The table below looks at the statistics for OLTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OLTP over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 144 193 200
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +7
Contract jobs citing OLTP 6 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.70% 0.50% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 7
Average daily rate £525 £406 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% +12.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £528 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 - -
OLTP
London

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 City of London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
860 1206 1439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 27.30% 23.47% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 954 1059
Average daily rate £475 £428 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% +16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +17.11%

OLTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

OLTP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

OLTP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OLTP across the City of London region.

OLTP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

OLTP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OLTP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

OLTP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

OLTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OLTP across the City of London region.

OLTP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing OLTP 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 OLTP.

1 7 (77.78%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) OLAP
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) ETL
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (44.44%) Data Architecture
4 3 (33.33%) Investment Management
4 3 (33.33%) Data Validation
4 3 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (33.33%) Analytics
4 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
4 3 (33.33%) ISO20022
4 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (33.33%) Middleware
4 3 (33.33%) FpML
4 3 (33.33%) Change Management
4 3 (33.33%) Validation
4 3 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) UML
4 3 (33.33%) OO
5 2 (22.22%) Banking
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Data Management

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing OLTP 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 OLTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (55.56%) OLAP
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (11.11%) Big Data
4 1 (11.11%) Data Mart
4 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
4 1 (11.11%) MS Access
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Text Mining
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Architect
2 4 (44.44%) Data Architect
3 3 (33.33%) Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (11.11%) MiFID Architect
5 1 (11.11%) OLAP Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Report Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior SQL Server Developer
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (33.33%) FpML
1 3 (33.33%) Middleware
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
1 3 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Fixed Income
3 1 (11.11%) Interest Rate Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Data Architecture
1 4 (44.44%) ETL
2 3 (33.33%) Analytics
2 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 3 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 3 (33.33%) Investment Management
2 3 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
2 3 (33.33%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) UML
2 3 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Data Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (11.11%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) ISO20022
2 1 (11.11%) MiFID
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle