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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 578 553 574
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +21
Contract jobs citing OCA 2 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.019% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.020% 0.11% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 6
Average daily rate
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£390 £386 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% -4.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £347 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-22.35% +21.42%
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
10151 8312 9467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.52% 17.27% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5661 4738 4989
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 366 550
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -17.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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

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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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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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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 +4 1 £450 +18.42% 4
South East - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 3
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OCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (83.33%) OCP
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) MySQL
3 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
4 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (50.00%) Database Security
4 3 (50.00%) Clustering
4 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (50.00%) Data Guard
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) HP
6 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
6 1 (16.67%) Java SE

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) MySQL
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (16.67%) DataStage
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) DBA
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle DBA
1 2 (33.33%) Database Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Java Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Java SE
1 1 (16.67%) Java EE
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (16.67%) GWT
1 1 (16.67%) Java EE 5
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) HPUX
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (50.00%) Database Security
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) BPEL
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (83.33%) OCP
3 4 (66.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) OCAJ
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Teradata