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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
London / City of London
Rank 147 155 161
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6  
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 8 3 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.27% 0.090% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 2.61% 0.94% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 21
Median daily rate £725 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.71% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £398 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £790 £578 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 306 319 482
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.15% 9.59% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 247 353
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 24
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.13 £19.30 £24.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

Oracle RAC
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Oracle RAC as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle RAC in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Oracle RAC in the City of London.

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

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 14 (100.00%) Oracle
2 11 (78.57%) SQL
3 10 (71.43%) Finance
3 10 (71.43%) Oracle Database
4 9 (64.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (64.29%) Unix
5 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (50.00%) PL/SQL
5 7 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (42.86%) Database Security
6 6 (42.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 6 (42.86%) WorldPay
6 6 (42.86%) PCI DSS
6 6 (42.86%) Data Guard
6 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (42.86%) Linux
7 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
7 5 (35.71%) Database Tuning
7 5 (35.71%) High Availability
8 4 (28.57%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
8 4 (28.57%) AIX
8 4 (28.57%) Solaris
8 4 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
9 3 (21.43%) Degree
9 3 (21.43%) JIRA
9 3 (21.43%) Mathematics
9 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development

Oracle RAC
Top Related 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 3 (21.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle Database
2 9 (64.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
6 3 (21.43%) VLDB
7 2 (14.29%) Big Data
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (7.14%) Data Mart
8 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (7.14%) MySQL
8 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
8 1 (7.14%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) DBA
2 3 (21.43%) Development DBA
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Database Designer
3 2 (14.29%) Database Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Designer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modeller
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Senior DBA
4 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Exalogic
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Unix
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) AIX
3 4 (28.57%) Solaris
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (42.86%) Database Security
2 6 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (35.71%) Database Tuning
3 5 (35.71%) High Availability
4 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
5 3 (21.43%) Mathematics
5 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 2 (14.29%) Low Latency
6 2 (14.29%) Patch Management
6 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.14%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Data Guard
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (7.14%) Ansible
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) WorldPay
3 3 (21.43%) Bloomberg
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Dell
3 3 (21.43%) Hortonworks
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) IBM
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Reuters
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Informatica