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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 578 527 506
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -21
Contract jobs citing OCP 9 39 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.077% 0.055%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.077% 0.39% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 21 12
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£340 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £303 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £425 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.13% -7.85%
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
11644 9954 8325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.15% 19.61% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6740 5367 4429
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 472 493
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

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 3 March 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 25 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 3 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -38 7 £340 -15.00% 2
London -7 4 £325 -20.73% 2
City of London +10 2 £325 -19.60% 1
Scotland 0 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
South East -23 1 £375 +15.38%
Hampshire -26 1 £375 +15.38%
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Isle of Man - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Derby - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Staines - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 23 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 22 (95.65%) Oracle
3 16 (69.57%) Oracle Database
4 14 (60.87%) SQL
5 13 (56.52%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (52.17%) Linux
7 10 (43.48%) Finance
8 9 (39.13%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
9 8 (34.78%) PL/SQL
9 8 (34.78%) Data Guard
10 7 (30.43%) Degree
10 7 (30.43%) UNIX
11 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
11 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
11 6 (26.09%) High Availability
11 6 (26.09%) Replication
11 6 (26.09%) Banking
12 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (21.74%) Java
13 4 (17.39%) ITIL
13 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
13 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
13 4 (17.39%) Migration
13 4 (17.39%) OCA
14 3 (13.04%) Service Management
14 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
14 3 (13.04%) VMware
14 3 (13.04%) Oracle RMAN

OCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (8.70%) JBoss
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) LDAP
1 2 (8.70%) DHCP
1 2 (8.70%) Kerberos
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
1 2 (8.70%) SAN
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (69.57%) Oracle Database
2 9 (39.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
3 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (13.04%) RDBMS
4 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
5 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
5 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (4.35%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (4.35%) MySQL
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Toad
1 1 (4.35%) ClearQuest
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Billing
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.35%) German Language
4 1 (4.35%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) DBA
1 15 (65.22%) Oracle DBA
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.35%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Java Programmer
4 1 (4.35%) Voice Architect
4 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL DBA
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Data Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) Java SE
2 2 (8.70%) Java EE
2 2 (8.70%) Java EE 5
2 2 (8.70%) JPA
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) J2EE
2 2 (8.70%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) Flash
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Replication
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Statistics
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) UNIX
3 3 (13.04%) Solaris
4 2 (8.70%) AIX
4 2 (8.70%) VME
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) HPUX
5 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) High Availability
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (13.04%) Service Management
4 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.70%) Database Security
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.35%) Analytics
6 1 (4.35%) Change Control
6 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.35%) Information Security
6 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.35%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) PL/SQL
3 5 (21.74%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) COBOL
5 1 (4.35%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) VB
5 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.35%) VBA
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 7 (30.43%) Degree
3 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) OCA
5 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) OCAJ
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (4.35%) VCP4
7 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) IBM Certification
7 1 (4.35%) MCITP
7 1 (4.35%) MCP
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (8.70%) NFS
3 2 (8.70%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Data Guard
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (8.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds
4 2 (8.70%) EnterpriseDB
4 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 2 (8.70%) Sun
4 2 (8.70%) EMC
4 2 (8.70%) CommVault
4 2 (8.70%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) Veritas
5 1 (4.35%) Cognos
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) Informatica
5 1 (4.35%) Huawei