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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 596 621 612
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -9
Contract jobs citing OCP 51 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.021% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 4 12
Median daily rate £350 £344 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -19.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £310 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -

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
11746 10607 10582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.89% 18.90% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7318 6199 6096
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £548 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 451 555 496
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £44.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +12.50%

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 30 June 2016.

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 20 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 30 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +42 42 £350 +3.70% 4
South East - 12 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 10 £375 -
Solihull - 10 - - 1
Oxford - 10 £375 -
West Midlands - 10 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -49 9 £300 -
North East -49 9 £300 -
Tyne and Wear -53 9 £300 -
London +18 8 £425 +33.85% 2
City of London +59 6 £388 +30.25% 2
Scotland -6 6 £320 -8.57%
North West -8 3 £340 -
Erskine - 3 £320 -
Manchester - 3 £340 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £320 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £450 -
Wokingham - 1 - -

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 67 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 66 (98.51%) Oracle
3 55 (82.09%) Oracle Database
4 50 (74.63%) Oracle RAC
5 44 (65.67%) Linux
6 33 (49.25%) Oracle RMAN
7 32 (47.76%) SQL Server
8 31 (46.27%) Unix
9 30 (44.78%) Data Guard
10 27 (40.30%) Shell Script
11 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
12 24 (35.82%) SC Cleared
12 24 (35.82%) Relational Database
13 23 (34.33%) RDBMS
14 22 (32.84%) ITIL
14 22 (32.84%) SQL
15 20 (29.85%) Oracle Database 10g
15 20 (29.85%) Oracle Database 11g
16 18 (26.87%) Replication
16 18 (26.87%) Performance Tuning
17 16 (23.88%) Windows
18 15 (22.39%) MySQL
18 15 (22.39%) PL/SQL
18 15 (22.39%) Clustering
18 15 (22.39%) Degree
18 15 (22.39%) Capacity Management
19 14 (20.90%) Database Tuning
19 14 (20.90%) Oracle EBS R12
19 14 (20.90%) Oracle Applications
19 14 (20.90%) Oracle 11i

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 13 (19.40%) WebLogic
2 12 (17.91%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.49%) JBoss
4 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (20.90%) Oracle 11i
1 14 (20.90%) Oracle Applications
1 14 (20.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 13 (19.40%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (82.09%) Oracle Database
2 32 (47.76%) SQL Server
3 24 (35.82%) Relational Database
4 23 (34.33%) RDBMS
5 20 (29.85%) Oracle Database 10g
5 20 (29.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (22.39%) MySQL
7 11 (16.42%) Oracle BI EE
7 11 (16.42%) Oracle Database 12c
7 11 (16.42%) Oracle Discoverer
8 5 (7.46%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (5.97%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.99%) HP UFT
2 2 (2.99%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.49%) JUnit
General
1 13 (19.40%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.46%) Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (79.10%) DBA
2 48 (71.64%) Oracle DBA
3 20 (29.85%) Administrator
4 12 (17.91%) SC Cleared DBA
5 9 (13.43%) Developer
6 8 (11.94%) Java Developer
6 8 (11.94%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 5 (7.46%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (5.97%) Senior DBA
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Oracle DBA
9 3 (4.48%) Applications Consultant
9 3 (4.48%) Consultant
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Linux Administrator
9 3 (4.48%) SQL DBA
10 2 (2.99%) Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Architect
10 2 (2.99%) SQL Server DBA
10 2 (2.99%) Test Leader
10 2 (2.99%) Unix Administrator
10 2 (2.99%) Unix DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) Java EE
1 8 (11.94%) Java EE 5
1 8 (11.94%) Java SE
1 8 (11.94%) Web Services
2 5 (7.46%) Castor
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (2.99%) Middleware
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.49%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.49%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.87%) Replication
2 15 (22.39%) Clustering
3 8 (11.94%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.99%) Psychology
4 2 (2.99%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 44 (65.67%) Linux
2 31 (46.27%) Unix
3 16 (23.88%) Windows
4 8 (11.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (10.45%) Solaris
6 4 (5.97%) AIX
7 1 (1.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) ITIL
2 18 (26.87%) Performance Tuning
3 15 (22.39%) Capacity Management
4 14 (20.90%) Database Tuning
5 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (14.93%) SDLC
5 10 (14.93%) Test Scripting
6 8 (11.94%) Integration Testing
6 8 (11.94%) Migration
7 7 (10.45%) High Availability
8 5 (7.46%) Database Security
8 5 (7.46%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
10 3 (4.48%) Presales
10 3 (4.48%) SOA
11 2 (2.99%) Change Management
11 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (2.99%) ERP
11 2 (2.99%) Load Balancing
11 2 (2.99%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.30%) Shell Script
2 22 (32.84%) SQL
3 15 (22.39%) PL/SQL
4 10 (14.93%) Java
5 4 (5.97%) C
6 2 (2.99%) Perl
6 2 (2.99%) Python
7 1 (1.49%) Korn
7 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
3 24 (35.82%) SC Cleared
4 15 (22.39%) Degree
5 8 (11.94%) OCA
5 8 (11.94%) OCAJ
6 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.48%) IBM Certification
7 3 (4.48%) MCITP
7 3 (4.48%) RHCE
8 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.99%) MCP
8 2 (2.99%) SAP Certification
9 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (74.63%) Oracle RAC
2 11 (16.42%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (49.25%) Oracle RMAN
2 30 (44.78%) Data Guard
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 66 (98.51%) Oracle
2 10 (14.93%) Red Hat
3 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.48%) IBM
4 3 (4.48%) Informatica
4 3 (4.48%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.99%) F5
5 2 (2.99%) HP
5 2 (2.99%) SAP
5 2 (2.99%) VMware