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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 562 529 493
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -36
Contract jobs citing OCP 14 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.029% 0.065% 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.34% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 13
Average daily rate
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£413 £399 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.51% +6.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £282 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £338 £363
% change year-on-year
+22.44% -6.89%
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
9615 9239 7529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.61% 19.34% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5560 5168 4036
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 478 432
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.04
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 30 March 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 March 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 +2 8 £413 +3.12% 3
South East -26 1 £375 +7.14% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - -
OCP
UK

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 21 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 20 (95.24%) Oracle
3 15 (71.43%) Oracle Database
4 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
4 13 (61.90%) Linux
5 12 (57.14%) Finance
6 11 (52.38%) SQL
7 10 (47.62%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (42.86%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (38.10%) PL/SQL
10 7 (33.33%) Banking
11 6 (28.57%) Windows
11 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (28.57%) Data Guard
11 6 (28.57%) Database Security
12 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (23.81%) High Availability
12 5 (23.81%) Data Mining
12 5 (23.81%) Web Services
12 5 (23.81%) Java
12 5 (23.81%) Manufacturing
13 4 (19.05%) Oracle Applications
13 4 (19.05%) Replication
13 4 (19.05%) OCA
13 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
13 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (19.05%) C
13 4 (19.05%) OLAP
13 4 (19.05%) ETL
13 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence

OCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (14.29%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (71.43%) Oracle Database
2 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
3 9 (42.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (23.81%) Data Mining
5 4 (19.05%) OLTP
5 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
5 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (19.05%) OLAP
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (19.05%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
5 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Banking
3 5 (23.81%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) DBA
1 11 (52.38%) Oracle DBA
2 7 (33.33%) Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Programmer
5 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Java Programmer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior DBA
6 1 (4.76%) Voice Architect
6 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL DBA
6 1 (4.76%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 1 (4.76%) Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Data Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Web Services
2 4 (19.05%) Java SE
2 4 (19.05%) Java EE
2 4 (19.05%) Java EE 5
3 3 (14.29%) JPA
3 3 (14.29%) J2EE
3 3 (14.29%) SOAP
4 1 (4.76%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (4.76%) XML
4 1 (4.76%) POSIX
4 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Replication
1 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
2 3 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (19.05%) UNIX
4 3 (14.29%) VME
5 2 (9.52%) AIX
6 1 (4.76%) Solaris
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (28.57%) Database Security
2 5 (23.81%) High Availability
3 4 (19.05%) Data Architecture
3 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
3 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
3 4 (19.05%) ETL
3 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.52%) Change Control
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.76%) CRM
6 1 (4.76%) Scrum
6 1 (4.76%) Kanban
6 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) PL/SQL
3 5 (23.81%) Java
4 4 (19.05%) C
5 3 (14.29%) COBOL
6 1 (4.76%) C#
6 1 (4.76%) Perl
6 1 (4.76%) VB
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.76%) VBA
6 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (19.05%) OCA
2 4 (19.05%) OCAJ
2 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) IBM Certification
4 1 (4.76%) MCITP
4 1 (4.76%) MCP
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Data Guard
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) EnterpriseDB
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) IBM
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.76%) Huawei