The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 30 March 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 130 120
Contract jobs citing Data Guard 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.11% 0.078%
As % of the Systems Management category - 1.24% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.00 -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 154 242 201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 6.84% 8.74% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 118 105
Median daily rate £475 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £310 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 32
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -23.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £11.15 £13.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £25.65 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

Data Guard
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Data Guard
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Guard in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Guard in the West Midlands

Data Guard
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Guard in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Guard in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Data Guard.

1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Discoverer
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (100.00%) Database Tuning
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (100.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (75.00%) Presales
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (75.00%) OCP
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared

Data Guard
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (100.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 4 (100.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Discoverer
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle BI EE
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) DBA
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Applications DBA
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Database Tuning
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (75.00%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) OCP
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (100.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle