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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 599 632
Rank change year-on-year +6 +33  
Contract jobs citing OCP 21 50 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.093% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.43% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 27 4
UK median daily rate £383 £350 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.28% +1.81%  
10th Percentile £352 £290 £300
90th Percentile £728 £438 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9023 11739 10605
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.15% 21.86% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11468 16146 12734
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
10th Percentile £248 £245 £225
90th Percentile £593 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1038 1097
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +16.08%  
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.43 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.92 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +24.44%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OCP over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 21 £383 +7.36% 2
UK excluding London +37 12 £383 +12.50% 1
London +6 9 £688 +61.76% 1
South East +12 8 £383 +2.00%
Midlands +7 3 - -
North of England +49 1 £310 +3.33% 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 25 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 18 (72.00%) Oracle
3 14 (56.00%) Linux
4 13 (52.00%) Unix
5 12 (48.00%) Perl
5 12 (48.00%) Red Hat
5 12 (48.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (36.00%) Degree
7 8 (32.00%) Shell Script
7 8 (32.00%) Solaris
7 8 (32.00%) Computer Science
7 8 (32.00%) Oracle ZFS
8 7 (28.00%) RHCSA
8 7 (28.00%) GlusterFS
8 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 7 (28.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 7 (28.00%) Mathematics
8 7 (28.00%) Brocade
8 7 (28.00%) CentOS
8 7 (28.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (28.00%) Bourne shell
8 7 (28.00%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (28.00%) VMware
8 7 (28.00%) AWK
8 7 (28.00%) NetBackup
8 7 (28.00%) Korn
8 7 (28.00%) Sun
8 7 (28.00%) HP
8 7 (28.00%) EMC

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 2 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle iProcurement
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (4.00%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (20.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (12.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) DWDM
3 1 (4.00%) Intranet
3 1 (4.00%) SDH
3 1 (4.00%) VLAN
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) DTS
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.00%) Essbase
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Retail
3 3 (12.00%) General Ledger
4 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Administrator
2 7 (28.00%) Unix Administrator
3 5 (20.00%) Architect
3 5 (20.00%) DBA
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (16.00%) DevOps Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Solaris Administrator
4 4 (16.00%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (16.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 3 (12.00%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) SQL DBA
7 1 (4.00%) Designer
7 1 (4.00%) Hyperion Designer
7 1 (4.00%) Optical Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
7 1 (4.00%) Solaris Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Node.js
1 5 (20.00%) Sensu
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Exalytics
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Linux
2 13 (52.00%) Unix
3 12 (48.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (32.00%) Solaris
5 7 (28.00%) CentOS
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (24.00%) ITIL
3 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 5 (20.00%) DevOps
3 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (20.00%) ERP
3 5 (20.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (12.00%) Benchmarking
4 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (12.00%) Cash Management
4 3 (12.00%) Change Management
4 3 (12.00%) Information Security
4 3 (12.00%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (12.00%) QMS
4 3 (12.00%) Quality Management
4 3 (12.00%) Server Hardening
5 2 (8.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) Perl
2 8 (32.00%) Shell Script
3 7 (28.00%) AWK
3 7 (28.00%) Bourne shell
3 7 (28.00%) Korn
4 5 (20.00%) Python
4 5 (20.00%) Ruby
5 3 (12.00%) SQL
6 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Oracle Certification
2 9 (36.00%) Degree
3 7 (28.00%) OCA
3 7 (28.00%) RHCE
3 7 (28.00%) RHCSA
4 4 (16.00%) MBA
5 3 (12.00%) MCSE
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (8.00%) MCDBA
7 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (4.00%) MCSD
7 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) GlusterFS
1 7 (28.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 5 (20.00%) Docker
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (4.00%) Firmware
4 1 (4.00%) NFS
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle ZFS
2 7 (28.00%) NetBackup
2 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 7 (28.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 5 (20.00%) Ansible
3 5 (20.00%) Kubernetes
3 5 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (20.00%) Puppet
3 5 (20.00%) ZABBIX
4 4 (16.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (12.00%) Data Guard
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
6 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Oracle
2 12 (48.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (28.00%) Brocade
3 7 (28.00%) EMC
3 7 (28.00%) HP
3 7 (28.00%) StorageTek
3 7 (28.00%) Sun
3 7 (28.00%) Veritas
3 7 (28.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Hyperion
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Nortel
4 1 (4.00%) Remedy
4 1 (4.00%) Virgin Media