Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 22 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 -10 -1
Contract jobs citing Oracle 342 380 463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.27% 6.92% 9.36%
As % of the Vendors category 16.60% 15.10% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 198 241
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £285
90th Percentile £633 £500 £700
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £48.00 £25.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.00% +9.89% -23.53%
10th Percentile £25.00 £24.30 £17.78
90th Percentile £66.75 £25.00 £46.25
England median hourly rate £36.00 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -4.64% +0.67% +4.17%

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 2,060 2,516 2,240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.79% 45.82% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,234 1,364 1,112
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £208 £213 £225
90th Percentile £563 £550 £555
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 91 115
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -3.33% -4.76%
10th Percentile £10.56 £10.60 £10.55
90th Percentile £48.75 £26.00 £33.67
England median hourly rate £17.48 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -0.11% - +6.06%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +11 101 £463 +15.63% 26
Shropshire +1 57 £475 +18.60% 6
Warwickshire -11 49 £388 +2.65% 8
Coventry +12 26 £500 +11.11% 8
Solihull +13 22 £438 -
Sutton Coldfield - 13 £337 -
Staffordshire +6 10 £350 -28.57% 6
Kingswinford +1 6 £460 +48.39%
Worcestershire +1 3 £425 +13.33% 1
Wolverhampton -6 3 £323 +7.50% 4
Walsall +3 2 - - 1
Dudley - 2 £625 -
West Bromwich +4 1 - -
Oracle
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Oracle also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Oracle.

1 111 (32.46%) SQL
2 97 (28.36%) Unix
3 80 (23.39%) Oracle Database
4 76 (22.22%) Linux
5 69 (20.18%) Windows
5 69 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
6 62 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (17.25%) Microsoft Azure
8 54 (15.79%) Migration
9 50 (14.62%) Puppet
10 48 (14.04%) Java
11 42 (12.28%) Jenkins
12 41 (11.99%) Finance
13 40 (11.70%) Perl
13 40 (11.70%) DevOps
14 38 (11.11%) Shell Script
14 38 (11.11%) Security Cleared
15 37 (10.82%) Microsoft
16 35 (10.23%) Firewall
17 34 (9.94%) PL/SQL
17 34 (9.94%) SQL Server
18 32 (9.36%) Middleware
18 32 (9.36%) SC Cleared
18 32 (9.36%) Subversion
18 32 (9.36%) Git (software)
19 30 (8.77%) WAN
20 29 (8.48%) ETL
20 29 (8.48%) Business Intelligence
20 29 (8.48%) Network Design
20 29 (8.48%) SDLC

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 28 (8.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 17 (4.97%) JBoss
3 15 (4.39%) WebLogic
4 14 (4.09%) Confluence
5 13 (3.80%) ArcGIS
5 13 (3.80%) SAS
5 13 (3.80%) WebSphere
6 10 (2.92%) Apache
7 9 (2.63%) Tomcat
8 7 (2.05%) IIS
9 5 (1.46%) CMS
9 5 (1.46%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (1.46%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (1.17%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.88%) Oracle UPK
12 2 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.58%) Apache ServiceMix
12 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.58%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 12 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.17%) Acrobat
3 4 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.17%) RoboHelp
3 4 (1.17%) Snagit
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.29%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.29%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 25 (7.31%) Oracle Applications
1 25 (7.31%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (2.63%) Oracle 11i
4 6 (1.75%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (1.75%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle SCM
6 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.29%) iTrent
7 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle ASCP
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.29%) Primavera
7 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 69 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (17.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (7.02%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (4.39%) SaaS
5 8 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.17%) GitHub
6 4 (1.17%) IaaS
6 4 (1.17%) PaaS
7 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.58%) Office 365
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.29%) FinancialForce
8 1 (0.29%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.23%) Firewall
2 30 (8.77%) WAN
3 23 (6.73%) SAN
4 21 (6.14%) VPN
5 19 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (5.56%) Wireless
6 8 (2.34%) LAN
7 7 (2.05%) Network Security
8 5 (1.46%) MPLS
8 5 (1.46%) SMS
8 5 (1.46%) SNMP
8 5 (1.46%) TETRA
8 5 (1.46%) VLAN
9 4 (1.17%) DNS
9 4 (1.17%) Internet
10 2 (0.58%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.58%) ICMP
10 2 (0.58%) SSL
10 2 (0.58%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.29%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (23.39%) Oracle Database
2 34 (9.94%) SQL Server
3 25 (7.31%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (7.31%) Oracle BI EE
4 24 (7.02%) Oracle Database 11g
5 23 (6.73%) Oracle Database 12c
6 18 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (4.09%) Pentaho
7 14 (4.09%) Relational Database
8 13 (3.80%) OLAP
8 13 (3.80%) Oracle OLAP
9 12 (3.51%) MySQL
9 12 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (3.22%) RDBMS
11 10 (2.92%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (2.92%) Oracle ODI
12 9 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (2.34%) DB2
13 8 (2.34%) TimesTen
14 7 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (12.28%) Jenkins
2 32 (9.36%) Git (software)
2 32 (9.36%) Subversion
3 23 (6.73%) Maven
3 23 (6.73%) Sonatype Nexus
4 17 (4.97%) JIRA
5 16 (4.68%) GitLab
6 10 (2.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (2.92%) TeamCity
7 8 (2.34%) Selenium
8 6 (1.75%) JMeter
8 6 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (1.75%) Toad
9 5 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.17%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.88%) CA Gen
11 3 (0.88%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.88%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.58%) SonarQube
General
1 41 (11.99%) Finance
2 13 (3.80%) Retail
3 10 (2.92%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.05%) Legal
5 2 (0.58%) Banking
5 2 (0.58%) German Language
5 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.29%) Advertising
6 1 (0.29%) Automotive
6 1 (0.29%) Back Office
6 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.29%) French Language
6 1 (0.29%) Law
6 1 (0.29%) Military
6 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (15.79%) Developer
2 42 (12.28%) Architect
3 40 (11.70%) Analyst
3 40 (11.70%) DBA
4 31 (9.06%) Oracle DBA
5 25 (7.31%) Consultant
6 22 (6.43%) Implementation Engineer
6 22 (6.43%) Network Engineer
6 22 (6.43%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 21 (6.14%) Cloud Engineer
8 19 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
9 17 (4.97%) Lead DevOps
10 16 (4.68%) Design Engineer
10 16 (4.68%) Network Design Engineer
11 15 (4.39%) Cisco Design Engineer
11 15 (4.39%) Cisco Engineer
11 15 (4.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 15 (4.39%) Firewall Engineer
11 15 (4.39%) Oracle Consultant
11 15 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.36%) Middleware
2 26 (7.60%) Oracle Fusion
3 19 (5.56%) .NET
4 18 (5.26%) XML
5 17 (4.97%) Web Services
6 16 (4.68%) HTML
7 13 (3.80%) J2EE
7 13 (3.80%) SOAP
8 11 (3.22%) CSS
8 11 (3.22%) REST
9 10 (2.92%) JSON
9 10 (2.92%) Spring
10 9 (2.63%) Hibernate
11 8 (2.34%) WCF
12 6 (1.75%) WPF
13 5 (1.46%) Spring MVC
14 4 (1.17%) JPA
14 4 (1.17%) MSMQ
15 3 (0.88%) ASP.NET
15 3 (0.88%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.63%) DataPower
6 8 (2.34%) PKI
7 7 (2.05%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.75%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.75%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.46%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.88%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.88%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.88%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.88%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.58%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.58%) FMCG
11 2 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.58%) SCADA
11 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 97 (28.36%) Unix
2 76 (22.22%) Linux
3 69 (20.18%) Windows
4 27 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (6.14%) Solaris
6 13 (3.80%) AIX
6 13 (3.80%) Oracle Linux
6 13 (3.80%) SUSE
7 9 (2.63%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.88%) HPUX
8 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.58%) zOS
10 1 (0.29%) Android
10 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.29%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (15.79%) Migration
3 40 (11.70%) DevOps
4 29 (8.48%) Business Intelligence
4 29 (8.48%) ETL
4 29 (8.48%) Network Design
4 29 (8.48%) SDLC
5 28 (8.19%) ITIL
5 28 (8.19%) SOA
6 26 (7.60%) Test Automation
7 23 (6.73%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (6.43%) WAN Optimisation
9 20 (5.85%) Scrum
10 19 (5.56%) ERP
10 19 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
10 19 (5.56%) Project Management
11 18 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (4.97%) Analytics
12 17 (4.97%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (32.46%) SQL
2 48 (14.04%) Java
3 40 (11.70%) Perl
4 38 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 34 (9.94%) PL/SQL
6 28 (8.19%) Python
7 21 (6.14%) JavaScript
8 15 (4.39%) C#
9 13 (3.80%) Korn
10 11 (3.22%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.63%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.34%) AWK
12 8 (2.34%) sed
13 6 (1.75%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.75%) VBA
14 4 (1.17%) C
14 4 (1.17%) COBOL
14 4 (1.17%) VB
15 3 (0.88%) PHP
16 2 (0.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 38 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 32 (9.36%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.63%) Degree
4 7 (2.05%) CCNA
4 7 (2.05%) CCNP
4 7 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.05%) CISSP
4 7 (2.05%) ISEB
5 5 (1.46%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.46%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (1.46%) SANS
6 4 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.17%) OCP
7 2 (0.58%) CCAB
7 2 (0.58%) CCIE
7 2 (0.58%) CISM
7 2 (0.58%) GCIA
7 2 (0.58%) GIAC
7 2 (0.58%) GSEC
7 2 (0.58%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.34%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.75%) GDPR
2 6 (1.75%) QA
3 4 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
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%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.29%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.29%) NIST 800
System Software
1 20 (5.85%) Docker
2 17 (4.97%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (1.75%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.75%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.58%) NFS
6 2 (0.58%) RACF
6 2 (0.58%) Snort
6 2 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 50 (14.62%) Puppet
2 20 (5.85%) Ansible
3 19 (5.56%) FortiGate
4 18 (5.26%) Data Guard
4 18 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (5.26%) Oracle RMAN
5 15 (4.39%) BladeLogic
6 14 (4.09%) NetBackup
6 14 (4.09%) Oracle EDQ
7 13 (3.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 12 (3.51%) ZABBIX
9 8 (2.34%) ITRS Geneos
9 8 (2.34%) Terraform
10 7 (2.05%) logstash
10 7 (2.05%) Tivoli
11 6 (1.75%) Graylog
11 6 (1.75%) Kubernetes
11 6 (1.75%) Nagios
11 6 (1.75%) Rundeck
12 4 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (10.82%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.60%) Cisco
2 26 (7.60%) IBM
3 23 (6.73%) Red Hat
4 22 (6.43%) CheckPoint
4 22 (6.43%) Fortinet
5 21 (6.14%) SAP
6 19 (5.56%) HP
6 19 (5.56%) McAfee
6 19 (5.56%) Nokia
6 19 (5.56%) VMware
7 14 (4.09%) Aruba
8 12 (3.51%) Cognos
8 12 (3.51%) Micro Focus
9 10 (2.92%) Adobe
9 10 (2.92%) CA
9 10 (2.92%) Serena
10 9 (2.63%) Informatica
10 9 (2.63%) webMethods
11 8 (2.34%) Remedy