The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OCA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 622 627
Rank change year-on-year +40 +5  
Contract jobs citing OCA 7 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.016% 0.002% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.084% 0.009% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £383 - £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 - £377
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OCA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8358 10527 9571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.36% 21.60% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5023 6658 5658
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 363 482
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +19.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

OCA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing OCA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for OCA in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OCA in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for OCA in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCA in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OCA in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCA within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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
South East - 7 £383 - 1
OCA
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OCA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for OCA.

1 9 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 8 (88.89%) RHCE
2 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) Computer Science
2 8 (88.89%) Degree
3 7 (77.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 7 (77.78%) Mathematics
3 7 (77.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (77.78%) Brocade
3 7 (77.78%) Korn
3 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 7 (77.78%) AWK
3 7 (77.78%) NetBackup
3 7 (77.78%) Sun
3 7 (77.78%) HP
3 7 (77.78%) EMC
3 7 (77.78%) Perl
3 7 (77.78%) Unix
3 7 (77.78%) Solaris
3 7 (77.78%) StorageTek
3 7 (77.78%) Veritas
3 7 (77.78%) Red Hat
3 7 (77.78%) Shell Script
3 7 (77.78%) OCP
3 7 (77.78%) Bourne shell
3 7 (77.78%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Satellite
3 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 7 (77.78%) RHCSA

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Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 1 (11.11%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Introscope
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
1 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Administrator
1 7 (77.78%) Unix Administrator
2 4 (44.44%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (44.44%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 3 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (33.33%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Monitoring Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) J2EE
1 1 (11.11%) JSP
1 1 (11.11%) SAML
1 1 (11.11%) Servlets
1 1 (11.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Computer Science
2 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) CentOS
2 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Solaris
2 7 (77.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Mathematics
2 3 (33.33%) Benchmarking
2 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) QMS
2 3 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 3 (33.33%) Server Hardening
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) OWASP
3 1 (11.11%) Product Management
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) AWK
1 7 (77.78%) Bourne shell
1 7 (77.78%) Korn
1 7 (77.78%) Perl
1 7 (77.78%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Degree
2 8 (88.89%) RHCE
3 7 (77.78%) OCP
3 7 (77.78%) RHCSA
4 1 (11.11%) CISA
4 1 (11.11%) CISSP
4 1 (11.11%) CSSLP
4 1 (11.11%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) GlusterFS
1 7 (77.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) NetBackup
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle ZFS
1 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Satellite
1 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 7 (77.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (11.11%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (11.11%) CA Wily
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 7 (77.78%) Brocade
2 7 (77.78%) EMC
2 7 (77.78%) HP
2 7 (77.78%) Red Hat
2 7 (77.78%) StorageTek
2 7 (77.78%) Sun
2 7 (77.78%) Veritas
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) CA
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) NetQoS
3 1 (11.11%) Nimsoft
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