The table below looks at the statistics for Data Guard skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Guard over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Data Guard
Rank 544 445 457
Rank change year-on-year
-99 +12
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 56 155 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.100% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.23% 3.69% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 103 57
Average daily rate
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£414 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.64% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £326 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+8.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
- +16.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4545 4200 3797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.10% 7.80% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2786 2446 2134
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 131 172
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -15.55%

Data Guard
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Data Guard Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Guard
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Guard within the UK.

Data Guard Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Data Guard
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Guard within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Data Guard Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Guard
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Guard within the UK.

Data Guard Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Data Guard
Top 27 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -91 49 £420 -0.59% 31
London -53 37 £420 -6.66% 16
City of London -6 16 £435 -3.33% 6
South East -29 7 £513 +13.88% 3
Scotland -8 4 £325 - 5
Kent -4 3 £560 +17.89%
Hampshire -8 2 £463 +2.77%
Edinburgh -11 2 - - 2
South West -15 2 £379 +12.22% 1
Yorkshire -26 2 £350 -7.89% 2
Glasgow - 2 £325 - 2
Tonbridge +2 1 £560 +17.89%
Berkshire -1 1 £305 -27.38% 1
Sheffield -11 1 - -
South Yorkshire -16 1 - - 1
North West -21 1 - - 5
West Yorkshire -24 1 £350 -15.66%
Wiltshire - 1 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £408 -
Windsor - 1 £305 -
Salisbury - 1 £350 -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £475 -
Belfast - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £408 -
Wales - 1 £375 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Data Guard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 128 (100.00%) Oracle
2 117 (91.41%) Oracle Database
3 101 (78.91%) Oracle RAC
4 73 (57.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 69 (53.91%) Oracle RMAN
6 61 (47.66%) Linux
7 51 (39.84%) SQL
8 49 (38.28%) UNIX
9 45 (35.16%) Oracle Database 10g
10 43 (33.59%) Performance Tuning
11 38 (29.69%) PL/SQL
12 37 (28.91%) Oracle Database 12c
13 32 (25.00%) Shell Script
14 31 (24.22%) Finance
15 28 (21.88%) Windows
15 28 (21.88%) WebLogic
16 27 (21.09%) SQL Server
16 27 (21.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 24 (18.75%) Red Hat
18 22 (17.19%) Oracle EBS
18 22 (17.19%) Clustering
19 20 (15.63%) ITIL
20 19 (14.84%) Replication
20 19 (14.84%) SAN
20 19 (14.84%) Banking
21 18 (14.06%) Relational Database
21 18 (14.06%) Migration
21 18 (14.06%) Oracle Applications
21 18 (14.06%) RDBMS
22 17 (13.28%) Middleware

