Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 684 785 773
Rank change year-on-year +101 -12 -11
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 108 113 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.92% 0.75% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 67 63
UK median daily rate £468 £426 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.87% +6.38% -6.87%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £298
90th Percentile £520 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% +13.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £39.38 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.35% +8.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50

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 11,694 15,156 12,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.57% 14.47% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,882 10,211 8,278
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £419
% change year-on-year +2.27% +5.14% +4.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 393 290
UK median hourly rate £20.30 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.01% - -15.58%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.25 £10.92
90th Percentile £49.43 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.69
% change year-on-year +2.86% +11.54% -30.27%

Data Guard
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 7 December 2019.

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 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 7 December 2019. 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 +106 97 £475 +9.20% 7
UK excluding London +74 69 £468 +10.00% 5
London +117 36 £475 -13.64% 2
South East +41 21 £500 +11.11%
North of England +33 18 £468 +10.00%
Midlands +47 14 £431 +18.48% 2
West Midlands +37 13 £498 +23.60% 1
Yorkshire +41 11 £468 +13.33%
Scotland +47 6 £375 -11.76%
North East +27 5 £510 -2.86%
Wales +28 4 £400 -5.99%
East of England +44 3 - - 2
South West -3 3 £445 +4.71% 1
North West +13 2 £444 +7.58%
East Midlands +26 1 £325 -8.96% 1

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Oracle
2 102 (94.44%) Oracle Database
3 77 (71.30%) Oracle RAC
4 65 (60.19%) Oracle Database 12c
5 51 (47.22%) Oracle RMAN
6 47 (43.52%) Linux
7 43 (39.81%) SQL
8 41 (37.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 38 (35.19%) Oracle Database 11g
10 34 (31.48%) Migration
11 31 (28.70%) Unix
12 29 (26.85%) SQL Server
13 28 (25.93%) Security Cleared
13 28 (25.93%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 26 (24.07%) PL/SQL
15 25 (23.15%) ITIL
15 25 (23.15%) Performance Tuning
16 24 (22.22%) Shell Script
17 23 (21.30%) SC Cleared
18 21 (19.44%) Clustering
18 21 (19.44%) AIX
19 20 (18.52%) Finance
20 18 (16.67%) Banking
21 16 (14.81%) Windows
21 16 (14.81%) Solaris
21 16 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 15 (13.89%) PostgreSQL
23 14 (12.96%) Perl
24 13 (12.04%) MySQL
24 13 (12.04%) Microsoft

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 10 (9.26%) WebLogic
2 5 (4.63%) NetWeaver
2 5 (4.63%) SAP Portal
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (1.85%) Confluence
4 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.78%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.93%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.93%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.93%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) AWS
1 4 (3.70%) Azure
2 3 (2.78%) PaaS
2 3 (2.78%) SaaS
2 3 (2.78%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.85%) IaaS
4 1 (0.93%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.85%) SAN
2 1 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.93%) FCoE
2 1 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (0.93%) Firewall
2 1 (0.93%) InfiniBand
2 1 (0.93%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.93%) LAN
2 1 (0.93%) SNMP
2 1 (0.93%) WAN
2 1 (0.93%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (94.44%) Oracle Database
2 65 (60.19%) Oracle Database 12c
3 38 (35.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 29 (26.85%) SQL Server
5 15 (13.89%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (12.04%) MySQL
6 13 (12.04%) Oracle Exadata
7 9 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (7.41%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (7.41%) SAP BW
9 7 (6.48%) Oracle OWB
10 6 (5.56%) NoSQL
10 6 (5.56%) RDBMS
10 6 (5.56%) Relational Database
10 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2017
11 5 (4.63%) Oracle ODI
11 5 (4.63%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (3.70%) MongoDB
12 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) JIRA
1 4 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.93%) ERwin
3 1 (0.93%) Toad
General
1 20 (18.52%) Finance
2 18 (16.67%) Banking
3 6 (5.56%) Public Sector
4 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.85%) Arabic Language
5 2 (1.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.93%) Electronics
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 82 (75.93%) DBA
2 78 (72.22%) Oracle DBA
3 14 (12.96%) Administrator
3 14 (12.96%) SC Cleared DBA
4 13 (12.04%) Senior DBA
5 12 (11.11%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 8 (7.41%) Consultant
6 8 (7.41%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 8 (7.41%) SAP Consultant
7 7 (6.48%) Architect
8 6 (5.56%) SQL DBA
9 4 (3.70%) Data Architect
10 3 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (2.78%) Migration Engineer
10 3 (2.78%) Oracle Architect
10 3 (2.78%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
10 3 (2.78%) SQL Server DBA
11 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared DBA
11 2 (1.85%) Unix Administrator
11 2 (1.85%) Unix DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.93%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 10 (9.26%) Middleware
3 8 (7.41%) SAP Basis
4 5 (4.63%) SAP PI
5 2 (1.85%) REST
5 2 (1.85%) Spring
5 2 (1.85%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.93%) Kafka
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.44%) Clustering
2 9 (8.33%) Replication
3 8 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.78%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Exalogic
6 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 47 (43.52%) Linux
2 31 (28.70%) Unix
3 21 (19.44%) AIX
4 16 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (14.81%) Solaris
4 16 (14.81%) Windows
5 11 (10.19%) Oracle Linux
6 8 (7.41%) SUSE
7 3 (2.78%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.85%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.85%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.93%) CentOS
9 1 (0.93%) HPUX
9 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (31.48%) Migration
2 25 (23.15%) ITIL
2 25 (23.15%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (11.11%) Open Source
4 8 (7.41%) CRM
4 8 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (6.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (6.48%) High Availability
5 7 (6.48%) Project Delivery
5 7 (6.48%) Supplier Relationship Management
6 6 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.56%) Data Modelling
7 5 (4.63%) Change Management
7 5 (4.63%) Data Architecture
7 5 (4.63%) ITIL V2
7 5 (4.63%) Logical Data Model
7 5 (4.63%) Physical Data Model
7 5 (4.63%) Storage Management
8 4 (3.70%) Availability Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (39.81%) SQL
2 26 (24.07%) PL/SQL
3 24 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 14 (12.96%) Perl
5 11 (10.19%) Java
6 6 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.63%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.78%) AWK
8 3 (2.78%) Korn
9 2 (1.85%) C-shell
10 1 (0.93%) COBOL
10 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 23 (21.30%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
4 10 (9.26%) OCP
5 8 (7.41%) OCA
6 7 (6.48%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.70%) Degree
7 4 (3.70%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) MCSA
8 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.93%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) Data Quality
1 3 (2.78%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 77 (71.30%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (5.56%) OCFS2
3 5 (4.63%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.78%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.78%) XenApp
5 2 (1.85%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.93%) Gluster
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (47.22%) Oracle RMAN
2 41 (37.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (9.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (2.78%) Oracle Flashback
6 2 (1.85%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.85%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.93%) Ansible
7 1 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.93%) Nagios
7 1 (0.93%) Opsview
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.93%) Puppet
7 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 108 (100.00%) Oracle
2 13 (12.04%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.19%) Red Hat
4 9 (8.33%) IBM
4 9 (8.33%) SAP
4 9 (8.33%) Sybase
4 9 (8.33%) Veritas
5 5 (4.63%) HP
6 4 (3.70%) Citrix
7 3 (2.78%) Ariba
7 3 (2.78%) VMware
8 2 (1.85%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.85%) Google
9 1 (0.93%) EnterpriseDB
9 1 (0.93%) Mercator
9 1 (0.93%) Northgate
9 1 (0.93%) PlateSpin
9 1 (0.93%) Reuters
9 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.93%) Splunk