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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 423 435 403
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -32
Contract jobs citing OCP 5 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.020% 0.028% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.19% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate
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£360 £473 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -5.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -15.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.75 -
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
3882 3776 3735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.74% 14.90% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2621 2425 2303
Average daily rate £425 £413 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 81 122
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £11.50 £14.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OCP across the London region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

OCP Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 October 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +23 3 £308 -22.15%
OCP
England

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 11 (100.00%) Oracle
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 10 (90.91%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (81.82%) Oracle Database 10g
4 8 (72.73%) Data Guard
5 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
5 7 (63.64%) ITIL
5 7 (63.64%) SQL
5 7 (63.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (63.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (45.45%) Replication
6 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (45.45%) MCITP
6 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (45.45%) Windows
6 5 (45.45%) Linux
6 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (45.45%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (45.45%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
7 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (36.36%) MCSA
7 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
7 4 (36.36%) Degree
7 4 (36.36%) Oracle RMAN

OCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 9 (81.82%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
3 7 (63.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (18.18%) VLDB
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
8 1 (9.09%) MySQL
8 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
8 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Toad
1 1 (9.09%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) DBA
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle DBA
3 5 (45.45%) SQL DBA
4 3 (27.27%) Senior DBA
4 3 (27.27%) Administrator
4 3 (27.27%) Senior SQL DBA
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (18.18%) Senior SQL Server DBA
6 1 (9.09%) Senior Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Streams
2 1 (9.09%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Replication
2 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
4 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (9.09%) Grid Computing
5 1 (9.09%) Clustering
5 1 (9.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (45.45%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (27.27%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Database Tuning
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) Database Security
4 2 (18.18%) High Availability
5 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
5 1 (9.09%) ITSM
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Release Management
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
2 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
3 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
4 2 (18.18%) Perl
5 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) MCITP
3 4 (36.36%) Degree
3 4 (36.36%) MCSA
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) OCA
4 1 (9.09%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) Data Guard
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Statspack
2 2 (18.18%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 2 (18.18%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Veritas
4 1 (9.09%) Sun
4 1 (9.09%) IBM