Period
to 26 October 2020

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 6 months to 26 October 2020 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
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 467 645 765
Rank change year-on-year +178 +120 -5
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 63 155 136
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.34% 1.18% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 102 87
Median daily rate £430 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.47% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £315 £363 £342
90th Percentile £500 £574 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -26.32% +11.70% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £39.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% -23.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

Oracle RAC is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4,686 13,142 15,567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.57% 15.59% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,900 8,645 10,153
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £168 £180
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £426 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 676 912
Median hourly rate £19.75 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.18% +6.25% -3.96%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.58
90th Percentile £53.38 £47.38 £43.75
Median hourly rate £17.63 £16.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year +10.16% +0.95% +2.26%

Oracle RAC
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Oracle RAC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Oracle RAC in the UK

Oracle RAC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Oracle RAC.

Daily rate trend for Oracle RAC in the UK

Oracle RAC
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Oracle RAC over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Oracle RAC in the UK

Oracle RAC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Oracle RAC.

Hourly rate trend for Oracle RAC in the UK

Oracle RAC
Top 13 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 6 months to 26 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +188 54 £426 -12.56% 10
UK excluding London +198 31 £350 -26.32% 7
London +162 28 £470 -1.05% 4
North of England +114 13 £321 -31.34% 4
North West +88 12 £321 -27.66% 4
South East +164 8 £481 -2.28% 1
Work from Home -93 5 £365 -28.61% 1
Scotland +68 4 £481 +18.10%
Northern Ireland - 3 £430 -
Midlands +80 2 £403 -19.10% 1
West Midlands +59 2 £403 -19.10% 1
South West +109 1 £350 -36.36%
North East +33 1 £550 +7.84%

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Oracle RAC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Oracle RAC.

1 63 (100.00%) Oracle
2 46 (73.02%) Oracle Database
3 37 (58.73%) SQL
4 33 (52.38%) Oracle RMAN
5 32 (50.79%) Data Guard
6 31 (49.21%) Linux
7 28 (44.44%) Oracle Database 12c
8 27 (42.86%) Finance
9 24 (38.10%) Performance Tuning
10 22 (34.92%) Oracle Applications
10 22 (34.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 22 (34.92%) PL/SQL
11 21 (33.33%) SOA
11 21 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 20 (31.75%) Shell Script
13 19 (30.16%) Unix
14 17 (26.98%) Oracle BI EE
14 17 (26.98%) WebLogic
14 17 (26.98%) High Availability
14 17 (26.98%) Oracle ODI
15 16 (25.40%) Release Management
16 15 (23.81%) E-business
16 15 (23.81%) SLA
17 13 (20.63%) Security Cleared
18 12 (19.05%) Oracle Exadata
19 11 (17.46%) Oracle GoldenGate
19 11 (17.46%) Oracle Clusterware
19 11 (17.46%) Red Hat Fuse
19 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
19 11 (17.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

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 21 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 17 (26.98%) WebLogic
3 11 (17.46%) Red Hat Fuse
4 5 (7.94%) Confluence
5 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 22 (34.92%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) AWS
2 2 (3.17%) GitHub
2 2 (3.17%) PaaS
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.59%) Azure
3 1 (1.59%) IaaS
3 1 (1.59%) Serverless
3 1 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) Kerberos
2 4 (6.35%) SAN
3 2 (3.17%) DNS
3 2 (3.17%) Firewall
3 2 (3.17%) FTP
3 2 (3.17%) SNMP
3 2 (3.17%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (3.17%) SSL
3 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.17%) VPN
3 2 (3.17%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (73.02%) Oracle Database
2 28 (44.44%) Oracle Database 12c
3 22 (34.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 17 (26.98%) Oracle BI EE
4 17 (26.98%) Oracle ODI
5 12 (19.05%) Oracle Exadata
6 11 (17.46%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (15.87%) OLTP
8 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
9 7 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (7.94%) MongoDB
10 5 (7.94%) MySQL
10 5 (7.94%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (6.35%) DB2
12 2 (3.17%) Oracle OWB
12 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (3.17%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
12 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
12 2 (3.17%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) JIRA
2 4 (6.35%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
General
1 27 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Front Office
4 1 (1.59%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 55 (87.30%) DBA
2 52 (82.54%) Oracle DBA
3 18 (28.57%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 7 (11.11%) Administrator
4 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared DBA
5 6 (9.52%) Junior
5 6 (9.52%) Junior DBA
5 6 (9.52%) Junior Oracle DBA
6 5 (7.94%) Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) Database Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) DV Cleared DBA
8 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Platform Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.17%) Sybase DBA
8 2 (3.17%) Sybase Engineer
9 1 (1.59%) Architect
9 1 (1.59%) Database Consultant
9 1 (1.59%) Senior Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 7 (11.11%) Middleware
3 5 (7.94%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (4.76%) LDAP
5 2 (3.17%) REST
5 2 (3.17%) Spring
5 2 (3.17%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Replication
2 6 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.94%) Clustering
4 2 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.17%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) PKI
4 2 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 31 (49.21%) Linux
2 19 (30.16%) Unix
3 9 (14.29%) Oracle Linux
3 9 (14.29%) Solaris
3 9 (14.29%) Windows
4 8 (12.70%) AIX
5 3 (4.76%) CentOS
5 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.10%) Performance Tuning
2 21 (33.33%) SOA
3 17 (26.98%) High Availability
4 16 (25.40%) Release Management
5 15 (23.81%) E-business
6 10 (15.87%) Security Patching
6 10 (15.87%) Test Automation
7 9 (14.29%) ITIL
8 7 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (9.52%) Migration
9 6 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (6.35%) Project Delivery
11 3 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (4.76%) Change Control
11 3 (4.76%) Database Tuning
11 3 (4.76%) DevOps
11 3 (4.76%) Physical Data Model
11 3 (4.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 37 (58.73%) SQL
2 22 (34.92%) PL/SQL
3 20 (31.75%) Shell Script
4 5 (7.94%) Bash Shell
4 5 (7.94%) Perl
4 5 (7.94%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.35%) Java
5 4 (6.35%) Python
6 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.17%) Korn
8 1 (1.59%) C
8 1 (1.59%) C#
8 1 (1.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) Degree
4 3 (4.76%) OCP
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (3.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.81%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (3.17%) NIST
2 2 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 11 (17.46%) Oracle Clusterware
2 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.76%) Docker
4 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (3.17%) KVM
4 2 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (52.38%) Oracle RMAN
2 32 (50.79%) Data Guard
3 11 (17.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (11.11%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 3 (4.76%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.17%) Avamar
6 2 (3.17%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (3.17%) Nagios
6 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.17%) Puppet
6 2 (3.17%) Rundeck
6 2 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (3.17%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.59%) Ansible
7 1 (1.59%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.59%) Foglight
7 1 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 63 (100.00%) Oracle
2 8 (12.70%) Sybase
3 7 (11.11%) VMware
4 4 (6.35%) IBM
4 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.35%) Veeam
5 3 (4.76%) Remedy
6 2 (3.17%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.17%) BeyondTrust
6 2 (3.17%) Carbon Black
6 2 (3.17%) CommVault
6 2 (3.17%) CyberArk
6 2 (3.17%) Darktrace
6 2 (3.17%) Forcepoint
6 2 (3.17%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.17%) Huawei
6 2 (3.17%) Infoblox
6 2 (3.17%) NEC
6 2 (3.17%) NetApp
6 2 (3.17%) Netskope