Data Guard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 28 (21.88%) WebLogic
2 10 (7.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (5.47%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (2.34%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.78%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.78%) JBoss
5 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.78%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.78%) Confluence
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (17.19%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (14.06%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (2.34%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.78%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.84%) SAN
2 7 (5.47%) LDAP
3 6 (4.69%) Internet
3 6 (4.69%) Firewall
4 5 (3.91%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.13%) NAS
5 4 (3.13%) LAN
5 4 (3.13%) WAN
6 3 (2.34%) DHCP
6 3 (2.34%) VLAN
6 3 (2.34%) VPN
6 3 (2.34%) DNS
7 2 (1.56%) HTTP
8 1 (0.78%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.78%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (91.41%) Oracle Database
2 73 (57.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 45 (35.16%) Oracle Database 10g
4 37 (28.91%) Oracle Database 12c
5 27 (21.09%) SQL Server
6 18 (14.06%) RDBMS
6 18 (14.06%) Relational Database
7 17 (13.28%) Oracle BI EE
8 13 (10.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (10.16%) Oracle Exadata
8 13 (10.16%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (8.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (7.81%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
11 8 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (5.47%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (3.91%) TKPROF
13 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (3.13%) OLTP
14 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Toad
2 5 (3.91%) Subversion
3 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.34%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (2.34%) Mercurial
4 3 (2.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.78%) Hudson
6 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 31 (24.22%) Finance
2 19 (14.84%) Banking
3 7 (5.47%) Retail
4 6 (4.69%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (79.69%) DBA
2 97 (75.78%) Oracle DBA
3 16 (12.50%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 14 (10.94%) Administrator
5 9 (7.03%) Architect
5 9 (7.03%) SQL DBA
6 6 (4.69%) Oracle Consultant
6 6 (4.69%) Developer
6 6 (4.69%) Consultant
6 6 (4.69%) Oracle Developer
7 5 (3.91%) Senior DBA
7 5 (3.91%) Senior Oracle DBA
8 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.13%) Server Administrator
8 4 (3.13%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.34%) UNIX Administrator
9 3 (2.34%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.34%) Backup Engineer
10 2 (1.56%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.28%) Middleware
2 10 (7.81%) Oracle Fusion
2 10 (7.81%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 5 (3.91%) HTML
3 5 (3.91%) XML
4 4 (3.13%) .NET
5 3 (2.34%) XSD
5 3 (2.34%) XSLT
5 3 (2.34%) JPA
5 3 (2.34%) XML Schema
6 2 (1.56%) CGI
6 2 (1.56%) Oracle Streams
6 2 (1.56%) J2EE
6 2 (1.56%) POSIX
7 1 (0.78%) SOAP
7 1 (0.78%) Web Services
7 1 (0.78%) Flash
7 1 (0.78%) JMS
7 1 (0.78%) OC4J
7 1 (0.78%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.19%) Clustering
2 19 (14.84%) Replication
3 7 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.69%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.34%) W3C
5 3 (2.34%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.56%) Statistics
7 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.78%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 61 (47.66%) Linux
2 49 (38.28%) UNIX
3 28 (21.88%) Windows
4 14 (10.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (9.38%) AIX
6 10 (7.81%) Solaris
7 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (33.59%) Performance Tuning
2 20 (15.63%) ITIL
3 18 (14.06%) Migration
4 14 (10.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (10.94%) High Availability
5 13 (10.16%) Database Tuning
5 13 (10.16%) SOA
6 11 (8.59%) Database Security
7 10 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (7.03%) Capacity Management
8 9 (7.03%) Database Mirroring
9 8 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (4.69%) Data Modelling
11 5 (3.91%) Benchmarking
11 5 (3.91%) ETL
11 5 (3.91%) Patch Management
11 5 (3.91%) Physical Data Model
12 4 (3.13%) Logical Data Model
12 4 (3.13%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 51 (39.84%) SQL
2 38 (29.69%) PL/SQL
3 32 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 10 (7.81%) T-SQL
5 8 (6.25%) Java
5 8 (6.25%) Perl
6 7 (5.47%) Korn
7 6 (4.69%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.69%) C
8 4 (3.13%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.34%) C#
9 3 (2.34%) XPath
10 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.56%) VB
11 1 (0.78%) Python
11 1 (0.78%) Uniface
11 1 (0.78%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.78%) AWK
11 1 (0.78%) Ruby
11 1 (0.78%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (8.59%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.81%) Oracle Certification
3 7 (5.47%) OCP
4 6 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.69%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.25%) QA
2 6 (4.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.34%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.56%) SLA
4 2 (1.56%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.78%) COBIT
System Software
1 101 (78.91%) Oracle RAC
2 10 (7.81%) Oracle Clusterware
3 7 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (2.34%) vSphere
5 3 (2.34%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.34%) Xen
6 1 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.78%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 69 (53.91%) Oracle RMAN
2 27 (21.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (5.47%) Oracle Flashback
4 5 (3.91%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.13%) Legato
5 4 (3.13%) Tivoli
5 4 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (2.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.56%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.78%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.78%) Control-M
8 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 128 (100.00%) Oracle
2 24 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 14 (10.94%) Microsoft
4 11 (8.59%) HP
5 10 (7.81%) IBM
6 9 (7.03%) VMware
7 8 (6.25%) NetApp
8 7 (5.47%) 3PAR
9 5 (3.91%) EMC
10 3 (2.34%) Veritas
10 3 (2.34%) Remedy
11 2 (1.56%) Brocade
11 2 (1.56%) Sun
12 1 (0.78%) Citrix
12 1 (0.78%) BEA
12 1 (0.78%) BMC
12 1 (0.78%) Informatica
12 1 (0.78%) Ab Initio
12 1 (0.78%) webMethods
12 1 (0.78%) Percona
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