The table below looks at the statistics for OCP in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OCP over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 577 543 515
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -28
Contract jobs citing OCP 13 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.052% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 9
Average daily rate
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£438 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £355 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £475 £325
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +46.15%
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
9097 9302 7795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.78% 19.32% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5300 5496 4195
Average daily rate £399 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 479 435
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -22.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

OCP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

OCP Jobs Demand Trend in England

OCP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

OCP Daily Rate Trend in England

OCP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

OCP Hourly Rate Trend in England

OCP
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 OCP within the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 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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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 -8 5 £438 +4.85% 5
North East - 3 - -
Yorkshire -18 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
East of England +3 1 - -
OCP
UK

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing OCP 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 OCP.

1 20 (100.00%) Oracle
1 20 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 13 (65.00%) Oracle Database
3 12 (60.00%) Finance
4 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (55.00%) SQL
5 10 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (45.00%) PL/SQL
6 9 (45.00%) Linux
7 7 (35.00%) Banking
7 7 (35.00%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (30.00%) Database Security
8 6 (30.00%) Windows
9 5 (25.00%) Web Services
9 5 (25.00%) Data Modelling
9 5 (25.00%) Java
9 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (25.00%) Manufacturing
9 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (25.00%) High Availability
9 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
10 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 4 (20.00%) SDLC
10 4 (20.00%) Data Guard
10 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
10 4 (20.00%) Oracle OLAP
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (20.00%) Java SE
10 4 (20.00%) Java EE

OCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing OCP 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 OCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) Oracle Database
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
3 10 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (20.00%) OLTP
5 4 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 4 (20.00%) OLAP
5 4 (20.00%) Data Mining
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (10.00%) SQLPlus
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Toad
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Banking
3 5 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) DBA
1 8 (40.00%) Oracle DBA
1 8 (40.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Programmer
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Middleware Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) Java SE
2 4 (20.00%) Java EE
2 4 (20.00%) Java EE 5
3 2 (10.00%) JPA
3 2 (10.00%) Middleware
3 2 (10.00%) SOAP
3 2 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (10.00%) J2EE
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) POSIX
4 1 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (5.00%) WCF
4 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (15.00%) Replication
3 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (10.00%) NHS
4 1 (5.00%) Clustering
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) UNIX
4 2 (10.00%) VME
4 2 (10.00%) AIX
5 1 (5.00%) Solaris
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (30.00%) Database Security
2 5 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 5 (25.00%) High Availability
3 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (20.00%) SDLC
3 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (20.00%) Data Architecture
3 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (20.00%) ETL
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) Change Control
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) PL/SQL
3 5 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (20.00%) C
5 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (10.00%) COBOL
6 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.00%) Perl
6 1 (5.00%) VB
6 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.00%) VBA
6 1 (5.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (20.00%) OCAJ
2 4 (20.00%) OCA
3 3 (15.00%) Degree
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) MCP
5 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Data Guard
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) EnterpriseDB
2 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft