Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 620 707 775
Rank change year-on-year +87 +68 -130
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 112 179 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 1.05% 1.18% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 118 50
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +11.18%
10th Percentile £292 £363 £348
90th Percentile £525 £674 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
UK median hourly rate £46.40 £55.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.64% +28.65% +12.50%
10th Percentile £37.28 £55.00 £41.08
90th Percentile £55.28 £55.00 £46.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.40 £55.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year -15.64% +25.71% +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 10,657 15,166 12,933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.57% 15.30% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,975 9,965 8,440
UK median daily rate £450 £469 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +4.11% +11.11%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 617 774 711
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% - -
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.09 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.49% +3.30% -

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 February 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 +96 93 £450 - 11
UK excluding London +50 56 £450 +0.56% 9
London +129 52 £450 -7.69% 3
Midlands +64 13 £498 +7.05% 5
Scotland +26 13 £408 -4.12% 1
East of England - 12 £280 - 1
South East +45 9 £475 +5.56% 2
West Midlands +45 9 £498 +7.05% 4
North of England +57 8 £471 +17.81%
East Midlands +43 4 £450 - 1
North West +39 4 £375 -40.00%
Yorkshire +48 2 £434 +8.44%
North East +8 2 £505 +26.25%
Wales +25 1 £400 -5.99%

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 112 (100.00%) Oracle
2 101 (90.18%) Oracle Database
3 66 (58.93%) Oracle Database 12c
4 65 (58.04%) Data Guard
5 53 (47.32%) Linux
6 49 (43.75%) SQL
7 38 (33.93%) Unix
7 38 (33.93%) Security Cleared
8 37 (33.04%) Oracle RMAN
9 36 (32.14%) Oracle Database 11g
10 33 (29.46%) PL/SQL
11 30 (26.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 28 (25.00%) SC Cleared
12 28 (25.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 27 (24.11%) SQL Server
14 25 (22.32%) ITIL
14 25 (22.32%) Performance Tuning
14 25 (22.32%) Oracle Exadata
15 24 (21.43%) Migration
16 23 (20.54%) Shell Script
16 23 (20.54%) AWS
17 21 (18.75%) High Availability
18 20 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 20 (17.86%) WebLogic
18 20 (17.86%) Windows
18 20 (17.86%) Solaris
18 20 (17.86%) Red Hat
19 19 (16.96%) Data Modelling
19 19 (16.96%) Azure
19 19 (16.96%) Problem-Solving

