Period
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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 12 August 2022 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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 211 242 195
Rank change year-on-year +31 -47 +59
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 1,212 851 451
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.37% 1.15% 1.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.67% 2.87% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 541 298
10th Percentile £400 £363 £362
25th Percentile £440 £413 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £500 £463
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% +8.11% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £561
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
10th Percentile £45.63 £44.89 £42.00
25th Percentile £50.00 £44.90 £44.75
Median hourly rate £52.50 £53.75 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.33% +7.50% +123.61%
75th Percentile £62.50 £55.00 £54.38
90th Percentile £71.16 £56.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +121.29%

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 33,050 29,653 14,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.27% 40.11% 41.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,051 21,098 10,072
10th Percentile £400 £350 £323
25th Percentile £463 £413 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £588
90th Percentile £775 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 462 273
10th Percentile £19.36 £15.82 £16.05
25th Percentile £35.05 £24.50 £21.80
Median hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +29.41% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £65.00 £56.15 £50.00
90th Percentile £74.70 £65.54 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +29.41% - -5.56%

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +35 1,004 £525 +5.00% 117
Work from Home +27 504 £510 +4.08% 30
UK excluding London +32 495 £500 +11.11% 70
London -5 488 £510 -11.30% 49
Midlands +11 194 £495 +8.79% 11
West Midlands +8 183 £495 +6.45% 7
South East +38 123 £600 +37.93% 20
North of England -5 65 £550 +29.41% 15
Scotland -20 63 £450 +4.35% 3
East of England +18 41 £475 +5.56% 10
Yorkshire -8 30 £600 +36.36% 6
North West -23 29 £475 +18.75% 7
South West +1 27 £525 +5.00% 9
East Midlands +1 14 £500 +11.11% 4
Wales -1 6 £600 +20.00% 2
North East -7 6 £513 -14.58% 2
Northern Ireland +6 4 £580 +34.57%

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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 1,173 (96.78%) SQL
2 1,047 (86.39%) Oracle
3 451 (37.21%) Java
4 384 (31.68%) Agile
5 383 (31.60%) Oracle Database
6 359 (29.62%) Unix
7 262 (21.62%) Linux
8 259 (21.37%) Security Cleared
9 258 (21.29%) Shell Script
10 257 (21.20%) Finance
10 257 (21.20%) Git (software)
11 238 (19.64%) SC Cleared
12 232 (19.14%) JIRA
13 230 (18.98%) AWS
14 224 (18.48%) Software Engineering
14 224 (18.48%) Social Skills
15 220 (18.15%) ETL
16 218 (17.99%) SQL Server
17 214 (17.66%) Business Intelligence
18 210 (17.33%) Scrum
19 201 (16.58%) Python
19 201 (16.58%) .NET
20 195 (16.09%) Data Modelling
21 193 (15.92%) Azure
22 191 (15.76%) C#
23 190 (15.68%) Windows
24 185 (15.26%) DevOps
25 180 (14.85%) Confluence
26 177 (14.60%) Test Strategy
26 177 (14.60%) Configuration Management

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
1 180 (14.85%) Confluence
2 150 (12.38%) WebLogic
3 69 (5.69%) SAS
4 37 (3.05%) Oracle Workflow
5 30 (2.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 25 (2.06%) Oracle Service Bus
7 23 (1.90%) SharePoint
7 23 (1.90%) Tomcat
8 20 (1.65%) Apache
9 18 (1.49%) JBoss
10 16 (1.32%) Oracle Application Server
11 13 (1.07%) Apache Spark
12 9 (0.74%) Oracle 9iAS
12 9 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
13 8 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.66%) IIS
14 7 (0.58%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.50%) Alfresco
15 6 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
15 6 (0.50%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 83 (6.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 96 (7.92%) Oracle EBS
2 45 (3.71%) Oracle ERP
3 33 (2.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 30 (2.48%) Oracle 11i
4 30 (2.48%) Oracle Receivables
5 28 (2.31%) Oracle Applications
6 26 (2.15%) Oracle Payables
7 20 (1.65%) assyst
8 17 (1.40%) Oracle Assets
9 13 (1.07%) Oracle Cash Management
10 12 (0.99%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 12 (0.99%) Oracle Utilities
11 10 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
12 9 (0.74%) Siebel CRM
13 8 (0.66%) SAP FI-CA
13 8 (0.66%) SAP PSCD
14 7 (0.58%) Endur
14 7 (0.58%) Oracle AGIS
15 6 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 6 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 230 (18.98%) AWS
2 193 (15.92%) Azure
3 65 (5.36%) Power Platform
4 43 (3.55%) PaaS
5 41 (3.38%) SaaS
6 31 (2.56%) GCP
7 26 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
7 26 (2.15%) Serverless
8 23 (1.90%) PowerApps
9 22 (1.82%) Azure DevOps
10 20 (1.65%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 19 (1.57%) GitHub
11 19 (1.57%) IaaS
11 19 (1.57%) Microsoft 365
11 19 (1.57%) Power Automate
12 16 (1.32%) Amazon S3
13 13 (1.07%) Tricentis Tosca
14 12 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
15 10 (0.83%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.49%) HTTP
2 15 (1.24%) Firewall
3 8 (0.66%) VPN
4 7 (0.58%) DNS
5 6 (0.50%) Internet
6 4 (0.33%) 5G
6 4 (0.33%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.33%) SSL
7 3 (0.25%) FTP
7 3 (0.25%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.17%) Intranet
8 2 (0.17%) SAN
8 2 (0.17%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.17%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.083%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.083%) FDDI
9 1 (0.083%) IMAP
9 1 (0.083%) SMTP
9 1 (0.083%) SSH
9 1 (0.083%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (31.60%) Oracle Database
2 218 (17.99%) SQL Server
3 126 (10.40%) Data Warehouse
4 124 (10.23%) Pentaho
5 119 (9.82%) Relational Database
6 110 (9.08%) Oracle Database 12c
7 106 (8.75%) MySQL
8 96 (7.92%) Oracle Reports
9 92 (7.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 77 (6.35%) RDBMS
11 72 (5.94%) BusinessObjects
12 65 (5.36%) Oracle Database 10g
13 64 (5.28%) Hadoop
14 61 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
14 61 (5.03%) Power BI
15 59 (4.87%) SQLPlus
16 53 (4.37%) HBase
17 42 (3.47%) Apache Hive
18 38 (3.14%) MongoDB
19 34 (2.81%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 257 (21.20%) Git (software)
2 232 (19.14%) JIRA
3 173 (14.27%) Jenkins
4 116 (9.57%) Bitbucket
5 110 (9.08%) Oracle Forms
6 100 (8.25%) GitLab
7 63 (5.20%) SoapUI
8 58 (4.79%) Postman
9 51 (4.21%) Maven
9 51 (4.21%) Oracle APEX
10 49 (4.04%) Artifactory
10 49 (4.04%) CA Gen
11 43 (3.55%) Subversion
12 38 (3.14%) Cucumber
13 30 (2.48%) JUnit
14 27 (2.23%) ProC
15 26 (2.15%) Selenium
16 25 (2.06%) Visual Studio
17 21 (1.73%) JMeter
17 21 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 257 (21.20%) Finance
2 224 (18.48%) Social Skills
3 138 (11.39%) Banking
4 132 (10.89%) Public Sector
5 103 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (2.23%) Investment Banking
7 21 (1.73%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.49%) Billing
9 17 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.32%) Legal
11 15 (1.24%) Retail
12 14 (1.16%) Presentation Skills
13 13 (1.07%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.91%) Organisational Skills
15 9 (0.74%) Front Office
16 8 (0.66%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.66%) Law
17 7 (0.58%) Influencing Skills
18 6 (0.50%) Documentation Skills
18 6 (0.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 593 (48.93%) Developer
2 174 (14.36%) Oracle Developer
3 138 (11.39%) Software Engineer
4 104 (8.58%) C# Developer
5 102 (8.42%) Java Developer
6 94 (7.76%) .NET Developer
7 91 (7.51%) Analyst
8 88 (7.26%) SQL Developer
9 82 (6.77%) Consultant
10 69 (5.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 69 (5.69%) DBA
11 57 (4.70%) PL/SQL Developer
12 51 (4.21%) Oracle Consultant
12 51 (4.21%) Oracle DBA
13 49 (4.04%) Senior Developer
14 43 (3.55%) Data Engineer
15 39 (3.22%) Oracle Specialist
16 37 (3.05%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
17 35 (2.89%) Architect
18 32 (2.64%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (16.58%) .NET
2 169 (13.94%) XML
3 142 (11.72%) J2EE
4 130 (10.73%) JSON
5 121 (9.98%) REST
6 103 (8.50%) Web Services
7 89 (7.34%) HTML
8 83 (6.85%) Spring
9 78 (6.44%) SOAP
10 70 (5.78%) CSS
11 68 (5.61%) React
12 64 (5.28%) Spring Boot
13 60 (4.95%) Middleware
14 55 (4.54%) Oracle Fusion
15 54 (4.46%) Hibernate
16 46 (3.80%) .NET Framework
17 45 (3.71%) RESTful
18 40 (3.30%) Node.js
18 40 (3.30%) XSLT
19 37 (3.05%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (2.97%) Data Structures
2 32 (2.64%) SWIFT
3 25 (2.06%) Public Cloud
4 21 (1.73%) Cloud Native
4 21 (1.73%) Clustering
