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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Data Guard
Rank 552 496 456
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -40
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 78 112 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.62% 2.48% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 69 60
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£375 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £314 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.50

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
4827 4524 4047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.15% 8.00% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2975 2679 2347
Average daily rate £410 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 161 158
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -6.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.34 £45.00 £40.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +0.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -37 70 £375 -5.95% 14
London -37 36 £450 +13.20% 5
South East -24 15 £370 -15.42% 2
City of London +3 9 £463 +2.77% 2
South West +4 7 £375 - 2
Hampshire +1 6 £385 -12.50%
Wiltshire - 6 £375 - 1
North East - 6 £330 -
Berkshire +2 5 £305 -28.23%
Scotland -11 5 £375 -6.25% 2
Tyne and Wear - 5 £330 -
Swindon - 5 £375 -
Windsor - 4 £305 -
Southampton - 4 £370 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £330 -
West Sussex -12 3 £373 +35.45%
Edinburgh -14 3 £450 +28.57% 1
East of England - 3 - -
Glasgow +7 2 £350 -12.50%
Crawley -6 2 £375 +36.36%
Yorkshire -33 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -
Havant +4 1 £400 -11.11%
Gloucestershire -5 1 £408 -
South Yorkshire -16 1 - -
Sheffield -20 1 - -
Leeds -29 1 - -
West Yorkshire -32 1 - -
North West -33 1 - - 4
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Data Guard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 144 (100.00%) Oracle
2 134 (93.06%) Oracle Database
3 120 (83.33%) Oracle RAC
4 92 (63.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 85 (59.03%) Oracle RMAN
6 84 (58.33%) Linux
7 59 (40.97%) SQL
8 56 (38.89%) Shell Script
9 51 (35.42%) Oracle Database 10g
9 51 (35.42%) UNIX
10 43 (29.86%) PL/SQL
11 40 (27.78%) Oracle Database 12c
12 39 (27.08%) Performance Tuning
13 36 (25.00%) Red Hat
14 35 (24.31%) Replication
15 34 (23.61%) Clustering
16 32 (22.22%) Finance
17 30 (20.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 28 (19.44%) SQL Server
18 28 (19.44%) Solaris
18 28 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 26 (18.06%) WebLogic
20 25 (17.36%) Windows
21 23 (15.97%) Oracle Reports
22 20 (13.89%) Oracle EBS
23 19 (13.19%) SAN
24 18 (12.50%) ITIL
24 18 (12.50%) Banking
25 17 (11.81%) Sybase
25 17 (11.81%) Relational Database

Data Guard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 26 (18.06%) WebLogic
2 8 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (2.08%) Oracle Spatial
4 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.08%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.39%) ArcIMS
5 2 (1.39%) ArcSDE
5 2 (1.39%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.39%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (0.69%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.69%) Confluence
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.69%) IIS
6 1 (0.69%) JBoss
6 1 (0.69%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (13.89%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (10.42%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (10.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.78%) Endur
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.69%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.19%) SAN
2 11 (7.64%) Firewall
3 8 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.86%) LDAP
5 6 (4.17%) DNS
6 5 (3.47%) NAS
7 4 (2.78%) LAN
7 4 (2.78%) WAN
8 3 (2.08%) DHCP
8 3 (2.08%) VPN
8 3 (2.08%) VLAN
8 3 (2.08%) Internet
9 1 (0.69%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.69%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.69%) HTTP
9 1 (0.69%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (93.06%) Oracle Database
2 92 (63.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 51 (35.42%) Oracle Database 10g
4 40 (27.78%) Oracle Database 12c
5 28 (19.44%) SQL Server
6 23 (15.97%) Oracle Reports
7 17 (11.81%) Relational Database
8 16 (11.11%) RDBMS
8 16 (11.11%) Sybase ASE
9 15 (10.42%) Oracle BI EE
10 13 (9.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (6.25%) Oracle Exadata
13 8 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (5.56%) Oracle9i Database
14 7 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (4.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (4.17%) MySQL
16 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
17 4 (2.78%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 7 (4.86%) Toad
2 3 (2.08%) Subversion
2 3 (2.08%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.39%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.69%) ERwin
