Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 21 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 -11 +4
Contract jobs citing Oracle 378 292 590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.27% 6.61% 9.85%
As % of the Vendors category 16.03% 15.29% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 165 343
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £575 £600 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £24.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.79% +11.63% +30.30%
10th Percentile £26.73 £18.30 £13.06
90th Percentile £30.18 £28.15 £24.38
England median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year +10.34% +18.85% +1.67%

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 2,358 1,910 2,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.34% 43.23% 48.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,371 1,141 1,565
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £233 £231 £225
90th Percentile £575 £553 £525
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 81 85
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.99 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +25.85% -18.18%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.50 £9.59
90th Percentile £29.65 £45.00 £25.07
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% -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 20 July 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
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 20 July 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 +22 142 £475 -10.38% 9
Birmingham -14 94 £450 - 20
Warwickshire -6 50 £445 -6.32% 3
Coventry -10 26 £388 -1.65% 7
Staffordshire +4 16 £370 -4.52% 9
Solihull -8 7 £265 - 2
Sutton Coldfield 0 3 £338 -38.64% 2
Kingswinford - 2 £350 -
Walsall -4 1 - -
Worcestershire -7 1 - - 3
West Bromwich - 1 £413 -
Oracle
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 173 (45.77%) SQL
2 109 (28.84%) Unix
3 104 (27.51%) Java
4 98 (25.93%) Windows
5 83 (21.96%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (19.84%) Amazon AWS
7 74 (19.58%) Oracle Database
8 68 (17.99%) PL/SQL
9 67 (17.72%) Migration
10 65 (17.20%) Microsoft Azure
11 59 (15.61%) WebLogic
11 59 (15.61%) Linux
12 58 (15.34%) XML
13 55 (14.55%) SQL Server
14 51 (13.49%) Finance
15 49 (12.96%) Microsoft
16 43 (11.38%) Firewall
16 43 (11.38%) webMethods
16 43 (11.38%) Network Design
16 43 (11.38%) Security Cleared
16 43 (11.38%) DevOps
17 41 (10.85%) Data Centre
17 41 (10.85%) SC Cleared
18 40 (10.58%) CheckPoint
18 40 (10.58%) WAN
19 38 (10.05%) Business Intelligence
19 38 (10.05%) Web Services
20 37 (9.79%) Cisco
20 37 (9.79%) ISEB
21 36 (9.52%) Problem-Solving

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 59 (15.61%) WebLogic
2 34 (8.99%) Confluence
3 14 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 13 (3.44%) Apache
4 13 (3.44%) Oracle Workflow
5 10 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.38%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.59%) IIS
8 6 (1.59%) nginx
8 6 (1.59%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.06%) Documentum
10 3 (0.79%) JBoss
10 3 (0.79%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.53%) Moodle
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.26%) CMS
12 1 (0.26%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 8 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) Notepad++
4 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (4.23%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (2.12%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (1.85%) Oracle Retail
5 6 (1.59%) Oracle CRM
6 5 (1.32%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 4 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (1.06%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (1.06%) SAP MII
7 4 (1.06%) Siebel CRM
8 3 (0.79%) ENOVIA
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle Payroll
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.26%) SAP FI-CA
10 1 (0.26%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 75 (19.84%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (17.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.17%) SaaS
4 10 (2.65%) Office 365
4 10 (2.65%) PaaS
5 5 (1.32%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.06%) Cloudflare
6 4 (1.06%) IaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.26%) FinancialForce
7 1 (0.26%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 43 (11.38%) Firewall
2 40 (10.58%) WAN
3 32 (8.47%) Wireless
4 30 (7.94%) Cisco ASA
4 30 (7.94%) VPN
5 15 (3.97%) SAN
6 12 (3.17%) Internet
7 11 (2.91%) LAN
7 11 (2.91%) Network Security
8 10 (2.65%) MPLS
8 10 (2.65%) SNMP
8 10 (2.65%) VLAN
9 5 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (0.79%) DNS
10 3 (0.79%) HTTP
10 3 (0.79%) SSL
11 2 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.53%) PuTTY
11 2 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (19.58%) Oracle Database
2 55 (14.55%) SQL Server
3 34 (8.99%) MySQL
4 23 (6.08%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 21 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
6 19 (5.03%) Oracle Database 12c
7 16 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (4.23%) MongoDB
8 15 (3.97%) Relational Database
9 11 (2.91%) RDBMS
10 10 (2.65%) Oracle BI EE
11 9 (2.38%) Riak
12 8 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (2.12%) DB2
12 8 (2.12%) NoSQL
13 7 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (1.59%) Oracle OWB
14 6 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (8.73%) JIRA
2 29 (7.67%) Jenkins
3 22 (5.82%) Toad
4 21 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 21 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
5 18 (4.76%) Bitbucket
6 14 (3.70%) Selenium
7 12 (3.17%) Subversion
8 10 (2.65%) Maven
8 10 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (2.38%) Eclipse
10 8 (2.12%) Gradle
10 8 (2.12%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (1.59%) SoapUI
13 5 (1.32%) ClearCase
13 5 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (1.32%) Vagrant
