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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 565 537 536
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -1
Contract jobs citing OCP 10 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.036% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.19% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 6
Average daily rate
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£338 £424 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.40% +41.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £321 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £475 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
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
9331 9062 8184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.77% 18.92% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5574 5190 4423
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 408 471
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

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 7 July 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 -12 3 £318 -25.11% 3
Yorkshire -20 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
South West -13 1 £350 -26.31%
North West -21 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
OCP
UK

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 25 (100.00%) Oracle
1 25 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 16 (64.00%) Oracle Database
3 14 (56.00%) Finance
3 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (44.00%) SQL
4 11 (44.00%) Linux
4 11 (44.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (40.00%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (40.00%) PL/SQL
6 8 (32.00%) Relational Database
7 7 (28.00%) Data Guard
7 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (28.00%) Banking
7 7 (28.00%) RDBMS
7 7 (28.00%) Java
7 7 (28.00%) Windows
8 6 (24.00%) Web Services
8 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (24.00%) OCA
8 6 (24.00%) Manufacturing
8 6 (24.00%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (24.00%) Java SE
8 6 (24.00%) Java EE
8 6 (24.00%) Degree
8 6 (24.00%) OCAJ
8 6 (24.00%) Integration Testing
8 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
8 6 (24.00%) Java EE 5
8 6 (24.00%) Mentoring

OCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 4 (16.00%) JBoss
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (4.00%) GlassFish
3 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.00%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (64.00%) Oracle Database
2 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
3 11 (44.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (32.00%) Relational Database
5 7 (28.00%) RDBMS
6 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (16.00%) Oracle OLAP
8 4 (16.00%) OLAP
8 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (16.00%) Data Mining
8 4 (16.00%) OLTP
9 2 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (8.00%) SQLPlus
9 2 (8.00%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (4.00%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Toad
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (4.00%) Hudson
3 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (56.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Banking
3 6 (24.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) DBA
2 10 (40.00%) Oracle DBA
3 9 (36.00%) Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Oracle Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Programmer
4 4 (16.00%) Administrator
4 4 (16.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Java Programmer
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.00%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Server Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Middleware Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) Web Services
1 6 (24.00%) Java SE
1 6 (24.00%) Java EE
1 6 (24.00%) Java EE 5
2 3 (12.00%) Middleware
2 3 (12.00%) J2EE
3 2 (8.00%) SOAP
3 2 (8.00%) JPA
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (4.00%) Apache Camel
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (4.00%) WCF
4 1 (4.00%) WPF
4 1 (4.00%) POSIX
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) HTML
4 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (12.00%) Replication
3 2 (8.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (8.00%) NHS
4 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Linux
2 7 (28.00%) Windows
3 5 (20.00%) UNIX
4 2 (8.00%) AIX
4 2 (8.00%) VME
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Integration Testing
2 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (24.00%) Database Security
2 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (24.00%) SDLC
3 5 (20.00%) High Availability
3 5 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 4 (16.00%) ETL
4 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (16.00%) ITIL
4 4 (16.00%) Data Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.00%) Change Control
5 2 (8.00%) Service Management
5 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 7 (28.00%) Java
4 4 (16.00%) C
5 2 (8.00%) COBOL
5 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.00%) C#
6 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 6 (24.00%) OCAJ
2 6 (24.00%) OCA
3 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) RHCE
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Data Guard
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.00%) VMware
2 2 (8.00%) EnterpriseDB
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) NetApp