Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 662 749 742
Rank change year-on-year +87 -7 -129
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 147 149 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.13% 0.95% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 94 81
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £344
90th Percentile £538 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £39.38 £51.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -23.17% +34.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £42.50

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 12,991 15,655 12,747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.50% 15.16% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,507 10,219 8,263
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £163 £181 £157
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +2.93% +6.87% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 875 714
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.58 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.28 £43.75 £46.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.10 £15.86 £15.25
% change year-on-year +1.51% +4.00% +1.67%

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 19 November 2019.

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 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 19 November 2019. 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 +103 130 £475 +5.56% 15
UK excluding London +29 82 £468 +3.89% 11
London +100 63 £475 +11.76% 6
North of England +34 21 £468 +13.33% 5
South East +10 17 £475 +5.56%
Midlands +55 16 £498 +7.05% 1
Scotland +28 12 £375 -9.09% 2
Yorkshire +38 11 £468 +11.64%
West Midlands +37 11 £498 +7.05% 1
South West -4 10 £550 +2.33% 2
East Midlands +28 5 - -
North East +11 5 £510 +27.50% 1
North West +9 5 £413 +3.13% 4
Wales +25 4 £400 -5.99%
East of England - 2 £265 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Oracle
2 129 (87.76%) Oracle Database
3 82 (55.78%) Data Guard
4 75 (51.02%) SQL
5 69 (46.94%) Oracle Database 12c
6 65 (44.22%) SQL Server
6 65 (44.22%) Linux
7 52 (35.37%) Unix
8 49 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 43 (29.25%) Security Cleared
10 41 (27.89%) Oracle RMAN
11 39 (26.53%) Shell Script
12 37 (25.17%) Clustering
13 36 (24.49%) Performance Tuning
14 34 (23.13%) PL/SQL
15 31 (21.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 30 (20.41%) Windows
16 30 (20.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 29 (19.73%) Oracle GoldenGate
18 28 (19.05%) MySQL
19 26 (17.69%) Migration
19 26 (17.69%) PostgreSQL
19 26 (17.69%) PowerShell
20 25 (17.01%) SC Cleared
21 24 (16.33%) Replication
21 24 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
21 24 (16.33%) Microsoft
21 24 (16.33%) High Availability
22 22 (14.97%) ITIL
23 21 (14.29%) HP

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 12 (8.16%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.72%) Apache
2 4 (2.72%) IIS
3 3 (2.04%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (1.36%) Confluence
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.68%) nginx
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.44%) Azure
2 4 (2.72%) AWS
3 2 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.36%) IaaS
3 2 (1.36%) PaaS
3 2 (1.36%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.68%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.44%) SAN
2 5 (3.40%) Wireless
3 4 (2.72%) Firewall
4 2 (1.36%) Internet
4 2 (1.36%) LAN
4 2 (1.36%) NAS
4 2 (1.36%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.36%) Network Security
4 2 (1.36%) WAN
5 1 (0.68%) DHCP
5 1 (0.68%) DMZ
5 1 (0.68%) DNS
5 1 (0.68%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.68%) VLAN
5 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (87.76%) Oracle Database
2 69 (46.94%) Oracle Database 12c
3 65 (44.22%) SQL Server
4 49 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 28 (19.05%) MySQL
6 26 (17.69%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (11.56%) MongoDB
8 15 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (9.52%) Oracle Database 10g
9 14 (9.52%) Oracle Exadata
10 12 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (7.48%) Big Data
12 10 (6.80%) Oracle BI EE
12 10 (6.80%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (6.12%) Oracle ODI
13 9 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (4.76%) Oracle OWB
14 7 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (4.08%) RDBMS
15 6 (4.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Oracle APEX
2 5 (3.40%) JIRA
3 3 (2.04%) Fiddler
4 2 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.36%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.68%) ERwin
5 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.68%) Toad
General
1 21 (14.29%) Banking
2 17 (11.56%) Finance
3 9 (6.12%) Public Sector
4 8 (5.44%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.68%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 110 (74.83%) DBA
2 99 (67.35%) Oracle DBA
3 25 (17.01%) Senior DBA
4 23 (15.65%) Administrator
5 17 (11.56%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 16 (10.88%) SC Cleared DBA
7 12 (8.16%) SQL DBA
8 10 (6.80%) Developer
8 10 (6.80%) DV Cleared DBA
9 8 (5.44%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (4.76%) Architect
11 6 (4.08%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
11 6 (4.08%) SQL Server DBA
12 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (2.72%) Analytics Developer
13 4 (2.72%) Oracle Developer
14 3 (2.04%) Data Architect
14 3 (2.04%) Database Engineer
14 3 (2.04%) Infrastructure Architect
14 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (19.73%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 11 (7.48%) Middleware
3 4 (2.72%) .NET
4 3 (2.04%) Spring
5 2 (1.36%) REST
5 2 (1.36%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.68%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 37 (25.17%) Clustering
2 24 (16.33%) Replication
3 21 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.44%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.40%) CCTV
5 5 (3.40%) User Experience
6 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.72%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.04%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.68%) HACMP
8 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Exalogic
8 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 65 (44.22%) Linux
2 52 (35.37%) Unix
3 30 (20.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 30 (20.41%) Windows
4 14 (9.52%) AIX
5 11 (7.48%) Windows Server
6 10 (6.80%) Solaris
7 8 (5.44%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (2.04%) CentOS
9 2 (1.36%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.36%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.68%) HPUX
10 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.49%) Performance Tuning
2 26 (17.69%) Migration
3 24 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 24 (16.33%) High Availability
4 22 (14.97%) ITIL
5 20 (13.61%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (13.61%) Task Automation
6 17 (11.56%) Data Security
7 15 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (8.84%) Open Source
9 11 (7.48%) Data Modelling
10 10 (6.80%) System Testing
11 9 (6.12%) ETL
12 8 (5.44%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (4.76%) Change Management
14 6 (4.08%) Analytics
14 6 (4.08%) Change Control
14 6 (4.08%) Data Protection
14 6 (4.08%) Decision-Making
14 6 (4.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 75 (51.02%) SQL
2 39 (26.53%) Shell Script
3 34 (23.13%) PL/SQL
4 26 (17.69%) PowerShell
5 10 (6.80%) Perl
6 5 (3.40%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.72%) Java
8 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.68%) AWK
9 1 (0.68%) C
9 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (29.25%) Security Cleared
2 25 (17.01%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.52%) DV Cleared
4 11 (7.48%) Oracle Certification
5 9 (6.12%) OCA
5 9 (6.12%) OCP
6 7 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.40%) Degree
8 1 (0.68%) HND
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) GDPR
2 2 (1.36%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.68%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.44%) OCFS2
3 6 (4.08%) vSphere
4 5 (3.40%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.04%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.36%) Oracle Clusterware
6 2 (1.36%) Snort
6 2 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.36%) XenApp
7 1 (0.68%) Docker
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 82 (55.78%) Data Guard
2 41 (27.89%) Oracle RMAN
3 31 (21.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 21 (14.29%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 11 (7.48%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (3.40%) BladeLogic
6 5 (3.40%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.04%) Ansible
8 2 (1.36%) CSIRT
8 2 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.36%) Nmap
8 2 (1.36%) Oracle Flashback
8 2 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.68%) Nagios
9 1 (0.68%) Opsview
Vendors
1 147 (100.00%) Oracle
2 24 (16.33%) Microsoft
3 21 (14.29%) HP
4 20 (13.61%) Sybase
5 16 (10.88%) Red Hat
6 11 (7.48%) VMware
7 8 (5.44%) IBM
7 8 (5.44%) Veritas
8 5 (3.40%) BMC
9 4 (2.72%) NetApp
10 3 (2.04%) Dell
11 2 (1.36%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.36%) Citrix
11 2 (1.36%) Splunk
12 1 (0.68%) EMC
12 1 (0.68%) EnterpriseDB
12 1 (0.68%) Google
12 1 (0.68%) Informatica
12 1 (0.68%) Mercator
12 1 (0.68%) Tableau