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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 566 541 516
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -25
Contract jobs citing OCP 14 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.028% 0.068% 0.057%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.35% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 15
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £305 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £473 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £325 £363
% change year-on-year
+27.15% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
OCP
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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
9759 10051 8023
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.28% 19.56% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5581 5743 4289
Average daily rate £395 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £531 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 504 464
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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
London -6 6 £438 +9.37% 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -
South East -26 1 £375 +7.14% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - - - - 1
OCP
UK

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 18 (94.74%) Oracle
3 12 (63.16%) Oracle Database
4 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
4 11 (57.89%) SQL
4 11 (57.89%) Finance
5 10 (52.63%) Linux
6 9 (47.37%) PL/SQL
7 8 (42.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (42.11%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (36.84%) Banking
9 6 (31.58%) Database Security
9 6 (31.58%) Windows
10 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (26.32%) Data Guard
10 5 (26.32%) High Availability
11 4 (21.05%) Oracle OLAP
11 4 (21.05%) Data Architecture
11 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (21.05%) OLTP
11 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
11 4 (21.05%) Data Mining
11 4 (21.05%) ETL
11 4 (21.05%) ITIL
11 4 (21.05%) Web Services
11 4 (21.05%) OLAP
11 4 (21.05%) C

OCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (10.53%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) Oracle Database
2 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
3 8 (42.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (21.05%) OLAP
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (21.05%) Data Mining
5 4 (21.05%) OLTP
6 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
6 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (10.53%) SQLPlus
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Toad
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle APEX
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) Banking
3 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) DBA
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle DBA
2 6 (31.58%) Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Programmer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Java Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Voice Architect
6 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Data Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) Java SE
2 3 (15.79%) Java EE
2 3 (15.79%) Java EE 5
3 2 (10.53%) JPA
3 2 (10.53%) J2EE
3 2 (10.53%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) POSIX
4 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Replication
1 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) UNIX
4 2 (10.53%) AIX
4 2 (10.53%) VME
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Database Security
2 5 (26.32%) High Availability
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
3 4 (21.05%) ETL
3 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (21.05%) Data Architecture
4 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.53%) Change Control
5 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
6 1 (5.26%) Business Development
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.26%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) PL/SQL
3 4 (21.05%) C
3 4 (21.05%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) COBOL
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) VB
5 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.26%) VBA
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) OCAJ
2 3 (15.79%) OCA
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) MCP
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Data Guard
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
2 2 (10.53%) EnterpriseDB
3 1 (5.26%) Huawei
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat