Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 23 23
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -15
Contract jobs citing Oracle 380 350 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.85% 7.23% 5.78%
As % of the Vendors category 17.66% 16.79% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 222 120
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.47% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £306
90th Percentile £570 £575 £550
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £50.50 £35.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.26% +43.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £29.43 £28.03 £20.70
90th Percentile £61.56 £43.68 £26.35
England median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +13.64% -16.19%

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 2,152 2,084 1,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.48% 43.08% 43.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,233 1,255 1,141
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £587 £580 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 85 87
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.26% +3.33% -5.06%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.11 £10.61
90th Percentile £35.75 £44.65 £32.35
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% - -6.67%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -11 131 £400 -17.53% 3
Coventry +24 69 £450 +5.88% 2
Birmingham -13 52 £450 -5.26% 29
Warwickshire -1 40 £375 -12.28%
Staffordshire +19 25 £375 +7.14% 2
West Bromwich +1 4 £413 -
Solihull -10 4 £375 -14.29%
Worcestershire -15 3 £450 - 1
Dudley - 2 £366 -
Wolverhampton +2 1 £363 -21.20% 1
Halesowen - 1 £325 -
Oracle
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 177 (46.58%) SQL
2 131 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (32.63%) Unix
4 109 (28.68%) Java
5 88 (23.16%) Windows
6 81 (21.32%) SQL Server
7 73 (19.21%) Oracle Database
8 71 (18.68%) PL/SQL
9 62 (16.32%) Amazon AWS
10 61 (16.05%) WebLogic
11 60 (15.79%) Linux
12 59 (15.53%) Microsoft
13 58 (15.26%) Security Cleared
14 56 (14.74%) JIRA
14 56 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
15 52 (13.68%) SC Cleared
16 51 (13.42%) Shell Script
17 50 (13.16%) Finance
17 50 (13.16%) Test Strategy
18 49 (12.89%) HTML
19 47 (12.37%) XML
20 44 (11.58%) J2EE
21 43 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
21 43 (11.32%) DevOps
22 41 (10.79%) Web Services
22 41 (10.79%) ITIL
22 41 (10.79%) VMware
23 40 (10.53%) Git (software)
24 39 (10.26%) Migration
24 39 (10.26%) Confluence

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 61 (16.05%) WebLogic
2 39 (10.26%) Confluence
3 21 (5.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 17 (4.47%) Documentum
5 15 (3.95%) Tomcat
6 14 (3.68%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.89%) CMS
8 8 (2.11%) SAS
9 7 (1.84%) Apache
10 6 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.79%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.79%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.53%) Drupal
12 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
13 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.26%) WebLogic Portal
13 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 22 (5.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (4.47%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (2.37%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.84%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (1.05%) Oracle Payroll
6 4 (1.05%) SAP FI-CA
6 4 (1.05%) SAP PSCD
7 3 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.53%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.53%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.53%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.53%) SAP MII
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 62 (16.32%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.89%) PaaS
4 9 (2.37%) Office 365
4 9 (2.37%) SaaS
5 5 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.32%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 5 (1.32%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (1.05%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (1.05%) GitHub
6 4 (1.05%) Serverless
7 3 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.79%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (0.79%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.53%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.74%) Firewall
2 14 (3.68%) WAN
3 10 (2.63%) LAN
3 10 (2.63%) VLAN
4 9 (2.37%) MPLS
4 9 (2.37%) SAN
4 9 (2.37%) VPN
5 6 (1.58%) Wireless
6 5 (1.32%) Internet
7 4 (1.05%) BGP
7 4 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.05%) DNS
7 4 (1.05%) EIGRP
7 4 (1.05%) Network Security
7 4 (1.05%) NX-OS
7 4 (1.05%) OSPF
7 4 (1.05%) SNMP
8 2 (0.53%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.53%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (0.53%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (21.32%) SQL Server
2 73 (19.21%) Oracle Database
3 29 (7.63%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (7.63%) Relational Database
4 24 (6.32%) RDBMS
5 23 (6.05%) MySQL
6 21 (5.53%) MongoDB
6 21 (5.53%) Oracle Database 12c
6 21 (5.53%) Oracle Reports
7 19 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.63%) Hadoop
10 9 (2.37%) NoSQL
10 9 (2.37%) Oracle OWB
11 8 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (2.11%) Big Data
12 7 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.84%) SQLPlus
13 6 (1.58%) BusinessObjects XI
14 5 (1.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 56 (14.74%) JIRA
2 40 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 27 (7.11%) Jenkins
4 23 (6.05%) Selenium
5 19 (5.00%) Cucumber
5 19 (5.00%) Maven
5 19 (5.00%) SoapUI
6 18 (4.74%) GitLab
7 17 (4.47%) Bitbucket
8 14 (3.68%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (3.42%) Toad
10 12 (3.16%) CA Gen
11 11 (2.89%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.58%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (1.05%) Subversion
