The table below looks at the statistics for OCA in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OCA over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 572 547 508
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -39
Contract jobs citing OCA 4 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.027% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.042% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 6
Average daily rate
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£383 £359 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.82% -0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £200 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £437 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+53.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9615 9239 7529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.61% 19.34% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5560 5168 4036
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 478 432
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

OCA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

OCA Jobs Demand Trend in England

OCA
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OCA across the England region.

OCA Daily Rate Trend in England

OCA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OCA across the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

OCA Daily Rate Histogram in England

OCA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OCA across the England region.

OCA Hourly Rate Trend in England

OCA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCA within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - -
OCA
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OCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing OCA 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 OCA.

1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Java SE
2 4 (80.00%) Java EE
2 4 (80.00%) OCAJ
2 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Java EE 5
2 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (80.00%) OCP
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (60.00%) Private Cloud
3 3 (60.00%) JPA
3 3 (60.00%) EnterpriseDB
3 3 (60.00%) COBOL
3 3 (60.00%) J2EE
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) JBoss
3 3 (60.00%) SOAP
3 3 (60.00%) VME
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) HP

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing OCA 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 OCA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) DataStage
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Programmer
1 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Java Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) Java SE
1 4 (80.00%) Java EE
1 4 (80.00%) Java EE 5
2 3 (60.00%) JPA
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (60.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) COBOL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (80.00%) OCAJ
2 4 (80.00%) OCP
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) EnterpriseDB
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Teradata