Period
to 9 August 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 9 August 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
9 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 475 715 796
Rank change year-on-year +240 +81 -8
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 71 130 106
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.35% 0.95% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 95 72
Median daily rate £450 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% -0.12%
10th Percentile £300 £360 £325
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +7.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £39.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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 5,268 13,633 13,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.96% 14.86% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,356 9,149 9,326
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £306 £283 £275
90th Percentile £675 £671 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 328 378
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £13.40 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £49.25 £49.39 £50.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.38 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.84% +5.00% +6.06%

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 9 August 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 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 9 August 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 +224 63 £450 -5.26% 5
UK excluding London +215 53 £450 - 6
North of England +136 24 £400 -12.81% 1
South East +157 18 £489 -2.25%
North West +101 17 £350 -15.15%
London +170 11 £460 -3.16%
Yorkshire +77 6 - - 1
Midlands +88 5 £432 -1.26% 2
West Midlands +56 5 £432 -1.26%
Work from Home -15 5 £432 -3.73%
South West +88 2 £475 +11.76% 1
East of England +75 2 £515 +17.71% 1
Scotland - 2 - -
North East +35 1 £550 +7.84%

For the 6 months to 9 August 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 71 (100.00%) Oracle
2 66 (92.96%) Oracle Database
3 42 (59.15%) Linux
4 37 (52.11%) Oracle Database 12c
5 34 (47.89%) Oracle RMAN
6 33 (46.48%) Oracle RAC
7 32 (45.07%) Oracle Database 11g
8 31 (43.66%) SQL
9 23 (32.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 20 (28.17%) Windows
10 20 (28.17%) Performance Tuning
11 19 (26.76%) Migration
12 18 (25.35%) Java
13 17 (23.94%) Security Cleared
14 15 (21.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (21.13%) AWS
14 15 (21.13%) Unix
15 14 (19.72%) Finance
15 14 (19.72%) Shell Script
15 14 (19.72%) Ansible
15 14 (19.72%) High Availability
15 14 (19.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
16 13 (18.31%) Puppet
16 13 (18.31%) SC Cleared
16 13 (18.31%) AIX
16 13 (18.31%) PL/SQL
17 12 (16.90%) Oracle Reports
17 12 (16.90%) Middleware
17 12 (16.90%) Replication
17 12 (16.90%) Clustering

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 (14.08%) WebLogic
2 7 (9.86%) Confluence
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (5.63%) SAP Portal
4 3 (4.23%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.82%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (21.13%) AWS
2 12 (16.90%) Azure
3 6 (8.45%) IaaS
3 6 (8.45%) PaaS
4 3 (4.23%) SaaS
5 2 (2.82%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.41%) GCP
6 1 (1.41%) GitHub
6 1 (1.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) Kerberos
2 5 (7.04%) Firewall
2 5 (7.04%) SAN
3 4 (5.63%) SSL
4 3 (4.23%) VPN
5 2 (2.82%) DNS
5 2 (2.82%) SMTP
5 2 (2.82%) SNMP
5 2 (2.82%) VLAN
6 1 (1.41%) Internet
6 1 (1.41%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.41%) Network Security
6 1 (1.41%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (92.96%) Oracle Database
2 37 (52.11%) Oracle Database 12c
3 32 (45.07%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (16.90%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (15.49%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (12.68%) Oracle Exadata
6 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
7 8 (11.27%) NoSQL
7 8 (11.27%) OLTP
8 7 (9.86%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (9.86%) MongoDB
8 7 (9.86%) MySQL
8 7 (9.86%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (9.86%) RDBMS
8 7 (9.86%) Relational Database
9 6 (8.45%) SAP BW
10 4 (5.63%) MariaDB
10 4 (5.63%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (2.82%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (2.82%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) JIRA
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (7.04%) Toad
4 3 (4.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.82%) Ant
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.41%) Subversion
General
1 14 (19.72%) Finance
2 8 (11.27%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Front Office
4 1 (1.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (64.79%) DBA
2 42 (59.15%) Oracle DBA
3 13 (18.31%) Administrator
4 6 (8.45%) Consultant
4 6 (8.45%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 6 (8.45%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (5.63%) Junior
5 4 (5.63%) Junior DBA
5 4 (5.63%) Junior Oracle DBA
5 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared DBA
5 4 (5.63%) Senior DBA
5 4 (5.63%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 4 (5.63%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Database Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) MongoDB DBA
6 3 (4.23%) Oracle Specialist
6 3 (4.23%) Unix Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Solaris Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 12 (16.90%) Middleware
3 7 (9.86%) XML
4 6 (8.45%) SAP Basis
5 5 (7.04%) REST
6 4 (5.63%) SAP PI
7 3 (4.23%) .NET
7 3 (4.23%) Node.js
7 3 (4.23%) SOAP
7 3 (4.23%) Spring
7 3 (4.23%) Spring Boot
7 3 (4.23%) Web Services
8 2 (2.82%) 802.1X
8 2 (2.82%) JSON
8 2 (2.82%) OpenID
8 2 (2.82%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (2.82%) SAML
8 2 (2.82%) XML Schema
8 2 (2.82%) XSL
8 2 (2.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Clustering
1 12 (16.90%) Replication
2 9 (12.68%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.04%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Licensing
5 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (59.15%) Linux
2 20 (28.17%) Windows
3 15 (21.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (21.13%) Unix
4 13 (18.31%) AIX
5 9 (12.68%) Solaris
6 8 (11.27%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (8.45%) SUSE
8 2 (2.82%) HPUX
8 2 (2.82%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.82%) VMS
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) Performance Tuning
2 19 (26.76%) Migration
3 14 (19.72%) High Availability
4 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (14.08%) DevOps
5 8 (11.27%) CRM
5 8 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (11.27%) Test Automation
6 7 (9.86%) Data Modelling
6 7 (9.86%) Database Tuning
6 7 (9.86%) ITIL
6 7 (9.86%) SDLC
6 7 (9.86%) Security Patching
6 7 (9.86%) SOA
7 6 (8.45%) Server Building
7 6 (8.45%) Storage Management
7 6 (8.45%) Supplier Relationship Management
8 5 (7.04%) Microservices
8 5 (7.04%) Project Delivery
8 5 (7.04%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.66%) SQL
2 18 (25.35%) Java
3 14 (19.72%) Shell Script
4 13 (18.31%) PL/SQL
5 11 (15.49%) Bash Shell
6 7 (9.86%) Perl
6 7 (9.86%) Python
7 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.63%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.23%) C#
8 3 (4.23%) Korn
8 3 (4.23%) Ruby
9 2 (2.82%) AWK
9 2 (2.82%) Jython
9 2 (2.82%) sed
9 2 (2.82%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (23.94%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.31%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.04%) OCP
3 5 (7.04%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (5.63%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (4.23%) Degree
6 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 33 (46.48%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (8.45%) NFS
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle Clusterware
3 4 (5.63%) GlusterFS
3 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.23%) Docker
5 1 (1.41%) Cygwin
5 1 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (47.89%) Oracle RMAN
2 23 (32.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 14 (19.72%) Ansible
4 13 (18.31%) Puppet
5 6 (8.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 6 (8.45%) Terraform
6 5 (7.04%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (5.63%) Foglight
8 3 (4.23%) Kubernetes
8 3 (4.23%) Oracle Flashback
8 3 (4.23%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (2.82%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (1.41%) Control-M
10 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 71 (100.00%) Oracle
2 11 (15.49%) Red Hat
3 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
4 9 (12.68%) Sybase
5 6 (8.45%) SAP
6 4 (5.63%) CheckPoint
6 4 (5.63%) Imperva
6 4 (5.63%) VMware
7 2 (2.82%) Cisco
7 2 (2.82%) Dell
7 2 (2.82%) HP
7 2 (2.82%) Informatica
7 2 (2.82%) NetApp
7 2 (2.82%) Okta
7 2 (2.82%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (2.82%) Siebel
7 2 (2.82%) Sun
8 1 (1.41%) BMC
8 1 (1.41%) CA
8 1 (1.41%) Hitachi