The table below looks at the statistics for Data Guard skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Guard over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Data Guard
Rank 105 103 91
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.68% 4.48% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
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£388 £368 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.44% -0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £292 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £393 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £385
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.45 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -30.70%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
179 134 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.40% 6.33% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 77 32
Average daily rate £325 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £173 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.09% -21.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.00 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £155.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%

Data Guard
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Guard across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Data Guard Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Data Guard
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Guard across the West Midlands region.

Data Guard Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Data Guard
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Guard across the West Midlands region.

Data Guard Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Data Guard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 8 (100.00%) Oracle
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (87.50%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) UNIX
4 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (37.50%) OCP
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) AIX
6 2 (25.00%) Solaris
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (25.00%) SOA
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) Database Tuning
7 1 (12.50%) Mercurial
7 1 (12.50%) WebCenter
7 1 (12.50%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (12.50%) Big Data
7 1 (12.50%) Database Security
7 1 (12.50%) Oracle ODI

Data Guard
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (12.50%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle BPEL
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (12.50%) Big Data
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (12.50%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Mercurial
1 1 (12.50%) Toad
1 1 (12.50%) ClearCase
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) DBA
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (25.00%) Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) WebCenter
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Streams
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) AIX
3 2 (25.00%) Solaris
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) SOA
1 2 (25.00%) Database Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Database Security
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) OCP
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) HP