The first table below looks at the demand for Data Guard skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Guard over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the North West region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Data Guard
Rank 124 110 130
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +20
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 12 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.42% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.21% 5.35% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate £250 £427 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.48% +19.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £381 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £473 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £55.00
Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
285 187 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.98% 7.77% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 68 90
Average daily rate £350 £265 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -17.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 15 15
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.00 £20.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
Data Guard
England

Data Guard
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Guard across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Data Guard Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Data Guard
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Guard across the North West region.

Data Guard Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Data Guard
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Guard across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Data Guard Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Data Guard
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Guard across the North West region.

Data Guard Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Data Guard
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Guard within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 10 £250 -41.48%
Lancashire - 2 - -
Cheshire - - - - 3
Data Guard
England

Data Guard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Data Guard also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Guard.

1 23 (100.00%) Oracle
2 22 (95.65%) Oracle Database
3 21 (91.30%) UNIX
4 18 (78.26%) Oracle RAC
5 17 (73.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (47.83%) Windows
7 8 (34.78%) Linux
7 8 (34.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 8 (34.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (34.78%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (30.43%) Oracle RMAN
8 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
8 7 (30.43%) Solaris
8 7 (30.43%) SQL
9 6 (26.09%) RDBMS
9 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
9 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
10 5 (21.74%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (21.74%) Internet
10 5 (21.74%) Shell Script
10 5 (21.74%) Client/Server
11 4 (17.39%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (17.39%) ITIL
11 4 (17.39%) SOA
11 4 (17.39%) Oracle Discoverer
11 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
11 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
11 4 (17.39%) Oracle EBS R12
12 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (13.04%) Oracle BI EE

Data Guard
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Data Guard also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Guard. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Internet
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) CTI
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (95.65%) Oracle Database
2 17 (73.91%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (34.78%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (26.09%) RDBMS
4 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
5 4 (17.39%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (17.39%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (4.35%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (4.35%) DataStage
8 1 (4.35%) DB2
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (95.65%) DBA
2 20 (86.96%) Oracle DBA
3 8 (34.78%) Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Applications Support
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Applications Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Support Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
1 1 (4.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Client/Server
2 3 (13.04%) Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) Replication
4 1 (4.35%) DataPower
4 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) UNIX
2 11 (47.83%) Windows
3 8 (34.78%) Linux
4 7 (30.43%) Solaris
5 1 (4.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
1 4 (17.39%) SOA
1 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
1 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
2 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (13.04%) E-business
3 2 (8.70%) CRM
3 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.70%) Data Management
3 2 (8.70%) Information Management
3 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.70%) High Availability
4 1 (4.35%) Identity Management
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.70%) R
4 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 18 (78.26%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) F5
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) IBM