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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Rank 488 357 364
Rank change year-on-year
-131 +7
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 113 250 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.46% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 2.09% 4.84% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 155 103
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £272 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.81% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £52.50 -

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
5417 5166 4554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.71% 9.48% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3020 2680 2197
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 610 631
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.01% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
- +3.93%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -117 101 £450 +7.27% 29
London -56 55 £450 - 15
City of London +4 30 £450 +4.83% 6
South East -27 18 £389 -13.61% 6
Hampshire -11 11 £389 -12.64% 2
North West -24 10 £401 +45.63% 2
Scotland -4 7 £375 +15.38% 2
Manchester -9 7 £393 +22.25% 1
East of England +7 6 £375 -14.28% 2
Gosport - 6 - - 1
East Midlands - 5 £361 -
Glasgow - 4 £369 - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £438 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 4 £361 -
Nottingham - 4 £361 -
Surrey +4 3 £400 -11.11%
Docklands, London 0 2 £568 -9.20%
Cambridgeshire -1 2 £355 -18.85%
West Midlands -24 2 £463 -5.61%
Yorkshire -27 2 - - 1
Merseyside - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Staines - 2 £394 -
Stirling - 2 £444 -
Warwickshire -1 1 £425 +21.42%
North Yorkshire -3 1 - -
Cheshire -5 1 £420 +55.55% 1
Berkshire -6 1 £305 -18.66% 4

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 252 (100.00%) Oracle
2 174 (69.05%) Oracle Database
3 118 (46.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 109 (43.25%) Linux
5 105 (41.67%) Data Guard
6 104 (41.27%) Oracle RMAN
7 102 (40.48%) SQL
8 91 (36.11%) WebLogic
9 87 (34.52%) UNIX
10 77 (30.56%) Performance Tuning
11 73 (28.97%) Finance
12 70 (27.78%) Oracle EBS
13 64 (25.40%) PL/SQL
14 61 (24.21%) Middleware
15 57 (22.62%) SOA
16 56 (22.22%) Shell Script
17 54 (21.43%) Oracle Database 10g
18 51 (20.24%) Oracle EBS R12
18 51 (20.24%) Security Cleared
19 49 (19.44%) Oracle Database 12c
19 49 (19.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
20 48 (19.05%) Oracle Applications
21 45 (17.86%) Oracle Fusion
22 40 (15.87%) Banking
23 39 (15.48%) SQL Server
24 38 (15.08%) SC Cleared
25 36 (14.29%) Solaris
26 35 (13.89%) VMware
26 35 (13.89%) High Availability
27 34 (13.49%) Red Hat

Oracle RAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 91 (36.11%) WebLogic
2 26 (10.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (7.94%) Oracle Application Server
4 19 (7.54%) WebSphere
5 15 (5.95%) Oracle 10gAS
6 14 (5.56%) Apache
7 12 (4.76%) Tomcat
8 11 (4.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 10 (3.97%) Oracle Service Bus
9 10 (3.97%) Oracle Coherence
9 10 (3.97%) Oracle 9iAS
10 9 (3.57%) IIS
11 7 (2.78%) JBoss
12 6 (2.38%) SharePoint
13 5 (1.98%) WebLogic Portal
13 5 (1.98%) NetWeaver
14 4 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (1.19%) MS Exchange
15 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
16 2 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (0.79%) PowerPivot
1 2 (0.79%) MS Project
1 2 (0.79%) MS Office
2 1 (0.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 70 (27.78%) Oracle EBS
2 51 (20.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 48 (19.05%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (4.76%) Oracle 11i
5 9 (3.57%) Documaker
6 7 (2.78%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (1.98%) RMDS
8 2 (0.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.40%) Endur
9 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Utilities
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.98%) PaaS
4 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.79%) Office 365
4 2 (0.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.32%) SAN
2 19 (7.54%) WAN
3 17 (6.75%) LAN
4 14 (5.56%) NAS
5 13 (5.16%) LDAP
5 13 (5.16%) HTTP
6 11 (4.37%) TCP/IP
6 11 (4.37%) Internet
7 9 (3.57%) DNS
7 9 (3.57%) Firewall
7 9 (3.57%) FCoE
7 9 (3.57%) iSCSI
8 7 (2.78%) HTTPS
8 7 (2.78%) SSL
8 7 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (2.78%) Multicast
9 5 (1.98%) VLAN
10 4 (1.59%) DHCP
11 3 (1.19%) VPN
12 2 (0.79%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (69.05%) Oracle Database
2 118 (46.83%) Oracle Database 11g
3 54 (21.43%) Oracle Database 10g
4 49 (19.44%) Oracle Database 12c
5 39 (15.48%) SQL Server
6 32 (12.70%) Oracle Exadata
7 29 (11.51%) Oracle BI EE
8 27 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
9 26 (10.32%) Relational Database
10 24 (9.52%) RDBMS
11 19 (7.54%) Data Warehouse
12 18 (7.14%) Oracle Discoverer
13 16 (6.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 14 (5.56%) Hadoop
15 12 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
15 12 (4.76%) HBase
16 9 (3.57%) SQLPlus
17 8 (3.17%) Oracle9i Database
17 8 (3.17%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 15 (5.95%) JIRA
2 13 (5.16%) Subversion
3 8 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.17%) Toad
4 6 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (1.98%) Mercurial
6 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.19%) Maven
7 3 (1.19%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.79%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.79%) Zephyr
8 2 (0.79%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.79%) Ant
9 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.40%) ERwin
9 1 (0.40%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 73 (28.97%) Finance
2 40 (15.87%) Banking
3 9 (3.57%) Billing
4 6 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.98%) Legal
5 5 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.19%) Retail
7 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Military
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 149 (59.13%) DBA
2 135 (53.57%) Oracle DBA
3 45 (17.86%) Architect
4 35 (13.89%) Administrator
5 28 (11.11%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 20 (7.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 17 (6.75%) Developer
8 11 (4.37%) SQL DBA
9 10 (3.97%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 10 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (3.57%) Senior Oracle DBA
10 9 (3.57%) Senior DBA
10 9 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
11 8 (3.17%) Team Leader
11 8 (3.17%) Consultant
12 7 (2.78%) SQL Server DBA
12 7 (2.78%) Oracle Team Leader
12 7 (2.78%) Oracle Architect
13 6 (2.38%) Linux Engineer
13 6 (2.38%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (24.21%) Middleware
2 45 (17.86%) Oracle Fusion
3 19 (7.54%) HTML
4 17 (6.75%) XML
4 17 (6.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 14 (5.56%) XSLT
6 12 (4.76%) WebCenter
7 9 (3.57%) Web Services
7 9 (3.57%) J2EE
8 8 (3.17%) Rendezvous
8 8 (3.17%) .NET
8 8 (3.17%) JMS
9 7 (2.78%) JDBC
10 6 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (1.98%) XML Schema
11 5 (1.98%) XSD
11 5 (1.98%) Ultra Messaging
11 5 (1.98%) Apache Camel
11 5 (1.98%) JPA
12 4 (1.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.30%) Clustering
2 30 (11.90%) Replication
3 22 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.76%) Statistics
5 6 (2.38%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.98%) W3C
7 4 (1.59%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.19%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.19%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.79%) DataPower
9 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.79%) PKI
9 2 (0.79%) AS400
9 2 (0.79%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.40%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 109 (43.25%) Linux
2 87 (34.52%) UNIX
3 36 (14.29%) Solaris
4 30 (11.90%) Windows
5 25 (9.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (9.52%) AIX
7 23 (9.13%) HPUX
8 8 (3.17%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (1.19%) SUSE
9 3 (1.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.79%) zOS
11 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.40%) Android
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (30.56%) Performance Tuning
2 57 (22.62%) SOA
3 35 (13.89%) High Availability
4 33 (13.10%) Migration
5 31 (12.30%) Disaster Recovery
6 29 (11.51%) Configuration Management
7 28 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (7.54%) Load Balancing
10 15 (5.95%) Database Security
11 14 (5.56%) Incident Management
11 14 (5.56%) ITIL
11 14 (5.56%) Benchmarking
12 13 (5.16%) BPEL
12 13 (5.16%) ETL
13 11 (4.37%) Data Modelling
13 11 (4.37%) Analytics
13 11 (4.37%) Test Automation
14 10 (3.97%) Database Tuning
14 10 (3.97%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 102 (40.48%) SQL
2 64 (25.40%) PL/SQL
3 56 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 33 (13.10%) Java
5 21 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 20 (7.94%) Perl
7 17 (6.75%) Korn
8 13 (5.16%) Python
9 12 (4.76%) JavaScript
10 9 (3.57%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.78%) C
11 7 (2.78%) Ruby
12 5 (1.98%) C#
12 5 (1.98%) ABAP
12 5 (1.98%) XPath
13 4 (1.59%) C-shell
14 3 (1.19%) R
15 2 (0.79%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 2 (0.79%) Bourne shell
15 2 (0.79%) Jython
Qualifications
1 51 (20.24%) Security Cleared
2 38 (15.08%) SC Cleared
3 20 (7.94%) DV Cleared
4 17 (6.75%) Oracle Certification
5 7 (2.78%) OCP
6 4 (1.59%) Degree
6 4 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.79%) PMP
7 2 (0.79%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.40%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.35%) Data Quality
2 11 (4.37%) QA
3 6 (2.38%) SLA
4 4 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.40%) COBIT
System Software
1 28 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (8.33%) Oracle Clusterware
3 12 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.37%) Xen
5 9 (3.57%) NFS
5 9 (3.57%) KVM
6 8 (3.17%) SRDF
7 7 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (2.38%) OCFS2
8 6 (2.38%) GlusterFS
8 6 (2.38%) GFS2
9 5 (1.98%) vSphere
10 4 (1.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (1.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (1.59%) Apache Flume
10 4 (1.59%) Active Directory
11 3 (1.19%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.19%) HDFS
12 2 (0.79%) vCloud
12 2 (0.79%) Samba
Systems Management
1 105 (41.67%) Data Guard
2 104 (41.27%) Oracle RMAN
3 49 (19.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 16 (6.35%) Oracle Flashback
5 13 (5.16%) Puppet
6 8 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (2.38%) Vagrant
7 6 (2.38%) Tivoli
8 5 (1.98%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.98%) SELinux
9 4 (1.59%) Oracle Identity Management
9 4 (1.59%) Oozie
9 4 (1.59%) Ambari
9 4 (1.59%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (1.19%) Nagios
11 2 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.79%) OpenView
12 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 1 (0.40%) Control-M
12 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 252 (100.00%) Oracle
2 35 (13.89%) VMware
3 34 (13.49%) Red Hat
4 30 (11.90%) IBM
5 25 (9.92%) HP
6 16 (6.35%) Remedy
6 16 (6.35%) Sybase
7 15 (5.95%) Cisco
7 15 (5.95%) NetApp
8 14 (5.56%) EMC
9 13 (5.16%) Microsoft
10 11 (4.37%) WorldPay
11 9 (3.57%) Intel
12 8 (3.17%) DataSynapse
12 8 (3.17%) TIBCO
12 8 (3.17%) Veritas
13 7 (2.78%) Informatica
13 7 (2.78%) 3PAR
14 5 (1.98%) Sun
14 5 (1.98%) SAP
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