The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Rank 378 344 392
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +48
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 215 242 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.48% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 4.24% 4.88% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 145 108
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £550 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £405 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -27.27%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5069 4964 4729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.62% 9.90% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2754 2468 2234
Average daily rate £325 £346 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.13% +2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 636 653
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%

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 July 2014.

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 July 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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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 -24 200 £450 +5.88% 40
London +64 148 £475 - 24
City of London +38 44 £475 -5.00% 11
South East -52 22 £450 +2.85% 8
Hampshire -16 15 £443 +13.46% 2
Scotland -14 9 £338 -15.62% 3
Yorkshire -13 8 £415 +10.66% 1
South West -44 8 £450 +5.88% 3
West Yorkshire -3 7 £415 -5.68% 1
Edinburgh -12 7 £325 -27.77% 3
Havant -1 5 £450 +5.88%
East of England -10 5 £295 -15.71% 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £295 -
Southampton - 4 £330 -
Berkshire -8 3 £498 +19.87% 2
West Midlands -15 3 £425 +41.66%
Tyne and Wear - 3 £280 - 2
North East - 3 £280 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £280 - 2
Bradford -1 2 £380 -13.63%
East Midlands -2 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Camberley +13 1 £425 - 1
Docklands, London +4 1 - -
Surrey +3 1 £425 - 1
Leeds +1 1 - - 1
Reading -1 1 - - 2
Manchester -8 1 - - 1
Swindon -12 1 £425 - 1
North West -19 1 - - 1

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

1 491 (100.00%) Oracle
2 370 (75.36%) Oracle Database
3 275 (56.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 239 (48.68%) Data Guard
5 232 (47.25%) Linux
6 213 (43.38%) SQL
7 189 (38.49%) UNIX
8 182 (37.07%) Oracle Database 10g
9 160 (32.59%) Oracle RMAN
10 148 (30.14%) Finance
11 140 (28.51%) Performance Tuning
12 125 (25.46%) PL/SQL
13 114 (23.22%) WebLogic
14 113 (23.01%) SQL Server
15 102 (20.77%) Windows
16 96 (19.55%) Solaris
17 93 (18.94%) Red Hat
18 89 (18.13%) SOA
19 83 (16.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 80 (16.29%) Clustering
21 78 (15.89%) Shell Script
22 75 (15.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
23 73 (14.87%) SAN
24 68 (13.85%) Oracle Database 12c
24 68 (13.85%) Relational Database
25 67 (13.65%) RDBMS
26 66 (13.44%) Replication
27 64 (13.03%) Middleware
28 61 (12.42%) ITIL
29 60 (12.22%) VMware

Oracle RAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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
1 114 (23.22%) WebLogic
2 35 (7.13%) WebSphere
3 24 (4.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 20 (4.07%) Oracle Application Server
5 18 (3.67%) Apache
6 15 (3.05%) Oracle Service Bus
7 13 (2.65%) Tomcat
7 13 (2.65%) IIS
8 11 (2.24%) MS Exchange
8 11 (2.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 11 (2.24%) WebLogic Portal
9 9 (1.83%) SharePoint
10 8 (1.63%) Oracle Spatial
11 6 (1.22%) Oracle 10gAS
11 6 (1.22%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (1.02%) Confluence
12 5 (1.02%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
14 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.20%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 4 (0.81%) MS Excel
1 4 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 60 (12.22%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (6.31%) Oracle Applications
3 22 (4.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 18 (3.67%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (2.44%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (1.43%) Documaker
7 6 (1.22%) Oracle FAH
8 5 (1.02%) RMDS
9 4 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.20%) ION MarketView
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
11 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.20%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (5.30%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.61%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 73 (14.87%) SAN
2 29 (5.91%) Firewall
3 21 (4.28%) NAS
4 20 (4.07%) LAN
4 20 (4.07%) WAN
5 17 (3.46%) HTTP
6 15 (3.05%) LDAP
7 14 (2.85%) DHCP
8 13 (2.65%) DNS
9 12 (2.44%) VPN
10 7 (1.43%) NetScaler
11 6 (1.22%) HTTPS
11 6 (1.22%) Internet
12 5 (1.02%) FTP
12 5 (1.02%) Multicast
12 5 (1.02%) FCoE
12 5 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (0.81%) TCP/IP
13 4 (0.81%) SSL
13 4 (0.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 370 (75.36%) Oracle Database
2 275 (56.01%) Oracle Database 11g
3 182 (37.07%) Oracle Database 10g
4 113 (23.01%) SQL Server
5 68 (13.85%) Oracle Database 12c
5 68 (13.85%) Relational Database
6 67 (13.65%) RDBMS
7 52 (10.59%) Oracle Exadata
8 47 (9.57%) Data Warehouse
9 39 (7.94%) SQL Server 2008
10 37 (7.54%) Oracle9i Database
11 30 (6.11%) Oracle Reports
12 29 (5.91%) Oracle ODI
12 29 (5.91%) Oracle BI EE
13 24 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 23 (4.68%) SQLPlus
15 22 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 22 (4.48%) MySQL
16 20 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
17 19 (3.87%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 31 (6.31%) JIRA
2 15 (3.05%) Toad
3 9 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (1.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
6 6 (1.22%) ProC
7 5 (1.02%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.02%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.41%) Subversion
9 2 (0.41%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.20%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 148 (30.14%) Finance
2 51 (10.39%) Banking
3 27 (5.50%) Financial Institution
4 21 (4.28%) Retail
5 16 (3.26%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.65%) Billing
7 7 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.22%) Front Office
8 6 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.81%) Back Office
9 4 (0.81%) Marketing
10 2 (0.41%) French Language
10 2 (0.41%) International Banking
10 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.41%) Advertising
10 2 (0.41%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) Military
11 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Legal
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 314 (63.95%) DBA
2 288 (58.66%) Oracle DBA
3 54 (11.00%) Architect
4 53 (10.79%) Administrator
5 34 (6.92%) Senior DBA
6 32 (6.52%) Senior Oracle DBA
7 31 (6.31%) SQL DBA
8 25 (5.09%) Linux Engineer
9 23 (4.68%) SQL Server DBA
10 21 (4.28%) Oracle Applications DBA
10 21 (4.28%) Consultant
11 17 (3.46%) Data Architect
11 17 (3.46%) Oracle Consultant
12 16 (3.26%) Infrastructure Architect
12 16 (3.26%) UNIX Engineer
12 16 (3.26%) Oracle Architect
13 15 (3.05%) Developer
14 14 (2.85%) Systems Engineer
15 13 (2.65%) Support Engineer
15 13 (2.65%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (13.03%) Middleware
2 33 (6.72%) Oracle Fusion
3 25 (5.09%) WebSphere MQ
4 21 (4.28%) XML
5 17 (3.46%) Web Services
6 16 (3.26%) WebCenter
7 12 (2.44%) HTML
8 11 (2.24%) JMS
9 8 (1.63%) JDBC
10 7 (1.43%) XSLT
11 6 (1.22%) .NET
12 5 (1.02%) Rendezvous
12 5 (1.02%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (1.02%) jBPM
12 5 (1.02%) Oracle Streams
13 4 (0.81%) MapReduce
14 3 (0.61%) Django
14 3 (0.61%) CSS
15 2 (0.41%) XSD
15 2 (0.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 80 (16.29%) Clustering
2 66 (13.44%) Replication
3 19 (3.87%) Hedge funds
4 11 (2.24%) Fat Client
4 11 (2.24%) Thin Client
5 9 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.63%) Open Source
7 7 (1.43%) Mobile Payment
7 7 (1.43%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.02%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.02%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.02%) Statistics
10 4 (0.81%) Firmware
10 4 (0.81%) HACMP
10 4 (0.81%) Wiki
10 4 (0.81%) LPAR
11 3 (0.61%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 232 (47.25%) Linux
2 189 (38.49%) UNIX
3 102 (20.77%) Windows
4 96 (19.55%) Solaris
5 83 (16.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 53 (10.79%) AIX
7 32 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (5.09%) HPUX
8 25 (5.09%) SELinux
9 21 (4.28%) Oracle Linux
10 17 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (2.04%) SUSE
13 5 (1.02%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.81%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.61%) Fedora
15 3 (0.61%) CentOS
16 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.20%) zOS
16 1 (0.20%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (28.51%) Performance Tuning
2 89 (18.13%) SOA
3 61 (12.42%) ITIL
4 48 (9.78%) Migration
5 47 (9.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 39 (7.94%) Configuration Management
6 39 (7.94%) High Availability
7 38 (7.74%) Capacity Planning
8 32 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (4.89%) Data Modelling
9 24 (4.89%) Performance Analysis
10 22 (4.48%) Change Management
11 21 (4.28%) Change Control
12 20 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
12 20 (4.07%) Performance Monitoring
13 19 (3.87%) DevOps
13 19 (3.87%) Data Architecture
13 19 (3.87%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (3.67%) Service Management
14 18 (3.67%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 213 (43.38%) SQL
2 125 (25.46%) PL/SQL
3 78 (15.89%) Shell Script
4 54 (11.00%) Bash Shell
5 52 (10.59%) Perl
6 45 (9.16%) Python
7 35 (7.13%) Java
8 28 (5.70%) Ruby
9 25 (5.09%) T-SQL
10 19 (3.87%) PowerShell
11 15 (3.05%) C
12 13 (2.65%) Korn
13 10 (2.04%) Bourne shell
14 7 (1.43%) Jython
14 7 (1.43%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 6 (1.22%) PHP
16 5 (1.02%) AWK
17 4 (0.81%) sed
17 4 (0.81%) C#
17 4 (0.81%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 40 (8.15%) Security Cleared
2 25 (5.09%) SC Cleared
2 25 (5.09%) Oracle Certification
3 21 (4.28%) OCP
3 21 (4.28%) Degree
4 10 (2.04%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.22%) RHCE
6 5 (1.02%) MCITP
7 4 (0.81%) OCA
7 4 (0.81%) MCSA
8 1 (0.20%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.20%) ISEB
8 1 (0.20%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.20%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.46%) SLA
2 9 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.61%) QA
5 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 160 (32.59%) Oracle RMAN
2 46 (9.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (5.91%) VMware ESX
4 13 (2.65%) KVM
5 12 (2.44%) vCloud
6 10 (2.04%) SRDF
7 9 (1.83%) Xen
7 9 (1.83%) NFS
7 9 (1.83%) Active Directory
8 6 (1.22%) Hyper-V
8 6 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (1.22%) RHEV
9 5 (1.02%) vSphere
10 3 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.61%) XenApp
10 3 (0.61%) XenServer
10 3 (0.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.41%) Samba
11 2 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.20%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 239 (48.68%) Data Guard
2 75 (15.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 44 (8.96%) Puppet
4 16 (3.26%) BMC PATROL
5 13 (2.65%) Tivoli
5 13 (2.65%) NetBackup
6 10 (2.04%) Oracle Identity Management
7 9 (1.83%) YUM
8 8 (1.63%) EMC NetWorker
8 8 (1.63%) Oracle Statspack
8 8 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (1.43%) HP Data Protector
9 7 (1.43%) Legato
9 7 (1.43%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.22%) SCOM
10 6 (1.22%) Nagios
11 5 (1.02%) Control-M
12 4 (0.81%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 491 (100.00%) Oracle
2 93 (18.94%) Red Hat
3 60 (12.22%) VMware
4 57 (11.61%) IBM
5 39 (7.94%) HP
6 37 (7.54%) Microsoft
7 31 (6.31%) EMC
7 31 (6.31%) Remedy
8 29 (5.91%) Veritas
9 24 (4.89%) Sybase
10 23 (4.68%) NetApp
11 21 (4.28%) Citrix
12 17 (3.46%) Siebel
13 16 (3.26%) Informatica
14 15 (3.05%) BMC
15 13 (2.65%) SAP
16 8 (1.63%) Sun
17 7 (1.43%) Business Objects
17 7 (1.43%) Open Text
17 7 (1.43%) Brocade
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Rate: 450
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per day
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Rate: £340 - £350 per day
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