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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 596 584 543
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -41
Contract jobs citing OCA 4 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.020% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.037% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 7
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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 £260 -
% change year-on-year
+45.13% -
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
10726 10600 8778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.22% 19.46% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6064 6039 4703
Average daily rate £390 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
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 517 536 472
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+29.50% -21.73%

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 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 1 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 -15 4 £377 +16.11% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 3 - -
Tyne and Wear +5 3 - -
North East -3 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £377 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £377 - 1
East of England - 1 £377 - 1

OCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 7 (100.00%) Oracle
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
3 5 (71.43%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) OCP
3 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (57.14%) OCAJ
4 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 4 (57.14%) Java EE 5
4 4 (57.14%) Java SE
4 4 (57.14%) Java EE
4 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
4 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
4 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) RDBMS
4 4 (57.14%) Manufacturing
5 3 (42.86%) Linux
6 2 (28.57%) JBoss
6 2 (28.57%) SOAP
6 2 (28.57%) COBOL
6 2 (28.57%) J2EE
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) Private Cloud
6 2 (28.57%) Degree
6 2 (28.57%) JPA
6 2 (28.57%) EnterpriseDB
6 2 (28.57%) VME

OCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (28.57%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SSH
1 1 (14.29%) PuTTY
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) Telnet
1 1 (14.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (14.29%) Toad
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Java EE 5
1 4 (57.14%) Java SE
1 4 (57.14%) Java EE
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) J2EE
2 2 (28.57%) JPA
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 2 (28.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) VME
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) COBOL
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (71.43%) OCP
3 4 (57.14%) OCAJ
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (14.29%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) EnterpriseDB
3 1 (14.29%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (14.29%) Teradata
3 1 (14.29%) HP
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