The first table below looks at the demand for Oracle RAC skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 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 South 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Rank 212 184 225
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +41
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 38 53 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.63% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 3.48% 5.49% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 10
Average daily rate £450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £311 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.23% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £55.00
System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1093 965 848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.28% 11.53% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 453 361
Average daily rate £325 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 176 117
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £32.50
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 South East

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

Oracle RAC Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Oracle RAC
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Oracle RAC Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Oracle RAC
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Oracle RAC Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Oracle RAC
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Oracle RAC Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Oracle RAC
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East 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
Hampshire +17 25 £445 +18.66% 2
Kent -7 5 £475 -
Berkshire -12 3 £325 -35.00% 2
Surrey -17 2 £450 +25.87% 3
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Oracle RAC
England

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 72 (100.00%) Oracle
2 59 (81.94%) Oracle Database
3 43 (59.72%) SQL
4 41 (56.94%) Linux
5 34 (47.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 31 (43.06%) Data Guard
7 26 (36.11%) Oracle RMAN
8 24 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 23 (31.94%) Oracle Database 10g
10 21 (29.17%) PL/SQL
11 19 (26.39%) UNIX
11 19 (26.39%) SOA
11 19 (26.39%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (25.00%) WebLogic
12 18 (25.00%) Finance
13 16 (22.22%) Middleware
13 16 (22.22%) SQLPlus
14 15 (20.83%) Shell Script
14 15 (20.83%) AIX
14 15 (20.83%) Red Hat
14 15 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (19.44%) ITIL
15 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
15 14 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
16 13 (18.06%) Oracle Applications
16 13 (18.06%) Oracle Database 12c
16 13 (18.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 12 (16.67%) T-SQL
18 11 (15.28%) Replication
18 11 (15.28%) High Availability

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 18 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 13 (18.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (4.17%) Apache
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (18.06%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) SAN
2 3 (4.17%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.39%) Firewall
3 1 (1.39%) WAN
3 1 (1.39%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.39%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (81.94%) Oracle Database
2 34 (47.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 23 (31.94%) Oracle Database 10g
4 16 (22.22%) SQLPlus
5 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
6 13 (18.06%) Oracle Database 12c
7 9 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (9.72%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (9.72%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (8.33%) Relational Database
9 6 (8.33%) RDBMS
10 5 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (6.94%) Oracle9i Database
10 5 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (4.17%) MySQL
12 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Toad
2 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 18 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Military
4 1 (1.39%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 51 (70.83%) DBA
2 47 (65.28%) Oracle DBA
3 8 (11.11%) SQL DBA
4 7 (9.72%) Architect
5 5 (6.94%) SQL Server DBA
5 5 (6.94%) Administrator
5 5 (6.94%) Oracle Architect
6 4 (5.56%) Technical Architect
6 4 (5.56%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 4 (5.56%) Oracle Technical Architect
6 4 (5.56%) Senior DBA
7 3 (4.17%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 2 (2.78%) Sybase DBA
8 2 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (2.78%) DB2 DBA
9 1 (1.39%) Data Centre Manager
9 1 (1.39%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.22%) Middleware
2 10 (13.89%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (6.94%) WebCenter
4 4 (5.56%) .NET
5 3 (4.17%) XML
6 2 (2.78%) Web Services
7 1 (1.39%) J2EE
7 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Replication
2 6 (8.33%) Clustering
3 3 (4.17%) HACMP
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 41 (56.94%) Linux
2 19 (26.39%) UNIX
3 15 (20.83%) AIX
3 15 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (13.89%) Solaris
4 10 (13.89%) Windows
5 5 (6.94%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) SOA
1 19 (26.39%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (19.44%) ITIL
2 14 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (15.28%) High Availability
4 10 (13.89%) Configuration Management
5 9 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 8 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (6.94%) Scrum
8 5 (6.94%) BCP
9 4 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (5.56%) E-business
9 4 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.56%) Migration
10 3 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (4.17%) Waterfall
10 3 (4.17%) Test Automation
11 2 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (2.78%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 43 (59.72%) SQL
2 21 (29.17%) PL/SQL
3 15 (20.83%) Shell Script
4 12 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 9 (12.50%) Perl
6 8 (11.11%) Korn
7 4 (5.56%) C
8 2 (2.78%) Java
9 1 (1.39%) AWK
9 1 (1.39%) C#
9 1 (1.39%) VB
9 1 (1.39%) ABAP
9 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) OCP
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) RHCE
4 1 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.39%) ISEB
4 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (36.11%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.78%) PowerHA
3 2 (2.78%) KVM
3 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.39%) NFS
4 1 (1.39%) Xen
4 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.39%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 31 (43.06%) Data Guard
2 24 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 9 (12.50%) Legato
4 7 (9.72%) BMC PATROL
4 7 (9.72%) Foglight
5 5 (6.94%) Puppet
6 4 (5.56%) Vagrant
7 3 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Tivoli
8 2 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.78%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.39%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 72 (100.00%) Oracle
2 15 (20.83%) Red Hat
3 8 (11.11%) EMC
3 8 (11.11%) IBM
3 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.56%) SAP
5 3 (4.17%) VMware
5 3 (4.17%) HP
6 2 (2.78%) Informatica
6 2 (2.78%) Sybase
6 2 (2.78%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (2.78%) NetApp
7 1 (1.39%) FatWire
7 1 (1.39%) Veritas
7 1 (1.39%) Citrix
7 1 (1.39%) Sun
7 1 (1.39%) Cisco
7 1 (1.39%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.39%) Egenera