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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 516 579 502
Rank change year-on-year +63 -77  
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 89 69 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.76% 1.17% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 76
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £569 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £426 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.23% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 5045 5890 5499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.15% 10.94% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3208 3585 3024
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 459 634
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +67 86 £450 - 9
London +24 35 £475 -5.00% 3
South East +44 31 £450 - 3
Hampshire - 26 £450 - 1
South West +2 10 £432 -1.31%
City of London -1 8 £725 +31.81%
Andover - 6 £490 -
Havant - 6 £485 -
East of England 0 5 £225 -50.00%
Bedfordshire - 4 £225 -
Surrey - 3 £475 -
Bristol - 3 £438 -
Dunstable - 3 £235 -
Scotland +29 2 £413 +106.76% 2
Yorkshire +14 2 £513 +20.58%
Sheffield +2 2 £513 +20.58%
South Yorkshire +1 2 £513 +20.58%
Winchester - 2 £450 -
North West +28 1 - -
Berkshire +25 1 - - 2
Lancashire +19 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +6 1 £300 - 2
Wiltshire +3 1 £426 -2.62%
Bracknell +2 1 - -
East Midlands -9 1 £300 - 2
Midlands - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £400 -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 174 (100.00%) Oracle
2 130 (74.71%) Oracle Database
3 97 (55.75%) Linux
4 92 (52.87%) Oracle Database 11g
5 87 (50.00%) SQL
6 65 (37.36%) Unix
7 61 (35.06%) Data Guard
8 60 (34.48%) Windows
9 57 (32.76%) Oracle Database 10g
9 57 (32.76%) Oracle Database 12c
10 49 (28.16%) WebLogic
10 49 (28.16%) Finance
11 46 (26.44%) VMware
11 46 (26.44%) Oracle RMAN
12 45 (25.86%) PL/SQL
13 43 (24.71%) Middleware
14 40 (22.99%) SQL Server
15 39 (22.41%) Red Hat
16 34 (19.54%) AIX
16 34 (19.54%) Performance Tuning
17 32 (18.39%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
17 32 (18.39%) Security Cleared
17 32 (18.39%) High Availability
17 32 (18.39%) IBM
18 30 (17.24%) SC Cleared
19 29 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
20 28 (16.09%) Solaris
20 28 (16.09%) SAN
20 28 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
21 27 (15.52%) Java

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 49 (28.16%) WebLogic
2 16 (9.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (6.90%) Oracle Coherence
4 11 (6.32%) Apache
4 11 (6.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 11 (6.32%) Tomcat
4 11 (6.32%) WebSphere
5 10 (5.75%) DataSynapse
5 10 (5.75%) IIS
5 10 (5.75%) Oracle Application Server
6 6 (3.45%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.87%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (2.30%) GeoServer
9 3 (1.72%) Confluence
9 3 (1.72%) JBoss
10 2 (1.15%) Apache Pig
10 2 (1.15%) Apache Spark
10 2 (1.15%) iPlanet
10 2 (1.15%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.15%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 15 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (14.37%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (10.92%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (6.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (5.17%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (1.72%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (1.72%) Oracle Utilities
5 3 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.57%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.57%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.02%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.15%) Taleo
4 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.09%) SAN
2 19 (10.92%) NAS
3 15 (8.62%) DNS
3 15 (8.62%) LDAP
4 13 (7.47%) LAN
5 12 (6.90%) HTTP
5 12 (6.90%) WAN
6 11 (6.32%) Internet
6 11 (6.32%) Kerberos
7 10 (5.75%) FCoE
7 10 (5.75%) Fibre Channel
7 10 (5.75%) iSCSI
7 10 (5.75%) TCP/IP
8 9 (5.17%) Multicast
9 6 (3.45%) Firewall
9 6 (3.45%) PuTTY
9 6 (3.45%) WinSCP
10 5 (2.87%) SSL
11 4 (2.30%) IPsec
11 4 (2.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (74.71%) Oracle Database
2 92 (52.87%) Oracle Database 11g
3 57 (32.76%) Oracle Database 10g
3 57 (32.76%) Oracle Database 12c
4 40 (22.99%) SQL Server
5 23 (13.22%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (13.22%) Oracle Exadata
6 22 (12.64%) Oracle BI EE
7 19 (10.92%) Oracle Reports
8 18 (10.34%) Hadoop
9 16 (9.20%) Oracle OWB
10 14 (8.05%) HBase
11 10 (5.75%) Oracle9i Database
12 9 (5.17%) Big Data
12 9 (5.17%) MySQL
12 9 (5.17%) Oracle Discoverer
13 8 (4.60%) NoSQL
13 8 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (4.02%) RDBMS
14 7 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (9.77%) Oracle APEX
2 16 (9.20%) Oracle Forms
3 11 (6.32%) Toad
4 6 (3.45%) HP UFT
4 6 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.45%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.30%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.72%) JIRA
7 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 49 (28.16%) Finance
2 20 (11.49%) Banking
3 4 (2.30%) Retail
4 3 (1.72%) Electronics
4 3 (1.72%) Law
4 3 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.72%) Marketing
4 3 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.15%) Local Government
6 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Military
6 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (45.98%) DBA
2 75 (43.10%) Oracle DBA
3 34 (19.54%) Architect
4 32 (18.39%) Administrator
5 15 (8.62%) Oracle Architect
6 14 (8.05%) Infrastructure Architect
6 14 (8.05%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 13 (7.47%) Consultant
8 12 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
9 10 (5.75%) Applications Support
9 10 (5.75%) Technical Architect
10 9 (5.17%) Oracle Consultant
11 8 (4.60%) SQL DBA
11 8 (4.60%) Unix Administrator
12 7 (4.02%) Developer
12 7 (4.02%) SC Cleared DBA
13 6 (3.45%) Analyst
13 6 (3.45%) Oracle Technical Architect
13 6 (3.45%) Tester
14 4 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (24.71%) Middleware
2 26 (14.94%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 21 (12.07%) XML
3 21 (12.07%) XSLT
4 20 (11.49%) Oracle Fusion
5 13 (7.47%) JSP
5 13 (7.47%) Web Services
6 12 (6.90%) Spring
7 11 (6.32%) Hibernate
7 11 (6.32%) Java EE
7 11 (6.32%) XSL
8 10 (5.75%) HTML
8 10 (5.75%) JSF
8 10 (5.75%) Rendezvous
8 10 (5.75%) Struts
9 6 (3.45%) OAuth2
10 5 (2.87%) J2EE
10 5 (2.87%) REST
10 5 (2.87%) RESTful
11 4 (2.30%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.92%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.34%) Clustering
3 12 (6.90%) Replication
4 9 (5.17%) Symmetrix
5 6 (3.45%) HACMP
6 5 (2.87%) Grid Computing
6 5 (2.87%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.87%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.30%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.30%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.72%) CESG
8 3 (1.72%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.72%) iPad
8 3 (1.72%) Online Banking
9 2 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.15%) HP Storage
9 2 (1.15%) HP StoreVirtual
9 2 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 97 (55.75%) Linux
2 65 (37.36%) Unix
3 60 (34.48%) Windows
4 34 (19.54%) AIX
5 28 (16.09%) Solaris
6 26 (14.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (9.20%) Windows Server
8 15 (8.62%) Oracle Linux
9 12 (6.90%) SUSE
10 10 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (4.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 7 (4.02%) VMS
12 6 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (1.72%) CentOS
14 3 (1.72%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.54%) Performance Tuning
2 32 (18.39%) High Availability
3 29 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (14.37%) ITIL
6 21 (12.07%) Database Tuning
7 18 (10.34%) Migration
7 18 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
8 16 (9.20%) DevOps
8 16 (9.20%) SOA
9 14 (8.05%) ETL
10 13 (7.47%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (6.90%) Benchmarking
12 11 (6.32%) Data Modelling
13 10 (5.75%) Change Management
13 10 (5.75%) Mentoring
13 10 (5.75%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (4.60%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (4.60%) E-Commerce
14 8 (4.60%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 87 (50.00%) SQL
2 45 (25.86%) PL/SQL
3 27 (15.52%) Java
4 24 (13.79%) Shell Script
5 16 (9.20%) Perl
6 11 (6.32%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.02%) Python
8 6 (3.45%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.45%) F#
9 5 (2.87%) C
10 4 (2.30%) Korn
11 2 (1.15%) C++
11 2 (1.15%) Ruby
12 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (18.39%) Security Cleared
2 30 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.87%) Degree
3 5 (2.87%) ISEB
3 5 (2.87%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (2.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (2.87%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (1.72%) EMC Certification
4 3 (1.72%) OCP
5 2 (1.15%) RHCE
5 2 (1.15%) RHCSS
6 1 (0.57%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.62%) SLA
2 10 (5.75%) JSP 440
3 6 (3.45%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.87%) QA
5 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.57%) HL7
System Software
1 22 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (10.92%) NFS
2 19 (10.92%) SRDF
3 10 (5.75%) Active Directory
4 9 (5.17%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.17%) KVM
4 9 (5.17%) Veritas File System
4 9 (5.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 9 (5.17%) Xen
5 7 (4.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 7 (4.02%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.30%) GFS2
6 4 (2.30%) OCFS2
6 4 (2.30%) vCloud
7 3 (1.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (1.72%) HDFS
7 3 (1.72%) Oracle Clusterware
8 2 (1.15%) Apache Flume
8 2 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 61 (35.06%) Data Guard
2 46 (26.44%) Oracle RMAN
3 32 (18.39%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 12 (6.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (5.17%) Ansible
5 9 (5.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 8 (4.60%) vRealize
7 5 (2.87%) Puppet
8 3 (1.72%) Ambari
8 3 (1.72%) Oozie
8 3 (1.72%) Simpana
9 2 (1.15%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (1.15%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.15%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (1.15%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.15%) OpenView
9 2 (1.15%) Oracle Flashback
9 2 (1.15%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (1.15%) Oracle Statspack
9 2 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 174 (100.00%) Oracle
2 46 (26.44%) VMware
3 39 (22.41%) Red Hat
4 32 (18.39%) IBM
5 25 (14.37%) NetApp
6 24 (13.79%) EMC
7 21 (12.07%) Microsoft
8 15 (8.62%) Veritas
9 14 (8.05%) Cisco
10 13 (7.47%) HP
11 12 (6.90%) Sun
11 12 (6.90%) Sybase
12 11 (6.32%) Intel
12 11 (6.32%) TIBCO
13 9 (5.17%) BEA
14 8 (4.60%) Hortonworks
15 7 (4.02%) Remedy
15 7 (4.02%) WorldPay
16 5 (2.87%) Bloomberg
16 5 (2.87%) Reuters
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