The first table below looks at the demand for OCP in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OCP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 207 195 223
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +28
Contract jobs citing OCP 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.046% 0.032% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.20% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate £400 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +22.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1176 993 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.22% 15.93% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 641 650
Average daily rate £412 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 37
Average hourly rate £22.00 £48.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.87% +143.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
OCP
London

OCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OCP across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

OCP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

OCP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OCP across the City of London region.

OCP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing OCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OCP.

1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (80.00%) UNIX
2 4 (80.00%) Solaris
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) EMC
3 3 (60.00%) OCA
3 3 (60.00%) Sun
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) VMS
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) Veritas
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (60.00%) HPUX
3 3 (60.00%) Perl
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (60.00%) CLARiiON
3 3 (60.00%) Clustering
3 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (60.00%) NAS
3 3 (60.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (60.00%) F5
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (20.00%) Sun Certification
5 1 (20.00%) WebLogic

OCP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing OCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Spatial
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
1 3 (60.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) CLARiiON
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
1 4 (80.00%) Solaris
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) VMS
2 3 (60.00%) HPUX
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) ETRM
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (60.00%) OCA
3 1 (20.00%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Legato
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) EMC
2 3 (60.00%) Sun
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Veritas
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) JBoss