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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 615 609 572
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -37
Contract jobs citing OCA 11 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.006% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.029% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 11
Average daily rate £350 £315 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -22.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £291 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £424 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +57.50%
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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 11 February 2016.

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 7 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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 11 £350 -8.67%
North East -11 8 £310 -31.33%
Tyne and Wear -20 8 £310 -31.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 8 £310 -31.33%
South East - 3 £375 -
Hampshire - 3 £375 -
Winchester - 2 £400 -

OCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 25 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 24 (96.00%) Oracle
3 22 (88.00%) OCP
4 20 (80.00%) Java
5 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (68.00%) Finance
6 17 (68.00%) Java SE
6 17 (68.00%) OCAJ
7 15 (60.00%) Java EE
7 15 (60.00%) Manufacturing
7 15 (60.00%) SQL Server
7 15 (60.00%) Web Services
7 15 (60.00%) RDBMS
7 15 (60.00%) Integration Testing
7 15 (60.00%) Test Scripting
7 15 (60.00%) Java EE 5
7 15 (60.00%) Mobile App
7 15 (60.00%) Relational Database
7 15 (60.00%) SDLC
8 14 (56.00%) Mentoring
8 14 (56.00%) Degree
9 6 (24.00%) Linux
10 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
11 4 (16.00%) Solaris
12 3 (12.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (12.00%) JBoss
12 3 (12.00%) MySQL
12 3 (12.00%) JUnit
12 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
12 3 (12.00%) SQL

OCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (12.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
1 2 (8.00%) LDAP
1 2 (8.00%) PuTTY
1 2 (8.00%) SSH
1 2 (8.00%) Telnet
2 1 (4.00%) NAS
2 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (60.00%) RDBMS
1 15 (60.00%) Relational Database
1 15 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) MySQL
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (12.00%) Checkstyle
1 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (12.00%) FindBugs
1 3 (12.00%) JUnit
1 3 (12.00%) Subversion
2 2 (8.00%) Gradle
2 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) Selenium
2 2 (8.00%) Toad
3 1 (4.00%) Artifactory
General
1 17 (68.00%) Finance
2 15 (60.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Developer
2 16 (64.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (12.00%) DBA
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Integration Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Java Applications Developer
5 1 (4.00%) MySQL DBA
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (68.00%) Java SE
2 15 (60.00%) Java EE
2 15 (60.00%) Java EE 5
2 15 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (12.00%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (12.00%) Apache Camel
3 3 (12.00%) Spring
4 2 (8.00%) .NET
4 2 (8.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (8.00%) NHibernate
4 2 (8.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Solaris
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 15 (60.00%) SDLC
2 15 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 14 (56.00%) Mentoring
4 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.00%) High Availability
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (12.00%) Scrum
5 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.00%) Change Control
6 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (8.00%) Identity Management
6 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.00%) UML
7 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 22 (88.00%) OCP
3 17 (68.00%) OCAJ
4 14 (56.00%) Degree
5 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.00%) RHCSA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Clusterware
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Data Guard
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (8.00%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (8.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (8.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.00%) SevOne
3 1 (4.00%) Veritas
3 1 (4.00%) VMware