4 1 (0.69%) Hudson
4 1 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 32 (22.22%) Finance
2 18 (12.50%) Banking
3 5 (3.47%) Legal
4 3 (2.08%) Retail
5 2 (1.39%) Advertising
6 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.69%) French Language
6 1 (0.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 121 (84.03%) DBA
2 114 (79.17%) Oracle DBA
3 22 (15.28%) Administrator
4 15 (10.42%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 14 (9.72%) Sybase DBA
6 10 (6.94%) Architect
7 8 (5.56%) SQL DBA
8 5 (3.47%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.47%) Developer
8 5 (3.47%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (2.78%) SQL Server DBA
9 4 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.78%) Senior Oracle DBA
9 4 (2.78%) Senior DBA
9 4 (2.78%) Server Administrator
10 3 (2.08%) Designer
10 3 (2.08%) UNIX Administrator
10 3 (2.08%) Oracle Consultant
10 3 (2.08%) Consultant
10 3 (2.08%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.42%) Middleware
2 11 (7.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 6 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (3.47%) Oracle Streams
5 4 (2.78%) .NET
5 4 (2.78%) Web Services
6 3 (2.08%) XML
6 3 (2.08%) HTML
7 2 (1.39%) XSD
7 2 (1.39%) XSLT
7 2 (1.39%) POSIX
7 2 (1.39%) XML Schema
7 2 (1.39%) CGI
7 2 (1.39%) J2EE
8 1 (0.69%) Spring
8 1 (0.69%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 35 (24.31%) Replication
2 34 (23.61%) Clustering
3 10 (6.94%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.86%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.08%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.39%) GIS
7 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.39%) W3C
7 2 (1.39%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.69%) Statistics
8 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 84 (58.33%) Linux
2 51 (35.42%) UNIX
3 28 (19.44%) Solaris
3 28 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (17.36%) Windows
5 8 (5.56%) AIX
6 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.69%) CentOS
9 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (27.08%) Performance Tuning
2 18 (12.50%) ITIL
3 15 (10.42%) Service Management
3 15 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (9.72%) Database Tuning
5 12 (8.33%) Change Management
5 12 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 11 (7.64%) Migration
6 11 (7.64%) SOA
7 9 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (6.25%) Database Mirroring
8 8 (5.56%) ETL
8 8 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (4.17%) Patch Management
9 6 (4.17%) Capacity Management
10 5 (3.47%) High Availability
10 5 (3.47%) Database Security
10 5 (3.47%) Line Management
10 5 (3.47%) Data Modelling
10 5 (3.47%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (40.97%) SQL
2 56 (38.89%) Shell Script
3 43 (29.86%) PL/SQL
4 11 (7.64%) T-SQL
5 7 (4.86%) Perl
6 6 (4.17%) Java
6 6 (4.17%) Korn
7 4 (2.78%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.78%) C
8 3 (2.08%) VB
8 3 (2.08%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.39%) XPath
9 2 (1.39%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.69%) C#
10 1 (0.69%) VBScript
10 1 (0.69%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.69%) Python
10 1 (0.69%) AWK
10 1 (0.69%) Ruby
10 1 (0.69%) sed
Qualifications
1 12 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
2 8 (5.56%) OCP
3 7 (4.86%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.78%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.78%) Degree
5 3 (2.08%) OCA
6 2 (1.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.86%) QA
2 6 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.69%) SLA
4 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 120 (83.33%) Oracle RAC
2 15 (10.42%) Oracle Clusterware
3 5 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.78%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.08%) Xen
5 3 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (2.08%) vSphere
6 1 (0.69%) Firmware
6 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 85 (59.03%) Oracle RMAN
2 30 (20.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (2.78%) Oracle Flashback
4 3 (2.08%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.39%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.39%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.69%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.69%) Control-M
6 1 (0.69%) EMC TimeFinder
6 1 (0.69%) Legato
Vendors
1 144 (100.00%) Oracle
2 36 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 17 (11.81%) Sybase
4 16 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 14 (9.72%) HP
6 13 (9.03%) SAP
7 11 (7.64%) IBM
7 11 (7.64%) 3PAR
8 8 (5.56%) VMware
9 7 (4.86%) NetApp
9 7 (4.86%) Veritas
10 3 (2.08%) EMC
11 2 (1.39%) Remedy
11 2 (1.39%) Informatica
11 2 (1.39%) Brocade
12 1 (0.69%) Teradata
12 1 (0.69%) Percona
12 1 (0.69%) WorldPay
12 1 (0.69%) Ab Initio
12 1 (0.69%) webMethods
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