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 25 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
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 537 578
Rank change year-on-year -20 +41  
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 30 115 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.22% 0.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.60% 1.91% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 57 37
Median daily rate £381 £375 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% -7.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +5.17% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £41.63 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.63 -

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 5006 6031 4804
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.82% 11.37% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3281 3880 2960
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 137 162
Median hourly rate £21.00 £29.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.58% +43.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.46 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £39.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -32 28 £381 +1.66% 3
London -10 11 £431 -9.21%
North West +22 6 £338 -14.34%
Lancashire - 5 £338 -
Croydon - 5 £544 -
Preston - 5 £338 -
South East +22 4 £450 +20.00%
West Midlands +1 3 £388 +19.23%
Scotland +42 2 - -
Yorkshire +20 2 £375 +20.00%
Hampshire +5 2 £450 +12.50%
City of London -4 2 £500 +5.26%
Solihull -9 2 - -
West Yorkshire +19 1 £375 +20.00%
Berkshire +17 1 - -
Manchester +11 1 - -
Sheffield +9 1 - -
South Yorkshire +6 1 - -
Surrey +3 1 - -
Glasgow +3 1 - -
South West -1 1 £400 +33.33%
Havant -2 1 £450 +12.50%
East of England -17 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £375 -
Coventry - 1 £388 -

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for Data Guard.

1 70 (100.00%) Oracle
2 65 (92.86%) Oracle Database
3 46 (65.71%) Oracle RAC
4 40 (57.14%) Linux
5 38 (54.29%) Oracle RMAN
6 37 (52.86%) Oracle Database 11g
7 29 (41.43%) SQL
8 25 (35.71%) SC Cleared
8 25 (35.71%) Security Cleared
8 25 (35.71%) Oracle Database 12c
9 24 (34.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 23 (32.86%) Unix
11 22 (31.43%) Oracle Database 10g
11 22 (31.43%) Shell Script
12 21 (30.00%) PL/SQL
13 19 (27.14%) WebLogic
13 19 (27.14%) Red Hat
14 18 (25.71%) SQL Server
14 18 (25.71%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (22.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (22.86%) Migration
16 15 (21.43%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
17 14 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
17 14 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
18 13 (18.57%) ITIL
19 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
19 12 (17.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
19 12 (17.14%) RDBMS
19 12 (17.14%) Relational Database
20 11 (15.71%) 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 19 (27.14%) WebLogic
2 5 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (4.29%) GeoServer
5 2 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.86%) JBoss
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.43%) IIS
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 14 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (8.57%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (8.57%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (2.86%) Taleo
3 1 (1.43%) IaaS
3 1 (1.43%) PaaS
3 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) Kerberos
2 5 (7.14%) SSH
2 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.86%) SAN
4 1 (1.43%) DNS
4 1 (1.43%) Firewall
4 1 (1.43%) Internet
4 1 (1.43%) SMS
4 1 (1.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (92.86%) Oracle Database
2 37 (52.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 25 (35.71%) Oracle Database 12c
4 22 (31.43%) Oracle Database 10g
5 18 (25.71%) SQL Server
6 14 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (17.14%) RDBMS
7 12 (17.14%) Relational Database
8 9 (12.86%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (11.43%) Oracle9i Database
10 7 (10.00%) Oracle OWB
11 6 (8.57%) MySQL
11 6 (8.57%) Oracle Exadata
12 5 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (5.71%) Oracle Discoverer
13 4 (5.71%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (5.71%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Jenkins
1 8 (11.43%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (5.71%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.86%) Toad
4 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (12.86%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Electronics
3 2 (2.86%) Local Government
3 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.86%) Marketing
3 2 (2.86%) Retail
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (67.14%) DBA
2 39 (55.71%) Oracle DBA
3 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared DBA
4 9 (12.86%) Administrator
5 7 (10.00%) Architect
6 6 (8.57%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 6 (8.57%) Oracle Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Developer
7 4 (5.71%) SQL DBA
7 4 (5.71%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.29%) Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) Database Architect
8 3 (4.29%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Oracle Technical Architect
9 2 (2.86%) Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Database Designer
9 2 (2.86%) Designer
9 2 (2.86%) Oracle Consultant
9 2 (2.86%) Senior DBA
9 2 (2.86%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (34.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 7 (10.00%) Middleware
3 4 (5.71%) .NET
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (5.71%) Web Services
4 3 (4.29%) OAuth2
4 3 (4.29%) REST
4 3 (4.29%) RESTful
5 2 (2.86%) Kafka
5 2 (2.86%) WebCenter
6 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.43%) HTML
6 1 (1.43%) HTML5
6 1 (1.43%) JSP
6 1 (1.43%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.14%) Clustering
2 5 (7.14%) HACMP
3 4 (5.71%) Replication
4 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.29%) CESG
5 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (57.14%) Linux
2 23 (32.86%) Unix
3 16 (22.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (15.71%) AIX
4 11 (15.71%) Windows
5 6 (8.57%) Solaris
6 5 (7.14%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (7.14%) Windows Server
6 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.86%) HPUX
8 1 (1.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.71%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (22.86%) Migration
3 13 (18.57%) ITIL
4 9 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (12.86%) High Availability
5 8 (11.43%) DevOps
6 7 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 7 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (8.57%) Data Modelling
7 6 (8.57%) ITIL V3
8 5 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.14%) Database Security
9 4 (5.71%) Database Tuning
9 4 (5.71%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (5.71%) SOA
10 3 (4.29%) Build Automation
10 3 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (4.29%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 29 (41.43%) SQL
2 22 (31.43%) Shell Script
3 21 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 10 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 5 (7.14%) Java
6 4 (5.71%) Korn
6 4 (5.71%) Perl
6 4 (5.71%) Python
7 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 25 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (4.29%) OCP
4 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) MCDBA
4 2 (2.86%) MCSE
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) JSP 440
1 4 (5.71%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.43%) HL7
System Software
1 46 (65.71%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (8.57%) Corosync
4 5 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (5.71%) vCloud
6 2 (2.86%) Apache Flume
6 2 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (54.29%) Oracle RMAN
2 15 (21.43%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 12 (17.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (10.00%) Puppet
5 6 (8.57%) Pacemaker
5 6 (8.57%) Packer
5 6 (8.57%) Terraform
6 2 (2.86%) logstash
6 2 (2.86%) vRealize
7 1 (1.43%) Ansible
7 1 (1.43%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.43%) Nagios
7 1 (1.43%) OpenView
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 70 (100.00%) Oracle
2 19 (27.14%) Red Hat
3 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
4 10 (14.29%) VMware
5 8 (11.43%) IBM
6 3 (4.29%) Software AG
7 2 (2.86%) HP
7 2 (2.86%) Hyperion
7 2 (2.86%) Informatica
7 2 (2.86%) NetApp
7 2 (2.86%) SAP
7 2 (2.86%) WorldPay
8 1 (1.43%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.43%) Arqiva
8 1 (1.43%) CommVault