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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 184 203 188
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Contract jobs citing OLTP 6 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.084% 0.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.52% 0.34% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Average daily rate
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£406 £365 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £354 £411
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £365 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
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
1161 1455 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.94% 24.33% 23.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 1084 1062
Average daily rate £428 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £572
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 £94.25 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.80% +163.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 9 (69.23%) SQL
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
1 9 (69.23%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (61.54%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (46.15%) ETL
3 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 5 (38.46%) Data Modelling
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) Degree
5 4 (30.77%) Project Management
5 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
6 3 (23.08%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (23.08%) Data Integration
6 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
6 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 3 (23.08%) Change Control
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
6 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
6 3 (23.08%) Sybase
6 3 (23.08%) XML
6 3 (23.08%) C#
6 3 (23.08%) .NET
6 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
6 3 (23.08%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
1 9 (69.23%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (15.38%) MySQL
5 2 (15.38%) OLAP
5 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
5 2 (15.38%) VLDB
5 2 (15.38%) Big Data
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (15.38%) Apache Hive
5 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (15.38%) Talend Open Studio
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Billing
3 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) DBA
3 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
3 2 (15.38%) VBA Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (7.69%) QlikView Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Data Integration Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Business Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Data Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) XML
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) XSD
2 2 (15.38%) XSL
2 2 (15.38%) XSLT
3 1 (7.69%) XML Schema
3 1 (7.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Integration
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.69%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (46.15%) ETL
3 5 (38.46%) 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 Cleansing
5 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 3 (23.08%) Change Control
5 3 (23.08%) Validation
6 2 (15.38%) Migration
6 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
6 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
6 2 (15.38%) Time Management
6 2 (15.38%) Data Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 2 (15.38%) VBA
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCTS
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Basel III
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Sybase
4 2 (15.38%) Teradata
4 2 (15.38%) Vertica
4 2 (15.38%) Talend
5 1 (7.69%) Tableau
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) MKS