Period
to 24 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OCPJP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 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 Professional Java SE Programmer (formerly Sun Certified Java Programmer, SCJP)
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 822 885 817
Rank change year-on-year +63 -68 +77
Contract jobs citing OCPJP 25 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.005% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.026% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 15
UK median daily rate £529 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.32% +18.75% -8.05%
10th Percentile £493 £438 £350
90th Percentile £550 £513 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £540 - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OCPJP 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 17,156 18,978 18,468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.88% 18.93% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,354 11,349 11,402
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £266 £238 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 804 859 937
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.56 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.51% -18.13% -3.23%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.58 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -19.35% -11.43%

OCPJP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OCPJP in the UK

OCPJP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OCPJP in the UK

OCPJP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OCPJP in the UK

OCPJP
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCPJP within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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 +62 21 £525 +10.53%
East of England - 16 £540 -
UK excluding London - 16 £540 -
London +43 5 £525 +10.53%

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing OCPJP 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 OCPJP.

1 25 (100.00%) Java
1 25 (100.00%) JUnit
1 25 (100.00%) Sun
1 25 (100.00%) Sun Certification
1 25 (100.00%) Spring
2 24 (96.00%) Oracle
3 20 (80.00%) Scrum
3 20 (80.00%) Red Hat
3 20 (80.00%) SOAP
3 20 (80.00%) MySQL
3 20 (80.00%) Unix
3 20 (80.00%) Linux
3 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (80.00%) TDD
3 20 (80.00%) JIRA
3 20 (80.00%) CentOS
3 20 (80.00%) Git (software)
3 20 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (80.00%) SoapUI
3 20 (80.00%) BDD
3 20 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 20 (80.00%) User Stories
3 20 (80.00%) Oracle Database
3 20 (80.00%) Microservices
3 20 (80.00%) Spring Boot
3 20 (80.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 20 (80.00%) Epics
4 14 (56.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (52.00%) Continuous Improvement Process
6 11 (44.00%) Problem-Solving

OCPJP
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 5 (20.00%) GlassFish
1 5 (20.00%) JCAPS
1 5 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 5 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 20 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (80.00%) MySQL
1 20 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (100.00%) JUnit
2 20 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 20 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 20 (80.00%) JIRA
2 20 (80.00%) SoapUI
3 6 (24.00%) Maven
4 5 (20.00%) Ant
4 5 (20.00%) Subversion
5 1 (4.00%) Checkstyle
General
1 5 (20.00%) Back Office
1 5 (20.00%) Banking
1 5 (20.00%) Wholesale Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (84.00%) Developer
2 15 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 12 (48.00%) Lead Developer
3 12 (48.00%) Lead Java Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Integration Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Java Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Java Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Java Development Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) JCAPS Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (4.00%) SeeBeyond Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) Spring
2 20 (80.00%) SOAP
2 20 (80.00%) Spring Boot
3 5 (20.00%) DOM
3 5 (20.00%) J2EE
3 5 (20.00%) Java EE
3 5 (20.00%) JDBC
3 5 (20.00%) JMS
3 5 (20.00%) Middleware
3 5 (20.00%) SAX
3 5 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (8.00%) Spring Integration
5 1 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (4.00%) XML Schema
5 1 (4.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) CentOS
1 20 (80.00%) Linux
1 20 (80.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (80.00%) BDD
1 20 (80.00%) Epics
1 20 (80.00%) Microservices
1 20 (80.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
1 20 (80.00%) Scrum
1 20 (80.00%) TDD
1 20 (80.00%) User Stories
2 14 (56.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (52.00%) Continuous Improvement Process
4 11 (44.00%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.00%) SDLC
6 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (12.00%) Change Control
7 3 (12.00%) EAI
8 1 (4.00%) Kanban
8 1 (4.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) XPath
3 3 (12.00%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Sun Certification
2 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Control-M
2 1 (4.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Sun
2 24 (96.00%) Oracle
3 20 (80.00%) Red Hat