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 3 December 2016 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 618 645 634
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -11
Contract jobs citing OCA 2 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.022% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.020% 0.11% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 3
Median daily rate - £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
10143 11402 12009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.51% 20.60% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6394 6881 6800
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.57% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 558 563
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

OCA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OCA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCA within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 2 - -
North East -38 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -43 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -44 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

OCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OCA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OCA.

1 7 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 5 (71.43%) JCL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) Local Government
4 1 (14.29%) SCCM
4 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) NAS
4 1 (14.29%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (14.29%) Software Distribution
4 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) HTTP
4 1 (14.29%) HTTPS
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) ITSM

OCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) HTTPS
1 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
1 1 (14.29%) NAS
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 1 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) ITSM
1 1 (14.29%) OO
1 1 (14.29%) Software Distribution
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JCL
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow