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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 181 189 192
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing OLTP 11 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.20% 0.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.81% 0.90% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 17
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £388 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £588 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1363 1334 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 25.12% 22.32% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1095 1009 1069
Average daily rate £450 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £36.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -23.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £27.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £111.50 £47.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.33 £34.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-27.10% +23.00%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 13 (92.86%) SQL
2 11 (78.57%) OLAP
2 11 (78.57%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (64.29%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (64.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (64.29%) Oracle
3 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
3 9 (64.29%) Data Architecture
3 9 (64.29%) Oracle Database
4 8 (57.14%) Oracle Database 12c
4 8 (57.14%) PL/SQL
4 8 (57.14%) ETL
4 8 (57.14%) Banking
4 8 (57.14%) Oracle OLAP
4 8 (57.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (50.00%) Finance
5 7 (50.00%) Data Modelling
6 6 (42.86%) Linux
7 5 (35.71%) Windows
7 5 (35.71%) Data Mining
8 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (28.57%) C
8 4 (28.57%) OCP
8 4 (28.57%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (28.57%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (28.57%) Database Security
9 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
10 2 (14.29%) Law
10 2 (14.29%) Legal

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) OLAP
1 11 (78.57%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (64.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (64.29%) Oracle Database
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle Database 12c
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle OLAP
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (35.71%) Data Mining
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (7.14%) QlikView
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (57.14%) Banking
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Law
3 2 (14.29%) Legal
4 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 8 (57.14%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Oracle Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Report Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Data Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Business Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) QlikView Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) XML Schema
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) FpML
2 1 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris
3 1 (7.14%) Debian
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) Data Architecture
2 8 (57.14%) ETL
3 7 (50.00%) Data Modelling
4 4 (28.57%) Database Security
5 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) ERP
7 1 (7.14%) UML
7 1 (7.14%) OO
7 1 (7.14%) SOA
7 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.14%) Project Management
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.14%) Data Management
7 1 (7.14%) Validation
7 1 (7.14%) Change Management
7 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) PL/SQL
3 4 (28.57%) C
4 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) OCP
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Sybase
3 1 (7.14%) Informatica
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.14%) MKS
3 1 (7.14%) Tableau