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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Rank 425 352 319
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -33
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 147 212 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.43% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 3.05% 4.52% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 105 125
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£425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £257 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £577 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 11
Average hourly rate - £30.90 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.45 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -30.70%

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
4817 4688 4329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.61% 9.60% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2632 2379 2012
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 558 537 768
Average hourly rate £16.41 £16.00 £18.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -14.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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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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 -69 138 £425 +8.97% 25
London -15 68 £440 +5.38% 13
South East -12 37 £428 +3.95% 5
Hampshire -2 32 £430 +14.66% 5
City of London +9 30 £475 +4.10% 8
South West -14 11 £425 +4.29%
Havant -2 6 £431 -7.60%
West Midlands -3 5 £400 +3.22%
Manchester -11 5 £438 +75.00% 3
Southampton -11 5 £355 +14.51% 1
North West -13 5 £438 +75.00% 3
East of England +2 4 - - 2
Edinburgh -4 4 £400 -3.03%
Scotland -8 4 £400 -3.03% 1
Surrey -2 3 £500 -
Birmingham -5 3 £425 +15.64%
Yorkshire -23 3 £425 +2.10% 1
Staines - 3 £500 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £388 -
East Midlands +16 1 £425 - 1
Reading +8 1 £248 -
North Yorkshire +1 1 - -
Berkshire -2 1 £248 -11.60%
Sheffield -3 1 £400 -11.11%
South Yorkshire -3 1 £400 -11.11%
Nottinghamshire -5 1 £425 - 1
Nottingham -6 1 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire -12 1 £450 +20.17% 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

1 318 (100.00%) Oracle
2 218 (68.55%) Oracle Database
3 150 (47.17%) Linux
4 145 (45.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 135 (42.45%) SQL
6 118 (37.11%) Oracle RMAN
7 116 (36.48%) Data Guard
8 102 (32.08%) WebLogic
9 101 (31.76%) Finance
10 90 (28.30%) UNIX
11 83 (26.10%) SOA
12 80 (25.16%) Oracle Database 10g
13 78 (24.53%) Performance Tuning
14 69 (21.70%) PL/SQL
15 67 (21.07%) Middleware
16 64 (20.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 61 (19.18%) SQL Server
18 57 (17.92%) Oracle EBS
18 57 (17.92%) Security Cleared
19 54 (16.98%) Oracle Exadata
20 49 (15.41%) Banking
21 47 (14.78%) Shell Script
21 47 (14.78%) Solaris
22 46 (14.47%) VMware
22 46 (14.47%) Replication
22 46 (14.47%) High Availability
23 44 (13.84%) Windows
24 43 (13.52%) Oracle Database 12c
25 41 (12.89%) SC Cleared
26 40 (12.58%) Oracle Fusion

Oracle RAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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
1 102 (32.08%) WebLogic
2 35 (11.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 23 (7.23%) WebSphere
4 20 (6.29%) Oracle Application Server
5 18 (5.66%) Oracle Service Bus
6 15 (4.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 14 (4.40%) Apache
8 11 (3.46%) WebLogic Portal
9 10 (3.14%) NetWeaver
9 10 (3.14%) Oracle 9iAS
9 10 (3.14%) Tomcat
10 9 (2.83%) Oracle Coherence
11 7 (2.20%) Oracle 10gAS
11 7 (2.20%) IIS
12 6 (1.89%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.94%) AquaLogic
13 3 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 9 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.63%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 57 (17.92%) Oracle EBS
2 38 (11.95%) Oracle Applications
3 37 (11.64%) Oracle EBS R12
4 17 (5.35%) Documaker
5 13 (4.09%) Oracle BPM
6 12 (3.77%) Oracle 11i
7 6 (1.89%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (1.26%) Oracle FAH
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.31%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.03%) Amazon EC2
1 16 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.63%) IaaS
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.63%) SaaS
2 2 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.49%) SAN
2 20 (6.29%) WAN
3 17 (5.35%) HTTP
4 16 (5.03%) SSL
5 15 (4.72%) HTTPS
6 14 (4.40%) LAN
7 8 (2.52%) Internet
7 8 (2.52%) NAS
8 6 (1.89%) DHCP
8 6 (1.89%) DNS
9 5 (1.57%) LDAP
9 5 (1.57%) Firewall
10 4 (1.26%) iSCSI
10 4 (1.26%) Multicast
10 4 (1.26%) FCoE
10 4 (1.26%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (0.94%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.94%) TCP/IP
12 2 (0.63%) VPN
12 2 (0.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (68.55%) Oracle Database
2 145 (45.60%) Oracle Database 11g
3 80 (25.16%) Oracle Database 10g
4 61 (19.18%) SQL Server
5 54 (16.98%) Oracle Exadata
6 43 (13.52%) Oracle Database 12c
7 34 (10.69%) Oracle BI EE
8 32 (10.06%) Oracle Reports
8 32 (10.06%) Relational Database
9 26 (8.18%) RDBMS
10 22 (6.92%) Oracle ODI
11 19 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (5.97%) Oracle9i Database
12 18 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (5.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (5.35%) SQLPlus
14 15 (4.72%) Hadoop
15 12 (3.77%) Oracle Discoverer
15 12 (3.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (6.92%) JIRA
2 18 (5.66%) Subversion
3 14 (4.40%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.46%) Toad
5 7 (2.20%) Oracle APEX
6 6 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (1.57%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.57%) Ant
7 5 (1.57%) JUnit
8 4 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (1.26%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.63%) ERwin
10 1 (0.31%) Maven
10 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.31%) PowerDesigner
10 1 (0.31%) ClearCase
General
1 101 (31.76%) Finance
2 49 (15.41%) Banking
3 17 (5.35%) Billing
4 11 (3.46%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.14%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.94%) Retail
9 2 (0.63%) Games
9 2 (0.63%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Publishing
10 1 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 168 (52.83%) DBA
2 159 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
3 57 (17.92%) Architect
4 38 (11.95%) Administrator
5 35 (11.01%) Infrastructure Architect
6 25 (7.86%) Developer
7 19 (5.97%) Consultant
8 17 (5.35%) SQL DBA
8 17 (5.35%) Oracle Applications DBA
9 15 (4.72%) Oracle Consultant
10 12 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (3.77%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.46%) Java Developer
12 10 (3.14%) Oracle Developer
13 9 (2.83%) Cloud Engineer
13 9 (2.83%) Senior Cloud Engineer
13 9 (2.83%) Oracle Architect
13 9 (2.83%) Data Architect
13 9 (2.83%) Senior Oracle DBA
13 9 (2.83%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (21.07%) Middleware
2 40 (12.58%) Oracle Fusion
3 22 (6.92%) WebCenter
4 17 (5.35%) Web Services
5 16 (5.03%) JMS
5 16 (5.03%) WebSphere MQ
6 15 (4.72%) JDBC
7 11 (3.46%) XML
8 9 (2.83%) HTML
9 8 (2.52%) Java EE
10 7 (2.20%) .NET
10 7 (2.20%) XSLT
11 6 (1.89%) Hibernate
12 5 (1.57%) Spring
12 5 (1.57%) Spring MVC
12 5 (1.57%) JSP
13 4 (1.26%) Rendezvous
14 3 (0.94%) Application Packaging
14 3 (0.94%) JPA
14 3 (0.94%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 46 (14.47%) Replication
2 39 (12.26%) Clustering
3 35 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.09%) Statistics
5 10 (3.14%) Hedge funds
6 9 (2.83%) HACMP
7 8 (2.52%) Visualisation
8 7 (2.20%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.57%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.26%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.26%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.26%) Open Source
11 3 (0.94%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.94%) Data Extraction
11 3 (0.94%) W3C
11 3 (0.94%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.63%) AS400
12 2 (0.63%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.63%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 150 (47.17%) Linux
2 90 (28.30%) UNIX
3 47 (14.78%) Solaris
4 44 (13.84%) Windows
5 31 (9.75%) Oracle Linux
6 30 (9.43%) AIX
7 28 (8.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (5.03%) HPUX
9 9 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.94%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.94%) SUSE
12 2 (0.63%) zOS
12 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (26.10%) SOA
2 78 (24.53%) Performance Tuning
3 46 (14.47%) High Availability
4 37 (11.64%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (11.01%) Migration
6 33 (10.38%) Configuration Management
7 32 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (5.66%) BPEL
10 17 (5.35%) Analytics
10 17 (5.35%) Revenue Management
10 17 (5.35%) Scrum
11 16 (5.03%) Test Automation
12 15 (4.72%) DevOps
13 14 (4.40%) ITIL
13 14 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (4.09%) Database Security
14 13 (4.09%) ETL
14 13 (4.09%) Benchmarking
15 12 (3.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 135 (42.45%) SQL
2 69 (21.70%) PL/SQL
3 47 (14.78%) Shell Script
4 37 (11.64%) Java
5 35 (11.01%) Bash Shell
6 28 (8.81%) Python
7 25 (7.86%) Perl
8 16 (5.03%) Ruby
9 15 (4.72%) Korn
10 10 (3.14%) Jython
10 10 (3.14%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 7 (2.20%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.20%) C
12 5 (1.57%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.57%) VBScript
13 4 (1.26%) VB
13 4 (1.26%) ABAP
13 4 (1.26%) R
14 3 (0.94%) XPath
14 3 (0.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 57 (17.92%) Security Cleared
2 41 (12.89%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.92%) Oracle Certification
4 12 (3.77%) OCP
4 12 (3.77%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.57%) Degree
6 2 (0.63%) PMP
6 2 (0.63%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.31%) MCITP
7 1 (0.31%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.31%) EMC Certification
7 1 (0.31%) OCA
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.29%) SLA
1 20 (6.29%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.52%) QA
3 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) COBIT
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 118 (37.11%) Oracle RMAN
2 39 (12.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.29%) VMware ESX
4 12 (3.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 10 (3.14%) vCloud
6 8 (2.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (2.52%) Apache Flume
7 7 (2.20%) KVM
7 7 (2.20%) Hyper-V
7 7 (2.20%) NFS
8 6 (1.89%) HDFS
8 6 (1.89%) PowerHA
9 5 (1.57%) Xen
10 4 (1.26%) SRDF
11 3 (0.94%) RHEV
12 1 (0.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.31%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 116 (36.48%) Data Guard
2 64 (20.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 30 (9.43%) Puppet
4 14 (4.40%) SELinux
4 14 (4.40%) Vagrant
5 13 (4.09%) Oracle Identity Management
6 8 (2.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 8 (2.52%) Oozie
6 8 (2.52%) Ambari
7 4 (1.26%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.26%) Nagios
8 3 (0.94%) OpenView
8 3 (0.94%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.63%) HP UCMDB
10 1 (0.31%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 318 (100.00%) Oracle
2 46 (14.47%) VMware
3 40 (12.58%) IBM
3 40 (12.58%) Red Hat
4 27 (8.49%) Microsoft
5 22 (6.92%) Remedy
6 16 (5.03%) HP
6 16 (5.03%) Sybase
7 13 (4.09%) EMC
8 11 (3.46%) SAP
8 11 (3.46%) Business Objects
8 11 (3.46%) NetApp
8 11 (3.46%) Teradata
9 10 (3.14%) Veritas
9 10 (3.14%) Cisco
9 10 (3.14%) Siebel
9 10 (3.14%) Netezza
10 9 (2.83%) Intel
11 8 (2.52%) Hortonworks
12 7 (2.20%) MapR
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