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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 180 199 188
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -11
Contract jobs citing OLTP 10 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.75% 0.84% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 18
Average daily rate
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£444 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £440 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £388 £450
% change year-on-year
-13.54% -13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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
1338 1436 1443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 24.60% 22.17% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1045 1041 1123
Average daily rate £450 £440 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -47.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.23 £27.50 £39.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £102.00 £61.00 £101.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

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
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 17 April 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 15 (88.24%) SQL
2 14 (82.35%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (70.59%) ETL
3 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
3 12 (70.59%) OLAP
3 12 (70.59%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (64.71%) Oracle
5 10 (58.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (52.94%) Oracle OLAP
6 9 (52.94%) Data Architecture
6 9 (52.94%) Oracle Database
6 9 (52.94%) PL/SQL
6 9 (52.94%) Data Modelling
7 8 (47.06%) Banking
7 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (41.18%) Linux
9 6 (35.29%) Windows
9 6 (35.29%) Finance
10 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (29.41%) Data Mining
10 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (23.53%) Database Security
11 4 (23.53%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
11 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
11 4 (23.53%) C
11 4 (23.53%) OCP
11 4 (23.53%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (82.35%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 12 (70.59%) OLAP
3 10 (58.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (52.94%) Oracle OLAP
4 9 (52.94%) Oracle Database
5 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database 12c
5 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (29.41%) Data Mining
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (17.65%) Hadoop
8 2 (11.76%) Apache Hive
8 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
8 2 (11.76%) Big Data
8 2 (11.76%) MySQL
8 2 (11.76%) VLDB
8 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (5.88%) QlikView
9 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (47.06%) Banking
2 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Law
3 2 (11.76%) Legal
4 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Report Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Data Integration Architect
5 1 (5.88%) QlikView Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Data Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Server Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Business Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) J2EE
1 1 (5.88%) XML
1 1 (5.88%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
1 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
1 1 (5.88%) Open Source
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) UNIX
4 1 (5.88%) Solaris
4 1 (5.88%) Debian
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) ETL
1 12 (70.59%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (52.94%) Data Modelling
2 9 (52.94%) Data Architecture
3 4 (23.53%) Database Security
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) ERP
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.88%) SOA
6 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) Validation
6 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.88%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) PL/SQL
3 4 (23.53%) C
3 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) OCP
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Sybase
3 2 (11.76%) Vertica
3 2 (11.76%) Talend
4 1 (5.88%) Informatica
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) MKS
4 1 (5.88%) Teradata
4 1 (5.88%) Tableau