Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 852 885 864
Rank change year-on-year +33 -21 -1
Contract jobs citing OCA 19 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.099% 0.021% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
UK median daily rate £525 £580 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.48% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 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 19,116 18,961 19,641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.18% 19.03% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,386 11,640 12,325
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £250
90th Percentile £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 895 831 868
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £24.98 £25.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.09% -3.69% -5.68%
10th Percentile £12.64 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £49.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.69 £27.00
% change year-on-year +7.05% -4.85% -4.21%

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 22 January 2019.

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 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 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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 +23 19 £525 -9.48% 5
UK excluding London -16 18 £550 - 6
South West - 12 £550 - 1
Midlands - 6 £500 - 1
West Midlands - 4 - -
London +19 1 £500 -13.79% 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 19 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 18 (94.74%) Oracle
3 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
3 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (63.16%) VMware
4 12 (63.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (63.16%) SC Cleared
4 12 (63.16%) CCNA
4 12 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (63.16%) Cisco
4 12 (63.16%) Windows
4 12 (63.16%) MCSE
4 12 (63.16%) MCSA
4 12 (63.16%) PowerShell
4 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
4 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (63.16%) Windows Server
4 12 (63.16%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (63.16%) vCenter Server
5 11 (57.89%) PowerCLI
5 11 (57.89%) Data Centre
5 11 (57.89%) Reverse Engineering
6 9 (47.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 8 (42.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (42.11%) JIRA
7 8 (42.11%) Atlassian
7 8 (42.11%) Confluence
7 8 (42.11%) REST
8 7 (36.84%) Deployment Automation

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 8 (42.11%) Confluence
2 2 (10.53%) Mendix
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (42.11%) JIRA
2 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) PowerShell Engineer
2 9 (47.37%) Automation Engineer
2 9 (47.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (31.58%) Developer
4 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL Developer
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) CSS Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) PowerShell Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) REST
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) HTML5
2 2 (10.53%) Java SE
2 2 (10.53%) jQuery
2 2 (10.53%) JSON
2 2 (10.53%) RESTful
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) WSDL
2 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (10.53%) Smart Meter
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Reinsurance
4 1 (5.26%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
1 12 (63.16%) Windows Server
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (57.89%) Reverse Engineering
4 9 (47.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (36.84%) Deployment Automation
6 6 (31.58%) NsoIT
6 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
7 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
8 4 (21.05%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (21.05%) SDLC
9 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
9 3 (15.79%) Migration
10 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
10 2 (10.53%) Change Management
10 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
10 2 (10.53%) Data Extraction
10 2 (10.53%) OO
10 2 (10.53%) Scrum
10 2 (10.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) PowerShell
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
4 2 (10.53%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) Java 8
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) PHP
4 2 (10.53%) TypeScript
5 1 (5.26%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 12 (63.16%) CCNA
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (63.16%) MCSA
2 12 (63.16%) MCSE
2 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (63.16%) SC Cleared
2 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 12 (63.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) OCAJ
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) vCenter Server
2 11 (57.89%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Oracle
2 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
3 12 (63.16%) Cisco
3 12 (63.16%) VMware
4 8 (42.11%) Atlassian