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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 608 623 622
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Contract jobs citing OCP 13 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.040% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 12
Median daily rate £425 £350 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £220 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £306
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +14.28%
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
10126 11422 11701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.43% 20.72% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6435 6923 6666
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 552 558
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 9 December 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 16 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 9 December 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 -1 11 £450 +28.57% 2
West Midlands -9 3 - -
Solihull - 3 - -
London +9 2 £365 -18.88% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
Sheffield - 2 £450 -
Leeds - 2 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
South East +22 1 - -
Hampshire +16 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £400 -
North West - 1 £350 -
Manchester - 1 £350 -
East of England - 1 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £400 -

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 28 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 26 (92.86%) Oracle
3 22 (78.57%) Oracle Database
4 16 (57.14%) SQL
5 15 (53.57%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 13 (46.43%) ITIL
7 13 (46.43%) Linux
8 12 (42.86%) Oracle Database 10g
8 12 (42.86%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (39.29%) Data Guard
9 11 (39.29%) Oracle RMAN
9 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
10 9 (32.14%) PL/SQL
11 8 (28.57%) Shell Script
11 8 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
11 8 (28.57%) Degree
11 8 (28.57%) Capacity Management
11 8 (28.57%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (25.00%) Database Security
12 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (25.00%) Finance
12 7 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
12 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (25.00%) Replication
12 7 (25.00%) Red Hat
13 6 (21.43%) WebLogic
13 6 (21.43%) Windows

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 6 (21.43%) WebLogic
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (21.43%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) DWDM
1 2 (7.14%) SDH
1 2 (7.14%) VLAN
1 2 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (78.57%) Oracle Database
2 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (42.86%) Oracle Database 10g
3 12 (42.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (14.29%) Oracle Discoverer
5 4 (14.29%) RDBMS
5 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 3 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (7.14%) DTS
7 2 (7.14%) MySQL
7 2 (7.14%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (85.71%) DBA
2 22 (78.57%) Oracle DBA
3 7 (25.00%) SQL DBA
4 6 (21.43%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 5 (17.86%) Administrator
6 4 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (7.14%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
8 1 (3.57%) Applications Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Business Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Database Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Developer
8 1 (3.57%) E-Business Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Fault Management Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle Applications Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
8 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared DBA
8 1 (3.57%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Replication
2 6 (21.43%) Clustering
3 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Linux
2 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (21.43%) Windows
4 5 (17.86%) Unix
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) ITIL
2 12 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (28.57%) Capacity Management
4 7 (25.00%) Database Security
5 4 (14.29%) Database Tuning
5 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (14.29%) Migration
6 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.71%) High Availability
6 3 (10.71%) Presales
7 2 (7.14%) Change Control
7 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.14%) SOA
8 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.57%) ETL
8 1 (3.57%) Fault Management
8 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.57%) Remediation Plan
8 1 (3.57%) Security Management
8 1 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) SQL
2 9 (32.14%) PL/SQL
3 8 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 4 (14.29%) C
5 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.57%) Java
6 1 (3.57%) Perl
6 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 8 (28.57%) Degree
3 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (17.86%) IBM Certification
4 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
4 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.29%) MCITP
6 2 (7.14%) MCDBA
6 2 (7.14%) MCSE
7 1 (3.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) Data Guard
1 11 (39.29%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Oracle
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (17.86%) IBM
5 2 (7.14%) Nortel
5 2 (7.14%) VMware
6 1 (3.57%) Remedy
6 1 (3.57%) WorldPay