The first table below looks at the demand for OCA in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OCA over the 3 months to 1 August 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 North West 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank - 127 140
Contract jobs citing OCA 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.037% 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.20% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
546 507 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.03% 18.53% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 233 309
Average daily rate £325 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 53 47
Average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £11.10 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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OCA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

OCA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

OCA Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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Top 19 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing OCA 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 OCA.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (100.00%) OCP
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (100.00%) Java SE
1 2 (100.00%) Java EE
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) OCAJ
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Java EE 5
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) GWT

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing OCA 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 OCA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Programmer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Java SE
1 2 (100.00%) Java EE
1 2 (100.00%) Java EE 5
2 1 (50.00%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) OCP
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) OCAJ
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle