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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Data Guard
Rank 506 433 417
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -16
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 71 125 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.73% 3.52% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 71 65
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£400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £461 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £388
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £30.90 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.45 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -30.70%

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
4100 3553 2971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.07% 7.30% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2488 2051 1609
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £334 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.41% -4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 143 207
Average hourly rate £20.06 £19.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -21.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £33.38 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%

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 27 January 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 30 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 27 January 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 -76 61 £425 +13.33% 17
London -22 34 £430 +9.55% 8
South East -25 13 £430 +14.66% 2
City of London +17 11 £435 +22.10% 5
Hampshire -18 10 £428 +14.00% 2
Scotland -6 7 £270 -20.00% 1
Havant -2 6 £431 -3.63%
Glasgow +5 5 £270 -16.92%
Manchester -14 4 £350 +40.00% 3
North West -23 4 £350 +40.00% 4
Surrey -7 3 £500 -
West Midlands -8 3 £388 +5.44%
Staines - 3 £500 -
Edinburgh -10 2 - -
South West -21 2 £388 -4.90%
Gloucestershire - 2 £388 -
West Yorkshire -2 1 £450 +80.00% 1
East of England -2 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -13 1 £450 +6.82% 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Watford - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1

Data Guard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 155 (100.00%) Oracle
2 143 (92.26%) Oracle Database
3 119 (76.77%) Oracle RAC
4 107 (69.03%) Oracle RMAN
5 101 (65.16%) Oracle Database 11g
6 77 (49.68%) SQL
7 69 (44.52%) Performance Tuning
8 60 (38.71%) Linux
8 60 (38.71%) Oracle Database 10g
9 57 (36.77%) PL/SQL
10 43 (27.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 37 (23.87%) Finance
12 36 (23.23%) Replication
13 34 (21.94%) UNIX
14 33 (21.29%) Shell Script
15 31 (20.00%) SQL Server
16 27 (17.42%) Banking
17 25 (16.13%) Oracle Database 12c
17 25 (16.13%) Solaris
17 25 (16.13%) WebLogic
18 24 (15.48%) Windows
19 22 (14.19%) Oracle Reports
20 21 (13.55%) Migration
20 21 (13.55%) Relational Database
21 20 (12.90%) Security Cleared
22 19 (12.26%) Oracle Exadata
22 19 (12.26%) Oracle9i Database
22 19 (12.26%) RDBMS
22 19 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
23 18 (11.61%) AIX

Data Guard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 25 (16.13%) WebLogic
2 7 (4.52%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (2.58%) Apache
4 3 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.65%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.65%) JBoss
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 7 (4.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (10.97%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (9.68%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (5.81%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (3.23%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (1.94%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.03%) SAN
2 7 (4.52%) Internet
3 5 (3.23%) LDAP
4 2 (1.29%) HTTP
5 1 (0.65%) SSL
5 1 (0.65%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (92.26%) Oracle Database
2 101 (65.16%) Oracle Database 11g
3 60 (38.71%) Oracle Database 10g
4 31 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 25 (16.13%) Oracle Database 12c
6 22 (14.19%) Oracle Reports
7 21 (13.55%) Relational Database
8 19 (12.26%) Oracle Exadata
8 19 (12.26%) Oracle9i Database
8 19 (12.26%) RDBMS
9 15 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (9.68%) SQLPlus
10 14 (9.03%) Oracle BI EE
11 12 (7.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (7.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (5.16%) MySQL
13 8 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (2.58%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 14 (9.03%) Toad
2 9 (5.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (3.87%) Subversion
3 6 (3.87%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (2.58%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (2.58%) Mercurial
5 3 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.65%) ERwin
6 1 (0.65%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.65%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 37 (23.87%) Finance
2 27 (17.42%) Banking
3 7 (4.52%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.58%) Retail
5 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.29%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) German Language
6 1 (0.65%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 130 (83.87%) DBA
2 118 (76.13%) Oracle DBA
3 19 (12.26%) Administrator
4 18 (11.61%) SQL DBA
5 12 (7.74%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 10 (6.45%) Developer
7 9 (5.81%) Consultant
7 9 (5.81%) Oracle Developer
8 8 (5.16%) SQL Server DBA
9 6 (3.87%) Senior Oracle DBA
9 6 (3.87%) Oracle Consultant
9 6 (3.87%) Senior DBA
10 2 (1.29%) Migration Engineer
10 2 (1.29%) OBIEE Consultant
11 1 (0.65%) Architect
11 1 (0.65%) Database Designer
11 1 (0.65%) Support Technician
11 1 (0.65%) Database Specialist
11 1 (0.65%) Applications Support
11 1 (0.65%) Database Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.10%) Middleware
2 8 (5.16%) Oracle Fusion
3 7 (4.52%) Oracle Streams
4 5 (3.23%) .NET
4 5 (3.23%) XML
4 5 (3.23%) WebCenter
5 4 (2.58%) HTML
6 3 (1.94%) XML Schema
6 3 (1.94%) Flash
6 3 (1.94%) XSD
6 3 (1.94%) XSLT
6 3 (1.94%) JPA
7 1 (0.65%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.65%) JMS
7 1 (0.65%) J2EE
7 1 (0.65%) SOAP
7 1 (0.65%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.65%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 36 (23.23%) Replication
2 16 (10.32%) Clustering
3 8 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.23%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.58%) Data Extraction
6 3 (1.94%) W3C
6 3 (1.94%) HACMP
6 3 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.29%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.29%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.29%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.29%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.65%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.65%) Statistics
8 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 60 (38.71%) Linux
2 34 (21.94%) UNIX
3 25 (16.13%) Solaris
4 24 (15.48%) Windows
5 18 (11.61%) AIX
6 11 (7.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.58%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (2.58%) HPUX
7 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (44.52%) Performance Tuning
2 21 (13.55%) Migration
3 19 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (9.03%) SOA
4 14 (9.03%) High Availability
5 12 (7.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (7.10%) ETL
7 10 (6.45%) Database Security
8 9 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (5.16%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (4.52%) ITIL
10 7 (4.52%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (3.87%) Data Migration
11 6 (3.87%) Analytics
11 6 (3.87%) Data Modelling
12 5 (3.23%) Database Tuning
12 5 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (3.23%) Problem Management
13 4 (2.58%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (2.58%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 77 (49.68%) SQL
2 57 (36.77%) PL/SQL
3 33 (21.29%) Shell Script
4 14 (9.03%) Perl
5 12 (7.74%) Korn
6 10 (6.45%) VB
7 8 (5.16%) Java
8 7 (4.52%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.58%) VBScript
9 4 (2.58%) C
10 3 (1.94%) C#
10 3 (1.94%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.94%) XPath
11 1 (0.65%) Uniface
11 1 (0.65%) ABAP
11 1 (0.65%) COBOL
11 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.52%) Oracle Certification
2 7 (4.52%) OCP
2 7 (4.52%) DV Cleared
3 5 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.94%) Degree
5 1 (0.65%) OCA
5 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.16%) SLA
2 4 (2.58%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.94%) QA
4 2 (1.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 119 (76.77%) Oracle RAC
2 107 (69.03%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (3.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (1.29%) Firmware
5 1 (0.65%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 43 (27.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 7 (4.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.94%) Legato
3 3 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.94%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.29%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.65%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.65%) Puppet
5 1 (0.65%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 155 (100.00%) Oracle
2 17 (10.97%) Red Hat
3 15 (9.68%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.16%) BMC
4 8 (5.16%) Veritas
5 6 (3.87%) Sun
5 6 (3.87%) HP
6 4 (2.58%) IBM
7 3 (1.94%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.94%) VMware
8 2 (1.29%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.29%) Sybase
9 1 (0.65%) i2
9 1 (0.65%) Informatica
9 1 (0.65%) EMC
9 1 (0.65%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.65%) BEA
9 1 (0.65%) Cognos
9 1 (0.65%) SAP
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