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 3 months to 27 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 Java SE Programmer (formerly Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP))
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 602 643 633
Rank change year-on-year +41 -10  
Contract jobs citing OCPJP 8 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.020% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.088% 0.093% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 9
Median daily rate £370 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.90% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £400 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £441
% change year-on-year -5.55% +2.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9042 11823 10443
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.90% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5400 7392 6106
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 454 538
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +17.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

OCPJP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OCPJP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 7 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 3 months to 27 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 +19 8 £370 -15.90%
North West - 5 £425 -
Liverpool - 4 £425 -
Merseyside - 4 £425 -
London +4 3 £370 -8.92%
Lancashire - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OCPJP 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 OCPJP.

1 16 (94.12%) HTML
1 16 (94.12%) CSS
2 15 (88.24%) JavaScript
3 14 (82.35%) J2EE
3 14 (82.35%) OOA/OOD
3 14 (82.35%) Open Source
4 13 (76.47%) MVC
4 13 (76.47%) Data Modelling
4 13 (76.47%) SOA
4 13 (76.47%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (76.47%) Node.js
5 12 (70.59%) ERwin
5 12 (70.59%) Unix
5 12 (70.59%) Linux
6 10 (58.82%) Oracle
6 10 (58.82%) Java
6 10 (58.82%) JSP
6 10 (58.82%) React
7 9 (52.94%) AngularJS
7 9 (52.94%) Servlets
7 9 (52.94%) Spring
8 8 (47.06%) JMS
8 8 (47.06%) WebLogic
8 8 (47.06%) EJB
8 8 (47.06%) SQL
9 7 (41.18%) MySQL
9 7 (41.18%) Ant
9 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (41.18%) JSTL
9 7 (41.18%) Spring MVC

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 8 (47.06%) WebLogic
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 13 (76.47%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (23.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) ERwin
2 7 (41.18%) Ant
2 7 (41.18%) Jenkins
2 7 (41.18%) SonarQube
3 4 (23.53%) gulp
3 4 (23.53%) Mocha
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) JUnit
4 1 (5.88%) Lombardi
General
1 5 (29.41%) Advertising
2 2 (11.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) Java Developer
3 7 (41.18%) Applications Developer
4 6 (35.29%) Java Applications Developer
4 6 (35.29%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (5.88%) BPM Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Business Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Business Process Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Business Process Management Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Management Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Process Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) CSS
1 16 (94.12%) HTML
2 14 (82.35%) J2EE
3 13 (76.47%) Node.js
4 10 (58.82%) JSP
4 10 (58.82%) React
5 9 (52.94%) AngularJS
5 9 (52.94%) Servlets
5 9 (52.94%) Spring
6 8 (47.06%) EJB
6 8 (47.06%) JMS
7 7 (41.18%) JSTL
7 7 (41.18%) Spring MVC
8 4 (23.53%) Redux
9 2 (11.76%) Middleware
9 2 (11.76%) XML
10 1 (5.88%) Dojo
10 1 (5.88%) IBM Integration Bus
10 1 (5.88%) Struts
10 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Linux
1 12 (70.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) OOA/OOD
1 14 (82.35%) Open Source
2 13 (76.47%) Data Modelling
2 13 (76.47%) MVC
2 13 (76.47%) SOA
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Physical Data Model
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Component Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
5 4 (23.53%) Task Automation
6 2 (11.76%) UML
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.88%) Multithreaded Programming
7 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
7 1 (5.88%) OO
7 1 (5.88%) Process Management
7 1 (5.88%) RAD
7 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) JavaScript
2 10 (58.82%) Java
3 8 (47.06%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) Python
5 4 (23.53%) ECMAScript
5 4 (23.53%) ES6
6 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Sun Certification
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Certification
2 1 (5.88%) OCMJD
2 1 (5.88%) OCPJWCD
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Certification
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) Sun