Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 830 881 836
Rank change year-on-year +51 -45 +53
Contract jobs citing OCA 19 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.007% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.037% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 3
UK median daily rate £500 £383 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.72% - +23.39%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £383
% change year-on-year +4.58% - +23.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £49.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.50 -

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 17,017 18,811 18,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.78% 18.92% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,248 11,270 11,398
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £263 £239 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.88% +3.13% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 846 942
UK median hourly rate £34.76 £24.91 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.55% -16.98% -7.69%
10th Percentile £12.86 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.40 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +28.46% -16.13% -11.43%

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 7 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 June 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 +55 19 £500 +30.72%
UK excluding London +25 12 £400 +4.58%
South West - 9 £400 -
London +50 7 £505 +49.63%
Midlands - 2 £500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
North of England - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 17 June 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
1 19 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) JIRA
3 10 (52.63%) Atlassian
3 10 (52.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (52.63%) Confluence
4 9 (47.37%) Reverse Engineering
4 9 (47.37%) REST
4 9 (47.37%) Data Centre
4 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
4 9 (47.37%) PowerCLI
4 9 (47.37%) vCenter Server
4 9 (47.37%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (47.37%) Deployment Automation
4 9 (47.37%) Infrastructure Automation
4 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
4 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
4 9 (47.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (47.37%) VMware
4 9 (47.37%) MCSE
4 9 (47.37%) MCSA
4 9 (47.37%) Cisco
4 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 9 (47.37%) CCNA
4 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (47.37%) Windows
5 8 (42.11%) Migration

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 10 (52.63%) Confluence
2 2 (10.53%) Mendix
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.26%) Google App Engine
3 1 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.26%) IaaS
3 1 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 10 (52.63%) JIRA
2 8 (42.11%) Bitbucket
3 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.26%) GoCD
4 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (31.58%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Automation Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) PowerShell Engineer
3 7 (36.84%) DBA
3 7 (36.84%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (21.05%) Senior DBA
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 2 (10.53%) Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) CSS Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) REST
2 3 (15.79%) Java SE
3 2 (10.53%) CSS
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) HTML5
3 2 (10.53%) jQuery
3 2 (10.53%) JSON
3 2 (10.53%) RESTful
3 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) WSDL
3 2 (10.53%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (10.53%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
1 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Deployment Automation
2 9 (47.37%) Infrastructure Automation
2 9 (47.37%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (47.37%) Reverse Engineering
2 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
3 8 (42.11%) Migration
4 7 (36.84%) ITIL
4 7 (36.84%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (31.58%) DevOps
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (15.79%) OO
6 3 (15.79%) SDLC
6 3 (15.79%) TDD
7 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
7 2 (10.53%) Data Extraction
7 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
7 2 (10.53%) Kanban
7 2 (10.53%) Scrum
7 2 (10.53%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
2 7 (36.84%) Perl
3 3 (15.79%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) PHP
4 2 (10.53%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) Java 8
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) TypeScript
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 9 (47.37%) CCNA
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (47.37%) MCSA
2 9 (47.37%) MCSE
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (47.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (36.84%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (36.84%) OCP
3 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
3 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 3 (15.79%) OCAJ
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) PowerCLI
1 9 (47.37%) vCenter Server
2 7 (36.84%) Data Guard
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (5.26%) Ansible
3 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Oracle
2 10 (52.63%) Atlassian
3 9 (47.37%) Cisco
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) VMware
4 7 (36.84%) Sybase
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat