The first table below looks at the demand for Oracle RAC skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Oracle RAC over the 3 months to 22 July 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 Kent 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Rank 38 18 31
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +13
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 1 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.40% 8.06% 1.62%
As % of the System Software category 3.57% 33.85% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 21 3
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £406 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- -27.27%
System Software Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
28 65 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.24% 23.81% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 17
Average daily rate £350 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £115 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £67.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -76.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Oracle RAC
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Oracle RAC
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Oracle RAC Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Oracle RAC
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Oracle RAC Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) UNIX
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) EMC
4 2 (33.33%) OCP
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (33.33%) HACMP
4 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (33.33%) Replication
4 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (33.33%) Data Guard
4 2 (33.33%) SRDF
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing

Oracle RAC
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) DBA
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Oracle DBA
2 2 (33.33%) Senior DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) HACMP
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) UNIX
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) OCP
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (33.33%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 2 (33.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) EMC