The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 April 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 / Scotland
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 143 120
Rank change year-on-year +33 -23  
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 2 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.10% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.11% 1.38% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Median daily rate £400 £257 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.49% -31.40%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +13.33% -3.22%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 180 509 269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 9.28% 17.11% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 244 131
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +15.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £220 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £363 £344
% change year-on-year +2.41% +5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 12
Median hourly rate £19.00 £37.25 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.99% +27.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £16.65 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £42.00 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

Oracle RAC
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Oracle RAC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle RAC in Scotland

Oracle RAC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle RAC in Scotland

Oracle RAC
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Edinburgh +17 1 - -
Glasgow +3 1 £400 -
Oracle RAC
UK

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Oracle RAC.

1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (40.00%) OC4J
3 2 (40.00%) Data Guard
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (20.00%) Korn
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Law
4 1 (20.00%) JBoss
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) EMC Certification

Oracle RAC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (40.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (20.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) EMC VNX
1 1 (20.00%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) Tru64
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Korn
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) EMC Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Clusterware
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (40.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Flashback
3 1 (20.00%) Simpana
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) EMC
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas