Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 745 588 621
Rank change year-on-year -157 +33 -106
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 151 309 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 1.16% 2.39% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 208 128
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -10.11%
10th Percentile £343 £282 £312
90th Percentile £594 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
UK median hourly rate £51.25 £38.00 £38.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.87% -1.76% -16.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 -
% change year-on-year +11.84% - -

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 12991 12955 11683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.60% 12.34% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8433 8117 6649
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
10th Percentile £156 £173 £158
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 723 888 1250
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.08
90th Percentile £47.20 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.58%

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 24 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle RAC over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Oracle RAC in the UK

Oracle RAC
Top 14 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 24 November 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 -134 146 £450 +4.77% 8
UK excluding London -68 94 £425 +4.94% 6
London -63 52 £525 +16.67% 2
South East -18 35 £450 - 1
North of England +13 29 £400 +21.21% 2
North East +47 19 £363 +29.46%
Midlands +22 12 £320 -28.89%
North West +19 10 £418 +26.52% 2
East of England -4 10 £431 +76.02% 2
West Midlands +12 7 - -
East Midlands -2 5 £320 -28.89%
Wales +2 4 £430 -14.10%
South West -13 3 £386 -10.17% 1
Scotland -1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 151 (100.00%) Oracle
2 114 (75.50%) Oracle Database
3 82 (54.30%) Data Guard
4 68 (45.03%) Unix
5 60 (39.74%) Linux
6 57 (37.75%) Oracle RMAN
7 56 (37.09%) Oracle Database 12c
8 54 (35.76%) SQL
9 49 (32.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 49 (32.45%) High Availability
10 46 (30.46%) Security Cleared
10 46 (30.46%) PL/SQL
11 40 (26.49%) Migration
12 37 (24.50%) Windows
12 37 (24.50%) AIX
12 37 (24.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 36 (23.84%) Performance Tuning
14 31 (20.53%) Shell Script
15 28 (18.54%) SC Cleared
15 28 (18.54%) Oracle GoldenGate
16 26 (17.22%) Veritas
16 26 (17.22%) Finance
16 26 (17.22%) SQL Server
17 24 (15.89%) WebLogic
17 24 (15.89%) Clustering
18 23 (15.23%) Solaris
19 22 (14.57%) ITIL
19 22 (14.57%) Data Migration
20 21 (13.91%) Data Modelling
20 21 (13.91%) Oracle Applications

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 24 (15.89%) WebLogic
2 16 (10.60%) Apache
2 16 (10.60%) JBoss
3 15 (9.93%) OpenStack
3 15 (9.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (9.27%) Tomcat
5 13 (8.61%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (7.95%) MQSeries
6 12 (7.95%) Oracle Service Bus
6 12 (7.95%) SharePoint
7 11 (7.28%) iPlanet
7 11 (7.28%) Oracle Application Server
7 11 (7.28%) WebLogic Portal
8 7 (4.64%) IIS
9 3 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.99%) Oracle 10gAS
10 2 (1.32%) EPiServer
10 2 (1.32%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.66%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 12 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (7.95%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 21 (13.91%) Oracle Applications
2 14 (9.27%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (7.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 11 (7.28%) Oracle Utilities
5 9 (5.96%) Siebel CRM
6 7 (4.64%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (1.99%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (1.32%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle FAH
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.32%) Boomi
2 2 (1.32%) PaaS
3 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.66%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.26%) Firewall
1 17 (11.26%) SAN
2 16 (10.60%) LDAP
3 15 (9.93%) NAS
3 15 (9.93%) TCP/IP
4 12 (7.95%) DNS
5 6 (3.97%) FCoE
5 6 (3.97%) iSCSI
5 6 (3.97%) WAN
6 3 (1.99%) SSL
6 3 (1.99%) VLAN
7 2 (1.32%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.32%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (75.50%) Oracle Database
2 56 (37.09%) Oracle Database 12c
3 49 (32.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 26 (17.22%) SQL Server
5 20 (13.25%) Relational Database
6 18 (11.92%) Big Data
7 14 (9.27%) Oracle Exadata
7 14 (9.27%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (7.95%) Oracle BI EE
9 10 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (5.30%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (4.64%) Oracle ODI
12 6 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (2.65%) OLAP
13 4 (2.65%) Oracle OLAP
13 4 (2.65%) Oracle9i Database
13 4 (2.65%) RDBMS
13 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (2.65%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 6 (3.97%) Oracle APEX
2 5 (3.31%) Toad
3 4 (2.65%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.32%) Subversion
5 1 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.66%) GitLab
5 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (17.22%) Finance
2 11 (7.28%) Banking
3 5 (3.31%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.99%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.99%) Marketing
6 2 (1.32%) Electronics
6 2 (1.32%) Retail
7 1 (0.66%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 101 (66.89%) DBA
1 101 (66.89%) Oracle DBA
2 20 (13.25%) Administrator
3 16 (10.60%) Developer
4 13 (8.61%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 13 (8.61%) Oracle Developer
5 11 (7.28%) Architect
5 11 (7.28%) DV Cleared DBA
6 8 (5.30%) Oracle Architect
6 8 (5.30%) Senior DBA
6 8 (5.30%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 8 (5.30%) SQL DBA
7 7 (4.64%) SC Cleared DBA
7 7 (4.64%) Unix Engineer
8 6 (3.97%) Database Architect
9 5 (3.31%) AIX Engineer
9 5 (3.31%) Technical Architect
10 4 (2.65%) Analyst
10 4 (2.65%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.54%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 15 (9.93%) J2EE
2 15 (9.93%) XML
3 14 (9.27%) JSON
4 12 (7.95%) Middleware
5 11 (7.28%) Oracle Fusion
6 9 (5.96%) .NET
7 3 (1.99%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (1.32%) CSS
8 2 (1.32%) IDoc
8 2 (1.32%) SAP ALE
8 2 (1.32%) SAP Fiori
8 2 (1.32%) SAP PI
9 1 (0.66%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.66%) REST
9 1 (0.66%) RESTful
9 1 (0.66%) Web Services
9 1 (0.66%) WebCenter
9 1 (0.66%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.89%) Clustering
2 21 (13.91%) Data Centre
3 10 (6.62%) Data Structures
4 8 (5.30%) Grid Computing
5 6 (3.97%) Replication
6 5 (3.31%) Oracle Exalytics
6 5 (3.31%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle Exalogic
9 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.66%) Equities
9 1 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 68 (45.03%) Unix
2 60 (39.74%) Linux
3 37 (24.50%) AIX
3 37 (24.50%) Windows
4 23 (15.23%) Solaris
5 15 (9.93%) SUSE
6 14 (9.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (7.95%) HPUX
8 5 (3.31%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (1.99%) CoreOS
9 3 (1.99%) Debian
9 3 (1.99%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.66%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (32.45%) High Availability
2 40 (26.49%) Migration
3 36 (23.84%) Performance Tuning
4 22 (14.57%) Data Migration
4 22 (14.57%) ITIL
5 21 (13.91%) Data Modelling
6 18 (11.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (11.26%) Load Balancing
8 15 (9.93%) Coaching
8 15 (9.93%) Collaborative Working
8 15 (9.93%) Data Transformation
8 15 (9.93%) Post-Production
8 15 (9.93%) SOA
9 14 (9.27%) Data Cleansing
9 14 (9.27%) Data Management
10 13 (8.61%) Database Tuning
11 11 (7.28%) Master Data Management
12 10 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (6.62%) WFM
13 9 (5.96%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 54 (35.76%) SQL
2 46 (30.46%) PL/SQL
3 31 (20.53%) Shell Script
4 18 (11.92%) Perl
5 12 (7.95%) Bash Shell
5 12 (7.95%) Python
6 11 (7.28%) Korn
7 9 (5.96%) Java
8 6 (3.97%) C-shell
9 3 (1.99%) Ruby
10 2 (1.32%) ABAP
10 2 (1.32%) ANSI SQL
10 2 (1.32%) Scala
11 1 (0.66%) Haskell
11 1 (0.66%) PHP
11 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (30.46%) Security Cleared
2 28 (18.54%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.93%) DV Cleared
4 8 (5.30%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (1.99%) RHCE
6 2 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.32%) Degree
6 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.32%) OCP
7 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.26%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.31%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (13.91%) Oracle Clusterware
2 16 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.93%) KVM
4 13 (8.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 12 (7.95%) Hyper-V
6 10 (6.62%) Samba
7 4 (2.65%) SRDF
8 3 (1.99%) Docker
9 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
9 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.66%) HDFS
10 1 (0.66%) NFS
10 1 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.66%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 82 (54.30%) Data Guard
2 57 (37.75%) Oracle RMAN
3 37 (24.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 20 (13.25%) Oracle Flashback
5 14 (9.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 12 (7.95%) OpenView
7 9 (5.96%) Oracle Identity Management
8 8 (5.30%) NetBackup
9 4 (2.65%) Ansible
9 4 (2.65%) Puppet
10 3 (1.99%) Kibana
10 3 (1.99%) logstash
10 3 (1.99%) Rancher
10 3 (1.99%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (1.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (1.32%) Oracle Statspack
11 2 (1.32%) Oracle ZFS
12 1 (0.66%) vRealize
Vendors
1 151 (100.00%) Oracle
2 26 (17.22%) Veritas
3 21 (13.91%) Red Hat
4 19 (12.58%) VMware
5 17 (11.26%) HP
6 16 (10.60%) Cisco
7 13 (8.61%) EMC
8 12 (7.95%) Cognos
8 12 (7.95%) Opsware
8 12 (7.95%) PlateSpin
8 12 (7.95%) Sun
9 11 (7.28%) F5
9 11 (7.28%) Siebel
10 7 (4.64%) NetApp
11 6 (3.97%) Borland
11 6 (3.97%) Informatica
12 5 (3.31%) Dynatrace
13 4 (2.65%) Pega
13 4 (2.65%) SAP
13 4 (2.65%) Sybase