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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 612 605 549
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -56
Contract jobs citing OCP 14 7 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.014% 0.078%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.067% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 20
Average daily rate £355 £333 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.76% -16.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £305 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £508 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £368 £301
% change year-on-year
-4.95% +22.33%
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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 11 February 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 8 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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 14 £355 +4.41% 5
North East -11 8 £310 -31.33%
Tyne and Wear -20 8 £310 -31.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 8 £310 -31.33%
London +6 3 £403 +21.05% 2
South East - 3 £375 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £375 - 2
Winchester - 2 £400 -

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 36 (100.00%) Oracle
1 36 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 22 (61.11%) OCA
3 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (50.00%) Java
5 17 (47.22%) SQL Server
5 17 (47.22%) Finance
5 17 (47.22%) Java SE
5 17 (47.22%) OCAJ
6 15 (41.67%) Manufacturing
6 15 (41.67%) Web Services
6 15 (41.67%) RDBMS
6 15 (41.67%) Java EE
6 15 (41.67%) Degree
6 15 (41.67%) Integration Testing
6 15 (41.67%) Test Scripting
6 15 (41.67%) Java EE 5
6 15 (41.67%) Mobile App
6 15 (41.67%) Oracle Database
6 15 (41.67%) Relational Database
6 15 (41.67%) SDLC
7 14 (38.89%) Mentoring
8 10 (27.78%) Linux
9 9 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (22.22%) High Availability
10 8 (22.22%) SQL
11 7 (19.44%) Unix
11 7 (19.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 7 (19.44%) Oracle Database 11g

OCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (16.67%) JBoss
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.56%) Apache
3 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) SAN
2 2 (5.56%) DNS
2 2 (5.56%) iSCSI
2 2 (5.56%) Kerberos
2 2 (5.56%) LDAP
2 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (47.22%) SQL Server
2 15 (41.67%) Oracle Database
2 15 (41.67%) RDBMS
2 15 (41.67%) Relational Database
3 9 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (19.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (11.11%) MySQL
6 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (8.33%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (8.33%) Checkstyle
1 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (8.33%) FindBugs
1 3 (8.33%) JUnit
1 3 (8.33%) Subversion
2 2 (5.56%) Gradle
2 2 (5.56%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) Artifactory
General
1 17 (47.22%) Finance
2 15 (41.67%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.56%) Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Games
5 1 (2.78%) Retail
5 1 (2.78%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) Developer
2 16 (44.44%) Java Developer
3 10 (27.78%) DBA
4 8 (22.22%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Middleware Architect
6 2 (5.56%) SOA Developer
6 2 (5.56%) SQL DBA
7 1 (2.78%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Java Applications Developer
7 1 (2.78%) MySQL DBA
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior DBA
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Oracle DBA
7 1 (2.78%) WebLogic Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (47.22%) Java SE
2 15 (41.67%) Java EE
2 15 (41.67%) Java EE 5
2 15 (41.67%) Web Services
3 5 (13.89%) Middleware
4 3 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (8.33%) Apache Camel
4 3 (8.33%) Spring
5 2 (5.56%) Entity Framework
5 2 (5.56%) Hibernate
5 2 (5.56%) NHibernate
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) Mobile App
2 5 (13.89%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Linux
2 7 (19.44%) Unix
3 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (11.11%) Solaris
5 3 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Integration Testing
2 15 (41.67%) SDLC
2 15 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 14 (38.89%) Mentoring
4 9 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (22.22%) High Availability
6 5 (13.89%) Change Control
6 5 (13.89%) SOA
6 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
7 4 (11.11%) Migration
8 3 (8.33%) Database Tuning
8 3 (8.33%) Scrum
8 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.56%) Functional Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Kanban
9 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
9 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (22.22%) SQL
3 6 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 5 (13.89%) Perl
4 5 (13.89%) Shell Script
5 3 (8.33%) C
6 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.56%) C-shell
6 2 (5.56%) Korn
6 2 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 22 (61.11%) OCA
3 17 (47.22%) OCAJ
4 15 (41.67%) Degree
5 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
5 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.78%) MySQL Certification
6 1 (2.78%) RHCSA
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Clusterware
2 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.56%) Samba
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (13.89%) Data Guard
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) Red Hat
3 3 (8.33%) VMware
4 2 (5.56%) F5
5 1 (2.78%) Veritas