Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 2018 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 870 874 904
Rank change year-on-year +4 +30 -33
Contract jobs citing OCA 24 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.007% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.037% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
UK median daily rate £500 £383 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.72% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £383 -
% change year-on-year +28.10% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 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 19,381 19,071 21,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.77% 18.80% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,449 11,686 13,618
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £254 £220 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 938 892 861
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £12.69 £12.00 £12.14
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -3.64% +1.85% +8.00%

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 19 November 2018.

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 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 19 November 2018. 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 +20 24 £500 +30.72%
UK excluding London +13 20 £490 +28.10%
South West - 15 £550 -
London +10 4 £500 -13.79%
Midlands - 3 £265 -
West Midlands - 3 £265 -
South East -25 2 £383 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 24 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 22 (91.67%) Microsoft
3 20 (83.33%) Oracle
4 17 (70.83%) VMware
5 16 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (62.50%) vCenter Server
6 15 (62.50%) Windows Server
6 15 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (62.50%) PowerShell
6 15 (62.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 15 (62.50%) Windows
6 15 (62.50%) Cisco
6 15 (62.50%) MCSE
6 15 (62.50%) MCSA
6 15 (62.50%) CCNA
6 15 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (58.33%) SC Cleared
7 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
8 12 (50.00%) PowerCLI
8 12 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
8 12 (50.00%) Data Centre
9 10 (41.67%) Confluence
9 10 (41.67%) REST
9 10 (41.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (41.67%) JIRA
9 10 (41.67%) Atlassian
10 9 (37.50%) Software Engineering
11 8 (33.33%) NsoIT

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 (41.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 10 (41.67%) JIRA
2 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) PowerShell Engineer
2 12 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
3 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Solaris Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (16.67%) Reinsurance
4 2 (8.33%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
1 15 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.33%) CentOS
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Solaris
2 2 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 9 (37.50%) Software Engineering
5 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (33.33%) NsoIT
6 6 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (16.67%) Validation
7 4 (16.67%) Workflow
7 4 (16.67%) Workflow Management
8 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
8 2 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.33%) DevOps
8 2 (8.33%) Information Security
8 2 (8.33%) ITIL
8 2 (8.33%) SDLC
8 2 (8.33%) Server Hardening
8 2 (8.33%) Task Automation
8 2 (8.33%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.33%) AWK
3 2 (8.33%) Bourne shell
3 2 (8.33%) Korn
3 2 (8.33%) Perl
3 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 15 (62.50%) CCNA
2 15 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (62.50%) MCSA
2 15 (62.50%) MCSE
2 15 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (62.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 14 (58.33%) SC Cleared
3 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 2 (8.33%) Degree
5 2 (8.33%) OCP
5 2 (8.33%) RHCE
5 2 (8.33%) RHCSA
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) GlusterFS
2 2 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 15 (62.50%) vCenter Server
2 12 (50.00%) PowerCLI
3 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (8.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (83.33%) Oracle
3 17 (70.83%) VMware
4 15 (62.50%) Cisco
5 10 (41.67%) Atlassian
6 2 (8.33%) Brocade
6 2 (8.33%) Centrify
6 2 (8.33%) EMC
6 2 (8.33%) HP
6 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.33%) StorageTek
6 2 (8.33%) Sun
6 2 (8.33%) Veritas