The table below looks at the statistics for OLAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OLAP over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)
Rank 50 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing OLAP 7 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.05% 0.50% 1.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.61% 2.91% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
Average daily rate £389 £368 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.78% +33.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
OLAP
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
152 103 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.86% 17.31% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 62 78
Average daily rate £389 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £279 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

OLAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OLAP across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

OLAP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

OLAP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OLAP across the Birmingham region.

OLAP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

OLAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing OLAP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OLAP.

1 8 (88.89%) ETL
1 8 (88.89%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (77.78%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (44.44%) MDX
4 4 (44.44%) Master Data Management
4 4 (44.44%) Kimball Methodology
4 4 (44.44%) Complex ETL
4 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
4 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) Data Management
4 4 (44.44%) NHS
5 3 (33.33%) Big Data
6 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
7 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
7 1 (11.11%) SAS
7 1 (11.11%) CRM
7 1 (11.11%) Cognos
7 1 (11.11%) VBA

OLAP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing OLAP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OLAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (33.33%) Big Data
4 1 (11.11%) Base SAS
4 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (11.11%) Pentaho
4 1 (11.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (11.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (11.11%) SAS Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) ETL
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Complex ETL
2 4 (44.44%) Data Management
2 4 (44.44%) Kimball Methodology
2 4 (44.44%) Master Data Management
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Database Security
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Cognos
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle