The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OCA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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 Associate (OCA)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 639 621
Rank change year-on-year +36 -18  
Contract jobs citing OCA 2 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.017% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.021% 0.080% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Median daily rate £575 £310 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +85.48% -19.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £310 £383
% change year-on-year - -19.11%  
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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9390 11207 10727
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 20.82% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5997 7009 6081
Median daily rate £420 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 409 493
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.51 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.83% +62.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

OCA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OCA in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OCA in the UK

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Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCA within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +43 2 £575 +85.48% 3
City of London - 1 £575 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
London - 1 £575 - 1
South East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 with a requirement for OCA.

1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Introscope
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (25.00%) e-Health
3 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Local Government
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Software Packaging
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) SCOM
3 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) OWASP

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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 1 (25.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Introscope
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Monitoring Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) JSP
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) SAML
1 1 (25.00%) Servlets
1 1 (25.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) e-Health
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) ITSM
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) OWASP
1 1 (25.00%) Product Management
1 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Software Distribution
1 1 (25.00%) Use Case
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CISA
2 1 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) CSSLP
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) RHCE
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (25.00%) CA Wily
1 1 (25.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) CA
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) NetQoS
2 1 (25.00%) Nimsoft
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow