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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 699 681 510
Rank change year-on-year -18 -171 +159
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 160 72 90
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 1.37% 0.77% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 47 57
10th Percentile £405 £333 £322
25th Percentile £475 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% - -6.83%
75th Percentile £588 £538 £488
90th Percentile £636 £617 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £430
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.98% -7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
10th Percentile - - £47.01
25th Percentile £24.38 - £47.93
Median hourly rate £28.75 - £50.70
75th Percentile £33.13 - £54.73
90th Percentile - - £56.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.70
% change year-on-year - - -7.82%

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 11,715 9,313 6,379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.17% 14.16% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,416 6,442 4,307
10th Percentile £200 £230 £190
25th Percentile £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £630 £585 £568
90th Percentile £713 £667 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 298 288
10th Percentile £13.31 £11.72 £11.26
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.00 £13.07
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £17.63
Median % change year-on-year - +13.48% +4.26%
75th Percentile £47.61 £46.00 £25.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £65.50 £50.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £18.12 £16.67
% change year-on-year +2.13% +8.65% +6.67%

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 1 July 2022.

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 13 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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -15 127 £550 +10.00% 6
Work from Home -55 70 £500 +19.40%
UK excluding London -18 65 £500 +25.00% 5
London -58 51 £575 +14.48% 2
North of England -26 32 £525 +69.35%
North East - 17 £525 -
North West -28 15 £513 +65.32%
West Midlands -28 11 £495 +16.47%
Midlands -32 11 £495 +16.47%
Scotland -9 10 £405 +1.25% 2
South East -31 7 £520 -0.95% 2
South West - 4 £500 - 1
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 160 (100.00%) Oracle
2 141 (88.13%) Oracle Database
3 102 (63.75%) Data Guard
4 98 (61.25%) Linux
5 91 (56.88%) SQL
6 70 (43.75%) Unix
7 69 (43.13%) PL/SQL
7 69 (43.13%) Oracle Database 12c
8 68 (42.50%) Oracle RMAN
9 62 (38.75%) Security Cleared
10 60 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 59 (36.88%) Performance Tuning
12 52 (32.50%) SC Cleared
13 50 (31.25%) Social Skills
14 47 (29.38%) Shell Script
15 42 (26.25%) Windows
15 42 (26.25%) AWS
16 41 (25.63%) Solaris
17 39 (24.38%) Finance
17 39 (24.38%) Azure
18 38 (23.75%) Ansible
19 36 (22.50%) Migration
19 36 (22.50%) SQL Server
19 36 (22.50%) DevOps
20 35 (21.88%) ITIL
21 34 (21.25%) Oracle Database 10g
21 34 (21.25%) High Availability
22 32 (20.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
23 31 (19.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
23 31 (19.38%) Replication

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 26 (16.25%) WebLogic
2 13 (8.13%) Oracle Application Server
3 11 (6.88%) Oracle 9iAS
4 9 (5.63%) Apache
5 6 (3.75%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 6 (3.75%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (2.50%) Confluence
6 4 (2.50%) JBoss
7 3 (1.88%) IIS
7 3 (1.88%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.88%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.63%) nginx
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 17 (10.63%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (6.25%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (3.13%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.88%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (1.88%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (1.88%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (1.88%) Oracle FAH
5 3 (1.88%) Oracle Utilities
6 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 42 (26.25%) AWS
2 39 (24.38%) Azure
3 15 (9.38%) IaaS
3 15 (9.38%) PaaS
4 8 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (4.38%) Datadog
6 5 (3.13%) GitHub
7 4 (2.50%) GCP
7 4 (2.50%) SaaS
8 3 (1.88%) Azure DevOps
8 3 (1.88%) Nutanix
8 3 (1.88%) Snowflake
9 2 (1.25%) Rubrik
10 1 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.00%) Kerberos
2 5 (3.13%) SAN
3 4 (2.50%) Firewall
4 3 (1.88%) DHCP
4 3 (1.88%) DNS
4 3 (1.88%) SSL
5 1 (0.63%) HTTP
5 1 (0.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (88.13%) Oracle Database
2 69 (43.13%) Oracle Database 12c
3 60 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 36 (22.50%) SQL Server
5 34 (21.25%) Oracle Database 10g
6 29 (18.13%) Oracle Exadata
7 28 (17.50%) Relational Database
8 25 (15.63%) MySQL
9 24 (15.00%) RDBMS
10 19 (11.88%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (11.25%) OLTP
12 11 (6.88%) MongoDB
12 11 (6.88%) OLAP
12 11 (6.88%) Oracle OLAP
13 10 (6.25%) MariaDB
14 9 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (4.38%) Data Mining
15 7 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (14.38%) Git (software)
2 21 (13.13%) JIRA
3 17 (10.63%) Oracle APEX
4 14 (8.75%) Jenkins
5 11 (6.88%) Bitbucket
5 11 (6.88%) Oracle Forms
6 10 (6.25%) Subversion
7 7 (4.38%) GitLab
8 4 (2.50%) Artifactory
8 4 (2.50%) Bitbucket Server
9 3 (1.88%) ProC
9 3 (1.88%) Serena SBM
9 3 (1.88%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.88%) Toad
10 2 (1.25%) ClearCase
10 2 (1.25%) ERwin
10 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.63%) Flyway
11 1 (0.63%) git-flow
General
1 50 (31.25%) Social Skills
2 39 (24.38%) Finance
3 26 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (14.38%) Banking
5 11 (6.88%) Presentation Skills
5 11 (6.88%) Public Sector
6 8 (5.00%) Organisational Skills
7 5 (3.13%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (2.50%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.25%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.63%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (70.00%) DBA
2 94 (58.75%) Oracle DBA
3 37 (23.13%) Administrator
4 22 (13.75%) SC Cleared DBA
5 17 (10.63%) Senior DBA
6 13 (8.13%) Database Engineer
6 13 (8.13%) Oracle Database Engineer
7 11 (6.88%) Developer
8 10 (6.25%) Senior Oracle DBA
9 9 (5.63%) Oracle Developer
10 8 (5.00%) SQL DBA
11 7 (4.38%) DV Cleared DBA
12 6 (3.75%) Senior Developer
13 5 (3.13%) Architect
13 5 (3.13%) AWS Administrator
13 5 (3.13%) Oracle Specialist
13 5 (3.13%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
13 5 (3.13%) Senior Oracle Developer
13 5 (3.13%) Software Engineer
14 4 (2.50%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 27 (16.88%) Middleware
3 8 (5.00%) .NET
3 8 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (4.38%) JDBC
4 7 (4.38%) ODBC
5 4 (2.50%) .NET Core
5 4 (2.50%) LDAP
6 3 (1.88%) Oracle Streams
6 3 (1.88%) XML
7 1 (0.63%) LAMP
7 1 (0.63%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.63%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.63%) REST
7 1 (0.63%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.38%) Replication
2 17 (10.63%) Data Centre
3 13 (8.13%) Clustering
4 10 (6.25%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.75%) Virtual Team
6 5 (3.13%) Legacy Code
7 4 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.50%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.25%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.25%) Legacy Applications
10 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Exalogic
10 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.63%) Symmetrix
10 1 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 98 (61.25%) Linux
2 70 (43.75%) Unix
3 42 (26.25%) Windows
4 41 (25.63%) Solaris
5 23 (14.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (10.00%) AIX
7 11 (6.88%) Windows Server
8 4 (2.50%) HPUX
9 3 (1.88%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.63%) CentOS
10 1 (0.63%) SUSE
10 1 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (36.88%) Performance Tuning
2 36 (22.50%) DevOps
2 36 (22.50%) Migration
3 35 (21.88%) ITIL
4 34 (21.25%) High Availability
5 30 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (14.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (10.00%) Data Management
8 15 (9.38%) Agile
9 14 (8.75%) Service Delivery
10 12 (7.50%) CI/CD
10 12 (7.50%) Database Security
10 12 (7.50%) Performance Analysis
11 11 (6.88%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (6.88%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (6.88%) Kanban
11 11 (6.88%) Software Testing
11 11 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (5.63%) Software Engineering
12 9 (5.63%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 91 (56.88%) SQL
2 69 (43.13%) PL/SQL
3 47 (29.38%) Shell Script
4 23 (14.38%) Python
5 11 (6.88%) C#
5 11 (6.88%) Perl
6 9 (5.63%) Java
7 8 (5.00%) Bash
7 8 (5.00%) C
8 5 (3.13%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.50%) Korn
9 4 (2.50%) Ruby
9 4 (2.50%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.63%) C++
10 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 62 (38.75%) Security Cleared
2 52 (32.50%) SC Cleared
3 19 (11.88%) Oracle Certification
4 14 (8.75%) OCP
5 9 (5.63%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (3.13%) Degree
7 3 (1.88%) OCA
8 2 (1.25%) MCSA
8 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.88%) SLA
2 5 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (2.50%) ISO 20022
4 3 (1.88%) GDPR
4 3 (1.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.25%) QA
6 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (7.50%) Oracle Clusterware
1 12 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 4 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.88%) vSphere
5 2 (1.25%) NFS
6 1 (0.63%) SRDF
6 1 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.63%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 102 (63.75%) Data Guard
2 68 (42.50%) Oracle RMAN
3 38 (23.75%) Ansible
4 31 (19.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 30 (18.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 19 (11.88%) Terraform
7 9 (5.63%) Oracle Flashback
8 5 (3.13%) Control-M
9 4 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (1.25%) QRadar
10 2 (1.25%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.25%) vCenter Server
10 2 (1.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 160 (100.00%) Oracle
2 30 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 27 (16.88%) Microsoft
4 16 (10.00%) VMware
5 11 (6.88%) Sybase
6 8 (5.00%) Sun
7 5 (3.13%) SAP
7 5 (3.13%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.50%) Delphix
9 3 (1.88%) BMC
9 3 (1.88%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.88%) EMC
9 3 (1.88%) IBM
9 3 (1.88%) Informatica
9 3 (1.88%) Qualys
9 3 (1.88%) Serena
10 2 (1.25%) Citrix
10 2 (1.25%) Commvault
10 2 (1.25%) Perforce
10 2 (1.25%) Splunk