The first table below looks at the demand for Oracle RAC skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Oracle RAC over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Rank 331 365 408
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +43
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 256 166 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.38% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 5.24% 4.07% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 84 76
Average daily rate £403 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £323 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 5
Average hourly rate £52.50 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £55.00
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4887 4079 4348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.33% 9.29% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2523 2003 2148
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 610 540
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Oracle RAC
UK

Oracle RAC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Oracle RAC across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Oracle RAC Jobs Demand Trend in England

Oracle RAC
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Oracle RAC across the England region.

Oracle RAC Daily Rate Trend in England

Oracle RAC
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle RAC across the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Oracle RAC Daily Rate Histogram in England

Oracle RAC
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Oracle RAC across the England region.

Oracle RAC Hourly Rate Trend in England

Oracle RAC
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle RAC across the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Oracle RAC Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Oracle RAC
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle RAC within the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +20 119 £450 +4.04% 27
South East -24 40 £450 +2.85% 6
Yorkshire 0 27 £375 -6.25% 4
North West -11 22 £273 -36.22% 5
North East - 15 £263 - 2
South West -19 14 £408 -9.44% 1
West Midlands +1 12 £458 +40.76% 1
East of England -29 6 £425 +30.76% 1
South Coast - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
Oracle RAC
UK

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Oracle RAC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Oracle RAC.

1 431 (100.00%) Oracle
2 352 (81.67%) Oracle Database
3 259 (60.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 223 (51.74%) Data Guard
5 214 (49.65%) Linux
6 186 (43.16%) SQL
7 182 (42.23%) UNIX
8 175 (40.60%) Oracle Database 10g
9 147 (34.11%) Oracle RMAN
10 133 (30.86%) Performance Tuning
11 116 (26.91%) Windows
12 111 (25.75%) PL/SQL
12 111 (25.75%) Finance
13 108 (25.06%) Solaris
14 86 (19.95%) WebLogic
14 86 (19.95%) Shell Script
15 74 (17.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 74 (17.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 72 (16.71%) Red Hat
17 71 (16.47%) SQL Server
18 70 (16.24%) ITIL
18 70 (16.24%) SAN
19 58 (13.46%) Capacity Planning
20 53 (12.30%) Replication
21 48 (11.14%) VMware
21 48 (11.14%) Clustering
22 47 (10.90%) Disaster Recovery
23 46 (10.67%) EMC
24 43 (9.98%) Middleware
24 43 (9.98%) RDBMS

