The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Oracle RAC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Oracle RAC over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 146 184
Rank change year-on-year -17 +38  
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 3 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.092% 0.56% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 0.90% 5.22% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 14
Median daily rate £499 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.31% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £345 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £875 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £359 £394
% change year-on-year +18.38% -8.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

Oracle RAC is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 332 364 560
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.17% 10.81% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 543 674
Median daily rate £463 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £635 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 33 62
Median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -16.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.78 £11.25 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.50 £22.00 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

Oracle RAC
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Oracle RAC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Oracle RAC in the City of London

Oracle RAC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Oracle RAC in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle RAC in the City of London

Oracle RAC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle RAC in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle RAC in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Oracle RAC.

1 11 (100.00%) Oracle
2 10 (90.91%) SQL
3 8 (72.73%) Finance
4 7 (63.64%) Linux
4 7 (63.64%) Oracle Database
5 6 (54.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (54.55%) High Availability
5 6 (54.55%) PL/SQL
5 6 (54.55%) Unix
5 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
6 5 (45.45%) Data Guard
6 5 (45.45%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (36.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 4 (36.36%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (36.36%) Windows
8 3 (27.27%) AIX
8 3 (27.27%) Solaris
8 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
8 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
8 3 (27.27%) Reuters
8 3 (27.27%) Bloomberg
8 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
8 3 (27.27%) HP
8 3 (27.27%) Dell
8 3 (27.27%) Citrix
8 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (27.27%) IBM
8 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 3 (27.27%) VMware

Oracle RAC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle Database
2 6 (54.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (27.27%) Hadoop
5 2 (18.18%) Big Data
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (9.09%) Data Mart
6 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (9.09%) MySQL
6 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (9.09%) SQLPlus
6 1 (9.09%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (9.09%) Toad
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) DBA
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Database Designer
3 2 (18.18%) Designer
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modeller
4 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Development DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
2 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Unix
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 3 (27.27%) AIX
4 3 (27.27%) Solaris
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) High Availability
2 5 (45.45%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (27.27%) Database Security
3 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 2 (18.18%) Low Latency
4 2 (18.18%) Supplier Management
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Database Tuning
5 1 (9.09%) ETL
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) PL/SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
4 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Data Guard
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Bloomberg
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix
2 3 (27.27%) Dell
2 3 (27.27%) Hortonworks
2 3 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Reuters
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) WorldPay
3 1 (9.09%) Informatica