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 3 months to 29 May 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
3 months to
29 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 525 470 544
Rank change year-on-year -55 +74  
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 66 184 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.34% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 1.34% 2.74% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 110 78
Median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £313 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £364 £395
% change year-on-year +15.60% -7.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
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 4943 6719 5928
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.05% 12.51% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3175 4115 3338
Median daily rate £405 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +4.16% +10.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 454 680
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £41.00 £38.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.15% +11.76%  

Oracle RAC
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Oracle RAC as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 29 May 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 30 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 3 months to 29 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -39 65 £450 +5.88% 5
South East +17 21 £433 +19.31% 1
London -24 16 £525 - 1
Hampshire +22 15 £485 +21.25%
East of England +4 9 £313 -30.55%
Bedfordshire +3 8 £313 -24.24%
Yorkshire +15 7 £490 +15.29%
South West +15 6 £438 +44.03% 1
Havant +2 6 £485 +21.25%
Kent +5 5 £338 +5.05%
West Yorkshire +29 4 £465 +28.27%
Tunbridge Wells 0 4 £338 +5.05%
City of London -20 4 £500 -5.88%
Leeds +19 3 £480 +60.00%
Luton 0 3 £375 -9.09%
Sheffield -3 3 £513 +20.58%
South Yorkshire -4 3 £513 +20.58%
Dunstable - 3 £235 -
West Midlands +3 2 - - 1
Solihull +2 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £444 - 1
Andover - 2 £453 -
Tyne and Wear +40 1 £310 +2.05%
Newcastle upon Tyne +37 1 £310 +2.05%
Scotland +35 1 - -
North East +25 1 £310 +2.05%
Manchester +5 1 - -
Wiltshire +4 1 £426 +0.23%
North West -1 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 142 (100.00%) Oracle
2 102 (71.83%) Oracle Database
3 80 (56.34%) Linux
4 78 (54.93%) SQL
4 78 (54.93%) Oracle Database 11g
5 53 (37.32%) Windows
6 52 (36.62%) Unix
7 49 (34.51%) Data Guard
8 48 (33.80%) VMware
9 45 (31.69%) Oracle Database 12c
10 43 (30.28%) WebLogic
11 42 (29.58%) Finance
12 41 (28.87%) Oracle Database 10g
13 39 (27.46%) Oracle RMAN
14 37 (26.06%) PL/SQL
15 35 (24.65%) Red Hat
16 33 (23.24%) Security Cleared
17 32 (22.54%) SC Cleared
17 32 (22.54%) SQL Server
18 30 (21.13%) Middleware
19 27 (19.01%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
20 26 (18.31%) IBM
20 26 (18.31%) AIX
20 26 (18.31%) Business Intelligence
21 25 (17.61%) ITIL
21 25 (17.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 24 (16.90%) Oracle Fusion
22 24 (16.90%) High Availability
22 24 (16.90%) Oracle EBS
22 24 (16.90%) Agile Software Development

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 43 (30.28%) WebLogic
2 17 (11.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (6.34%) Apache
3 9 (6.34%) IIS
4 7 (4.93%) Oracle Service Bus
5 6 (4.23%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.52%) EPiServer
6 5 (3.52%) FileNet
6 5 (3.52%) GeoServer
6 5 (3.52%) MS Exchange
6 5 (3.52%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (3.52%) Oracle Coherence
6 5 (3.52%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.52%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.82%) DataSynapse
7 4 (2.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.41%) Confluence
8 2 (1.41%) iPlanet
8 2 (1.41%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.41%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 24 (16.90%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (13.38%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (6.34%) Oracle 11i
4 8 (5.63%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (3.52%) Oracle Utilities
6 4 (2.82%) Siebel CRM
7 3 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (1.41%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.70%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.70%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.93%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.41%) Taleo
4 1 (0.70%) Boomi
4 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.68%) DNS
1 18 (12.68%) SAN
2 14 (9.86%) LDAP
2 14 (9.86%) NAS
3 12 (8.45%) Kerberos
4 9 (6.34%) Firewall
5 6 (4.23%) PuTTY
5 6 (4.23%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.23%) WinSCP
6 5 (3.52%) HTTP
6 5 (3.52%) HTTPS
6 5 (3.52%) LAN
6 5 (3.52%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (2.82%) FCoE
7 4 (2.82%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (2.82%) Internet
7 4 (2.82%) iSCSI
7 4 (2.82%) Multicast
7 4 (2.82%) Network Security
7 4 (2.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (71.83%) Oracle Database
2 78 (54.93%) Oracle Database 11g
3 45 (31.69%) Oracle Database 12c
4 41 (28.87%) Oracle Database 10g
5 32 (22.54%) SQL Server
6 19 (13.38%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (13.38%) Oracle BI EE
7 18 (12.68%) Oracle OWB
7 18 (12.68%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (8.45%) Hadoop
9 10 (7.04%) Oracle9i Database
9 10 (7.04%) RDBMS
9 10 (7.04%) Relational Database
10 9 (6.34%) Oracle Discoverer
11 8 (5.63%) MySQL
11 8 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (4.93%) Big Data
12 7 (4.93%) Oracle ODI
13 6 (4.23%) NoSQL
13 6 (4.23%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 18 (12.68%) Oracle APEX
1 18 (12.68%) Oracle Forms
2 13 (9.15%) Toad
3 6 (4.23%) HP UFT
3 6 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.23%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.41%) JIRA
6 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 42 (29.58%) Finance
2 16 (11.27%) Banking
3 3 (2.11%) Electronics
3 3 (2.11%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.11%) Marketing
3 3 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.41%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.41%) Local Government
4 2 (1.41%) Retail
5 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 64 (45.07%) DBA
2 61 (42.96%) Oracle DBA
3 25 (17.61%) Architect
4 19 (13.38%) Administrator
5 15 (10.56%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 11 (7.75%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (7.04%) Oracle Architect
8 9 (6.34%) Applications Support
8 9 (6.34%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (4.93%) Applications Specialist
9 7 (4.93%) SC Cleared DBA
9 7 (4.93%) Technical Architect
10 6 (4.23%) Analyst
10 6 (4.23%) Senior DBA
10 6 (4.23%) Senior Oracle DBA
10 6 (4.23%) SQL DBA
10 6 (4.23%) Tester
10 6 (4.23%) Unix Administrator
11 5 (3.52%) Developer
12 4 (2.82%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (21.13%) Middleware
2 24 (16.90%) Oracle Fusion
3 19 (13.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 13 (9.15%) Web Services
5 12 (8.45%) XML
5 12 (8.45%) XSLT
6 10 (7.04%) JSP
7 9 (6.34%) Spring
8 8 (5.63%) Hibernate
8 8 (5.63%) Java EE
8 8 (5.63%) XSL
9 7 (4.93%) JSF
9 7 (4.93%) OAuth2
9 7 (4.93%) Struts
10 6 (4.23%) J2EE
10 6 (4.23%) REST
10 6 (4.23%) RESTful
11 5 (3.52%) .NET
12 4 (2.82%) HTML
12 4 (2.82%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.79%) Clustering
2 18 (12.68%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.93%) Replication
4 5 (3.52%) HACMP
4 5 (3.52%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.52%) Symmetrix
4 5 (3.52%) Tandem
5 4 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.82%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.82%) Grid Computing
5 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.82%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.11%) CESG
6 3 (2.11%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.11%) iPad
6 3 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.41%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.41%) HP StoreVirtual
7 2 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (56.34%) Linux
2 53 (37.32%) Windows
3 52 (36.62%) Unix
4 26 (18.31%) AIX
5 25 (17.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (13.38%) Solaris
7 13 (9.15%) Oracle Linux
7 13 (9.15%) Windows Server
8 10 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (4.23%) SUSE
9 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (3.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (3.52%) VMS
11 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (2.11%) CentOS
13 1 (0.70%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.31%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (17.61%) ITIL
3 24 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (16.90%) High Availability
4 22 (15.49%) Performance Tuning
5 20 (14.08%) Migration
6 17 (11.97%) SOA
7 11 (7.75%) DevOps
7 11 (7.75%) ETL
8 10 (7.04%) Data Modelling
8 10 (7.04%) E-Commerce
8 10 (7.04%) Project Management
9 9 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (6.34%) ITIL V3
9 9 (6.34%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (6.34%) Problem Management
10 8 (5.63%) Change Management
10 8 (5.63%) Identity Access Management
11 7 (4.93%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (4.93%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (54.93%) SQL
2 37 (26.06%) PL/SQL
3 20 (14.08%) Shell Script
4 17 (11.97%) Java
5 10 (7.04%) Perl
6 6 (4.23%) F#
7 5 (3.52%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.52%) JCL
8 4 (2.82%) C
9 2 (1.41%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.41%) Korn
9 2 (1.41%) Python
10 1 (0.70%) ABAP
10 1 (0.70%) Haskell
10 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.70%) Ruby
10 1 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (23.24%) Security Cleared
2 32 (22.54%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.52%) Degree
3 5 (3.52%) ISEB
3 5 (3.52%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (3.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.82%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (2.11%) EMC Certification
6 2 (1.41%) OCP
6 2 (1.41%) RHCE
6 2 (1.41%) RHCSS
7 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.86%) SLA
2 10 (7.04%) JSP 440
3 4 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.82%) QA
4 1 (0.70%) HL7
System Software
1 21 (14.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (11.27%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.34%) NFS
3 9 (6.34%) SRDF
4 8 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (3.52%) Veritas File System
6 5 (3.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (3.52%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.82%) GFS2
7 4 (2.82%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.82%) KVM
7 4 (2.82%) OCFS2
7 4 (2.82%) vCloud
7 4 (2.82%) Xen
8 3 (2.11%) vSphere
9 2 (1.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (1.41%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 49 (34.51%) Data Guard
2 39 (27.46%) Oracle RMAN
3 27 (19.01%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 10 (7.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 10 (7.04%) vRealize
5 7 (4.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (3.52%) Ansible
6 5 (3.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 4 (2.82%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (2.11%) Simpana
9 2 (1.41%) Ambari
9 2 (1.41%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.41%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (1.41%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.41%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.41%) Oozie
9 2 (1.41%) OpenView
9 2 (1.41%) Puppet
10 1 (0.70%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 142 (100.00%) Oracle
2 48 (33.80%) VMware
3 35 (24.65%) Red Hat
4 26 (18.31%) IBM
5 18 (12.68%) Microsoft
5 18 (12.68%) NetApp
6 17 (11.97%) EMC
6 17 (11.97%) HP
7 12 (8.45%) Veritas
8 11 (7.75%) Citrix
9 9 (6.34%) Cisco
10 8 (5.63%) F5
10 8 (5.63%) Hortonworks
10 8 (5.63%) Informatica
11 7 (4.93%) BEA
11 7 (4.93%) Sun
12 6 (4.23%) Bloomberg
12 6 (4.23%) Dell
12 6 (4.23%) Remedy
12 6 (4.23%) Reuters
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