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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 620 640 637
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -3
Contract jobs citing OCP 19 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.029% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.15% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 4
Median daily rate £350 £370 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £330 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £370 £425
% change year-on-year
-18.91% -12.94%
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
10906 11233 10769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.46% 19.26% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6800 6746 6141
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 536 457
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

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 28 August 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 14 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 28 August 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 +7 19 £350 -5.40% 2
London -1 6 £425 +12.95% 1
North East -18 5 £300 -18.36%
Tyne and Wear -18 5 £300 -18.36%
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 5 £300 -18.36%
City of London +39 4 £425 +42.85% 1
Solihull - 4 - - 1
West Midlands - 4 - - 1
East Midlands - 3 £475 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £400 -
East of England - 1 £400 -
Cambridge - 1 £400 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 64 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 63 (98.44%) Oracle
3 58 (90.63%) Oracle Database
4 54 (84.38%) Oracle RAC
5 47 (73.44%) Linux
6 34 (53.13%) Oracle RMAN
7 31 (48.44%) Unix
8 29 (45.31%) Data Guard
9 28 (43.75%) SQL Server
9 28 (43.75%) SQL
9 28 (43.75%) Shell Script
10 26 (40.63%) ITIL
10 26 (40.63%) Security Cleared
11 25 (39.06%) SC Cleared
12 20 (31.25%) Oracle Database 10g
13 19 (29.69%) Replication
13 19 (29.69%) Capacity Management
14 18 (28.13%) Performance Tuning
14 18 (28.13%) Oracle Database 11g
15 17 (26.56%) Clustering
15 17 (26.56%) PL/SQL
15 17 (26.56%) Relational Database
16 16 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
16 16 (25.00%) RDBMS
16 16 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
17 15 (23.44%) Oracle Applications
17 15 (23.44%) MySQL
18 14 (21.88%) Oracle 11i
19 13 (20.31%) Windows
19 13 (20.31%) Degree

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 12 (18.75%) Oracle Application Server
2 11 (17.19%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.56%) JBoss
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 16 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (23.44%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (21.88%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (90.63%) Oracle Database
2 28 (43.75%) SQL Server
3 20 (31.25%) Oracle Database 10g
4 18 (28.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 17 (26.56%) Relational Database
6 16 (25.00%) RDBMS
7 15 (23.44%) MySQL
8 12 (18.75%) Oracle Database 12c
9 11 (17.19%) Oracle BI EE
9 11 (17.19%) Oracle Discoverer
10 4 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (4.69%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (1.56%) DTS
13 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) HP UFT
1 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.56%) JUnit
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (92.19%) DBA
2 52 (81.25%) Oracle DBA
3 23 (35.94%) Administrator
4 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared DBA
5 11 (17.19%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 7 (10.94%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (10.94%) SQL DBA
7 5 (7.81%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (6.25%) Senior DBA
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Oracle DBA
9 3 (4.69%) Applications Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) Senior Linux Administrator
10 2 (3.13%) Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
10 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL DBA
10 2 (3.13%) Test Leader
10 2 (3.13%) Unix Administrator
10 2 (3.13%) Unix DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) Castor
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.56%) .NET
3 1 (1.56%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.56%) Middleware
3 1 (1.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.69%) Replication
2 17 (26.56%) Clustering
3 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.13%) Psychology
3 2 (3.13%) Statistics
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 47 (73.44%) Linux
2 31 (48.44%) Unix
3 13 (20.31%) Windows
4 10 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (10.94%) Solaris
6 3 (4.69%) AIX
7 1 (1.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.63%) ITIL
2 19 (29.69%) Capacity Management
3 18 (28.13%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (20.31%) Database Tuning
5 10 (15.63%) Migration
6 8 (12.50%) Database Security
6 8 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (10.94%) High Availability
8 3 (4.69%) Change Control
8 3 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.69%) Presales
9 2 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.13%) Data Protection
9 2 (3.13%) Kanban
9 2 (3.13%) Software Testing
9 2 (3.13%) Test Management
9 2 (3.13%) Test Scripting
9 2 (3.13%) Test Strategy
9 2 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (43.75%) Shell Script
1 28 (43.75%) SQL
2 17 (26.56%) PL/SQL
3 7 (10.94%) C
4 2 (3.13%) Java
5 1 (1.56%) Korn
5 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 26 (40.63%) Security Cleared
3 25 (39.06%) SC Cleared
4 13 (20.31%) Degree
5 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (9.38%) IBM Certification
6 6 (9.38%) MCITP
7 3 (4.69%) RHCE
8 2 (3.13%) ISTQB
8 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (3.13%) MCP
8 2 (3.13%) MCSE
8 2 (3.13%) SAP Certification
9 1 (1.56%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (84.38%) Oracle RAC
2 13 (20.31%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (53.13%) Oracle RMAN
2 29 (45.31%) Data Guard
3 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 63 (98.44%) Oracle
2 12 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.38%) IBM
5 4 (6.25%) VMware
6 2 (3.13%) HP
6 2 (3.13%) SAP
7 1 (1.56%) Informatica
7 1 (1.56%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.56%) WorldPay