Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 772 669 681
Rank change year-on-year -103 +12 -77
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 105 169 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 0.79% 1.60% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 107 123
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £375 £325 £319
90th Percentile £575 £656 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 -
% change year-on-year +18.42% - -

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 13,317 10,590 11,599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.17% 11.51% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,628 6,687 7,001
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £175 £163 £163
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 738 729 963
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +1.59% +1.61%
10th Percentile £10.72 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.56 £46.78 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

Oracle RAC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 April 2018.

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 14 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 23 April 2018. 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 -100 97 £450 +4.23% 21
UK excluding London -92 57 £425 +6.25% 18
London -78 41 £475 -5.00% 5
South East -31 29 £425 - 10
Midlands -2 10 - - 1
West Midlands - 9 - - 1
East of England -19 8 £513 +118.09% 2
North of England -10 5 £556 +58.93% 3
North West -11 3 £700 +100.00% 1
Yorkshire -23 2 £413 +17.86% 2
Scotland -35 2 £363 -14.71% 1
Wales - 2 £475 - 1
East Midlands -1 1 - -
South West -3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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.

1 105 (100.00%) Oracle
2 88 (83.81%) Oracle Database
3 70 (66.67%) Data Guard
4 57 (54.29%) SQL
5 56 (53.33%) Oracle RMAN
6 42 (40.00%) PL/SQL
6 42 (40.00%) Unix
7 41 (39.05%) Oracle Database 12c
8 39 (37.14%) Linux
8 39 (37.14%) Oracle Database 11g
9 34 (32.38%) Performance Tuning
10 28 (26.67%) Shell Script
11 26 (24.76%) Windows
12 25 (23.81%) Relational Database
13 23 (21.90%) High Availability
14 22 (20.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 22 (20.95%) Migration
15 21 (20.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
16 20 (19.05%) SQL Server
17 19 (18.10%) Oracle Clusterware
18 17 (16.19%) XML
18 17 (16.19%) Database Tuning
19 16 (15.24%) Oracle EBS R12
19 16 (15.24%) Security Cleared
19 16 (15.24%) Oracle Database 10g
19 16 (15.24%) Finance
19 16 (15.24%) Oracle Applications
19 16 (15.24%) Oracle Flashback
20 15 (14.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
20 15 (14.29%) Oracle EBS

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 14 (13.33%) WebLogic
2 5 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.86%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.90%) Apache
4 2 (1.90%) Confluence
4 2 (1.90%) IIS
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 16 (15.24%) Oracle Applications
1 16 (15.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.90%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.95%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.95%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.86%) IaaS
1 3 (2.86%) PaaS
2 2 (1.90%) Boomi
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.90%) OpenShift
2 2 (1.90%) SaaS
3 1 (0.95%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.67%) SAN
2 5 (4.76%) HTTP
3 4 (3.81%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.86%) DVB
4 3 (2.86%) FTP
4 3 (2.86%) NAS
5 2 (1.90%) FCoE
5 2 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.90%) Firewall
5 2 (1.90%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.90%) LAN
5 2 (1.90%) Multicast
5 2 (1.90%) WAN
6 1 (0.95%) DHCP
6 1 (0.95%) DMZ
6 1 (0.95%) DNS
6 1 (0.95%) InfiniBand
6 1 (0.95%) Internet
6 1 (0.95%) VLAN
6 1 (0.95%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (83.81%) Oracle Database
2 41 (39.05%) Oracle Database 12c
3 39 (37.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 25 (23.81%) Relational Database
5 20 (19.05%) SQL Server
6 16 (15.24%) Oracle Database 10g
7 12 (11.43%) Big Data
8 11 (10.48%) Oracle Exadata
9 10 (9.52%) Oracle BI EE
9 10 (9.52%) RDBMS
10 6 (5.71%) MySQL
11 4 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (2.86%) DB2
12 3 (2.86%) MongoDB
12 3 (2.86%) NoSQL
12 3 (2.86%) Oracle ODI
13 2 (1.90%) HBase
13 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (3.81%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.81%) Subversion
4 3 (2.86%) GitLab
4 3 (2.86%) JIRA
5 2 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.90%) ERwin
5 2 (1.90%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.90%) Toad
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (15.24%) Finance
2 5 (4.76%) Banking
2 5 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.90%) Electronics
3 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.90%) Marketing
3 2 (1.90%) Private Banking
4 1 (0.95%) French Language
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 88 (83.81%) DBA
2 83 (79.05%) Oracle DBA
3 15 (14.29%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 13 (12.38%) Developer
5 11 (10.48%) Oracle Developer
6 10 (9.52%) Administrator
6 10 (9.52%) SQL DBA
7 6 (5.71%) DV Cleared DBA
7 6 (5.71%) Senior DBA
7 6 (5.71%) Senior Oracle DBA
8 5 (4.76%) Architect
9 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.81%) MySQL DBA
9 4 (3.81%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
9 4 (3.81%) SQL Server DBA
10 3 (2.86%) Analyst
10 3 (2.86%) Oracle Production DBA
10 3 (2.86%) Production DBA
10 3 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (1.90%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.19%) XML
2 15 (14.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 13 (12.38%) JSON
4 6 (5.71%) Middleware
5 5 (4.76%) XSLT
6 4 (3.81%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (2.86%) HTML
8 2 (1.90%) IDoc
8 2 (1.90%) J2EE
8 2 (1.90%) SAP ALE
8 2 (1.90%) SAP Fiori
8 2 (1.90%) SAP PI
9 1 (0.95%) CSS
9 1 (0.95%) JSP
9 1 (0.95%) LDAP
9 1 (0.95%) REST
9 1 (0.95%) Servlets
9 1 (0.95%) Web Services
9 1 (0.95%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) Replication
2 9 (8.57%) Clustering
3 6 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.76%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.81%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.86%) MPEG
7 2 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.90%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.90%) STB
8 1 (0.95%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.95%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 42 (40.00%) Unix
2 39 (37.14%) Linux
3 26 (24.76%) Windows
4 13 (12.38%) AIX
5 11 (10.48%) Solaris
6 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.95%) SUSE
7 1 (0.95%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (32.38%) Performance Tuning
2 23 (21.90%) High Availability
3 22 (20.95%) Migration
4 17 (16.19%) Database Tuning
5 15 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 13 (12.38%) Data Migration
6 13 (12.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (12.38%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (10.48%) Coaching
7 11 (10.48%) Collaborative Working
8 10 (9.52%) Data Cleansing
8 10 (9.52%) Data Transformation
8 10 (9.52%) Post-Production
9 9 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (7.62%) Problem Management
11 7 (6.67%) ITIL
11 7 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (5.71%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 57 (54.29%) SQL
2 42 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 28 (26.67%) Shell Script
4 10 (9.52%) Java
5 7 (6.67%) Perl
6 4 (3.81%) Python
7 3 (2.86%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.86%) Korn
8 2 (1.90%) ABAP
8 2 (1.90%) C
8 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.95%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (15.24%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.48%) Oracle Certification
3 9 (8.57%) DV Cleared
4 8 (7.62%) Degree
5 5 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.81%) OCP
7 2 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.38%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.90%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.95%) GDPR
3 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (18.10%) Oracle Clusterware
2 7 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.81%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.81%) vSphere
4 3 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.86%) Xen
5 2 (1.90%) Docker
5 2 (1.90%) KVM
5 2 (1.90%) NFS
5 2 (1.90%) SRDF
5 2 (1.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.95%) RHEV
6 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 70 (66.67%) Data Guard
2 56 (53.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 22 (20.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 21 (20.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 16 (15.24%) Oracle Flashback
6 9 (8.57%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (4.76%) Ansible
8 3 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (2.86%) Oracle Statspack
8 3 (2.86%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.90%) Automic
9 2 (1.90%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.90%) Puppet
10 1 (0.95%) Foglight
10 1 (0.95%) SCOM
Vendors
1 105 (100.00%) Oracle
2 8 (7.62%) Red Hat
2 8 (7.62%) VMware
3 6 (5.71%) NetApp
4 4 (3.81%) Cisco
4 4 (3.81%) EMC
4 4 (3.81%) IBM
4 4 (3.81%) SAP
5 3 (2.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.86%) Veritas
6 2 (1.90%) CA
6 2 (1.90%) Capita
6 2 (1.90%) Dell
6 2 (1.90%) Google
6 2 (1.90%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.90%) Intel
6 2 (1.90%) Micro Focus
6 2 (1.90%) Remedy
6 2 (1.90%) Serena
6 2 (1.90%) Sybase