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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Rank 341 364 418
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +54
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 259 180 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.38% 0.27%
As % of the System Software category 5.03% 4.10% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 87 79
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £324 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £504 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 5
Average hourly rate £52.50 £35.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £55.00
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5150 4391 4706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.43% 9.21% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2113 2299
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.07% -0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 617 578
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.93 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

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 24 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle RAC within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Oracle RAC Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +5 232 £413 -6.25% 13
London +37 110 £450 -0.27% 7
South East -25 38 £450 - 4
City of London +12 29 £429 +2.50% 1
Hampshire +18 25 £440 +14.28% 1
Yorkshire +5 24 £375 - 1
North West -18 15 £275 -25.57%
Tyne and Wear - 15 £263 -
North East - 15 £263 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £263 -
West Midlands -10 13 £458 +40.76%
South West -22 12 £450 -
West Yorkshire -3 11 £388 - 1
South Yorkshire - 11 £375 -
Scotland -1 10 £325 - 1
Sheffield - 9 £375 -
Aberdeen - 6 £338 -
Cambridgeshire -8 5 £438 -
Kent -10 5 £475 -
Leeds -11 5 £374 - 1
East of England -21 5 £438 +34.61% 1
Bradford - 5 £403 -
Dorset +2 4 £350 -
Berkshire -15 4 £325 -35.00% 3
Telford +2 3 £490 -
Shropshire -2 3 £490 +50.76%
Manchester -22 3 £250 -32.34%
Southampton - 3 - -
North Yorkshire -7 2 £360 -
Surrey -15 2 £450 +25.87%

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 467 (100.00%) Oracle
2 379 (81.16%) Oracle Database
3 279 (59.74%) Oracle Database 11g
4 249 (53.32%) Data Guard
5 220 (47.11%) Linux
6 211 (45.18%) SQL
7 189 (40.47%) Oracle Database 10g
8 179 (38.33%) UNIX
9 167 (35.76%) Oracle RMAN
10 136 (29.12%) Performance Tuning
11 124 (26.55%) Windows
12 122 (26.12%) PL/SQL
13 118 (25.27%) Solaris
14 108 (23.13%) Finance
15 97 (20.77%) WebLogic
16 91 (19.49%) SQL Server
17 88 (18.84%) Shell Script
18 80 (17.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 79 (16.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
20 76 (16.27%) Red Hat
21 75 (16.06%) SAN
22 74 (15.85%) ITIL
23 58 (12.42%) Capacity Planning
24 55 (11.78%) Replication
25 54 (11.56%) Disaster Recovery
26 52 (11.13%) Clustering
27 51 (10.92%) Middleware
28 50 (10.71%) VMware
28 50 (10.71%) SOA
29 49 (10.49%) EMC

Oracle RAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 97 (20.77%) WebLogic
2 36 (7.71%) Oracle Application Server
3 27 (5.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 20 (4.28%) Oracle Spatial
5 18 (3.85%) IIS
5 18 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
6 15 (3.21%) MS Exchange
7 14 (3.00%) Apache
7 14 (3.00%) WebSphere
8 13 (2.78%) SharePoint
9 12 (2.57%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.93%) Oracle Coherence
11 8 (1.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 8 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (1.50%) Oracle 10gAS
13 4 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
13 4 (0.86%) Confluence
14 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.21%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (1.07%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 45 (9.64%) Oracle EBS
2 42 (8.99%) Oracle Applications
3 31 (6.64%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (2.36%) Oracle 11i
5 9 (1.93%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (1.71%) RMDS
7 4 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle FAH
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.21%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.64%) SaaS
3 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 75 (16.06%) SAN
2 30 (6.42%) Firewall
3 22 (4.71%) NAS
4 20 (4.28%) LAN
4 20 (4.28%) WAN
5 17 (3.64%) DNS
6 16 (3.43%) DHCP
7 10 (2.14%) FTP
7 10 (2.14%) HTTP
8 8 (1.71%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.71%) VPN
8 8 (1.71%) FCoE
8 8 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (1.71%) LDAP
8 8 (1.71%) Multicast
9 6 (1.28%) SSL
10 4 (0.86%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.86%) VLAN
11 3 (0.64%) Internet
11 3 (0.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 379 (81.16%) Oracle Database
2 279 (59.74%) Oracle Database 11g
3 189 (40.47%) Oracle Database 10g
4 91 (19.49%) SQL Server
5 45 (9.64%) RDBMS
5 45 (9.64%) Relational Database
6 41 (8.78%) Oracle Database 12c
7 31 (6.64%) Oracle Exadata
8 29 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 29 (6.21%) Oracle9i Database
9 25 (5.35%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (5.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (5.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (4.50%) Oracle Reports
12 20 (4.28%) SQLPlus
13 18 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (3.64%) Oracle OWB
15 16 (3.43%) Oracle BI EE
15 16 (3.43%) Oracle ODI
16 14 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (4.07%) Toad
2 6 (1.28%) ProC
2 6 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.86%) JIRA
4 4 (0.86%) Ant
5 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.64%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.64%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.64%) JConsole
6 1 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 108 (23.13%) Finance
2 39 (8.35%) Banking
3 12 (2.57%) Retail
4 9 (1.93%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.71%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.07%) Back Office
7 5 (1.07%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.64%) Billing
10 2 (0.43%) Marketing
10 2 (0.43%) Front Office
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) Military
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
11 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.21%) French Language
11 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 328 (70.24%) DBA
2 314 (67.24%) Oracle DBA
3 52 (11.13%) Administrator
4 47 (10.06%) Architect
5 39 (8.35%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 39 (8.35%) Senior DBA
6 36 (7.71%) SQL DBA
7 28 (6.00%) SQL Server DBA
8 24 (5.14%) Infrastructure Architect
9 23 (4.93%) Oracle Applications DBA
10 20 (4.28%) Consultant
11 17 (3.64%) Oracle Consultant
12 14 (3.00%) UNIX Administrator
13 13 (2.78%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 13 (2.78%) UNIX Engineer
13 13 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
14 12 (2.57%) Support Engineer
15 11 (2.36%) Senior Systems Administrator
15 11 (2.36%) Senior UNIX Administrator
15 11 (2.36%) Senior UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (10.92%) Middleware
2 34 (7.28%) Oracle Fusion
3 16 (3.43%) XML
4 12 (2.57%) Web Services
5 10 (2.14%) HTML
6 9 (1.93%) .NET
7 8 (1.71%) XSLT
7 8 (1.71%) Rendezvous
7 8 (1.71%) WebCenter
8 5 (1.07%) JMS
9 4 (0.86%) Oracle Streams
9 4 (0.86%) J2EE
10 3 (0.64%) POSIX
10 3 (0.64%) JRockit
11 2 (0.43%) LAMP
11 2 (0.43%) Spring
11 2 (0.43%) CSS
11 2 (0.43%) Spring Batch
12 1 (0.21%) Flash
12 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.78%) Replication
2 52 (11.13%) Clustering
3 8 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (1.50%) Thin Client
4 7 (1.50%) HACMP
4 7 (1.50%) Fat Client
4 7 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.07%) Grid Computing
7 4 (0.86%) Open Source
7 4 (0.86%) Wiki
7 4 (0.86%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.64%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.43%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.43%) LPAR
10 1 (0.21%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.21%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.21%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.21%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 220 (47.11%) Linux
2 179 (38.33%) UNIX
3 124 (26.55%) Windows
4 118 (25.27%) Solaris
5 80 (17.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (9.21%) AIX
7 34 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (5.14%) HPUX
9 23 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (3.43%) SUSE
12 14 (3.00%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (1.50%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.07%) CentOS
15 5 (1.07%) Fedora
15 5 (1.07%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.86%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.64%) zOS
18 1 (0.21%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (29.12%) Performance Tuning
2 74 (15.85%) ITIL
3 58 (12.42%) Capacity Planning
4 54 (11.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 50 (10.71%) SOA
6 49 (10.49%) Migration
7 42 (8.99%) High Availability
8 23 (4.93%) Data Modelling
8 23 (4.93%) Service Management
9 22 (4.71%) Change Management
10 20 (4.28%) Configuration Management
11 18 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
12 17 (3.64%) Performance Monitoring
12 17 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (3.64%) Release Management
13 16 (3.43%) Change Control
14 14 (3.00%) Database Tuning
14 14 (3.00%) Performance Analysis
14 14 (3.00%) E-business
15 13 (2.78%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 211 (45.18%) SQL
2 122 (26.12%) PL/SQL
3 88 (18.84%) Shell Script
4 40 (8.57%) Perl
5 26 (5.57%) T-SQL
5 26 (5.57%) Java
6 24 (5.14%) PowerShell
7 17 (3.64%) Bash Shell
8 15 (3.21%) C
9 12 (2.57%) Korn
10 9 (1.93%) Python
11 8 (1.71%) Bourne shell
12 7 (1.50%) AWK
13 6 (1.28%) sed
14 5 (1.07%) Ruby
14 5 (1.07%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.86%) Jython
15 4 (0.86%) PHP
15 4 (0.86%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 3 (0.64%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (8.35%) Security Cleared
2 31 (6.64%) SC Cleared
2 31 (6.64%) Oracle Certification
3 28 (6.00%) OCP
4 21 (4.50%) Degree
5 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.07%) MCITP
6 5 (1.07%) OCA
6 5 (1.07%) RHCE
6 5 (1.07%) MCSA
7 3 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.64%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.43%) PhD
9 1 (0.21%) ISEB
9 1 (0.21%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.21%) NCDA
9 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.21%) SLA
2 3 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 167 (35.76%) Oracle RMAN
2 33 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (5.14%) VMware ESX
4 14 (3.00%) Active Directory
5 13 (2.78%) KVM
6 12 (2.57%) SRDF
7 11 (2.36%) XenApp
7 11 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (2.14%) NFS
8 10 (2.14%) Xen
9 7 (1.50%) Hyper-V
10 6 (1.28%) vCloud
11 5 (1.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (1.07%) PowerHA
11 5 (1.07%) vSphere
11 5 (1.07%) XenServer
12 4 (0.86%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 4 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.86%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 249 (53.32%) Data Guard
2 79 (16.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 18 (3.85%) Puppet
4 17 (3.64%) Legato
5 14 (3.00%) BMC PATROL
6 12 (2.57%) NetBackup
6 12 (2.57%) Tivoli
7 8 (1.71%) Oracle Statspack
8 7 (1.50%) Foglight
8 7 (1.50%) YUM
9 5 (1.07%) Vagrant
9 5 (1.07%) Control-M
10 4 (0.86%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.86%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.86%) SCOM
11 3 (0.64%) Nagios
12 1 (0.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 467 (100.00%) Oracle
2 76 (16.27%) Red Hat
3 50 (10.71%) VMware
4 49 (10.49%) EMC
5 42 (8.99%) HP
6 40 (8.57%) Microsoft
7 36 (7.71%) Veritas
8 32 (6.85%) IBM
9 31 (6.64%) Citrix
9 31 (6.64%) NetApp
10 21 (4.50%) SAP
11 18 (3.85%) Informatica
12 17 (3.64%) Sybase
13 14 (3.00%) Cisco
14 12 (2.57%) Siebel
14 12 (2.57%) Sun
14 12 (2.57%) BMC
15 10 (2.14%) Remedy
16 9 (1.93%) Brocade
17 8 (1.71%) DataSynapse
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