Period
to 23 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 759 635 675
Rank change year-on-year -124 +40 -96
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 112 216 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 0.87% 1.86% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 130 106
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% - -
10th Percentile £359 £325 £316
90th Percentile £594 £625 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £38.00 £38.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.76% -16.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £38.00 -
% change year-on-year +15.13% - -

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 12,887 11,638 10,949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.71% 12.12% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,414 7,260 6,408
UK median daily rate £450 £403 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.80% +7.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £158
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.94% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 841 1,109
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £43.75 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +3.33%

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 February 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 February 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 -102 108 £450 +5.88% 23
UK excluding London -69 64 £425 - 21
London -78 44 £500 +8.11% 2
South East -14 36 £425 -5.56% 10
Midlands +3 12 £315 -30.00% 1
West Midlands +11 9 - -
North of England +13 8 £374 +6.86% 4
North West +1 7 £435 +31.82% 3
South West +10 3 £338 -6.25% 2
East Midlands -4 3 £315 -30.00% 1
Wales -11 2 £475 -5.00%
East of England -20 2 - - 4
North East +45 1 £313 -
Scotland -17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 112 (100.00%) Oracle
2 91 (81.25%) Oracle Database
3 74 (66.07%) Data Guard
4 57 (50.89%) SQL
5 50 (44.64%) Oracle RMAN
6 46 (41.07%) PL/SQL
6 46 (41.07%) Unix
7 45 (40.18%) Linux
7 45 (40.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 42 (37.50%) Oracle Database 12c
9 34 (30.36%) Performance Tuning
10 31 (27.68%) High Availability
11 29 (25.89%) Shell Script
12 28 (25.00%) Migration
12 28 (25.00%) Security Cleared
13 26 (23.21%) Oracle Clusterware
14 24 (21.43%) Relational Database
14 24 (21.43%) AIX
15 22 (19.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 21 (18.75%) Windows
16 21 (18.75%) Oracle Flashback
17 20 (17.86%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
17 20 (17.86%) Data Migration
18 19 (16.96%) SQL Server
19 18 (16.07%) Data Modelling
19 18 (16.07%) Finance
19 18 (16.07%) Oracle Applications
20 17 (15.18%) Oracle EBS
20 17 (15.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
20 17 (15.18%) Data Quality

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 15 (13.39%) WebLogic
2 8 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (6.25%) Apache
4 5 (4.46%) IIS
4 5 (4.46%) JBoss
4 5 (4.46%) OpenStack
4 5 (4.46%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.68%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.68%) Oracle 10gAS
7 2 (1.79%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.79%) iPlanet
7 2 (1.79%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.79%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.79%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (16.07%) Oracle Applications
2 17 (15.18%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (11.61%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (3.57%) Oracle Utilities
4 4 (3.57%) Siebel CRM
5 3 (2.68%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (1.79%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.89%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.89%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.79%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.71%) SAN
2 6 (5.36%) Firewall
2 6 (5.36%) NAS
2 6 (5.36%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.68%) DNS
4 2 (1.79%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.79%) Internet
4 2 (1.79%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.89%) DHCP
5 1 (0.89%) InfiniBand
5 1 (0.89%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.89%) VLAN
5 1 (0.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (81.25%) Oracle Database
2 45 (40.18%) Oracle Database 11g
3 42 (37.50%) Oracle Database 12c
4 24 (21.43%) Relational Database
5 19 (16.96%) SQL Server
6 17 (15.18%) Big Data
7 16 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
8 15 (13.39%) Oracle BI EE
9 9 (8.04%) Oracle Exadata
10 7 (6.25%) RDBMS
11 6 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (2.68%) DB2
12 3 (2.68%) MongoDB
12 3 (2.68%) OLAP
12 3 (2.68%) OLAP Cube
12 3 (2.68%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (2.68%) Oracle OLAP
12 3 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.57%) Subversion
4 3 (2.68%) GitLab
4 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.68%) Toad
5 2 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.79%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.89%) JIRA
General
1 18 (16.07%) Finance
2 6 (5.36%) Banking
3 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.79%) Electronics
6 2 (1.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.89%) French Language
7 1 (0.89%) Retail
7 1 (0.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 87 (77.68%) DBA
1 87 (77.68%) Oracle DBA
2 16 (14.29%) Developer
3 15 (13.39%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 14 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
5 10 (8.93%) Administrator
6 9 (8.04%) DV Cleared DBA
6 9 (8.04%) SQL DBA
7 7 (6.25%) Senior DBA
7 7 (6.25%) Senior Oracle DBA
8 6 (5.36%) Analyst
9 5 (4.46%) Oracle Production DBA
9 5 (4.46%) Production DBA
10 4 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.68%) Architect
11 3 (2.68%) Oracle Specialist
11 3 (2.68%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
11 3 (2.68%) SAN Engineer
11 3 (2.68%) SQL Server DBA
11 3 (2.68%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 15 (13.39%) XML
3 14 (12.50%) JSON
4 6 (5.36%) LDAP
4 6 (5.36%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (4.46%) .NET
5 5 (4.46%) Middleware
6 4 (3.57%) J2EE
7 3 (2.68%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (1.79%) CSS
8 2 (1.79%) IDoc
8 2 (1.79%) SAP ALE
8 2 (1.79%) SAP Fiori
8 2 (1.79%) SAP PI
9 1 (0.89%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.89%) REST
9 1 (0.89%) RESTful
9 1 (0.89%) Web Services
9 1 (0.89%) WebCenter
9 1 (0.89%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) Clustering
2 9 (8.04%) Data Structures
3 8 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.14%) Replication
4 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.79%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle Exalogic
6 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 46 (41.07%) Unix
2 45 (40.18%) Linux
3 24 (21.43%) AIX
4 21 (18.75%) Windows
5 13 (11.61%) Solaris
6 10 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.68%) CoreOS
7 3 (2.68%) Debian
7 3 (2.68%) SUSE
7 3 (2.68%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.79%) HPUX
8 2 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.89%) VMS
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.36%) Performance Tuning
2 31 (27.68%) High Availability
3 28 (25.00%) Migration
4 20 (17.86%) Data Migration
5 18 (16.07%) Data Modelling
6 15 (13.39%) Coaching
6 15 (13.39%) Collaborative Working
6 15 (13.39%) Data Transformation
6 15 (13.39%) Post-Production
7 14 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
8 13 (11.61%) Database Tuning
9 12 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (9.82%) Problem Management
11 9 (8.04%) Data Architecture
11 9 (8.04%) ITIL
11 9 (8.04%) Performance Analysis
11 9 (8.04%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (7.14%) SOA
13 7 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
14 6 (5.36%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (50.89%) SQL
2 46 (41.07%) PL/SQL
3 29 (25.89%) Shell Script
4 7 (6.25%) Java
5 3 (2.68%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.68%) Korn
5 3 (2.68%) Perl
5 3 (2.68%) Python
5 3 (2.68%) Ruby
6 2 (1.79%) ABAP
6 2 (1.79%) C
7 1 (0.89%) PHP
7 1 (0.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.61%) DV Cleared
3 11 (9.82%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (2.68%) Degree
5 3 (2.68%) OCP
5 3 (2.68%) RHCE
6 2 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.18%) Data Quality
2 5 (4.46%) SLA
3 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 26 (23.21%) Oracle Clusterware
2 7 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.46%) KVM
4 4 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.57%) Samba
4 4 (3.57%) SRDF
5 3 (2.68%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.68%) Docker
5 3 (2.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.89%) NFS
6 1 (0.89%) RHEV
6 1 (0.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.89%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.89%) vSphere
6 1 (0.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 74 (66.07%) Data Guard
2 50 (44.64%) Oracle RMAN
3 22 (19.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 21 (18.75%) Oracle Flashback
5 20 (17.86%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 7 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (4.46%) Ansible
7 5 (4.46%) Puppet
8 4 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (3.57%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (2.68%) Kibana
9 3 (2.68%) logstash
9 3 (2.68%) Rancher
9 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (2.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (1.79%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.79%) HP ALM
10 2 (1.79%) OpenView
10 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (1.79%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 112 (100.00%) Oracle
2 13 (11.61%) Red Hat
3 11 (9.82%) EMC
3 11 (9.82%) VMware
4 9 (8.04%) Veritas
5 7 (6.25%) HP
5 7 (6.25%) NetApp
6 6 (5.36%) Siebel
7 5 (4.46%) Cisco
8 4 (3.57%) SAP
9 3 (2.68%) Cognos
9 3 (2.68%) Dynatrace
9 3 (2.68%) IBM
9 3 (2.68%) Informatica
9 3 (2.68%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.79%) F5
10 2 (1.79%) Opsware
10 2 (1.79%) Pega
10 2 (1.79%) PlateSpin
10 2 (1.79%) Veeam