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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Data Guard
Rank 576 498 445
Rank change year-on-year
-78 -53
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 44 113 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.95% 2.60% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 66 64
Average daily rate
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£338 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.20% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £410 £370
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
4637 4348 3933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.15% 7.96% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2847 2564 2183
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 133 173
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% -14.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.97 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.34 £31.56 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -10.84%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -86 39 £344 -16.66% 33
London -44 28 £334 -17.13% 14
City of London -20 8 £425 -5.55% 4
South West -7 3 £379 -10.88% 6
Scotland -18 3 £325 -3.70% 1
South East -18 3 £303 -29.23% 3
Berkshire +6 2 £303 -27.97% 1
Edinburgh -16 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -28 2 £350 -15.66% 6
North East - 2 £515 -
Wiltshire - 2 £350 - 4
Windsor - 2 £303 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £515 -
Gloucestershire 0 1 £408 -
North West -30 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -30 1 £350 -15.66% 4
Belfast - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 £330 -
Cheltenham - 1 £408 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Salisbury - 1 £350 -
Swindon - 1 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £515 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £325 -
County Antrim - 1 - -

Data Guard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Oracle
2 106 (90.60%) Oracle Database
3 96 (82.05%) Oracle RAC
4 70 (59.83%) Oracle Database 11g
5 62 (52.99%) Linux
6 59 (50.43%) Oracle RMAN
7 48 (41.03%) SQL
8 47 (40.17%) UNIX
9 46 (39.32%) Oracle Database 10g
10 37 (31.62%) PL/SQL
10 37 (31.62%) Performance Tuning
11 35 (29.91%) Oracle Database 12c
12 31 (26.50%) Shell Script
13 30 (25.64%) WebLogic
14 27 (23.08%) Red Hat
14 27 (23.08%) Finance
15 26 (22.22%) SQL Server
15 26 (22.22%) Windows
15 26 (22.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 22 (18.80%) Oracle EBS
16 22 (18.80%) Replication
16 22 (18.80%) Clustering
17 21 (17.95%) SAN
18 20 (17.09%) Middleware
19 18 (15.38%) ITIL
20 17 (14.53%) Oracle Applications
20 17 (14.53%) Oracle EBS R12
20 17 (14.53%) Oracle BI EE
21 16 (13.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 16 (13.68%) Relational Database

Data Guard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 30 (25.64%) WebLogic
2 10 (8.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (5.98%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.71%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (0.85%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.85%) Confluence
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.85%) ArcIMS
6 1 (0.85%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.85%) IIS
6 1 (0.85%) JBoss
6 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (18.80%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (14.53%) Oracle Applications
2 17 (14.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (3.42%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (2.56%) Endur
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.85%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.95%) SAN
2 8 (6.84%) Firewall
3 6 (5.13%) Internet
3 6 (5.13%) LDAP
4 5 (4.27%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.27%) NAS
5 4 (3.42%) LAN
5 4 (3.42%) WAN
6 3 (2.56%) DHCP
6 3 (2.56%) VPN
6 3 (2.56%) DNS
6 3 (2.56%) VLAN
7 1 (0.85%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.85%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (90.60%) Oracle Database
2 70 (59.83%) Oracle Database 11g
3 46 (39.32%) Oracle Database 10g
4 35 (29.91%) Oracle Database 12c
5 26 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 17 (14.53%) Oracle BI EE
7 16 (13.68%) Relational Database
7 16 (13.68%) RDBMS
8 13 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
8 13 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (7.69%) Oracle Exadata
9 9 (7.69%) Oracle9i Database
9 9 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (6.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (6.84%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (5.13%) TKPROF
12 5 (4.27%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (4.27%) OLTP
13 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Subversion
2 5 (4.27%) Toad
3 4 (3.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (3.42%) Mercurial
4 3 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.71%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.85%) Hudson
6 1 (0.85%) JIRA
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.85%) ERwin
General
1 27 (23.08%) Finance
2 15 (12.82%) Banking
3 6 (5.13%) Legal
4 5 (4.27%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 91 (77.78%) DBA
2 86 (73.50%) Oracle DBA
3 17 (14.53%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 12 (10.26%) Administrator
5 9 (7.69%) Architect
6 7 (5.98%) Developer
6 7 (5.98%) Oracle Developer
6 7 (5.98%) SQL DBA
7 6 (5.13%) Oracle Consultant
7 6 (5.13%) Consultant
8 5 (4.27%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.42%) Server Administrator
9 4 (3.42%) SQL Server DBA
9 4 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.56%) Senior DBA
10 3 (2.56%) Senior Oracle DBA
10 3 (2.56%) UNIX Administrator
10 3 (2.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 2 (1.71%) Backup Engineer
11 2 (1.71%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.09%) Middleware
2 11 (9.40%) Oracle Fusion
3 9 (7.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 6 (5.13%) HTML
4 6 (5.13%) .NET
4 6 (5.13%) XML
5 4 (3.42%) XSD
5 4 (3.42%) XSLT
5 4 (3.42%) XML Schema
6 3 (2.56%) Oracle Streams
6 3 (2.56%) JPA
7 2 (1.71%) CGI
7 2 (1.71%) POSIX
7 2 (1.71%) J2EE
7 2 (1.71%) Web Services
8 1 (0.85%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.80%) Replication
1 22 (18.80%) Clustering
2 7 (5.98%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.42%) W3C
5 3 (2.56%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.71%) Statistics
7 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.85%) GIS
7 1 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.85%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.85%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 62 (52.99%) Linux
2 47 (40.17%) UNIX
3 26 (22.22%) Windows
4 16 (13.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (10.26%) Solaris
6 9 (7.69%) AIX
7 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (31.62%) Performance Tuning
2 18 (15.38%) ITIL
3 14 (11.97%) Migration
3 14 (11.97%) Database Tuning
4 12 (10.26%) SOA
5 11 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (9.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (8.55%) High Availability
7 9 (7.69%) Database Mirroring
8 8 (6.84%) Capacity Management
9 7 (5.98%) Database Security
9 7 (5.98%) ETL
9 7 (5.98%) Data Modelling
10 6 (5.13%) Physical Data Model
11 5 (4.27%) Patch Management
11 5 (4.27%) Logical Data Model
11 5 (4.27%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (4.27%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (4.27%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (41.03%) SQL
2 37 (31.62%) PL/SQL
3 31 (26.50%) Shell Script
4 11 (9.40%) T-SQL
5 9 (7.69%) Java
6 7 (5.98%) Perl
7 6 (5.13%) C
7 6 (5.13%) Korn
8 5 (4.27%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.27%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.42%) XPath
10 3 (2.56%) VB
10 3 (2.56%) C#
11 2 (1.71%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.85%) VBScript
12 1 (0.85%) Python
12 1 (0.85%) AWK
12 1 (0.85%) Ruby
12 1 (0.85%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.85%) sed
Qualifications
1 11 (9.40%) Oracle Certification
1 11 (9.40%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.98%) OCP
3 6 (5.13%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.42%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.42%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.69%) QA
2 6 (5.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (3.42%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 96 (82.05%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (7.69%) Oracle Clusterware
3 7 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.56%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.56%) Xen
4 3 (2.56%) vSphere
4 3 (2.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.85%) SRDF
5 1 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 59 (50.43%) Oracle RMAN
2 26 (22.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (4.27%) Oracle Flashback
4 3 (2.56%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.56%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.56%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.71%) Legato
5 2 (1.71%) Control-M
6 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.85%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 117 (100.00%) Oracle
2 27 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 13 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 12 (10.26%) HP
5 11 (9.40%) IBM
6 9 (7.69%) VMware
6 9 (7.69%) 3PAR
7 8 (6.84%) NetApp
8 6 (5.13%) Veritas
9 4 (3.42%) EMC
10 3 (2.56%) Remedy
11 2 (1.71%) Sun
11 2 (1.71%) Informatica
11 2 (1.71%) Brocade
12 1 (0.85%) Percona
12 1 (0.85%) WorldPay
12 1 (0.85%) Citrix
12 1 (0.85%) BMC
12 1 (0.85%) Ab Initio
12 1 (0.85%) Teradata
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