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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 606 582 533
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -49
Contract jobs citing OCA 7 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.013% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.066% 0.068% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
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£377 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.11% -9.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+16.11% -
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
10534 10252 8455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.09% 19.44% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6025 5984 4533
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 525 461
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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
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 9 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 27 May 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 -23 7 £377 +16.11% 1
East of England - 3 £377 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £377 -
North East - 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £377 -
London +12 1 - - 1
Watford - 1 £313 -

OCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 9 (100.00%) Oracle
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) SDLC
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) Web Services
3 5 (55.56%) Linux
4 4 (44.44%) .NET
4 4 (44.44%) OCP
4 4 (44.44%) RDBMS
4 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
4 4 (44.44%) OCAJ
4 4 (44.44%) Java EE 5
4 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
4 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
4 4 (44.44%) Manufacturing
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) Java SE
4 4 (44.44%) Java EE
4 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
5 3 (33.33%) SSH
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (33.33%) Identity Management
5 3 (33.33%) Cyber-Ark
5 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (33.33%) PuTTY
5 3 (33.33%) Toad
5 3 (33.33%) Internet

OCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (22.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) LDAP
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
1 3 (33.33%) Telnet
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) SSH
1 3 (33.33%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) RDBMS
2 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (11.11%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Toad
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Programmer
3 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Java Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) AWS Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 4 (44.44%) Java SE
2 4 (44.44%) Java EE
2 4 (44.44%) Java EE 5
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) J2EE
3 2 (22.22%) SOAP
3 2 (22.22%) JPA
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 2 (22.22%) Private Cloud
3 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) SDLC
2 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Identity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) COBOL
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VBA
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (44.44%) OCAJ
2 4 (44.44%) OCP
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Tivoli
1 3 (33.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 3 (33.33%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Cyber-Ark
3 2 (22.22%) EnterpriseDB
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Teradata