The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 March 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 Professional (OCP)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 608 587
Rank change year-on-year +36 -21  
Contract jobs citing OCP 4 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.032% 0.029%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.046% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 9
Median daily rate £500 £333 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.37% -19.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £299 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £310 £413
% change year-on-year +33.06% -24.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OCP 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 10398 9760
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.61% 20.81% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5473 6592 5642
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 375 437
Median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +59.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

OCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for OCP 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 OCP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for OCP in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OCP in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OCP 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 OCP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OCP 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 OCP within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
East of England - 2 £413 -
London +32 1 £588 +65.49% 1
South East +16 1 - - 1
OCP
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OCP 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 OCP.

1 13 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 12 (92.31%) Oracle
3 9 (69.23%) Data Guard
3 9 (69.23%) Oracle Database
4 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (53.85%) Oracle RMAN
5 7 (53.85%) SQL
6 6 (46.15%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
7 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
7 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
7 5 (38.46%) Windows
7 5 (38.46%) Linux
7 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
8 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (30.77%) ITIL
8 4 (30.77%) Database Security
8 4 (30.77%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (23.08%) Presales
9 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (23.08%) High Availability
9 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
9 3 (23.08%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (23.08%) Database Tuning

OCP
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 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
2 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (7.69%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DWDM
1 1 (7.69%) SDH
1 1 (7.69%) VLAN
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) Oracle Database
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (46.15%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (23.08%) DTS
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (15.38%) MySQL
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (7.69%) Essbase
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) DBA
1 10 (76.92%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (23.08%) SQL DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Database Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Hyperion Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Optical Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Clustering
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Unix
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (30.77%) Database Security
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Database Tuning
3 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (23.08%) High Availability
3 3 (23.08%) Presales
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (7.69%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) DRM
5 1 (7.69%) ERP
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Remediation Plan
5 1 (7.69%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
3 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
3 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (23.08%) MCDBA
3 3 (23.08%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) IBM Certification
4 1 (7.69%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) Data Guard
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.69%) Hyperion
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Nortel
4 1 (7.69%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) Virgin Media
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £56 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago