Period
to 21 August 2017

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 August 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
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 693 573 630
Rank change year-on-year -120 +57 -164
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 148 345 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.31% 2.61% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 226 143
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £331 £291 £313
90th Percentile £575 £600 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £385
% change year-on-year +13.33% -2.60% +1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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 11324 13198 11941
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.82% 12.17% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7288 8247 6727
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +9.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 874 1288
UK median hourly rate £16.28 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.10 £41.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45% +3.33%

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 August 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 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 21 August 2017. 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 -127 144 £450 +5.88% 8
UK excluding London -59 104 £425 +13.33% 5
London -46 40 £500 +5.26% 3
South East +3 39 £450 +12.50% 2
North of England +4 30 £405 +22.73% 1
North East +20 19 £363 +29.46%
East of England -3 17 £413 -8.33%
South West -2 8 £435 +2.35% 1
Yorkshire +25 7 £490 +14.09%
Midlands +6 6 £341 -0.36% 1
North West +7 4 £400 +9.59% 1
East Midlands -9 3 £341 - 1
Scotland +25 2 - -
West Midlands +11 2 - -
Wales - 2 £384 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Oracle
2 109 (73.65%) Oracle Database
3 67 (45.27%) Linux
4 59 (39.86%) SQL
5 58 (39.19%) Oracle Database 11g
6 54 (36.49%) Unix
7 51 (34.46%) Data Guard
7 51 (34.46%) Oracle Database 12c
8 45 (30.41%) Windows
9 41 (27.70%) High Availability
10 39 (26.35%) Oracle RMAN
11 38 (25.68%) WebLogic
12 37 (25.00%) PL/SQL
13 36 (24.32%) Finance
14 35 (23.65%) Security Cleared
15 34 (22.97%) VMware
16 32 (21.62%) SC Cleared
17 30 (20.27%) SQL Server
17 30 (20.27%) ITIL
18 29 (19.59%) AIX
19 28 (18.92%) Oracle Database 10g
19 28 (18.92%) Clustering
20 27 (18.24%) Performance Tuning
21 26 (17.57%) Shell Script
22 25 (16.89%) Middleware
22 25 (16.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
22 25 (16.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
23 24 (16.22%) Oracle Reports
23 24 (16.22%) Red Hat
23 24 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure

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 38 (25.68%) WebLogic
2 19 (12.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 16 (10.81%) Apache
4 12 (8.11%) Tomcat
5 11 (7.43%) Oracle Application Server
5 11 (7.43%) Oracle Service Bus
6 10 (6.76%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (6.76%) JBoss
6 10 (6.76%) MQSeries
6 10 (6.76%) OpenStack
6 10 (6.76%) SharePoint
7 9 (6.08%) iPlanet
7 9 (6.08%) WebLogic Portal
8 8 (5.41%) IIS
9 5 (3.38%) EPiServer
9 5 (3.38%) FileNet
9 5 (3.38%) GeoServer
9 5 (3.38%) MS Exchange
10 3 (2.03%) Apache Pig
10 3 (2.03%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 10 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (6.76%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (13.51%) Oracle Applications
2 18 (12.16%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (7.43%) Oracle Utilities
4 10 (6.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 8 (5.41%) Oracle 11i
5 8 (5.41%) Siebel CRM
6 4 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.03%) PaaS
3 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.68%) Boomi
4 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.51%) DNS
2 18 (12.16%) Firewall
3 17 (11.49%) LDAP
4 15 (10.14%) NAS
5 14 (9.46%) SAN
6 10 (6.76%) TCP/IP
7 9 (6.08%) Kerberos
8 8 (5.41%) FCoE
8 8 (5.41%) iSCSI
8 8 (5.41%) WAN
9 7 (4.73%) SSL
10 5 (3.38%) HTTPS
10 5 (3.38%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (2.70%) IPsec
11 4 (2.70%) Network Security
11 4 (2.70%) VLAN
12 3 (2.03%) LAN
13 2 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (1.35%) HTTP
13 2 (1.35%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (73.65%) Oracle Database
2 58 (39.19%) Oracle Database 11g
3 51 (34.46%) Oracle Database 12c
4 30 (20.27%) SQL Server
5 28 (18.92%) Oracle Database 10g
6 24 (16.22%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (7.43%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (7.43%) Oracle Exadata
8 9 (6.08%) Oracle9i Database
8 9 (6.08%) RDBMS
8 9 (6.08%) Relational Database
9 8 (5.41%) Oracle Discoverer
10 7 (4.73%) Hadoop
10 7 (4.73%) Oracle ODI
10 7 (4.73%) Oracle OWB
11 6 (4.05%) NoSQL
11 6 (4.05%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (4.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (6.76%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (6.08%) Toad
3 6 (4.05%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 36 (24.32%) Finance
2 16 (10.81%) Banking
3 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.68%) Front Office
4 1 (0.68%) Marketing
4 1 (0.68%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 85 (57.43%) DBA
1 85 (57.43%) Oracle DBA
2 19 (12.84%) Architect
3 17 (11.49%) Administrator
3 17 (11.49%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 10 (6.76%) SC Cleared DBA
4 10 (6.76%) Senior DBA
4 10 (6.76%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 9 (6.08%) Applications Support
6 8 (5.41%) Oracle Architect
6 8 (5.41%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.73%) Applications Specialist
7 7 (4.73%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (4.05%) Unix Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) AIX Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Consultant
9 5 (3.38%) Database Architect
9 5 (3.38%) SQL DBA
9 5 (3.38%) Support Specialist
10 4 (2.70%) Oracle Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.89%) Middleware
1 25 (16.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 22 (14.86%) Oracle Fusion
3 12 (8.11%) J2EE
4 10 (6.76%) XML
4 10 (6.76%) XSLT
5 9 (6.08%) Spring
6 8 (5.41%) .NET
6 8 (5.41%) Hibernate
6 8 (5.41%) Java EE
6 8 (5.41%) JSP
6 8 (5.41%) XSL
7 7 (4.73%) JSF
7 7 (4.73%) Struts
8 6 (4.05%) OAuth2
8 6 (4.05%) REST
9 5 (3.38%) RESTful
9 5 (3.38%) Web Services
10 2 (1.35%) HTML
10 2 (1.35%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.92%) Clustering
2 18 (12.16%) Data Centre
3 10 (6.76%) Grid Computing
4 5 (3.38%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.38%) Oracle Exalytics
4 5 (3.38%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.38%) Replication
4 5 (3.38%) Tandem
5 4 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.70%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.70%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.35%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.68%) Derivative
8 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 67 (45.27%) Linux
2 54 (36.49%) Unix
3 45 (30.41%) Windows
4 29 (19.59%) AIX
5 19 (12.84%) Solaris
6 15 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (8.78%) SUSE
8 12 (8.11%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (6.76%) HPUX
10 4 (2.70%) Windows Server
11 3 (2.03%) CentOS
12 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.70%) High Availability
2 30 (20.27%) ITIL
3 27 (18.24%) Performance Tuning
4 19 (12.84%) SOA
5 18 (12.16%) Load Balancing
6 17 (11.49%) Migration
7 14 (9.46%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (8.11%) Data Management
9 11 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (6.76%) Master Data Management
10 10 (6.76%) WFM
11 9 (6.08%) Problem Management
11 9 (6.08%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (5.41%) CRM
12 8 (5.41%) Identity Access Management
12 8 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
13 7 (4.73%) DevOps
13 7 (4.73%) Project Management
13 7 (4.73%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 59 (39.86%) SQL
2 37 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 26 (17.57%) Shell Script
4 19 (12.84%) Perl
5 14 (9.46%) Java
6 10 (6.76%) Korn
7 9 (6.08%) Bash Shell
7 9 (6.08%) Python
8 6 (4.05%) C-shell
9 5 (3.38%) JCL
10 2 (1.35%) ANSI SQL
10 2 (1.35%) C
10 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.68%) ABAP
11 1 (0.68%) Haskell
11 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.68%) Scala
11 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (23.65%) Security Cleared
2 32 (21.62%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.73%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (2.70%) Degree
4 4 (2.70%) OCP
5 3 (2.03%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.35%) RHCE
6 2 (1.35%) RHCSS
7 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.46%) SLA
2 4 (2.70%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.11%) Hyper-V
2 12 (8.11%) KVM
3 10 (6.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 8 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.05%) Samba
6 4 (2.70%) GFS2
6 4 (2.70%) OCFS2
7 3 (2.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (2.03%) HDFS
8 2 (1.35%) NFS
8 2 (1.35%) SRDF
8 2 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.35%) Xen
9 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (34.46%) Data Guard
2 39 (26.35%) Oracle RMAN
3 25 (16.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 14 (9.46%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 10 (6.76%) OpenView
5 10 (6.76%) vRealize
6 8 (5.41%) NetBackup
6 8 (5.41%) Oracle Identity Management
7 5 (3.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (2.70%) Ansible
9 3 (2.03%) Ambari
9 3 (2.03%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (2.03%) Oozie
10 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.35%) Oracle ZFS
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle Flashback
11 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 148 (100.00%) Oracle
2 34 (22.97%) VMware
3 24 (16.22%) Red Hat
4 20 (13.51%) Veritas
5 16 (10.81%) Cisco
5 16 (10.81%) HP
6 15 (10.14%) F5
7 11 (7.43%) IBM
7 11 (7.43%) NetApp
8 10 (6.76%) Cognos
8 10 (6.76%) Opsware
8 10 (6.76%) PlateSpin
8 10 (6.76%) Sun
9 9 (6.08%) Informatica
10 8 (5.41%) Siebel
11 7 (4.73%) Citrix
11 7 (4.73%) EMC
11 7 (4.73%) Microsoft
12 6 (4.05%) Sybase
13 5 (3.38%) Genesys