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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 577 537 533
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -4
Contract jobs citing OCA 2 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.030% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.020% 0.17% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 1
Average daily rate
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£403 £395 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% +181.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +5.46%
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
10205 8433 7980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.58% 18.01% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6070 4791 4216
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 355 559
Average hourly rate £18.21 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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
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 24 December 2014. 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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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 +6 1 £450 +13.99% 1
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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OCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) OCP
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (33.33%) Teradata
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) Java SE
3 1 (33.33%) Java EE
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) OCAJ
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) VME
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Java EE 5
3 1 (33.33%) JPA

OCA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (33.33%) DataStage
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) Java SE
1 1 (33.33%) Java EE
1 1 (33.33%) Java EE 5
1 1 (33.33%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) VME
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Database Security
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (66.67%) OCP
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) OCAJ
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Guard
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Teradata
2 1 (33.33%) EnterpriseDB