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 20 (17.86%) WebLogic
2 17 (15.18%) Confluence
3 9 (8.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (8.04%) Tomcat
4 7 (6.25%) Red Hat Fuse
5 6 (5.36%) Apache
5 6 (5.36%) IIS
6 5 (4.46%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (2.68%) nginx
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (5.36%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (3.57%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (20.54%) AWS
2 19 (16.96%) Azure
3 8 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.57%) IaaS
4 4 (3.57%) PaaS
4 4 (3.57%) SaaS
5 2 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.79%) GCP
5 2 (1.79%) GitHub
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) SAN
2 2 (1.79%) Internet
2 2 (1.79%) VPN
3 1 (0.89%) DMZ
3 1 (0.89%) Firewall
3 1 (0.89%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.89%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (90.18%) Oracle Database
2 66 (58.93%) Oracle Database 12c
3 36 (32.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 27 (24.11%) SQL Server
5 25 (22.32%) Oracle Exadata
6 16 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
6 16 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (13.39%) Oracle BI EE
7 15 (13.39%) Oracle Database 10g
8 13 (11.61%) MySQL
9 11 (9.82%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (8.04%) NoSQL
11 8 (7.14%) Oracle OWB
11 8 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (6.25%) VLDB
13 6 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (5.36%) Relational Database
14 5 (4.46%) RDBMS
15 4 (3.57%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (15.18%) JIRA
2 11 (9.82%) Jenkins
3 9 (8.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (2.68%) Fiddler
6 2 (1.79%) Subversion
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.89%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (15.18%) Finance
2 6 (5.36%) Banking
3 3 (2.68%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.79%) Law
5 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 82 (73.21%) DBA
2 80 (71.43%) Oracle DBA
3 17 (15.18%) SC Cleared DBA
4 15 (13.39%) Administrator
5 7 (6.25%) DV Cleared DBA
5 7 (6.25%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 7 (6.25%) Senior DBA
6 6 (5.36%) Developer
6 6 (5.36%) Platform Engineer
6 6 (5.36%) Senior Oracle DBA
7 5 (4.46%) Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Analytics Developer
8 4 (3.57%) Database Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Unix Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) Applications Support
9 3 (2.68%) Architect
9 3 (2.68%) Oracle Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database Engineer
10 2 (1.79%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 18 (16.07%) Middleware
3 9 (8.04%) REST
3 9 (8.04%) Spring
3 9 (8.04%) Spring Boot
4 6 (5.36%) .NET
5 3 (2.68%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.89%) JSON
6 1 (0.89%) LDAP
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.50%) Replication
2 10 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.14%) Clustering
3 8 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.36%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.79%) Wiki
7 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.89%) HACMP
7 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 53 (47.32%) Linux
2 38 (33.93%) Unix
3 20 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (17.86%) Solaris
3 20 (17.86%) Windows
4 16 (14.29%) Oracle Linux
5 13 (11.61%) AIX
6 10 (8.93%) HPUX
7 7 (6.25%) Windows Server
8 6 (5.36%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.79%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.89%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.32%) ITIL
1 25 (22.32%) Performance Tuning
2 24 (21.43%) Migration
3 21 (18.75%) High Availability
4 19 (16.96%) Data Modelling
4 19 (16.96%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (11.61%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (8.93%) Logical Data Model
7 10 (8.93%) Physical Data Model
8 9 (8.04%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (8.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (8.04%) ITIL V3
8 9 (8.04%) Microservices
8 9 (8.04%) Open Source
8 9 (8.04%) SOA
8 9 (8.04%) Strategic Roadmap
9 8 (7.14%) Database Security
9 8 (7.14%) Decision-Making
9 8 (7.14%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 49 (43.75%) SQL
2 33 (29.46%) PL/SQL
3 23 (20.54%) Shell Script
4 15 (13.39%) Perl
5 14 (12.50%) Java
6 9 (8.04%) Korn
7 6 (5.36%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.46%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.46%) Ruby
9 4 (3.57%) Python
10 3 (2.68%) AWK
10 3 (2.68%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.79%) C#
11 2 (1.79%) C-shell
11 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.89%) Go
Qualifications
1 38 (33.93%) Security Cleared
2 28 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.71%) DV Cleared
4 11 (9.82%) Oracle Certification
5 10 (8.93%) OCP
6 4 (3.57%) OCA
7 3 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.79%) Degree
9 1 (0.89%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 9 (8.04%) SLA
3 2 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.89%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (6.25%) Docker
1 7 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.36%) OCFS2
3 5 (4.46%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.46%) Oracle Clusterware
4 3 (2.68%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.68%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.79%) XenApp
6 1 (0.89%) Snort
Systems Management
1 65 (58.04%) Data Guard
2 37 (33.04%) Oracle RMAN
3 30 (26.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 17 (15.18%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 4 (3.57%) Control-M
6 3 (2.68%) Ansible
6 3 (2.68%) Oracle Flashback
7 2 (1.79%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.79%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.79%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (1.79%) Puppet
7 2 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.79%) Terraform
8 1 (0.89%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.89%) Netcool
8 1 (0.89%) Nmap
8 1 (0.89%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 112 (100.00%) Oracle
2 20 (17.86%) Red Hat
3 14 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.14%) HP
4 8 (7.14%) IBM
4 8 (7.14%) Sybase
5 7 (6.25%) Veritas
5 7 (6.25%) VMware
6 2 (1.79%) 3PAR
6 2 (1.79%) BMC
6 2 (1.79%) CA
6 2 (1.79%) Citrix
6 2 (1.79%) CommVault
6 2 (1.79%) Hitachi
6 2 (1.79%) NetApp
6 2 (1.79%) SaltStack
6 2 (1.79%) Sony
6 2 (1.79%) Splunk
7 1 (0.89%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.89%) ServiceNow