The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 397 401 411
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs citing OCP 9 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.039% 0.008% 0.046%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.058% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £440 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £440 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £333
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -9.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3599 3437 3709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.80% 14.41% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2353 2099 2223
Average daily rate £418 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 126 125
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.69 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.26% +16.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £47.80 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
OCP
England

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCP within the London region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
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OCP
England

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 23 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 18 (78.26%) Oracle
2 18 (78.26%) Oracle Database
3 17 (73.91%) Linux
4 16 (69.57%) Oracle Database 10g
4 16 (69.57%) Oracle RAC
5 15 (65.22%) Data Guard
6 14 (60.87%) UNIX
7 12 (52.17%) Red Hat
8 11 (47.83%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (47.83%) ITIL
8 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
8 11 (47.83%) Oracle RMAN
9 10 (43.48%) Windows
10 9 (39.13%) Perl
10 9 (39.13%) SQL
10 9 (39.13%) HP
10 9 (39.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (39.13%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (34.78%) EMC
11 8 (34.78%) Solaris
11 8 (34.78%) OCA
11 8 (34.78%) Clustering
12 7 (30.43%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (30.43%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (30.43%) Service Management
12 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services

OCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) SAN
1 5 (21.74%) NAS
2 4 (17.39%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (78.26%) Oracle Database
2 16 (69.57%) Oracle Database 10g
3 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
4 9 (39.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (30.43%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle Exadata
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (17.39%) VLDB
8 3 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (13.04%) MySQL
8 3 (13.04%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (4.35%) DataStage
9 1 (4.35%) SQLPlus
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) DBA
2 10 (43.48%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (17.39%) SQL DBA
3 4 (17.39%) Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Senior DBA
4 3 (13.04%) Senior SQL DBA
4 3 (13.04%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Database Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior SQL Server DBA
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 1 (4.35%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Streams
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Clustering
2 5 (21.74%) Replication
2 5 (21.74%) CLARiiON
3 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.70%) Grid Computing
5 1 (4.35%) DTV
5 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Linux
2 14 (60.87%) UNIX
3 10 (43.48%) Windows
4 8 (34.78%) Solaris
4 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (21.74%) HPUX
5 5 (21.74%) VMS
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) ITIL
1 11 (47.83%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (39.13%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (30.43%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (30.43%) Service Management
4 5 (21.74%) Database Tuning
4 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
5 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
6 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
6 3 (13.04%) High Availability
7 2 (8.70%) Database Security
7 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.70%) Data Management
8 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
8 1 (4.35%) SOA
8 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Perl
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) Shell Script
3 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
3 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
3 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 8 (34.78%) OCA
3 5 (21.74%) Degree
4 4 (17.39%) MCITP
4 4 (17.39%) MCSA
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (8.70%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) Oracle RAC
2 11 (47.83%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
3 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (21.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 15 (65.22%) Data Guard
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Statspack
2 4 (17.39%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Legato
3 3 (13.04%) Tivoli
4 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Oracle
2 12 (52.17%) Red Hat
3 9 (39.13%) HP
4 8 (34.78%) EMC
5 5 (21.74%) Veritas
5 5 (21.74%) VMware
5 5 (21.74%) F5
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco
5 5 (21.74%) Sun
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.35%) IBM
7 1 (4.35%) SAP
7 1 (4.35%) JBoss
7 1 (4.35%) Cognos