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 17 January 2017 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
UK
Rank 588 603 604
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs citing OCP 7 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.030% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.077% 0.14% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 6
Median daily rate £450 £360 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +12.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £299
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +17.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
9129 10493 10262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.39% 21.03% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5787 6368 6017
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 498 495
Median hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +93.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.05 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +105.26%

OCP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCP within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 5 £450 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
Sheffield - 2 £450 -
Leeds - 2 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
London +8 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £350 -
North West - 1 £350 -

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OCP.

1 22 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 20 (90.91%) Oracle
3 17 (77.27%) Oracle Database
4 15 (68.18%) SQL
5 12 (54.55%) Linux
6 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 11 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (45.45%) Data Guard
7 10 (45.45%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
8 9 (40.91%) ITIL
9 8 (36.36%) PL/SQL
9 8 (36.36%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (31.82%) Database Security
10 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
10 7 (31.82%) Shell Script
10 7 (31.82%) Oracle RMAN
10 7 (31.82%) Replication
10 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (27.27%) Clustering
11 6 (27.27%) Finance
11 6 (27.27%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (27.27%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (27.27%) Oracle EBS R12
12 5 (22.73%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (22.73%) IBM Certification
12 5 (22.73%) WebLogic

OCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (22.73%) WebLogic
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DWDM
1 2 (9.09%) SDH
1 2 (9.09%) VLAN
1 2 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (77.27%) Oracle Database
2 11 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 11 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 8 (36.36%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (9.09%) DTS
6 2 (9.09%) MySQL
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
7 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) DBA
2 17 (77.27%) Oracle DBA
3 7 (31.82%) SQL DBA
4 5 (22.73%) Administrator
4 5 (22.73%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 4 (18.18%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
7 1 (4.55%) Database Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Fault Management Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Replication
2 6 (27.27%) Clustering
3 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
4 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (22.73%) Windows
4 4 (18.18%) Unix
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (40.91%) ITIL
3 7 (31.82%) Database Security
4 4 (18.18%) Capacity Management
4 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (18.18%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) Database Tuning
5 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (13.64%) High Availability
5 3 (13.64%) Presales
6 2 (9.09%) Change Control
6 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) SOA
7 1 (4.55%) Dashboard Development
7 1 (4.55%) ETL
7 1 (4.55%) Fault Management
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.55%) Remediation Plan
7 1 (4.55%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) PL/SQL
3 7 (31.82%) Shell Script
4 4 (18.18%) C
5 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.55%) Java
6 1 (4.55%) Perl
6 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (22.73%) IBM Certification
4 4 (18.18%) Degree
4 4 (18.18%) MCITP
5 2 (9.09%) MCDBA
5 2 (9.09%) MCSE
6 1 (4.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (22.73%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) Data Guard
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Oracle
2 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
4 5 (22.73%) IBM
5 2 (9.09%) Nortel
5 2 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (4.55%) Remedy