The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 29 June 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
England / South West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 137 139
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.13% 0.064%
As % of the Systems Management category - 1.35% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £300 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.79%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £408
% change year-on-year +7.14% -14.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 South West with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 231 296 215
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 8.45% 9.83% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 356 213
Median daily rate £401 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £630 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 3 37
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.36 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.34% -23.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £11.50 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £16.39 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year -50.00% +68.67%  

Data Guard
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Data Guard as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Data Guard in the South West

Data Guard
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Guard in the South West

Data Guard
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Guard in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 South West region with a requirement for Data Guard.

1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle OWB
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Kerberos
2 4 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (60.00%) Middleware
3 3 (60.00%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (40.00%) RESTful
4 2 (40.00%) JSP 440
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (40.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) vCloud
4 2 (40.00%) Build Automation
4 2 (40.00%) OAuth2

Data Guard
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (100.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (40.00%) GeoServer
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (20.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) DBA
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Technical Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Middleware
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (40.00%) OAuth2
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) CESG
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (40.00%) Build Automation
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (40.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (20.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Software AG