The table below looks at the statistics for Oracle RAC skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 545 481 362
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -119
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 81 131 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.25% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 1.61% 2.55% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 73 124
Average daily rate £445 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £340 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £586 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £374
% change year-on-year
- +6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £31.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.45

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

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5022 5132 4851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.76% 9.91% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2976 2790 2420
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 599 555
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Oracle RAC
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Oracle RAC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Oracle RAC
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Oracle RAC within the UK.

Oracle RAC Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Oracle RAC
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle RAC within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Oracle RAC Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Oracle RAC
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Oracle RAC within the UK.

Oracle RAC Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
England -52 72 £450 +5.88% 19
London -16 43 £450 +4.65% 5
South East -2 7 £350 -12.50% 4
City of London +14 6 £425 -10.52% 1
Manchester -13 6 £388 -18.42%
North West -15 6 £388 -18.42%
North East - 6 £475 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £475 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £475 -
Scotland -4 4 £435 +8.75% 1
East Midlands -11 4 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -5 3 - -
Edinburgh -15 3 £435 +8.75% 1
Yorkshire -20 3 £410 +2.50% 3
Kent - 3 £480 -
South West -4 2 £463 +8.82% 2
Surrey -9 2 £350 -30.00%
Nottingham -11 2 - -
Reigate - 2 £344 -
Leeds - 2 £399 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £399 -
Wales - 2 £325 -
Cardiff - 2 £325 -
South Wales - 2 £325 -
Gloucestershire +10 1 £475 +22.58%
Cheltenham +6 1 £475 +22.58%
Warwickshire +2 1 - -
Warwick -3 1 - -
South Yorkshire -7 1 £450 +12.50% 2
Sheffield -11 1 £450 +12.50%

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 219 (100.00%) Oracle
2 181 (82.65%) Oracle Database
3 122 (55.71%) Linux
3 122 (55.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 108 (49.32%) Data Guard
5 78 (35.62%) Finance
6 77 (35.16%) Oracle RMAN
7 71 (32.42%) SQL
7 71 (32.42%) Red Hat
8 66 (30.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 64 (29.22%) SQL Server
10 58 (26.48%) Unix
10 58 (26.48%) Performance Tuning
11 56 (25.57%) Oracle Database 10g
12 51 (23.29%) Windows
12 51 (23.29%) Oracle Database 12c
13 48 (21.92%) Shell Script
14 46 (21.00%) Replication
14 46 (21.00%) Clustering
15 44 (20.09%) Solaris
16 43 (19.63%) Banking
17 41 (18.72%) PL/SQL
18 38 (17.35%) High Availability
19 34 (15.53%) Sybase
20 32 (14.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
20 32 (14.61%) Sybase ASE
21 28 (12.79%) Microsoft
22 27 (12.33%) SAP
22 27 (12.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
23 25 (11.42%) Disaster Recovery

Oracle RAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 25 (11.42%) WebLogic
2 20 (9.13%) Apache
3 16 (7.31%) Oracle Application Server
4 10 (4.57%) WebSphere
5 9 (4.11%) IIS
5 9 (4.11%) JBoss
6 8 (3.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (3.65%) Oracle Spatial
7 7 (3.20%) Oracle 10gAS
7 7 (3.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 7 (3.20%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.20%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (2.74%) Jetty
8 6 (2.74%) nginx
9 5 (2.28%) PowerExchange
10 3 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (1.37%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.91%) Confluence
11 2 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.91%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (0.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.46%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (0.46%) PTC Creo
2 1 (0.46%) Siemens NX
2 1 (0.46%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 17 (7.76%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (7.31%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (6.85%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.83%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.46%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.46%) Endur
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.46%) Primavera
5 1 (0.46%) RMDS
5 1 (0.46%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.20%) PaaS
3 1 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.48%) DNS
2 11 (5.02%) SAN
3 10 (4.57%) HTTP
3 10 (4.57%) TCP/IP
4 9 (4.11%) Firewall
4 9 (4.11%) FTP
4 9 (4.11%) SSL
5 7 (3.20%) DHCP
5 7 (3.20%) Internet
5 7 (3.20%) LDAP
6 6 (2.74%) IPsec
7 5 (2.28%) NAS
8 4 (1.83%) HTTPS
8 4 (1.83%) LAN
8 4 (1.83%) VPN
9 3 (1.37%) Intranet
9 3 (1.37%) SSH
10 2 (0.91%) IPv6
10 2 (0.91%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.91%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (82.65%) Oracle Database
2 122 (55.71%) Oracle Database 11g
3 64 (29.22%) SQL Server
4 56 (25.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 51 (23.29%) Oracle Database 12c
6 32 (14.61%) Sybase ASE
7 23 (10.50%) Oracle Reports
8 17 (7.76%) MySQL
9 15 (6.85%) Oracle Exadata
9 15 (6.85%) Relational Database
10 14 (6.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (5.02%) Oracle BI EE
12 10 (4.57%) RDBMS
13 9 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (3.65%) Oracle ODI
15 7 (3.20%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (2.74%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 9 (4.11%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.65%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.74%) Log4j
4 5 (2.28%) JIRA
4 5 (2.28%) Maven
4 5 (2.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (2.28%) Subversion
5 3 (1.37%) Selenium
5 3 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.91%) Toad
6 2 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.46%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
General
1 78 (35.62%) Finance
2 43 (19.63%) Banking
3 4 (1.83%) Investment Banking
3 4 (1.83%) Retail
3 4 (1.83%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.46%) Advertising
4 1 (0.46%) Back Office
4 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.46%) Front Office
4 1 (0.46%) Games
4 1 (0.46%) Legal
4 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.46%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 144 (65.75%) DBA
2 132 (60.27%) Oracle DBA
3 46 (21.00%) Administrator
4 32 (14.61%) Sybase DBA
5 26 (11.87%) Architect
6 15 (6.85%) SQL DBA
7 11 (5.02%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 11 (5.02%) Systems Administrator
8 10 (4.57%) Developer
8 10 (4.57%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (4.57%) Senior DBA
9 9 (4.11%) Oracle Architect
9 9 (4.11%) Oracle Production DBA
9 9 (4.11%) Production DBA
9 9 (4.11%) Unix Administrator
10 8 (3.65%) Linux Support
10 8 (3.65%) Senior Oracle DBA
10 8 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.65%) Sybase Production DBA
10 8 (3.65%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 19 (8.68%) J2EE
3 18 (8.22%) Middleware
4 9 (4.11%) .NET
5 8 (3.65%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (2.74%) Apache Camel
6 6 (2.74%) OSGi
6 6 (2.74%) Servlets
7 5 (2.28%) Web Services
8 3 (1.37%) EJB
8 3 (1.37%) Oracle ADF
8 3 (1.37%) Oracle Streams
8 3 (1.37%) POSIX
8 3 (1.37%) TopLink
9 2 (0.91%) WAP
9 2 (0.91%) XML
9 2 (0.91%) XSLT
10 1 (0.46%) HTML
10 1 (0.46%) XML Schema
10 1 (0.46%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 46 (21.00%) Clustering
1 46 (21.00%) Replication
2 17 (7.76%) Client/Server
3 9 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.28%) Reference Data
6 4 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.37%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.37%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.91%) CMDB
8 2 (0.91%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.91%) HACMP
8 2 (0.91%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.91%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.91%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.46%) Derivative
9 1 (0.46%) Equities
9 1 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.46%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 122 (55.71%) Linux
2 66 (30.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 58 (26.48%) Unix
4 51 (23.29%) Windows
5 44 (20.09%) Solaris
6 15 (6.85%) AIX
7 10 (4.57%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.83%) SUSE
9 4 (1.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.46%) CatOS
11 1 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.46%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (26.48%) Performance Tuning
2 38 (17.35%) High Availability
3 25 (11.42%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (11.42%) ITIL
4 23 (10.50%) Change Management
5 19 (8.68%) Capacity Management
5 19 (8.68%) Incident Management
6 18 (8.22%) Patch Management
6 18 (8.22%) Service Management
7 16 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (6.39%) SOA
9 13 (5.94%) Database Tuning
9 13 (5.94%) Line Management
10 12 (5.48%) ETL
10 12 (5.48%) Load Balancing
10 12 (5.48%) Migration
11 10 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (4.57%) Configuration Management
12 8 (3.65%) Change Control
12 8 (3.65%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 71 (32.42%) SQL
2 48 (21.92%) Shell Script
3 41 (18.72%) PL/SQL
4 18 (8.22%) Java
5 14 (6.39%) Perl
6 11 (5.02%) Bash Shell
7 8 (3.65%) Korn
7 8 (3.65%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.74%) Bourne shell
9 4 (1.83%) Python
9 4 (1.83%) Ruby
10 2 (0.91%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.46%) Ada
11 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.46%) Lisp
11 1 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (5.48%) Degree
2 8 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.20%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (2.28%) OCP
5 3 (1.37%) OCA
6 2 (0.91%) MBA
7 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.94%) QA
2 2 (0.91%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.57%) Oracle Clusterware
3 7 (3.20%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.20%) Xen
4 3 (1.37%) NFS
4 3 (1.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.91%) GPFS
5 2 (0.91%) Veritas File System
5 2 (0.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.46%) Firmware
6 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.46%) KVM
6 1 (0.46%) SRDF
6 1 (0.46%) vCloud
6 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.46%) vSphere
6 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 108 (49.32%) Data Guard
2 77 (35.16%) Oracle RMAN
3 32 (14.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (4.11%) Puppet
5 7 (3.20%) Oracle ZFS
6 5 (2.28%) Oracle Flashback
6 5 (2.28%) yum
7 2 (0.91%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.91%) SCOM
7 2 (0.91%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.46%) Control-M
8 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.46%) OpenView
8 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.46%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 219 (100.00%) Oracle
2 71 (32.42%) Red Hat
3 34 (15.53%) Sybase
4 28 (12.79%) Microsoft
5 27 (12.33%) SAP
6 23 (10.50%) VMware
7 15 (6.85%) Veritas
8 13 (5.94%) Informatica
9 8 (3.65%) IBM
10 7 (3.20%) HP
10 7 (3.20%) Siebel
11 6 (2.74%) Axway
11 6 (2.74%) Genesys
11 6 (2.74%) Sun
12 4 (1.83%) ATG
12 4 (1.83%) Pega
13 3 (1.37%) Citrix
13 3 (1.37%) NetApp
13 3 (1.37%) Software AG
13 3 (1.37%) webMethods
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £199 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago