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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
Rank 582 565 543
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -22
Contract jobs citing OCP 14 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.045% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 10
Average daily rate
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£438 £420 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +19.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £355 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £475 £313
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +52.00%
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
10323 10398 8547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.97% 19.53% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5941 6062 4555
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 528 460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.99% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.29 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.18%

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 17 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 3 June 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 -24 13 £438 +4.29% 6
London -11 5 £438 +4.85% 5
City of London +12 4 £438 +3.12% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
North East - 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
Yorkshire -17 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
York - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
East of England -2 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -5 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £350 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £350 -

OCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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
1 23 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 14 (60.87%) Oracle Database
3 13 (56.52%) Finance
4 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
5 11 (47.83%) Linux
5 11 (47.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (43.48%) PL/SQL
7 7 (30.43%) Banking
7 7 (30.43%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (30.43%) Database Security
8 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (26.09%) ITIL
8 6 (26.09%) Windows
9 5 (21.74%) Web Services
9 5 (21.74%) Data Modelling
9 5 (21.74%) Java
9 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (21.74%) UNIX
9 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (21.74%) Manufacturing
9 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (21.74%) High Availability
9 5 (21.74%) Degree
9 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
10 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
10 4 (17.39%) SDLC
10 4 (17.39%) OCAJ
10 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing

OCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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%) JBoss
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Service Bus
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%) LDAP
1 2 (8.70%) DHCP
1 2 (8.70%) Kerberos
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
1 2 (8.70%) SAN
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (60.87%) Oracle Database
2 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
3 11 (47.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (17.39%) Data Mining
5 4 (17.39%) OLTP
5 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
5 4 (17.39%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (17.39%) OLAP
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (8.70%) SQLPlus
6 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Toad
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle APEX
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Banking
3 5 (21.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) DBA
2 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Programmer
4 3 (13.04%) Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior DBA
6 1 (4.35%) Middleware Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL DBA
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (4.35%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) Java EE 5
2 4 (17.39%) Java SE
2 4 (17.39%) Java EE
3 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) J2EE
3 2 (8.70%) SOAP
3 2 (8.70%) JPA
3 2 (8.70%) Middleware
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) POSIX
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.35%) WCF
4 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
2 3 (13.04%) Replication
3 2 (8.70%) NHS
3 2 (8.70%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
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 5 (21.74%) UNIX
4 3 (13.04%) Solaris
5 2 (8.70%) AIX
5 2 (8.70%) VME
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Database Security
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) High Availability
3 5 (21.74%) Data Modelling
4 4 (17.39%) ETL
4 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (17.39%) Service Management
4 4 (17.39%) Data Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
4 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
4 4 (17.39%) SDLC
5 2 (8.70%) Change Control
5 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.35%) SEO
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Scrum
6 1 (4.35%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) PL/SQL
3 5 (21.74%) Java
4 4 (17.39%) C
5 2 (8.70%) C#
5 2 (8.70%) COBOL
5 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.35%) VB6
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.35%) VB
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (21.74%) Degree
3 4 (17.39%) OCAJ
3 4 (17.39%) OCA
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%) NFS
3 2 (8.70%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Data Guard
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (8.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) 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