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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Data Guard
Rank 502 452 507
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +55
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 104 122 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.36% 3.24% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 51 34
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£400 £390 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -6.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £290 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £348 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.10% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £48.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -

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
4401 3761 3748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.61% 7.12% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2613 2221 1965
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 155 175
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £13.65 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +30.55%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 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
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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 -55 98 £398 +1.92% 24
London +22 52 £396 -11.94% 10
South East -28 20 £425 +28.78% 4
City of London +26 13 £450 +8.76% 3
Hampshire -22 13 £435 +35.93% 2
North West -5 7 £400 +4.57% 2
Yorkshire -12 7 £264 -31.93% 5
Scotland -6 6 £400 -
Havant +5 5 £450 -
Manchester -7 5 £400 +37.93%
Sheffield +4 4 £190 -52.50%
South Yorkshire +1 4 £190 -52.50%
West Midlands -9 4 £350 +10.23% 1
Berkshire +9 3 £425 +26.86%
Edinburgh -2 3 £400 -15.78%
Leeds -9 3 £381 +8.92% 1
West Yorkshire -12 3 £381 +8.92% 1
South West -37 3 - -
Bournemouth +3 2 - -
Dorset +2 2 - -
Surrey -7 2 £450 - 2
Glasgow -12 2 £400 +23.07%
Malvern - 2 £350 -
Worcestershire - 2 £350 -
Warwickshire - 1 £300 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £205 -
Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £205 -
East of England - 1 - - 2

Data Guard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 266 (100.00%) Oracle
2 245 (92.11%) Oracle Database
3 195 (73.31%) Oracle RAC
4 181 (68.05%) Oracle Database 11g
5 160 (60.15%) Oracle RMAN
6 159 (59.77%) Oracle Database 10g
7 144 (54.14%) SQL
8 108 (40.60%) Performance Tuning
9 106 (39.85%) Linux
10 103 (38.72%) SQL Server
11 94 (35.34%) UNIX
12 84 (31.58%) PL/SQL
13 72 (27.07%) Finance
14 67 (25.19%) Replication
15 63 (23.68%) Solaris
16 57 (21.43%) Shell Script
17 53 (19.92%) Windows
18 49 (18.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
19 47 (17.67%) SQL Server 2008
20 44 (16.54%) Oracle Database 12c
21 42 (15.79%) Clustering
22 41 (15.41%) Banking
22 41 (15.41%) Oracle9i Database
23 38 (14.29%) Migration
24 37 (13.91%) T-SQL
25 36 (13.53%) Disaster Recovery
26 35 (13.16%) Relational Database
27 34 (12.78%) RDBMS
28 33 (12.41%) SAN
29 32 (12.03%) Red Hat

Data Guard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 29 (10.90%) WebLogic
2 14 (5.26%) Apache
3 6 (2.26%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (1.50%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.50%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.50%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (1.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 24 (9.02%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (6.02%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (6.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (3.01%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (1.88%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.13%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (1.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (12.41%) SAN
2 15 (5.64%) NAS
3 11 (4.14%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.76%) Internet
5 8 (3.01%) LDAP
6 6 (2.26%) Firewall
7 5 (1.88%) DNS
8 4 (1.50%) VLAN
8 4 (1.50%) DHCP
8 4 (1.50%) VPN
9 2 (0.75%) HTTP
10 1 (0.38%) AMQP
10 1 (0.38%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (92.11%) Oracle Database
2 181 (68.05%) Oracle Database 11g
3 159 (59.77%) Oracle Database 10g
4 103 (38.72%) SQL Server
5 47 (17.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 44 (16.54%) Oracle Database 12c
7 41 (15.41%) Oracle9i Database
8 35 (13.16%) Relational Database
9 34 (12.78%) RDBMS
10 32 (12.03%) SQL Server 2012
11 30 (11.28%) SQL Server 2005
11 30 (11.28%) Oracle Reports
12 23 (8.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 23 (8.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 23 (8.65%) Oracle Exadata
13 22 (8.27%) MySQL
14 20 (7.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (6.39%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (4.89%) SQLPlus
17 10 (3.76%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 13 (4.89%) Oracle Forms
2 11 (4.14%) Toad
3 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (1.50%) Mercurial
5 3 (1.13%) Subversion
5 3 (1.13%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.75%) ProC
6 2 (0.75%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.38%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 72 (27.07%) Finance
2 41 (15.41%) Banking
3 15 (5.64%) Investment Banking
3 15 (5.64%) Financial Institution
4 10 (3.76%) Retail
5 7 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.75%) Advertising
6 2 (0.75%) International Banking
6 2 (0.75%) French Language
7 1 (0.38%) German Language
7 1 (0.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.38%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Automotive
7 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 224 (84.21%) DBA
2 191 (71.80%) Oracle DBA
3 47 (17.67%) SQL DBA
4 43 (16.17%) Administrator
5 19 (7.14%) Architect
5 19 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
6 17 (6.39%) Senior DBA
7 15 (5.64%) Senior Oracle DBA
8 13 (4.89%) Oracle Applications DBA
9 10 (3.76%) Consultant
10 9 (3.38%) Data Architect
10 9 (3.38%) Data Centre Architect
11 7 (2.63%) Technical Architect
11 7 (2.63%) Oracle Consultant
12 6 (2.26%) Sybase DBA
13 5 (1.88%) Server Administrator
14 4 (1.50%) Senior SQL DBA
14 4 (1.50%) Oracle Developer
14 4 (1.50%) Infrastructure Architect
14 4 (1.50%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.64%) Oracle Streams
2 12 (4.51%) Middleware
3 9 (3.38%) XML
4 5 (1.88%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (1.50%) HTML
6 3 (1.13%) WebCenter
7 2 (0.75%) JPA
7 2 (0.75%) JDBC
7 2 (0.75%) XML Schema
7 2 (0.75%) .NET
7 2 (0.75%) XSD
7 2 (0.75%) XSLT
7 2 (0.75%) ODBC
8 1 (0.38%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.38%) J2EE
8 1 (0.38%) COM
8 1 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 67 (25.19%) Replication
2 42 (15.79%) Clustering
3 15 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.76%) Enterprise Storage
5 9 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.63%) Statistics
6 7 (2.63%) Hedge funds
7 6 (2.26%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.26%) Data Extraction
8 5 (1.88%) HACMP
9 4 (1.50%) Grid Computing
9 4 (1.50%) Firmware
10 3 (1.13%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.13%) LPAR
10 3 (1.13%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.75%) W3C
12 1 (0.38%) DTV
12 1 (0.38%) FMCG
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 106 (39.85%) Linux
2 94 (35.34%) UNIX
3 63 (23.68%) Solaris
4 53 (19.92%) Windows
5 32 (12.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (11.65%) AIX
7 13 (4.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (4.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.50%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (40.60%) Performance Tuning
2 38 (14.29%) Migration
3 36 (13.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 31 (11.65%) ITIL
5 29 (10.90%) Capacity Planning
6 20 (7.52%) Change Management
6 20 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (6.39%) SOA
8 16 (6.02%) Performance Analysis
9 14 (5.26%) Data Modelling
10 12 (4.51%) Data Migration
11 11 (4.14%) High Availability
11 11 (4.14%) Project Management
12 9 (3.38%) Security Management
12 9 (3.38%) Incident Management
12 9 (3.38%) Database Tuning
12 9 (3.38%) Performance Monitoring
13 8 (3.01%) Technical Architecture
13 8 (3.01%) Problem Management
14 7 (2.63%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (54.14%) SQL
2 84 (31.58%) PL/SQL
3 57 (21.43%) Shell Script
4 37 (13.91%) T-SQL
5 19 (7.14%) Perl
6 17 (6.39%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.38%) Korn
7 9 (3.38%) Java
8 7 (2.63%) C
9 5 (1.88%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.50%) VB
11 3 (1.13%) VBScript
12 2 (0.75%) C#
12 2 (0.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (10.90%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.02%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.02%) OCP
3 16 (6.02%) Oracle Certification
4 12 (4.51%) Degree
5 8 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.88%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.50%) MCITP
7 4 (1.50%) MCSA
8 2 (0.75%) OCA
9 1 (0.38%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.77%) SLA
2 5 (1.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.75%) QA
3 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 195 (73.31%) Oracle RAC
2 160 (60.15%) Oracle RMAN
3 11 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.01%) Active Directory
5 7 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (1.88%) SRDF
7 4 (1.50%) vSphere
7 4 (1.50%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.50%) Xen
7 4 (1.50%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.13%) XenApp
8 3 (1.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 49 (18.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 11 (4.14%) BMC PATROL
3 7 (2.63%) Tivoli
3 7 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (2.63%) SCOM
4 5 (1.88%) Oracle Statspack
4 5 (1.88%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.50%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.50%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.13%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 3 (1.13%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (1.13%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.13%) Control-M
7 2 (0.75%) Foglight
7 2 (0.75%) Legato
8 1 (0.38%) OVSD
8 1 (0.38%) OpenView
Vendors
1 266 (100.00%) Oracle
2 32 (12.03%) Red Hat
3 28 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 24 (9.02%) BMC
5 21 (7.89%) VMware
6 18 (6.77%) HP
7 15 (5.64%) Veritas
7 15 (5.64%) Sybase
8 13 (4.89%) IBM
8 13 (4.89%) EMC
9 10 (3.76%) Sun
10 9 (3.38%) NetApp
11 7 (2.63%) JBoss
12 6 (2.26%) Remedy
13 3 (1.13%) Citrix
13 3 (1.13%) CommVault
13 3 (1.13%) SAP
13 3 (1.13%) ServiceNow
14 2 (0.75%) Northgate
14 2 (0.75%) PeopleSoft