Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 25 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 -17 +3
Contract jobs citing Oracle 343 265 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.19% 5.72% 10.68%
As % of the Vendors category 16.54% 13.14% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 123 301
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £325 £305 £300
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.75 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.00% +21.95% +9.33%
10th Percentile £28.03 £20.70 £17.90
90th Percentile £43.68 £26.35 £23.45
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75% +11.11%

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 2,074 2,016 2,536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.50% 43.50% 47.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,250 1,158 1,300
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.25%
10th Percentile £244 £213 £220
90th Percentile £579 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 90 83
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.07 £10.57 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.05 £31.17 £25.80
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +9.11%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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
Birmingham 0 99 £475 +5.56% 17
Shropshire +3 84 £485 +7.66% 3
Warwickshire -10 51 £433 +4.85% 8
Coventry +12 30 £425 +6.18% 12
Solihull +6 19 £438 -
Staffordshire -2 8 £350 -27.08% 5
Walsall -1 2 - -
Kingswinford -1 2 £350 +12.90%
Wolverhampton -4 2 £460 +15.00%
Worcestershire -9 1 - - 2
West Bromwich - 1 £413 -
Oracle
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 127 (37.03%) SQL
2 100 (29.15%) Amazon AWS
3 90 (26.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 83 (24.20%) Unix
5 76 (22.16%) Windows
6 73 (21.28%) Linux
7 65 (18.95%) Oracle Database
8 64 (18.66%) Migration
9 62 (18.08%) Agile Software Development
10 61 (17.78%) Firewall
11 52 (15.16%) WAN
11 52 (15.16%) Network Design
11 52 (15.16%) Data Centre
12 51 (14.87%) PL/SQL
13 49 (14.29%) Java
14 47 (13.70%) Cisco
14 47 (13.70%) Finance
15 46 (13.41%) Microsoft
16 45 (13.12%) CheckPoint
17 43 (12.54%) DevOps
18 42 (12.24%) Jenkins
18 42 (12.24%) Fortinet
19 39 (11.37%) SQL Server
19 39 (11.37%) Puppet
19 39 (11.37%) WAN Optimisation
19 39 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
20 38 (11.08%) Aruba
20 38 (11.08%) VPN
21 37 (10.79%) Shell Script
22 36 (10.50%) McAfee

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 27 (7.87%) WebLogic
2 20 (5.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 17 (4.96%) JBoss
4 13 (3.79%) Apache
5 12 (3.50%) Confluence
6 11 (3.21%) IIS
6 11 (3.21%) Oracle Workflow
7 10 (2.92%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.62%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.17%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.87%) Apache ServiceMix
10 3 (0.87%) Apache Synapse
10 3 (0.87%) CMS
10 3 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.87%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 3 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.58%) SAS
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.58%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.58%) RoboHelp
4 2 (0.58%) Snagit
5 1 (0.29%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 26 (7.58%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (3.79%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (3.79%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (2.33%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (1.46%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.87%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.58%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle SCM
6 2 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.29%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle ASCP
Cloud Services
1 100 (29.15%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (26.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.37%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (2.33%) SaaS
5 6 (1.75%) PaaS
6 5 (1.46%) Office 365
7 4 (1.17%) Cloudflare
7 4 (1.17%) IaaS
8 2 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.58%) FinancialForce
8 2 (0.58%) GitHub
8 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.29%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 61 (17.78%) Firewall
2 52 (15.16%) WAN
3 38 (11.08%) VPN
4 36 (10.50%) Cisco ASA
4 36 (10.50%) Wireless
5 18 (5.25%) SAN
6 14 (4.08%) Network Security
7 13 (3.79%) LAN
8 11 (3.21%) MPLS
8 11 (3.21%) SNMP
8 11 (3.21%) VLAN
9 7 (2.04%) Internet
10 3 (0.87%) DNS
10 3 (0.87%) HTTP
10 3 (0.87%) SMS
11 2 (0.58%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.58%) ICMP
11 2 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.58%) SSL
11 2 (0.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (18.95%) Oracle Database
2 39 (11.37%) SQL Server
3 23 (6.71%) Oracle Reports
4 22 (6.41%) MySQL
4 22 (6.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 19 (5.54%) Relational Database
6 17 (4.96%) Oracle BI EE
6 17 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (4.37%) RDBMS
8 13 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (3.79%) DB2
9 11 (3.21%) Oracle Database 12c
10 9 (2.62%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (2.33%) Hadoop
12 7 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (1.75%) Big Data
13 6 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
14 5 (1.46%) MariaDB
14 5 (1.46%) MongoDB
14 5 (1.46%) Riak
Development Applications
1 42 (12.24%) Jenkins
2 32 (9.33%) Git (software)
3 28 (8.16%) Subversion
4 22 (6.41%) Maven
5 19 (5.54%) Sonatype Nexus
6 17 (4.96%) GitLab
7 15 (4.37%) JIRA
8 10 (2.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (2.92%) Selenium
8 10 (2.92%) TeamCity
8 10 (2.92%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (2.62%) Toad
10 8 (2.33%) Eclipse
11 7 (2.04%) Gradle
11 7 (2.04%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (1.75%) JMeter
13 5 (1.46%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (1.46%) SonarQube
13 5 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (1.17%) SoapUI
General
