Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 734 546 645
Rank change year-on-year -188 +99 -144
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 127 365 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.34% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 1.05% 2.77% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 232 123
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% -11.00%
10th Percentile £326 £295 £310
90th Percentile £538 £575 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
UK median hourly rate £51.25 £36.00 £38.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.36% -6.93% -26.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year +18.06% - -

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 12141 13159 11597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.22% 12.35% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7811 8250 6511
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.12% +4.63%
10th Percentile £158 £175 £160
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £335
% change year-on-year +4.17% +7.46% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 899 1267
UK median hourly rate £16.66 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.25 £41.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year - -0.80% +4.17%

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 18 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle RAC over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Oracle RAC in the UK

Oracle RAC
Top 15 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 18 October 2017. 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 -162 124 £450 +5.88% 11
UK excluding London -133 84 £425 +6.25% 4
London -70 38 £525 +16.67% 9
South East -17 32 £468 +3.89% 1
North of England +6 31 £400 +21.21% 1
North East +43 20 £361 +25.65%
North West +6 8 £400 +15.11% 1
East of England -14 8 £431 -4.17%
Midlands 0 7 £320 -28.89%
East Midlands +5 5 £320 -28.89%
Yorkshire +16 3 £480 +3.78%
South West -10 3 £386 -3.44%
West Midlands +4 2 - -
Wales -11 2 £384 -23.20%
Scotland +11 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 127 (100.00%) Oracle
2 90 (70.87%) Oracle Database
3 59 (46.46%) Unix
4 58 (45.67%) Linux
4 58 (45.67%) Data Guard
5 51 (40.16%) Oracle Database 12c
6 47 (37.01%) Oracle Database 11g
7 37 (29.13%) AIX
8 36 (28.35%) Windows
8 36 (28.35%) Security Cleared
9 35 (27.56%) SQL
10 34 (26.77%) Oracle RMAN
11 32 (25.20%) High Availability
12 30 (23.62%) Performance Tuning
12 30 (23.62%) SC Cleared
13 27 (21.26%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 26 (20.47%) PL/SQL
14 26 (20.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 26 (20.47%) Finance
14 26 (20.47%) Veritas
15 24 (18.90%) Shell Script
15 24 (18.90%) WebLogic
15 24 (18.90%) VMware
16 23 (18.11%) SQL Server
16 23 (18.11%) ITIL
17 22 (17.32%) Solaris
17 22 (17.32%) Data Centre
18 21 (16.54%) HP
18 21 (16.54%) Clustering
19 20 (15.75%) Load Balancing

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 24 (18.90%) WebLogic
2 16 (12.60%) Apache
2 16 (12.60%) JBoss
3 15 (11.81%) OpenStack
3 15 (11.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (11.02%) Tomcat
5 13 (10.24%) Oracle Application Server
6 12 (9.45%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (9.45%) MQSeries
6 12 (9.45%) Oracle Service Bus
6 12 (9.45%) SharePoint
7 11 (8.66%) iPlanet
7 11 (8.66%) WebLogic Portal
8 7 (5.51%) IIS
9 3 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (2.36%) Oracle 10gAS
10 2 (1.57%) Apache Pig
10 2 (1.57%) EPiServer
10 2 (1.57%) GeoServer
10 2 (1.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (9.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (13.39%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (10.24%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (9.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 11 (8.66%) Oracle Utilities
5 9 (7.09%) Siebel CRM
6 4 (3.15%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (2.36%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (2.36%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle FAH
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.79%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.57%) PaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Boomi
3 1 (0.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.17%) LDAP
1 18 (14.17%) NAS
2 17 (13.39%) SAN
3 16 (12.60%) DNS
3 16 (12.60%) Firewall
4 15 (11.81%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.72%) FCoE
5 6 (4.72%) iSCSI
5 6 (4.72%) WAN
6 4 (3.15%) Kerberos
7 3 (2.36%) SSL
7 3 (2.36%) VLAN
8 2 (1.57%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.57%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (70.87%) Oracle Database
2 51 (40.16%) Oracle Database 12c
3 47 (37.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 23 (18.11%) SQL Server
5 14 (11.02%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (8.66%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (8.66%) Oracle Database 10g
6 11 (8.66%) Oracle Exadata
7 7 (5.51%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (3.94%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (3.15%) OLAP
9 4 (3.15%) Oracle Discoverer
9 4 (3.15%) Oracle OLAP
9 4 (3.15%) Oracle9i Database
9 4 (3.15%) RDBMS
9 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.15%) Sybase ASE
10 3 (2.36%) Big Data
10 3 (2.36%) Hadoop
10 3 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.72%) Toad
2 3 (2.36%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.36%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 26 (20.47%) Finance
2 14 (11.02%) Banking
3 6 (4.72%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.79%) Front Office
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (58.27%) DBA
1 74 (58.27%) Oracle DBA
2 17 (13.39%) Administrator
3 14 (11.02%) Architect
4 11 (8.66%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 8 (6.30%) Oracle Architect
5 8 (6.30%) Senior DBA
5 8 (6.30%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 7 (5.51%) SC Cleared DBA
6 7 (5.51%) Unix Engineer
7 6 (4.72%) Database Architect
8 5 (3.94%) AIX Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.15%) Analyst
9 4 (3.15%) Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Environment Manager
9 4 (3.15%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (2.36%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (2.36%) Oracle Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.26%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 14 (11.02%) J2EE
3 13 (10.24%) Middleware
4 12 (9.45%) Oracle Fusion
5 9 (7.09%) .NET
6 3 (2.36%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.57%) CSS
7 2 (1.57%) OAuth2
7 2 (1.57%) REST
7 2 (1.57%) RESTful
7 2 (1.57%) Web Services
8 1 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.79%) IDoc
8 1 (0.79%) SAP ALE
8 1 (0.79%) SAP Fiori
8 1 (0.79%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.79%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.32%) Data Centre
2 21 (16.54%) Clustering
3 9 (7.09%) Grid Computing
4 6 (4.72%) Replication
5 5 (3.94%) Oracle Exalytics
5 5 (3.94%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.79%) Derivative
8 1 (0.79%) Equities
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 59 (46.46%) Unix
2 58 (45.67%) Linux
3 37 (29.13%) AIX
4 36 (28.35%) Windows
5 22 (17.32%) Solaris
6 15 (11.81%) SUSE
7 13 (10.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (9.45%) HPUX
9 6 (4.72%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (2.36%) CoreOS
10 3 (2.36%) Debian
10 3 (2.36%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.79%) VMS
11 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.20%) High Availability
2 30 (23.62%) Performance Tuning
3 23 (18.11%) ITIL
4 20 (15.75%) Load Balancing
5 18 (14.17%) Migration
6 16 (12.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (11.81%) SOA
8 13 (10.24%) Data Management
9 11 (8.66%) Master Data Management
10 10 (7.87%) WFM
11 9 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (7.09%) CRM
12 8 (6.30%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (5.51%) Change Management
14 6 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (4.72%) Data Migration
14 6 (4.72%) Data Modelling
14 6 (4.72%) Performance Monitoring
14 6 (4.72%) Procure-to-Pay
14 6 (4.72%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (27.56%) SQL
2 26 (20.47%) PL/SQL
3 24 (18.90%) Shell Script
4 17 (13.39%) Perl
5 12 (9.45%) Bash Shell
5 12 (9.45%) Python
6 10 (7.87%) Korn
7 7 (5.51%) Java
8 6 (4.72%) C-shell
9 3 (2.36%) Ruby
10 2 (1.57%) ANSI SQL
10 2 (1.57%) Haskell
10 2 (1.57%) Scala
11 1 (0.79%) ABAP
11 1 (0.79%) C
11 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (28.35%) Security Cleared
2 30 (23.62%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.30%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (3.15%) OCP
5 3 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.36%) RHCE
6 2 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.57%) Degree
6 2 (1.57%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.72%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (11.81%) KVM
3 13 (10.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 12 (9.45%) Hyper-V
5 10 (7.87%) Samba
6 5 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.15%) SRDF
8 3 (2.36%) Active Directory
8 3 (2.36%) Docker
8 3 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (1.57%) HDFS
9 2 (1.57%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.79%) NFS
10 1 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.79%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 58 (45.67%) Data Guard
2 34 (26.77%) Oracle RMAN
3 26 (20.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 13 (10.24%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 12 (9.45%) OpenView
6 9 (7.09%) Oracle Identity Management
7 8 (6.30%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.36%) Ansible
8 3 (2.36%) Kibana
8 3 (2.36%) logstash
8 3 (2.36%) Puppet
8 3 (2.36%) Rancher
8 3 (2.36%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (2.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.57%) Ambari
9 2 (1.57%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.57%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.57%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (1.57%) vRealize
Vendors
1 127 (100.00%) Oracle
2 26 (20.47%) Veritas
3 24 (18.90%) VMware
4 21 (16.54%) HP
5 20 (15.75%) Red Hat
6 19 (14.96%) Cisco
7 14 (11.02%) EMC
7 14 (11.02%) F5
8 12 (9.45%) Cognos
8 12 (9.45%) Opsware
8 12 (9.45%) PlateSpin
8 12 (9.45%) Sun
9 11 (8.66%) Siebel
10 10 (7.87%) NetApp
11 7 (5.51%) IBM
12 6 (4.72%) Borland
12 6 (4.72%) Informatica
13 5 (3.94%) Dynatrace
14 4 (3.15%) Pega
14 4 (3.15%) Sybase