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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 594 532 515
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -17
Contract jobs citing OCP 14 37 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.072% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.40% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 17
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£325 £323 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -24.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £246 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £427 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £318 £388
% change year-on-year
-1.57% -18.06%
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
11413 9164 8889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.63% 17.73% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6633 5091 4657
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 547 394 612
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 18 December 2014.

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 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 18 December 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 -53 11 £340 +5.42% 5
London +17 6 £405 +3.18% 3
City of London +12 3 £308 -22.15%
West Midlands -5 2 £319 +0.39%
East of England -5 1 - -
South East -44 1 £275 +7.84%
Scotland - 1 £285 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £285 -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Derby - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Staines - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Greenwich - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Isle of Man - - - -
Midlands - - - -

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 17 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 15 (88.24%) Oracle
3 12 (70.59%) Oracle Database
4 10 (58.82%) SQL
5 9 (52.94%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (47.06%) Linux
7 7 (41.18%) PL/SQL
7 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
7 7 (41.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (41.18%) Data Guard
8 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
8 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
9 5 (29.41%) UNIX
9 5 (29.41%) Finance
9 5 (29.41%) Degree
10 4 (23.53%) Java
10 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
10 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (17.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (17.65%) RDBMS
11 3 (17.65%) OCA
11 3 (17.65%) Migration
11 3 (17.65%) Scrum
11 3 (17.65%) Replication
11 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (17.65%) Banking
11 3 (17.65%) Database Security
11 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
12 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning

OCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) JBoss
1 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) Oracle Database
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (17.65%) RDBMS
4 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
5 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (5.88%) MySQL
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Toad
1 1 (5.88%) ClearQuest
1 1 (5.88%) MSI
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.88%) German Language
4 1 (5.88%) Russian Language
4 1 (5.88%) Billing
4 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Oracle DBA
1 11 (64.71%) DBA
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Data Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) Flash
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) Java SE
2 1 (5.88%) Java EE
2 1 (5.88%) Java EE 5
2 1 (5.88%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Replication
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Statistics
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) UNIX
3 2 (11.76%) Solaris
4 1 (5.88%) Windows
4 1 (5.88%) AIX
4 1 (5.88%) HPUX
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) VME
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Migration
1 3 (17.65%) Scrum
1 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (17.65%) Database Security
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (11.76%) High Availability
2 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Service Management
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.88%) CRM
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.88%) ITSM
3 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.88%) Time Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) PL/SQL
3 4 (23.53%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) COBOL
4 1 (5.88%) VB
4 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.88%) VBA
4 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) Degree
4 3 (17.65%) OCA
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) MCP
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.88%) IBM Certification
6 1 (5.88%) OCAJ
6 1 (5.88%) MCITP
6 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Data Guard
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) Sun
4 1 (5.88%) Cognos
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Informatica
4 1 (5.88%) Veritas
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) Huawei
4 1 (5.88%) EnterpriseDB