1 47 (13.70%) Finance
2 16 (4.66%) Retail
3 7 (2.04%) Banking
4 6 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.17%) Legal
6 3 (0.87%) Automotive
6 3 (0.87%) German Language
6 3 (0.87%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.58%) Advertising
7 2 (0.58%) Billing
7 2 (0.58%) French Language
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) Law
8 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (20.99%) Developer
2 44 (12.83%) Architect
3 39 (11.37%) Design Engineer
3 39 (11.37%) Implementation Engineer
3 39 (11.37%) Network Design Engineer
3 39 (11.37%) Network Engineer
3 39 (11.37%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 31 (9.04%) Analyst
5 28 (8.16%) Cloud Engineer
6 27 (7.87%) Consultant
7 26 (7.58%) DBA
8 22 (6.41%) Cisco Design Engineer
8 22 (6.41%) Cisco Engineer
8 22 (6.41%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
8 22 (6.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 22 (6.41%) Firewall Engineer
9 19 (5.54%) Oracle Developer
10 16 (4.66%) Java Developer
10 16 (4.66%) Oracle Consultant
11 15 (4.37%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.62%) Middleware
2 23 (6.71%) XML
3 22 (6.41%) SOAP
4 19 (5.54%) Oracle Fusion
5 17 (4.96%) JSON
6 16 (4.66%) Web Services
7 15 (4.37%) J2EE
8 14 (4.08%) REST
9 13 (3.79%) HTML
9 13 (3.79%) Spring
10 12 (3.50%) .NET
11 10 (2.92%) Hibernate
11 10 (2.92%) RESTful
12 9 (2.62%) WAP
13 7 (2.04%) CSS
13 7 (2.04%) JPA
14 5 (1.46%) Apache Flex
14 5 (1.46%) Spring MVC
15 4 (1.17%) EDI
15 4 (1.17%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 52 (15.16%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.54%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.37%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.33%) PKI
6 8 (2.33%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.04%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.75%) DataPower
8 6 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.75%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.75%) Replication
9 5 (1.46%) Clustering
10 4 (1.17%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.87%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.87%) TM Forum
12 2 (0.58%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.58%) SCADA
12 2 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 83 (24.20%) Unix
2 76 (22.16%) Windows
3 73 (21.28%) Linux
4 21 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (4.37%) Solaris
6 9 (2.62%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.33%) AIX
8 6 (1.75%) SUSE
9 4 (1.17%) Android
9 4 (1.17%) HPUX
9 4 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.58%) zOS
11 1 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (18.66%) Migration
2 62 (18.08%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (15.16%) Network Design
4 43 (12.54%) DevOps
5 39 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
5 39 (11.37%) WAN Optimisation
6 36 (10.50%) ITIL
7 35 (10.20%) SDLC
8 34 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
9 29 (8.45%) Test Automation
10 24 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (6.12%) Project Management
12 20 (5.83%) Data Migration
12 20 (5.83%) SOA
13 19 (5.54%) Data Modelling
13 19 (5.54%) Deployment Automation
13 19 (5.54%) ERP
13 19 (5.54%) Scrum
14 18 (5.25%) Continuous Deployment
14 18 (5.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (37.03%) SQL
2 51 (14.87%) PL/SQL
3 49 (14.29%) Java
4 37 (10.79%) Shell Script
5 36 (10.50%) Perl
6 35 (10.20%) Python
7 27 (7.87%) PowerShell
8 12 (3.50%) Java 8
9 11 (3.21%) JavaScript
10 7 (2.04%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.04%) VBA
11 6 (1.75%) PHP
12 5 (1.46%) ANSI SQL
12 5 (1.46%) C#
13 4 (1.17%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.87%) Korn
14 3 (0.87%) VB
14 3 (0.87%) VB6
15 2 (0.58%) Ruby
15 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 33 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.08%) CCNP
3 14 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (4.08%) CISSP
4 12 (3.50%) CCNA
4 12 (3.50%) Degree
4 12 (3.50%) ISEB
4 12 (3.50%) Oracle Certification
5 11 (3.21%) SANS
6 7 (2.04%) OCP
7 6 (1.75%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.17%) CCIE
10 3 (0.87%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.58%) CEH
11 2 (0.58%) GCIA
11 2 (0.58%) GSEC
11 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.08%) GDPR
2 12 (3.50%) Data Quality
2 12 (3.50%) QA
3 5 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.58%) PMO
4 2 (0.58%) SLA
5 1 (0.29%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.29%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (5.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (4.66%) Docker
3 10 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (2.62%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.46%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.17%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.87%) NFS
8 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.58%) RACF
8 2 (0.58%) Snort
8 2 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.29%) XenApp
9 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (11.37%) Puppet
2 36 (10.50%) FortiGate
3 23 (6.71%) Ansible
4 20 (5.83%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (3.21%) Automic
6 10 (2.92%) Graylog
6 10 (2.92%) logstash
6 10 (2.92%) Nagios
6 10 (2.92%) ZABBIX
7 9 (2.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 9 (2.62%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (2.33%) Data Guard
9 7 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (1.75%) BladeLogic
10 6 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (1.75%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.75%) Rundeck
10 6 (1.75%) Terraform
10 6 (1.75%) Tivoli
11 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 47 (13.70%) Cisco
2 46 (13.41%) Microsoft
3 45 (13.12%) CheckPoint
4 42 (12.24%) Fortinet
5 38 (11.08%) Aruba
6 36 (10.50%) McAfee
6 36 (10.50%) Nokia
7 23 (6.71%) VMware
8 22 (6.41%) Red Hat
9 20 (5.83%) IBM
10 18 (5.25%) SAP
11 17 (4.96%) HP
12 16 (4.66%) webMethods
13 10 (2.92%) CA
13 10 (2.92%) Micro Focus
13 10 (2.92%) Serena
14 9 (2.62%) Splunk
15 8 (2.33%) Informatica
16 6 (1.75%) NetApp
16 6 (1.75%) Teradata