14 3 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
15 2 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 2 (0.53%) Eclipse
15 2 (0.53%) PVCS
General
1 50 (13.16%) Finance
2 17 (4.47%) Retail
3 5 (1.32%) Legal
3 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.32%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.26%) Automotive
5 1 (0.26%) Banking
5 1 (0.26%) Billing
5 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 104 (27.37%) Developer
2 48 (12.63%) Architect
3 35 (9.21%) DBA
4 33 (8.68%) Analyst
5 30 (7.89%) Oracle DBA
6 24 (6.32%) Systems Engineer
7 21 (5.53%) Test Analyst
8 20 (5.26%) Consultant
9 18 (4.74%) Oracle Developer
9 18 (4.74%) Technical Architect
10 17 (4.47%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (3.68%) Tester
12 13 (3.42%) .NET Developer
12 13 (3.42%) Project Manager
13 12 (3.16%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
13 12 (3.16%) SQL Developer
14 10 (2.63%) Software Engineer
14 10 (2.63%) Test Manager
15 9 (2.37%) Administrator
15 9 (2.37%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (12.89%) HTML
2 47 (12.37%) XML
3 44 (11.58%) J2EE
4 41 (10.79%) Web Services
5 36 (9.47%) CSS
6 33 (8.68%) .NET
7 30 (7.89%) REST
8 29 (7.63%) Middleware
9 28 (7.37%) SOAP
10 18 (4.74%) ASP.NET
10 18 (4.74%) HTML5
11 15 (3.95%) CSS3
11 15 (3.95%) Oracle Fusion
12 14 (3.68%) jQuery
13 12 (3.16%) AngularJS
13 12 (3.16%) JSON
13 12 (3.16%) NHibernate
14 11 (2.89%) React
14 11 (2.89%) Spring
15 9 (2.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.63%) Management Information System
2 23 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.95%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (3.68%) Data Centre
5 12 (3.16%) Robotics
5 12 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.58%) CMDB
6 6 (1.58%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.58%) User Experience
7 5 (1.32%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.05%) iPad
8 4 (1.05%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.79%) Clustering
9 3 (0.79%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.79%) Replication
10 2 (0.53%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.53%) NHS
10 2 (0.53%) SCADA
11 1 (0.26%) FMCG
11 1 (0.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 124 (32.63%) Unix
2 88 (23.16%) Windows
3 60 (15.79%) Linux
4 29 (7.63%) Solaris
5 17 (4.47%) Windows Server
6 10 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
6 10 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.84%) AIX
8 4 (1.05%) HPUX
9 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.53%) VMS
9 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
3 50 (13.16%) Test Strategy
4 43 (11.32%) DevOps
5 41 (10.79%) ITIL
6 39 (10.26%) Migration
7 35 (9.21%) Configuration Management
7 35 (9.21%) Process Improvement
7 35 (9.21%) Test Automation
8 32 (8.42%) Data Modelling
9 31 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
10 30 (7.89%) SDLC
11 29 (7.63%) Kanban
12 27 (7.11%) OO
12 27 (7.11%) Scrum
13 26 (6.84%) Open Source
14 23 (6.05%) Problem Management
15 21 (5.53%) SOA
16 19 (5.00%) Collaborative Working
16 19 (5.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 177 (46.58%) SQL
2 109 (28.68%) Java
3 71 (18.68%) PL/SQL
4 51 (13.42%) Shell Script
5 37 (9.74%) JavaScript
6 29 (7.63%) C#
7 23 (6.05%) Perl
7 23 (6.05%) Python
8 11 (2.89%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.84%) VB
10 6 (1.58%) Ruby
10 6 (1.58%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.58%) VB6
11 5 (1.32%) VBA
11 5 (1.32%) VBScript
12 4 (1.05%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.79%) Scala
14 2 (0.53%) Java 8
15 1 (0.26%) ANSI SQL
15 1 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 58 (15.26%) Security Cleared
2 52 (13.68%) SC Cleared
3 29 (7.63%) ISEB
4 22 (5.79%) Degree
5 17 (4.47%) ISTQB
6 11 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (2.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.37%) ISEB Practitioner
7 9 (2.37%) Oracle Certification
8 7 (1.84%) CCNA
9 6 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.58%) CCNP
9 6 (1.58%) OCP
10 5 (1.32%) HNC
11 4 (1.05%) CISSP
11 4 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (1.05%) SANS
12 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.53%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.89%) QA
2 10 (2.63%) SLA
3 8 (2.11%) GDPR
3 8 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.79%) PMO
5 1 (0.26%) IFRS
5 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (9.21%) Docker
2 26 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.47%) Oracle RAC
3 17 (4.47%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (2.89%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.05%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (1.05%) vSphere
7 3 (0.79%) XenApp
7 3 (0.79%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.53%) XenServer
9 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.26%) NFS
9 1 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (4.74%) Data Guard
2 17 (4.47%) Puppet
3 16 (4.21%) Ansible
3 16 (4.21%) ZABBIX
4 14 (3.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 13 (3.42%) Docker Swarm
6 7 (1.84%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.58%) Nagios
7 6 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (1.32%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 5 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (1.05%) FortiGate
9 4 (1.05%) Netcool
9 4 (1.05%) OpenView
9 4 (1.05%) SCCM
9 4 (1.05%) Terraform
9 4 (1.05%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.53%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 59 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 41 (10.79%) VMware
3 34 (8.95%) webMethods
4 31 (8.16%) BEA
5 29 (7.63%) Pega
6 27 (7.11%) IBM
7 23 (6.05%) Informatica
8 20 (5.26%) SAP
9 17 (4.47%) Cisco
10 15 (3.95%) CheckPoint
11 14 (3.68%) EMC
12 11 (2.89%) Red Hat
13 10 (2.63%) Citrix
14 8 (2.11%) Atlassian
14 8 (2.11%) Remedy
15 7 (1.84%) HP
15 7 (1.84%) Riverbed
16 6 (1.58%) Fortinet
16 6 (1.58%) McAfee
17 5 (1.32%) NGA Human Resources