The table below looks at the statistics for Oracle RAC skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Oracle RAC over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Rank 478 508 422
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -86
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 161 149 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.26% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 2.55% 2.46% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 68 135
Median daily rate £430 £404 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.37% -10.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £513 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
6308 6068 5758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.83% 10.41% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4007 3421 3197
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 613 656
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

Oracle RAC
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Oracle RAC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle RAC within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 159 £430 +5.39% 14
London -10 53 £450 - 4
South East +21 33 £469 +27.55% 6
Tyne and Wear +4 30 £280 -17.64%
North East +3 30 £280 -17.64%
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 30 £280 -17.64%
Berkshire +24 18 £550 +80.32% 1
South West +7 11 £443 +18.00% 3
Yorkshire +5 10 £463 +42.30%
West Midlands -23 10 £343 -14.37% 1
City of London +22 8 £425 -12.82% 2
Wiltshire +12 8 £450 +28.57% 1
Swindon +11 8 £450 -
South Yorkshire +3 8 £488 -
North West +3 8 £330 -22.35%
Manchester +1 8 £330 -24.57%
Sheffield -1 8 £488 -
Reading - 7 £550 - 1
Solihull - 6 - - 1
Milton Keynes +20 5 £300 -18.36%
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £300 -18.36%
Hampshire +9 5 £450 +12.50% 3
Surrey - 5 £450 - 1
Woking - 4 - -
Warwick -7 3 £343 -
Warwickshire -9 3 £343 -14.37%
Bracknell - 3 £488 -
East Midlands +2 2 - -
Havant +1 2 £400 -
Dorset - 2 £425 - 2

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Oracle RAC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Oracle RAC.

1 344 (100.00%) Oracle
2 237 (68.90%) Oracle Database
3 229 (66.57%) Linux
4 133 (38.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 126 (36.63%) SQL
6 121 (35.17%) Data Guard
7 113 (32.85%) Unix
7 113 (32.85%) Red Hat
8 109 (31.69%) AIX
9 106 (30.81%) Performance Tuning
10 99 (28.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 98 (28.49%) ITIL
12 93 (27.03%) Clustering
13 92 (26.74%) Windows
14 88 (25.58%) Security Cleared
15 84 (24.42%) High Availability
15 84 (24.42%) SAN
15 84 (24.42%) HP
16 78 (22.67%) WebLogic
17 77 (22.38%) SQL Server
17 77 (22.38%) EMC
18 71 (20.64%) Oracle Database 10g
18 71 (20.64%) Solaris
18 71 (20.64%) Oracle RMAN
19 68 (19.77%) Shell Script
20 65 (18.90%) IBM
20 65 (18.90%) Oracle Database 12c
20 65 (18.90%) SC Cleared
21 64 (18.60%) KVM
22 63 (18.31%) Oracle Certification

Oracle RAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 78 (22.67%) WebLogic
2 33 (9.59%) Oracle Application Server
3 27 (7.85%) WebSphere
4 22 (6.40%) Apache
5 21 (6.10%) IIS
6 17 (4.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 17 (4.94%) Tomcat
7 15 (4.36%) Oracle Coherence
8 11 (3.20%) Liferay
9 10 (2.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (2.33%) JBoss
11 7 (2.03%) WebLogic Portal
12 6 (1.74%) MS Exchange
13 5 (1.45%) iPlanet
14 4 (1.16%) MQSeries
14 4 (1.16%) Oracle 10gAS
14 4 (1.16%) SharePoint
15 3 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
16 2 (0.58%) FileNet
16 2 (0.58%) GlassFish
Applications
1 14 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 62 (18.02%) Oracle EBS
2 59 (17.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 52 (15.12%) Oracle Applications
4 29 (8.43%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.29%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.16%) IaaS
3 4 (1.16%) PaaS
4 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.87%) SaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.29%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 84 (24.42%) SAN
2 27 (7.85%) Firewall
3 22 (6.40%) NAS
4 21 (6.10%) HTTP
5 20 (5.81%) DNS
5 20 (5.81%) LAN
5 20 (5.81%) WAN
6 17 (4.94%) Fibre Channel
7 16 (4.65%) iSCSI
8 15 (4.36%) FCoE
8 15 (4.36%) Multicast
9 11 (3.20%) VLAN
10 10 (2.91%) Internet
11 8 (2.33%) TCP/IP
12 7 (2.03%) DHCP
13 5 (1.45%) BIG-IP
13 5 (1.45%) FTP
13 5 (1.45%) LDAP
13 5 (1.45%) SSL
14 4 (1.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (68.90%) Oracle Database
2 133 (38.66%) Oracle Database 11g
3 77 (22.38%) SQL Server
4 71 (20.64%) Oracle Database 10g
5 65 (18.90%) Oracle Database 12c
6 55 (15.99%) RDBMS
6 55 (15.99%) Relational Database
7 34 (9.88%) Oracle BI EE
8 29 (8.43%) Oracle Discoverer
9 25 (7.27%) Hadoop
10 24 (6.98%) MySQL
11 15 (4.36%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (4.07%) HBase
13 12 (3.49%) Oracle Exadata
14 11 (3.20%) Big Data
15 8 (2.33%) DB2
15 8 (2.33%) Oracle9i Database
16 7 (2.03%) Oracle ODI
16 7 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
17 6 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (4.94%) Oracle APEX
2 7 (2.03%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.87%) Subversion
3 3 (0.87%) Toad
4 2 (0.58%) Introscope
4 2 (0.58%) ProC
4 2 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.29%) Mercurial
General
1 63 (18.31%) Finance
2 39 (11.34%) Banking
3 8 (2.33%) Retail
4 7 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.87%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.87%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.58%) French Language
6 2 (0.58%) Front Office
7 1 (0.29%) Advertising
7 1 (0.29%) Legal
7 1 (0.29%) Marketing
7 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 186 (54.07%) DBA
2 168 (48.84%) Oracle DBA
3 78 (22.67%) Administrator
4 40 (11.63%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 34 (9.88%) Architect
6 32 (9.30%) Developer
7 30 (8.72%) SC Cleared DBA
8 29 (8.43%) Linux Administrator
8 29 (8.43%) Oracle Developer
9 20 (5.81%) Infrastructure Architect
9 20 (5.81%) Linux Support
10 19 (5.52%) Linux Engineer
10 19 (5.52%) Senior DBA
11 18 (5.23%) Senior Oracle DBA
11 18 (5.23%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (4.94%) Support Engineer
13 15 (4.36%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
14 13 (3.78%) Consultant
15 12 (3.49%) Linux Specialist
15 12 (3.49%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.34%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 33 (9.59%) Middleware
3 25 (7.27%) XML
4 24 (6.98%) Web Services
5 14 (4.07%) Rendezvous
6 13 (3.78%) HTML
6 13 (3.78%) XSLT
7 11 (3.20%) Oracle Fusion
7 11 (3.20%) SOAP
8 9 (2.62%) Oracle ADF
9 6 (1.74%) REST
10 5 (1.45%) Castor
10 5 (1.45%) J2EE
10 5 (1.45%) JSP
10 5 (1.45%) RESTful
10 5 (1.45%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (1.45%) XSD
11 4 (1.16%) Oracle Streams
12 3 (0.87%) .NET
13 2 (0.58%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 93 (27.03%) Clustering
2 37 (10.76%) Replication
3 30 (8.72%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.78%) N-Tier
5 11 (3.20%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.45%) Grid Computing
7 5 (1.45%) HP Storage
7 5 (1.45%) HP StoreVirtual
7 5 (1.45%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.16%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.16%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.16%) Wiki
9 3 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.87%) Statistics
10 2 (0.58%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.58%) LPAR
10 2 (0.58%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.58%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 229 (66.57%) Linux
2 113 (32.85%) Unix
3 109 (31.69%) AIX
4 99 (28.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 92 (26.74%) Windows
6 71 (20.64%) Solaris
7 23 (6.69%) Windows Server
8 15 (4.36%) SUSE
9 13 (3.78%) HPUX
10 11 (3.20%) Oracle Linux
11 10 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (2.03%) Debian
12 7 (2.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 6 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (1.16%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.29%) CentOS
16 1 (0.29%) Fedora
16 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (30.81%) Performance Tuning
2 98 (28.49%) ITIL
3 84 (24.42%) High Availability
4 47 (13.66%) Database Tuning
5 46 (13.37%) Compliance Management
6 45 (13.08%) Service Delivery
7 27 (7.85%) Enterprise Architecture
8 26 (7.56%) Migration
9 25 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (6.98%) Capacity Management
10 24 (6.98%) SOA
11 21 (6.10%) ETL
12 19 (5.52%) Data Modelling
13 18 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (4.36%) Benchmarking
14 15 (4.36%) Physical Data Model
15 14 (4.07%) Low Latency
15 14 (4.07%) Project Management
16 13 (3.78%) Change Management
16 13 (3.78%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 126 (36.63%) SQL
2 68 (19.77%) Shell Script
3 61 (17.73%) PL/SQL
4 46 (13.37%) Java
5 16 (4.65%) Perl
6 13 (3.78%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.91%) Bash Shell
8 9 (2.62%) C
9 8 (2.33%) Korn
10 7 (2.03%) Python
11 4 (1.16%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.87%) C++
13 2 (0.58%) JCL
14 1 (0.29%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.29%) Haskell
14 1 (0.29%) PHP
14 1 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 88 (25.58%) Security Cleared
2 65 (18.90%) SC Cleared
3 63 (18.31%) Oracle Certification
4 54 (15.70%) OCP
5 49 (14.24%) RHCE
6 23 (6.69%) DV Cleared
7 13 (3.78%) Degree
8 10 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.74%) IBM Certification
9 6 (1.74%) MCITP
10 4 (1.16%) CCNA
10 4 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.16%) MCSE
11 3 (0.87%) CCNP
11 3 (0.87%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.87%) PMP
11 3 (0.87%) VCAP
12 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (13.08%) SLA
2 5 (1.45%) JSP 440
2 5 (1.45%) QA
3 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 64 (18.60%) KVM
2 47 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (8.43%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (6.10%) Active Directory
5 19 (5.52%) NFS
6 16 (4.65%) SRDF
7 15 (4.36%) Hyper-V
7 15 (4.36%) Xen
8 12 (3.49%) Oracle Clusterware
9 8 (2.33%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.45%) Firmware
11 3 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.58%) RHEV
13 1 (0.29%) Docker
13 1 (0.29%) Postfix
13 1 (0.29%) qmail
13 1 (0.29%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.29%) vSphere
13 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 121 (35.17%) Data Guard
2 71 (20.64%) Oracle RMAN
3 53 (15.41%) EMC NetWorker
4 23 (6.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 15 (4.36%) NetBackup
6 9 (2.62%) HP Data Protector
7 8 (2.33%) Oracle Flashback
7 8 (2.33%) SCOM
8 7 (2.03%) OpenView
8 7 (2.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (1.74%) Puppet
10 5 (1.45%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (1.16%) Control-M
11 4 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (1.16%) Nagios
12 2 (0.58%) nmon
12 2 (0.58%) Oracle ZFS
12 2 (0.58%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.58%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 344 (100.00%) Oracle
2 113 (32.85%) Red Hat
3 84 (24.42%) HP
4 77 (22.38%) EMC
5 65 (18.90%) IBM
6 59 (17.15%) VMware
7 30 (8.72%) NetApp
8 23 (6.69%) Cisco
9 22 (6.40%) Citrix
10 18 (5.23%) Microsoft
11 16 (4.65%) Sun
12 15 (4.36%) Intel
12 15 (4.36%) TIBCO
13 14 (4.07%) DataSynapse
13 14 (4.07%) Dell
13 14 (4.07%) Informatica
13 14 (4.07%) Sybase
14 11 (3.20%) Bloomberg
14 11 (3.20%) Reuters
14 11 (3.20%) Veritas
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