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 17 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 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 238 228 246
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +18
Contract jobs citing OCP 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.082% 0.024% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.096% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate £350 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -17.33%
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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2549 2078 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.27% 24.79% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1268 1008 1090
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 130 126
Average hourly rate £21.50 £24.75 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.13% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.50 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
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 17 April 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 17 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
Hampshire +2 7 £338 +8.87% 1
Kent - 1 £475 -
Surrey - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
OCP
England

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (100.00%) Oracle
1 12 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
1 12 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 10 (83.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (75.00%) Data Guard
3 9 (75.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 9 (75.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 8 (66.67%) ITIL
5 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (50.00%) Windows
5 6 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
6 4 (33.33%) UNIX
6 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (25.00%) Project Management
7 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (25.00%) Degree
7 3 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 2 (16.67%) SLA
8 2 (16.67%) EMC
8 2 (16.67%) Benchmarking
8 2 (16.67%) WebLogic

OCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 10 (83.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (75.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (8.33%) JDeveloper
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) DBA
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
2 5 (41.67%) Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) IT Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior DBA
5 1 (8.33%) Middleware Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) XSD
1 1 (8.33%) XSLT
1 1 (8.33%) WSDL
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
1 1 (8.33%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) HACMP
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) Benchmarking
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) E-business
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) BPEL
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (8.33%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) Data Guard
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Oracle
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Primavera
4 1 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) IBM