4 21 (1.73%) Virtual Team
5 20 (1.65%) DataPower
6 13 (1.07%) Legacy Code
7 12 (0.99%) Cybercrime
7 12 (0.99%) Replication
8 11 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (0.91%) Legacy Systems
8 11 (0.91%) Reference Data
8 11 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (0.74%) Hedge funds
9 9 (0.74%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.66%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.58%) Derivative
11 7 (0.58%) Legacy Applications
12 6 (0.50%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 359 (29.62%) Unix
2 262 (21.62%) Linux
3 190 (15.68%) Windows
4 30 (2.48%) AIX
5 24 (1.98%) Solaris
6 21 (1.73%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.50%) HPUX
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.25%) SUSE
11 1 (0.083%) Debian
11 1 (0.083%) Slackware
11 1 (0.083%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.083%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (31.68%) Agile
2 224 (18.48%) Software Engineering
3 220 (18.15%) ETL
4 214 (17.66%) Business Intelligence
5 210 (17.33%) Scrum
6 195 (16.09%) Data Modelling
7 185 (15.26%) DevOps
8 177 (14.60%) Configuration Management
8 177 (14.60%) Test Strategy
9 170 (14.03%) Process Improvement
10 168 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
11 162 (13.37%) Analytics
12 151 (12.46%) Migration
13 128 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
14 116 (9.57%) Requirements Gathering
15 112 (9.24%) CI/CD
16 104 (8.58%) Data Analytics
17 103 (8.50%) OO
17 103 (8.50%) Unit Testing
18 96 (7.92%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1,173 (96.78%) SQL
2 451 (37.21%) Java
3 258 (21.29%) Shell Script
4 201 (16.58%) Python
5 191 (15.76%) C#
6 148 (12.21%) T-SQL
7 139 (11.47%) Perl
8 124 (10.23%) JavaScript
9 93 (7.67%) VBA
10 88 (7.26%) Scala
11 74 (6.11%) C
12 56 (4.62%) COBOL
13 51 (4.21%) HiveQL
14 50 (4.13%) R
15 47 (3.88%) VB
16 35 (2.89%) C++
17 30 (2.48%) VB.NET
18 25 (2.06%) Korn
19 24 (1.98%) SAS Macro
20 21 (1.73%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 259 (21.37%) Security Cleared
2 238 (19.64%) SC Cleared
3 46 (3.80%) Degree
4 26 (2.15%) ISTQB
4 26 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (0.99%) ISEB
7 10 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
8 9 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.33%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.33%) MBA
11 3 (0.25%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.25%) OCPJP
11 3 (0.25%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.083%) CISSP
13 1 (0.083%) OCP
13 1 (0.083%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (6.19%) QA
2 15 (1.24%) GDPR
3 14 (1.16%) ISO 20022
4 12 (0.99%) SEPA
5 11 (0.91%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.66%) SLA
7 5 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.25%) Accessibility
8 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.083%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.083%) GAAP
10 1 (0.083%) IFRS
10 1 (0.083%) MiFID
System Software
1 61 (5.03%) Oracle RAC
2 53 (4.37%) HDFS
3 33 (2.72%) Docker
4 11 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.58%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 4 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle Clusterware
8 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.17%) Samba
9 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.083%) Firmware
10 1 (0.083%) RHEV
10 1 (0.083%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 62 (5.12%) Ansible
2 52 (4.29%) Data Guard
3 51 (4.21%) Oracle RMAN
4 37 (3.05%) Kubernetes
5 22 (1.82%) Terraform
6 21 (1.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 20 (1.65%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
8 17 (1.40%) Kibana
9 11 (0.91%) Control-M
10 9 (0.74%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 9 (0.74%) logstash
11 6 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.50%) Oracle Flashback
12 5 (0.41%) HP ALM
12 5 (0.41%) Nessus
13 3 (0.25%) Consul
13 3 (0.25%) Tivoli
14 2 (0.17%) Grafana
14 2 (0.17%) Nagios
14 2 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1,047 (86.39%) Oracle
2 106 (8.75%) Informatica
3 90 (7.43%) webMethods
4 82 (6.77%) BEA
5 75 (6.19%) Microsoft
6 63 (5.20%) Talend
7 54 (4.46%) Citrix
8 53 (4.37%) Pega
9 34 (2.81%) Denodo
10 32 (2.64%) SAP
11 27 (2.23%) IBM
12 25 (2.06%) Databricks
13 23 (1.90%) Splunk
14 21 (1.73%) Google
15 20 (1.65%) Cloudera
15 20 (1.65%) Green Hat
16 19 (1.57%) ServiceNow
17 17 (1.40%) Siebel
17 17 (1.40%) Sybase
18 14 (1.16%) Sun