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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Data Guard
Rank 529 422 485
Rank change year-on-year
-107 +63
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 67 169 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.32% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.56% 4.05% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 110 36
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£408 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £327 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 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
4284 4174 3464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.87% 7.84% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2667 2458 1942
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 149 177
Average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.07 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £41.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -101 56 £425 +6.25% 28
London -34 38 £425 -5.55% 15
City of London +7 17 £438 -2.77% 7
Scotland -4 10 £363 +11.53% 2
South East -7 10 £450 - 5
Glasgow - 7 £344 -
Kent +5 3 £560 +17.89%
Surrey +3 3 £400 -11.11% 1
Hampshire +1 3 £450 - 1
East Midlands -3 3 £375 -
East of England -7 2 £355 -7.55% 1
Edinburgh -7 2 - - 2
Nottingham - 2 £375 -
Staines - 2 £394 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £355 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £375 -
Berkshire 0 1 £305 -27.38% 2
Gloucestershire -8 1 £375 -
South West -15 1 £375 +11.11% 3
West Midlands -17 1 £375 +7.14% 3
West Yorkshire -19 1 £350 -10.25%
Yorkshire -37 1 £350 -10.25% 1
Stirling - 1 £425 -
Tonbridge - 1 £560 -
Windsor - 1 £305 -
Basingstoke - 1 £475 -
Cheltenham - 1 £375 -
Coventry - 1 £375 -
Wales - 1 £375 -

Data Guard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Oracle
2 115 (91.27%) Oracle Database
3 96 (76.19%) Oracle RAC
4 72 (57.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 66 (52.38%) Oracle RMAN
6 61 (48.41%) Linux
7 49 (38.89%) SQL
8 43 (34.13%) UNIX
8 43 (34.13%) Oracle Database 10g
9 40 (31.75%) Performance Tuning
10 35 (27.78%) PL/SQL
11 34 (26.98%) Oracle Database 12c
12 30 (23.81%) Finance
13 28 (22.22%) Shell Script
13 28 (22.22%) WebLogic
14 27 (21.43%) Red Hat
15 26 (20.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 25 (19.84%) Windows
17 24 (19.05%) SQL Server
17 24 (19.05%) Oracle EBS
18 21 (16.67%) Clustering
19 20 (15.87%) Oracle Applications
20 19 (15.08%) Banking
21 18 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
21 18 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
21 18 (14.29%) Replication
21 18 (14.29%) SAN
22 17 (13.49%) Migration
22 17 (13.49%) ITIL
22 17 (13.49%) RDBMS

Data Guard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 28 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 11 (8.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (5.56%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (2.38%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.79%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.79%) Confluence
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 24 (19.05%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (15.87%) Oracle Applications
3 18 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (3.17%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.79%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.29%) SAN
2 8 (6.35%) LDAP
3 7 (5.56%) Internet
4 6 (4.76%) Firewall
5 5 (3.97%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.17%) LAN
6 4 (3.17%) WAN
7 3 (2.38%) DHCP
7 3 (2.38%) VLAN
7 3 (2.38%) NAS
7 3 (2.38%) VPN
7 3 (2.38%) DNS
8 2 (1.59%) HTTP
9 1 (0.79%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (91.27%) Oracle Database
2 72 (57.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 43 (34.13%) Oracle Database 10g
4 34 (26.98%) Oracle Database 12c
5 24 (19.05%) SQL Server
6 18 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
7 17 (13.49%) Relational Database
7 17 (13.49%) RDBMS
8 14 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (7.94%) Oracle Exadata
10 8 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (6.35%) Oracle9i Database
10 8 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (4.76%) TKPROF
12 5 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (3.97%) OLTP
13 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.76%) Toad
1 6 (4.76%) Subversion
2 4 (3.17%) Mercurial
2 4 (3.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (1.59%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.79%) JIRA
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.79%) ERwin
General
1 30 (23.81%) Finance
2 19 (15.08%) Banking
3 7 (5.56%) Retail
4 6 (4.76%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (77.78%) DBA
2 94 (74.60%) Oracle DBA
3 19 (15.08%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 13 (10.32%) Administrator
5 9 (7.14%) SQL DBA
6 8 (6.35%) Architect
7 7 (5.56%) Developer
7 7 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (4.76%) Consultant
8 6 (4.76%) Oracle Consultant
9 5 (3.97%) Senior DBA
9 5 (3.97%) Senior Oracle DBA
10 4 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.17%) SQL Server DBA
10 4 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.17%) Server Administrator
11 3 (2.38%) Designer
11 3 (2.38%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.38%) Backup Engineer
11 3 (2.38%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.70%) Middleware
2 11 (8.73%) Oracle Fusion
3 8 (6.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 6 (4.76%) HTML
4 6 (4.76%) .NET
4 6 (4.76%) XML
5 4 (3.17%) XSD
5 4 (3.17%) XSLT
5 4 (3.17%) XML Schema
5 4 (3.17%) JPA
6 2 (1.59%) POSIX
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle Streams
6 2 (1.59%) CGI
7 1 (0.79%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.79%) OC4J
7 1 (0.79%) Flash
7 1 (0.79%) JMS
7 1 (0.79%) J2EE
7 1 (0.79%) SOAP
7 1 (0.79%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.67%) Clustering
2 18 (14.29%) Replication
3 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.97%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.17%) W3C
6 2 (1.59%) Statistics
7 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.79%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 61 (48.41%) Linux
2 43 (34.13%) UNIX
3 25 (19.84%) Windows
4 15 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (9.52%) AIX
6 7 (5.56%) Solaris
7 3 (2.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.59%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (31.75%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (13.49%) ITIL
2 17 (13.49%) Migration
3 15 (11.90%) SOA
3 15 (11.90%) High Availability
4 14 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (8.73%) Capacity Management
6 11 (8.73%) Database Security
7 9 (7.14%) Database Tuning
8 7 (5.56%) Patch Management
8 7 (5.56%) Data Modelling
9 6 (4.76%) Physical Data Model
9 6 (4.76%) Database Mirroring
9 6 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (3.97%) Server Building
10 5 (3.97%) SDLC
10 5 (3.97%) Logical Data Model
10 5 (3.97%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 49 (38.89%) SQL
2 35 (27.78%) PL/SQL
3 28 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 9 (7.14%) Java
5 8 (6.35%) Perl
6 7 (5.56%) Korn
6 7 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.76%) C
8 5 (3.97%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.17%) C#
9 4 (3.17%) XPath
10 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.59%) VB
12 1 (0.79%) Python
12 1 (0.79%) Uniface
12 1 (0.79%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.79%) AWK
12 1 (0.79%) Ruby
12 1 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 6 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.17%) OCP
5 1 (0.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 6 (4.76%) QA
2 4 (3.17%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.59%) SLA
3 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 96 (76.19%) Oracle RAC
2 11 (8.73%) Oracle Clusterware
3 7 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (2.38%) vSphere
5 3 (2.38%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.38%) Xen
6 1 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.79%) Corosync
6 1 (0.79%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 66 (52.38%) Oracle RMAN
2 26 (20.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 8 (6.35%) Oracle Flashback
4 6 (4.76%) Backup Exec
5 5 (3.97%) Legato
5 5 (3.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (3.17%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (2.38%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.79%) Control-M
8 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.79%) Pacemaker
8 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.79%) Puppet
8 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 126 (100.00%) Oracle
2 27 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 11 (8.73%) HP
4 10 (7.94%) IBM
5 9 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 9 (7.14%) VMware
6 7 (5.56%) NetApp
6 7 (5.56%) 3PAR
7 5 (3.97%) EMC
8 4 (3.17%) Veritas
9 3 (2.38%) Remedy
10 2 (1.59%) Brocade
11 1 (0.79%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.79%) webMethods
11 1 (0.79%) BEA
11 1 (0.79%) BMC
11 1 (0.79%) Informatica
11 1 (0.79%) Sun
11 1 (0.79%) Percona
11 1 (0.79%) WorldPay
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