The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Certified Professional Java SE Programmer (formerly Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP))
Rank 586 567 575
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Contract jobs citing OCPJP 8 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.006% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.077% 0.033% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
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£413 £500 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +83.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £500 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £500 £273
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +83.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10392 9080 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 17.76% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5835 4871 5100
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 501 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.97 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 31 July 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 26 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 7 £413 -17.50% 5
London +22 4 £450 - 3
South East - 3 £375 -
City of London - 1 £450 - 2
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - - 1
North West - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -

OCPJP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (100.00%) Java
1 15 (100.00%) Oracle
1 15 (100.00%) Spring
2 14 (93.33%) HTML
3 13 (86.67%) JSP
4 12 (80.00%) JavaScript
5 11 (73.33%) J2EE
6 10 (66.67%) Servlets
6 10 (66.67%) Struts
7 9 (60.00%) XML
7 9 (60.00%) SQL
7 9 (60.00%) Ant
7 9 (60.00%) Hibernate
7 9 (60.00%) MVC
8 8 (53.33%) JSTL
8 8 (53.33%) EJB
8 8 (53.33%) CSS
9 7 (46.67%) Sun Certification
10 6 (40.00%) WebLogic
10 6 (40.00%) PL/SQL
10 6 (40.00%) UNIX
10 6 (40.00%) UML
10 6 (40.00%) JMS
10 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
11 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
11 5 (33.33%) Spring MVC
11 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (33.33%) Open Source
11 5 (33.33%) OO
11 5 (33.33%) JUnit

OCPJP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
3 3 (20.00%) Apache
4 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Ant
2 5 (33.33%) JUnit
2 5 (33.33%) Subversion
2 5 (33.33%) Maven
3 4 (26.67%) JIRA
3 4 (26.67%) Eclipse
4 3 (20.00%) ERwin
5 2 (13.33%) PVCS
5 2 (13.33%) ClearCase
5 2 (13.33%) Hudson
5 2 (13.33%) Artifactory
5 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (13.33%) JDeveloper
6 1 (6.67%) ClearQuest
6 1 (6.67%) NetBeans
6 1 (6.67%) Toad
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) Java Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) Spring
2 14 (93.33%) HTML
3 13 (86.67%) JSP
4 11 (73.33%) J2EE
5 10 (66.67%) Servlets
5 10 (66.67%) Struts
6 9 (60.00%) Hibernate
6 9 (60.00%) XML
7 8 (53.33%) EJB
7 8 (53.33%) CSS
7 8 (53.33%) JSTL
8 6 (40.00%) JMS
9 5 (33.33%) Spring MVC
10 4 (26.67%) XHTML
10 4 (26.67%) Ajax
10 4 (26.67%) JSF
10 4 (26.67%) Web Services
11 3 (20.00%) J2SE
11 3 (20.00%) Middleware
11 3 (20.00%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Open Source
2 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) UNIX
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) MVC
2 6 (40.00%) UML
3 5 (33.33%) OO
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
4 4 (26.67%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (20.00%) OOD
5 3 (20.00%) SOA
5 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Web Development
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) System Testing
6 2 (13.33%) OOP
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) ITIL
7 1 (6.67%) Service Management
7 1 (6.67%) ITSM
7 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 12 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) PL/SQL
5 4 (26.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Sun Certification
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) Sun