The table below looks at the statistics for OCA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OCA over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 580 536 537
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +1
Contract jobs citing OCA 3 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.035% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.029% 0.19% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 1
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£315 £400 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10280 9096 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.89% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5979 4931 4211
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 411 548
Average hourly rate £19.45 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

OCA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OCA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

OCA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OCA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OCA within the UK.

OCA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OCA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OCA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

OCA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OCA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OCA within the UK.

OCA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OCA
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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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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
England -33 2 £383 -4.19% 2
Greenwich - - - -
Bradford - - - -
London - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Isle of Man - - - -
North West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -

OCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OCA 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 OCA.

1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) OCP
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) J2EE
4 2 (40.00%) COBOL
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (40.00%) JBoss
4 2 (40.00%) OCAJ
4 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) VME
4 2 (40.00%) Java EE 5
4 2 (40.00%) JPA
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (40.00%) EnterpriseDB
4 2 (40.00%) Java SE
4 2 (40.00%) Java EE
4 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (20.00%) Database Security
5 1 (20.00%) Degree

OCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OCA 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 OCA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (20.00%) DataStage
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) J2EE
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) Java EE 5
1 2 (40.00%) JPA
1 2 (40.00%) Java SE
1 2 (40.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) VME
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Database Security
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) COBOL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (80.00%) OCP
3 2 (40.00%) OCAJ
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (20.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) EnterpriseDB
3 1 (20.00%) Teradata
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat