The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 588 540 589
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +49
Contract jobs citing OCA 15 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.025% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.14% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 2
Average daily rate £396 £360 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.06% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11153 8834 10500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.40% 18.18% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6292 4675 5421
Average daily rate £375 £363 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 493 576
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.44 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -

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 16 April 2014.

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 18 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 16 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
England -34 15 £396 +10.06%
London -37 8 £410 +13.88%
South East - 3 £255 -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £400 -
Midlands - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Hook - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

OCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 28 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 22 (78.57%) OCP
3 18 (64.29%) Linux
3 18 (64.29%) Clustering
4 17 (60.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (60.71%) Red Hat
5 15 (53.57%) UNIX
6 14 (50.00%) Perl
6 14 (50.00%) HPUX
6 14 (50.00%) Solaris
6 14 (50.00%) Sun
6 14 (50.00%) HP
6 14 (50.00%) Veritas
6 14 (50.00%) SAN
6 14 (50.00%) NAS
7 13 (46.43%) F5
7 13 (46.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (46.43%) VMware
7 13 (46.43%) VMware ESX
7 13 (46.43%) CLARiiON
7 13 (46.43%) Load Balancing
7 13 (46.43%) EMC
7 13 (46.43%) Cisco
8 12 (42.86%) Oracle
9 11 (39.29%) VMS
9 11 (39.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 11 (39.29%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (35.71%) Windows
11 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003

OCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (7.14%) Oracle Spatial
1 2 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) SAN
1 14 (50.00%) NAS
2 6 (21.43%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (10.71%) RDBMS
3 3 (10.71%) MySQL
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.57%) JDeveloper
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) UNIX Engineer
1 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Developer
2 3 (10.71%) Consultant
2 3 (10.71%) Active Directory Consultant
2 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Applications Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Java Programmer
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (7.14%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (7.14%) Database Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) DBA
3 2 (7.14%) Programmer
3 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Administrator
3 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Junior
4 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Java SE
1 4 (14.29%) Java EE
1 4 (14.29%) Java EE 5
2 2 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) XSD
3 1 (3.57%) XSLT
3 1 (3.57%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (64.29%) Clustering
2 13 (46.43%) CLARiiON
3 5 (17.86%) Blackberry
3 5 (17.86%) Replication
4 1 (3.57%) Firmware
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Linux
2 17 (60.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (53.57%) UNIX
4 14 (50.00%) HPUX
4 14 (50.00%) Solaris
5 11 (39.29%) VMS
6 10 (35.71%) Windows
7 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Load Balancing
2 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
2 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
2 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
3 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (7.14%) Database Security
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (3.57%) Service Management
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.57%) Scrum
4 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.57%) SOA
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) Perl
2 5 (17.86%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 22 (78.57%) OCP
3 7 (25.00%) Degree
4 6 (21.43%) Sun Certification
5 4 (14.29%) OCAJ
6 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 13 (46.43%) VMware ESX
2 11 (39.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 11 (39.29%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 5 (17.86%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Data Guard
2 4 (14.29%) MIIS
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.57%) SCCM
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Red Hat
2 14 (50.00%) Sun
2 14 (50.00%) HP
2 14 (50.00%) Veritas
3 13 (46.43%) F5
3 13 (46.43%) VMware
3 13 (46.43%) EMC
3 13 (46.43%) Cisco
4 12 (42.86%) Oracle
5 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.57%) Websense
6 1 (3.57%) Remedy
6 1 (3.57%) Sophos
6 1 (3.57%) BMC
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix
6 1 (3.57%) Altiris