Period
to 17 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Oracle products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Oracle over the 6 months to 17 December 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Oracle Corporation.

Oracle
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 15 20
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5 -7
Contract jobs citing Oracle 411 382 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.93% 7.94% 7.17%
As % of the Vendors category 17.40% 17.99% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 236 222
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £450 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +18.73% -10.30%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £295
90th Percentile £563 £656 £500
England median daily rate £480 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £53.50 £48.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.46% - -
England median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +7.89% +4.83% -2.03%

Oracle is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,362 2,123 2,690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.55% 44.11% 46.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,344 1,285 1,464
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £218 £208 £225
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 91 87
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.41 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.38% +13.14% -8.23%
10th Percentile £10.84 £11.00 £10.60
90th Percentile £28.25 £48.75 £26.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

Oracle
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Oracle as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Oracle in the West Midlands

Oracle
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Oracle in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle in the West Midlands

Oracle
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Oracle in the West Midlands

Oracle
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle in the West Midlands

Oracle
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Oracle in the West Midlands

Oracle
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 December 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
Shropshire +2 193 £410 -11.35% 16
Birmingham -21 64 £410 -11.30% 23
Coventry +4 39 £450 -10.00% 10
Staffordshire +7 30 £478 +31.72% 5
Warwickshire -18 22 £525 +10.53% 11
Solihull -13 6 £375 -14.29%
Sutton Coldfield -1 3 £338 +0.30%
Kingswinford +1 1 - -
Walsall -4 1 - -
Halesowen - 1 £325 -
Oracle
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Oracle 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Oracle.

1 207 (50.36%) SQL
2 171 (41.61%) Java
3 164 (39.90%) Agile Software Development
4 153 (37.23%) Unix
5 106 (25.79%) Windows
6 102 (24.82%) SQL Server
7 89 (21.65%) Oracle Database
8 82 (19.95%) WebLogic
8 82 (19.95%) XML
9 78 (18.98%) JIRA
10 76 (18.49%) Problem-Solving
11 73 (17.76%) Security Cleared
12 69 (16.79%) SC Cleared
13 66 (16.06%) Linux
14 65 (15.82%) ISEB
14 65 (15.82%) DevOps
15 63 (15.33%) PL/SQL
16 62 (15.09%) ISTQB
17 61 (14.84%) Amazon AWS
17 61 (14.84%) Customer Requirements
18 57 (13.87%) Test Strategy
18 57 (13.87%) Test Scripting
18 57 (13.87%) webMethods
19 55 (13.38%) Confluence
20 53 (12.90%) Microsoft
21 52 (12.65%) Middleware
22 51 (12.41%) Web Services
22 51 (12.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 50 (12.17%) SOAP
23 50 (12.17%) Shell Script

Oracle
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 82 (19.95%) WebLogic
2 55 (13.38%) Confluence
3 24 (5.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 23 (5.60%) Documentum
5 15 (3.65%) Apache
5 15 (3.65%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.19%) CMS
7 8 (1.95%) nginx
8 7 (1.70%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.22%) Drupal
10 5 (1.22%) SAS
11 4 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.73%) JBoss
12 3 (0.73%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.49%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.49%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.24%) Moodle
14 1 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
14 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.95%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.49%) Windchill
6 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (3.16%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (2.43%) SAP FI-CA
2 10 (2.43%) SAP PSCD
3 9 (2.19%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (1.70%) Oracle Retail
5 6 (1.46%) Oracle Payroll
6 5 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.73%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.73%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.49%) ENOVIA
8 2 (0.49%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.24%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 61 (14.84%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.46%) SaaS
4 6 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (1.22%) Office 365
5 5 (1.22%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.97%) GitHub
7 3 (0.73%) PaaS
8 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.49%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.24%) IaaS
9 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.84%) Firewall
2 14 (3.41%) WAN
3 12 (2.92%) Wireless
4 10 (2.43%) SAN
4 10 (2.43%) VLAN
5 9 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (2.19%) VPN
6 8 (1.95%) DSL
6 8 (1.95%) Internet
6 8 (1.95%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (1.70%) SSL
8 6 (1.46%) DNS
9 5 (1.22%) Network Security
10 4 (0.97%) LAN
10 4 (0.97%) MPLS
10 4 (0.97%) SNMP
11 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.24%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (24.82%) SQL Server
2 89 (21.65%) Oracle Database
3 38 (9.25%) MySQL
4 33 (8.03%) MongoDB
4 33 (8.03%) Oracle Database 12c
5 32 (7.79%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (5.84%) Oracle Database 11g
7 22 (5.35%) Relational Database
8 20 (4.87%) Oracle Reports
9 15 (3.65%) NoSQL
9 15 (3.65%) RDBMS
10 12 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (2.43%) Big Data
11 10 (2.43%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (2.19%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.95%) Cosmos DB
14 6 (1.46%) Oracle OWB
15 4 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
15 4 (0.97%) Riak
Development Applications
1 78 (18.98%) JIRA
2 41 (9.98%) Jenkins
3 35 (8.52%) Git (software)
4 29 (7.06%) Toad
5 28 (6.81%) GitLab
5 28 (6.81%) Maven
6 27 (6.57%) Bitbucket
7 26 (6.33%) SoapUI
8 25 (6.08%) Selenium
9 22 (5.35%) Visual Studio
10 18 (4.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (3.89%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (3.65%) Sonatype Nexus
12 15 (3.65%) Subversion
13 13 (3.16%) Cucumber
14 8 (1.95%) ClearCase
14 8 (1.95%) JUnit
14 8 (1.95%) Vagrant
15 4 (0.97%) CA Gen
16 3 (0.73%) Gatling
General
1 38 (9.25%) Finance
2 9 (2.19%) Retail
3 6 (1.46%) Legal
4 4 (0.97%) Automotive
5 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.24%) Back Office
7 1 (0.24%) Banking
7 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.24%) German Language
7 1 (0.24%) Military
7 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 100 (24.33%) Developer
2 80 (19.46%) Analyst
3 63 (15.33%) Test Analyst
4 40 (9.73%) Architect
5 24 (5.84%) DBA
6 22 (5.35%) Tester
7 21 (5.11%) SQL Developer
8 20 (4.87%) Consultant
8 20 (4.87%) Systems Engineer
9 19 (4.62%) .NET Developer
9 19 (4.62%) PL/SQL Developer
10 16 (3.89%) Administrator
10 16 (3.89%) Oracle DBA
11 15 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (3.41%) Oracle Developer
12 14 (3.41%) Systems Support
13 13 (3.16%) DevOps Engineer
13 13 (3.16%) Support Engineer
13 13 (3.16%) Systems Support Engineer
14 12 (2.92%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (19.95%) XML
2 52 (12.65%) Middleware
3 51 (12.41%) Web Services
4 50 (12.17%) SOAP
5 38 (9.25%) REST
6 37 (9.00%) HTML
7 36 (8.76%) J2EE
8 34 (8.27%) .NET
9 32 (7.79%) CSS
10 23 (5.60%) Spring
11 22 (5.35%) ASP.NET
11 22 (5.35%) jQuery
12 21 (5.11%) Oracle Fusion
13 14 (3.41%) YAML
14 12 (2.92%) .NET Framework
14 12 (2.92%) NHibernate
15 11 (2.68%) Apache Camel
15 11 (2.68%) Django
15 11 (2.68%) Oracle ADF
15 11 (2.68%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.76%) Management Information System
2 23 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.38%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (3.65%) Mainframe
5 14 (3.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (1.95%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.70%) User Experience
8 4 (0.97%) Clustering
8 4 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.97%) SCADA
9 3 (0.73%) iPad
10 2 (0.49%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.49%) Tandem
11 1 (0.24%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.24%) Fintech
11 1 (0.24%) FMCG
11 1 (0.24%) PMI
11 1 (0.24%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.24%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 153 (37.23%) Unix
2 106 (25.79%) Windows
3 66 (16.06%) Linux
4 15 (3.65%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.16%) Solaris
5 13 (3.16%) VME
6 11 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.19%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (0.97%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.73%) Android
9 3 (0.73%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.24%) AIX
11 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (39.90%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (18.49%) Problem-Solving
3 65 (15.82%) DevOps
4 61 (14.84%) Customer Requirements
5 57 (13.87%) Test Scripting
5 57 (13.87%) Test Strategy
6 50 (12.17%) Migration
7 46 (11.19%) Kanban
7 46 (11.19%) Test Automation
8 45 (10.95%) Scrum
9 41 (9.98%) Process Improvement
10 40 (9.73%) ITIL
11 36 (8.76%) Open Source
12 35 (8.52%) Configuration Management
12 35 (8.52%) SDLC
13 34 (8.27%) OO
14 32 (7.79%) Data Modelling
15 30 (7.30%) ERP
16 29 (7.06%) Change Management
17 28 (6.81%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 207 (50.36%) SQL
2 171 (41.61%) Java
3 63 (15.33%) PL/SQL
4 50 (12.17%) Shell Script
5 41 (9.98%) JavaScript
6 37 (9.00%) C#
7 27 (6.57%) Perl
7 27 (6.57%) Python
8 9 (2.19%) COBOL
8 9 (2.19%) Ruby
9 8 (1.95%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.70%) ANSI SQL
11 3 (0.73%) Java 8
11 3 (0.73%) Scala
12 2 (0.49%) C++
12 2 (0.49%) R
12 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.49%) VB
12 2 (0.49%) VB6
13 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 73 (17.76%) Security Cleared
2 69 (16.79%) SC Cleared
3 65 (15.82%) ISEB
4 62 (15.09%) ISTQB
5 51 (12.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 21 (5.11%) Degree
7 12 (2.92%) Oracle Certification
8 7 (1.70%) CCNP
8 7 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.46%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (1.46%) OCP
10 5 (1.22%) CCNA
10 5 (1.22%) CISSP
10 5 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.22%) OCA
11 4 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.97%) SANS
12 2 (0.49%) CCIE
12 2 (0.49%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.87%) QA
2 10 (2.43%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.22%) SLA
4 3 (0.73%) GDPR
4 3 (0.73%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.73%) PMO
5 1 (0.24%) IFRS
System Software
1 45 (10.95%) Docker
2 19 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.92%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.70%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 3 (0.73%) LXC
7 3 (0.73%) NFS
7 3 (0.73%) vSphere
8 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.24%) etcd
8 1 (0.24%) HDFS
8 1 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (7.06%) Puppet
1 29 (7.06%) ZABBIX
2 22 (5.35%) Ansible
3 15 (3.65%) Data Guard
4 14 (3.41%) Nagios
5 13 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (2.43%) Docker Swarm
7 9 (2.19%) FortiGate
7 9 (2.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 9 (2.19%) Terraform
8 8 (1.95%) Rundeck
9 6 (1.46%) logstash
9 6 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.97%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.97%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle EDQ
12 2 (0.49%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 57 (13.87%) webMethods
2 53 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 43 (10.46%) SAP
4 32 (7.79%) VMware
5 29 (7.06%) Pega
6 23 (5.60%) BEA
6 23 (5.60%) IBM
7 16 (3.89%) Cisco
8 15 (3.65%) CheckPoint
9 13 (3.16%) Atlassian
10 12 (2.92%) Red Hat
11 10 (2.43%) Aruba
12 9 (2.19%) AppDynamics
12 9 (2.19%) Fortinet
12 9 (2.19%) McAfee
12 9 (2.19%) Nokia
13 8 (1.95%) PlateSpin
14 6 (1.46%) hybris
14 6 (1.46%) Riverbed
15 5 (1.22%) ServiceNow