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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Rank 115 100 107
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 7 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 3.24% 3.31% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
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£350 £364 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +7.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.87% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £29.50 -
% change year-on-year
+86.44% -
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
216 181 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.48% 8.71% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 65 52
Average daily rate £303 £291 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.86% -16.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £159 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £382 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 48 33
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £23.85 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £15.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.04% -0.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle RAC across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Oracle RAC Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 October 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
Warwickshire - 2 £313 -
Worcestershire - 2 £350 -
Shropshire - 1 £325 -
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Oracle RAC
England

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) Oracle
2 8 (88.89%) Oracle Database
3 7 (77.78%) Data Guard
3 7 (77.78%) UNIX
4 6 (66.67%) SQL
5 5 (55.56%) Linux
5 5 (55.56%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
6 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
7 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
7 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 3 (33.33%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (22.22%) LPAR
8 2 (22.22%) Mercurial
8 2 (22.22%) Big Data
8 2 (22.22%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (22.22%) Oracle Streams
8 2 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (22.22%) Time Management
8 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
8 2 (22.22%) Degree
8 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
8 2 (22.22%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle Database
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (22.22%) Big Data
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (22.22%) OLTP
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) ClearCase
1 2 (22.22%) Toad
1 2 (22.22%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) DBA
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (22.22%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Replication
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) LPAR
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) UNIX
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) AIX
3 2 (22.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Time Management
1 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) SOA
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
2 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) OCP
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) Data Guard
2 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
2 2 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Sun
2 2 (22.22%) EMC
2 2 (22.22%) NetApp
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
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