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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 603 566 593
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +27
Contract jobs citing OCP 3 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.049% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.027% 0.28% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 11
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£425 £318 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.85% -23.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £318 £279
% change year-on-year
+33.85% +13.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -

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
11008 9153 10328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.15% 17.33% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6126 5088 5351
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 438 630
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -15.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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
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 September 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 -25 2 £363 +14.17% 10
Leeds +2 1 £425 +54.54%
West Yorkshire 0 1 £425 +54.54%
Yorkshire -2 1 £425 +54.54% 1
West Midlands -19 1 £300 -5.51%
City of London - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 4
Scotland - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
London - - - - 4
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
East Kilbride - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 3
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 24 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 23 (95.83%) Oracle
3 21 (87.50%) Oracle Database
4 16 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
4 16 (66.67%) Data Guard
5 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
6 14 (58.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 13 (54.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (50.00%) ITIL
8 12 (50.00%) Linux
8 12 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
9 10 (41.67%) UNIX
9 10 (41.67%) SQL
9 10 (41.67%) Red Hat
9 10 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (37.50%) Windows
10 9 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (29.17%) Degree
12 7 (29.17%) Finance
13 6 (25.00%) Replication
13 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
13 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
13 6 (25.00%) RDBMS
13 6 (25.00%) T-SQL
13 6 (25.00%) Perl

OCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (16.67%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) LDAP
2 2 (8.33%) DHCP
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (87.50%) Oracle Database
2 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 14 (58.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (25.00%) RDBMS
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (16.67%) VLDB
9 3 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (12.50%) MySQL
10 2 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) DBA
2 11 (45.83%) Oracle DBA
3 8 (33.33%) Administrator
4 4 (16.67%) Senior DBA
4 4 (16.67%) SQL DBA
5 3 (12.50%) Senior SQL DBA
6 2 (8.33%) Linux Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Database Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Java Programmer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior SQL Server DBA
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (8.33%) Programmer
6 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.17%) Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Streams
2 2 (8.33%) Java EE 5
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) Java SE
2 2 (8.33%) Java EE
3 1 (4.17%) Silverlight
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (4.17%) GWT
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Replication
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) PKI
3 2 (8.33%) HACMP
3 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.17%) DTV
4 1 (4.17%) Grid Computing
4 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Linux
2 10 (41.67%) UNIX
3 9 (37.50%) Windows
4 6 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (12.50%) Solaris
7 2 (8.33%) CentOS
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (8.33%) AIX
8 1 (4.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (50.00%) ITIL
3 10 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (20.83%) Service Management
5 5 (20.83%) Database Tuning
6 4 (16.67%) Database Security
6 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.33%) ERP
8 2 (8.33%) Migration
9 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
9 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
9 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
9 1 (4.17%) System Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (25.00%) Perl
3 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 3 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 7 (29.17%) Degree
3 5 (20.83%) OCA
4 4 (16.67%) MCITP
4 4 (16.67%) MCSA
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (8.33%) RHCE
5 2 (8.33%) OCAJ
5 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
2 12 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (8.33%) SRDF
4 2 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (66.67%) Data Guard
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle Statspack
2 4 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 2 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (8.33%) SCCM
4 2 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (95.83%) Oracle
2 10 (41.67%) Red Hat
3 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.83%) HP
4 4 (16.67%) EMC
5 3 (12.50%) SAP
6 2 (8.33%) VMware
6 2 (8.33%) IBM
7 1 (4.17%) JBoss