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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 577 531 565
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +34
Contract jobs citing OCP 2 29 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.060% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.020% 0.35% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 10
Average daily rate
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£363 £318 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% -21.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £38.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.75 -
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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
10139 8295 9521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.33% 17.22% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5652 4713 5016
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 378 570
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 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
Yorkshire +2 1 £425 +54.54% 3
West Midlands -13 1 £300 -5.51%
East of England - - - -
London - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 4
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OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 23 (100.00%) Oracle
1 23 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 21 (91.30%) Oracle Database
3 16 (69.57%) Oracle RAC
3 16 (69.57%) Data Guard
4 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
5 14 (60.87%) Oracle Database 10g
6 13 (56.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (52.17%) Linux
7 12 (52.17%) Oracle RMAN
8 11 (47.83%) ITIL
9 10 (43.48%) UNIX
9 10 (43.48%) SQL
9 10 (43.48%) Red Hat
9 10 (43.48%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (39.13%) Windows
10 9 (39.13%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (34.78%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (30.43%) Finance
12 7 (30.43%) Degree
13 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (26.09%) Replication
13 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
13 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
13 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
13 6 (26.09%) Perl
13 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse

OCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 4 (17.39%) Apache
2 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) LDAP
2 2 (8.70%) DHCP
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (91.30%) Oracle Database
2 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
3 14 (60.87%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (39.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (26.09%) RDBMS
7 5 (21.74%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (17.39%) VLDB
9 3 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (13.04%) MySQL
10 2 (8.70%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) DBA
2 11 (47.83%) Oracle DBA
3 8 (34.78%) Administrator
4 4 (17.39%) Senior DBA
4 4 (17.39%) SQL DBA
5 3 (13.04%) Senior SQL DBA
6 2 (8.70%) Linux Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Database Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Java Programmer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior SQL Server DBA
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (8.70%) Programmer
6 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Streams
2 2 (8.70%) Java EE 5
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) Java SE
2 2 (8.70%) Java EE
3 1 (4.35%) Silverlight
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (4.35%) GWT
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Replication
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) PKI
3 2 (8.70%) HACMP
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.35%) DTV
4 1 (4.35%) Grid Computing
4 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) UNIX
3 9 (39.13%) Windows
4 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (17.39%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (13.04%) Solaris
7 2 (8.70%) CentOS
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (8.70%) AIX
8 1 (4.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (47.83%) ITIL
3 10 (43.48%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (34.78%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (21.74%) Database Tuning
6 4 (17.39%) Database Security
6 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (17.39%) Service Management
7 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.70%) ERP
8 2 (8.70%) Migration
9 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
9 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
9 1 (4.35%) System Testing
9 1 (4.35%) ETRM
9 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
2 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
2 6 (26.09%) Perl
3 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
4 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
4 3 (13.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 7 (30.43%) Degree
3 5 (21.74%) OCA
4 4 (17.39%) MCITP
4 4 (17.39%) MCSA
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (8.70%) RHCE
5 2 (8.70%) OCAJ
6 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) Oracle RAC
2 12 (52.17%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
4 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
4 2 (8.70%) SRDF
4 2 (8.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (69.57%) Data Guard
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Statspack
2 4 (17.39%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
4 2 (8.70%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (8.70%) SCCM
4 2 (8.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Oracle
2 10 (43.48%) Red Hat
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) HP
4 4 (17.39%) EMC
5 3 (13.04%) SAP
6 2 (8.70%) VMware
6 2 (8.70%) IBM
7 1 (4.35%) JBoss