14 4 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
General
1 51 (13.49%) Finance
2 13 (3.44%) Retail
3 8 (2.12%) Banking
4 5 (1.32%) Automotive
5 3 (0.79%) Billing
5 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.26%) Advertising
7 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.26%) French Language
7 1 (0.26%) German Language
7 1 (0.26%) Marketing
7 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 93 (24.60%) Developer
2 53 (14.02%) Analyst
3 41 (10.85%) Architect
4 36 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 32 (8.47%) Consultant
6 30 (7.94%) Design Engineer
6 30 (7.94%) Implementation Engineer
6 30 (7.94%) Network Design Engineer
6 30 (7.94%) Network Engineer
6 30 (7.94%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 21 (5.56%) DBA
7 21 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
7 21 (5.56%) PL/SQL Developer
8 19 (5.03%) SQL Developer
9 17 (4.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 16 (4.23%) Cisco Design Engineer
10 16 (4.23%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
10 16 (4.23%) Cloud Engineer
10 16 (4.23%) Firewall Engineer
10 16 (4.23%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (15.34%) XML
2 38 (10.05%) Web Services
3 34 (8.99%) SOAP
4 27 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
5 25 (6.61%) REST
6 24 (6.35%) J2EE
7 19 (5.03%) HTML
8 17 (4.50%) RESTful
9 16 (4.23%) .NET
9 16 (4.23%) JSON
9 16 (4.23%) Spring
10 14 (3.70%) Middleware
11 11 (2.91%) CSS
11 11 (2.91%) WAP
12 10 (2.65%) HTML5
13 8 (2.12%) AngularJS
14 7 (1.85%) CSS3
14 7 (1.85%) Django
15 6 (1.59%) WCF
15 6 (1.59%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.85%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.03%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.44%) Mainframe
5 11 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.38%) Clustering
7 8 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.85%) Replication
9 6 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.32%) User Experience
11 4 (1.06%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.79%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.53%) iPad
13 2 (0.53%) PMI
14 1 (0.26%) CMDB
14 1 (0.26%) Learning Management System
14 1 (0.26%) Reference Data
14 1 (0.26%) Smart Meter
14 1 (0.26%) Tandem
14 1 (0.26%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 109 (28.84%) Unix
2 98 (25.93%) Windows
3 59 (15.61%) Linux
4 13 (3.44%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.65%) VME
6 9 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.85%) Android
8 6 (1.59%) Solaris
9 4 (1.06%) AIX
9 4 (1.06%) SUSE
10 3 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.26%) HPUX
11 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (21.96%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (17.72%) Migration
3 43 (11.38%) DevOps
3 43 (11.38%) Network Design
4 38 (10.05%) Business Intelligence
5 36 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (9.26%) ERP
6 35 (9.26%) Scrum
7 34 (8.99%) SDLC
8 33 (8.73%) Test Scripting
9 32 (8.47%) Test Strategy
10 30 (7.94%) WAN Optimisation
11 28 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
11 28 (7.41%) Data Migration
12 27 (7.14%) ETL
13 26 (6.88%) Test Automation
14 25 (6.61%) Configuration Management
15 23 (6.08%) Data Modelling
16 22 (5.82%) Process Improvement
17 21 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 173 (45.77%) SQL
2 104 (27.51%) Java
3 68 (17.99%) PL/SQL
4 33 (8.73%) PowerShell
5 32 (8.47%) Shell Script
6 27 (7.14%) Python
7 24 (6.35%) Perl
8 12 (3.17%) C#
9 11 (2.91%) JavaScript
10 10 (2.65%) ANSI SQL
11 8 (2.12%) Java 8
12 6 (1.59%) COBOL
12 6 (1.59%) PHP
12 6 (1.59%) Ruby
12 6 (1.59%) Scala
13 3 (0.79%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.79%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.79%) XPath
14 2 (0.53%) Korn
14 2 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (11.38%) Security Cleared
2 41 (10.85%) SC Cleared
3 37 (9.79%) ISEB
4 35 (9.26%) ISTQB
5 33 (8.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.17%) CCNP
8 11 (2.91%) CISSP
8 11 (2.91%) Oracle Certification
9 10 (2.65%) SANS
10 9 (2.38%) CCNA
11 8 (2.12%) Degree
12 6 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (1.06%) CCIE
13 4 (1.06%) OCP
14 2 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.53%) HNC
14 2 (0.53%) HND
14 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.23%) QA
2 12 (3.17%) Data Quality
3 11 (2.91%) GDPR
4 4 (1.06%) SLA
5 3 (0.79%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.79%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (5.29%) Docker
2 17 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.12%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.59%) LXC
5 5 (1.32%) NFS
6 2 (0.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.26%) etcd
7 1 (0.26%) HDFS
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.26%) XenApp
7 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (7.94%) FortiGate
2 15 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.44%) Puppet
4 12 (3.17%) Ansible
5 10 (2.65%) Failover Clustering
5 10 (2.65%) logstash
6 9 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (2.38%) Nagios
7 6 (1.59%) Terraform
8 5 (1.32%) Rundeck
9 4 (1.06%) Graylog
9 4 (1.06%) Observium
9 4 (1.06%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.79%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.79%) Oracle EDQ
10 3 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (0.53%) Simpana
11 2 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.53%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 49 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 43 (11.38%) webMethods
3 40 (10.58%) CheckPoint
4 37 (9.79%) Cisco
5 33 (8.73%) Fortinet
6 32 (8.47%) Nokia
7 30 (7.94%) Aruba
7 30 (7.94%) McAfee
8 28 (7.41%) SAP
9 21 (5.56%) IBM
10 18 (4.76%) VMware
11 16 (4.23%) BEA
12 14 (3.70%) HP
13 9 (2.38%) Red Hat
14 8 (2.12%) AppDynamics
15 6 (1.59%) Atlassian
15 6 (1.59%) Pega
16 5 (1.32%) Citrix
16 5 (1.32%) Tableau
17 4 (1.06%) Veritas