Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 869 888 866
Rank change year-on-year +19 -22 +23
Contract jobs citing OCA 9 6 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.006% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.047% 0.027% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 18
UK median daily rate £383 - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 - £373
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19215 21966 22712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 20.73% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11759 13662 13661
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £382
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.44% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 873 1092
UK median hourly rate £26.55 £26.00 £24.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.13% +7.12% +27.75%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +8.00% +31.58%

OCA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OCA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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

OCA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OCA over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OCA in the UK

OCA
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 4 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 9 £383 - 1
UK excluding London +37 8 £383 -
South East - 8 £383 -
London - 1 £580 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 November 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%) Perl
2 8 (88.89%) Unix
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
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%) VMware
3 7 (77.78%) AWK
3 7 (77.78%) NetBackup
3 7 (77.78%) Oracle
3 7 (77.78%) RHCE
3 7 (77.78%) Sun
3 7 (77.78%) HP
3 7 (77.78%) EMC
3 7 (77.78%) OCP
3 7 (77.78%) Solaris
3 7 (77.78%) Brocade
3 7 (77.78%) Korn
3 7 (77.78%) Degree
3 7 (77.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 7 (77.78%) Mathematics
3 7 (77.78%) Computer Science
3 7 (77.78%) CentOS
3 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (77.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (77.78%) Bourne shell
3 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Satellite
3 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk

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%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
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%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Computer Science
2 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
1 8 (88.89%) Unix
2 7 (77.78%) CentOS
2 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Solaris
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
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%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Perl
2 7 (77.78%) AWK
2 7 (77.78%) Bourne shell
2 7 (77.78%) Korn
2 7 (77.78%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Degree
2 7 (77.78%) OCP
2 7 (77.78%) RHCE
2 7 (77.78%) RHCSA
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%) Ansible
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Brocade
1 7 (77.78%) EMC
1 7 (77.78%) HP
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
1 7 (77.78%) Red Hat
1 7 (77.78%) StorageTek
1 7 (77.78%) Sun
1 7 (77.78%) Veritas
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Atlassian
2 1 (11.11%) CA
2 1 (11.11%) Nimsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy