Period
to 21 January 2020

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 21 January 2020 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 731 873 892
Rank change year-on-year +142 +19 -35
Contract jobs citing OCA 10 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.019% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.064% 0.10% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 3
UK median daily rate £450 £525 £580
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -9.48% -
10th Percentile £420 £481 £523
90th Percentile £480 £590 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £550 -
% change year-on-year -22.73% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £41.53 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.53 -

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 15,547 18,984 18,833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.33% 19.21% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,576 11,318 11,582
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £256 £258 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 740 879 821
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £24.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +10.09% -3.92%
10th Percentile £14.49 £12.57 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £51.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £25.69
% change year-on-year +27.27% +7.05% -6.58%

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 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 5 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 21 January 2020. 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 +133 9 £450 -14.29% 2
London +115 8 £450 -10.00%
UK excluding London +80 2 £425 -22.73% 2
South West +2 1 £425 -22.73% 1
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing OCA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for OCA.

1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 9 (90.00%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (90.00%) Oracle Database
3 8 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (80.00%) Perl
3 8 (80.00%) Migration
3 8 (80.00%) Sybase
3 8 (80.00%) Data Guard
3 8 (80.00%) OCP
3 8 (80.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 7 (70.00%) Banking
4 7 (70.00%) ITIL
4 7 (70.00%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (50.00%) Public Sector
6 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
8 1 (10.00%) Loose Coupling
8 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
8 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
8 1 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (10.00%) Spatial Data
8 1 (10.00%) PowerCLI
8 1 (10.00%) vCenter Server
8 1 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
8 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) Oracle Database
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (10.00%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (70.00%) Banking
2 5 (50.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) DBA
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle DBA
2 7 (70.00%) Senior DBA
2 7 (70.00%) Senior Oracle DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Database Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Migration
1 8 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (70.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Loose Coupling
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 8 (80.00%) OCP
3 7 (70.00%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) MCSA
5 1 (10.00%) MCSE
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (90.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 8 (80.00%) Data Guard
3 1 (10.00%) PowerCLI
3 1 (10.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
2 8 (80.00%) Sybase
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) VMware