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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 551 502 492
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -10
Contract jobs citing OCP 6 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.084% 0.057%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.064% 0.44% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 21 12
Average daily rate
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£340 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £420 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £311 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.59% -22.37%
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
9340 8325 7316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.11% 18.93% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5504 4589 3894
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 375 511
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.04 £41.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -23 4 £333 -18.30% 4
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 4
OCP
UK

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 17 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 16 (94.12%) Oracle
3 13 (76.47%) Oracle Database
4 11 (64.71%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (47.06%) Finance
5 8 (47.06%) Linux
6 7 (41.18%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
6 7 (41.18%) SQL
7 6 (35.29%) Replication
7 6 (35.29%) Data Guard
8 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
8 5 (29.41%) High Availability
8 5 (29.41%) Banking
8 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
9 4 (23.53%) UNIX
9 4 (23.53%) RDBMS
9 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
9 4 (23.53%) Migration
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
9 4 (23.53%) Degree
9 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
10 3 (17.65%) Database Security
10 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (17.65%) OCA
10 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
10 3 (17.65%) Java
10 3 (17.65%) Web Services
11 2 (11.76%) SOAP

OCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (11.76%) JBoss
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (76.47%) Oracle Database
2 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (41.18%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
4 4 (23.53%) RDBMS
4 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
5 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) ClearQuest
1 1 (5.88%) Toad
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.88%) Billing
4 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) DBA
1 13 (76.47%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (11.76%) Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
3 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
3 1 (5.88%) Java Programmer
3 1 (5.88%) Voice Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Data Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) SOAP
2 2 (11.76%) J2EE
2 2 (11.76%) Java EE 5
2 2 (11.76%) JPA
2 2 (11.76%) Java SE
2 2 (11.76%) Java EE
3 1 (5.88%) Flash
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Replication
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) UNIX
3 2 (11.76%) VME
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows
4 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) High Availability
2 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Database Security
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Release Management
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) ITSM
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) COBOL
5 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.88%) VB6
5 1 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) VB
5 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) Degree
4 3 (17.65%) OCA
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) OCAJ
6 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) IBM Certification
6 1 (5.88%) MCITP
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Data Guard
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) EnterpriseDB
4 1 (5.88%) Veritas
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) Huawei
4 1 (5.88%) Sun