Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 646 773 725
Rank change year-on-year +127 -48 -173
Contract jobs citing Oracle RAC 180 127 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.30% 0.85% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 76 89
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £340 £331
90th Percentile £562 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £39.38 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.38% +66.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 13,872 14,996 11,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.54% 14.55% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,160 9,693 7,532
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £175 £180 £160
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 662 902 667
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.10 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -4.20% +1.85%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.48 £43.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% +2.32% -6.06%

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 September 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 18 September 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 +117 166 £475 +11.76% 6
UK excluding London +68 100 £468 +10.00% 4
London +102 75 £475 +15.15% 2
South East +12 27 £490 +7.53% 2
North of England +24 20 £468 +11.64% 1
Midlands +48 19 £498 - 1
Yorkshire +38 12 £459 +9.55%
South West -3 12 £550 +39.24%
West Midlands +38 11 £498 -
East of England +30 10 £419 -1.47%
Scotland +43 8 - -
East Midlands +34 8 £360 - 1
North West +21 4 £369 -7.81% 1
North East +19 4 £510 +16.57%
Wales +18 4 £400 +0.63%

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 180 (100.00%) Oracle
2 160 (88.89%) Oracle Database
3 98 (54.44%) Data Guard
4 90 (50.00%) SQL
5 88 (48.89%) Oracle Database 12c
6 76 (42.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 70 (38.89%) Oracle RMAN
8 69 (38.33%) SQL Server
9 65 (36.11%) Unix
10 62 (34.44%) Linux
11 61 (33.89%) Performance Tuning
12 51 (28.33%) Shell Script
13 50 (27.78%) PL/SQL
14 48 (26.67%) Security Cleared
15 39 (21.67%) MySQL
16 38 (21.11%) Clustering
17 37 (20.56%) Disaster Recovery
18 36 (20.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
19 35 (19.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
20 33 (18.33%) Windows
20 33 (18.33%) Banking
21 31 (17.22%) SC Cleared
21 31 (17.22%) Finance
22 30 (16.67%) Sybase
22 30 (16.67%) PowerShell
23 27 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
23 27 (15.00%) Replication
23 27 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 26 (14.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
25 25 (13.89%) Relational Database

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 9 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.22%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (1.11%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (6.11%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (4.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.11%) Azure
2 5 (2.78%) Power Platform
3 3 (1.67%) AWS
4 2 (1.11%) IaaS
4 2 (1.11%) PaaS
5 1 (0.56%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.78%) SAN
1 5 (2.78%) Wireless
2 4 (2.22%) Firewall
3 2 (1.11%) LAN
3 2 (1.11%) NAS
3 2 (1.11%) WAN
4 1 (0.56%) DHCP
4 1 (0.56%) DNS
4 1 (0.56%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.56%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.56%) Network Security
4 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.56%) VLAN
4 1 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (88.89%) Oracle Database
2 88 (48.89%) Oracle Database 12c
3 76 (42.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 69 (38.33%) SQL Server
5 39 (21.67%) MySQL
6 27 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (13.89%) Oracle BI EE
7 25 (13.89%) Oracle Exadata
7 25 (13.89%) RDBMS
7 25 (13.89%) Relational Database
8 24 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (13.33%) MongoDB
9 20 (11.11%) Big Data
10 19 (10.56%) Oracle Database 10g
11 16 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
14 8 (4.44%) SQL Server 2017
14 8 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (3.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (3.89%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (3.33%) JIRA
3 3 (1.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.56%) ERwin
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.56%) Toad
General
1 33 (18.33%) Banking
2 31 (17.22%) Finance
3 17 (9.44%) Public Sector
4 10 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.44%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.33%) Front Office
7 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.56%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.56%) Retail
7 1 (0.56%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 136 (75.56%) DBA
2 122 (67.78%) Oracle DBA
3 38 (21.11%) Senior DBA
4 28 (15.56%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 27 (15.00%) Administrator
6 19 (10.56%) Developer
7 16 (8.89%) SC Cleared DBA
7 16 (8.89%) SQL DBA
8 11 (6.11%) DV Cleared DBA
9 9 (5.00%) Database Engineer
9 9 (5.00%) Oracle Database Engineer
9 9 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
10 7 (3.89%) Analytics Developer
10 7 (3.89%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
11 6 (3.33%) Java Developer
12 5 (2.78%) Architect
12 5 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (2.78%) Senior Developer
13 4 (2.22%) Oracle Developer
13 4 (2.22%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (20.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 14 (7.78%) Middleware
3 8 (4.44%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (3.33%) XML
5 2 (1.11%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Streams
6 1 (0.56%) Spring
6 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (21.11%) Clustering
2 27 (15.00%) Replication
3 19 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.33%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.78%) CCTV
6 5 (2.78%) User Experience
7 4 (2.22%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.22%) Derivative
7 4 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.22%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.11%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.56%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.56%) HACMP
9 1 (0.56%) LPAR
9 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Exalogic
9 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 65 (36.11%) Unix
2 62 (34.44%) Linux
3 33 (18.33%) Windows
4 27 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (8.89%) AIX
6 11 (6.11%) Oracle Linux
7 8 (4.44%) Solaris
8 7 (3.89%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.67%) CentOS
10 2 (1.11%) SUSE
11 1 (0.56%) HPUX
11 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (33.89%) Performance Tuning
2 37 (20.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 24 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (12.22%) Migration
5 21 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (11.67%) High Availability
5 21 (11.67%) ITIL
5 21 (11.67%) Task Automation
6 20 (11.11%) Data Security
7 19 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (9.44%) Root Cause Analysis
9 15 (8.33%) Scrum
10 13 (7.22%) ETL
10 13 (7.22%) Mentoring
10 13 (7.22%) Open Source
11 12 (6.67%) System Testing
12 10 (5.56%) Analytics
12 10 (5.56%) Data Modelling
13 9 (5.00%) Load Balancing
14 8 (4.44%) Strategic Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (50.00%) SQL
2 51 (28.33%) Shell Script
3 50 (27.78%) PL/SQL
4 30 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 17 (9.44%) Perl
6 10 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.44%) Java
8 6 (3.33%) Haskell
8 6 (3.33%) Scala
9 2 (1.11%) Python
10 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 31 (17.22%) SC Cleared
3 22 (12.22%) Oracle Certification
4 20 (11.11%) OCP
5 18 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 15 (8.33%) OCA
7 13 (7.22%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (3.89%) Degree
9 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.56%) HNC
9 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.22%) GDPR
2 2 (1.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.56%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.33%) vSphere
3 3 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.11%) KVM
4 2 (1.11%) OCFS2
4 2 (1.11%) RHEV
5 1 (0.56%) Firmware
5 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.56%) Snort
5 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 98 (54.44%) Data Guard
2 70 (38.89%) Oracle RMAN
3 35 (19.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 26 (14.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 11 (6.11%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (3.33%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.78%) Ansible
7 5 (2.78%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.11%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.56%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.56%) Nagios
9 1 (0.56%) Nmap
9 1 (0.56%) Opsview
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 180 (100.00%) Oracle
2 30 (16.67%) Sybase
3 25 (13.89%) Microsoft
4 20 (11.11%) HP
5 11 (6.11%) VMware
6 9 (5.00%) IBM
7 8 (4.44%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.89%) Tableau
9 6 (3.33%) Informatica
10 5 (2.78%) BMC
11 3 (1.67%) Dell
12 2 (1.11%) NetApp
13 1 (0.56%) Citrix
13 1 (0.56%) EMC
13 1 (0.56%) EnterpriseDB
13 1 (0.56%) Google
13 1 (0.56%) Mercator
13 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
13 1 (0.56%) Splunk
13 1 (0.56%) Veritas