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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Data Guard
Rank 111 105 101
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 5 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.15% 0.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.55% 2.27% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £318 £489
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -35.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £318 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £318 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.75 -
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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
196 132 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.87% 6.42% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 91 42
Average daily rate £325 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £250 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £471 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.60 £26.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.53 £30.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.69 £23.20 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.51% +18.97%

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
Warwickshire - 3 £313 -
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Data Guard
England

Data Guard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) Oracle
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle RAC
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (85.71%) UNIX
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
3 5 (71.43%) PL/SQL
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 3 (42.86%) Degree
5 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
5 3 (42.86%) OCP
5 3 (42.86%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (28.57%) Replication
6 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
6 2 (28.57%) ClearCase
6 2 (28.57%) Toad
6 2 (28.57%) OLTP
6 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
6 2 (28.57%) Windows
6 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (28.57%) Big Data
6 2 (28.57%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (28.57%) Time Management
6 2 (28.57%) Oracle Streams

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle General Ledger
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (28.57%) OLTP
4 2 (28.57%) Big Data
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) ClearCase
1 2 (28.57%) Toad
1 2 (28.57%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) DBA
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (28.57%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) UNIX
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Time Management
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) PL/SQL
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) OCP
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Certification
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 1 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Sun
2 1 (14.29%) EMC
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp