The first table below looks at the demand for OCP in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OCP over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 578 559 561
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs citing OCP 12 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.022% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.12% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 16
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £285 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £315 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £333
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -9.77%
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
10437 9063 9816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.08% 17.78% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5894 4875 5067
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 500 612
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.87 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -0.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%

OCP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OCP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OCP
Daily Rate Trend

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

OCP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OCP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OCP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

OCP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OCP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OCP within the UK.

OCP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OCP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 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 -14 11 £424 +41.33% 9
London +11 6 £424 - 3
South East -12 2 £381 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 - - 1
East of England - 2 - - 1
Leeds +6 1 - - 2
Yorkshire +2 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire +1 1 - - 2
Hampshire - 1 £288 -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
East Kilbride - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Derby - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OCP 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 OCP.

1 50 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 44 (88.00%) Oracle
3 39 (78.00%) Oracle Database
4 28 (56.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 26 (52.00%) Data Guard
6 25 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
7 24 (48.00%) SQL Server
7 24 (48.00%) ITIL
7 24 (48.00%) Linux
7 24 (48.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (42.00%) Oracle RAC
9 20 (40.00%) UNIX
10 19 (38.00%) Windows
11 18 (36.00%) SQL
12 17 (34.00%) Red Hat
13 16 (32.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (30.00%) Degree
15 14 (28.00%) OCA
15 14 (28.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 14 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
15 14 (28.00%) Finance
16 13 (26.00%) EMC
16 13 (26.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 12 (24.00%) Performance Tuning
17 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
17 12 (24.00%) Perl
18 11 (22.00%) Solaris
19 10 (20.00%) HP
19 10 (20.00%) Service Management
19 10 (20.00%) Capacity Planning

OCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OCP 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 OCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (18.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.00%) Apache
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Spatial
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (2.00%) IIS
5 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) NAS
1 5 (10.00%) SAN
2 4 (8.00%) LDAP
3 3 (6.00%) DHCP
3 3 (6.00%) DNS
4 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (78.00%) Oracle Database
2 28 (56.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 24 (48.00%) SQL Server
3 24 (48.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (32.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (18.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (14.00%) Relational Database
7 7 (14.00%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (14.00%) RDBMS
8 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (10.00%) Oracle Exadata
9 5 (10.00%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (8.00%) VLDB
10 4 (8.00%) MySQL
11 3 (6.00%) Oracle OWB
11 3 (6.00%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) JDeveloper
2 1 (2.00%) MSI
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (50.00%) DBA
2 20 (40.00%) Oracle DBA
3 9 (18.00%) Administrator
4 8 (16.00%) Consultant
5 6 (12.00%) Oracle Consultant
6 5 (10.00%) Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Senior DBA
7 4 (8.00%) SQL DBA
8 3 (6.00%) Senior SQL DBA
8 3 (6.00%) Java Programmer
8 3 (6.00%) UNIX Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Oracle DBA
8 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (6.00%) Programmer
9 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) IT Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) SQL Server DBA
9 2 (4.00%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Java EE 5
1 5 (10.00%) Java SE
1 5 (10.00%) Java EE
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle Streams
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (6.00%) WebCenter
3 3 (6.00%) Middleware
4 2 (4.00%) Web Services
4 2 (4.00%) XSLT
5 1 (2.00%) GWT
5 1 (2.00%) Silverlight
5 1 (2.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Clustering
2 7 (14.00%) Replication
3 5 (10.00%) CLARiiON
4 3 (6.00%) PKI
4 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.00%) HACMP
5 2 (4.00%) Grid Computing
5 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.00%) Linux
2 20 (40.00%) UNIX
3 19 (38.00%) Windows
4 13 (26.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (22.00%) Solaris
6 6 (12.00%) HPUX
7 5 (10.00%) VMS
8 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (8.00%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (6.00%) CentOS
9 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (4.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.00%) ITIL
2 14 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (24.00%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (20.00%) Service Management
4 10 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (12.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (12.00%) Database Security
6 5 (10.00%) Database Tuning
6 5 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 5 (10.00%) Migration
7 4 (8.00%) ERP
7 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
7 4 (8.00%) SOA
7 4 (8.00%) Data Analysis
7 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.00%) High Availability
8 3 (6.00%) BPEL
8 3 (6.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.00%) SQL
2 12 (24.00%) Perl
3 9 (18.00%) Shell Script
3 9 (18.00%) PL/SQL
4 8 (16.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (12.00%) Java
6 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.00%) XQuery
8 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 15 (30.00%) Degree
3 14 (28.00%) OCA
4 5 (10.00%) OCAJ
5 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.00%) MCSA
5 4 (8.00%) MCITP
5 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.00%) RHCE
7 2 (4.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 21 (42.00%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (16.00%) VMware ESX
4 7 (14.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (10.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (6.00%) vSphere
7 2 (4.00%) SRDF
8 1 (2.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 26 (52.00%) Data Guard
2 14 (28.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle Statspack
3 4 (8.00%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (6.00%) SCCM
4 3 (6.00%) SCOM
4 3 (6.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (6.00%) Legato
4 3 (6.00%) Tivoli
5 2 (4.00%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 44 (88.00%) Oracle
2 17 (34.00%) Red Hat
3 13 (26.00%) EMC
4 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (20.00%) HP
6 9 (18.00%) VMware
7 5 (10.00%) F5
7 5 (10.00%) Sun
7 5 (10.00%) Cisco
7 5 (10.00%) Veritas
8 4 (8.00%) SAP
9 3 (6.00%) IBM
10 1 (2.00%) Cognos
10 1 (2.00%) JBoss
10 1 (2.00%) Primavera