The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 591 553
Rank change year-on-year +30 -38  
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 39 49 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.091% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.85% 0.97% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 39 50
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £44.00 -
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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4575 5041 4500
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.05% 9.31% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3071 3209 2691
Median daily rate £468 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +7.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 132 175
Median hourly rate £23.38 £22.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +12.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.70
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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Data Guard
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Guard in the UK

Data Guard
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Guard over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Guard in the UK

Data Guard
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Guard in the UK

Data Guard
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Guard within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 38 £450 +8.43% 4
London +28 14 £463 +2.77% 2
South East +10 10 £450 +12.50% 1
Hampshire +12 8 £450 +30.43% 1
South West +6 5 £413 -8.22%
East of England +6 4 £413 -
North West - 3 - -
Lancashire - 3 - -
Preston - 3 - -
City of London +8 2 - -
Winchester +2 2 £450 +30.43%
Essex -13 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £413 -
Cambridge - 2 £413 -
Berkshire +21 1 - -
Yorkshire +18 1 £500 +66.66%
Nottinghamshire +7 1 £300 - 1
Wiltshire +2 1 £426 -5.33%
East Midlands -8 1 £300 - 1
Surrey - 1 £750 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Andover - 1 £725 -
Mansfield - 1 £300 -
Sheffield - 1 £500 -
Corsham - 1 £426 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 2

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 with a requirement for Data Guard.

1 114 (100.00%) Oracle
2 106 (92.98%) Oracle Database
3 64 (56.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 61 (53.51%) Oracle RAC
5 59 (51.75%) Oracle RMAN
6 58 (50.88%) Linux
7 54 (47.37%) Unix
8 47 (41.23%) SQL
9 42 (36.84%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 38 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
11 32 (28.07%) Oracle Database 10g
11 32 (28.07%) Security Cleared
12 31 (27.19%) SC Cleared
13 28 (24.56%) WebLogic
14 27 (23.68%) Microsoft
14 27 (23.68%) Oracle EBS
15 26 (22.81%) SQL Server
16 25 (21.93%) PL/SQL
16 25 (21.93%) Performance Tuning
17 24 (21.05%) Windows
18 21 (18.42%) Red Hat
18 21 (18.42%) PostgreSQL
19 20 (17.54%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
20 19 (16.67%) Finance
20 19 (16.67%) ITIL
21 17 (14.91%) Shell Script
22 16 (14.04%) High Availability
23 15 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
23 15 (13.16%) AIX
23 15 (13.16%) Oracle Reports

Data Guard
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 28 (24.56%) WebLogic
2 11 (9.65%) Oracle Application Server
3 10 (8.77%) Confluence
4 7 (6.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.51%) JBoss
5 4 (3.51%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (3.51%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.63%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 7 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (23.68%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (10.53%) Oracle 11i
3 11 (9.65%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (7.02%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.88%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) IaaS
1 4 (3.51%) PaaS
1 4 (3.51%) SaaS
2 2 (1.75%) Taleo
3 1 (0.88%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.26%) Kerberos
2 3 (2.63%) LDAP
2 3 (2.63%) SSL
3 2 (1.75%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.75%) SAN
4 1 (0.88%) DNS
4 1 (0.88%) Firewall
4 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (92.98%) Oracle Database
2 64 (56.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 38 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 32 (28.07%) Oracle Database 10g
5 26 (22.81%) SQL Server
6 21 (18.42%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (13.16%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (13.16%) Oracle9i Database
8 12 (10.53%) Oracle BI EE
8 12 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (8.77%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (7.89%) Oracle Exadata
10 9 (7.89%) RDBMS
10 9 (7.89%) Relational Database
11 8 (7.02%) MySQL
11 8 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (6.14%) Oracle OWB
13 6 (5.26%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 11 (9.65%) JIRA
2 10 (8.77%) Bitbucket
3 8 (7.02%) Oracle APEX
4 5 (4.39%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.75%) Toad
7 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.88%) JUnit
7 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 19 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (4.39%) Banking
3 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.75%) Electronics
4 2 (1.75%) Local Government
4 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.75%) Marketing
4 2 (1.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 87 (76.32%) DBA
2 82 (71.93%) Oracle DBA
3 21 (18.42%) Administrator
4 16 (14.04%) SC Cleared DBA
5 11 (9.65%) SQL DBA
6 10 (8.77%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 7 (6.14%) Consultant
7 7 (6.14%) PostgreSQL DBA
8 6 (5.26%) Architect
8 6 (5.26%) Unix DBA
9 5 (4.39%) Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) Database Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) Oracle Architect
9 5 (4.39%) Oracle Consultant
9 5 (4.39%) SQL Server DBA
10 4 (3.51%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
10 4 (3.51%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.63%) Database Consultant
11 3 (2.63%) Database Engineer
11 3 (2.63%) Oracle Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (36.84%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 7 (6.14%) Middleware
3 5 (4.39%) Kafka
4 4 (3.51%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (3.51%) Oracle Streams
4 4 (3.51%) Web Services
5 3 (2.63%) .NET
5 3 (2.63%) OAuth2
5 3 (2.63%) REST
5 3 (2.63%) RESTful
6 2 (1.75%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.88%) iBATIS
7 1 (0.88%) ICEfaces
7 1 (0.88%) JSF
7 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.40%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.53%) Replication
3 7 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.14%) Clustering
4 6 (5.26%) HACMP
5 4 (3.51%) Oracle Licensing
6 3 (2.63%) CESG
6 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Exalogic
7 1 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 58 (50.88%) Linux
2 54 (47.37%) Unix
3 24 (21.05%) Windows
4 15 (13.16%) AIX
5 14 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (6.14%) Solaris
6 7 (6.14%) Windows Server
6 7 (6.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (6.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.39%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (2.63%) SUSE
8 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.93%) Performance Tuning
2 19 (16.67%) ITIL
3 16 (14.04%) High Availability
4 15 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (12.28%) Configuration Management
6 12 (10.53%) Change Management
6 12 (10.53%) Migration
7 9 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (7.02%) Data Modelling
8 8 (7.02%) Database Tuning
8 8 (7.02%) DevOps
8 8 (7.02%) ETL
9 7 (6.14%) Database Security
9 7 (6.14%) SOA
10 6 (5.26%) Release Management
11 5 (4.39%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (4.39%) Patch Management
12 4 (3.51%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (41.23%) SQL
2 25 (21.93%) PL/SQL
3 17 (14.91%) Shell Script
4 11 (9.65%) Python
5 9 (7.89%) Bash Shell
6 8 (7.02%) Java
7 5 (4.39%) Perl
8 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.51%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.75%) Korn
9 2 (1.75%) Ruby
10 1 (0.88%) C#
10 1 (0.88%) C++
10 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (28.07%) Security Cleared
2 31 (27.19%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.65%) Oracle Certification
4 9 (7.89%) OCP
5 7 (6.14%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.51%) BC Cleared
6 4 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.63%) MCDBA
7 3 (2.63%) MCSE
7 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) QA
2 4 (3.51%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.51%) JSP 440
2 4 (3.51%) SLA
3 3 (2.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.88%) HL7
System Software
1 61 (53.51%) Oracle RAC
2 10 (8.77%) Corosync
3 7 (6.14%) Oracle Clusterware
4 6 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (4.39%) Apache Flume
5 5 (4.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (3.51%) vCloud
6 4 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 59 (51.75%) Oracle RMAN
2 20 (17.54%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 10 (8.77%) Pacemaker
3 10 (8.77%) ZABBIX
4 8 (7.02%) Ansible
4 8 (7.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (6.14%) Puppet
6 5 (4.39%) logstash
7 4 (3.51%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (3.51%) SCOM
8 2 (1.75%) Oracle Flashback
8 2 (1.75%) Oracle Statspack
8 2 (1.75%) vRealize
9 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.88%) Nagios
9 1 (0.88%) OpenView
9 1 (0.88%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 114 (100.00%) Oracle
2 27 (23.68%) Microsoft
3 21 (18.42%) Red Hat
4 13 (11.40%) VMware
5 11 (9.65%) IBM
6 4 (3.51%) AppDynamics
6 4 (3.51%) Sybase
7 3 (2.63%) Software AG
7 3 (2.63%) WorldPay
8 2 (1.75%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.75%) Informatica
8 2 (1.75%) NetApp
8 2 (1.75%) SAP
8 2 (1.75%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.88%) Arqiva
9 1 (0.88%) HP
9 1 (0.88%) IFS
9 1 (0.88%) Veritas
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