Period
to 26 January 2020

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 26 January 2020 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 728 866 889
Rank change year-on-year +138 +23 -11
Contract jobs citing OCPJP 11 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.012% 0.003%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.073% 0.063% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 2
UK median daily rate £390 £494 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.01% +16.18% +5.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 - £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 15,155 19,009 19,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.34% 19.25% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,341 11,324 11,815
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 898 837
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.86 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.29% +15.43% -4.76%
10th Percentile £14.33 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £51.40 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £25.83
% change year-on-year +23.64% +6.47% -6.07%

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 8 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 26 January 2020. 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 +126 8 £390 -21.01%
London +133 6 - -
UK excluding London +95 5 £390 -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
East of England +27 1 £390 -
North West - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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 11 (100.00%) Java
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle
2 9 (81.82%) Spring
2 9 (81.82%) AWS
2 9 (81.82%) Spring Boot
3 8 (72.73%) Docker
3 8 (72.73%) Maven
3 8 (72.73%) Ant
3 8 (72.73%) WebLogic
3 8 (72.73%) Tomcat
4 7 (63.64%) Linux
4 7 (63.64%) Jenkins
4 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
4 7 (63.64%) Oracle Database
5 6 (54.55%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (54.55%) Python
6 5 (45.45%) Unix
6 5 (45.45%) Sun
6 5 (45.45%) JUnit
6 5 (45.45%) MySQL
6 5 (45.45%) Sun Certification
6 5 (45.45%) User Stories
6 5 (45.45%) Microservices
7 4 (36.36%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (36.36%) Physical Data Model
7 4 (36.36%) React
7 4 (36.36%) SonarQube
7 4 (36.36%) Lambda Expressions
7 4 (36.36%) Spring Cloud
7 4 (36.36%) Docker Swarm

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 (72.73%) Tomcat
1 8 (72.73%) WebLogic
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 9 (81.82%) AWS
2 4 (36.36%) Amazon EKS
2 4 (36.36%) GitHub
3 2 (18.18%) IaaS
3 2 (18.18%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle Database
2 5 (45.45%) MySQL
3 4 (36.36%) InterSystems Cache
3 4 (36.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Ant
1 8 (72.73%) Maven
2 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
2 7 (63.64%) Jenkins
3 6 (54.55%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (45.45%) JUnit
5 4 (36.36%) Eclipse
5 4 (36.36%) Gradle
5 4 (36.36%) IntelliJ
5 4 (36.36%) SonarQube
5 4 (36.36%) TestNG
6 1 (9.09%) JIRA
6 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
1 5 (45.45%) Java Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Lead DevOps
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) Spring
1 9 (81.82%) Spring Boot
2 4 (36.36%) AngularJS
2 4 (36.36%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (36.36%) J2EE
2 4 (36.36%) Java EE
2 4 (36.36%) jQuery
2 4 (36.36%) Lambda Expressions
2 4 (36.36%) React
2 4 (36.36%) REST
2 4 (36.36%) Spring Cloud
2 4 (36.36%) Spring MVC
2 4 (36.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 2 (18.18%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Unix
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Microservices
1 5 (45.45%) User Stories
2 4 (36.36%) Data Modelling
2 4 (36.36%) MVC
2 4 (36.36%) Open Source
2 4 (36.36%) Physical Data Model
2 4 (36.36%) Software Architecture
2 4 (36.36%) Sprint Planning
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Deployment Automation
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure as Code
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) Release Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Release Management
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) Python
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 2 (18.18%) Groovy
5 1 (9.09%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Sun Certification
2 2 (18.18%) MCTS
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) RHCSA
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (18.18%) Ansible
2 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (18.18%) Puppet
2 2 (18.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) Sun
3 2 (18.18%) TIBCO
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat