The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OCAJ qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 April 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 Java (formerly Sun Certified Java Associate (SCJA))
UK / England
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 623 605
Contract jobs citing OCAJ 0 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England - 0.016% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.074% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Median daily rate - £310 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -31.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £310 £451
% change year-on-year - -31.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OCAJ 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 8654 10775 9998
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.18% 20.97% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5380 6853 5750
Median daily rate £425 £405 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.05% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 347 473
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.55 £47.83 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.10 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.96% +33.78%  

OCAJ
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for OCAJ in England

OCAJ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OCAJ in England