The table below looks at the statistics for Oracle RAC skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Oracle RAC over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Rank 109 104 90
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 3 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.27% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 1.21% 4.00% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £368 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -13.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £306 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £445 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £423
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -34.11%
Oracle RAC
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
248 150 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.83% 6.68% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 56 61
Average daily rate £300 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £195 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 35 34
Average hourly rate £23.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.37% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £20.40 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Oracle RAC
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Oracle RAC across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Oracle RAC Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Oracle RAC
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Oracle RAC across the West Midlands region.

Oracle RAC Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Oracle RAC
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Oracle RAC across the West Midlands region.

Oracle RAC Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Oracle RAC
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 March 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
Birmingham -6 2 £425 +15.64%
Oracle RAC
England

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 11 (100.00%) Oracle
2 9 (81.82%) Linux
3 8 (72.73%) Oracle Database
4 6 (54.55%) UNIX
4 6 (54.55%) Data Guard
5 5 (45.45%) SQL
5 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
6 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
6 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (27.27%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
7 3 (27.27%) HP
7 3 (27.27%) OCP
7 3 (27.27%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (18.18%) SOA
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (18.18%) AIX
8 2 (18.18%) Solaris
8 2 (18.18%) Database Tuning
9 1 (9.09%) WebCenter
9 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (9.09%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite

Oracle RAC
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle BPEL
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle Database
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) DBA
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (9.09%) WebCenter
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) AIX
3 2 (18.18%) Solaris
4 1 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) SUSE
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) SOA
1 2 (18.18%) Database Tuning
2 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (9.09%) Database Security
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) BPEL
2 1 (9.09%) Logistics
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) OCP
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Data Guard
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft