The table below looks at the statistics for OCAJ in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OCAJ over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Associate Java (formerly Sun Certified Java Associate (SCJA))
Rank 580 563 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing OCAJ 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.006% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.008% 0.030% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£451 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.74% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £200 -
% change year-on-year
+125.74% -
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
11771 9919 8306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.41% 19.59% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6838 5340 4439
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 463 489
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.51 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

OCAJ
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OCAJ within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

OCAJ Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OCAJ
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OCAJ within the UK.

OCAJ Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OCAJ
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCAJ within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 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 -6 1 £451 +125.74%
Manchester - - - -
North West - - - -

OCAJ
Top 29 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OCAJ 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 OCAJ.

1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) JBoss
1 2 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (100.00%) OCP
1 2 (100.00%) OCA
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Java SE
1 2 (100.00%) Java EE
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) VME
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (100.00%) Java EE 5
1 2 (100.00%) JPA
1 2 (100.00%) EnterpriseDB
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared

OCAJ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OCAJ 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 OCAJ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Java SE
1 2 (100.00%) Java EE
1 2 (100.00%) Java EE 5
1 2 (100.00%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
1 2 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) OCP
1 2 (100.00%) OCA
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) EnterpriseDB