The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OC4J skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OC4J over the 3 months to 28 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 Containers for J2EE (OC4J)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 632 635
Rank change year-on-year +27 +3  
Contract jobs citing OC4J 3 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.013% 0.013%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.021% 0.047% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 6
Median daily rate £400 £442 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.39% +7.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £441 £413
% change year-on-year -9.24% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OC4J is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14193 14997 14342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.48% 27.99% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9846 10410 9296
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 223 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

OC4J
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OC4J as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for OC4J in the UK

OC4J
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OC4J.

Contractor daily rate trend for OC4J in the UK

OC4J
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OC4J.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OC4J in the UK

OC4J
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OC4J within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +26 2 - -
London +25 2 - -
Glasgow - 1 £400 -
Scotland - 1 £400 -

OC4J
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OC4J also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OC4J.

1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) RDBMS
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database
2 5 (83.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (50.00%) Tru64
4 3 (50.00%) Law
4 3 (50.00%) Unix
4 3 (50.00%) AIX
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) JBoss
4 3 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (33.33%) Apache
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (33.33%) Workflow
5 2 (33.33%) SSL
5 2 (33.33%) ProC
5 2 (33.33%) Security Patching
5 2 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (33.33%) Retail

OC4J
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (66.67%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (50.00%) JBoss
3 2 (33.33%) Apache
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle iProcurement
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database
1 5 (83.33%) RDBMS
1 5 (83.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) ProC
General
1 3 (50.00%) Law
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) DBA
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) AIX
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Tru64
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
1 2 (33.33%) Security Patching
1 2 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle