Period
to 19 May 2019

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 19 May 2019 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 635 822 671
Rank change year-on-year +187 -151 -21
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 208 87 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.086% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.49% 0.64% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 47 94
UK median daily rate £455 £425 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% -4.23% +4.41%
10th Percentile £363 £354 £331
90th Percentile £688 £526 £642
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.91% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +22.22% - -

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 13,996 13,572 10,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.38% 13.36% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,302 8,801 6,485
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +6.38% +5.75%
10th Percentile £180 £181 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 782 663
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.04% -0.88% +1.59%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.66 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.72 £46.00 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% -3.23% -3.13%

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 19 May 2019.

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 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 19 May 2019. 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 +175 200 £455 +4.00% 3
UK excluding London +82 117 £450 +5.88% 2
London +106 88 £488 +2.63% 1
South East +51 58 £483 +13.53% 2
Midlands +25 16 £400 -
North of England +25 16 £400 -3.03%
West Midlands +19 13 £413 -
East of England +15 13 £413 -19.51%
South West -16 8 £483 -
North East - 8 £400 -
Scotland +32 5 - -
North West +21 4 £625 -
Yorkshire +13 4 £400 -3.03%
East Midlands +17 3 £360 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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.

1 208 (100.00%) Oracle
2 175 (84.13%) Oracle Database
3 104 (50.00%) Linux
4 101 (48.56%) SQL
5 87 (41.83%) Oracle Database 12c
6 85 (40.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 77 (37.02%) Performance Tuning
8 75 (36.06%) Unix
9 74 (35.58%) Data Guard
10 70 (33.65%) PL/SQL
11 68 (32.69%) Oracle RMAN
12 60 (28.85%) Security Cleared
13 55 (26.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 53 (25.48%) Shell Script
15 52 (25.00%) Finance
16 49 (23.56%) SC Cleared
17 45 (21.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 43 (20.67%) Red Hat
18 43 (20.67%) Relational Database
19 42 (20.19%) Disaster Recovery
19 42 (20.19%) AIX
20 41 (19.71%) RDBMS
21 39 (18.75%) Oracle BI EE
21 39 (18.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
22 38 (18.27%) Oracle Exadata
22 38 (18.27%) Windows
22 38 (18.27%) ITIL
23 36 (17.31%) SQL Server
23 36 (17.31%) Business Intelligence
24 35 (16.83%) Data Warehouse

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 13 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 9 (4.33%) Oracle Coherence
3 7 (3.37%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.96%) JBoss
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 20 (9.62%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (8.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (8.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.48%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 30 (14.42%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (7.21%) IaaS
4 14 (6.73%) PaaS
5 12 (5.77%) SaaS
6 10 (4.81%) Datadog
7 5 (2.40%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.69%) Firewall
2 2 (0.96%) FTP
2 2 (0.96%) HTTP
2 2 (0.96%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.96%) Internet
2 2 (0.96%) LAN
2 2 (0.96%) SAN
2 2 (0.96%) SSH
2 2 (0.96%) SSL
2 2 (0.96%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.96%) VPN
3 1 (0.48%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (84.13%) Oracle Database
2 87 (41.83%) Oracle Database 12c
3 85 (40.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 43 (20.67%) Relational Database
5 41 (19.71%) RDBMS
6 39 (18.75%) Oracle BI EE
7 38 (18.27%) Oracle Exadata
8 36 (17.31%) SQL Server
9 35 (16.83%) Data Warehouse
10 31 (14.90%) MySQL
11 21 (10.10%) Big Data
12 20 (9.62%) Oracle Database 10g
13 18 (8.65%) Hadoop
13 18 (8.65%) MongoDB
14 17 (8.17%) Amazon RDS
14 17 (8.17%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (6.73%) Oracle ODI
15 14 (6.73%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 9 (4.33%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 14 (6.73%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.81%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.81%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (3.37%) Artifactory
3 7 (3.37%) GitLab
4 6 (2.88%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (2.40%) JIRA
6 3 (1.44%) ProC
6 3 (1.44%) Subversion
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.48%) ERwin
8 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.48%) Toad
General
1 52 (25.00%) Finance
2 25 (12.02%) Banking
3 14 (6.73%) Investment Banking
4 13 (6.25%) Front Office
5 5 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.96%) Retail
7 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.48%) Games
7 1 (0.48%) Publishing
7 1 (0.48%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 128 (61.54%) DBA
2 104 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
3 33 (15.87%) Administrator
4 31 (14.90%) Developer
5 22 (10.58%) Architect
6 18 (8.65%) Senior DBA
7 15 (7.21%) Java Developer
8 14 (6.73%) Senior Oracle DBA
9 13 (6.25%) DV Cleared DBA
9 13 (6.25%) SC Cleared DBA
10 12 (5.77%) Oracle Architect
11 10 (4.81%) Database Engineer
12 9 (4.33%) Investment Banking Java Developer
12 9 (4.33%) Oracle Developer
13 8 (3.85%) Oracle Database Engineer
14 7 (3.37%) Analytics Developer
14 7 (3.37%) Senior Developer
15 6 (2.88%) Linux Administrator
15 6 (2.88%) Server Administrator
15 6 (2.88%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (18.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 31 (14.90%) Middleware
3 29 (13.94%) Oracle Fusion
4 9 (4.33%) XML
5 3 (1.44%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.44%) JSF
5 3 (1.44%) JSP
5 3 (1.44%) LDAP
5 3 (1.44%) Spring
5 3 (1.44%) Struts
5 3 (1.44%) XSL
5 3 (1.44%) XSLT
6 2 (0.96%) Java EE
6 2 (0.96%) OC4J
7 1 (0.48%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Streams
7 1 (0.48%) Web Services
7 1 (0.48%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.06%) Management Information System
2 18 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.65%) Replication
3 14 (6.73%) Clustering
4 12 (5.77%) DataPower
5 11 (5.29%) Public Cloud
6 9 (4.33%) Derivative
6 9 (4.33%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.40%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.96%) CMDB
8 2 (0.96%) LPAR
9 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.48%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.48%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 104 (50.00%) Linux
2 75 (36.06%) Unix
3 55 (26.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (20.19%) AIX
5 38 (18.27%) Windows
6 28 (13.46%) Oracle Linux
7 17 (8.17%) Windows Server
8 12 (5.77%) Solaris
8 12 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.92%) SUSE
10 3 (1.44%) CentOS
11 2 (0.96%) Tru64
12 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (37.02%) Performance Tuning
2 42 (20.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 38 (18.27%) ITIL
4 36 (17.31%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (15.38%) Load Balancing
7 26 (12.50%) Scrum
8 25 (12.02%) Security Hardening
9 23 (11.06%) DevOps
10 21 (10.10%) CRM
11 20 (9.62%) Migration
12 18 (8.65%) Strategic Management
13 17 (8.17%) Service Management
14 16 (7.69%) Data Protection
14 16 (7.69%) ETL
14 16 (7.69%) High Availability
14 16 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
15 14 (6.73%) Analytics
16 13 (6.25%) Functional Programming
16 13 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (48.56%) SQL
2 70 (33.65%) PL/SQL
3 53 (25.48%) Shell Script
4 20 (9.62%) Python
5 17 (8.17%) Java
6 14 (6.73%) Perl
6 14 (6.73%) T-SQL
7 13 (6.25%) Haskell
7 13 (6.25%) Scala
8 11 (5.29%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.44%) C
10 2 (0.96%) Java 8
11 1 (0.48%) Korn
Qualifications
1 60 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 49 (23.56%) SC Cleared
3 22 (10.58%) DV Cleared
4 17 (8.17%) RHCE
5 16 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
6 15 (7.21%) OCP
7 12 (5.77%) Degree
8 7 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (3.37%) OCA
9 3 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.96%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.96%) PMP
11 1 (0.48%) HNC
11 1 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.44%) SLA
2 2 (0.96%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (9.13%) XenApp
2 12 (5.77%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.85%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (3.37%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.44%) KVM
5 3 (1.44%) RHEV
5 3 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.96%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.96%) Firmware
6 2 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.48%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 74 (35.58%) Data Guard
2 68 (32.69%) Oracle RMAN
3 45 (21.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 24 (11.54%) Ansible
4 24 (11.54%) Puppet
5 19 (9.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 18 (8.65%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (4.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (3.37%) SCCM
8 7 (3.37%) SCOM
8 7 (3.37%) vCenter Server
8 7 (3.37%) vMotion
9 4 (1.92%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.96%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.48%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.48%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.48%) Nagios
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 208 (100.00%) Oracle
2 43 (20.67%) Red Hat
3 32 (15.38%) IBM
4 30 (14.42%) Microsoft
5 18 (8.65%) Cloudera
6 16 (7.69%) HP
6 16 (7.69%) Sybase
7 14 (6.73%) Citrix
7 14 (6.73%) Informatica
8 12 (5.77%) VMware
9 11 (5.29%) Google
10 10 (4.81%) Qualys
10 10 (4.81%) Splunk
11 8 (3.85%) BMC
12 7 (3.37%) 3PAR
12 7 (3.37%) EMC
13 6 (2.88%) Tableau
14 4 (1.92%) ServiceNow
15 1 (0.48%) AppDynamics
15 1 (0.48%) WorldPay