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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 190 195 196
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing OLTP 6 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.11% 0.067%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.48% 0.42% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -18.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £354 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £401 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +3.32%
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
1252 1659 1417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.40% 24.95% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 1243 1097
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £41.53 £20.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.76% +101.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £34.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £151.85 £49.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (53.85%) Oracle
3 7 (53.85%) ETL
3 7 (53.85%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (46.15%) Data Modelling
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
6 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (30.77%) Banking
6 4 (30.77%) Degree
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (30.77%) Project Management
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 4 (30.77%) Linux
6 4 (30.77%) C#
6 4 (30.77%) .NET
6 4 (30.77%) Sybase
7 3 (23.08%) XML
7 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
7 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
7 3 (23.08%) Teradata
7 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
7 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
7 3 (23.08%) Data Integration
7 3 (23.08%) Data Architecture
7 3 (23.08%) Hadoop

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (15.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (61.54%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
5 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
6 2 (15.38%) VLDB
6 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (15.38%) MySQL
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (15.38%) Apache Hive
6 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
6 2 (15.38%) Big Data
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (7.69%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (7.69%) QlikView
7 1 (7.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Talend Open Studio
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Billing
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) DBA
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
3 2 (15.38%) VBA Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Server Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Data Integration Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) XSD
3 2 (15.38%) XSL
3 2 (15.38%) XSLT
4 1 (7.69%) XML Schema
4 1 (7.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Integration
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) Debian
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ETL
1 7 (53.85%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (46.15%) Data Modelling
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (23.08%) Data Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (15.38%) Change Control
6 2 (15.38%) Quantitative Risk Management
6 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 2 (15.38%) Logical Data Model
6 2 (15.38%) Physical Data Model
6 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
6 2 (15.38%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (15.38%) Validation
6 2 (15.38%) Migration
6 2 (15.38%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
3 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
4 2 (15.38%) VBA
5 1 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) MCTS
3 1 (7.69%) MCITP
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
1 2 (15.38%) Basel III
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Sybase
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Teradata
4 2 (15.38%) Vertica
4 2 (15.38%) Talend
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat