The table below looks at the statistics for OCA in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OCA over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank - - 255
Contract jobs citing OCA 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - - 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £255
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £377 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.27% +16.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2679 2619 2508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.78% 26.37% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1630 1422 1238
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 124 117
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.12 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% +39.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.30 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

OCA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing OCA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

OCA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

OCA
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

OCA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

OCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OCA 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 South East region with a requirement for OCA.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) JBoss
1 3 (100.00%) OCP
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) ActiveMQ
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
1 3 (100.00%) Spring
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Checkstyle
1 3 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) FindBugs
1 3 (100.00%) Apache Camel
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Gradle
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) NHibernate
2 2 (66.67%) Java SE
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) OCAJ
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing

OCA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (100.00%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (100.00%) Checkstyle
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) FindBugs
1 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) Gradle
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Artifactory
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) ActiveMQ
1 3 (100.00%) Apache Camel
1 3 (100.00%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 2 (66.67%) Java SE
2 2 (66.67%) NHibernate
2 2 (66.67%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Secure Coding
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) OCP
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) OCAJ
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Arqiva