The first table below looks at the demand for Oracle RAC skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Oracle RAC over the 3 months to 18 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 North West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Rank 116 107 119
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 20 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.54% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 5.25% 5.56% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 7
Average daily rate £273 £427 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.22% +17.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £381 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £473 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.23% +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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
381 234 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.01% 9.72% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 75 88
Average daily rate £260 £253 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.97% -19.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £206 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 49 44
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.30 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.50 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Oracle RAC
England

Oracle RAC
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Oracle RAC Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Oracle RAC
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Oracle RAC Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Oracle RAC
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle RAC across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Oracle RAC Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Oracle RAC
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Oracle RAC Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Oracle RAC
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 18 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
Manchester -18 8 £250 -41.48% 1
Cheshire - 2 £348 - 3
Merseyside - - - -
Oracle RAC
England

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 33 (100.00%) Oracle
2 25 (75.76%) Oracle Database
3 22 (66.67%) Windows
4 21 (63.64%) UNIX
5 19 (57.58%) Oracle Database 11g
6 18 (54.55%) Data Guard
7 12 (36.36%) VMware
7 12 (36.36%) SQL
7 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
8 11 (33.33%) Clustering
9 10 (30.30%) Firewall
10 9 (27.27%) SAN
10 9 (27.27%) Linux
10 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
10 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
11 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (24.24%) IIS
11 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
11 8 (24.24%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (24.24%) Informatica
11 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (21.21%) LAN
12 7 (21.21%) WAN
12 7 (21.21%) Citrix
12 7 (21.21%) Siebel
12 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
12 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
12 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (21.21%) IronPort
12 7 (21.21%) Oracle RMAN

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (24.24%) IIS
1 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
2 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.03%) SAS
3 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) Firewall
2 9 (27.27%) SAN
3 7 (21.21%) LAN
3 7 (21.21%) WAN
4 2 (6.06%) DHCP
4 2 (6.06%) NAS
5 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (75.76%) Oracle Database
2 19 (57.58%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (24.24%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (12.12%) RDBMS
4 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
4 4 (12.12%) QlikView
5 3 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (72.73%) DBA
2 21 (63.64%) Oracle DBA
3 7 (21.21%) Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Applications Support
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) IT Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Applications Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Applications Support
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Support Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Clustering
2 4 (12.12%) Wiki
3 3 (9.09%) Replication
3 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.03%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) UNIX
3 9 (27.27%) Linux
4 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (15.15%) Solaris
7 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
8 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.03%) MVS
9 1 (3.03%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Change Control
1 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (12.12%) Change Management
3 3 (9.09%) Migration
3 3 (9.09%) E-business
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL
4 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.06%) Database Tuning
4 2 (6.06%) Data Management
4 2 (6.06%) Information Management
4 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.03%) Release Management
5 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.03%) Database Security
5 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.03%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.03%) SELCOPY
4 1 (3.03%) REXX
4 1 (3.03%) JCL
4 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) OCP
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle RMAN
1 7 (21.21%) VMware ESX
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (54.55%) Data Guard
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) Oracle
2 12 (36.36%) VMware
2 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) Informatica
4 7 (21.21%) Citrix
4 7 (21.21%) Siebel
4 7 (21.21%) IronPort
4 7 (21.21%) Open Text
5 4 (12.12%) Business Objects
5 4 (12.12%) HP
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco
6 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.03%) CA
7 1 (3.03%) IBM
7 1 (3.03%) SAP