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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Rank 589 559 568
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +9
Contract jobs citing OCA 1 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.027% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.010% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 8
Average daily rate
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£330 £385 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.35% +6.25%
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
10372 9089 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 17.77% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5829 4872 5102
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 499 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 17 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 August 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
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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 -16 1 £330 -14.28% 5
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
London - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
South East - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -

OCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 9 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) OCP
3 5 (55.56%) Degree
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (33.33%) MySQL
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) Clustering
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (33.33%) Data Guard
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
6 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
6 2 (22.22%) Database Security
6 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 2 (22.22%) Java EE 5
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) OCAJ

OCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) MySQL
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (11.11%) DataStage
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Back Office
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Java Programmer
1 2 (22.22%) Database Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Programmer
1 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Junior
2 1 (11.11%) DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
2 1 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Java EE 5
1 2 (22.22%) Java SE
1 2 (22.22%) Java EE
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) GWT
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 2 (22.22%) Replication
2 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
3 1 (11.11%) Firmware
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (11.11%) HPUX
5 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Database Security
2 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) BPEL
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (55.56%) OCP
2 5 (55.56%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) OCAJ
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Data Guard
2 2 (22.22%) MIIS
3 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) Teradata