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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)
Rank 59 56 55
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing OLAP 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.27% 0.76% 0.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.43% 3.11% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +9.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £140.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
- +258.97%
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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
140 161 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.69% 24.39% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 116 90
Average daily rate £350 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.21% +15.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (77.78%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (66.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (22.22%) VBA
5 2 (22.22%) MDX
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) Data Validation
6 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (11.11%) Big Data
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL
6 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 1 (11.11%) ETL
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) Validation
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum

OLAP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (77.78%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (11.11%) Big Data
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Business Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server BI Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Validation
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Data Validation
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VBA
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft