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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Professional Java SE Programmer (formerly Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP))
Rank 577 560 556
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -4
Contract jobs citing OCPJP 15 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.020% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.11% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 2
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£500 £319 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £478 £319 £319
% change year-on-year
+49.84% -
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
11109 9220 8729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.48% 18.01% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6529 5132 4572
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 401 602
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 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 24 December 2014. 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 -16 14 £510 - 1
London +22 9 £530 -
City of London +6 1 £490 -
Edgware - 1 £530 -
Horsham - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -

OCPJP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) Java
1 16 (100.00%) OO
1 16 (100.00%) Sun Certification
2 14 (87.50%) Subversion
2 14 (87.50%) UNIX
2 14 (87.50%) J2EE
2 14 (87.50%) ClearCase
3 13 (81.25%) Ant
3 13 (81.25%) Maven
3 13 (81.25%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (68.75%) Computer Science
5 11 (68.75%) Degree
5 11 (68.75%) RDBMS
5 11 (68.75%) Oracle
5 11 (68.75%) Relational Database
6 9 (56.25%) Oracle Database
6 9 (56.25%) XML
6 9 (56.25%) ITIL
6 9 (56.25%) UML
6 9 (56.25%) OOP
6 9 (56.25%) Eclipse
6 9 (56.25%) Toad
6 9 (56.25%) JUnit
6 9 (56.25%) WebLogic
6 9 (56.25%) JSP
6 9 (56.25%) Servlets
6 9 (56.25%) Struts
6 9 (56.25%) HTML
6 9 (56.25%) PL/SQL

OCPJP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 9 (56.25%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) RDBMS
1 11 (68.75%) Relational Database
2 9 (56.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) ClearCase
1 14 (87.50%) Subversion
2 13 (81.25%) Maven
2 13 (81.25%) Ant
3 9 (56.25%) JUnit
3 9 (56.25%) Eclipse
3 9 (56.25%) Toad
3 9 (56.25%) ClearQuest
3 9 (56.25%) JIRA
4 8 (50.00%) Artifactory
4 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (31.25%) Apache Ivy
5 5 (31.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (68.75%) Java Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Programmer
4 2 (12.50%) Lead Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Java Programmer
4 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) J2EE
2 9 (56.25%) XML
2 9 (56.25%) JSP
2 9 (56.25%) Servlets
2 9 (56.25%) Struts
2 9 (56.25%) Hibernate
2 9 (56.25%) Spring
2 9 (56.25%) HTML
3 8 (50.00%) Apache CXF
3 8 (50.00%) Web Services
4 2 (12.50%) Java EE
5 1 (6.25%) Ajax
5 1 (6.25%) XHTML
5 1 (6.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) OO
2 13 (81.25%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (56.25%) ITIL
3 9 (56.25%) UML
3 9 (56.25%) OOP
3 9 (56.25%) Service Management
3 9 (56.25%) ITSM
4 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) Release Management
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) User Stories
6 2 (12.50%) OOD
7 1 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) PL/SQL
2 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (31.25%) Perl
4 5 (31.25%) PHP
4 5 (31.25%) Python
4 5 (31.25%) Ruby
4 5 (31.25%) Lua
4 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
5 2 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Sun Certification
2 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (68.75%) Degree
4 9 (56.25%) Oracle Certification
5 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 6 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) Sun