Oracle RAC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Oracle RAC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Oracle RAC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 86 (19.95%) WebLogic
2 32 (7.42%) Oracle Application Server
3 24 (5.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 21 (4.87%) Oracle Spatial
5 17 (3.94%) IIS
6 16 (3.71%) Oracle Service Bus
7 14 (3.25%) Apache
7 14 (3.25%) MS Exchange
8 13 (3.02%) SharePoint
9 12 (2.78%) Tomcat
9 12 (2.78%) WebSphere
10 9 (2.09%) Oracle Coherence
11 8 (1.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 7 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (1.16%) Oracle 10gAS
14 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.93%) Confluence
15 2 (0.46%) WebLogic Portal
16 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
16 1 (0.23%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (1.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 36 (8.35%) Oracle EBS
2 33 (7.66%) Oracle Applications
3 24 (5.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (2.32%) Oracle 11i
5 8 (1.86%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (1.86%) RMDS
6 3 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle FAH
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.23%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.46%) SaaS
3 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 70 (16.24%) SAN
2 26 (6.03%) Firewall
3 22 (5.10%) NAS
4 18 (4.18%) WAN
5 17 (3.94%) LAN
6 15 (3.48%) DNS
7 13 (3.02%) DHCP
8 10 (2.32%) HTTP
9 9 (2.09%) FTP
10 8 (1.86%) TCP/IP
10 8 (1.86%) LDAP
10 8 (1.86%) Multicast
10 8 (1.86%) FCoE
10 8 (1.86%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (1.16%) VPN
11 5 (1.16%) SSL
12 4 (0.93%) Internet
12 4 (0.93%) NetScaler
13 3 (0.70%) VLAN
13 3 (0.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (81.67%) Oracle Database
2 259 (60.09%) Oracle Database 11g
3 175 (40.60%) Oracle Database 10g
4 71 (16.47%) SQL Server
5 43 (9.98%) RDBMS
5 43 (9.98%) Relational Database
6 39 (9.05%) Oracle Database 12c
7 33 (7.66%) Oracle Exadata
8 26 (6.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (5.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (4.87%) Oracle Reports
11 21 (4.87%) Oracle9i Database
12 19 (4.41%) Oracle ODI
12 19 (4.41%) SQLPlus
13 17 (3.94%) Oracle BI EE
13 17 (3.94%) SQL Server 2012
13 17 (3.94%) Oracle OWB
14 13 (3.02%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (3.48%) Toad
2 6 (1.39%) ProC
2 6 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.93%) JIRA
3 4 (0.93%) Subversion
4 3 (0.70%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.70%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.70%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.70%) Ant
5 2 (0.46%) JConsole
6 1 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 111 (25.75%) Finance
2 38 (8.82%) Banking
3 11 (2.55%) Retail
4 8 (1.86%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.62%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.16%) Back Office
8 4 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.70%) Billing
9 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.46%) Front Office
10 2 (0.46%) Marketing
11 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.23%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
11 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 300 (69.61%) DBA
2 285 (66.13%) Oracle DBA
3 48 (11.14%) Administrator
4 44 (10.21%) Architect
5 36 (8.35%) Senior DBA
5 36 (8.35%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 26 (6.03%) SQL DBA
7 21 (4.87%) Infrastructure Architect
8 18 (4.18%) Consultant
9 17 (3.94%) Oracle Applications DBA
10 16 (3.71%) SQL Server DBA
11 15 (3.48%) UNIX Administrator
11 15 (3.48%) Oracle Consultant
12 13 (3.02%) UNIX Systems Administrator
12 13 (3.02%) Systems Administrator
13 12 (2.78%) Support Engineer
13 12 (2.78%) UNIX Engineer
14 11 (2.55%) Oracle Architect
14 11 (2.55%) Senior UNIX Administrator
14 11 (2.55%) Senior UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.98%) Middleware
2 29 (6.73%) Oracle Fusion
3 16 (3.71%) XML
4 10 (2.32%) HTML
4 10 (2.32%) Web Services
5 9 (2.09%) .NET
6 8 (1.86%) Rendezvous
6 8 (1.86%) XSLT
6 8 (1.86%) WebCenter
7 4 (0.93%) J2EE
7 4 (0.93%) JMS
7 4 (0.93%) Oracle Streams
8 3 (0.70%) POSIX
9 2 (0.46%) LAMP
9 2 (0.46%) JRockit
9 2 (0.46%) Spring
9 2 (0.46%) Spring Batch
10 1 (0.23%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.23%) jBPM
10 1 (0.23%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.30%) Replication
2 48 (11.14%) Clustering
3 9 (2.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.62%) HACMP
6 6 (1.39%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.39%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.16%) Grid Computing
8 4 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.93%) Wiki
9 3 (0.70%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.46%) Contract for Difference
10 2 (0.46%) Spread Betting
10 2 (0.46%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.46%) Open Source
11 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.23%) LPAR
11 1 (0.23%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.23%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 214 (49.65%) Linux
2 182 (42.23%) UNIX
3 116 (26.91%) Windows
4 108 (25.06%) Solaris
5 74 (17.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (9.05%) AIX
7 32 (7.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (4.87%) HPUX
10 18 (4.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (3.48%) Oracle Linux
12 13 (3.02%) SUSE
13 7 (1.62%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.16%) CentOS
15 5 (1.16%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.16%) Fedora
16 4 (0.93%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.70%) zOS
18 1 (0.23%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (30.86%) Performance Tuning
2 70 (16.24%) ITIL
3 58 (13.46%) Capacity Planning
4 47 (10.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 43 (9.98%) SOA
6 41 (9.51%) Migration
7 40 (9.28%) High Availability
8 24 (5.57%) Data Modelling
9 22 (5.10%) Service Management
10 21 (4.87%) Change Management
11 18 (4.18%) Configuration Management
11 18 (4.18%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (3.94%) Release Management
12 17 (3.94%) Root Cause Analysis
12 17 (3.94%) Performance Monitoring
13 16 (3.71%) Change Control
14 15 (3.48%) Database Tuning
15 14 (3.25%) Database Security
16 13 (3.02%) Performance Management
16 13 (3.02%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 186 (43.16%) SQL
2 111 (25.75%) PL/SQL
3 86 (19.95%) Shell Script
4 41 (9.51%) Perl
5 28 (6.50%) Java
6 27 (6.26%) T-SQL
7 24 (5.57%) PowerShell
8 17 (3.94%) Bash Shell
9 11 (2.55%) C
10 9 (2.09%) Python
11 8 (1.86%) Korn
11 8 (1.86%) Bourne shell
12 7 (1.62%) AWK
13 6 (1.39%) sed
14 5 (1.16%) Ruby
14 5 (1.16%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.93%) PHP
16 3 (0.70%) R
16 3 (0.70%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 3 (0.70%) Jython
Qualifications
1 37 (8.58%) Security Cleared
2 30 (6.96%) SC Cleared
2 30 (6.96%) Oracle Certification
3 28 (6.50%) OCP
4 18 (4.18%) Degree
5 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.16%) MCITP
6 5 (1.16%) MCSA
7 4 (0.93%) RHCE
7 4 (0.93%) OCA
8 2 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.46%) PhD
8 2 (0.46%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) NCDA
9 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.23%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.23%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.02%) SLA
2 4 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 147 (34.11%) Oracle RMAN
2 31 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.10%) VMware ESX
4 13 (3.02%) Active Directory
5 12 (2.78%) SRDF
6 11 (2.55%) XenApp
6 11 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (2.32%) NFS
7 10 (2.32%) KVM
8 9 (2.09%) Xen
9 6 (1.39%) vCloud
9 6 (1.39%) Hyper-V
10 5 (1.16%) XenServer
10 5 (1.16%) PowerHA
11 4 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.93%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.93%) vSphere
12 1 (0.23%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 223 (51.74%) Data Guard
2 74 (17.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 18 (4.18%) Puppet
4 17 (3.94%) Legato
5 14 (3.25%) BMC PATROL
6 13 (3.02%) NetBackup
7 11 (2.55%) Tivoli
8 8 (1.86%) Control-M
9 7 (1.62%) YUM
9 7 (1.62%) Foglight
10 6 (1.39%) Oracle Statspack
11 5 (1.16%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.70%) SCOM
13 3 (0.70%) Backup Exec
13 3 (0.70%) Nagios
14 2 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
14 2 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
15 1 (0.23%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 431 (100.00%) Oracle
2 72 (16.71%) Red Hat
3 48 (11.14%) VMware
4 46 (10.67%) EMC
5 36 (8.35%) Microsoft
5 36 (8.35%) HP
6 35 (8.12%) Veritas
7 32 (7.42%) IBM
8 29 (6.73%) Citrix
9 28 (6.50%) NetApp
10 22 (5.10%) SAP
11 18 (4.18%) Informatica
12 15 (3.48%) Sybase
13 13 (3.02%) Cisco
14 12 (2.78%) BMC
14 12 (2.78%) Siebel
15 10 (2.32%) Sun
16 9 (2.09%) Remedy
17 8 (1.86%) TIBCO
17 8 (1.86%) Intel
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