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 29 May 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle Certified Professional Java SE Programmer (formerly Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP))
Rank 639 634 618
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs citing OCPJP 7 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.020% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.060% 0.10% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 4
Median daily rate £435 £458 £392
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% +16.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £413 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £483 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +38.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
11588 10895 10569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.58% 19.46% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7184 6257 6159
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 554 541
Median hourly rate £32.66 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.13% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

OCPJP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OCPJP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCPJP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +6 7 £435 -5.02% 1
West Midlands - 4 £440 -
Birmingham - 4 £460 -
London +4 2 £406 -1.51%
South East - 1 £500 - 1
Faversham - 1 £500 -
Kent - 1 £500 -
Solihull - 1 £430 -

OCPJP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OCPJP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OCPJP.

1 9 (100.00%) Java
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
2 8 (88.89%) WebLogic
2 8 (88.89%) HTML
2 8 (88.89%) J2EE
3 7 (77.78%) JSP
3 7 (77.78%) OO
3 7 (77.78%) Spring
4 6 (66.67%) Degree
4 6 (66.67%) Struts
4 6 (66.67%) XML
4 6 (66.67%) Unix
4 6 (66.67%) Servlets
4 6 (66.67%) Ant
4 6 (66.67%) PL/SQL
4 6 (66.67%) SQL
4 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
4 6 (66.67%) Relational Database
5 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (55.56%) JUnit
5 5 (55.56%) UML
5 5 (55.56%) JIRA
6 4 (44.44%) Ajax
6 4 (44.44%) Maven
6 4 (44.44%) Oracle OWB
6 4 (44.44%) Hibernate
6 4 (44.44%) Service Management
6 4 (44.44%) ITSM
6 4 (44.44%) Toad
6 4 (44.44%) RDBMS

OCPJP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (88.89%) WebLogic
2 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (44.44%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle OWB
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (44.44%) RDBMS
3 2 (22.22%) DB2
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Ant
2 5 (55.56%) JIRA
2 5 (55.56%) JUnit
3 4 (44.44%) Artifactory
3 4 (44.44%) ClearQuest
3 4 (44.44%) Eclipse
3 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 4 (44.44%) Maven
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (44.44%) Toad
4 2 (22.22%) ERwin
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Applications Developer
4 2 (22.22%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Java Applications Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (22.22%) XML Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Database Developer
5 1 (11.11%) HTML Developer
5 1 (11.11%) J2EE Applications Developer
5 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 1 (11.11%) XML XSLT Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) HTML
1 8 (88.89%) J2EE
2 7 (77.78%) JSP
2 7 (77.78%) Spring
3 6 (66.67%) Servlets
3 6 (66.67%) Struts
3 6 (66.67%) XML
4 4 (44.44%) Ajax
4 4 (44.44%) Apache CXF
4 4 (44.44%) Hibernate
4 4 (44.44%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) EJB
5 2 (22.22%) JMS
5 2 (22.22%) JSTL
5 2 (22.22%) SOAP
5 2 (22.22%) Spring MVC
5 2 (22.22%) Stripes Framework
5 2 (22.22%) WSDL
5 2 (22.22%) XHTML
5 2 (22.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Unix
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) OO
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (55.56%) UML
3 4 (44.44%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) ITSM
3 4 (44.44%) OOP
3 4 (44.44%) Service Management
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 2 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) Physical Data Model
5 2 (22.22%) SOA
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) C++
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) VB
4 2 (22.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle