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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 563 574 535
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -39
Contract jobs citing OCP 17 6 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.013% 0.081%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.064% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 19
Average daily rate £353 £340 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.67% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £325 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £520 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £368 £276
% change year-on-year
-4.95% +33.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
OCP
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
10022 9350 8593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.24% 20.29% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6263 5473 4720
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £233 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 435 397
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
North East -14 11 £349 -22.75%
London -7 3 £403 +21.05% 3
South East - 3 £375 - 2
OCP
UK

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 33 (100.00%) Oracle
1 33 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 22 (66.67%) OCA
3 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (54.55%) Java
5 17 (51.52%) SQL Server
5 17 (51.52%) Finance
5 17 (51.52%) Java SE
5 17 (51.52%) OCAJ
6 15 (45.45%) Manufacturing
6 15 (45.45%) Web Services
6 15 (45.45%) RDBMS
6 15 (45.45%) Java EE
6 15 (45.45%) Integration Testing
6 15 (45.45%) Test Scripting
6 15 (45.45%) Java EE 5
6 15 (45.45%) Mobile App
6 15 (45.45%) Relational Database
6 15 (45.45%) SDLC
7 14 (42.42%) Mentoring
7 14 (42.42%) Oracle Database
7 14 (42.42%) Degree
8 8 (24.24%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (24.24%) Linux
8 8 (24.24%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (21.21%) High Availability
9 7 (21.21%) SQL
9 7 (21.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (18.18%) JBoss
10 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g

OCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (18.18%) JBoss
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) NAS
1 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (51.52%) SQL Server
2 15 (45.45%) RDBMS
2 15 (45.45%) Relational Database
3 14 (42.42%) Oracle Database
4 8 (24.24%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (12.12%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (9.09%) MySQL
8 3 (9.09%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (9.09%) Checkstyle
1 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 3 (9.09%) FindBugs
1 3 (9.09%) JUnit
1 3 (9.09%) Subversion
2 2 (6.06%) Gradle
2 2 (6.06%) JIRA
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (6.06%) Selenium
3 1 (3.03%) Artifactory
General
1 17 (51.52%) Finance
2 15 (45.45%) Manufacturing
3 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.06%) Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Developer
2 16 (48.48%) Java Developer
3 9 (27.27%) DBA
4 7 (21.21%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Middleware Architect
6 2 (6.06%) SOA Developer
6 2 (6.06%) SQL DBA
7 1 (3.03%) Administrator
7 1 (3.03%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Integration Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Java Applications Developer
7 1 (3.03%) MySQL DBA
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Unix Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) WebLogic Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (51.52%) Java SE
2 15 (45.45%) Java EE
2 15 (45.45%) Java EE 5
2 15 (45.45%) Web Services
3 5 (15.15%) Middleware
4 3 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (9.09%) Apache Camel
4 3 (9.09%) Spring
5 2 (6.06%) Entity Framework
5 2 (6.06%) Hibernate
5 2 (6.06%) NHibernate
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (6.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) Mobile App
2 5 (15.15%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Linux
2 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (12.12%) Solaris
3 4 (12.12%) Unix
4 2 (6.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) Integration Testing
2 15 (45.45%) SDLC
2 15 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 14 (42.42%) Mentoring
4 8 (24.24%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (21.21%) High Availability
6 5 (15.15%) Change Control
6 5 (15.15%) SOA
6 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
7 4 (12.12%) Migration
8 3 (9.09%) Database Tuning
8 3 (9.09%) Scrum
8 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.06%) Functional Testing
9 2 (6.06%) ITIL
9 2 (6.06%) Kanban
9 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
9 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) Java
2 7 (21.21%) SQL
3 5 (15.15%) PL/SQL
4 3 (9.09%) C
4 3 (9.09%) Perl
4 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 22 (66.67%) OCA
3 17 (51.52%) OCAJ
4 14 (42.42%) Degree
5 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.03%) RHCSA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Clusterware
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Data Guard
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) Oracle
2 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) F5
5 1 (3.03%) Veritas