Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PL/SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PL/SQL over the 6 months to 16 January 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.

PL/SQL (PLSQL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 140 104
Rank change year-on-year +15 -36 -38
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 76 43 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.55% 0.91% 1.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.39% 2.84% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 44
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -18.48%
10th Percentile £316 £310 £313
90th Percentile £588 £488 £500
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £35.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year +40.85% -11.80% -5.29%

PL/SQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,731 1,513 1,720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.39% 32.09% 31.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,049 962 1,032
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £244 £250
90th Percentile £559 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 57 50
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% +42.22% -25.00%
10th Percentile £15.25 £18.20 £11.45
90th Percentile £58.53 £50.30 £42.63
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

PL/SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PL/SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for PL/SQL in the West Midlands

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PL/SQL in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for PL/SQL in the West Midlands

PL/SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PL/SQL in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PL/SQL in the West Midlands

PL/SQL
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 PL/SQL in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PL/SQL in the West Midlands

PL/SQL
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 PL/SQL within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 January 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 52 £398 -6.47%
Birmingham +12 18 £500 +10.80% 3
Coventry -5 2 £375 +13.64% 2
Solihull +4 1 - -
PL/SQL
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing PL/SQL 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 PL/SQL.

1 73 (96.05%) SQL
2 55 (72.37%) Oracle
3 43 (56.58%) Unix
4 39 (51.32%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (46.05%) Java
6 30 (39.47%) OO
6 30 (39.47%) Data Modelling
7 29 (38.16%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (36.84%) WebLogic
9 27 (35.53%) Shell Script
9 27 (35.53%) Process Improvement
10 26 (34.21%) Test Strategy
11 23 (30.26%) Configuration Management
12 22 (28.95%) Problem Management
13 18 (23.68%) Confluence
13 18 (23.68%) BEA
13 18 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (23.68%) J2EE
14 16 (21.05%) RUP
14 16 (21.05%) JIRA
15 15 (19.74%) Bitbucket
16 12 (15.79%) Oracle Database
16 12 (15.79%) Spring
16 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering
17 11 (14.47%) Linux
17 11 (14.47%) Web Services
17 11 (14.47%) XML
17 11 (14.47%) Migration
17 11 (14.47%) REST
17 11 (14.47%) Oracle Database 11g

PL/SQL
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 (36.84%) WebLogic
2 18 (23.68%) Confluence
3 5 (6.58%) nginx
3 5 (6.58%) SAS
4 3 (3.95%) JBoss
4 3 (3.95%) Mule
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.63%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.58%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.26%) PaaS
4 3 (3.95%) IaaS
4 3 (3.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) HTTP
1 3 (3.95%) SSL
1 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 11 (14.47%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (13.16%) MySQL
4 9 (11.84%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (11.84%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (6.58%) MariaDB
6 4 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (5.26%) RDBMS
6 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
7 3 (3.95%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (3.95%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (3.95%) SQLPlus
8 2 (2.63%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (21.05%) JIRA
2 15 (19.74%) Bitbucket
3 9 (11.84%) Jenkins
4 8 (10.53%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (9.21%) Maven
6 6 (7.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (6.58%) Git (software)
8 4 (5.26%) Selenium
9 3 (3.95%) CA Gen
9 3 (3.95%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.95%) JMeter
9 3 (3.95%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (3.95%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.95%) Subversion
9 3 (3.95%) Toad
9 3 (3.95%) WebDriver
10 2 (2.63%) MagicDraw
10 2 (2.63%) RStudio
11 1 (1.32%) Artifactory
General
1 4 (5.26%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Legal
3 2 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (43.42%) Developer
2 16 (21.05%) PL/SQL Developer
3 15 (19.74%) SQL Developer
4 12 (15.79%) Software Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Oracle Developer
5 9 (11.84%) Tester
6 7 (9.21%) Architect
6 7 (9.21%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.58%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Lead Software Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Consultant
9 3 (3.95%) Technical Tester
10 2 (2.63%) COBOL Developer
10 2 (2.63%) Data Consultant
10 2 (2.63%) DBA
10 2 (2.63%) DevOps Architect
10 2 (2.63%) Java Architect
10 2 (2.63%) Java Technical Architect
10 2 (2.63%) Mainframe Developer
10 2 (2.63%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.68%) J2EE
2 12 (15.79%) Spring
3 11 (14.47%) REST
3 11 (14.47%) Web Services
3 11 (14.47%) XML
4 8 (10.53%) JSON
5 6 (7.89%) CSS
5 6 (7.89%) SOAP
5 6 (7.89%) XSLT
6 4 (5.26%) Java EE
7 3 (3.95%) EJB
7 3 (3.95%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.95%) HTML
7 3 (3.95%) Java SE
7 3 (3.95%) JMS
7 3 (3.95%) JPA
7 3 (3.95%) Middleware
7 3 (3.95%) Oracle ADF
7 3 (3.95%) WSDL
7 3 (3.95%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.95%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.63%) NHS
3 2 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 43 (56.58%) Unix
2 11 (14.47%) Linux
3 3 (3.95%) AIX
3 3 (3.95%) HPUX
3 3 (3.95%) Solaris
3 3 (3.95%) VME
3 3 (3.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (51.32%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (39.47%) Data Modelling
2 30 (39.47%) OO
3 29 (38.16%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (35.53%) Process Improvement
5 26 (34.21%) Test Strategy
6 23 (30.26%) Configuration Management
7 22 (28.95%) Problem Management
8 18 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (21.05%) RUP
10 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering
11 11 (14.47%) Migration
12 10 (13.16%) ETL
12 10 (13.16%) Mentoring
13 9 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (10.53%) Data Migration
14 8 (10.53%) Scrum
14 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
15 7 (9.21%) Change Management
15 7 (9.21%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (96.05%) SQL
2 35 (46.05%) Java
3 27 (35.53%) Shell Script
4 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.89%) Perl
5 5 (6.58%) ANSI SQL
5 5 (6.58%) XQuery
6 3 (3.95%) COBOL
6 3 (3.95%) Groovy
6 3 (3.95%) Java 8
6 3 (3.95%) XPath
7 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.32%) C#
8 1 (1.32%) R
8 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) ISEB
2 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
2 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (5.26%) OCA
5 1 (1.32%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.63%) PMO
3 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 10 (13.16%) Docker
2 4 (5.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) Ansible
1 4 (5.26%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.95%) Puppet
3 1 (1.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (72.37%) Oracle
2 18 (23.68%) BEA
3 7 (9.21%) webMethods
4 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.58%) Cisco
5 5 (6.58%) Google
5 5 (6.58%) TIBCO
6 4 (5.26%) IBM
6 4 (5.26%) Informatica
7 3 (3.95%) Pega
7 3 (3.95%) WSO2
8 1 (1.32%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.32%) HP
8 1 (1.32%) SAP