The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 135 - 134
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OCP 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.032% - 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% - 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £325 - £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -3.33%
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
642 445 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.23% 18.48% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 193 284
Average daily rate £375 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £490 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 37 29
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £29.85 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
OCP
England

OCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OCP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCP within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - - - -
OCP
England

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) Java EE 5
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Java SE
3 1 (25.00%) Java EE
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) OCAJ
3 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (25.00%) OCA
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services

OCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) DBA
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Java Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Java EE 5
1 1 (25.00%) Java SE
1 1 (25.00%) Java EE
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) OCAJ
3 1 (25.00%) OCA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) VMware