The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 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)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 439 541
Rank change year-on-year -114 +102  
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 54 217 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.41% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.03% 3.24% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 127 60
Median daily rate £450 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £295 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £363 £385
% change year-on-year +18.62% -5.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -  
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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5251 6694 5913
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.17% 12.61% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3369 4129 3336
Median daily rate £402 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £203 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 469 616
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.02 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

Oracle RAC
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Oracle RAC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle RAC in the UK

Oracle RAC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle RAC over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Oracle RAC in the UK

Oracle RAC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle RAC in the UK

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England -112 52 £450 +11.11% 12
South East +12 19 £425 +13.33% 2
Hampshire +12 12 £485 +21.25%
London -47 12 £550 +2.32% 2
Yorkshire +21 5 £465 -2.10% 1
Havant +2 5 £485 +21.25%
Kent 0 5 £338 +5.05%
East of England -7 5 £400 -11.11% 2
West Yorkshire +19 4 £465 +28.27% 1
Tunbridge Wells +4 4 £338 +5.05%
Bedfordshire -3 4 £400 -3.03% 2
Leeds +25 3 £480 +60.00% 1
Berkshire +15 2 £425 -22.72% 1
South West 0 2 £418 +12.45%
West Midlands -5 2 - -
Luton -5 2 £388 -6.06% 2
Solihull -9 2 - -
City of London -21 2 £500 -9.09%
Andover - 2 £453 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +40 1 £310 +5.08% 4
Tyne and Wear +37 1 £310 +5.08% 4
North East +32 1 £310 +5.08% 4
Scotland +27 1 - -
Reading +13 1 £425 -22.72%
Sheffield +4 1 - -
North West +3 1 - - 1
Manchester +3 1 - -
Docklands, London +2 1 £650 -
South Yorkshire 0 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for Oracle RAC.

1 144 (100.00%) Oracle
2 103 (71.53%) Oracle Database
3 78 (54.17%) Linux
4 76 (52.78%) SQL
5 74 (51.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 52 (36.11%) Unix
7 50 (34.72%) Windows
8 46 (31.94%) Data Guard
9 44 (30.56%) VMware
10 43 (29.86%) Oracle Database 12c
11 41 (28.47%) Finance
12 40 (27.78%) WebLogic
12 40 (27.78%) Oracle Database 10g
13 37 (25.69%) Oracle RMAN
14 35 (24.31%) Security Cleared
15 34 (23.61%) PL/SQL
16 33 (22.92%) SQL Server
16 33 (22.92%) SC Cleared
17 31 (21.53%) Red Hat
18 28 (19.44%) Middleware
19 27 (18.75%) AIX
19 27 (18.75%) High Availability
20 26 (18.06%) ITIL
20 26 (18.06%) Business Intelligence
21 25 (17.36%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
22 24 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
23 23 (15.97%) IBM
23 23 (15.97%) Oracle Fusion
24 22 (15.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 21 (14.58%) Data Centre

Oracle RAC
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 40 (27.78%) WebLogic
2 16 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (6.25%) Oracle Service Bus
4 8 (5.56%) Apache
5 7 (4.86%) IIS
5 7 (4.86%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
7 5 (3.47%) EPiServer
7 5 (3.47%) FileNet
7 5 (3.47%) GeoServer
7 5 (3.47%) MS Exchange
8 4 (2.78%) Tomcat
9 3 (2.08%) Apache Pig
9 3 (2.08%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (2.08%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.39%) DataSynapse
10 2 (1.39%) JBoss
10 2 (1.39%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (1.39%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 24 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (6.25%) Oracle 11i
4 8 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (4.86%) Oracle Utilities
6 5 (3.47%) Siebel CRM
7 3 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (1.39%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.69%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.39%) Taleo
3 1 (0.69%) Boomi
3 1 (0.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.50%) DNS
2 14 (9.72%) SAN
3 13 (9.03%) Kerberos
4 12 (8.33%) LDAP
5 10 (6.94%) Firewall
5 10 (6.94%) NAS
6 6 (4.17%) PuTTY
6 6 (4.17%) WinSCP
7 5 (3.47%) HTTPS
7 5 (3.47%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (3.47%) SSL
7 5 (3.47%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.78%) IPsec
8 4 (2.78%) Network Security
9 3 (2.08%) FCoE
9 3 (2.08%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.08%) LAN
9 3 (2.08%) WAN
10 2 (1.39%) HTTP
10 2 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (71.53%) Oracle Database
2 74 (51.39%) Oracle Database 11g
3 43 (29.86%) Oracle Database 12c
4 40 (27.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 33 (22.92%) SQL Server
6 20 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (13.19%) Oracle BI EE
7 19 (13.19%) Oracle Reports
8 18 (12.50%) Oracle OWB
9 11 (7.64%) Hadoop
10 10 (6.94%) Oracle9i Database
11 9 (6.25%) MySQL
11 9 (6.25%) Oracle Discoverer
11 9 (6.25%) RDBMS
11 9 (6.25%) Relational Database
12 8 (5.56%) Big Data
12 8 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (4.86%) Oracle ODI
14 6 (4.17%) NoSQL
14 6 (4.17%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 18 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
1 18 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
2 13 (9.03%) Toad
3 6 (4.17%) HP UFT
3 6 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.17%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.39%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.69%) JIRA
5 1 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 41 (28.47%) Finance
2 16 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (2.08%) Electronics
3 3 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.08%) Marketing
3 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.39%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.39%) Local Government
4 2 (1.39%) Retail
5 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.69%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 64 (44.44%) DBA
2 62 (43.06%) Oracle DBA
3 23 (15.97%) Architect
4 18 (12.50%) Administrator
5 16 (11.11%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 11 (7.64%) Technical Architect
7 9 (6.25%) Applications Support
7 9 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (6.25%) Oracle Architect
8 7 (4.86%) Applications Specialist
8 7 (4.86%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (4.86%) SC Cleared DBA
8 7 (4.86%) Senior DBA
8 7 (4.86%) Senior Oracle DBA
9 6 (4.17%) Analyst
9 6 (4.17%) Developer
9 6 (4.17%) SQL DBA
9 6 (4.17%) Tester
10 5 (3.47%) Consultant
10 5 (3.47%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (19.44%) Middleware
2 23 (15.97%) Oracle Fusion
3 17 (11.81%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 10 (6.94%) XML
4 10 (6.94%) XSLT
5 9 (6.25%) JSP
5 9 (6.25%) Spring
6 8 (5.56%) Hibernate
6 8 (5.56%) Java EE
6 8 (5.56%) Web Services
6 8 (5.56%) XSL
7 7 (4.86%) JSF
7 7 (4.86%) OAuth2
7 7 (4.86%) Struts
8 6 (4.17%) .NET
8 6 (4.17%) REST
8 6 (4.17%) RESTful
9 4 (2.78%) J2EE
10 2 (1.39%) HTML
10 2 (1.39%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.58%) Data Centre
2 18 (12.50%) Clustering
3 5 (3.47%) Grid Computing
3 5 (3.47%) HACMP
3 5 (3.47%) Mainframe
3 5 (3.47%) Replication
3 5 (3.47%) Tandem
4 4 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.78%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.08%) CESG
5 3 (2.08%) EMC VNX
5 3 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.08%) Symmetrix
6 2 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.69%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 78 (54.17%) Linux
2 52 (36.11%) Unix
3 50 (34.72%) Windows
4 27 (18.75%) AIX
5 22 (15.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (10.42%) Solaris
7 14 (9.72%) Oracle Linux
8 13 (9.03%) Windows Server
9 9 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (3.47%) SUSE
12 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (2.08%) CentOS
13 3 (2.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (2.08%) VMS
14 1 (0.69%) HPUX
14 1 (0.69%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.75%) High Availability
2 26 (18.06%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (18.06%) ITIL
3 20 (13.89%) Migration
3 20 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
4 18 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (11.11%) SOA
6 11 (7.64%) ETL
7 10 (6.94%) DevOps
7 10 (6.94%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (6.25%) Problem Management
8 9 (6.25%) Project Management
9 8 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (5.56%) Data Modelling
9 8 (5.56%) Identity Access Management
9 8 (5.56%) ITIL V3
9 8 (5.56%) Load Balancing
9 8 (5.56%) Service Management
10 7 (4.86%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (4.86%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 76 (52.78%) SQL
2 34 (23.61%) PL/SQL
3 19 (13.19%) Shell Script
4 15 (10.42%) Java
5 9 (6.25%) Perl
6 6 (4.17%) F#
7 5 (3.47%) JCL
8 4 (2.78%) C
8 4 (2.78%) Korn
9 3 (2.08%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.08%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.39%) Python
11 1 (0.69%) ABAP
11 1 (0.69%) ANSI SQL
11 1 (0.69%) C-shell
11 1 (0.69%) Haskell
11 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 35 (24.31%) Security Cleared
2 33 (22.92%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.47%) ISEB
3 5 (3.47%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (3.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.47%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (2.78%) Degree
5 3 (2.08%) EMC Certification
5 3 (2.08%) OCP
6 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.39%) RHCE
6 2 (1.39%) RHCSS
7 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.72%) SLA
2 9 (6.25%) JSP 440
3 4 (2.78%) QA
4 3 (2.08%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.69%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.47%) NFS
4 5 (3.47%) SRDF
4 5 (3.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.78%) GFS2
5 4 (2.78%) OCFS2
5 4 (2.78%) vCloud
5 4 (2.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (2.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (2.08%) HDFS
6 3 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.08%) KVM
6 3 (2.08%) Veritas File System
6 3 (2.08%) vSphere
7 2 (1.39%) Xen
8 1 (0.69%) Samba
Systems Management
1 46 (31.94%) Data Guard
2 37 (25.69%) Oracle RMAN
3 25 (17.36%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 10 (6.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 10 (6.94%) vRealize
5 6 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (3.47%) Oracle Identity Management
7 4 (2.78%) Ansible
8 3 (2.08%) Ambari
8 3 (2.08%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (2.08%) Oozie
8 3 (2.08%) Simpana
8 3 (2.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (1.39%) OpenView
10 1 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.69%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle Flashback
10 1 (0.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 144 (100.00%) Oracle
2 44 (30.56%) VMware
3 31 (21.53%) Red Hat
4 23 (15.97%) IBM
5 18 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 17 (11.81%) HP
7 13 (9.03%) NetApp
8 12 (8.33%) EMC
8 12 (8.33%) Veritas
9 11 (7.64%) Citrix
10 9 (6.25%) Hortonworks
10 9 (6.25%) Informatica
11 8 (5.56%) F5
12 7 (4.86%) Cisco
13 6 (4.17%) BEA
13 6 (4.17%) Bloomberg
13 6 (4.17%) Dell
13 6 (4.17%) Remedy
13 6 (4.17%) Reuters
14 5 (3.47%) Sun
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