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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 575 573 555
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -18
Contract jobs citing OCP 14 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.008% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.043% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 5
Average daily rate
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£370 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £315 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £465 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £425 £288
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +47.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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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
10154 9384 8450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.11% 18.65% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6152 5396 4705
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 386 436
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.36 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £44.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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 - 4 £376 - 3
South East -18 3 £370 -2.95%
North East - 3 £368 -
Yorkshire -29 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
South West - 1 £350 -
OCP
UK

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 27 (100.00%) Oracle
1 27 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
2 14 (51.85%) Linux
2 14 (51.85%) Oracle Database
3 13 (48.15%) PL/SQL
3 13 (48.15%) SQL
4 12 (44.44%) OCA
5 11 (40.74%) Finance
6 10 (37.04%) Relational Database
7 9 (33.33%) RDBMS
8 8 (29.63%) Oracle RMAN
8 8 (29.63%) Java
8 8 (29.63%) Data Guard
8 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (29.63%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (29.63%) Degree
8 8 (29.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (25.93%) OCAJ
9 7 (25.93%) Integration Testing
9 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
9 7 (25.93%) Java SE
9 7 (25.93%) Java EE
9 7 (25.93%) Java EE 5
9 7 (25.93%) Mentoring
9 7 (25.93%) Mobile App
9 7 (25.93%) SDLC
9 7 (25.93%) Web Services
9 7 (25.93%) Windows
9 7 (25.93%) Manufacturing

OCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (11.11%) JBoss
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (3.70%) GlassFish
3 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SAN
1 2 (7.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
1 14 (51.85%) Oracle Database
2 10 (37.04%) Relational Database
3 9 (33.33%) RDBMS
4 8 (29.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (14.81%) MySQL
6 4 (14.81%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (14.81%) Oracle OLAP
6 4 (14.81%) OLAP
6 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (14.81%) Data Mining
6 4 (14.81%) OLTP
7 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (7.41%) SQLPlus
8 2 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (7.41%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Toad
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.70%) Hudson
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Manufacturing
3 4 (14.81%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) DBA
3 8 (29.63%) Oracle DBA
4 6 (22.22%) Java Developer
5 5 (18.52%) Administrator
6 4 (14.81%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Programmer
8 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (7.41%) Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) UNIX Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Oracle Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Java Programmer
9 1 (3.70%) Senior DBA
9 1 (3.70%) Server Administrator
9 1 (3.70%) Middleware Administrator
9 1 (3.70%) SQL Server DBA
9 1 (3.70%) Database Developer
9 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Java SE
1 7 (25.93%) Java EE
1 7 (25.93%) Java EE 5
1 7 (25.93%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware
2 2 (7.41%) J2EE
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) WCF
3 1 (3.70%) WPF
3 1 (3.70%) POSIX
3 1 (3.70%) JPA
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Camel
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) NHS
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
3 6 (22.22%) UNIX
3 6 (22.22%) Solaris
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) VME
5 1 (3.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Integration Testing
2 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
2 7 (25.93%) Mentoring
2 7 (25.93%) SDLC
3 6 (22.22%) Database Security
3 6 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 4 (14.81%) ETL
4 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (14.81%) Data Architecture
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL
5 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) Data Management
6 2 (7.41%) Service Management
7 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) PL/SQL
1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) Java
3 5 (18.52%) Shell Script
4 4 (14.81%) C
5 3 (11.11%) Perl
6 1 (3.70%) C#
6 1 (3.70%) COBOL
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 12 (44.44%) OCA
3 8 (29.63%) Degree
4 7 (25.93%) OCAJ
5 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.41%) RHCSA
7 1 (3.70%) RHCE
7 1 (3.70%) MCSE
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle RMAN
1 8 (29.63%) Data Guard
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 3 (11.11%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) Veritas
4 1 (3.70%) EnterpriseDB
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) NetApp