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 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Rank 31 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 5 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.18% 5.49% -
As % of the System Software category 12.20% 33.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 0
Average daily rate £475 £475 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £55.00
System Software Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
41 56 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.90% 16.18% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 26
Average daily rate £363 £325 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £263 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Oracle RAC
South East

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 16 April 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 7 (100.00%) Oracle
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) UNIX
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (28.57%) DB2
4 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) OCP
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Replication
4 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (14.29%) HACMP
4 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
4 1 (14.29%) SRDF
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning

Oracle RAC
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 7 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (28.57%) DB2
4 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle DBA
1 7 (100.00%) DBA
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Oracle DBA
2 3 (42.86%) Senior DBA
3 2 (28.57%) DB2 DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
1 1 (14.29%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) UNIX
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
1 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) OCP
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (14.29%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) EMC