Period
to 16 May 2021

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 16 May 2021 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
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 593 546 648
Rank change year-on-year -47 +102 +158
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 67 95 208
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 0.82% 1.22% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 63 141
10th Percentile £314 £300 £369
25th Percentile £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £463
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% -2.70% +8.82%
75th Percentile £525 £488 £550
90th Percentile £596 £500 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £453
% change year-on-year - -6.08% +6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £50.70 £55.00
Median % change year-on-year - -7.82% +27.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.70 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -7.82% +22.22%

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 8,161 7,790 14,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.37% 15.61% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,657 5,279 9,485
10th Percentile £230 £178 £180
25th Percentile £380 £325 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £463 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.41% -2.63% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -0.26% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 397 610
10th Percentile £11.58 £11.26 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.49 £13.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £16.21
Median % change year-on-year +25.71% +7.97% +2.19%
75th Percentile £50.00 £23.75 £26.65
90th Percentile £64.70 £51.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.27 £16.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year +10.73% +8.62% +1.27%

Oracle RAC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Oracle RAC in the UK

Oracle RAC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Oracle RAC.

Daily rate trend for Oracle RAC in the UK

Oracle RAC
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Oracle RAC over the 6 months to 16 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Oracle RAC in the UK

Oracle RAC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Oracle RAC.

Hourly rate trend for Oracle RAC in the UK

Oracle RAC
Top 12 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 16 May 2021. 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 -29 47 £463 +2.78% 3
UK excluding London +21 28 £425 - 2
Work from Home -230 27 £475 +46.15% 2
London -54 21 £500 +8.11% 1
Midlands -3 7 £425 -5.56% 1
West Midlands -4 7 £425 - 1
Scotland -18 7 £400 -15.79%
North of England +28 6 £341 +5.98%
South East +27 6 £525 +27.27%
North West +10 4 £320 -0.47%
Yorkshire - 2 £363 -
South West - 2 £610 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 May 2021, 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 67 (100.00%) Oracle
2 49 (73.13%) Oracle Database
3 40 (59.70%) Data Guard
4 33 (49.25%) Linux
5 31 (46.27%) Oracle RMAN
6 28 (41.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 28 (41.79%) Performance Tuning
7 27 (40.30%) Oracle Database 12c
8 26 (38.81%) SQL
9 24 (35.82%) Unix
10 21 (31.34%) Oracle Exadata
11 20 (29.85%) Migration
12 19 (28.36%) Solaris
12 19 (28.36%) Social Skills
13 15 (22.39%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 15 (22.39%) PL/SQL
14 14 (20.90%) Windows
14 14 (20.90%) AIX
14 14 (20.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 13 (19.40%) NAS
15 13 (19.40%) ITIL
15 13 (19.40%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (19.40%) Shell Script
16 12 (17.91%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (16.42%) WebLogic
17 11 (16.42%) SAN
17 11 (16.42%) VMware
17 11 (16.42%) AWS
18 10 (14.93%) High Availability
18 10 (14.93%) Azure

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 11 (16.42%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.97%) Liferay
2 4 (5.97%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.97%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.97%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.99%) Apache
4 2 (2.99%) Confluence
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (10.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (4.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.42%) AWS
2 10 (14.93%) Azure
3 5 (7.46%) GCP
3 5 (7.46%) GitHub
3 5 (7.46%) IaaS
4 3 (4.48%) PaaS
5 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.49%) Serverless
6 1 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.40%) NAS
2 11 (16.42%) SAN
3 5 (7.46%) DHCP
3 5 (7.46%) DNS
3 5 (7.46%) Kerberos
4 4 (5.97%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (5.97%) FCoE
4 4 (5.97%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (5.97%) iSCSI
4 4 (5.97%) LAN
4 4 (5.97%) Multicast
4 4 (5.97%) VLAN
4 4 (5.97%) WAN
5 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.48%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.99%) DMZ
6 2 (2.99%) FTP
6 2 (2.99%) SSL
6 2 (2.99%) VPN
7 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (73.13%) Oracle Database
2 28 (41.79%) Oracle Database 11g
3 27 (40.30%) Oracle Database 12c
4 21 (31.34%) Oracle Exadata
5 12 (17.91%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (13.43%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (11.94%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (8.96%) MongoDB
8 6 (8.96%) OLTP
8 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
9 5 (7.46%) Hadoop
9 5 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (7.46%) SQLPlus
10 4 (5.97%) HBase
10 4 (5.97%) RDBMS
10 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
11 3 (4.48%) MySQL
11 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2019
12 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (5.97%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (5.97%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.99%) JIRA
4 1 (1.49%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.49%) Serena SBM
4 1 (1.49%) Subversion
4 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (28.36%) Social Skills
2 10 (14.93%) Finance
3 8 (11.94%) Banking
4 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.48%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.48%) Influencing Skills
6 1 (1.49%) International Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 50 (74.63%) DBA
2 46 (68.66%) Oracle DBA
3 12 (17.91%) Administrator
4 8 (11.94%) Architect
5 7 (10.45%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 6 (8.96%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (7.46%) Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared DBA
8 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.97%) Oracle Production DBA
8 4 (5.97%) Production DBA
8 4 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Oracle Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Oracle Consultant
9 3 (4.48%) SQL DBA
9 3 (4.48%) Unix Administrator
9 3 (4.48%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 2 (2.99%) Banking Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 5 (7.46%) LDAP
2 5 (7.46%) Middleware
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle ADF
4 2 (2.99%) JDBC
4 2 (2.99%) ODBC
5 1 (1.49%) .NET
5 1 (1.49%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Clustering
2 6 (8.96%) Replication
3 5 (7.46%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.97%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (4.48%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.99%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.99%) HACMP
6 2 (2.99%) Symmetrix
7 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (49.25%) Linux
2 24 (35.82%) Unix
3 19 (28.36%) Solaris
4 14 (20.90%) AIX
4 14 (20.90%) Windows
5 10 (14.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (11.94%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (5.97%) VMS
8 2 (2.99%) HPUX
8 2 (2.99%) SUSE
8 2 (2.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.79%) Performance Tuning
2 20 (29.85%) Migration
3 13 (19.40%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (19.40%) ITIL
4 10 (14.93%) High Availability
5 9 (13.43%) Service Management
6 8 (11.94%) Data Encryption
7 7 (10.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (10.45%) Data Migration
7 7 (10.45%) Problem Management
8 6 (8.96%) Change Management
8 6 (8.96%) Database Tuning
8 6 (8.96%) Open Source
8 6 (8.96%) Project Delivery
9 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (7.46%) Capacity Management
9 5 (7.46%) Data Modelling
9 5 (7.46%) Load Balancing
9 5 (7.46%) Proactive Monitoring
10 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.81%) SQL
2 15 (22.39%) PL/SQL
3 13 (19.40%) Shell Script
4 9 (13.43%) Python
5 8 (11.94%) PowerShell
6 7 (10.45%) Perl
7 6 (8.96%) Java
8 4 (5.97%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.99%) AWK
9 2 (2.99%) C
9 2 (2.99%) sed
10 1 (1.49%) C#
10 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) Degree
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.49%) HND
4 1 (1.49%) RHCE
4 1 (1.49%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (11.94%) NFS
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle Clusterware
3 7 (10.45%) Docker
4 6 (8.96%) KVM
4 6 (8.96%) SRDF
4 6 (8.96%) Xen
5 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (5.97%) Veritas File System
5 4 (5.97%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
7 2 (2.99%) Firmware
7 2 (2.99%) OCFS2
7 2 (2.99%) Postfix
7 2 (2.99%) qmail
7 2 (2.99%) Samba
7 2 (2.99%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 40 (59.70%) Data Guard
2 31 (46.27%) Oracle RMAN
3 15 (22.39%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 9 (13.43%) Ansible
5 8 (11.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (11.94%) Terraform
6 4 (5.97%) Kubernetes
6 4 (5.97%) NetBackup
6 4 (5.97%) Oracle Flashback
6 4 (5.97%) Puppet
7 3 (4.48%) BladeLogic
8 2 (2.99%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (2.99%) SELinux
9 1 (1.49%) Control-M
9 1 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.49%) Foglight
9 1 (1.49%) QRadar
9 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (1.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 67 (100.00%) Oracle
2 11 (16.42%) VMware
3 10 (14.93%) Red Hat
4 8 (11.94%) MuleSoft
4 8 (11.94%) NetApp
5 7 (10.45%) EMC
5 7 (10.45%) HP
6 6 (8.96%) IBM
6 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
7 5 (7.46%) Sybase
7 5 (7.46%) Veritas
8 4 (5.97%) BMC
8 4 (5.97%) Cisco
8 4 (5.97%) CommVault
8 4 (5.97%) Google
9 3 (4.48%) Dell
9 3 (4.48%) Remedy
9 3 (4.48%) Sun
10 2 (2.99%) BT
11 1 (1.49%) Qualys