The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 25 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 West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 130 138
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8  
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 2 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.075% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 0.63% 1.71% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Median daily rate £418 £371 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.45% -1.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £300 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £450 £398
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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 315 409 307
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.75% 13.87% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 235 160
Median daily rate £375 £393 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.45% +20.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £222 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £638 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 36 53
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.18 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +212.96% -24.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £11.01 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £34.75 £22.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

Oracle RAC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Oracle RAC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle RAC in the South West

Oracle RAC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle RAC in the South West

Oracle RAC
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Bristol - 1 £435 -
Oracle RAC
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for Oracle RAC.

1 11 (100.00%) Oracle
2 9 (81.82%) Red Hat
3 8 (72.73%) WebLogic
3 8 (72.73%) Linux
3 8 (72.73%) Oracle Database
4 7 (63.64%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (63.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
4 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
4 7 (63.64%) Middleware
5 6 (54.55%) Shell Script
5 6 (54.55%) VMware
6 5 (45.45%) Data Guard
6 5 (45.45%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (45.45%) Oracle OWB
6 5 (45.45%) Kerberos
7 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (36.36%) vRealize
7 4 (36.36%) JSP 440
7 4 (36.36%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (27.27%) Clustering
8 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (27.27%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (27.27%) DevOps
8 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
8 3 (27.27%) OAuth2
8 3 (27.27%) Oracle Linux

Oracle RAC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (72.73%) WebLogic
2 2 (18.18%) GeoServer
3 1 (9.09%) Apache
3 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (9.09%) iPlanet
3 1 (9.09%) JBoss
3 1 (9.09%) MQSeries
3 1 (9.09%) OpenStack
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Kerberos
2 3 (27.27%) LDAP
3 2 (18.18%) IPsec
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) SSL
4 1 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (9.09%) FCoE
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) NAS
4 1 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
4 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle Database
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (18.18%) Toad
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) DBA
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle DBA
2 4 (36.36%) Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Technical Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Technical Architect
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Design Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) Middleware
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (27.27%) OAuth2
2 3 (27.27%) REST
3 2 (18.18%) RESTful
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Clustering
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) CESG
2 2 (18.18%) Fat Client
2 2 (18.18%) Thin Client
3 1 (9.09%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Unix
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) AIX
4 1 (9.09%) CentOS
4 1 (9.09%) HPUX
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris
4 1 (9.09%) SUSE
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) High Availability
2 3 (27.27%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Build Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Identity Management
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Security Hardening
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) CAD
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
4 1 (9.09%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Shell Script
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 1 (9.09%) C-shell
4 1 (9.09%) Korn
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
1 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) RHCE
2 1 (9.09%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) GFS2
2 2 (18.18%) OCFS2
2 2 (18.18%) vCloud
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) KVM
3 1 (9.09%) Samba
3 1 (9.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Data Guard
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (36.36%) vRealize
3 2 (18.18%) Ansible
3 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (9.09%) OpenView
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle
2 9 (81.82%) Red Hat
3 6 (54.55%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) Cognos
5 1 (9.09%) F5
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) Opsware
5 1 (9.09%) PlateSpin
5 1 (9.09%) Software AG
5 1 (9.09%) Sun
5 1 (9.09%) Veritas