The table below looks at the statistics for OCPJP in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OCPJP over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Professional Java SE Programmer (formerly Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP))
Rank 586 576 544
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -32
Contract jobs citing OCPJP 9 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.014% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.092% 0.076% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£399 £413 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.27% -17.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £387 £375 £500
% change year-on-year
+3.20% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
OCPJP
UK

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
9832 9243 8308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.01% 18.72% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5954 5274 4527
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 £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 407 457
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 £13.17 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.68 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

OCPJP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OCPJP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

OCPJP Jobs Demand Trend in England

OCPJP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OCPJP across the England region.

OCPJP Daily Rate Trend in England

OCPJP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OCPJP across the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

OCPJP Daily Rate Histogram in England

OCPJP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OCPJP across the England region.

OCPJP Hourly Rate Trend in England

OCPJP
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 OCPJP within the England region over the 3 months to 29 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East -20 4 £350 -6.66%
South West - 4 £441 -
London +3 1 £413 -8.33%
OCPJP
UK

OCPJP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing OCPJP 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 OCPJP.

1 18 (100.00%) Java
2 17 (94.44%) J2EE
3 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
4 13 (72.22%) Ant
4 13 (72.22%) Sun
5 11 (61.11%) Python
5 11 (61.11%) Sun Certification
5 11 (61.11%) UNIX
6 9 (50.00%) OO
6 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (50.00%) Subversion
6 9 (50.00%) DV Cleared
6 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 8 (44.44%) Lua
7 8 (44.44%) Release Management
7 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
7 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (44.44%) Maven
7 8 (44.44%) Ruby
7 8 (44.44%) Scrum
7 8 (44.44%) ClearCase
7 8 (44.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 8 (44.44%) Perl
7 8 (44.44%) PHP
7 8 (44.44%) Bash Shell
7 8 (44.44%) User Stories
7 8 (44.44%) Apache Ivy
8 7 (38.89%) Oracle
8 7 (38.89%) Ajax
9 5 (27.78%) MVC

OCPJP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing OCPJP 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 OCPJP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (27.78%) WebLogic
2 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Ant
2 9 (50.00%) Subversion
3 8 (44.44%) Maven
3 8 (44.44%) Apache Ivy
3 8 (44.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (44.44%) ClearCase
4 3 (16.67%) ERwin
General
1 2 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Developer
2 13 (72.22%) Java Developer
3 7 (38.89%) Senior Developer
4 5 (27.78%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (22.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (22.22%) J2EE Developer
5 4 (22.22%) Senior J2EE Developer
5 4 (22.22%) Applications Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (94.44%) J2EE
2 7 (38.89%) Ajax
3 5 (27.78%) JMS
3 5 (27.78%) JSTL
3 5 (27.78%) Spring MVC
3 5 (27.78%) EJB
3 5 (27.78%) JSP
3 5 (27.78%) Servlets
3 5 (27.78%) Spring
4 4 (22.22%) CSS
4 4 (22.22%) HTML
4 4 (22.22%) Web Services
4 4 (22.22%) Dojo
5 3 (16.67%) Stripes Framework
5 3 (16.67%) XHTML
5 3 (16.67%) Struts
6 2 (11.11%) SOAP
6 2 (11.11%) Java EE
7 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) GIS
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) UNIX
2 5 (27.78%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) OO
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Release Management
2 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (44.44%) Scrum
2 8 (44.44%) User Stories
3 5 (27.78%) MVC
3 5 (27.78%) Open Source
4 4 (22.22%) Physical Data Model
4 4 (22.22%) Multithreading
4 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 4 (22.22%) UML
5 3 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (16.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 11 (61.11%) Python
4 8 (44.44%) Ruby
4 8 (44.44%) Lua
4 8 (44.44%) Bash Shell
4 8 (44.44%) Perl
4 8 (44.44%) PHP
5 5 (27.78%) PL/SQL
5 5 (27.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Sun Certification
2 9 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) OCPJWCD
3 4 (22.22%) OCMJD
3 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Sun
2 7 (38.89%) Oracle