The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 582 562 558
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -4
Contract jobs citing OCP 8 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.022% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.077% 0.12% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 16
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £285 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £315 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £345
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10372 9089 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 17.77% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5829 4872 5102
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 499 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 1 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 1 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 7 £381 +27.08% 7
London +7 2 - - 3
South East -6 2 £381 - 1
East of England - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire -1 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -1 1 - - 2
Leeds -3 1 - - 2
Hampshire - 1 £288 -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
East Kilbride - - - -
Essex - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Derby - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 41 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 40 (97.56%) Oracle
3 38 (92.68%) Oracle Database
4 27 (65.85%) Oracle Database 10g
5 25 (60.98%) Data Guard
6 24 (58.54%) ITIL
6 24 (58.54%) Oracle RMAN
7 23 (56.10%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (51.22%) SQL Server
9 20 (48.78%) Oracle RAC
10 18 (43.90%) SQL
10 18 (43.90%) Windows
10 18 (43.90%) Linux
11 15 (36.59%) UNIX
11 15 (36.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (34.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 13 (31.71%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
14 12 (29.27%) Degree
14 12 (29.27%) Performance Tuning
15 11 (26.83%) Red Hat
16 10 (24.39%) Service Management
16 10 (24.39%) Finance
16 10 (24.39%) Capacity Planning
17 9 (21.95%) SQL Server 2005
17 9 (21.95%) Shell Script
17 9 (21.95%) WebLogic
17 9 (21.95%) PL/SQL
18 8 (19.51%) T-SQL
18 8 (19.51%) EMC

OCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 9 (21.95%) WebLogic
2 4 (9.76%) Apache
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Spatial
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.44%) IIS
5 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) LDAP
2 3 (7.32%) DHCP
2 3 (7.32%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (92.68%) Oracle Database
2 27 (65.85%) Oracle Database 10g
3 23 (56.10%) Oracle Database 11g
4 21 (51.22%) SQL Server
5 15 (36.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (21.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (17.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (17.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (17.07%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (14.63%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (12.20%) RDBMS
9 5 (12.20%) Oracle9i Database
9 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (12.20%) Oracle Exadata
9 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
10 4 (9.76%) VLDB
11 3 (7.32%) Oracle OWB
11 3 (7.32%) MySQL
11 3 (7.32%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (4.88%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) JDeveloper
2 1 (2.44%) MSI
General
1 10 (24.39%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (58.54%) DBA
2 19 (46.34%) Oracle DBA
3 8 (19.51%) Administrator
3 8 (19.51%) Consultant
4 6 (14.63%) Oracle Consultant
5 5 (12.20%) Senior DBA
6 4 (9.76%) SQL DBA
7 3 (7.32%) Senior SQL DBA
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Oracle DBA
7 3 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.32%) Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) IT Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Programmer
8 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior SQL Server DBA
8 2 (4.88%) Java Programmer
8 2 (4.88%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (4.88%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 2 (4.88%) Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle Streams
2 3 (7.32%) Middleware
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (7.32%) WebCenter
3 2 (4.88%) Java EE 5
3 2 (4.88%) Web Services
3 2 (4.88%) XSLT
3 2 (4.88%) Java SE
3 2 (4.88%) Java EE
4 1 (2.44%) .NET
4 1 (2.44%) Silverlight
4 1 (2.44%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Replication
2 3 (7.32%) PKI
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.88%) HACMP
3 2 (4.88%) Grid Computing
3 2 (4.88%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) DTV
4 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Windows
1 18 (43.90%) Linux
2 15 (36.59%) UNIX
3 7 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (14.63%) Solaris
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.32%) CentOS
7 2 (4.88%) AIX
7 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.44%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) ITIL
2 13 (31.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (29.27%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (24.39%) Service Management
4 10 (24.39%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (14.63%) Database Security
5 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2
5 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (12.20%) Migration
6 5 (12.20%) Database Tuning
7 4 (9.76%) ERP
7 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
7 4 (9.76%) SOA
7 4 (9.76%) Data Analysis
8 3 (7.32%) Business Analysis
8 3 (7.32%) BPEL
8 3 (7.32%) Project Management
8 3 (7.32%) High Availability
8 3 (7.32%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (4.88%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) SQL
2 9 (21.95%) Shell Script
2 9 (21.95%) PL/SQL
3 8 (19.51%) T-SQL
4 7 (17.07%) Perl
5 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.32%) Java
7 2 (4.88%) XQuery
8 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 12 (29.27%) Degree
3 5 (12.20%) OCA
4 4 (9.76%) MCSA
4 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (9.76%) MCITP
5 3 (7.32%) RHCE
6 2 (4.88%) OCAJ
7 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (58.54%) Oracle RMAN
2 20 (48.78%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
4 3 (7.32%) VMware ESX
4 3 (7.32%) vSphere
5 2 (4.88%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 25 (60.98%) Data Guard
2 14 (34.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle Statspack
3 4 (9.76%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (7.32%) Legato
4 3 (7.32%) Tivoli
4 3 (7.32%) SCCM
4 3 (7.32%) SCOM
4 3 (7.32%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (4.88%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (97.56%) Oracle
2 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
3 11 (26.83%) Red Hat
4 8 (19.51%) EMC
5 5 (12.20%) HP
6 4 (9.76%) SAP
6 4 (9.76%) VMware
7 3 (7.32%) IBM
8 1 (2.44%) Primavera
8 1 (2.44%) JBoss
8 1 (2.44%) Cognos