The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 564 523 502
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -21
Contract jobs citing OCP 7 36 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.074% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.069% 0.39% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 15
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£333 £398 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.35% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £309 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £419 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £311 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.59% -11.28%
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
10103 9219 8075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.17% 18.88% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 4996 4268
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 417 563
Average hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 28 January 2015.

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 24 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 28 January 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 -48 6 £340 -14.46% 8
London -2 4 £333 -17.59% 5
City of London +14 2 £325 -18.75% 2
Edinburgh - 1 £285 -
Scotland - 1 £285 -
Greenwich - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Camberley - - - - 2
Derby - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Isle of Man - - - - 1
South East - - - - 3
Nottingham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Staines - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 20 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 19 (95.00%) Oracle
3 15 (75.00%) Oracle Database
4 12 (60.00%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (50.00%) SQL
6 9 (45.00%) Linux
6 9 (45.00%) Finance
7 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (35.00%) PL/SQL
8 7 (35.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (35.00%) Data Guard
9 6 (30.00%) Banking
9 6 (30.00%) Replication
9 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
10 5 (25.00%) UNIX
10 5 (25.00%) Java
10 5 (25.00%) Degree
10 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 5 (25.00%) High Availability
11 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
11 4 (20.00%) OCA
11 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (20.00%) Migration
11 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 4 (20.00%) RDBMS
12 3 (15.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (15.00%) Scrum
12 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
12 3 (15.00%) Web Services

OCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 2 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 10 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (35.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (20.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (5.00%) MySQL
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (5.00%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) ClearQuest
1 1 (5.00%) Toad
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Billing
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) German Language
4 1 (5.00%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Oracle DBA
1 14 (70.00%) DBA
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Data Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) Java EE 5
2 2 (10.00%) JPA
2 2 (10.00%) Java SE
2 2 (10.00%) Java EE
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) J2EE
3 1 (5.00%) Flash
3 1 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Replication
2 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Statistics
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (10.00%) VME
3 2 (10.00%) Solaris
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows
4 1 (5.00%) AIX
4 1 (5.00%) HPUX
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) High Availability
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Scrum
3 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Database Security
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) ITSM
5 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Data Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) PL/SQL
3 5 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) COBOL
5 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) VB
5 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.00%) VBA
5 1 (5.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) OCA
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) OCAJ
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.00%) IBM Certification
5 1 (5.00%) MCP
5 1 (5.00%) MCITP
5 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Data Guard
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) EnterpriseDB
3 2 (10.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) Sun
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Informatica
4 1 (5.00%) Veritas
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) Cognos
4 1 (5.00%) Huawei