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 3 months to 30 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.

Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 490 555 494
Rank change year-on-year +65 -61  
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 86 69 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 1.82% 1.27% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 45 65
Median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £365 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £569 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £426 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.23% +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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4722 5438 5102
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.25% 10.88% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3021 3368 2829
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 437 609
Median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Oracle RAC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Oracle RAC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle RAC in England

Oracle RAC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle RAC in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Oracle RAC in England

Oracle RAC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +27 35 £475 -5.00% 3
South East +44 31 £450 - 3
South West +10 10 £432 -1.31%
East of England +5 5 £225 -50.00%
Yorkshire +15 2 £513 +20.58%
North West +28 1 - -
East Midlands -10 1 £300 - 2
Midlands - 1 - -
Oracle RAC
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region with a requirement for Oracle RAC.

1 163 (100.00%) Oracle
2 124 (76.07%) Oracle Database
3 90 (55.21%) Oracle Database 11g
4 89 (54.60%) Linux
5 82 (50.31%) SQL
6 60 (36.81%) Data Guard
7 59 (36.20%) Unix
8 55 (33.74%) Windows
8 55 (33.74%) Oracle Database 10g
9 54 (33.13%) Oracle Database 12c
10 48 (29.45%) WebLogic
10 48 (29.45%) Finance
11 45 (27.61%) VMware
12 42 (25.77%) PL/SQL
12 42 (25.77%) Middleware
13 41 (25.15%) Oracle RMAN
14 38 (23.31%) Red Hat
14 38 (23.31%) SQL Server
15 33 (20.25%) Performance Tuning
16 31 (19.02%) High Availability
16 31 (19.02%) IBM
16 31 (19.02%) AIX
17 29 (17.79%) Business Intelligence
18 28 (17.18%) Security Cleared
18 28 (17.18%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
19 27 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
19 27 (16.56%) Solaris
20 26 (15.95%) Oracle GoldenGate
20 26 (15.95%) SC Cleared
21 25 (15.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 48 (29.45%) WebLogic
2 16 (9.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (6.75%) Oracle Coherence
4 10 (6.13%) Apache
4 10 (6.13%) Tomcat
4 10 (6.13%) WebSphere
5 9 (5.52%) DataSynapse
5 9 (5.52%) IIS
5 9 (5.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 6 (3.68%) Oracle Application Server
6 6 (3.68%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.07%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (2.45%) GeoServer
9 3 (1.84%) Confluence
10 2 (1.23%) Apache Pig
10 2 (1.23%) Apache Spark
10 2 (1.23%) iPlanet
10 2 (1.23%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.23%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 15 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (15.34%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (11.66%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (7.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (5.52%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (1.84%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (1.84%) Oracle Utilities
5 3 (1.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.61%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.61%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.59%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.23%) Taleo
4 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.72%) SAN
2 18 (11.04%) NAS
3 15 (9.20%) LDAP
4 14 (8.59%) DNS
5 12 (7.36%) LAN
6 11 (6.75%) Kerberos
6 11 (6.75%) WAN
7 10 (6.13%) HTTP
7 10 (6.13%) Internet
7 10 (6.13%) TCP/IP
8 9 (5.52%) FCoE
8 9 (5.52%) Fibre Channel
8 9 (5.52%) iSCSI
9 8 (4.91%) Multicast
10 6 (3.68%) PuTTY
10 6 (3.68%) WinSCP
11 5 (3.07%) Firewall
11 5 (3.07%) SSL
12 4 (2.45%) IPsec
12 4 (2.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (76.07%) Oracle Database
2 90 (55.21%) Oracle Database 11g
3 55 (33.74%) Oracle Database 10g
4 54 (33.13%) Oracle Database 12c
5 38 (23.31%) SQL Server
6 22 (13.50%) Oracle BI EE
6 22 (13.50%) Oracle Exadata
7 20 (12.27%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (10.43%) Hadoop
9 16 (9.82%) Oracle OWB
9 16 (9.82%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (7.98%) HBase
11 10 (6.13%) Oracle9i Database
12 9 (5.52%) Big Data
12 9 (5.52%) MySQL
12 9 (5.52%) Oracle Discoverer
13 8 (4.91%) NoSQL
13 8 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (4.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 7 (4.29%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 17 (10.43%) Oracle APEX
2 16 (9.82%) Oracle Forms
3 11 (6.75%) Toad
4 6 (3.68%) HP UFT
4 6 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.68%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.45%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.84%) JIRA
7 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 48 (29.45%) Finance
2 18 (11.04%) Banking
3 4 (2.45%) Retail
4 3 (1.84%) Electronics
4 3 (1.84%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.84%) Marketing
4 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.23%) Local Government
