The table below looks at the statistics for OLTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OLTP over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 504 513 460
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -53
Contract jobs citing OLTP 85 46 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.097% 0.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.81% 0.43% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 22 36
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£340 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.84% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £239 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £388 £339
% change year-on-year
-13.54% +14.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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UK

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 England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
10555 10782 9985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.92% 22.83% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7135 6789 6222
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 248 248
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.46 £15.50 £18.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

OLTP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OLTP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

OLTP Jobs Demand Trend in England

OLTP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OLTP across the England region.

OLTP Daily Rate Trend in England

OLTP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OLTP across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

OLTP Daily Rate Histogram in England

OLTP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OLTP across the England region.

OLTP Hourly Rate Trend in England

OLTP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP within the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +43 58 £358 -1.37% 14
South East -7 20 £335 -18.29% 3
Yorkshire -13 2 - -
South West - 2 £428 - 1
East of England -18 1 - - 3
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 2
OLTP
UK

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 124 (73.81%) SQL
2 110 (65.48%) Oracle
3 88 (52.38%) Data Warehouse
4 87 (51.79%) ETL
5 71 (42.26%) Business Intelligence
6 70 (41.67%) UNIX
7 65 (38.69%) Data Modelling
8 62 (36.90%) Oracle Database
9 57 (33.93%) SQL Server
10 56 (33.33%) OLAP
11 47 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
12 45 (26.79%) PL/SQL
13 35 (20.83%) Relational Database
14 34 (20.24%) Performance Tuning
15 33 (19.64%) Linux
15 33 (19.64%) QA
16 31 (18.45%) Data Integration
17 30 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 30 (17.86%) C++
18 29 (17.26%) Oracle OLAP
18 29 (17.26%) Oracle ODI
19 27 (16.07%) Multithreading
19 27 (16.07%) Microsoft
20 26 (15.48%) OO
21 25 (14.88%) T-SQL
22 24 (14.29%) Java
22 24 (14.29%) Games
23 23 (13.69%) Finance
23 23 (13.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 23 (13.69%) Degree

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 9 (5.36%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (4.76%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.98%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.38%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.38%) IIS
5 1 (0.60%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.60%) SAS
5 1 (0.60%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.79%) MS Office
3 2 (1.19%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.98%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.79%) Academy Housing
2 3 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.19%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.79%) PaaS
2 2 (1.19%) IaaS
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.57%) Internet
2 5 (2.98%) LDAP
3 2 (1.19%) LAN
3 2 (1.19%) WAN
4 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.60%) SAN
4 1 (0.60%) Firewall
4 1 (0.60%) VLAN
4 1 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (52.38%) Data Warehouse
2 62 (36.90%) Oracle Database
3 57 (33.93%) SQL Server
4 56 (33.33%) OLAP
5 35 (20.83%) Relational Database
6 30 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (17.26%) Oracle OLAP
7 29 (17.26%) Oracle ODI
8 23 (13.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (12.50%) RDBMS
9 21 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
10 19 (11.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (10.71%) Big Data
12 17 (10.12%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (9.52%) Hadoop
14 15 (8.93%) DB2
15 13 (7.74%) QlikView
15 13 (7.74%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (7.74%) NoSQL
16 12 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Mercurial
1 7 (4.17%) Talend Open Studio
2 6 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (2.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (2.98%) Subversion
4 4 (2.38%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.38%) ERwin
5 3 (1.79%) Toad
6 2 (1.19%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.19%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.19%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.60%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.60%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.60%) JIRA
7 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (14.29%) Games
2 23 (13.69%) Finance
3 9 (5.36%) Banking
4 8 (4.76%) Retail
5 3 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.19%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.19%) Billing
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) Back Office
7 1 (0.60%) French Language
Job Titles
1 112 (66.67%) Developer
2 28 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 23 (13.69%) Oracle Developer
4 19 (11.31%) Architect
4 19 (11.31%) DBA
5 15 (8.93%) SQL DBA
5 15 (8.93%) Senior Developer
6 14 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 14 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 11 (6.55%) SQL Server DBA
8 10 (5.95%) Analyst
9 9 (5.36%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 8 (4.76%) Data Architect
11 7 (4.17%) Consultant
11 7 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (4.17%) QlikView Developer
12 6 (3.57%) OBIEE Developer
13 5 (2.98%) Administrator
13 5 (2.98%) Data Analyst
14 4 (2.38%) DB2 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.10%) STL
1 22 (13.10%) XML
2 15 (8.93%) .NET
3 14 (8.33%) Web Services
4 12 (7.14%) XSD
5 10 (5.95%) REST
5 10 (5.95%) SOAP
6 8 (4.76%) Middleware
7 7 (4.17%) XSLT
8 5 (2.98%) XML Schema
8 5 (2.98%) HTML
8 5 (2.98%) Spring
8 5 (2.98%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (2.98%) JPA
9 4 (2.38%) JMS
9 4 (2.38%) JDBC
10 2 (1.19%) Oracle Streams
10 2 (1.19%) XSL
11 1 (0.60%) WSDL
11 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (18.45%) Data Integration
2 21 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.52%) Online Games
4 12 (7.14%) Data Structures
4 12 (7.14%) Clustering
5 11 (6.55%) Replication
6 10 (5.95%) Open Source
7 9 (5.36%) Client/Server
8 7 (4.17%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.98%) NHS
9 5 (2.98%) W3C
9 5 (2.98%) Statistics
10 4 (2.38%) Visualisation
10 4 (2.38%) Computer Science
10 4 (2.38%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.19%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (1.19%) Equities
11 2 (1.19%) Neural Network
11 2 (1.19%) HACMP
12 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 70 (41.67%) UNIX
2 33 (19.64%) Linux
3 16 (9.52%) Windows
4 3 (1.79%) Solaris
4 3 (1.79%) AIX
4 3 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.19%) HPUX
6 1 (0.60%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (51.79%) ETL
2 71 (42.26%) Business Intelligence
3 65 (38.69%) Data Modelling
4 47 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (20.24%) Performance Tuning
6 27 (16.07%) Multithreading
7 26 (15.48%) OO
8 23 (13.69%) Database Tuning
9 22 (13.10%) Scrum
10 18 (10.71%) Kimball Methodology
11 14 (8.33%) TDD
11 14 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
12 13 (7.74%) Logical Data Model
12 13 (7.74%) Physical Data Model
13 12 (7.14%) Analytics
14 10 (5.95%) Data Architecture
15 9 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (5.36%) Data Analysis
16 8 (4.76%) UML
17 7 (4.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 124 (73.81%) SQL
2 45 (26.79%) PL/SQL
3 30 (17.86%) C++
4 25 (14.88%) T-SQL
5 24 (14.29%) Java
6 17 (10.12%) Shell Script
7 12 (7.14%) Perl
8 11 (6.55%) C#
8 11 (6.55%) Python
9 6 (3.57%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.98%) XPath
10 5 (2.98%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.79%) VBA
12 2 (1.19%) Korn
13 1 (0.60%) VB
13 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (13.69%) Degree
2 10 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.57%) MCTS
6 4 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.79%) MCITP
8 1 (0.60%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (19.64%) QA
2 11 (6.55%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.19%) Basel III
4 1 (0.60%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.19%) GPFS
5 1 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.17%) SCOM
1 7 (4.17%) Data Guard
2 5 (2.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.79%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.60%) Zenoss
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 110 (65.48%) Oracle
2 27 (16.07%) Microsoft
3 20 (11.90%) Teradata
4 17 (10.12%) IBM
5 13 (7.74%) Netezza
6 12 (7.14%) Sybase
6 12 (7.14%) Informatica
7 8 (4.76%) Tableau
7 8 (4.76%) Ab Initio
7 8 (4.76%) MicroStrategy
8 7 (4.17%) BMC
8 7 (4.17%) Talend
9 6 (3.57%) Cognos
9 6 (3.57%) SAP
10 5 (2.98%) Business Objects
11 4 (2.38%) VMware
11 4 (2.38%) Intel
12 3 (1.79%) HP
12 3 (1.79%) NetApp
12 3 (1.79%) Vertica
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