The table below looks at the statistics for OCPJP in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OCPJP over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Professional Java SE Programmer (formerly Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP))
Rank 576 586 541
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -45
Contract jobs citing OCPJP 10 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.013% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.092% 0.067% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 3
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£458 £319 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.57% -24.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £213 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £371 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £458 £319 £425
% change year-on-year
+43.57% -24.94%
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
10880 10506 8545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.51% 19.41% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6204 5840 4524
Average daily rate £395 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 493 529 489
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
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 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £24.90
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -27.71%

OCPJP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OCPJP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

OCPJP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OCPJP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OCPJP within the UK.

OCPJP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OCPJP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OCPJP within the UK over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

OCPJP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OCPJP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OCPJP within the UK.

OCPJP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OCPJP
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCPJP within the UK over the 3 months to 1 April 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 0 9 £458 +1.77% 2
Scotland -20 1 £365 +22.89%
Aberdeen - 1 £365 -
Crawley - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1

OCPJP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OCPJP 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 OCPJP.

1 24 (100.00%) Java
2 23 (95.83%) J2EE
3 22 (91.67%) Ant
4 21 (87.50%) UNIX
5 20 (83.33%) OO
5 20 (83.33%) Sun Certification
5 20 (83.33%) Subversion
6 19 (79.17%) ClearCase
7 18 (75.00%) Maven
7 18 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (70.83%) Security Cleared
9 14 (58.33%) Oracle
9 14 (58.33%) JavaScript
10 13 (54.17%) PL/SQL
10 13 (54.17%) SQL
10 13 (54.17%) WebLogic
10 13 (54.17%) JSP
10 13 (54.17%) Servlets
10 13 (54.17%) Spring
11 12 (50.00%) Python
11 12 (50.00%) HTML
12 11 (45.83%) Struts
12 11 (45.83%) Sun
13 10 (41.67%) Scrum
13 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (41.67%) Ruby
13 10 (41.67%) RDBMS
13 10 (41.67%) Perl
13 10 (41.67%) PHP
13 10 (41.67%) VSS/SourceSafe

OCPJP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OCPJP 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 OCPJP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (54.17%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) RDBMS
1 10 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 9 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (91.67%) Ant
2 20 (83.33%) Subversion
3 19 (79.17%) ClearCase
4 18 (75.00%) Maven
5 10 (41.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 10 (41.67%) Apache Ivy
6 9 (37.50%) JIRA
6 9 (37.50%) JUnit
6 9 (37.50%) Eclipse
6 9 (37.50%) Toad
6 9 (37.50%) ClearQuest
7 8 (33.33%) Artifactory
7 8 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 2 (8.33%) ERwin
8 2 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (70.83%) Java Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Applications Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Applications Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Java Programmer
6 2 (8.33%) Programmer
6 2 (8.33%) Lead Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (4.17%) AWS Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (95.83%) J2EE
2 13 (54.17%) JSP
2 13 (54.17%) Servlets
2 13 (54.17%) Spring
3 12 (50.00%) HTML
4 11 (45.83%) Struts
5 9 (37.50%) XML
5 9 (37.50%) Hibernate
6 8 (33.33%) Web Services
6 8 (33.33%) Apache CXF
7 4 (16.67%) JMS
7 4 (16.67%) EJB
7 4 (16.67%) CSS
7 4 (16.67%) Spring MVC
7 4 (16.67%) JSTL
8 3 (12.50%) XHTML
8 3 (12.50%) Ajax
9 2 (8.33%) Java EE
9 2 (8.33%) Stripes Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) UNIX
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) OO
2 18 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (41.67%) Scrum
3 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (41.67%) Release Management
4 9 (37.50%) ITIL
4 9 (37.50%) UML
4 9 (37.50%) OOP
4 9 (37.50%) Service Management
4 9 (37.50%) ITSM
5 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 8 (33.33%) User Stories
6 4 (16.67%) MVC
7 3 (12.50%) Physical Data Model
7 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
8 2 (8.33%) OOD
8 2 (8.33%) SOA
8 2 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
9 1 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 13 (54.17%) PL/SQL
3 13 (54.17%) SQL
4 12 (50.00%) Python
5 10 (41.67%) Ruby
5 10 (41.67%) Perl
5 10 (41.67%) PHP
5 10 (41.67%) Bash Shell
5 10 (41.67%) Lua
6 2 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (83.33%) Sun Certification
2 17 (70.83%) Security Cleared
3 10 (41.67%) Degree
3 10 (41.67%) DV Cleared
4 9 (37.50%) Oracle Certification
5 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Oracle
2 11 (45.83%) Sun
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