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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 593 555 531
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -24
Contract jobs citing OCP 16 33 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.061% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.31% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 21 10
Average daily rate
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£438 £415 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £325 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
10743 10554 8641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.27% 19.40% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6053 6025 4623
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 520 535 468
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -19.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -21.73%

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
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 20 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 4 May 2015. 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 -31 14 £438 +5.42% 5
London -3 6 £438 +4.85% 5
City of London +19 4 £438 +3.12% 4
North East -3 3 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
Scotland -1 2 - -
York - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
East of England +5 1 - -
Cambridgeshire 0 1 - -
Hampshire -7 1 £375 +11.11%
South East -19 1 £375 +7.14%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £375 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 23 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 22 (95.65%) Oracle
3 13 (56.52%) SQL
3 13 (56.52%) Oracle Database
4 12 (52.17%) Finance
5 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
5 11 (47.83%) Linux
6 10 (43.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (39.13%) PL/SQL
8 7 (30.43%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (30.43%) Banking
9 6 (26.09%) Database Security
9 6 (26.09%) ITIL
9 6 (26.09%) Windows
10 5 (21.74%) Web Services
10 5 (21.74%) Java
10 5 (21.74%) Manufacturing
10 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (21.74%) High Availability
10 5 (21.74%) Degree
10 5 (21.74%) OCA
11 4 (17.39%) VMware
11 4 (17.39%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (17.39%) OCAJ
11 4 (17.39%) Java SE
11 4 (17.39%) Java EE
11 4 (17.39%) Oracle OLAP
11 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (17.39%) Mobile App

OCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 2 (8.70%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (8.70%) JBoss
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) SAN
1 2 (8.70%) DHCP
1 2 (8.70%) Kerberos
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
1 2 (8.70%) LDAP
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle Database
2 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
3 10 (43.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (17.39%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
5 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (17.39%) OLTP
5 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
5 4 (17.39%) OLAP
5 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (17.39%) Data Mining
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
6 2 (8.70%) SQLPlus
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (8.70%) Toad
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Banking
3 5 (21.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Developer
1 8 (34.78%) DBA
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle DBA
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Programmer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Programmer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Data Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Middleware Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL DBA
6 1 (4.35%) Voice Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Senior DBA
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 1 (4.35%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) Java SE
2 4 (17.39%) Java EE
2 4 (17.39%) Java EE 5
3 2 (8.70%) JPA
3 2 (8.70%) Middleware
3 2 (8.70%) J2EE
3 2 (8.70%) SOAP
4 1 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (4.35%) POSIX
4 1 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
2 3 (13.04%) Replication
3 2 (8.70%) Private Cloud
3 2 (8.70%) NHS
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Windows
3 4 (17.39%) UNIX
4 3 (13.04%) Solaris
5 2 (8.70%) VME
5 2 (8.70%) AIX
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Database Security
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) High Availability
4 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
4 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
4 4 (17.39%) Data Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) Service Management
4 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
4 4 (17.39%) ETL
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Change Control
5 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) CRM
6 1 (4.35%) SEO
6 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) PL/SQL
3 5 (21.74%) Java
4 4 (17.39%) C
5 2 (8.70%) COBOL
6 1 (4.35%) C#
6 1 (4.35%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) VB
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.35%) VBA
6 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 5 (21.74%) OCA
3 4 (17.39%) OCAJ
4 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (4.35%) MCP
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) Samba
3 2 (8.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Data Guard
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (8.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds
4 2 (8.70%) EnterpriseDB
4 2 (8.70%) EMC
4 2 (8.70%) CommVault
4 2 (8.70%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Huawei