The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Rank 219 181 229
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +48
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 29 51 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.58% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 2.70% 4.70% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 14
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£404 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.19% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £322 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £384 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.65 -
Oracle RAC
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1073 1084 880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.55% 12.39% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 538 384
Average daily rate £325 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 125 132
Average hourly rate £15.94 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £10.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Hampshire -19 19 £438 +26.81% 4
Surrey -6 2 £350 - 2
Berkshire +5 1 £475 +5.55% 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Oracle RAC
England

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 57 (100.00%) Oracle
2 38 (66.67%) SQL
3 37 (64.91%) Oracle Database
4 28 (49.12%) Oracle RMAN
5 26 (45.61%) WebLogic
5 26 (45.61%) SOA
6 23 (40.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 22 (38.60%) Linux
7 22 (38.60%) PL/SQL
8 21 (36.84%) SQL Server
9 20 (35.09%) Middleware
10 19 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
10 19 (33.33%) Data Guard
11 18 (31.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 18 (31.58%) Oracle Database 10g
12 17 (29.82%) Replication
13 14 (24.56%) Oracle EBS
13 14 (24.56%) SQLPlus
13 14 (24.56%) Shell Script
14 13 (22.81%) Oracle Applications
14 13 (22.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (19.30%) T-SQL
16 10 (17.54%) UNIX
16 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
17 9 (15.79%) Red Hat
17 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
18 8 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
18 8 (14.04%) AIX

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 26 (45.61%) WebLogic
2 13 (22.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (8.77%) Apache
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (24.56%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (22.81%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) SAN
2 1 (1.75%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.75%) NAS
2 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (64.91%) Oracle Database
2 23 (40.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 21 (36.84%) SQL Server
4 18 (31.58%) Oracle Database 10g
5 14 (24.56%) SQLPlus
6 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (14.04%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (14.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (12.28%) Oracle BI EE
8 7 (12.28%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (10.53%) Oracle Discoverer
10 4 (7.02%) MySQL
10 4 (7.02%) RDBMS
10 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
11 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 7 (12.28%) Toad
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (68.42%) DBA
2 30 (52.63%) Oracle DBA
3 11 (19.30%) Administrator
4 9 (15.79%) SQL DBA
5 6 (10.53%) Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (8.77%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (7.02%) Software Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Oracle Applications DBA
9 2 (3.51%) Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Sybase DBA
9 2 (3.51%) Oracle Developer
9 2 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) AIX Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Middleware Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Support Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.09%) Middleware
2 8 (14.04%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (8.77%) XML
3 5 (8.77%) WSH
4 4 (7.02%) Web Services
5 2 (3.51%) .NET
5 2 (3.51%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.82%) Replication
2 5 (8.77%) Statistics
3 4 (7.02%) Clustering
4 3 (5.26%) Data Extraction
5 2 (3.51%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 22 (38.60%) Linux
2 10 (17.54%) UNIX
3 8 (14.04%) AIX
3 8 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (12.28%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (8.77%) Windows
6 4 (7.02%) Solaris
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (45.61%) SOA
2 19 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
4 8 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (14.04%) ITIL
4 8 (14.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (14.04%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
6 6 (10.53%) Scrum
6 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.53%) DevOps
6 6 (10.53%) High Availability
7 5 (8.77%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (8.77%) Database Security
7 5 (8.77%) BPEL
8 4 (7.02%) E-business
8 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.02%) Use Case
8 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.02%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 38 (66.67%) SQL
2 22 (38.60%) PL/SQL
3 14 (24.56%) Shell Script
4 11 (19.30%) T-SQL
5 8 (14.04%) Perl
5 8 (14.04%) Korn
6 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
6 5 (8.77%) C
6 5 (8.77%) VBScript
7 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.75%) AWK
8 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.53%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) OCP
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.75%) RHCE
5 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (49.12%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (3.51%) NFS
2 2 (3.51%) SRDF
3 1 (1.75%) OCFS2
3 1 (1.75%) vSphere
3 1 (1.75%) Samba
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) Xen
3 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 19 (33.33%) Data Guard
2 18 (31.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (12.28%) Puppet
4 6 (10.53%) Vagrant
5 3 (5.26%) Foglight
5 3 (5.26%) NetBackup
5 3 (5.26%) Legato
5 3 (5.26%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.75%) Cobbler
7 1 (1.75%) nmon
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (100.00%) Oracle
2 9 (15.79%) Red Hat
3 6 (10.53%) IBM
4 5 (8.77%) Red Gate
4 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.02%) EMC
6 2 (3.51%) Sybase
7 1 (1.75%) FatWire
7 1 (1.75%) VMware
7 1 (1.75%) Egenera
7 1 (1.75%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.75%) Informatica
7 1 (1.75%) Veritas
7 1 (1.75%) Sun
7 1 (1.75%) HP
7 1 (1.75%) Primavera
7 1 (1.75%) JBoss
7 1 (1.75%) Siebel