Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 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 Professional (OCP)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 862 859 851
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8 -9
Contract jobs citing OCP 13 37 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.035% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.069% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 24 23
UK median daily rate £383 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.29% +7.64% +10.77%
10th Percentile £363 £283 £234
90th Percentile £434 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.63% +11.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OCP 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 18914 21681 22650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 20.68% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11591 13520 13652
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £243
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 861 1091
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% +31.58%

OCP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OCP in the UK

OCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OCP.

Contractor daily rate trend for OCP in the UK

OCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OCP in the UK

OCP
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCP within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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 -1 12 £383 -4.38% 3
UK excluding London +11 10 £383 +2.00% 2
South East +10 5 £383 +2.00% 1
London -35 3 £438 +2.94% 2
North of England +51 2 £360 +20.00%
Midlands +21 2 - -
East Midlands +9 2 - -
North East +64 1 £360 +20.00%
Yorkshire +21 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OCP 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 OCP.

1 13 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 12 (92.31%) Oracle
3 7 (53.85%) Linux
4 6 (46.15%) Degree
4 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
5 5 (38.46%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 5 (38.46%) Mathematics
5 5 (38.46%) Brocade
5 5 (38.46%) Korn
5 5 (38.46%) CentOS
5 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (38.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (38.46%) Bourne shell
5 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 5 (38.46%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (38.46%) RHCSA
5 5 (38.46%) GlusterFS
5 5 (38.46%) Oracle ZFS
5 5 (38.46%) AWK
5 5 (38.46%) NetBackup
5 5 (38.46%) VMware
5 5 (38.46%) RHCE
5 5 (38.46%) StorageTek
5 5 (38.46%) Veritas
5 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
5 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
5 5 (38.46%) Perl
5 5 (38.46%) Sun
5 5 (38.46%) HP

OCP
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 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) InfoPath
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) Essbase
2 1 (7.69%) MS Access
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.69%) General Ledger
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Administrator
2 5 (38.46%) Unix Administrator
3 4 (30.77%) DBA
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (23.08%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (15.38%) Solaris Administrator
6 1 (7.69%) Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Administrator
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) CentOS
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Solaris
2 5 (38.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Mathematics
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Benchmarking
3 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
3 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) ERP
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) QMS
3 2 (15.38%) Quality Management
3 2 (15.38%) Server Hardening
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.69%) Cash Management
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) AWK
1 5 (38.46%) Bourne shell
1 5 (38.46%) Korn
1 5 (38.46%) Perl
1 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 6 (46.15%) Degree
3 5 (38.46%) OCA
3 5 (38.46%) RHCE
3 5 (38.46%) RHCSA
4 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) MBA
5 1 (7.69%) MCSD
5 1 (7.69%) MCSE
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) GlusterFS
1 5 (38.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) NetBackup
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle ZFS
1 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Satellite
1 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 5 (38.46%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) Brocade
2 5 (38.46%) EMC
2 5 (38.46%) HP
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 5 (38.46%) StorageTek
2 5 (38.46%) Sun
2 5 (38.46%) Veritas
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Hyperion
3 1 (7.69%) Nintex