Period
to 21 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 22 18
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing Oracle 212 390 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.49% 7.60% 7.58%
As % of the Vendors category 11.68% 16.38% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 192 224
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +15.76%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £540 £563 £625
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.50 £53.50 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.87% +11.46% -
10th Percentile £37.75 £38.38 £25.00
90th Percentile £59.25 £61.19 £66.75
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +27.19%

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 1,815 2,381 2,154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.98% 46.40% 44.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,149 1,353 1,284
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £210 £230 £207
90th Percentile £588 £575 £573
England median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 124 94
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £15.85 £15.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.68% +1.80% +7.38%
10th Percentile £11.93 £10.83 £10.83
90th Percentile £43.83 £30.10 £48.38
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +8.57% +1.45% +1.47%

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019. 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 -1 71 £450 +12.50% 6
Birmingham -11 50 £463 +13.78% 22
Warwickshire +12 34 £400 -21.95% 9
Coventry -8 17 £350 -22.22% 9
Staffordshire -3 10 £426 -7.84% 8
Solihull +5 5 £463 +44.53%
Wolverhampton - 3 £510 - 3
Willenhall - 2 £485 -
Walsall +2 1 £325 - 1
Oracle
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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 82 (38.68%) SQL
2 69 (32.55%) Unix
3 53 (25.00%) Java
4 50 (23.58%) Oracle Database
5 48 (22.64%) Microsoft
6 45 (21.23%) Security Cleared
7 43 (20.28%) Windows
8 38 (17.92%) Migration
9 37 (17.45%) Finance
10 36 (16.98%) SC Cleared
11 30 (14.15%) WebLogic
11 30 (14.15%) PL/SQL
12 28 (13.21%) XML
12 28 (13.21%) VMware
13 27 (12.74%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (12.74%) SQL Server
14 26 (12.26%) webMethods
15 25 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (11.79%) Public Sector
16 24 (11.32%) PostgreSQL
17 23 (10.85%) Linux
17 23 (10.85%) Test Strategy
18 22 (10.38%) Oracle Database 12c
18 22 (10.38%) AWS
18 22 (10.38%) Shell Script
19 21 (9.91%) ISEB
20 19 (8.96%) Configuration Management
20 19 (8.96%) Azure
21 18 (8.49%) ERP
21 18 (8.49%) MySQL

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 30 (14.15%) WebLogic
2 13 (6.13%) Confluence
3 3 (1.42%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.94%) ArcGIS
4 2 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.94%) SAS
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (8.49%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (2.36%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.36%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.42%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.94%) Primavera
5 2 (0.94%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.47%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.47%) iTrent
6 1 (0.47%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.47%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.47%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.47%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.38%) AWS
2 19 (8.96%) Azure
3 4 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.89%) IaaS
3 4 (1.89%) SaaS
4 3 (1.42%) PaaS
4 3 (1.42%) Power Platform
5 2 (0.94%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.94%) CheetahMail
5 2 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.47%) Azure Stack
6 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.83%) SAN
2 5 (2.36%) VPN
2 5 (2.36%) Wireless
3 4 (1.89%) Firewall
3 4 (1.89%) Internet
3 4 (1.89%) WAN
4 3 (1.42%) MPLS
5 2 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.94%) LAN
5 2 (0.94%) Network Security
5 2 (0.94%) SNMP
5 2 (0.94%) VLAN
6 1 (0.47%) Intranet
6 1 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.47%) SMS
6 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (23.58%) Oracle Database
2 27 (12.74%) SQL Server
3 24 (11.32%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (10.38%) Oracle Database 12c
5 18 (8.49%) MySQL
6 15 (7.08%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.30%) Oracle OWB
9 6 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (2.83%) Pentaho
10 5 (2.36%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.36%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.89%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.89%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.89%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (1.42%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 3 (1.42%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (1.42%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 14 (6.60%) JIRA
2 8 (3.77%) Cucumber
2 8 (3.77%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.36%) Artifactory
3 5 (2.36%) Bitbucket
3 5 (2.36%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.36%) Maven
3 5 (2.36%) Selenium
4 4 (1.89%) CA Gen
4 4 (1.89%) Gatling
5 3 (1.42%) Gradle
5 3 (1.42%) JUnit
5 3 (1.42%) Mockito
5 3 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.94%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.47%) ERwin
7 1 (0.47%) ProC
7 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
General
1 37 (17.45%) Finance
2 25 (11.79%) Public Sector
3 8 (3.77%) Retail
4 7 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.89%) Banking
5 4 (1.89%) Legal
6 3 (1.42%) Marketing
7 2 (0.94%) Local Government
8 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.47%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (15.57%) Developer
2 32 (15.09%) DBA
3 28 (13.21%) Oracle DBA
4 26 (12.26%) Architect
5 20 (9.43%) Analyst
6 15 (7.08%) Project Manager
7 13 (6.13%) Consultant
7 13 (6.13%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (6.13%) Test Manager
8 11 (5.19%) SC Cleared DBA
9 9 (4.25%) Java Developer
10 8 (3.77%) Network Engineer
10 8 (3.77%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.30%) Administrator
11 7 (3.30%) Senior Manager
11 7 (3.30%) Senior Project Manager
12 6 (2.83%) Commissioning Engineer
12 6 (2.83%) Design Engineer
12 6 (2.83%) ERP Manager
12 6 (2.83%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.21%) XML
2 12 (5.66%) HTML
3 10 (4.72%) .NET
3 10 (4.72%) CSS
4 9 (4.25%) J2EE
5 8 (3.77%) Oracle Fusion
5 8 (3.77%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 7 (3.30%) ASP.NET
6 7 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (3.30%) REST
7 5 (2.36%) Spring
8 4 (1.89%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.89%) Spring Boot
9 3 (1.42%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.42%) HTML5
9 3 (1.42%) JSON
9 3 (1.42%) Middleware
9 3 (1.42%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.42%) Sensu
9 3 (1.42%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.66%) Data Centre
2 6 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.42%) Robotics
4 2 (0.94%) CCTV
4 2 (0.94%) e-Learning
4 2 (0.94%) FMCG
4 2 (0.94%) Replication
4 2 (0.94%) SCADA
4 2 (0.94%) User Experience
4 2 (0.94%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.47%) CMDB
5 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.47%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.47%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.47%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.47%) NHS
5 1 (0.47%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 69 (32.55%) Unix
2 43 (20.28%) Windows
3 23 (10.85%) Linux
4 17 (8.02%) Solaris
5 5 (2.36%) AIX
6 4 (1.89%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.94%) Android
7 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.94%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.47%) HPUX
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.47%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.92%) Migration
2 27 (12.74%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (10.85%) Test Strategy
5 19 (8.96%) Configuration Management
6 18 (8.49%) ERP
6 18 (8.49%) ITIL
7 17 (8.02%) Open Source
7 17 (8.02%) Problem Management
7 17 (8.02%) Process Improvement
8 16 (7.55%) Data Modelling
9 15 (7.08%) Mentoring
9 15 (7.08%) SDLC
9 15 (7.08%) Test Automation
10 14 (6.60%) Coaching
10 14 (6.60%) Planning and Forecasting
10 14 (6.60%) Project Management
11 13 (6.13%) Project Delivery
12 12 (5.66%) Project Planning
13 11 (5.19%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 82 (38.68%) SQL
2 53 (25.00%) Java
3 30 (14.15%) PL/SQL
4 22 (10.38%) Shell Script
5 13 (6.13%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.30%) C#
7 6 (2.83%) VB
7 6 (2.83%) VB6
8 5 (2.36%) Python
9 4 (1.89%) C
9 4 (1.89%) Java 8
9 4 (1.89%) Perl
10 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.42%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.94%) C++
11 2 (0.94%) COBOL
11 2 (0.94%) R
12 1 (0.47%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (21.23%) Security Cleared
2 36 (16.98%) SC Cleared
3 21 (9.91%) ISEB
4 10 (4.72%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.77%) Degree
6 7 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.30%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (2.36%) CCIE
8 4 (1.89%) CCNA
8 4 (1.89%) CCNP
9 3 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.94%) CCDP
10 2 (0.94%) CISSP
10 2 (0.94%) SANS
10 2 (0.94%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.19%) QA
2 6 (2.83%) SLA
3 5 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.42%) GDPR
4 3 (1.42%) PMO
5 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 16 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.19%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.42%) Docker
4 3 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.94%) vSphere
6 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (6.60%) Data Guard
2 12 (5.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (3.30%) Ansible
3 7 (3.30%) Avamar
4 6 (2.83%) Netcool
4 6 (2.83%) OpenView
4 6 (2.83%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (2.36%) Terraform
6 3 (1.42%) BladeLogic
6 3 (1.42%) MOM
6 3 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.42%) Puppet
7 2 (0.94%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.94%) SCCM
7 2 (0.94%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.47%) SCOM
8 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 48 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 28 (13.21%) VMware
3 26 (12.26%) webMethods
4 16 (7.55%) CheckPoint
5 15 (7.08%) IBM
6 10 (4.72%) HP
7 9 (4.25%) BEA
7 9 (4.25%) Cisco
7 9 (4.25%) Informatica
8 7 (3.30%) BMC
8 7 (3.30%) EMC
8 7 (3.30%) SAP
9 6 (2.83%) Remedy
10 5 (2.36%) Citrix
10 5 (2.36%) Cloudera
11 4 (1.89%) Aruba
12 3 (1.42%) Nokia
12 3 (1.42%) Pega
12 3 (1.42%) Snow
13 2 (0.94%) Virgin Media