Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 465 705 774
Rank change year-on-year +240 +69 0
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 65 121 117
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.24% 0.97% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 94 71
Median daily rate £400 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £306 £363 £328
90th Percentile £506 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -15.79% +11.76% +14.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £39.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 5,232 12,480 14,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.99% 14.67% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,261 8,451 9,947
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £310 £269 £298
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 317 389
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £12.71 £12.76 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.65 £50.10 £47.00
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +30.00% +14.29% +8.01%

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 29 October 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 13 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 29 October 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 +218 61 £429 -9.79% 7
UK excluding London +233 48 £400 -15.79% 4
North of England +129 31 £325 -30.48% 2
North West +104 25 £325 -31.58% 2
London +186 13 £460 -3.16% 5
South East +175 8 £494 -1.25%
Yorkshire +71 6 - -
Work from Home -106 6 £416 -18.63%
Midlands +76 4 £432 -13.17%
West Midlands +60 4 £432 -13.17%
East of England +81 2 £488 -8.24%
Scotland +70 2 £394 +5.00%
South West +107 1 £350 -19.54%

For the 6 months to 29 October 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 65 (100.00%) Oracle
2 54 (83.08%) Oracle Database
3 38 (58.46%) SQL
4 34 (52.31%) Linux
4 34 (52.31%) Oracle RAC
5 33 (50.77%) Oracle RMAN
6 26 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 23 (35.38%) Unix
8 22 (33.85%) Performance Tuning
9 21 (32.31%) Oracle Database 12c
9 21 (32.31%) Shell Script
10 17 (26.15%) PL/SQL
10 17 (26.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (26.15%) High Availability
11 15 (23.08%) Windows
11 15 (23.08%) Solaris
12 14 (21.54%) Middleware
12 14 (21.54%) Security Cleared
12 14 (21.54%) Oracle Clusterware
12 14 (21.54%) Security Patching
13 13 (20.00%) Test Automation
13 13 (20.00%) Puppet
13 13 (20.00%) OLTP
13 13 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (20.00%) Kerberos
14 11 (16.92%) Replication
15 10 (15.38%) Migration
15 10 (15.38%) SOA
15 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
15 10 (15.38%) Ansible

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 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (13.85%) WebLogic
3 6 (9.23%) Confluence
4 2 (3.08%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (3.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (4.62%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) AWS
2 2 (3.08%) GitHub
2 2 (3.08%) IaaS
3 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.00%) Kerberos
2 6 (9.23%) Firewall
3 5 (7.69%) SAN
4 2 (3.08%) DNS
4 2 (3.08%) FTP
4 2 (3.08%) SNMP
4 2 (3.08%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.08%) VPN
4 2 (3.08%) VSAN
5 1 (1.54%) Internet
5 1 (1.54%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (83.08%) Oracle Database
2 26 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 21 (32.31%) Oracle Database 12c
4 13 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (20.00%) OLTP
5 9 (13.85%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (12.31%) RDBMS
6 8 (12.31%) Relational Database
7 7 (10.77%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (10.77%) Oracle Exadata
8 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
9 5 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (6.15%) DB2
11 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
12 2 (3.08%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (3.08%) Oracle OWB
12 2 (3.08%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (3.08%) Sybase IQ
13 1 (1.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) JIRA
1 6 (9.23%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.15%) Toad
3 2 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle APEX
General
1 8 (12.31%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Public Sector
3 5 (7.69%) Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 51 (78.46%) DBA
2 49 (75.38%) Oracle DBA
3 10 (15.38%) Administrator
4 6 (9.23%) Junior
4 6 (9.23%) Junior DBA
4 6 (9.23%) Junior Oracle DBA
5 4 (6.15%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 3 (4.62%) Oracle Specialist
6 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared DBA
7 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared DBA
7 2 (3.08%) Solaris Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Sybase DBA
7 2 (3.08%) Sybase Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.08%) Unix Engineer
8 1 (1.54%) Data Administrator
8 1 (1.54%) Database Engineer
8 1 (1.54%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.54%) Middleware
2 10 (15.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 5 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (6.15%) XML
5 2 (3.08%) LDAP
5 2 (3.08%) REST
5 2 (3.08%) Spring
5 2 (3.08%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Replication
2 9 (13.85%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.69%) Clustering
4 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.62%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.08%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (3.08%) Mainframe
6 2 (3.08%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 34 (52.31%) Linux
2 23 (35.38%) Unix
3 17 (26.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (23.08%) Solaris
4 15 (23.08%) Windows
5 8 (12.31%) AIX
6 2 (3.08%) CentOS
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (26.15%) High Availability
3 14 (21.54%) Security Patching
4 13 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 10 (15.38%) Migration
5 10 (15.38%) SOA
6 8 (12.31%) DevOps
6 8 (12.31%) Performance Analysis
7 6 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (9.23%) ITIL
7 6 (9.23%) SDLC
7 6 (9.23%) Server Building
7 6 (9.23%) Storage Management
8 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.15%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (6.15%) Project Delivery
9 4 (6.15%) Regression Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Risk Management
9 4 (6.15%) Test Management
9 4 (6.15%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 38 (58.46%) SQL
2 21 (32.31%) Shell Script
3 17 (26.15%) PL/SQL
4 9 (13.85%) Bash Shell
5 7 (10.77%) Java
6 4 (6.15%) Python
7 3 (4.62%) Korn
7 3 (4.62%) Perl
7 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.08%) C
8 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.54%) C#
9 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (21.54%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.08%) Degree
4 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) OCP
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.54%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (3.08%) NIST
1 2 (3.08%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (52.31%) Oracle RAC
2 14 (21.54%) Oracle Clusterware
3 8 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.15%) GlusterFS
4 4 (6.15%) NFS
5 3 (4.62%) Docker
6 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
6 2 (3.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (3.08%) KVM
6 2 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (50.77%) Oracle RMAN
2 13 (20.00%) Puppet
3 10 (15.38%) Ansible
4 9 (13.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (6.15%) Terraform
7 3 (4.62%) Kubernetes
8 2 (3.08%) Avamar
8 2 (3.08%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (3.08%) Nagios
8 2 (3.08%) NetBackup
8 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (3.08%) Rundeck
8 2 (3.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (3.08%) vCenter Server
9 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (1.54%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 65 (100.00%) Oracle
2 9 (13.85%) Red Hat
3 8 (12.31%) Sybase
3 8 (12.31%) VMware
4 4 (6.15%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.08%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.08%) CommVault
6 2 (3.08%) CyberArk
6 2 (3.08%) Dell
6 2 (3.08%) Forcepoint
6 2 (3.08%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.08%) HP
6 2 (3.08%) Huawei
6 2 (3.08%) IBM
6 2 (3.08%) Infoblox
6 2 (3.08%) NEC
6 2 (3.08%) NetApp
6 2 (3.08%) Sun
6 2 (3.08%) Veeam