Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 720 463 701
Rank change year-on-year -257 +238 +103
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 91 63 126
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.68% 1.27% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 36 98
10th Percentile £360 £319 £363
25th Percentile £405 £325 £418
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £435 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.32% -8.53% +14.11%
75th Percentile £575 £500 £509
90th Percentile £625 £544 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £413 £488
% change year-on-year +6.67% -15.38% +18.18%

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 13,308 4,969 12,626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 16.10% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,508 3,412 8,678
10th Percentile £356 £313 £275
25th Percentile £450 £402 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% - +2.04%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £655 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 92 293
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.55
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.44 £14.94
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.46% -3.66% +17.14%
75th Percentile £50.75 £40.19 £41.00
90th Percentile £64.90 £53.98 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.38 £19.82
% change year-on-year -1.94% -2.25% +13.26%

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 17 October 2021.

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 14 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 17 October 2021. 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 -224 80 £473 +5.00% 13
UK excluding London -167 41 £440 +6.67% 9
London -185 39 £500 +8.70% 4
Work from Home -222 14 £405 -2.64%
South East -87 10 £405 -16.92% 5
North of England -101 10 £400 +6.67%
East of England - 10 £430 - 1
North West -73 6 £325 -7.14%
Midlands -76 6 £450 +4.17% 2
Yorkshire -52 4 £580 -
Scotland -74 4 £550 +39.68%
West Midlands -68 3 £525 +21.53%
East Midlands - 3 £450 - 2
South West -41 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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 91 (100.00%) Oracle
2 77 (84.62%) Oracle Database
3 52 (57.14%) SQL
4 49 (53.85%) Oracle RAC
5 42 (46.15%) Linux
6 40 (43.96%) Oracle RMAN
7 39 (42.86%) Oracle Database 11g
8 35 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
9 34 (37.36%) Oracle Database 12c
10 33 (36.26%) PL/SQL
11 30 (32.97%) Social Skills
12 29 (31.87%) Finance
12 29 (31.87%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 25 (27.47%) Oracle Exadata
14 23 (25.27%) Replication
14 23 (25.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 21 (23.08%) Shell Script
15 21 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (23.08%) Relational Database
16 20 (21.98%) Red Hat
17 19 (20.88%) Clustering
18 18 (19.78%) Migration
19 17 (18.68%) Middleware
19 17 (18.68%) RDBMS
19 17 (18.68%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
20 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
21 15 (16.48%) Banking
22 14 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
22 14 (15.38%) Java

