Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 770 693 626
Rank change year-on-year -77 -67 +29
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 98 139 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 0.72% 1.36% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 88 157
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £356 £331 £298
90th Percentile £548 £653 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
UK median hourly rate £42.00 - £36.00
10th Percentile £41.20 - £32.50
90th Percentile £42.80 - £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.00

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 13,577 10,202 12,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.64% 11.23% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,754 6,547 7,526
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £173
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 804 653 912
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.38 £45.25 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%

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 18 June 2018.

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 13 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 18 June 2018. 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 -85 93 £450 - 24
UK excluding London -58 50 £425 - 17
London -47 40 £475 -5.00% 7
South East -16 33 £425 -5.56% 7
North of England -20 7 £413 -11.29% 4
East of England -7 6 £513 +64.00% 5
Yorkshire -22 4 £413 -15.82% 1
North East +6 3 £458 +47.58%
South West +8 1 - -
Midlands -13 1 - - 1
West Midlands -21 1 - - 1
Scotland -42 1 £363 -12.12%
Wales - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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 98 (100.00%) Oracle
2 76 (77.55%) Oracle Database
3 67 (68.37%) Data Guard
4 50 (51.02%) SQL
5 45 (45.92%) Linux
6 44 (44.90%) Unix
7 41 (41.84%) Oracle RMAN
8 40 (40.82%) Oracle Database 12c
9 36 (36.73%) Oracle Database 11g
10 29 (29.59%) Windows
10 29 (29.59%) Performance Tuning
11 26 (26.53%) PL/SQL
12 25 (25.51%) Shell Script
13 20 (20.41%) SQL Server
13 20 (20.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 18 (18.37%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 18 (18.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 18 (18.37%) Oracle Certification
14 18 (18.37%) Finance
15 16 (16.33%) Oracle Database 10g
15 16 (16.33%) AIX
15 16 (16.33%) VMware
16 15 (15.31%) Relational Database
17 14 (14.29%) Degree
18 13 (13.27%) Security Cleared
18 13 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
18 13 (13.27%) Solaris
18 13 (13.27%) Middleware
18 13 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
19 12 (12.24%) Performance Monitoring

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 12 (12.24%) WebLogic
2 8 (8.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.04%) Apache
3 2 (2.04%) Confluence
3 2 (2.04%) IIS
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (2.04%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 11 (11.22%) Oracle Applications
1 11 (11.22%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (10.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (2.04%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.02%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (1.02%) OPENHousing
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.14%) IaaS
1 7 (7.14%) PaaS
2 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.12%) SaaS
3 4 (4.08%) Boomi
3 4 (4.08%) OpenShift
4 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.02%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.24%) SAN
2 7 (7.14%) HTTP
2 7 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.10%) DVB
3 5 (5.10%) FTP
4 3 (3.06%) NAS
5 2 (2.04%) DMZ
5 2 (2.04%) FCoE
5 2 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.04%) Firewall
5 2 (2.04%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.04%) LAN
5 2 (2.04%) Multicast
5 2 (2.04%) WAN
6 1 (1.02%) DHCP
6 1 (1.02%) DNS
6 1 (1.02%) Internet
6 1 (1.02%) VLAN
6 1 (1.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (77.55%) Oracle Database
2 40 (40.82%) Oracle Database 12c
3 36 (36.73%) Oracle Database 11g
4 20 (20.41%) SQL Server
5 16 (16.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 15 (15.31%) Relational Database
7 11 (11.22%) MySQL
8 9 (9.18%) RDBMS
9 8 (8.16%) Oracle Exadata
10 5 (5.10%) NoSQL
10 5 (5.10%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (4.08%) Oracle9i Database
11 4 (4.08%) VLDB
12 3 (3.06%) DB2
12 3 (3.06%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (2.04%) Hadoop
13 2 (2.04%) HBase
14 1 (1.02%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.10%) JIRA
3 3 (3.06%) Toad
4 2 (2.04%) ERwin
5 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
General
1 18 (18.37%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Banking
2 6 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.04%) Private Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Back Office
4 1 (1.02%) French Language
4 1 (1.02%) Front Office
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (73.47%) DBA
2 67 (68.37%) Oracle DBA
3 11 (11.22%) Administrator
3 11 (11.22%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 9 (9.18%) Architect
5 8 (8.16%) Developer
5 8 (8.16%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (5.10%) MySQL DBA
6 5 (5.10%) Senior DBA
6 5 (5.10%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 5 (5.10%) SQL DBA
6 5 (5.10%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.06%) Analyst
7 3 (3.06%) Integration Developer
7 3 (3.06%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (3.06%) Oracle Production DBA
7 3 (3.06%) Production DBA
7 3 (3.06%) SAP Developer
7 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared DBA
8 2 (2.04%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 13 (13.27%) Middleware
3 10 (10.20%) XML
4 7 (7.14%) XSLT
5 5 (5.10%) JSON
6 4 (4.08%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (4.08%) SAP PI
7 3 (3.06%) HTML
8 2 (2.04%) IDoc
8 2 (2.04%) LDAP
8 2 (2.04%) SAP ALE
8 2 (2.04%) XML Schema
9 1 (1.02%) CSS
9 1 (1.02%) JSP
9 1 (1.02%) REST
9 1 (1.02%) Servlets
9 1 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) Replication
2 8 (8.16%) Clustering
3 7 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.10%) MPEG
5 5 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.06%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.06%) STB
7 2 (2.04%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.04%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.04%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.02%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 45 (45.92%) Linux
2 44 (44.90%) Unix
3 29 (29.59%) Windows
4 16 (16.33%) AIX
5 13 (13.27%) Solaris
6 5 (5.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.08%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.08%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.08%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.06%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.02%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.59%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (12.24%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (11.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.20%) ITIL
6 8 (8.16%) Database Tuning
6 8 (8.16%) Migration
6 8 (8.16%) SOA
7 7 (7.14%) High Availability
7 7 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (6.12%) DevOps
8 6 (6.12%) Problem Management
9 5 (5.10%) Commercial Awareness
9 5 (5.10%) Database Security
9 5 (5.10%) Deployment Automation
9 5 (5.10%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.10%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (5.10%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (51.02%) SQL
2 26 (26.53%) PL/SQL
3 25 (25.51%) Shell Script
4 10 (10.20%) Java
5 8 (8.16%) Perl
6 7 (7.14%) Python
7 6 (6.12%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.08%) ABAP
9 3 (3.06%) Korn
10 2 (2.04%) C
10 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.02%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (18.37%) Oracle Certification
2 14 (14.29%) Degree
3 13 (13.27%) Security Cleared
4 11 (11.22%) OCP
5 7 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.02%) HNC
8 1 (1.02%) MCSA
8 1 (1.02%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) SLA
2 3 (3.06%) QA
3 2 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.04%) PMO
4 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.02%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.16%) Hyper-V
2 8 (8.16%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (8.16%) vSphere
3 5 (5.10%) Oracle Clusterware
4 4 (4.08%) Docker
4 4 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (4.08%) XenApp
5 3 (3.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (3.06%) Xen
6 2 (2.04%) KVM
6 2 (2.04%) NFS
6 2 (2.04%) SRDF
6 2 (2.04%) vCloud
7 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
7 1 (1.02%) RHEV
7 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 67 (68.37%) Data Guard
2 41 (41.84%) Oracle RMAN
3 18 (18.37%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 18 (18.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 10 (10.20%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (8.16%) Ansible
6 5 (5.10%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (5.10%) vCenter Server
7 2 (2.04%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (2.04%) MOM
7 2 (2.04%) Oracle Statspack
8 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 98 (100.00%) Oracle
2 16 (16.33%) VMware
3 11 (11.22%) Red Hat
4 8 (8.16%) IBM
5 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 6 (6.12%) Cisco
6 6 (6.12%) NetApp
7 5 (5.10%) HP
8 4 (4.08%) 3PAR
8 4 (4.08%) Citrix
8 4 (4.08%) Dell
8 4 (4.08%) Remedy
8 4 (4.08%) SAP
8 4 (4.08%) Veritas
9 3 (3.06%) WorldPay
10 2 (2.04%) Capita
10 2 (2.04%) Google
10 2 (2.04%) Hyperion
10 2 (2.04%) MuleSoft
10 2 (2.04%) Sun