Period
to 4 April 2020

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 6 months to 4 April 2020 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
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 608 792 807
Rank change year-on-year +184 +15 -58
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 88 90 90
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.093% 0.089%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.99% 0.63% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 54 47
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £309 £374 £363
90th Percentile £524 £575 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £50.70 - £41.00
10th Percentile £47.01 - £40.20
90th Percentile £56.39 - £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.70 - £40.00

Data Guard is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 8,850 14,193 12,976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.37% 14.72% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,782 9,468 8,704
Median daily rate £500 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.47% +7.39%
10th Percentile £263 £310 £271
90th Percentile £663 £665 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 347 284
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -14.63%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.00 £11.61
90th Percentile £48.58 £49.70 £47.73
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.73
% change year-on-year +2.86% +11.25% -19.33%

Data Guard
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Guard as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Guard in the UK

Data Guard
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Guard.

Daily rate trend for Data Guard in the UK

Data Guard
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Guard over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Guard in the UK

Data Guard
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Guard.

Hourly rate trend for Data Guard in the UK

Data Guard
Top 15 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 6 months to 4 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +164 71 £475 - 5
UK excluding London +115 52 £463 +2.78% 4
London +157 30 £450 -10.89% 2
South East +91 19 £475 -10.17% 1
Scotland +32 11 £440 - 1
East of England +33 7 £515 +37.33% 1
Midlands +47 6 £450 - 1
North of England +64 5 £475 +8.57%
North West +34 4 £463 +2.78%
West Midlands +43 3 £498 +10.56%
South West +29 3 £500 +17.65%
East Midlands - 3 £450 - 1
Wales +34 1 £400 -10.11%
North East +31 1 £513 +1.49%
Work from Home +11 1 £475 -13.64%

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Data Guard also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Data Guard.

1 88 (100.00%) Oracle
2 85 (96.59%) Oracle Database
3 62 (70.45%) Oracle RAC
4 54 (61.36%) Oracle Database 12c
5 51 (57.95%) Oracle RMAN
6 50 (56.82%) Linux
7 47 (53.41%) SQL
8 40 (45.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 38 (43.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 30 (34.09%) PL/SQL
10 30 (34.09%) AWS
11 28 (31.82%) Security Cleared
12 25 (28.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 25 (28.41%) Unix
12 25 (28.41%) Shell Script
13 24 (27.27%) Oracle Exadata
14 23 (26.14%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (23.86%) High Availability
15 21 (23.86%) Azure
15 21 (23.86%) Migration
16 20 (22.73%) Java
16 20 (22.73%) ITIL
17 19 (21.59%) SQL Server
17 19 (21.59%) Data Modelling
17 19 (21.59%) SC Cleared
17 19 (21.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 18 (20.45%) Red Hat
18 18 (20.45%) AIX
18 18 (20.45%) Replication
19 17 (19.32%) Windows

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 16 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 11 (12.50%) Confluence
3 10 (11.36%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.55%) SAP Portal
5 3 (3.41%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 30 (34.09%) AWS
2 21 (23.86%) Azure
3 5 (5.68%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (5.68%) IaaS
3 5 (5.68%) PaaS
4 4 (4.55%) SaaS
5 2 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.27%) GCP
5 2 (2.27%) GitHub
6 1 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) SSL
2 2 (2.27%) SAN
2 2 (2.27%) VPN
2 2 (2.27%) WebEx
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.14%) FCoE
3 1 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.14%) InfiniBand
3 1 (1.14%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.14%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.14%) LAN
3 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (96.59%) Oracle Database
2 54 (61.36%) Oracle Database 12c
3 40 (45.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 24 (27.27%) Oracle Exadata
5 19 (21.59%) SQL Server
6 17 (19.32%) Oracle Database 10g
7 14 (15.91%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (14.77%) MySQL
8 13 (14.77%) NoSQL
9 9 (10.23%) Oracle OWB
9 9 (10.23%) Relational Database
10 8 (9.09%) RDBMS
11 7 (7.95%) MongoDB
11 7 (7.95%) Oracle ODI
11 7 (7.95%) VLDB
12 6 (6.82%) SAP BW
13 4 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (4.55%) Oracle9i Database
14 3 (3.41%) Oracle BI EE
14 3 (3.41%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 11 (12.50%) JIRA
2 10 (11.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 10 (11.36%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (2.27%) Subversion
5 1 (1.14%) Serena SBM
5 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.14%) Toad
General
1 16 (18.18%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Arabic Language
3 2 (2.27%) Law
4 1 (1.14%) Front Office
4 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (75.00%) DBA
2 60 (68.18%) Oracle DBA
3 16 (18.18%) Administrator
4 9 (10.23%) SC Cleared DBA
5 6 (6.82%) Consultant
5 6 (6.82%) Platform Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 6 (6.82%) SAP Consultant
5 6 (6.82%) Senior DBA
6 5 (5.68%) Senior Oracle DBA
7 4 (4.55%) Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Database Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Oracle Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Unix Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Developer
8 3 (3.41%) DV Cleared DBA
8 3 (3.41%) MongoDB DBA
8 3 (3.41%) SQL DBA
8 3 (3.41%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (28.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 15 (17.05%) Middleware
3 10 (11.36%) REST
3 10 (11.36%) Spring
3 10 (11.36%) Spring Boot
4 6 (6.82%) SAP Basis
5 4 (4.55%) SAP PI
6 3 (3.41%) Node.js
7 1 (1.14%) JSON
7 1 (1.14%) LDAP
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.45%) Replication
2 14 (15.91%) Clustering
3 11 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.82%) Private Cloud
5 5 (5.68%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (56.82%) Linux
2 25 (28.41%) Unix
3 19 (21.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (20.45%) AIX
5 17 (19.32%) Windows
6 16 (18.18%) Solaris
7 12 (13.64%) Oracle Linux
8 10 (11.36%) HPUX
9 6 (6.82%) SUSE
9 6 (6.82%) Ubuntu
10 5 (5.68%) Windows Server
11 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (2.27%) Windows 10
12 2 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.14%) Problem-Solving
2 21 (23.86%) High Availability
2 21 (23.86%) Migration
3 20 (22.73%) ITIL
4 19 (21.59%) Data Modelling
5 17 (19.32%) Performance Tuning
6 14 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (14.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (12.50%) Database Tuning
8 11 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
8 11 (12.50%) Physical Data Model
9 10 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (11.36%) ITIL V3
9 10 (11.36%) Microservices
9 10 (11.36%) Project Delivery
9 10 (11.36%) Strategic Roadmap
10 9 (10.23%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (10.23%) Database Security
10 9 (10.23%) Service Delivery
11 7 (7.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 47 (53.41%) SQL
2 30 (34.09%) PL/SQL
3 25 (28.41%) Shell Script
4 20 (22.73%) Java
5 14 (15.91%) Perl
6 10 (11.36%) Korn
7 7 (7.95%) Bash Shell
8 5 (5.68%) Python
9 4 (4.55%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.55%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.41%) AWK
10 3 (3.41%) C#
10 3 (3.41%) Ruby
11 2 (2.27%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 28 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 19 (21.59%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
4 9 (10.23%) OCP
5 7 (7.95%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.55%) Degree
7 1 (1.14%) OCA
7 1 (1.14%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 62 (70.45%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.68%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.68%) OCFS2
3 5 (5.68%) Oracle Clusterware
4 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 3 (3.41%) Docker
4 3 (3.41%) XenApp
5 2 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.14%) Cygwin
6 1 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (57.95%) Oracle RMAN
2 38 (43.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 15 (17.05%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 6 (6.82%) Puppet
5 5 (5.68%) Oracle Flashback
6 4 (4.55%) Foglight
7 3 (3.41%) Ansible
7 3 (3.41%) Kubernetes
8 2 (2.27%) Control-M
8 2 (2.27%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.27%) Terraform
9 1 (1.14%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (1.14%) QRadar
9 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (1.14%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 88 (100.00%) Oracle
2 18 (20.45%) Red Hat
3 9 (10.23%) Sybase
4 8 (9.09%) HP
4 8 (9.09%) IBM
4 8 (9.09%) Veritas
5 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
5 7 (7.95%) SAP
5 7 (7.95%) VMware
6 4 (4.55%) Imperva
7 3 (3.41%) Citrix
7 3 (3.41%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (2.27%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.27%) BMC
8 2 (2.27%) CA
8 2 (2.27%) Hitachi
8 2 (2.27%) SaltStack
8 2 (2.27%) Sony
9 1 (1.14%) Qualys
9 1 (1.14%) Serena