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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
UK
Rank 499 572 494
Rank change year-on-year +73 -78  
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 87 58 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.76% 1.02% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 35 66
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £344 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £538 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 4947 5703 5312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.14% 10.80% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3133 3442 2911
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 448 595
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +1.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.10 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 +74 83 £450 - 7
London +12 37 £475 -
South East +42 28 £450 -5.26% 1
Hampshire - 23 £450 - 1
City of London +4 8 £725 +48.71%
South West +7 6 £394 -12.50% 1
East of England -3 6 £225 -50.00%
Havant - 5 £485 -
Andover - 5 £463 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £225 -
Dunstable - 3 £235 -
Surrey - 3 £475 -
Scotland +33 2 £413 +106.76% 2
Yorkshire +11 2 £513 +22.75% 1
Nottinghamshire +4 2 £375 - 2
Sheffield 0 2 £513 +7.89%
South Yorkshire -1 2 £513 +7.89%
East Midlands -3 2 £375 - 2
Winchester - 2 £450 -
Bristol - 2 £394 - 1
North West +30 1 - - 1
Lancashire +24 1 - -
Berkshire +20 1 - -
Nottingham +4 1 £450 - 2
Bracknell +2 1 - -
Hertfordshire -10 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £500 -

Oracle RAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 188 (100.00%) Oracle
2 137 (72.87%) Oracle Database
3 105 (55.85%) Linux
4 93 (49.47%) SQL
5 92 (48.94%) Oracle Database 11g
6 68 (36.17%) Windows
7 65 (34.57%) Unix
8 63 (33.51%) Data Guard
9 59 (31.38%) Oracle Database 12c
10 55 (29.26%) Oracle Database 10g
11 51 (27.13%) Finance
12 49 (26.06%) WebLogic
13 48 (25.53%) Oracle RMAN
14 45 (23.94%) PL/SQL
15 44 (23.40%) SQL Server
16 42 (22.34%) VMware
17 38 (20.21%) Performance Tuning
18 37 (19.68%) Middleware
19 35 (18.62%) Red Hat
20 34 (18.09%) Data Warehouse
20 34 (18.09%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
21 33 (17.55%) AIX
22 32 (17.02%) IBM
22 32 (17.02%) Oracle GoldenGate
22 32 (17.02%) High Availability
23 31 (16.49%) Security Cleared
24 30 (15.96%) Business Intelligence
25 29 (15.43%) Java
25 29 (15.43%) SAN
25 29 (15.43%) SC Cleared

Oracle RAC
Top Related 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 49 (26.06%) WebLogic
2 16 (8.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (6.91%) Apache
4 12 (6.38%) Oracle Coherence
4 12 (6.38%) PowerExchange
5 11 (5.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 11 (5.85%) Tomcat
5 11 (5.85%) WebSphere
6 10 (5.32%) DataSynapse
6 10 (5.32%) IIS
6 10 (5.32%) Oracle Application Server
7 6 (3.19%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.13%) Apache Pig
8 4 (2.13%) Apache Spark
8 4 (2.13%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (1.60%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.60%) Confluence
9 3 (1.60%) GeoServer
9 3 (1.60%) JBoss
10 2 (1.06%) MQSeries
Applications
1 13 (6.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (13.83%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (9.57%) Oracle Applications
3 13 (6.91%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (4.79%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (1.60%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Utilities
7 1 (0.53%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.53%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.04%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.79%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.06%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 29 (15.43%) SAN
2 19 (10.11%) NAS
3 15 (7.98%) DNS
3 15 (7.98%) LAN
4 14 (7.45%) WAN
5 12 (6.38%) HTTP
5 12 (6.38%) Internet
5 12 (6.38%) Kerberos
6 11 (5.85%) LDAP
7 10 (5.32%) FCoE
7 10 (5.32%) Fibre Channel
7 10 (5.32%) iSCSI
7 10 (5.32%) TCP/IP
8 9 (4.79%) Multicast
9 6 (3.19%) Firewall
9 6 (3.19%) PuTTY
9 6 (3.19%) WinSCP
10 2 (1.06%) BIG-IP
10 2 (1.06%) FTP
10 2 (1.06%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (72.87%) Oracle Database
2 92 (48.94%) Oracle Database 11g
3 59 (31.38%) Oracle Database 12c
4 55 (29.26%) Oracle Database 10g
5 44 (23.40%) SQL Server
6 34 (18.09%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (14.36%) Oracle Exadata
8 22 (11.70%) Oracle BI EE
9 21 (11.17%) Oracle Reports
10 20 (10.64%) Hadoop
11 16 (8.51%) HBase
12 15 (7.98%) Oracle OWB
13 11 (5.85%) Big Data
13 11 (5.85%) MySQL
14 10 (5.32%) NoSQL
14 10 (5.32%) Oracle9i Database
15 9 (4.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 9 (4.79%) Oracle Discoverer
16 8 (4.26%) RDBMS
16 8 (4.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (8.51%) Oracle APEX
1 16 (8.51%) Oracle Forms
2 11 (5.85%) Toad
3 6 (3.19%) HP UFT
3 6 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.19%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.13%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.60%) JIRA
6 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 51 (27.13%) Finance
2 20 (10.64%) Banking
3 4 (2.13%) Retail
4 3 (1.60%) Electronics
4 3 (1.60%) Law
4 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.60%) Marketing
4 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.06%) Local Government
6 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Military
6 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (43.62%) DBA
2 77 (40.96%) Oracle DBA
3 33 (17.55%) Administrator
4 31 (16.49%) Architect
5 25 (13.30%) Consultant
6 15 (7.98%) Oracle Architect
7 14 (7.45%) Infrastructure Architect
8 13 (6.91%) Oracle Applications DBA
9 11 (5.85%) Informatica Consultant
9 11 (5.85%) Linux Administrator
9 11 (5.85%) Oracle Consultant
10 10 (5.32%) Applications Support
11 8 (4.26%) SQL DBA
12 7 (3.72%) Developer
12 7 (3.72%) SC Cleared DBA
12 7 (3.72%) Technical Architect
12 7 (3.72%) Unix Administrator
13 6 (3.19%) Analyst
13 6 (3.19%) Oracle Technical Architect
13 6 (3.19%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (19.68%) Middleware
2 32 (17.02%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 21 (11.17%) XML
3 21 (11.17%) XSLT
4 14 (7.45%) Oracle Fusion
5 13 (6.91%) JSP
6 12 (6.38%) Spring
6 12 (6.38%) Web Services
7 11 (5.85%) Hibernate
7 11 (5.85%) Java EE
7 11 (5.85%) XSL
8 10 (5.32%) HTML
8 10 (5.32%) JSF
8 10 (5.32%) Rendezvous
8 10 (5.32%) Struts
9 5 (2.66%) J2EE
9 5 (2.66%) OAuth2
10 4 (2.13%) OC4J
10 4 (2.13%) REST
10 4 (2.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.11%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.98%) Clustering
3 12 (6.38%) Replication
4 9 (4.79%) Symmetrix
5 7 (3.72%) Grid Computing
6 6 (3.19%) HACMP
6 6 (3.19%) iSeries
6 6 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.66%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.60%) CESG
9 3 (1.60%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.60%) iPad
9 3 (1.60%) Online Banking
9 3 (1.60%) Oracle Exalogic
10 2 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.06%) HP Storage
10 2 (1.06%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 105 (55.85%) Linux
2 68 (36.17%) Windows
3 65 (34.57%) Unix
4 33 (17.55%) AIX
5 28 (14.89%) Solaris
6 22 (11.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (8.51%) Windows Server
8 12 (6.38%) Oracle Linux
8 12 (6.38%) SUSE
9 10 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (3.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 7 (3.72%) VMS
11 6 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.60%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.21%) Performance Tuning
2 32 (17.02%) High Availability
3 30 (15.96%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (13.83%) Database Tuning
5 26 (13.83%) ITIL
6 20 (10.64%) Migration
6 20 (10.64%) Performance Monitoring
7 19 (10.11%) ETL
8 16 (8.51%) SOA
9 14 (7.45%) Benchmarking
10 13 (6.91%) Change Data Capture
10 13 (6.91%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (6.38%) DevOps
12 11 (5.85%) Data Modelling
13 10 (5.32%) Change Management
13 10 (5.32%) Mentoring
13 10 (5.32%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (4.26%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 93 (49.47%) SQL
2 45 (23.94%) PL/SQL
3 29 (15.43%) Java
4 22 (11.70%) Shell Script
5 16 (8.51%) Perl
6 11 (5.85%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.26%) C
8 7 (3.72%) Python
9 6 (3.19%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.19%) F#
10 4 (2.13%) C++
10 4 (2.13%) Korn
11 2 (1.06%) Ruby
12 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (16.49%) Security Cleared
2 29 (15.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.66%) Degree
3 5 (2.66%) ISEB
3 5 (2.66%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (2.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (2.66%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (1.60%) EMC Certification
4 3 (1.60%) OCP
5 1 (0.53%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.04%) SLA
2 6 (3.19%) JSP 440
2 6 (3.19%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.66%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.66%) QA
4 2 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.53%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (10.11%) NFS
1 19 (10.11%) SRDF
2 18 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.79%) Hyper-V
3 9 (4.79%) KVM
3 9 (4.79%) Veritas File System
3 9 (4.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 9 (4.79%) Xen
4 7 (3.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 7 (3.72%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (3.19%) Active Directory
6 5 (2.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (2.66%) HDFS
7 4 (2.13%) Apache Flume
7 4 (2.13%) Oracle Clusterware
7 4 (2.13%) vCloud
8 2 (1.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 63 (33.51%) Data Guard
2 48 (25.53%) Oracle RMAN
3 34 (18.09%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 15 (7.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (4.79%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 5 (2.66%) Ambari
6 5 (2.66%) Ansible
6 5 (2.66%) Oozie
6 5 (2.66%) Puppet
7 4 (2.13%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (2.13%) vRealize
8 3 (1.60%) Simpana
9 2 (1.06%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.06%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.06%) OpenView
9 2 (1.06%) Oracle Flashback
9 2 (1.06%) Oracle Statspack
9 2 (1.06%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 188 (100.00%) Oracle
2 42 (22.34%) VMware
3 35 (18.62%) Red Hat
4 32 (17.02%) IBM
5 25 (13.30%) NetApp
6 24 (12.77%) EMC
7 17 (9.04%) Microsoft
7 17 (9.04%) Teradata
8 16 (8.51%) Cisco
9 15 (7.98%) Informatica
10 14 (7.45%) Veritas
11 13 (6.91%) HP
12 12 (6.38%) Sun
12 12 (6.38%) Sybase
13 11 (5.85%) Intel
13 11 (5.85%) TIBCO
14 10 (5.32%) Hortonworks
15 9 (4.79%) BEA
16 7 (3.72%) Remedy
16 7 (3.72%) WorldPay
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