The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 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)
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 233 264
Rank change year-on-year +13 +31  
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 19 37 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.41% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 2.00% 3.17% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 4
Median daily rate £425 £375 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £326 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £510 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £363 £388
% change year-on-year +18.62% -6.45%  
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 South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 952 1166 1250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.46% 13.07% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 690 624
Median daily rate £400 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £226 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 104 152
Median hourly rate £17.75 £23.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.82% +17.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

Oracle RAC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Oracle RAC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle RAC in the South East

Oracle RAC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle RAC in the South East over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Oracle RAC in the South East

Oracle RAC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle RAC in the South East

Oracle RAC
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Hampshire +19 12 £485 +21.25%
Kent -1 5 £338 +5.05%
Berkshire +18 2 £425 -22.72% 1
Oracle RAC
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for Oracle RAC.

1 48 (100.00%) Oracle
2 40 (83.33%) Oracle Database
3 35 (72.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 27 (56.25%) Linux
5 26 (54.17%) SQL
6 23 (47.92%) Oracle Database 12c
7 22 (45.83%) Security Cleared
7 22 (45.83%) Windows
8 21 (43.75%) VMware
9 20 (41.67%) SC Cleared
10 18 (37.50%) Oracle Database 10g
11 16 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (33.33%) Middleware
11 16 (33.33%) Unix
12 15 (31.25%) Oracle Fusion
13 14 (29.17%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (27.08%) AIX
14 13 (27.08%) Red Hat
14 13 (27.08%) Oracle RMAN
14 13 (27.08%) Oracle OWB
14 13 (27.08%) Oracle EBS
14 13 (27.08%) Oracle APEX
14 13 (27.08%) Data Guard
15 12 (25.00%) Migration
15 12 (25.00%) ITIL
15 12 (25.00%) WebLogic
15 12 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
16 11 (22.92%) Toad
16 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (22.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Oracle RAC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 8 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (14.58%) Oracle Service Bus
4 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 5 (10.42%) Apache
5 5 (10.42%) EPiServer
5 5 (10.42%) FileNet
5 5 (10.42%) IIS
5 5 (10.42%) MS Exchange
6 3 (6.25%) GeoServer
Business Applications
1 13 (27.08%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (20.83%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (14.58%) Oracle Utilities
4 5 (10.42%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (10.42%) Siebel CRM
5 3 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) DNS
1 6 (12.50%) Firewall
1 6 (12.50%) PuTTY
1 6 (12.50%) WinSCP
2 5 (10.42%) HTTPS
2 5 (10.42%) Kerberos
2 5 (10.42%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (6.25%) SSL
4 2 (4.17%) IPsec
4 2 (4.17%) LDAP
4 2 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (83.33%) Oracle Database
2 35 (72.92%) Oracle Database 11g
3 23 (47.92%) Oracle Database 12c
4 18 (37.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 14 (29.17%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (27.08%) Oracle OWB
7 7 (14.58%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
8 6 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (10.42%) MySQL
9 5 (10.42%) Oracle Discoverer
9 5 (10.42%) Oracle9i Database
9 5 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
12 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (27.08%) Oracle APEX
2 12 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
3 11 (22.92%) Toad
4 6 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 6 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (12.50%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Electronics
2 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.25%) Marketing
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.17%) Local Government
4 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 27 (56.25%) DBA
1 27 (56.25%) Oracle DBA
2 8 (16.67%) Oracle Applications DBA
3 6 (12.50%) Architect
3 6 (12.50%) Senior DBA
3 6 (12.50%) Senior Oracle DBA
3 6 (12.50%) Tester
4 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared DBA
5 4 (8.33%) Administrator
5 4 (8.33%) Applications Specialist
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Oracle Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 1 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Database Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (2.08%) Linux Specialist
8 1 (2.08%) SQL DBA
8 1 (2.08%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (33.33%) Middleware
2 15 (31.25%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (10.42%) .NET
3 5 (10.42%) Web Services
4 4 (8.33%) OAuth2
4 4 (8.33%) RESTful
5 3 (6.25%) REST
6 1 (2.08%) J2EE
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (2.08%) Web Services Management
6 1 (2.08%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Clustering
2 5 (10.42%) HACMP
2 5 (10.42%) Mainframe
2 5 (10.42%) Tandem
3 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.17%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.17%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) CESG
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (56.25%) Linux
2 22 (45.83%) Windows
3 16 (33.33%) Unix
4 13 (27.08%) AIX
5 11 (22.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (14.58%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
8 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (4.17%) CentOS
10 1 (2.08%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (25.00%) ITIL
2 12 (25.00%) Migration
3 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (16.67%) SOA
5 7 (14.58%) Data Management
5 7 (14.58%) ETL
5 7 (14.58%) Master Data Management
5 7 (14.58%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (14.58%) Test Automation
5 7 (14.58%) WFM
6 6 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (12.50%) Project Management
6 6 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (12.50%) Service Management
6 6 (12.50%) Test Management
6 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 5 (10.42%) DevOps
7 5 (10.42%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) SQL
2 9 (18.75%) PL/SQL
3 6 (12.50%) F#
3 6 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 5 (10.42%) JCL
5 3 (6.25%) C
6 2 (4.17%) Perl
7 1 (2.08%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.08%) Java
7 1 (2.08%) Korn
7 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (45.83%) Security Cleared
2 20 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) ISEB
3 5 (10.42%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.08%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) RHCE
5 1 (2.08%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) JSP 440
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 5 (10.42%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.25%) vSphere
4 2 (4.17%) GFS2
4 2 (4.17%) OCFS2
4 2 (4.17%) vCloud
4 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) Data Guard
1 13 (27.08%) Oracle RMAN
2 10 (20.83%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 7 (14.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (12.50%) vRealize
5 5 (10.42%) Oracle Identity Management
5 5 (10.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Ansible
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) Oracle
2 21 (43.75%) VMware
3 13 (27.08%) Red Hat
4 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 7 (14.58%) Veritas
6 6 (12.50%) HP
6 6 (12.50%) Remedy
7 5 (10.42%) Citrix
7 5 (10.42%) Genesys
7 5 (10.42%) IBM
7 5 (10.42%) Informatica
7 5 (10.42%) Siebel
8 3 (6.25%) SAP
9 2 (4.17%) F5
9 2 (4.17%) Software AG
10 1 (2.08%) Arqiva
10 1 (2.08%) Hyperion