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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 197 210 223
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +13
Contract jobs citing OLTP 6 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.21% 0.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.46% 0.91% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 2
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£550 £413 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -17.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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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 City of London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1305 1640 1611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.10% 22.91% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1223 1172
Average daily rate £450 £435 £446
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 19
Average hourly rate £44.50 £36.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.91% +12.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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
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 16 September 2014, 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 12 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 8 (53.33%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (53.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (46.67%) Finance
5 7 (46.67%) Oracle
5 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
6 6 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (40.00%) Time Management
7 5 (33.33%) Degree
7 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (33.33%) ETL
7 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (26.67%) Data Architecture
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (26.67%) Migration
8 4 (26.67%) RDBMS
8 4 (26.67%) .NET
8 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
8 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
8 4 (26.67%) OLAP
8 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
9 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (20.00%) Banking
9 3 (20.00%) Billing
9 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 8 (53.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
7 4 (26.67%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (26.67%) RDBMS
7 4 (26.67%) OLAP
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (13.33%) DTS
10 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (6.67%) QlikView
10 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Billing
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server BI Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Database Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (6.67%) VBA Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) XML
2 3 (20.00%) XSD
2 3 (20.00%) XSL
2 3 (20.00%) XSLT
3 2 (13.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (6.67%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (40.00%) Time Management
2 6 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (33.33%) ETL
4 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Data Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (13.33%) OO
6 2 (13.33%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (13.33%) Quantitative Risk Management
6 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
2 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
3 3 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) Basel III
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Tableau
3 2 (13.33%) Teradata
3 2 (13.33%) Sybase