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 27 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 Associate (OCA)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 652 635
Rank change year-on-year +49 -17  
Contract jobs citing OCA 7 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.004% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.077% 0.017% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £383 - £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 - £377
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 9042 11823 10443
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.90% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5400 7392 6106
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 454 538
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +17.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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

OCA
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

OCA
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 27 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
England +28 7 £383 - 1
South East - 7 £383 - 1
Redhill - 4 - - 1
Surrey - 4 - - 1
West Sussex - 3 £383 -
Gatwick - 3 £383 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 9 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 8 (88.89%) RHCE
2 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) Computer Science
2 8 (88.89%) Degree
3 7 (77.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 7 (77.78%) Mathematics
3 7 (77.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (77.78%) Brocade
3 7 (77.78%) Korn
3 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 7 (77.78%) AWK
3 7 (77.78%) NetBackup
3 7 (77.78%) Sun
3 7 (77.78%) HP
3 7 (77.78%) EMC
3 7 (77.78%) Perl
3 7 (77.78%) Unix
3 7 (77.78%) Solaris
3 7 (77.78%) StorageTek
3 7 (77.78%) Veritas
3 7 (77.78%) Red Hat
3 7 (77.78%) Shell Script
3 7 (77.78%) OCP
3 7 (77.78%) Bourne shell
3 7 (77.78%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Satellite
3 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 7 (77.78%) RHCSA

OCA
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 (11.11%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Introscope
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
1 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Administrator
1 7 (77.78%) Unix Administrator
2 4 (44.44%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (44.44%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 3 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (33.33%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Monitoring Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) J2EE
1 1 (11.11%) JSP
1 1 (11.11%) SAML
1 1 (11.11%) Servlets
1 1 (11.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Computer Science
2 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) CentOS
2 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Solaris
2 7 (77.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Mathematics
2 3 (33.33%) Benchmarking
2 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) QMS
2 3 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 3 (33.33%) Server Hardening
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) OWASP
3 1 (11.11%) Product Management
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) AWK
1 7 (77.78%) Bourne shell
1 7 (77.78%) Korn
1 7 (77.78%) Perl
1 7 (77.78%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Degree
2 8 (88.89%) RHCE
3 7 (77.78%) OCP
3 7 (77.78%) RHCSA
4 1 (11.11%) CISA
4 1 (11.11%) CISSP
4 1 (11.11%) CSSLP
4 1 (11.11%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) GlusterFS
1 7 (77.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) NetBackup
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle ZFS
1 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Satellite
1 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 7 (77.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (11.11%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (11.11%) CA Wily
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 7 (77.78%) Brocade
2 7 (77.78%) EMC
2 7 (77.78%) HP
2 7 (77.78%) Red Hat
2 7 (77.78%) StorageTek
2 7 (77.78%) Sun
2 7 (77.78%) Veritas
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) CA
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) NetQoS
3 1 (11.11%) Nimsoft
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