Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 17 14
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3 +4
Contract jobs citing Oracle 371 341 526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.35% 7.36% 8.49%
As % of the Vendors category 15.62% 16.47% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 210 297
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £309 £313 £295
90th Percentile £575 £625 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £52.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +133.33% -47.06%
10th Percentile £32.60 £25.00 £12.76
90th Percentile £57.20 £67.00 £24.63
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year +6.67% +32.74% -11.72%

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 2,375 2,071 2,902
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 47.06% 44.71% 46.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,349 1,227 1,571
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £219 £208 £238
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 92 91
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.82 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.19% +9.10% -12.12%
10th Percentile £10.92 £11.03 £10.00
90th Percentile £28.25 £50.00 £25.00
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +12 172 £420 -20.75% 10
Birmingham -15 76 £450 - 36
Warwickshire -14 31 £470 +4.44% 5
Coventry -4 29 £400 -5.88% 11
Staffordshire +2 18 £450 +28.57% 4
Solihull -8 4 £265 - 3
Sutton Coldfield 0 3 £338 -8.35%
Kingswinford 0 1 - -
Walsall -1 1 - -
Oracle
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 189 (50.94%) SQL
2 157 (42.32%) Java
3 138 (37.20%) Unix
4 112 (30.19%) Windows
5 108 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (23.18%) XML
7 85 (22.91%) WebLogic
8 78 (21.02%) SQL Server
9 77 (20.75%) Oracle Database
10 66 (17.79%) Customer Requirements
11 62 (16.71%) ISEB
12 61 (16.44%) webMethods
12 61 (16.44%) ISTQB
13 60 (16.17%) Test Scripting
13 60 (16.17%) PL/SQL
14 58 (15.63%) Migration
15 57 (15.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 56 (15.09%) DevOps
17 55 (14.82%) Amazon AWS
17 55 (14.82%) JIRA
18 51 (13.75%) Linux
19 50 (13.48%) Confluence
20 49 (13.21%) Security Cleared
20 49 (13.21%) Test Strategy
21 47 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
22 46 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
22 46 (12.40%) SAP
23 45 (12.13%) Scrum
23 45 (12.13%) SC Cleared
24 42 (11.32%) Microsoft

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 85 (22.91%) WebLogic
2 50 (13.48%) Confluence
3 16 (4.31%) Apache
3 16 (4.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 12 (3.23%) Documentum
4 12 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.16%) nginx
5 8 (2.16%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.35%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.08%) CMS
10 3 (0.81%) Appian
10 3 (0.81%) Drupal
10 3 (0.81%) JBoss
11 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.54%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.27%) IIS
12 1 (0.27%) SAS
12 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.54%) Windchill
6 1 (0.27%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (3.77%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (2.96%) SAP FI-CA
2 11 (2.96%) SAP PSCD
3 8 (2.16%) Oracle Retail
4 6 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.62%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (1.35%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 4 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (1.08%) Oracle CRM
6 4 (1.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (1.08%) SAP MII
7 3 (0.81%) Oracle Payroll
7 3 (0.81%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.81%) Siebel CRM
8 2 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.54%) ENOVIA
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 55 (14.82%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.96%) SaaS
4 9 (2.43%) SuccessFactors
5 8 (2.16%) Office 365
5 8 (2.16%) PaaS
6 5 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.08%) IaaS
7 4 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.54%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.27%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.27%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 1 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.85%) Firewall
2 15 (4.04%) WAN
3 14 (3.77%) Wireless
4 11 (2.96%) SAN
5 10 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (2.70%) VPN
6 8 (2.16%) Internet
6 8 (2.16%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (1.89%) DSL
7 7 (1.89%) SSL
8 6 (1.62%) DNS
8 6 (1.62%) LAN
8 6 (1.62%) VLAN
9 5 (1.35%) MPLS
9 5 (1.35%) Network Security
9 5 (1.35%) SNMP
10 2 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
11 1 (0.27%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (21.02%) SQL Server
2 77 (20.75%) Oracle Database
3 37 (9.97%) MySQL
4 30 (8.09%) MongoDB
5 26 (7.01%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (6.47%) Oracle Database 12c
7 20 (5.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 14 (3.77%) Relational Database
9 13 (3.50%) NoSQL
10 12 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (2.43%) Oracle BI EE
12 9 (2.43%) RDBMS
13 8 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (1.35%) Oracle OWB
15 5 (1.35%) Riak
16 4 (1.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 55 (14.82%) JIRA
2 35 (9.43%) Toad
3 33 (8.89%) Jenkins
4 28 (7.55%) Bitbucket
5 27 (7.28%) Git (software)
6 20 (5.39%) Selenium
7 19 (5.12%) Maven
8 18 (4.85%) SoapUI
9 16 (4.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (4.31%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (4.04%) Visual Studio
11 14 (3.77%) GitLab
11 14 (3.77%) Subversion
12 9 (2.43%) Cucumber
13 8 (2.16%) ClearCase
13 8 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (2.16%) Vagrant
14 7 (1.89%) JUnit
15 6 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
16 5 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
General
1 41 (11.05%) Finance
2 10 (2.70%) Retail
3 4 (1.08%) Automotive
4 3 (0.81%) Legal
5 2 (0.54%) Banking
5 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.27%) Back Office
6 1 (0.27%) Billing
6 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.27%) German Language
6 1 (0.27%) Marketing
6 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 94 (25.34%) Developer
2 74 (19.95%) Analyst
3 58 (15.63%) Test Analyst
4 40 (10.78%) Architect
5 22 (5.93%) Consultant
6 19 (5.12%) Oracle Developer
6 19 (5.12%) SQL Developer
7 18 (4.85%) PL/SQL Developer
7 18 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (4.58%) DBA
8 17 (4.58%) Tester
9 13 (3.50%) Project Manager
10 12 (3.23%) Administrator
11 11 (2.96%) Design Engineer
11 11 (2.96%) Implementation Engineer
11 11 (2.96%) Network Design Engineer
11 11 (2.96%) Network Engineer
11 11 (2.96%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 10 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (2.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (23.18%) XML
2 41 (11.05%) SOAP
3 40 (10.78%) Web Services
4 31 (8.36%) J2EE
5 30 (8.09%) Oracle Fusion
6 28 (7.55%) Middleware
6 28 (7.55%) REST
7 27 (7.28%) HTML
7 27 (7.28%) Spring
8 21 (5.66%) .NET
9 20 (5.39%) CSS
10 13 (3.50%) RabbitMQ
11 12 (3.23%) ASP.NET
11 12 (3.23%) JSON
12 11 (2.96%) Oracle ADF
12 11 (2.96%) RESTful
12 11 (2.96%) XSLT
13 10 (2.70%) Apache Camel
13 10 (2.70%) jQuery
14 9 (2.43%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.31%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.31%) Mainframe
4 14 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.16%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.62%) User Experience
8 5 (1.35%) Clustering
8 5 (1.35%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.54%) iPad
11 2 (0.54%) Tandem
12 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.27%) PMI
12 1 (0.27%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.27%) Replication
12 1 (0.27%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 138 (37.20%) Unix
2 112 (30.19%) Windows
3 51 (13.75%) Linux
4 14 (3.77%) VME
5 11 (2.96%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.16%) Solaris
7 7 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.08%) Android
8 4 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.54%) AIX
10 2 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.27%) SUSE
11 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (17.79%) Customer Requirements
3 60 (16.17%) Test Scripting
4 58 (15.63%) Migration
5 56 (15.09%) DevOps
6 49 (13.21%) Test Strategy
7 47 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
8 45 (12.13%) Scrum
9 40 (10.78%) Process Improvement
10 30 (8.09%) Configuration Management
11 28 (7.55%) ERP
11 28 (7.55%) SDLC
11 28 (7.55%) Test Automation
12 27 (7.28%) Data Modelling
13 26 (7.01%) Kanban
14 25 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
14 25 (6.74%) Data Migration
14 25 (6.74%) OO
14 25 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (6.47%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 189 (50.94%) SQL
2 157 (42.32%) Java
3 60 (16.17%) PL/SQL
4 36 (9.70%) Shell Script
5 27 (7.28%) JavaScript
6 23 (6.20%) C#
7 22 (5.93%) Perl
8 20 (5.39%) Python
9 16 (4.31%) PowerShell
10 9 (2.43%) COBOL
11 8 (2.16%) ANSI SQL
12 7 (1.89%) Ruby
13 6 (1.62%) Scala
14 4 (1.08%) Java 8
15 3 (0.81%) XPath
16 2 (0.54%) Groovy
16 2 (0.54%) Korn
16 2 (0.54%) R
17 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 62 (16.71%) ISEB
2 61 (16.44%) ISTQB
3 57 (15.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 49 (13.21%) Security Cleared
5 45 (12.13%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.70%) Degree
7 9 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.16%) CCNP
8 8 (2.16%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (1.62%) CCNA
10 5 (1.35%) CISSP
10 5 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (1.35%) SANS
11 3 (0.81%) CCIE
11 3 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.81%) OCA
11 3 (0.81%) OCP
12 2 (0.54%) HNC
12 2 (0.54%) HND
13 1 (0.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.50%) QA
2 10 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.08%) GDPR
4 3 (0.81%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (9.70%) Docker
2 20 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.16%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.62%) LXC
5 4 (1.08%) NFS
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.54%) etcd
7 2 (0.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.27%) HDFS
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (4.58%) Puppet
3 15 (4.04%) Ansible
4 12 (3.23%) ZABBIX
5 10 (2.70%) FortiGate
5 10 (2.70%) Terraform
6 9 (2.43%) Nagios
7 8 (2.16%) Rundeck
8 6 (1.62%) logstash
9 5 (1.35%) Data Guard
9 5 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.81%) Oracle EDQ
11 2 (0.54%) Consul
11 2 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 2 (0.54%) MOM
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (0.54%) Simpana
Vendors
1 61 (16.44%) webMethods
2 46 (12.40%) SAP
3 42 (11.32%) Microsoft
4 25 (6.74%) VMware
5 23 (6.20%) BEA
6 21 (5.66%) IBM
7 17 (4.58%) Pega
8 16 (4.31%) CheckPoint
8 16 (4.31%) Cisco
9 13 (3.50%) McAfee
10 12 (3.23%) Nokia
11 11 (2.96%) Aruba
12 10 (2.70%) Atlassian
12 10 (2.70%) Fortinet
13 7 (1.89%) PlateSpin
13 7 (1.89%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.62%) AppDynamics
14 6 (1.62%) Citrix
15 4 (1.08%) CyberArk
15 4 (1.08%) ServiceNow