The first table below looks at the demand for OCP in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 South 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 139 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -
Contract jobs citing OCP 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.26% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate £450 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1034 666 1145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.22% 28.63% 31.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 365 597
Average daily rate £350 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 42 94
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £50.00
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 South West

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

OCP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

OCP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

OCP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

OCP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

OCP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

OCP
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South 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
Wiltshire -20 1 - -
OCP
England

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (60.00%) BPEL
2 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (40.00%) CRM
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (40.00%) ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (40.00%) JDeveloper
3 2 (40.00%) XQuery
3 2 (40.00%) Degree

OCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle BPEL
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JDeveloper
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle DBA
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Database Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XSLT
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (40.00%) WebCenter
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) HPUX
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) BPEL
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) ITSM
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Database Security
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) XQuery
3 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) HP