The table below looks at the statistics for OCP in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OCP over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 403 407 388
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Contract jobs citing OCP 3 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.014% 0.019% 0.083%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.077% 0.11% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 13
Average daily rate £403 £333 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -18.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £325 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £498 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £451 £285
% change year-on-year
-31.33% +58.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
OCP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3877 3595 3730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.25% 17.13% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2645 2400 2329
Average daily rate £450 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 80 79
Average hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

OCP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

OCP Jobs Demand Trend in London

OCP
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

OCP Daily Rate Trend in London

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 8 (100.00%) Oracle
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle Database
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
3 5 (62.50%) Clustering
3 5 (62.50%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) High Availability
4 4 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) Perl
5 3 (37.50%) Unix
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Middleware
6 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) Banking
6 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (25.00%) Python
6 2 (25.00%) SOA

OCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle Database
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) DBA
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (25.00%) Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Middleware Architect
3 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Middleware Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) WebLogic Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
1 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) High Availability
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) Database Tuning
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Kanban
3 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (25.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) C
3 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (12.50%) OCA
2 1 (12.50%) RHCSA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) F5
5 1 (12.50%) Veritas