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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle Data Guard
Rank 566 546 440
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -106
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 60 66 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.37% 1.51% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 44 89
Average daily rate £450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £386 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +10.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £44.00 - £31.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 - £30.90

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
4383 4362 3801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.52% 8.42% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2761 2590 2136
Average daily rate £425 £425 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 143 142
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 25 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 50 £450 +9.09% 14
London +6 32 £450 +5.26% 3
East of England +8 7 £300 - 1
Scotland -4 7 £393 +45.37%
Essex - 7 £300 -
City of London +31 5 £400 -6.97% 1
Edinburgh -11 5 £350 -
East Midlands - 4 - - 1
South West +6 3 £450 +16.12% 2
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Manchester -17 2 £375 -11.76%
North West -19 2 £375 -11.76%
Nottingham - 2 - -
Salisbury - 2 £450 -
Brentwood - 2 £309 -
Wiltshire - 2 £450 - 2
Gloucestershire +10 1 £475 +22.58%
South East +8 1 £320 -20.00% 1
Cheltenham +6 1 £475 +22.58%
Glasgow +5 1 £500 +85.18%
Crawley - 1 £320 -
Sheffield - 1 £450 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 3
West Sussex - 1 £320 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 4

Data Guard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 140 (100.00%) Oracle
2 129 (92.14%) Oracle Database
3 108 (77.14%) Oracle RAC
4 99 (70.71%) Oracle RMAN
5 97 (69.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 75 (53.57%) Linux
7 58 (41.43%) SQL
8 56 (40.00%) Shell Script
9 53 (37.86%) Replication
10 49 (35.00%) Performance Tuning
11 47 (33.57%) Finance
12 46 (32.86%) Oracle Database 10g
13 45 (32.14%) Red Hat
13 45 (32.14%) SQL Server
14 43 (30.71%) Sybase
14 43 (30.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 42 (30.00%) Oracle Database 12c
16 39 (27.86%) Clustering
17 37 (26.43%) Banking
17 37 (26.43%) PL/SQL
18 32 (22.86%) Sybase ASE
19 31 (22.14%) Solaris
20 28 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
21 27 (19.29%) High Availability
22 26 (18.57%) Unix
22 26 (18.57%) Oracle Reports
23 25 (17.86%) Client/Server
24 24 (17.14%) Incident Management
24 24 (17.14%) Service Management
25 23 (16.43%) Disaster Recovery

Data Guard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 13 (9.29%) WebLogic
2 5 (3.57%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.14%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.43%) JBoss
5 2 (1.43%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.71%) Apache
6 1 (0.71%) ArcIMS
6 1 (0.71%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (8.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (7.86%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (7.86%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.71%) Endur
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.14%) SAN
2 3 (2.14%) Firewall
3 2 (1.43%) Internet
3 2 (1.43%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.71%) HTTP
4 1 (0.71%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.71%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (92.14%) Oracle Database
2 97 (69.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 46 (32.86%) Oracle Database 10g
4 45 (32.14%) SQL Server
5 42 (30.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 32 (22.86%) Sybase ASE
7 26 (18.57%) Oracle Reports
8 16 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (9.29%) MySQL
10 11 (7.86%) Oracle9i Database
10 11 (7.86%) Relational Database
10 11 (7.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
11 10 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (6.43%) Oracle Exadata
13 8 (5.71%) RDBMS
13 8 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.71%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.71%) Subversion
3 1 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 47 (33.57%) Finance
2 37 (26.43%) Banking
3 14 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.86%) Automotive
5 2 (1.43%) Retail
6 1 (0.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.71%) Back Office
6 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.71%) French Language
6 1 (0.71%) Games
6 1 (0.71%) German Language
Job Titles
1 131 (93.57%) DBA
2 113 (80.71%) Oracle DBA
3 40 (28.57%) Sybase DBA
4 33 (23.57%) Administrator
5 14 (10.00%) Senior DBA
5 14 (10.00%) SQL DBA
6 10 (7.14%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 10 (7.14%) Oracle Production DBA
6 10 (7.14%) Production DBA
7 8 (5.71%) Linux Support
7 8 (5.71%) Senior Sybase DBA
7 8 (5.71%) Sybase Production DBA
8 6 (4.29%) Senior Oracle DBA
9 5 (3.57%) Performance Tuning DBA
10 3 (2.14%) Architect
10 3 (2.14%) Developer
10 3 (2.14%) Oracle Developer
11 2 (1.43%) Designer
11 2 (1.43%) Oracle Architect
11 2 (1.43%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 15 (10.71%) Middleware
3 4 (2.86%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (2.14%) Oracle Streams
4 3 (2.14%) POSIX
5 2 (1.43%) Web Services
6 1 (0.71%) .NET
6 1 (0.71%) Spring
6 1 (0.71%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.71%) XML
6 1 (0.71%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.71%) XSD
6 1 (0.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 53 (37.86%) Replication
2 39 (27.86%) Clustering
3 25 (17.86%) Client/Server
4 8 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.86%) Reference Data
6 3 (2.14%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.71%) FMCG
8 1 (0.71%) Online Games
8 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.71%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 75 (53.57%) Linux
2 43 (30.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 31 (22.14%) Solaris
4 26 (18.57%) Unix
5 15 (10.71%) AIX
6 14 (10.00%) Windows
7 4 (2.86%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.14%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.71%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (35.00%) Performance Tuning
2 27 (19.29%) High Availability
3 24 (17.14%) Incident Management
3 24 (17.14%) Service Management
4 23 (16.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (16.43%) ITIL
5 21 (15.00%) Change Management
6 17 (12.14%) Capacity Management
7 14 (10.00%) Database Tuning
8 12 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
9 11 (7.86%) Change Control
9 11 (7.86%) Line Management
10 10 (7.14%) Information Security
10 10 (7.14%) Patch Management
11 9 (6.43%) Migration
11 9 (6.43%) SOA
12 8 (5.71%) Performance Optimisation
12 8 (5.71%) Security Management
13 7 (5.00%) Investment Management
14 6 (4.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (41.43%) SQL
2 56 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 37 (26.43%) PL/SQL
4 16 (11.43%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.14%) Korn
5 3 (2.14%) Perl
5 3 (2.14%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.43%) Java
7 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (6.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.29%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (3.57%) Degree
3 5 (3.57%) OCP
3 5 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.14%) OCA
5 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 108 (77.14%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (6.43%) Oracle Clusterware
3 3 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.43%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.71%) Corosync
5 1 (0.71%) Firmware
5 1 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 99 (70.71%) Oracle RMAN
2 28 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (7.14%) Foglight
4 5 (3.57%) Oracle Flashback
5 2 (1.43%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.71%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.71%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.71%) Pacemaker
6 1 (0.71%) Puppet
6 1 (0.71%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 140 (100.00%) Oracle
2 45 (32.14%) Red Hat
3 43 (30.71%) Sybase
4 20 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 20 (14.29%) SAP
5 10 (7.14%) Imperva
6 4 (2.86%) VMware
7 3 (2.14%) Informatica
8 2 (1.43%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.43%) HP
8 2 (1.43%) Veritas
9 1 (0.71%) EMC
9 1 (0.71%) Intel
9 1 (0.71%) Percona
9 1 (0.71%) Teradata
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