The table below looks at the statistics for Oracle RAC skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Rank 142 138 121
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 2 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.067% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 0.60% 3.62% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Average daily rate £463 £425 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £375 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £443 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £374
% change year-on-year
- +6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.45
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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
335 304 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.25% 9.43% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 141 96
Average daily rate £333 £375 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% +37.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £160 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 49 40
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £21.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Oracle RAC
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Oracle RAC Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Oracle RAC
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Oracle RAC Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Oracle RAC
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Oracle RAC Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Oracle RAC
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Gloucestershire +10 1 £475 +22.58%
Wiltshire - 1 £450 - 2
Oracle RAC
England

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Data Guard
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database
3 4 (50.00%) Unix
4 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Solaris
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle Clusterware
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (25.00%) NAS
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Streams
5 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (25.00%) MySQL
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) Middleware
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) Intel
6 1 (12.50%) SAN
6 1 (12.50%) W3C
6 1 (12.50%) Firmware

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 1 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) OLTP
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (12.50%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Mercurial
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) DBA
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Streams
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) XML Schema
2 1 (12.50%) XSD
2 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
2 1 (12.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) BPEL
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
2 1 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) OOD
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 1 (12.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Clusterware
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Data Guard
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Intel