The first table below looks at the demand for OCP 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 OCP over the 3 months to 31 July 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 South East 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 242 234 245
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs citing OCP 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.024% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.084% 0.096% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
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£381 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 - £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £345
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2370 2089 2230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.74% 24.64% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 1081 985
Average daily rate £353 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.42% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 112 148
Average hourly rate £17.07 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.65% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
OCP
England

OCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

OCP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

OCP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

OCP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

OCP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OCP across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

OCP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

OCP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OCP across the South East region.

OCP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

OCP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCP within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire - 1 £288 -
Surrey - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
OCP
England

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 10 (100.00%) Oracle
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 9 (90.00%) Data Guard
2 9 (90.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (80.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (80.00%) Windows
4 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (70.00%) ITIL
4 7 (70.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Project Management
5 3 (30.00%) UNIX
5 3 (30.00%) Degree
5 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (20.00%) SRDF
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (20.00%) NetBackup
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (20.00%) IBM
6 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (20.00%) HACMP
6 2 (20.00%) Shell Script

OCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Consultant
1 5 (50.00%) DBA
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) IT Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Senior DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Oracle DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) HACMP
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) AIX
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) E-business
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (20.00%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 9 (90.00%) Data Guard
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (20.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) EMC
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Primavera
4 1 (10.00%) VMware