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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 67 82
Rank change year-on-year -27 +15  
Contract jobs citing PL/SQL 27 77 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.31% 2.54% 1.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.07% 7.74% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 53 15
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £298 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £497 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £373
% change year-on-year - +4.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.39 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +8.47% +14.28%  

PL/SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 664 995 760
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.12% 32.82% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 637 464
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 36
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £24.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +0.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

PL/SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing PL/SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +3 8 £463 +15.62%
Shropshire -6 6 £496 +7.73%
Warwickshire +3 5 £321 -33.07%
Walsall 0 2 £450 +12.50%
Coventry +10 1 £350 -12.50% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £600 -
PL/SQL
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PL/SQL 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 PL/SQL.

1 47 (95.92%) SQL
2 41 (83.67%) Oracle
3 23 (46.94%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (36.73%) Java
5 17 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (26.53%) Unix
6 13 (26.53%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (26.53%) Data Modelling
6 13 (26.53%) Informatica
7 12 (24.49%) WebLogic
8 11 (22.45%) Migration
8 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
8 11 (22.45%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database
9 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
9 10 (20.41%) Data Migration
9 10 (20.41%) Scrum
9 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
10 9 (18.37%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (18.37%) Finance
11 8 (16.33%) JBoss
11 8 (16.33%) Linux
11 8 (16.33%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (16.33%) Relational Database
12 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (14.29%) Windows
12 7 (14.29%) J2EE
12 7 (14.29%) webMethods
12 7 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (12.24%) Oracle Application Server

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 12 (24.49%) WebLogic
2 8 (16.33%) JBoss
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle Application Server
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (10.20%) Apache
4 5 (10.20%) IIS
4 5 (10.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (6.12%) Apache Spark
5 3 (6.12%) SAS
6 2 (4.08%) Drupal
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (2.04%) Mule
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle 10gAS
7 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (2.04%) Exstream
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) IaaS
1 1 (2.04%) PaaS
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) HTTP
1 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.53%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database
2 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
3 9 (18.37%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (16.33%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (16.33%) Relational Database
5 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (12.24%) Hadoop
6 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (10.20%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (10.20%) Data Mart
7 5 (10.20%) Oracle OWB
7 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (10.20%) SQLPlus
8 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (8.16%) Pentaho
9 3 (6.12%) Apache Hive
9 3 (6.12%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) ClearCase
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (6.12%) CA Gen
2 3 (6.12%) ClearQuest
3 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.08%) JMeter
3 2 (4.08%) Selenium
3 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.08%) Subversion
4 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.04%) Maven
4 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Developer
2 10 (20.41%) Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Data Migration Specialist
3 6 (12.24%) Migration Specialist
3 6 (12.24%) OBIEE Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Architect
4 5 (10.20%) Oracle Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Oracle Support Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) SQL Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) SQL Support Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Data Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Oracle Specialist
5 4 (8.16%) PostgreSQL Specialist
6 3 (6.12%) Data Architect
6 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.12%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) J2EE
2 5 (10.20%) SAML
2 5 (10.20%) XML
3 4 (8.16%) Java EE
3 4 (8.16%) SOAP
3 4 (8.16%) Spring
4 3 (6.12%) REST
4 3 (6.12%) XSLT
5 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.08%) JPA
5 2 (4.08%) XSD
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.04%) Java SE
6 1 (2.04%) jQuery
6 1 (2.04%) JSON
6 1 (2.04%) MDX
6 1 (2.04%) OAuth
6 1 (2.04%) RESTful
6 1 (2.04%) Spring Boot
6 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Unix
2 8 (16.33%) Linux
3 7 (14.29%) Windows
4 6 (12.24%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.08%) HPUX
6 1 (2.04%) AIX
6 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.04%) Solaris
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (26.53%) Data Modelling
4 11 (22.45%) Migration
4 11 (22.45%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (20.41%) Data Migration
5 10 (20.41%) Scrum
6 6 (12.24%) ETL
6 6 (12.24%) RUP
6 6 (12.24%) Workflow
7 5 (10.20%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (10.20%) Data Analysis
7 5 (10.20%) E-business
7 5 (10.20%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (10.20%) Project Planning
7 5 (10.20%) Software Architecture
7 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.16%) Analytics
8 4 (8.16%) Data Mapping
9 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 47 (95.92%) SQL
2 18 (36.73%) Java
3 6 (12.24%) Perl
3 6 (12.24%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.04%) Groovy
4 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.04%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle Identity Management
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (2.04%) Ansible
2 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (83.67%) Oracle
2 13 (26.53%) Informatica
3 7 (14.29%) webMethods
4 6 (12.24%) BEA
5 3 (6.12%) Cloudera
5 3 (6.12%) Cognos
5 3 (6.12%) IBM
5 3 (6.12%) Pega
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.04%) HP
7 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.04%) Tableau
7 1 (2.04%) VMware
7 1 (2.04%) WSO2