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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 591 563 577
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +14
Contract jobs citing OCP 4 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.028% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.038% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 15
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£425 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £285 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £455 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £38.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.75 -

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
10583 9372 10095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.78% 17.58% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5994 5137 5169
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 485 631
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.11 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% -8.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.91 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -36 3 £381 +27.08% 10
South East -2 2 £381 +22.00% 1
Hampshire -10 1 £288 -8.00% 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - - 3
Scotland - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Derby - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 2
Leeds - - - - 1
London - - - - 3
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
East Kilbride - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 29 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 28 (96.55%) Oracle
3 26 (89.66%) Oracle Database
4 19 (65.52%) Oracle Database 10g
5 18 (62.07%) Oracle RMAN
5 18 (62.07%) Oracle RAC
5 18 (62.07%) Data Guard
6 17 (58.62%) ITIL
7 16 (55.17%) Linux
8 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
9 14 (48.28%) SQL
9 14 (48.28%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (44.83%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (44.83%) UNIX
10 13 (44.83%) Windows
11 11 (37.93%) Red Hat
11 11 (37.93%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (34.48%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (27.59%) EMC
14 8 (27.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 8 (27.59%) Service Management
15 7 (24.14%) Finance
15 7 (24.14%) Degree
15 7 (24.14%) T-SQL
15 7 (24.14%) Perl
15 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
15 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
15 7 (24.14%) Shell Script
15 7 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

OCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (20.69%) WebLogic
2 4 (13.79%) Apache
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) LDAP
2 3 (10.34%) DHCP
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (89.66%) Oracle Database
2 19 (65.52%) Oracle Database 10g
3 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
4 14 (48.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
7 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
7 5 (17.24%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (13.79%) VLDB
9 3 (10.34%) Oracle OWB
9 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (10.34%) MySQL
9 3 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (6.90%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (3.45%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) DBA
2 14 (48.28%) Oracle DBA
3 8 (27.59%) Administrator
4 4 (13.79%) Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) SQL DBA
4 4 (13.79%) Oracle Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) Senior DBA
5 3 (10.34%) Senior SQL DBA
5 3 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Programmer
6 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 2 (6.90%) Java Programmer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior SQL Server DBA
6 2 (6.90%) Database Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Linux Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle Streams
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (6.90%) Java EE 5
2 2 (6.90%) Middleware
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) Java SE
2 2 (6.90%) Java EE
3 1 (3.45%) Silverlight
3 1 (3.45%) GWT
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Replication
2 3 (10.34%) PKI
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.90%) Grid Computing
3 2 (6.90%) Clustering
3 2 (6.90%) HACMP
4 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) Linux
2 13 (44.83%) UNIX
2 13 (44.83%) Windows
3 7 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (17.24%) Solaris
5 4 (13.79%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (10.34%) CentOS
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.90%) AIX
8 1 (3.45%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) ITIL
2 13 (44.83%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (37.93%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (34.48%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (27.59%) Service Management
6 5 (17.24%) Database Tuning
7 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
7 4 (13.79%) Data Analysis
8 3 (10.34%) Migration
8 3 (10.34%) ERP
8 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
8 3 (10.34%) Database Security
8 3 (10.34%) High Availability
9 2 (6.90%) SOA
9 2 (6.90%) Data Management
9 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
10 1 (3.45%) System Testing
10 1 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) T-SQL
2 7 (24.14%) Perl
2 7 (24.14%) Shell Script
3 6 (20.69%) PL/SQL
4 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
5 3 (10.34%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 7 (24.14%) Degree
3 5 (17.24%) OCA
4 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (13.79%) MCSA
4 4 (13.79%) MCITP
5 3 (10.34%) RHCE
6 2 (6.90%) OCAJ
7 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (62.07%) Oracle RMAN
1 18 (62.07%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
3 3 (10.34%) vSphere
4 2 (6.90%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 18 (62.07%) Data Guard
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Oracle Statspack
3 4 (13.79%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (10.34%) SCCM
4 3 (10.34%) SCOM
4 3 (10.34%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (10.34%) Tivoli
4 3 (10.34%) Legato
5 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
6 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) Oracle
2 11 (37.93%) Red Hat
3 8 (27.59%) EMC
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.24%) HP
6 4 (13.79%) SAP
6 4 (13.79%) VMware
7 2 (6.90%) IBM
8 1 (3.45%) JBoss
8 1 (3.45%) Primavera
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