6 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Military
6 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (46.63%) DBA
2 71 (43.56%) Oracle DBA
3 33 (20.25%) Architect
4 28 (17.18%) Administrator
5 15 (9.20%) Oracle Architect
6 14 (8.59%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 13 (7.98%) Consultant
7 13 (7.98%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (6.13%) Applications Support
8 10 (6.13%) Technical Architect
9 9 (5.52%) Linux Administrator
9 9 (5.52%) Oracle Consultant
10 8 (4.91%) Unix Administrator
11 7 (4.29%) Developer
11 7 (4.29%) SQL DBA
12 6 (3.68%) Analyst
12 6 (3.68%) Oracle Technical Architect
12 6 (3.68%) SC Cleared DBA
12 6 (3.68%) Tester
13 4 (2.45%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (25.77%) Middleware
2 26 (15.95%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 20 (12.27%) Oracle Fusion
3 20 (12.27%) XML
3 20 (12.27%) XSLT
4 13 (7.98%) JSP
5 12 (7.36%) Spring
5 12 (7.36%) Web Services
6 11 (6.75%) Hibernate
6 11 (6.75%) Java EE
6 11 (6.75%) XSL
7 10 (6.13%) JSF
7 10 (6.13%) Struts
8 9 (5.52%) HTML
8 9 (5.52%) Rendezvous
9 6 (3.68%) OAuth2
10 5 (3.07%) J2EE
10 5 (3.07%) REST
10 5 (3.07%) RESTful
11 2 (1.23%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.04%) Clustering
2 16 (9.82%) Data Centre
3 12 (7.36%) Replication
4 9 (5.52%) Symmetrix
5 5 (3.07%) Grid Computing
5 5 (3.07%) HACMP
5 5 (3.07%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (3.07%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.45%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.45%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.84%) CESG
7 3 (1.84%) iPad
7 3 (1.84%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.23%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.23%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 89 (54.60%) Linux
2 59 (36.20%) Unix
3 55 (33.74%) Windows
4 31 (19.02%) AIX
5 27 (16.56%) Solaris
6 25 (15.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (9.82%) Windows Server
8 12 (7.36%) SUSE
9 11 (6.75%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (4.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 7 (4.29%) VMS
10 7 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.84%) CentOS
13 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.25%) Performance Tuning
2 31 (19.02%) High Availability
3 29 (17.79%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (13.50%) ITIL
6 21 (12.88%) Database Tuning
7 18 (11.04%) Migration
7 18 (11.04%) Performance Monitoring
8 16 (9.82%) SOA
9 15 (9.20%) DevOps
10 14 (8.59%) ETL
11 13 (7.98%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (7.36%) Benchmarking
13 11 (6.75%) Data Modelling
14 10 (6.13%) Change Management
14 10 (6.13%) Mentoring
14 10 (6.13%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (4.91%) Capacity Planning
15 8 (4.91%) E-Commerce
15 8 (4.91%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 82 (50.31%) SQL
2 42 (25.77%) PL/SQL
3 25 (15.34%) Java
4 24 (14.72%) Shell Script
5 16 (9.82%) Perl
6 10 (6.13%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.29%) Python
8 6 (3.68%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.68%) F#
9 5 (3.07%) C
10 4 (2.45%) Korn
11 2 (1.23%) C++
11 2 (1.23%) Ruby
12 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (17.18%) Security Cleared
2 26 (15.95%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.07%) Degree
3 5 (3.07%) ISEB
3 5 (3.07%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (3.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.07%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (1.84%) OCP
5 2 (1.23%) RHCE
5 2 (1.23%) RHCSS
6 1 (0.61%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.20%) SLA
2 10 (6.13%) JSP 440
3 6 (3.68%) PCI DSS
4 5 (3.07%) QA
5 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.61%) HL7
System Software
1 21 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (11.04%) NFS
2 18 (11.04%) SRDF
3 10 (6.13%) Active Directory
4 9 (5.52%) Veritas File System
4 9 (5.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 8 (4.91%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.91%) KVM
5 8 (4.91%) Xen
6 7 (4.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (2.45%) GFS2
7 4 (2.45%) OCFS2
7 4 (2.45%) vCloud
7 4 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (1.84%) HDFS
9 2 (1.23%) Apache Flume
9 2 (1.23%) vSphere
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 60 (36.81%) Data Guard
2 41 (25.15%) Oracle RMAN
3 28 (17.18%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 12 (7.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (5.52%) Ansible
5 9 (5.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 8 (4.91%) vRealize
7 5 (3.07%) Puppet
8 3 (1.84%) Ambari
8 3 (1.84%) Oozie
9 2 (1.23%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.23%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (1.23%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.23%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.23%) OpenView
9 2 (1.23%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (1.23%) Oracle Statspack
9 2 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 163 (100.00%) Oracle
2 45 (27.61%) VMware
3 38 (23.31%) Red Hat
4 31 (19.02%) IBM
5 24 (14.72%) NetApp
6 21 (12.88%) Microsoft
7 20 (12.27%) EMC
8 14 (8.59%) Veritas
9 13 (7.98%) Cisco
9 13 (7.98%) HP
10 12 (7.36%) Sun
11 11 (6.75%) Sybase
12 10 (6.13%) Intel
12 10 (6.13%) TIBCO
13 9 (5.52%) BEA
14 8 (4.91%) Hortonworks
15 7 (4.29%) Remedy
15 7 (4.29%) WorldPay
16 5 (3.07%) Bloomberg
16 5 (3.07%) Reuters
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