The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Data Guard skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Guard over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Oracle Data Guard
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 157 181
Rank change year-on-year +8 +24  
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 2 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.064% 0.18% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.58% 1.67% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 10
Median daily rate - £375 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.79%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.00 -

Data Guard is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 342 360 441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.03% 10.58% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 264 336
Median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +1.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

Data Guard
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Data Guard as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Guard in the City of London

Data Guard
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Guard in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Guard in the City of London

Data Guard
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Guard in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Guard in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Guard also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Data Guard.

1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) PL/SQL
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) Unix
3 5 (62.50%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (62.50%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (50.00%) High Availability
4 4 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 3 (37.50%) WorldPay
5 3 (37.50%) Capacity Management
5 3 (37.50%) Database Security
5 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
5 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (25.00%) Database Tuning
6 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds

Data Guard
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (12.50%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) DBA
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (25.00%) Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Database Designer
3 2 (25.00%) Database Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Designer
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Designer
4 1 (12.50%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Exalogic
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (50.00%) High Availability
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (37.50%) Capacity Management
3 3 (37.50%) Database Security
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Database Tuning
4 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (25.00%) Security Hardening
4 2 (25.00%) Statistics
4 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) PL/SQL
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (12.50%) Korn
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (12.50%) Ansible
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) WorldPay
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds