The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 554 485 555
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +70
Contract jobs citing OCP 36 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.042% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 7
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -3.33%
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
10027 7817 9702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.53% 18.14% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5749 4178 5093
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 436 528
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £50.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
OCP
UK

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OCP across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

OCP Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -12 17 £400 -4.76% 2
South East -7 8 £350 +12.90% 2
South West -22 5 £450 +5.88%
East of England -26 1 - -
North West - 1 £325 -
South Coast - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
OCP
UK

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 70 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 59 (84.29%) Oracle
3 54 (77.14%) Oracle Database
4 40 (57.14%) UNIX
5 39 (55.71%) Oracle Database 10g
5 39 (55.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 35 (50.00%) Linux
7 31 (44.29%) Data Guard
8 29 (41.43%) Oracle RAC
8 29 (41.43%) Windows
9 27 (38.57%) SQL
9 27 (38.57%) Solaris
10 26 (37.14%) ITIL
10 26 (37.14%) Oracle RMAN
11 22 (31.43%) OCA
12 21 (30.00%) Red Hat
12 21 (30.00%) SQL Server
13 20 (28.57%) HP
14 19 (27.14%) Perl
14 19 (27.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (25.71%) EMC
15 18 (25.71%) VMware
15 18 (25.71%) Clustering
16 17 (24.29%) SAN
16 17 (24.29%) Shell Script
16 17 (24.29%) HPUX
17 16 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
18 15 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
18 15 (21.43%) Sun
18 15 (21.43%) Veritas

OCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 11 (15.71%) WebLogic
2 6 (8.57%) Oracle Application Server
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle Spatial
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.86%) IIS
4 2 (2.86%) Apache
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.43%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle BPEL
Business Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (7.14%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.29%) SAN
2 13 (18.57%) NAS
3 2 (2.86%) LDAP
4 1 (1.43%) Internet
4 1 (1.43%) Firewall
4 1 (1.43%) LAN
4 1 (1.43%) SSL
4 1 (1.43%) DHCP
4 1 (1.43%) HTTP
4 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.43%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (77.14%) Oracle Database
2 39 (55.71%) Oracle Database 10g
2 39 (55.71%) Oracle Database 11g
3 21 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 16 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (11.43%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (11.43%) Relational Database
6 8 (11.43%) RDBMS
7 6 (8.57%) Oracle9i Database
8 5 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (5.71%) MySQL
10 3 (4.29%) Oracle OWB
10 3 (4.29%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (2.86%) VLDB
12 1 (1.43%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) JDeveloper
2 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.43%) Electronics
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Marketing
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (57.14%) DBA
2 38 (54.29%) Oracle DBA
3 7 (10.00%) Administrator
3 7 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) Senior Oracle DBA
4 6 (8.57%) Senior DBA
4 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) Consultant
5 5 (7.14%) Developer
6 4 (5.71%) SQL DBA
6 4 (5.71%) Oracle Consultant
6 4 (5.71%) Senior SQL DBA
7 3 (4.29%) Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.29%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.29%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (4.29%) Senior SQL Server DBA
8 2 (2.86%) Solaris Administrator
8 2 (2.86%) Solaris Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.86%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) POSIX
2 4 (5.71%) Java EE 5
2 4 (5.71%) Java SE
2 4 (5.71%) Java EE
2 4 (5.71%) Middleware
3 3 (4.29%) XSLT
3 3 (4.29%) Web Services
3 3 (4.29%) WebCenter
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle Streams
4 2 (2.86%) .NET
5 1 (1.43%) WSDL
5 1 (1.43%) XML
5 1 (1.43%) XSD
5 1 (1.43%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.71%) Clustering
2 12 (17.14%) CLARiiON
3 6 (8.57%) Replication
4 1 (1.43%) HACMP
4 1 (1.43%) DTV
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) PKI
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.43%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 40 (57.14%) UNIX
2 35 (50.00%) Linux
3 29 (41.43%) Windows
4 27 (38.57%) Solaris
5 19 (27.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (24.29%) HPUX
7 10 (14.29%) VMS
8 7 (10.00%) AIX
9 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
13 1 (1.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.14%) ITIL
2 15 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (17.14%) Load Balancing
4 11 (15.71%) Migration
4 11 (15.71%) Service Management
4 11 (15.71%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (10.00%) Database Security
6 6 (8.57%) Database Tuning
6 6 (8.57%) PRINCE2
7 5 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 5 (7.14%) SOA
7 5 (7.14%) Data Management
8 4 (5.71%) Performance Management
8 4 (5.71%) BPEL
8 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.71%) Project Management
9 3 (4.29%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.29%) High Availability
9 3 (4.29%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.57%) SQL
2 19 (27.14%) Perl
3 17 (24.29%) Shell Script
4 14 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 6 (8.57%) Java
5 6 (8.57%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.86%) XQuery
8 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 70 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 22 (31.43%) OCA
3 13 (18.57%) Degree
4 8 (11.43%) Sun Certification
5 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
6 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (7.14%) MCSA
7 5 (7.14%) MCITP
8 4 (5.71%) OCAJ
9 2 (2.86%) RHCE
10 1 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.43%) CCEA
10 1 (1.43%) CISSP
10 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.43%) CCNA
10 1 (1.43%) MCSE
10 1 (1.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (41.43%) Oracle RAC
2 26 (37.14%) Oracle RMAN
3 14 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 13 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
7 1 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.43%) SRDF
7 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (44.29%) Data Guard
2 12 (17.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (4.29%) Tivoli
3 3 (4.29%) Legato
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle Statspack
4 2 (2.86%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.43%) MOM
5 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.43%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.43%) SCCM
5 1 (1.43%) SCOM
5 1 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 59 (84.29%) Oracle
2 21 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 20 (28.57%) HP
4 18 (25.71%) EMC
4 18 (25.71%) VMware
5 15 (21.43%) Sun
5 15 (21.43%) Veritas
6 12 (17.14%) F5
6 12 (17.14%) Cisco
7 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.29%) IBM
9 2 (2.86%) SAP
10 1 (1.43%) NetApp
10 1 (1.43%) Primavera
10 1 (1.43%) Cognos
10 1 (1.43%) JBoss
10 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds