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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Data Guard
Rank 528 396 470
Rank change year-on-year
-132 +74
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 72 202 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.37% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.64% 4.83% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 127 34
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£425 £400 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £279 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
4382 4185 3417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.85% 7.68% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2687 2409 1966
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 158 165
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £45.00 £33.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +22.50%

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 1 May 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 29 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 1 May 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 -121 59 £450 +12.50% 18
London -36 40 £450 - 8
City of London +7 21 £450 - 4
Scotland +3 12 £363 +3.57%
South East -19 12 £450 +1.12% 3
Glasgow - 8 £325 -
Hampshire -6 5 £450 +2.56% 1
Surrey +4 3 £400 -11.11%
Kent -1 3 £560 +17.89%
East Midlands - 3 £375 -
Edinburgh +4 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -1 2 £355 -18.85%
East of England -6 2 £355 -18.85% 1
Farnborough - 2 £369 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £375 -
Nottingham - 2 £375 -
Staines - 2 £394 -
Stirling - 2 £444 -
Berkshire -6 1 £305 - 2
Cheltenham -10 1 £375 -11.76%
Gloucestershire -14 1 £375 -11.76%
West Midlands -17 1 £375 +7.14%
South West -21 1 £375 +11.11% 4
Wales - 1 £375 -
Coventry - 1 £375 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £475 -
Tonbridge - 1 £560 -
Windsor - 1 £305 -

Data Guard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 139 (100.00%) Oracle
2 127 (91.37%) Oracle Database
3 105 (75.54%) Oracle RAC
4 79 (56.83%) Oracle RMAN
5 76 (54.68%) Oracle Database 11g
6 58 (41.73%) Linux
7 55 (39.57%) SQL
8 50 (35.97%) Performance Tuning
9 40 (28.78%) PL/SQL
10 38 (27.34%) Oracle Database 10g
11 36 (25.90%) Finance
11 36 (25.90%) UNIX
12 35 (25.18%) Oracle Database 12c
13 34 (24.46%) WebLogic
14 31 (22.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 30 (21.58%) SQL Server
16 29 (20.86%) Windows
17 26 (18.71%) Oracle EBS
17 26 (18.71%) Red Hat
17 26 (18.71%) Shell Script
18 23 (16.55%) Oracle Applications
19 22 (15.83%) Replication
19 22 (15.83%) Oracle Reports
19 22 (15.83%) Banking
20 21 (15.11%) AIX
20 21 (15.11%) Oracle Clusterware
21 20 (14.39%) SOA
21 20 (14.39%) Migration
21 20 (14.39%) Oracle BI EE
22 19 (13.67%) Relational Database

Data Guard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 34 (24.46%) WebLogic
2 11 (7.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (5.76%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (2.16%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.44%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.72%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.72%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 26 (18.71%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (16.55%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (11.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (3.60%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (2.88%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.72%) Endur
6 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.23%) SAN
2 10 (7.19%) LDAP
2 10 (7.19%) Internet
3 6 (4.32%) Firewall
4 5 (3.60%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.88%) WAN
5 4 (2.88%) DNS
5 4 (2.88%) LAN
6 3 (2.16%) DHCP
6 3 (2.16%) VPN
6 3 (2.16%) VLAN
6 3 (2.16%) NAS
7 2 (1.44%) HTTP
8 1 (0.72%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (91.37%) Oracle Database
2 76 (54.68%) Oracle Database 11g
3 38 (27.34%) Oracle Database 10g
4 35 (25.18%) Oracle Database 12c
5 30 (21.58%) SQL Server
6 22 (15.83%) Oracle Reports
7 20 (14.39%) Oracle BI EE
8 19 (13.67%) Relational Database
8 19 (13.67%) RDBMS
9 13 (9.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (8.63%) Oracle Exadata
10 12 (8.63%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (7.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (6.47%) SQLPlus
13 8 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (5.76%) Oracle9i Database
14 7 (5.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (5.04%) TKPROF
15 6 (4.32%) OLTP
16 5 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (7.91%) Toad
2 8 (5.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (5.76%) Subversion
3 5 (3.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (3.60%) Mercurial
4 3 (2.16%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.44%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.72%) ERwin
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.72%) JIRA
General
1 36 (25.90%) Finance
2 22 (15.83%) Banking
3 6 (4.32%) Retail
3 6 (4.32%) Legal
4 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 107 (76.98%) DBA
2 101 (72.66%) Oracle DBA
3 21 (15.11%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 15 (10.79%) Administrator
5 13 (9.35%) SQL DBA
6 10 (7.19%) Oracle Developer
6 10 (7.19%) Developer
7 8 (5.76%) Architect
8 7 (5.04%) Consultant
8 7 (5.04%) Senior DBA
8 7 (5.04%) SQL Server DBA
8 7 (5.04%) Senior Oracle DBA
9 6 (4.32%) Oracle Consultant
10 4 (2.88%) Server Administrator
10 4 (2.88%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.16%) UNIX Administrator
11 3 (2.16%) Backup Engineer
11 3 (2.16%) Designer
11 3 (2.16%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.67%) Middleware
2 15 (10.79%) Oracle Fusion
3 9 (6.47%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 8 (5.76%) HTML
4 8 (5.76%) XML
5 7 (5.04%) .NET
6 5 (3.60%) XML Schema
6 5 (3.60%) XSD
6 5 (3.60%) XSLT
6 5 (3.60%) JPA
6 5 (3.60%) WebCenter
7 4 (2.88%) Oracle Streams
8 2 (1.44%) CGI
8 2 (1.44%) POSIX
9 1 (0.72%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.72%) JMS
9 1 (0.72%) Flash
9 1 (0.72%) J2EE
9 1 (0.72%) SOAP
9 1 (0.72%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.83%) Replication
2 19 (13.67%) Clustering
3 9 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.60%) W3C
5 2 (1.44%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.72%) Statistics
6 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.72%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.72%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 58 (41.73%) Linux
2 36 (25.90%) UNIX
3 29 (20.86%) Windows
4 21 (15.11%) AIX
5 17 (12.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (9.35%) Solaris
7 3 (2.16%) HPUX
7 3 (2.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (35.97%) Performance Tuning
2 20 (14.39%) SOA
2 20 (14.39%) Migration
3 19 (13.67%) High Availability
3 19 (13.67%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (10.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (10.07%) ITIL
5 13 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (9.35%) Database Security
6 11 (7.91%) Capacity Management
7 10 (7.19%) Database Tuning
7 10 (7.19%) Database Mirroring
8 8 (5.76%) ETL
9 7 (5.04%) Data Modelling
10 6 (4.32%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (4.32%) Logical Data Model
10 6 (4.32%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (4.32%) BPEL
10 6 (4.32%) OO
10 6 (4.32%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 55 (39.57%) SQL
2 40 (28.78%) PL/SQL
3 26 (18.71%) Shell Script
4 12 (8.63%) Korn
4 12 (8.63%) Java
5 11 (7.91%) Perl
6 9 (6.47%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.32%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.32%) C
8 5 (3.60%) C#
8 5 (3.60%) XPath
9 4 (2.88%) VB
10 3 (2.16%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.44%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.72%) Uniface
12 1 (0.72%) Python
12 1 (0.72%) ABAP
12 1 (0.72%) Ruby
12 1 (0.72%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (12.23%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.47%) DV Cleared
3 7 (5.04%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.88%) OCP
4 4 (2.88%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.32%) Data Quality
1 6 (4.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (3.60%) SLA
2 5 (3.60%) QA
3 3 (2.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.72%) COBIT
System Software
1 105 (75.54%) Oracle RAC
2 21 (15.11%) Oracle Clusterware
3 7 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (2.16%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.16%) Xen
5 3 (2.16%) vSphere
6 1 (0.72%) Corosync
6 1 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.72%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 79 (56.83%) Oracle RMAN
2 31 (22.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 17 (12.23%) Oracle Flashback
4 7 (5.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (4.32%) Backup Exec
6 5 (3.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (3.60%) Legato
7 3 (2.16%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.44%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (1.44%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.72%) Control-M
9 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.72%) Pacemaker
9 1 (0.72%) Puppet
9 1 (0.72%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.72%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 139 (100.00%) Oracle
2 26 (18.71%) Red Hat
3 14 (10.07%) HP
4 12 (8.63%) Microsoft
5 9 (6.47%) VMware
6 7 (5.04%) NetApp
6 7 (5.04%) IBM
6 7 (5.04%) 3PAR
7 6 (4.32%) Veritas
8 5 (3.60%) EMC
9 3 (2.16%) Remedy
10 2 (1.44%) Brocade
10 2 (1.44%) Informatica
11 1 (0.72%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.72%) BEA
11 1 (0.72%) BMC
11 1 (0.72%) Sun
11 1 (0.72%) webMethods
11 1 (0.72%) SAP
11 1 (0.72%) Percona