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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 582 552 561
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +9
Contract jobs citing OCA 1 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.027% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.010% 0.15% 0.11%
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 - - -
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UK

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
9543 8443 9343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.65% 17.54% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5490 4696 4904
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 437 570
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.42 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 - - - - 1
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
OCA
UK

OCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) OCP
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) Degree
5 3 (42.86%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
5 3 (42.86%) MySQL
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
6 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (28.57%) Linux
6 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
6 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
6 2 (28.57%) HP
6 2 (28.57%) Web Services
6 2 (28.57%) Java
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (28.57%) Clustering
6 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
6 2 (28.57%) Database Security

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 3 (42.86%) MySQL
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
3 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (14.29%) DataStage
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Programmer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Java Programmer
1 2 (28.57%) Database Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
1 2 (28.57%) Java EE 5
1 2 (28.57%) Java SE
1 2 (28.57%) Java EE
2 1 (14.29%) GWT
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) HPUX
4 1 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) Database Security
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (71.43%) OCP
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) OCAJ
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Data Guard
2 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) MIIS
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Teradata