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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Certified Professional Java SE Programmer (formerly Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP))
Rank 595 576 545
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -31
Contract jobs citing OCPJP 12 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.011% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.059% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 3
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£458 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.85% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £278 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £474 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £483 £335 £425
% change year-on-year
+44.39% -21.29%
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
10329 10256 8594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.07% 19.48% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5893 5990 4605
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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 511 531 468
Average hourly rate £24.12 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.60% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 9 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 22 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 -19 11 £458 +5.40%
London -5 5 £413 -5.06%
Cheltenham - 5 £483 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £483 -
South West - 5 £483 -
Scotland -5 1 £365 +28.29%
North West - 1 £483 -
Aberdeen - 1 £365 -
Manchester - 1 £483 -

OCPJP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (100.00%) Java
2 24 (92.31%) J2EE
3 23 (88.46%) Ant
4 22 (84.62%) UNIX
5 21 (80.77%) OO
5 21 (80.77%) Sun Certification
6 20 (76.92%) Subversion
7 19 (73.08%) ClearCase
8 18 (69.23%) Maven
8 18 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (69.23%) Security Cleared
9 15 (57.69%) Oracle
9 15 (57.69%) JavaScript
10 14 (53.85%) PL/SQL
10 14 (53.85%) SQL
10 14 (53.85%) WebLogic
10 14 (53.85%) JSP
10 14 (53.85%) Servlets
10 14 (53.85%) Spring
11 13 (50.00%) Python
11 13 (50.00%) HTML
12 12 (46.15%) Struts
12 12 (46.15%) Sun
13 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (42.31%) DV Cleared
14 10 (38.46%) Bash Shell
14 10 (38.46%) Apache Ivy
14 10 (38.46%) Relational Database
14 10 (38.46%) Computer Science
14 10 (38.46%) Lua

OCPJP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (53.85%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) Relational Database
1 10 (38.46%) RDBMS
2 9 (34.62%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (88.46%) Ant
2 20 (76.92%) Subversion
3 19 (73.08%) ClearCase
4 18 (69.23%) Maven
5 10 (38.46%) Apache Ivy
5 10 (38.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 9 (34.62%) JUnit
6 9 (34.62%) Eclipse
6 9 (34.62%) Toad
6 9 (34.62%) ClearQuest
6 9 (34.62%) JIRA
7 8 (30.77%) Artifactory
7 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
8 3 (11.54%) ERwin
9 2 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (96.15%) Developer
2 17 (65.38%) Java Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Applications Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Applications Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Java Programmer
6 2 (7.69%) Programmer
6 2 (7.69%) Lead Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.85%) AWS Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (92.31%) J2EE
2 14 (53.85%) JSP
2 14 (53.85%) Servlets
2 14 (53.85%) Spring
3 13 (50.00%) HTML
4 12 (46.15%) Struts
5 9 (34.62%) XML
5 9 (34.62%) Hibernate
6 8 (30.77%) Apache CXF
6 8 (30.77%) Web Services
7 5 (19.23%) Spring MVC
7 5 (19.23%) JSTL
7 5 (19.23%) JMS
7 5 (19.23%) EJB
7 5 (19.23%) CSS
8 4 (15.38%) XHTML
8 4 (15.38%) Ajax
9 3 (11.54%) Java EE
9 3 (11.54%) Stripes Framework
10 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Computer Science
2 5 (19.23%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 22 (84.62%) UNIX
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) OO
2 18 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (38.46%) Release Management
4 10 (38.46%) Scrum
5 9 (34.62%) ITIL
5 9 (34.62%) UML
5 9 (34.62%) OOP
5 9 (34.62%) Service Management
5 9 (34.62%) ITSM
6 8 (30.77%) User Stories
6 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
7 5 (19.23%) MVC
8 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
8 4 (15.38%) Physical Data Model
9 3 (11.54%) SOA
9 3 (11.54%) OOA/OOD
10 2 (7.69%) OOD
11 1 (3.85%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (57.69%) JavaScript
3 14 (53.85%) PL/SQL
3 14 (53.85%) SQL
4 13 (50.00%) Python
5 10 (38.46%) Bash Shell
5 10 (38.46%) Lua
5 10 (38.46%) Ruby
5 10 (38.46%) Perl
5 10 (38.46%) PHP
6 2 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) Sun Certification
2 18 (69.23%) Security Cleared
3 11 (42.31%) DV Cleared
4 10 (38.46%) Degree
5 9 (34.62%) Oracle Certification
6 6 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Oracle
2 12 (46.15%) Sun