The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the City of London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 196 199 224
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +25
Contract jobs citing OLTP 7 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.52% 0.87% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 4
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£463 £475 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £400 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.16% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1337 1615 1615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.85% 22.71% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1017 1186 1197
Average daily rate £450 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £582 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 £51.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.07% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £13.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.03 £52.50 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.40
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.31%
OLTP
London

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 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 17 (85.00%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (65.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 12 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (55.00%) Finance
6 10 (50.00%) SQL
6 10 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (45.00%) OLAP
7 9 (45.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (40.00%) Degree
8 8 (40.00%) Tableau
9 7 (35.00%) Data Cleansing
9 7 (35.00%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
9 7 (35.00%) Time Management
9 7 (35.00%) .NET
9 7 (35.00%) Data Modelling
10 6 (30.00%) ETL
10 6 (30.00%) Oracle
10 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
10 6 (30.00%) MDX
11 5 (25.00%) Migration
11 5 (25.00%) Data Migration
11 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
11 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (20.00%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (20.00%) Mathematics

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (85.00%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (65.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (45.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (45.00%) OLAP
7 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
9 4 (20.00%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
11 2 (10.00%) DTS
12 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (5.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Billing
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Legal
4 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Database Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Database Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server BI Developer
6 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Data Architect
6 1 (5.00%) DBA
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) MDX
3 3 (15.00%) XML
3 3 (15.00%) XSD
3 3 (15.00%) XSL
3 3 (15.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Statistics
1 4 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (35.00%) Data Modelling
2 7 (35.00%) Time Management
2 7 (35.00%) Data Cleansing
2 7 (35.00%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (30.00%) ETL
4 5 (25.00%) Migration
4 5 (25.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (15.00%) Data Architecture
5 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (5.00%) Analytics
7 1 (5.00%) Data Transformation
7 1 (5.00%) Quantitative Risk Management
7 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
7 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) Basel III
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Tableau
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) Teradata
4 1 (5.00%) Sybase