant
17 9 (1.16%) Subversion
18 8 (1.03%) Artifactory
General
1 161 (20.67%) Finance
2 160 (20.54%) Social Skills
3 113 (14.51%) Banking
4 87 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
5 72 (9.24%) Public Sector
6 54 (6.93%) Investment Banking
7 25 (3.21%) Retail
8 17 (2.18%) Front Office
9 12 (1.54%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.41%) General Ledger
11 10 (1.28%) Presentation Skills
12 9 (1.16%) Documentation Skills
13 6 (0.77%) Back Office
13 6 (0.77%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.64%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.64%) Organisational Skills
15 4 (0.51%) Influencing Skills
15 4 (0.51%) Law
15 4 (0.51%) Legal
15 4 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 419 (53.79%) Developer
2 117 (15.02%) Oracle Developer
3 90 (11.55%) Java Developer
4 65 (8.34%) Consultant
5 64 (8.22%) SQL Developer
6 60 (7.70%) Senior Developer
7 51 (6.55%) Software Engineer
8 47 (6.03%) .NET Developer
8 47 (6.03%) Analyst
8 47 (6.03%) Data Engineer
9 44 (5.65%) C# Developer
10 42 (5.39%) DBA
11 40 (5.13%) Oracle DBA
12 39 (5.01%) PL/SQL Developer
13 28 (3.59%) Senior Java Developer
14 22 (2.82%) C# .NET Developer
15 21 (2.70%) Architect
15 21 (2.70%) Oracle Consultant
16 20 (2.57%) Azure Developer
16 20 (2.57%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (19.90%) .NET
2 101 (12.97%) J2EE
3 88 (11.30%) JSON
3 88 (11.30%) Spring
4 86 (11.04%) HTML
5 84 (10.78%) .NET Core
6 75 (9.63%) XML
7 71 (9.11%) CSS
8 60 (7.70%) AngularJS
9 55 (7.06%) REST
9 55 (7.06%) Spring Boot
10 53 (6.80%) RESTful
11 52 (6.68%) .NET Framework
12 51 (6.55%) Web Services
13 49 (6.29%) HTML5
14 46 (5.91%) ASP.NET
14 46 (5.91%) Kafka
15 41 (5.26%) SOAP
15 41 (5.26%) WinForms
16 36 (4.62%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.16%) Cloud Native
2 44 (5.65%) Data Structures
3 34 (4.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (2.95%) Algorithms
5 22 (2.82%) Derivative
6 18 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.16%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (0.90%) Clustering
9 7 (0.90%) Credit Risk
9 7 (0.90%) Fixed Income
9 7 (0.90%) Public Cloud
10 6 (0.77%) Reference Data
11 5 (0.64%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.64%) User Experience
12 4 (0.51%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.39%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.39%) NHS
13 3 (0.39%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 189 (24.26%) Unix
2 134 (17.20%) Linux
3 106 (13.61%) Windows
4 17 (2.18%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.28%) Solaris
7 6 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (0.51%) AIX
8 4 (0.51%) SUSE
8 4 (0.51%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.13%) CentOS
10 1 (0.13%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
3 137 (17.59%) Software Engineering
4 135 (17.33%) Test Strategy
5 127 (16.30%) ETL
6 125 (16.05%) Data Modelling
7 116 (14.89%) Scrum
8 105 (13.48%) DevOps
9 102 (13.09%) Process Improvement
10 97 (12.45%) Microservices
11 91 (11.68%) Migration
12 90 (11.55%) OO
13 85 (10.91%) Analytics
14 84 (10.78%) Configuration Management
14 84 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
15 83 (10.65%) Performance Tuning
16 75 (9.63%) Unit Testing
17 72 (9.24%) SDLC
18 70 (8.99%) Problem Management
18 70 (8.99%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 763 (97.95%) SQL
2 252 (32.35%) Java
3 160 (20.54%) Python
4 158 (20.28%) C#
5 133 (17.07%) Shell Script
6 106 (13.61%) JavaScript
7 94 (12.07%) T-SQL
8 80 (10.27%) Java 8
9 69 (8.86%) Perl
10 65 (8.34%) Scala
11 57 (7.32%) C++
12 41 (5.26%) Go
13 34 (4.36%) C
13 34 (4.36%) COBOL
14 31 (3.98%) PowerShell
15 23 (2.95%) TypeScript
16 19 (2.44%) Haskell
17 17 (2.18%) HiveQL
17 17 (2.18%) VBA
18 14 (1.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 108 (13.86%) Security Cleared
2 91 (11.68%) SC Cleared
3 43 (5.52%) Degree
4 20 (2.57%) ISTQB
5 19 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (2.44%) ISEB
6 13 (1.67%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (0.90%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.77%) OCP
8 6 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.26%) MCP
10 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.26%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.13%) CIMA
11 1 (0.13%) MBA
11 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.01%) QA
2 30 (3.85%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.03%) FINREP
4 7 (0.90%) SLA
5 6 (0.77%) COREP
5 6 (0.77%) GDPR
6 4 (0.51%) IFRS
6 4 (0.51%) PMO
7 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.39%) MiFID
8 2 (0.26%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.13%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.13%) GAAP
9 1 (0.13%) GRC
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.13%) NIST
9 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (4.24%) Docker
2 19 (2.44%) HDFS
2 19 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (1.16%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.39%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.13%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 66 (8.47%) Kubernetes
2 41 (5.26%) Ansible
3 20 (2.57%) Oracle RMAN
4 13 (1.67%) Data Guard
5 9 (1.16%) Control-M
5 9 (1.16%) Rancher
6 8 (1.03%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 7 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (0.90%) Puppet
8 5 (0.64%) Terraform
9 4 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.39%) Nessus
10 3 (0.39%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.26%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.26%) HP Fortify
11 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle Flashback
11 2 (0.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 696 (89.35%) Oracle
2 80 (10.27%) BEA
3 72 (9.24%) webMethods
4 65 (8.34%) Informatica
5 50 (6.42%) MuleSoft
6 42 (5.39%) SAP
7 31 (3.98%) Pega
8 28 (3.59%) Microsoft
9 27 (3.47%) Google
10 25 (3.21%) IBM
11 23 (2.95%) Talend
12 18 (2.31%) WSO2
13 17 (2.18%) CA
14 16 (2.05%) Splunk
15 13 (1.67%) Serena
16 12 (1.54%) Red Hat
17 11 (1.41%) DevExpress
18 10 (1.28%) Remedy
19 8 (1.03%) Cognos
19 8 (1.03%) CyberArk