The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OCPJP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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 Professional Java SE Programmer (formerly Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP))
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 617 600
Rank change year-on-year +45 -17  
Contract jobs citing OCPJP 8 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.019% 0.021% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.097% 0.095% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 9
Median daily rate £370 £435 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.94% +5.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £399 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £482 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £460 £441
% change year-on-year -7.60% +4.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OCPJP 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 8246 10528 9609
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.41% 21.61% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4958 6660 5680
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 441 363 484
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +22.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.50 £13.25
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%  

OCPJP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for OCPJP in England

OCPJP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OCPJP in England

OCPJP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OCPJP in England

OCPJP
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 OCPJP within the England region over the 3 months to 25 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
North West - 5 £425 -
London +7 3 £370 -8.92%
OCPJP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OCPJP 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 OCPJP.

1 16 (88.89%) HTML
1 16 (88.89%) CSS
2 15 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 14 (77.78%) J2EE
3 14 (77.78%) OOA/OOD
3 14 (77.78%) Open Source
4 13 (72.22%) Node.js
4 13 (72.22%) Data Modelling
4 13 (72.22%) SOA
4 13 (72.22%) MVC
4 13 (72.22%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (66.67%) ERwin
5 12 (66.67%) Unix
5 12 (66.67%) Linux
6 11 (61.11%) Oracle
6 11 (61.11%) Java
6 11 (61.11%) JSP
7 10 (55.56%) Spring
7 10 (55.56%) React
8 9 (50.00%) AngularJS
8 9 (50.00%) Servlets
9 8 (44.44%) WebLogic
9 8 (44.44%) EJB
9 8 (44.44%) SQL
9 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (44.44%) JMS
10 7 (38.89%) JSTL
10 7 (38.89%) Spring MVC
10 7 (38.89%) MySQL
10 7 (38.89%) Ant

OCPJP
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 8 (44.44%) WebLogic
2 6 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
4 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
5 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 13 (72.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (22.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) ERwin
2 7 (38.89%) Ant
2 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
2 7 (38.89%) SonarQube
3 4 (22.22%) gulp
3 4 (22.22%) Mocha
4 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 2 (11.11%) JUnit
5 1 (5.56%) Lombardi
General
1 5 (27.78%) Advertising
2 2 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Developer
2 9 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (38.89%) Applications Developer
4 6 (33.33%) Java Applications Developer
4 6 (33.33%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (5.56%) BPM Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Business Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Business Process Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Business Process Management Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Management Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Process Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) CSS
1 16 (88.89%) HTML
2 14 (77.78%) J2EE
3 13 (72.22%) Node.js
4 11 (61.11%) JSP
5 10 (55.56%) React
5 10 (55.56%) Spring
6 9 (50.00%) AngularJS
6 9 (50.00%) Servlets
7 8 (44.44%) EJB
7 8 (44.44%) JMS
8 7 (38.89%) JSTL
8 7 (38.89%) Spring MVC
9 4 (22.22%) Redux
10 3 (16.67%) Middleware
11 2 (11.11%) JPA
11 2 (11.11%) XML
12 1 (5.56%) CSS3
12 1 (5.56%) HTML5
12 1 (5.56%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Linux
1 12 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) OOA/OOD
1 14 (77.78%) Open Source
2 13 (72.22%) Data Modelling
2 13 (72.22%) MVC
2 13 (72.22%) SOA
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (38.89%) Physical Data Model
5 6 (33.33%) Scrum
6 4 (22.22%) Component Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 4 (22.22%) Task Automation
7 3 (16.67%) UML
8 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (11.11%) OO
8 2 (11.11%) Web Development
9 1 (5.56%) Multithreaded Programming
9 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
9 1 (5.56%) Process Management
9 1 (5.56%) RAD
9 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 11 (61.11%) Java
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) Python
5 4 (22.22%) ECMAScript
5 4 (22.22%) ES6
6 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Sun Certification
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Certification
2 1 (5.56%) OCMJD
2 1 (5.56%) OCPJWCD
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) IBM
2 2 (11.11%) Sun