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 23 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 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Rank 129 110 123
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 1 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.033% 0.60% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 0.35% 5.02% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 10
Average daily rate
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- £475 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.87% +14.28%
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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
289 319 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.61% 11.97% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 118 120
Average daily rate £275 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £441 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 68 58
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.57 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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
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 23 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -7 1 - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Oracle RAC
England

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 17 (100.00%) Oracle
2 11 (64.71%) Windows
3 10 (58.82%) Firewall
3 10 (58.82%) Oracle Database
4 8 (47.06%) VMware
4 8 (47.06%) Clustering
4 8 (47.06%) IIS
4 8 (47.06%) SQL
4 8 (47.06%) SharePoint
4 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 8 (47.06%) SAN
4 8 (47.06%) Informatica
4 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
5 7 (41.18%) LAN
5 7 (41.18%) WAN
5 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
5 7 (41.18%) Siebel
5 7 (41.18%) VMware ESX
5 7 (41.18%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (41.18%) IronPort
5 7 (41.18%) Citrix
5 7 (41.18%) Open Text
6 6 (35.29%) UNIX
6 6 (35.29%) Change Control
6 6 (35.29%) Data Guard
7 4 (23.53%) Wiki
7 4 (23.53%) QlikView

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (47.06%) IIS
1 8 (47.06%) SharePoint
2 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) SAS
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) SAN
3 7 (41.18%) LAN
3 7 (41.18%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) DHCP
4 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.88%) Wireless
4 1 (5.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) Oracle Database
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (23.53%) QlikView
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) DBA
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Applications Support
4 3 (17.65%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.88%) IT Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Clustering
2 4 (23.53%) Wiki
3 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.88%) Replication
4 1 (5.88%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (35.29%) UNIX
5 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 4 (23.53%) Solaris
6 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.88%) MVS
7 1 (5.88%) Linux
7 1 (5.88%) AIX
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Change Control
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (17.65%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Data Management
3 2 (11.76%) Information Management
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Release Management
4 1 (5.88%) Database Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (5.88%) ERP
4 1 (5.88%) ETL
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) SELCOPY
3 1 (5.88%) REXX
3 1 (5.88%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) VMware ESX
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Data Guard
2 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Oracle
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) Informatica
2 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 7 (41.18%) IronPort
3 7 (41.18%) Open Text
3 7 (41.18%) Citrix
3 7 (41.18%) Siebel
4 4 (23.53%) Business Objects
4 4 (23.53%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.88%) CA
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco
6 1 (5.88%) IBM