The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 159 - 130
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OCA 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.026% - 0.037%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £330 £425
% change year-on-year
+17.42% -22.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
OCA
England

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
797 546 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.52% 18.02% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 263 233
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 55 53
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £15.10 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £46.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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

OCA
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

OCA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCA within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 August 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
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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
Lancashire - 1 - -
OCA
England

OCA
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) OCP
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Java SE
1 1 (100.00%) Java EE
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) OCAJ
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Java EE 5
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Camel
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

OCA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Java SE
1 1 (100.00%) Java EE
1 1 (100.00%) Java EE 5
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) OCP
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) OCAJ
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle