Period
to 26 September 2021

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 26 September 2021 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 725 459 671
Rank change year-on-year -266 +212 +119
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 80 50 175
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 0.72% 1.15% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 25 117
10th Percentile £376 £312 £363
25th Percentile £450 £322 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +11.76%
75th Percentile £600 £494 £515
90th Percentile £638 £515 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £350 £468
% change year-on-year +42.86% -25.13% +10.00%

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 11,080 4,335 13,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.93% 14.72% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,814 2,906 9,237
10th Percentile £210 £225 £170
25th Percentile £400 £373 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 161 633
10th Percentile £12.06 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £12.76 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.62
Median % change year-on-year -1.41% +6.83% +3.84%
75th Percentile £39.60 £40.75 £24.50
90th Percentile £65.50 £53.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.23 £17.35 £15.86
% change year-on-year -6.43% +9.36% +2.32%

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 26 September 2021.

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 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 26 September 2021. 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 -223 66 £513 +13.89% 9
UK excluding London -142 37 £500 +42.86% 5
London -181 30 £563 +17.49% 4
Work from Home -243 17 £513 +57.69% 1
North of England -74 10 £400 +24.61%
West Midlands - 10 £495 -
Midlands - 10 £495 -
South East -86 8 £525 +9.09% 4
North West -60 6 £325 +1.40%
Scotland -86 5 £550 +14.29%
Yorkshire - 4 £580 -
East of England - 3 £488 - 1
South West -41 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, 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 80 (100.00%) Oracle
2 62 (77.50%) Oracle Database
3 49 (61.25%) Data Guard
4 46 (57.50%) SQL
5 37 (46.25%) Linux
6 36 (45.00%) Oracle RMAN
6 36 (45.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 33 (41.25%) Performance Tuning
8 32 (40.00%) Oracle Database 12c
9 31 (38.75%) PL/SQL
10 28 (35.00%) Social Skills
11 26 (32.50%) Finance
12 25 (31.25%) Unix
13 24 (30.00%) Windows
14 22 (27.50%) Solaris
15 21 (26.25%) Oracle Exadata
16 20 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 20 (25.00%) SQL Server
17 19 (23.75%) Migration
18 18 (22.50%) Red Hat
18 18 (22.50%) Shell Script
19 17 (21.25%) Disaster Recovery
19 17 (21.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
20 16 (20.00%) Replication
20 16 (20.00%) MongoDB
21 14 (17.50%) RDBMS
21 14 (17.50%) EMC
21 14 (17.50%) Relational Database
22 13 (16.25%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
22 13 (16.25%) Business Intelligence

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 6 (7.50%) Confluence
1 6 (7.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.50%) IIS
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.25%) Apache
3 1 (1.25%) CICS
3 1 (1.25%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (1.25%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.25%) nginx
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (8.75%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (7.50%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (7.50%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.50%) AWS
2 7 (8.75%) GCP
3 5 (6.25%) Azure
4 4 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (5.00%) GitHub
5 3 (3.75%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.50%) IaaS
6 2 (2.50%) PaaS
6 2 (2.50%) SaaS
6 2 (2.50%) Snowflake
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.25%) Apigee
7 1 (1.25%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.00%) SAN
2 11 (13.75%) Kerberos
3 9 (11.25%) NAS
4 3 (3.75%) DNS
4 3 (3.75%) Firewall
4 3 (3.75%) LAN
4 3 (3.75%) WAN
5 2 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.50%) FCoE
5 2 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.50%) Internet
5 2 (2.50%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.50%) Multicast
5 2 (2.50%) VPN
6 1 (1.25%) DHCP
6 1 (1.25%) InfiniBand
6 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.25%) VLAN
6 1 (1.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (77.50%) Oracle Database
2 36 (45.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 32 (40.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 21 (26.25%) Oracle Exadata
5 20 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 16 (20.00%) MongoDB
7 14 (17.50%) RDBMS
7 14 (17.50%) Relational Database
8 11 (13.75%) MySQL
9 9 (11.25%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (8.75%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (8.75%) MariaDB
11 7 (8.75%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (7.50%) Big Data
12 6 (7.50%) Hadoop
13 5 (6.25%) HBase
13 5 (6.25%) OLTP
13 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) JIRA
2 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (2.50%) Serena SBM
2 2 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (2.50%) Subversion
2 2 (2.50%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.25%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.25%) Vagrant
General
1 28 (35.00%) Social Skills
2 26 (32.50%) Finance
3 12 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (10.00%) Banking
4 8 (10.00%) Public Sector
5 3 (3.75%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.25%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (63.75%) DBA
2 48 (60.00%) Oracle DBA
3 11 (13.75%) Architect
4 10 (12.50%) Administrator
5 7 (8.75%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.75%) Consultant
7 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.75%) Oracle Architect
7 3 (3.75%) SQL DBA
8 2 (2.50%) AWS Architect
8 2 (2.50%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 2 (2.50%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (2.50%) Oracle Financials DBA
8 2 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) Systems Manager
8 2 (2.50%) Technical Manager
9 1 (1.25%) Chief Architect
9 1 (1.25%) Junior DBA
9 1 (1.25%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 8 (10.00%) Middleware
3 5 (6.25%) LDAP
3 5 (6.25%) XML
4 4 (5.00%) HTML
4 4 (5.00%) XSLT
5 3 (3.75%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.50%) .NET
6 2 (2.50%) SAML
7 1 (1.25%) JSON
7 1 (1.25%) Kafka
7 1 (1.25%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.00%) Replication
2 12 (15.00%) Clustering
3 5 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.75%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.75%) Symmetrix
6 2 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.50%) User Experience
7 1 (1.25%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 37 (46.25%) Linux
2 25 (31.25%) Unix
3 24 (30.00%) Windows
4 22 (27.50%) Solaris
5 20 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (8.75%) AIX
7 6 (7.50%) Windows Server
8 3 (3.75%) HPUX
8 3 (3.75%) SUSE
8 3 (3.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (3.75%) VMS
9 1 (1.25%) CentOS
9 1 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (41.25%) Performance Tuning
2 19 (23.75%) Migration
3 17 (21.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (16.25%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (16.25%) High Availability
5 11 (13.75%) Storage Management
6 10 (12.50%) ITIL
7 9 (11.25%) Change Management
7 9 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (10.00%) Data Management
9 7 (8.75%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (7.50%) Data Security
10 6 (7.50%) Database Security
10 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (6.25%) Capacity Management
11 5 (6.25%) Database Optimisation
11 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure as Code
11 5 (6.25%) Security Patching
11 5 (6.25%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (57.50%) SQL
2 31 (38.75%) PL/SQL
3 18 (22.50%) Shell Script
4 13 (16.25%) Python
5 11 (13.75%) Java
6 9 (11.25%) PowerShell
7 6 (7.50%) Perl
8 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
9 4 (5.00%) Ruby
10 3 (3.75%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.75%) C#
10 3 (3.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.50%) OCP
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.25%) Degree
4 1 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) GDPR
1 3 (3.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (3.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.75%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.50%) Docker
3 6 (7.50%) NFS
4 5 (6.25%) Oracle Clusterware
4 5 (6.25%) SRDF
5 3 (3.75%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.75%) Veritas File System
5 3 (3.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.50%) KVM
6 2 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.50%) Xen
7 1 (1.25%) Firmware
7 1 (1.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 49 (61.25%) Data Guard
2 36 (45.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 13 (16.25%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 9 (11.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (6.25%) Ansible
5 5 (6.25%) Terraform
6 4 (5.00%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.75%) Control-M
7 3 (3.75%) Puppet
8 2 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.50%) QRadar
8 2 (2.50%) Tivoli
8 2 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (2.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (1.25%) BladeLogic
9 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 80 (100.00%) Oracle
2 18 (22.50%) Red Hat
3 14 (17.50%) EMC
4 13 (16.25%) Sybase
5 12 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (13.75%) VMware
7 10 (12.50%) Sun
8 8 (10.00%) IBM
9 5 (6.25%) Google
9 5 (6.25%) HP
9 5 (6.25%) NetApp
9 5 (6.25%) Splunk
9 5 (6.25%) Veritas
10 4 (5.00%) BMC
11 3 (3.75%) AppDynamics
11 3 (3.75%) Cisco
11 3 (3.75%) CommVault
11 3 (3.75%) MuleSoft
11 3 (3.75%) Qualys
11 3 (3.75%) SAP