The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 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 England 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 573 531 546
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +15
Contract jobs citing OCA 1 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.028% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.011% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 8
Average daily rate
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£330 £385 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9219 8298 9066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.68% 17.81% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5254 4509 4772
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 457 562
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
OCA
UK

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 30 July 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 - - - - 2
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
OCA
UK

OCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 12 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 10 (83.33%) Oracle
3 8 (66.67%) OCP
3 8 (66.67%) Degree
4 7 (58.33%) Finance
4 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
5 5 (41.67%) Java
5 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
5 5 (41.67%) OCAJ
5 5 (41.67%) Java SE
5 5 (41.67%) Java EE
5 5 (41.67%) Java EE 5
6 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 4 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (33.33%) RDBMS
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
7 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
7 3 (25.00%) Data Guard
7 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (25.00%) MySQL
7 3 (25.00%) Linux
7 3 (25.00%) Clustering
7 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (25.00%) Oracle RAC

OCA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (25.00%) MySQL
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (8.33%) DataStage
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Back Office
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Programmer
1 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Java Programmer
2 2 (16.67%) Database Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Junior
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Java SE
1 5 (41.67%) Java EE
1 5 (41.67%) Java EE 5
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (8.33%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Replication
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (8.33%) Firmware
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) UNIX
5 1 (8.33%) HPUX
5 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (16.67%) Database Security
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) BPEL
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 8 (66.67%) OCP
2 8 (66.67%) Degree
3 5 (41.67%) OCAJ
4 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (16.67%) MIIS
3 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Teradata