The table below looks at the statistics for OCP 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 OCP over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 154 149 131
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -18
Contract jobs citing OCP 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.080% 0.027% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £340 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -
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 North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
774 752 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.53% 20.67% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 362 302
Median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 75 52
Median hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.11% +11.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £11.60 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £53.54 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +20.60%

OCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing OCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

OCP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

OCP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

OCP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

OCP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCP within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 3 £340 -
OCP
England

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for OCP.

1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SAP Certification
2 2 (66.67%) HP UFT
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Psychology
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle BI EE

OCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) HP UFT
1 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Applications DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) UAT Lead
2 1 (33.33%) UAT Test Lead
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Database Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SAP Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) SAP