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 11 (12.09%) Confluence
2 9 (9.89%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.59%) SAP Portal
4 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (4.40%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Utilities
3 2 (2.20%) Summit
4 1 (1.10%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (1.10%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.09%) AWS
2 10 (10.99%) Azure
3 7 (7.69%) GitHub
4 5 (5.49%) PaaS
5 4 (4.40%) IaaS
6 3 (3.30%) Power Platform
6 3 (3.30%) SaaS
7 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.20%) GCP
7 2 (2.20%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.89%) Kerberos
2 4 (4.40%) SAN
3 2 (2.20%) Firewall
3 2 (2.20%) InfiniBand
3 2 (2.20%) VPN
4 1 (1.10%) DNS
4 1 (1.10%) NAS
4 1 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (84.62%) Oracle Database
2 39 (42.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 34 (37.36%) Oracle Database 12c
4 25 (27.47%) Oracle Exadata
5 21 (23.08%) Relational Database
6 17 (18.68%) RDBMS
7 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
8 9 (9.89%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (8.79%) MySQL
9 8 (8.79%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (7.69%) Oracle9i Database
11 6 (6.59%) Big Data
11 6 (6.59%) SAP BW
12 5 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (5.49%) MongoDB
12 5 (5.49%) NoSQL
12 5 (5.49%) OLTP
12 5 (5.49%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (4.40%) MariaDB
13 4 (4.40%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 11 (12.09%) JIRA
2 8 (8.79%) JMeter
3 5 (5.49%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.30%) Toad
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (2.20%) Serena SBM
5 2 (2.20%) Subversion
5 2 (2.20%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (32.97%) Social Skills
2 29 (31.87%) Finance
3 17 (18.68%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (16.48%) Banking
5 10 (10.99%) Public Sector
6 4 (4.40%) Documentation Skills
6 4 (4.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.10%) Back Office
7 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.10%) International Banking
7 1 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 63 (69.23%) DBA
2 61 (67.03%) Oracle DBA
3 9 (9.89%) Consultant
4 7 (7.69%) Analyst
4 7 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 6 (6.59%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 6 (6.59%) SAP Consultant
6 5 (5.49%) Administrator
6 5 (5.49%) Oracle Consultant
6 5 (5.49%) Technical Support
7 2 (2.20%) Database Developer
7 2 (2.20%) Developer
7 2 (2.20%) Java Consultant
7 2 (2.20%) Senior DBA
7 2 (2.20%) Senior Oracle DBA
7 2 (2.20%) Systems Manager
7 2 (2.20%) Technical Manager
8 1 (1.10%) Oracle Technical Consultant
8 1 (1.10%) SQL DBA
8 1 (1.10%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (31.87%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 17 (18.68%) Middleware
3 6 (6.59%) SAP Basis
3 6 (6.59%) SAP PI
4 4 (4.40%) CSS
4 4 (4.40%) HTML
4 4 (4.40%) HTML5
4 4 (4.40%) SAX
4 4 (4.40%) Spring
4 4 (4.40%) Spring Boot
4 4 (4.40%) Spring WebFlux
4 4 (4.40%) Thymeleaf
4 4 (4.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (4.40%) XML
5 2 (2.20%) LDAP
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.27%) Replication
2 19 (20.88%) Clustering
3 10 (10.99%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.30%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.20%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (2.20%) User Experience
7 1 (1.10%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 42 (46.15%) Linux
2 21 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (15.38%) Solaris
4 13 (14.29%) Unix
4 13 (14.29%) Windows
5 9 (9.89%) AIX
6 6 (6.59%) SUSE
7 5 (5.49%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (3.30%) HPUX
8 3 (3.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
2 18 (19.78%) Migration
3 17 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (13.19%) Business Continuity
6 12 (13.19%) Storage Management
7 11 (12.09%) High Availability
7 11 (12.09%) ITIL
8 9 (9.89%) DevOps
9 8 (8.79%) Data Security
9 8 (8.79%) FMEA
9 8 (8.79%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (8.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 8 (8.79%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (7.69%) CRM
10 7 (7.69%) Database Tuning
10 7 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
10 7 (7.69%) Server Management
11 6 (6.59%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 52 (57.14%) SQL
2 33 (36.26%) PL/SQL
3 21 (23.08%) Shell Script
4 14 (15.38%) Java
5 7 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 7 (7.69%) Python
6 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.40%) Perl
7 3 (3.30%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.30%) C#
7 3 (3.30%) Ruby
7 3 (3.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (9.89%) Oracle Certification
2 8 (8.79%) ISTQB
2 8 (8.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 8 (8.79%) OCP
3 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.49%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.49%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) GDPR
2 3 (3.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (53.85%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.59%) Active Directory
4 5 (5.49%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.10%) Firmware
6 1 (1.10%) NFS
6 1 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (43.96%) Oracle RMAN
2 23 (25.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (10.99%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 4 (4.40%) Control-M
4 4 (4.40%) Terraform
5 2 (2.20%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.20%) QRadar
5 2 (2.20%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.10%) Ansible
6 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 91 (100.00%) Oracle
2 20 (21.98%) Red Hat
3 10 (10.99%) SAP
4 9 (9.89%) EMC
5 8 (8.79%) Sybase
6 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 7 (7.69%) VMware
7 5 (5.49%) Sun
8 4 (4.40%) Splunk
9 3 (3.30%) BMC
9 3 (3.30%) HP
9 3 (3.30%) IBM
9 3 (3.30%) Murex
9 3 (3.30%) NetApp
9 3 (3.30%) Qualys
10 2 (2.20%) Calypso
10 2 (2.20%) CommVault
10 2 (2.20%) CyberArk
10 2 (2.20%) Serena
10 2 (2.20%) ServiceNow