The first table below looks at the demand for Oracle RAC skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Oracle RAC over the 3 months to 31 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 North East 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Rank 49 - 45
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 4 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.70% - 1.20%
As % of the System Software category 8.16% - 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Average daily rate
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£315 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 - £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £574
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
49 37 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 8.63% 10.63% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 29
Average daily rate £285 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.85 £10.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £15.45 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
Oracle RAC
England

Oracle RAC
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Oracle RAC Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Oracle RAC
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Oracle RAC Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Oracle RAC
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 4 £315 -
Oracle RAC
England

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 19 (100.00%) Oracle
1 19 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 18 (94.74%) Oracle Database 11g
2 18 (94.74%) UNIX
3 16 (84.21%) HPUX
4 13 (68.42%) SQL
5 12 (63.16%) Oracle Database 10g
5 12 (63.16%) Shell Script
5 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
5 12 (63.16%) Data Guard
6 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
7 10 (52.63%) Change Control
8 8 (42.11%) Relational Database
8 8 (42.11%) RDBMS
8 8 (42.11%) Oracle RMAN
8 8 (42.11%) PL/SQL
9 7 (36.84%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (36.84%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (31.58%) Linux
11 5 (26.32%) LAN
11 5 (26.32%) WAN
11 5 (26.32%) DHCP
11 5 (26.32%) VPN
11 5 (26.32%) DNS
11 5 (26.32%) Citrix
11 5 (26.32%) SAN
11 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
11 5 (26.32%) Thin Client
11 5 (26.32%) AIX
11 5 (26.32%) SQL Server

Oracle RAC
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 4 (21.05%) WebLogic
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) LAN
1 5 (26.32%) WAN
1 5 (26.32%) DHCP
1 5 (26.32%) VPN
1 5 (26.32%) DNS
1 5 (26.32%) SAN
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 18 (94.74%) Oracle Database 11g
3 12 (63.16%) Oracle Database 10g
4 8 (42.11%) Relational Database
4 8 (42.11%) RDBMS
5 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
5 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) DBA
1 14 (73.68%) Oracle DBA
2 5 (26.32%) UNIX Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior DBA
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Oracle DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Junior DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Oracle DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Junior
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Middleware
2 4 (21.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Thin Client
1 5 (26.32%) Fat Client
1 5 (26.32%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) UNIX
2 16 (84.21%) HPUX
3 6 (31.58%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Solaris
4 5 (26.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Change Control
2 7 (36.84%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (36.84%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Service Management
3 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
4 4 (21.05%) Change Data Capture
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 12 (63.16%) Shell Script
3 8 (42.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) VMware ESX
3 4 (21.05%) KVM
3 4 (21.05%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix
2 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
2 5 (26.32%) VMware