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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Rank 135 101 121
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +20
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 10 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.61% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 2.99% 6.76% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 8
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£380 £425 £417
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +1.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £29.50 -
% change year-on-year
+86.44% -
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
334 207 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.09% 9.01% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 115 133
Average daily rate £325 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 37 38
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.95 £27.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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 1 October 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
Dorset +1 4 £428 -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Oracle RAC
England

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 17 (100.00%) Oracle
2 16 (94.12%) Oracle Database
3 10 (58.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (47.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (35.29%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) Java
5 6 (35.29%) Data Guard
5 6 (35.29%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (29.41%) Cryptography
6 5 (29.41%) BPEL
6 5 (29.41%) Spring
6 5 (29.41%) MVC
6 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
6 5 (29.41%) Web Application Development
6 5 (29.41%) Spring MVC
6 5 (29.41%) Java EE
6 5 (29.41%) System Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Ant
6 5 (29.41%) JUnit
6 5 (29.41%) JSP
6 5 (29.41%) Linux
6 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
6 5 (29.41%) Apache
6 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
6 5 (29.41%) Middleware
6 5 (29.41%) SAN
6 5 (29.41%) Eclipse
7 4 (23.53%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 5 (29.41%) Apache
1 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle 10gAS
2 3 (17.65%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) LDAP
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (94.12%) Oracle Database
2 10 (58.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (5.88%) TKPROF
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (5.88%) MySQL
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
6 1 (5.88%) OLTP
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Ant
1 5 (29.41%) JUnit
1 5 (29.41%) Eclipse
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
3 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) DBA
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle DBA
3 5 (29.41%) Java Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Lead Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Linux Support
6 1 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Database Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Spring
1 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
1 5 (29.41%) Spring MVC
1 5 (29.41%) Java EE
1 5 (29.41%) JSP
1 5 (29.41%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (5.88%) JPA
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) XSD
3 1 (5.88%) XSLT
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Cryptography
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Solaris
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) AIX
3 1 (5.88%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (29.41%) BPEL
1 5 (29.41%) MVC
1 5 (29.41%) Web Application Development
1 5 (29.41%) System Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (23.53%) Scrum
3 3 (17.65%) ETL
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) SOA
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) High Availability
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
3 4 (23.53%) Perl
3 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.88%) XPath
4 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) OCP
2 1 (5.88%) OCA
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (5.88%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (5.88%) Samba
2 1 (5.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (35.29%) Data Guard
3 1 (5.88%) nmon
3 1 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) Siebel
2 3 (17.65%) Hyperion
3 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.76%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) JBoss
4 1 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Sun