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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 567 527 564
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +37
Contract jobs citing OCP 36 25 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.051% 0.046%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.28% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 10
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £314 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £446 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -3.33%
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
11153 8834 10500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.40% 18.18% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6292 4675 5421
Average daily rate £375 £363 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 493 576
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.44 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -27 35 £400 - 13
London -32 17 £400 - 8
South East -5 8 £350 +12.90% 1
Hampshire +3 7 £338 +8.87%
South West -16 4 £425 -
City of London -9 3 £400 +18.51% 2
Wiltshire -18 1 - -
East of England -33 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
North West - 1 £325 -
Kent - 1 £475 -
Dundee - 1 - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Leeds - - - - 2
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
South Coast - - - -

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 72 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 60 (83.33%) Oracle
3 54 (75.00%) Oracle Database
4 41 (56.94%) UNIX
5 40 (55.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 39 (54.17%) Oracle Database 10g
7 36 (50.00%) Linux
8 31 (43.06%) Data Guard
9 29 (40.28%) Windows
10 28 (38.89%) SQL
10 28 (38.89%) Oracle RAC
11 27 (37.50%) ITIL
11 27 (37.50%) Solaris
12 25 (34.72%) Oracle RMAN
13 22 (30.56%) OCA
13 22 (30.56%) Red Hat
14 21 (29.17%) SQL Server
15 20 (27.78%) Perl
15 20 (27.78%) HP
15 20 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (26.39%) EMC
16 19 (26.39%) VMware
16 19 (26.39%) Clustering
17 18 (25.00%) SAN
18 17 (23.61%) Shell Script
18 17 (23.61%) HPUX
19 16 (22.22%) Sun
19 16 (22.22%) Veritas
19 16 (22.22%) Finance
19 16 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008

OCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (13.89%) WebLogic
2 6 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
3 5 (6.94%) Oracle Spatial
4 4 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (2.78%) IIS
5 2 (2.78%) Apache
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (1.39%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (8.33%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (6.94%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (6.94%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.00%) SAN
2 14 (19.44%) NAS
3 2 (2.78%) LDAP
3 2 (2.78%) DNS
3 2 (2.78%) DHCP
4 1 (1.39%) Internet
4 1 (1.39%) Firewall
4 1 (1.39%) LAN
4 1 (1.39%) HTTP
4 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 40 (55.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 39 (54.17%) Oracle Database 10g
4 21 (29.17%) SQL Server
5 16 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (11.11%) RDBMS
7 8 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (11.11%) Relational Database
8 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
9 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (4.17%) Oracle Exadata
11 3 (4.17%) Oracle OWB
11 3 (4.17%) MySQL
12 2 (2.78%) VLDB
12 2 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
13 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) JDeveloper
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Marketing
3 1 (1.39%) Electronics
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (54.17%) DBA
2 37 (51.39%) Oracle DBA
3 7 (9.72%) UNIX Engineer
3 7 (9.72%) Consultant
3 7 (9.72%) Administrator
3 7 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) Developer
4 6 (8.33%) Senior DBA
4 6 (8.33%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 5 (6.94%) Oracle Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) SQL DBA
6 4 (5.56%) Senior SQL DBA
7 3 (4.17%) Senior SQL Server DBA
7 3 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (4.17%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.78%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) IT Consultant
8 2 (2.78%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) POSIX
2 4 (5.56%) Java SE
2 4 (5.56%) Java EE
2 4 (5.56%) Java EE 5
3 3 (4.17%) WebCenter
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle Streams
3 3 (4.17%) Middleware
3 3 (4.17%) Web Services
3 3 (4.17%) XSLT
4 2 (2.78%) .NET
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.39%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.39%) WSH
5 1 (1.39%) WSDL
5 1 (1.39%) XML
5 1 (1.39%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.39%) Clustering
2 13 (18.06%) CLARiiON
3 6 (8.33%) Replication
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.39%) PKI
4 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.39%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.39%) DTV
4 1 (1.39%) HACMP
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 41 (56.94%) UNIX
2 36 (50.00%) Linux
3 29 (40.28%) Windows
4 27 (37.50%) Solaris
5 20 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (23.61%) HPUX
7 11 (15.28%) VMS
8 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (9.72%) AIX
9 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.78%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.39%) CentOS
12 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (37.50%) ITIL
2 15 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
3 14 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (18.06%) Load Balancing
5 11 (15.28%) Migration
5 11 (15.28%) Service Management
5 11 (15.28%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (11.11%) Database Security
7 6 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.33%) Database Tuning
8 5 (6.94%) Data Management
8 5 (6.94%) Data Modelling
8 5 (6.94%) SOA
9 4 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.56%) Project Management
9 4 (5.56%) Performance Management
10 3 (4.17%) High Availability
10 3 (4.17%) Data Protection
10 3 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (4.17%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.89%) SQL
2 20 (27.78%) Perl
3 17 (23.61%) Shell Script
4 15 (20.83%) PL/SQL
5 7 (9.72%) T-SQL
6 6 (8.33%) Java
6 6 (8.33%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.78%) XQuery
8 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 72 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 22 (30.56%) OCA
3 13 (18.06%) Degree
4 8 (11.11%) Sun Certification
5 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
6 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 5 (6.94%) MCITP
7 5 (6.94%) MCSA
8 4 (5.56%) OCAJ
9 2 (2.78%) RHCE
10 1 (1.39%) CCNA
10 1 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.39%) CCEA
10 1 (1.39%) CISSP
10 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.39%) MCSE
10 1 (1.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (38.89%) Oracle RAC
2 25 (34.72%) Oracle RMAN
3 15 (20.83%) VMware ESX
4 14 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (15.28%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (15.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
7 1 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.39%) SRDF
7 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (43.06%) Data Guard
2 12 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (4.17%) Legato
3 3 (4.17%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Statspack
4 2 (2.78%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (2.78%) SCCM
4 2 (2.78%) SCOM
5 1 (1.39%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.39%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.39%) MOM
5 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 60 (83.33%) Oracle
2 22 (30.56%) Red Hat
3 20 (27.78%) HP
4 19 (26.39%) EMC
4 19 (26.39%) VMware
5 16 (22.22%) Sun
5 16 (22.22%) Veritas
6 13 (18.06%) F5
6 13 (18.06%) Cisco
7 10 (13.89%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.17%) IBM
9 2 (2.78%) SAP
10 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.39%) Altiris
10 1 (1.39%) Websense
10 1 (1.39%) Primavera
10 1 (1.39%) BMC
10 1 (1.39%) NetApp
10 1 (1.39%) Remedy
10 1 (1.39%) Sophos
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