Period
to 31 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 31 October 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 443 636 753
Rank change year-on-year +193 +117 -22
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 57 140 128
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 1.43% 1.17% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 95 81
Median daily rate £338 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.95% +10.47% -4.44%
10th Percentile £306 £363 £350
90th Percentile £500 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £405 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -14.74% +11.76% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £39.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% -23.17%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £39.38
% change year-on-year - -11.11% -23.17%

Oracle RAC is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 3,994 11,975 14,492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.31% 15.51% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,502 8,018 9,530
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £220 £173 £185
90th Percentile £643 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 582 817
Median hourly rate £19.45 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% +3.13% -4.79%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.58
90th Percentile £48.11 £47.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -4.79%

Oracle RAC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Oracle RAC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Oracle RAC in England

Oracle RAC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Oracle RAC in England.

Daily rate trend for Oracle RAC in England

Oracle RAC
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Oracle RAC in England over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Oracle RAC in England

Oracle RAC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Oracle RAC in England.

Hourly rate trend for Oracle RAC in England

Oracle RAC
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle RAC within the England region over the 6 months to 31 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +155 30 £470 -1.05% 3
North of England +108 15 £321 -31.44%
North West +98 15 £321 -27.77%
South East +155 7 £481 -1.79% 3
Midlands +74 2 £403 -19.10% 1
West Midlands +59 2 £403 -19.10%
South West +100 1 £350 -36.36%
Oracle RAC
UK

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Oracle RAC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Oracle RAC.

1 57 (100.00%) Oracle
2 43 (75.44%) Oracle Database
3 38 (66.67%) SQL
4 33 (57.89%) Oracle RMAN
5 32 (56.14%) Data Guard
6 29 (50.88%) Linux
7 27 (47.37%) Oracle Database 12c
8 24 (42.11%) Performance Tuning
8 24 (42.11%) Finance
9 22 (38.60%) Oracle Database 11g
9 22 (38.60%) SOA
9 22 (38.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 21 (36.84%) High Availability
10 21 (36.84%) Oracle Applications
11 20 (35.09%) Unix
12 19 (33.33%) PL/SQL
12 19 (33.33%) Shell Script
13 18 (31.58%) Oracle BI EE
13 18 (31.58%) WebLogic
13 18 (31.58%) Oracle ODI
14 17 (29.82%) Release Management
15 16 (28.07%) E-business
15 16 (28.07%) SLA
16 15 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (24.56%) Oracle Clusterware
18 13 (22.81%) Security Patching
18 13 (22.81%) Kerberos
18 13 (22.81%) OLTP
18 13 (22.81%) Test Automation
19 12 (21.05%) Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle RAC
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 22 (38.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 18 (31.58%) WebLogic
3 12 (21.05%) Red Hat Fuse
4 5 (8.77%) Confluence
5 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 21 (36.84%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) AWS
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon S3
2 2 (3.51%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (3.51%) GitHub
2 2 (3.51%) Serverless
2 2 (3.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.81%) Kerberos
2 2 (3.51%) DNS
2 2 (3.51%) Firewall
2 2 (3.51%) FTP
2 2 (3.51%) SAN
2 2 (3.51%) SNMP
2 2 (3.51%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (3.51%) SSL
2 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.51%) VPN
2 2 (3.51%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (75.44%) Oracle Database
2 27 (47.37%) Oracle Database 12c
3 22 (38.60%) Oracle Database 11g
4 18 (31.58%) Oracle BI EE
4 18 (31.58%) Oracle ODI
5 15 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (22.81%) OLTP
7 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
8 8 (14.04%) Oracle Exadata
9 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (8.77%) MongoDB
10 5 (8.77%) MySQL
10 5 (8.77%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (3.51%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (3.51%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (3.51%) DB2
11 2 (3.51%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
11 2 (3.51%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) JIRA
2 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 24 (42.11%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 53 (92.98%) DBA
2 51 (89.47%) Oracle DBA
3 19 (33.33%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 6 (10.53%) Junior
4 6 (10.53%) Junior DBA
4 6 (10.53%) Junior Oracle DBA
5 5 (8.77%) Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared DBA
7 2 (3.51%) Database Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared DBA
7 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.51%) Sybase DBA
7 2 (3.51%) Sybase Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Database Consultant
8 1 (1.75%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 7 (12.28%) Middleware
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (5.26%) LDAP
5 2 (3.51%) REST
5 2 (3.51%) Spring
5 2 (3.51%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Replication
2 6 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) Clustering
4 2 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) PKI
5 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (50.88%) Linux
2 20 (35.09%) Unix
3 9 (15.79%) Oracle Linux
3 9 (15.79%) Solaris
4 8 (14.04%) Windows
5 6 (10.53%) AIX
6 3 (5.26%) CentOS
6 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.11%) Performance Tuning
2 22 (38.60%) SOA
3 21 (36.84%) High Availability
4 17 (29.82%) Release Management
5 16 (28.07%) E-business
6 13 (22.81%) Security Patching
6 13 (22.81%) Test Automation
7 9 (15.79%) ITIL
8 8 (14.04%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (7.02%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (7.02%) Data Modelling
11 4 (7.02%) Database Tuning
11 4 (7.02%) Migration
11 4 (7.02%) Physical Data Model
11 4 (7.02%) SDLC
12 3 (5.26%) Change Control
12 3 (5.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (66.67%) SQL
2 19 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 19 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 5 (8.77%) Bash Shell
3 5 (8.77%) Perl
3 5 (8.77%) Python
3 5 (8.77%) T-SQL
4 4 (7.02%) Java
5 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.51%) Korn
7 1 (1.75%) C
7 1 (1.75%) C#
7 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.07%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (3.51%) NIST
2 2 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 14 (24.56%) Oracle Clusterware
2 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.26%) Docker
4 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (3.51%) KVM
4 2 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (57.89%) Oracle RMAN
2 32 (56.14%) Data Guard
3 10 (17.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 3 (5.26%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.51%) Avamar
6 2 (3.51%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (3.51%) Foglight
6 2 (3.51%) Nagios
6 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.51%) Puppet
6 2 (3.51%) Rundeck
6 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (3.51%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 57 (100.00%) Oracle
2 8 (14.04%) Sybase
3 7 (12.28%) VMware
4 4 (7.02%) IBM
4 4 (7.02%) Veeam
5 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.26%) Remedy
6 2 (3.51%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.51%) CommVault
6 2 (3.51%) CyberArk
6 2 (3.51%) Dell
6 2 (3.51%) EMC
6 2 (3.51%) Forcepoint
6 2 (3.51%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.51%) HP
6 2 (3.51%) Huawei
6 2 (3.51%) Infoblox
6 2 (3.51%) NEC
6 2 (3.51%) NetApp
6 2 (3.51%) Sun