Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 587 688 799
Rank change year-on-year +101 +111 -133
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 118 193 103
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 1.21% 1.30% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 129 48
Median daily rate £450 £450 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £292 £363 £378
90th Percentile £525 £673 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £50.70 £55.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.82% +28.65% +12.50%
10th Percentile £47.01 £55.00 £41.08
90th Percentile £56.39 £55.00 £46.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.70 £55.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year -7.82% +25.71% +15.13%

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 9,763 14,851 13,164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.48% 15.36% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,276 9,816 8,587
Median daily rate £450 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £163 £179 £170
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £395
% change year-on-year - +7.59% +12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 710 709
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.10 £15.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.78% +3.45% -2.72%
10th Percentile £11.53 £10.90 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.89 £47.50 £45.15
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.49 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.75% +3.27% -

Oracle RAC
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Oracle RAC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Oracle RAC in the UK

Oracle RAC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Oracle RAC.

Daily rate trend for Oracle RAC in the UK

Oracle RAC
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Oracle RAC over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Oracle RAC in the UK

Oracle RAC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Oracle RAC.

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 28 March 2020. 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 +82 100 £450 - 4
London +148 57 £456 -3.95% 2
UK excluding London +48 56 £440 -2.22% 3
Midlands +59 13 £450 +6.82% 1
South East +61 12 £450 - 1
East of England +43 12 £280 -17.04%
Scotland +22 12 £408 - 1
West Midlands +48 10 £474 +12.46% 1
North of England +46 6 £475 +18.75%
North West +37 3 £475 -24.00%
East Midlands - 3 £450 -
North East +10 2 £505 +26.25%
Yorkshire +52 1 £400 -
Wales +28 1 £400 -10.11%
Work from Home +18 1 £475 +35.71%

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Oracle
2 107 (90.68%) Oracle Database
3 76 (64.41%) Oracle Database 12c
4 64 (54.24%) Data Guard
5 58 (49.15%) Linux
6 53 (44.92%) SQL
7 43 (36.44%) Oracle Database 11g
8 37 (31.36%) Oracle RMAN
9 35 (29.66%) Unix
9 35 (29.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 31 (26.27%) PL/SQL
10 31 (26.27%) WebLogic
10 31 (26.27%) Migration
11 30 (25.42%) Security Cleared
12 29 (24.58%) Finance
13 28 (23.73%) High Availability
14 27 (22.88%) Confluence
14 27 (22.88%) JIRA
14 27 (22.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 26 (22.03%) Oracle Exadata
16 25 (21.19%) AWS
17 24 (20.34%) ITIL
17 24 (20.34%) Solaris
18 23 (19.49%) SQL Server
18 23 (19.49%) Oracle Linux
18 23 (19.49%) Performance Tuning
18 23 (19.49%) Oracle ODI
19 22 (18.64%) SC Cleared
19 22 (18.64%) Windows
19 22 (18.64%) Oracle Database 10g

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 31 (26.27%) WebLogic
2 27 (22.88%) Confluence
3 16 (13.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 13 (11.02%) Red Hat Fuse
5 10 (8.47%) Tomcat
6 7 (5.93%) Oracle Application Server
7 6 (5.08%) Apache
7 6 (5.08%) IIS
8 3 (2.54%) nginx
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 14 (11.86%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (5.08%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (3.39%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (2.54%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (21.19%) AWS
2 19 (16.10%) Azure
3 8 (6.78%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.39%) IaaS
4 4 (3.39%) PaaS
4 4 (3.39%) SaaS
5 2 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.69%) GCP
5 2 (1.69%) GitHub
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.24%) Firewall
2 3 (2.54%) SAN
2 3 (2.54%) SSL
3 2 (1.69%) Internet
3 2 (1.69%) VPN
4 1 (0.85%) DMZ
4 1 (0.85%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.85%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (90.68%) Oracle Database
2 76 (64.41%) Oracle Database 12c
3 43 (36.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 26 (22.03%) Oracle Exadata
5 23 (19.49%) Oracle ODI
5 23 (19.49%) SQL Server
6 22 (18.64%) Oracle Database 10g
7 21 (17.80%) Oracle BI EE
8 12 (10.17%) MySQL
8 12 (10.17%) NoSQL
8 12 (10.17%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (7.63%) Oracle OWB
11 7 (5.93%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (5.93%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (5.93%) VLDB
12 6 (5.08%) Relational Database
13 5 (4.24%) MongoDB
13 5 (4.24%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (4.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (22.88%) JIRA
2 15 (12.71%) Jenkins
3 10 (8.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (3.39%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (2.54%) Fiddler
6 2 (1.69%) Subversion
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.85%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (24.58%) Finance
2 4 (3.39%) Banking
3 2 (1.69%) Law
4 1 (0.85%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 88 (74.58%) DBA
2 86 (72.88%) Oracle DBA
3 17 (14.41%) Administrator
4 14 (11.86%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 12 (10.17%) SC Cleared DBA
6 6 (5.08%) Platform Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Analyst
7 5 (4.24%) DV Cleared DBA
7 5 (4.24%) Senior DBA
7 5 (4.24%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) Database Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) Developer
8 4 (3.39%) Senior Oracle DBA
8 4 (3.39%) Unix Engineer
9 3 (2.54%) Applications Support
9 3 (2.54%) Architect
9 3 (2.54%) MongoDB DBA
9 3 (2.54%) Oracle Analyst
9 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database Engineer
9 3 (2.54%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 20 (16.95%) Middleware
3 10 (8.47%) REST
3 10 (8.47%) Spring
3 10 (8.47%) Spring Boot
4 6 (5.08%) .NET
5 3 (2.54%) Node.js
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (2.54%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.85%) JSON
6 1 (0.85%) LDAP
6 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.56%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.02%) Replication
3 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.08%) Clustering
4 6 (5.08%) Private Cloud
5 5 (4.24%) Wiki
6 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 58 (49.15%) Linux
2 35 (29.66%) Unix
3 24 (20.34%) Solaris
4 23 (19.49%) Oracle Linux
5 22 (18.64%) Windows
6 19 (16.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (11.02%) AIX
8 10 (8.47%) HPUX
9 8 (6.78%) Windows Server
10 6 (5.08%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (1.69%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.27%) Migration
2 28 (23.73%) High Availability
3 24 (20.34%) ITIL
4 23 (19.49%) Performance Tuning
5 21 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (16.95%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (16.10%) Data Modelling
8 16 (13.56%) SOA
9 15 (12.71%) E-business
10 12 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (9.32%) Logical Data Model
11 11 (9.32%) Physical Data Model
11 11 (9.32%) Release Management
12 10 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (8.47%) DevOps
12 10 (8.47%) ITIL V3
12 10 (8.47%) Microservices
12 10 (8.47%) Strategic Roadmap
13 9 (7.63%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (7.63%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 53 (44.92%) SQL
2 31 (26.27%) PL/SQL
3 21 (17.80%) Shell Script
4 15 (12.71%) Java
5 13 (11.02%) Perl
6 9 (7.63%) Korn
7 5 (4.24%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.24%) Python
7 5 (4.24%) Ruby
7 5 (4.24%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.54%) AWK
8 3 (2.54%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.54%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.69%) C#
9 2 (1.69%) C-shell
10 1 (0.85%) Go
Qualifications
1 30 (25.42%) Security Cleared
2 22 (18.64%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.47%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.78%) OCP
4 8 (6.78%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (4.24%) Degree
6 1 (0.85%) HND
6 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.85%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.95%) SLA
2 13 (11.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (8.47%) Docker
2 7 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.08%) OCFS2
4 5 (4.24%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.24%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (2.54%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.69%) XenApp
7 1 (0.85%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.85%) Snort
Systems Management
1 64 (54.24%) Data Guard
2 37 (31.36%) Oracle RMAN
3 35 (29.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 19 (16.10%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 7 (5.93%) Control-M
6 6 (5.08%) Oracle Flashback
7 3 (2.54%) Ansible
7 3 (2.54%) Foglight
8 2 (1.69%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.69%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.69%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (1.69%) Puppet
8 2 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.69%) Terraform
9 1 (0.85%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.85%) Grafana
9 1 (0.85%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.85%) QRadar
9 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 118 (100.00%) Oracle
2 20 (16.95%) Red Hat
3 12 (10.17%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.63%) Sybase
5 8 (6.78%) HP
5 8 (6.78%) IBM
6 7 (5.93%) CommVault
6 7 (5.93%) Veritas
6 7 (5.93%) VMware
7 3 (2.54%) Imperva
8 2 (1.69%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.69%) BMC
8 2 (1.69%) CA
8 2 (1.69%) Citrix
8 2 (1.69%) Hitachi
8 2 (1.69%) NetApp
8 2 (1.69%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.69%) Sony
8 2 (1.69%) Splunk
9 1 (0.85%) EMC