The first table below looks at the demand for OLTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OLTP over the 3 months to 1 August 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 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 362 357 364
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing OLTP 46 57 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.87% 1.04% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 36 15
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £370 £329
% change year-on-year
-12.16% +12.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
5287 5473 5371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.53% 22.54% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3570 3712 3610
Average daily rate £438 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.15% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 53 56
Average hourly rate £26.25 £28.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.40 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
OLTP
England

OLTP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

OLTP Jobs Demand Trend in London

OLTP
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

OLTP Daily Rate Trend in London

OLTP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OLTP across the London region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

OLTP Daily Rate Histogram in London

OLTP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

OLTP Hourly Rate Trend in London

OLTP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP within the London region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
City of London +23 7 £500 +5.26% 6
Chiswick - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
OLTP
England

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 58 (72.50%) SQL
2 47 (58.75%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (48.75%) Oracle
4 32 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 31 (38.75%) Business Intelligence
6 30 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (36.25%) Data Modelling
7 29 (36.25%) Oracle Database
8 28 (35.00%) ETL
9 25 (31.25%) Finance
10 24 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (28.75%) OLAP
11 23 (28.75%) Performance Tuning
12 20 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (25.00%) T-SQL
12 20 (25.00%) UNIX
13 19 (23.75%) Relational Database
14 18 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
15 17 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (20.00%) Oracle ODI
17 15 (18.75%) Degree
18 14 (17.50%) SQL Server 2005
18 14 (17.50%) Linux
18 14 (17.50%) Data Architecture
19 13 (16.25%) Oracle RAC
19 13 (16.25%) Oracle Database 11g
19 13 (16.25%) OO
19 13 (16.25%) PL/SQL
19 13 (16.25%) RDBMS
20 12 (15.00%) Database Tuning

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) LDAP
1 1 (1.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (58.75%) Data Warehouse
2 32 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 30 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (36.25%) Oracle Database
5 24 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (28.75%) OLAP
7 20 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (23.75%) Relational Database
9 18 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (20.00%) Oracle ODI
11 14 (17.50%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (16.25%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (16.25%) RDBMS
13 11 (13.75%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
16 6 (7.50%) Oracle OLAP
17 3 (3.75%) DB2
17 3 (3.75%) DTS
18 2 (2.50%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
1 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.25%) Rational Rose
2 1 (1.25%) Toad
2 1 (1.25%) ERwin
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.25%) Subversion
2 1 (1.25%) Mercurial
General
1 25 (31.25%) Finance
2 11 (13.75%) Games
3 9 (11.25%) Banking
3 9 (11.25%) Retail
4 3 (3.75%) Legal
4 3 (3.75%) Billing
5 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.50%) Marketing
6 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (70.00%) Developer
2 19 (23.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 16 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 15 (18.75%) Architect
5 10 (12.50%) C++ Developer
6 9 (11.25%) Senior Developer
7 8 (10.00%) Data Architect
8 7 (8.75%) Oracle Architect
8 7 (8.75%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 6 (7.50%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (6.25%) SQL DBA
10 5 (6.25%) DBA
11 4 (5.00%) Analyst
11 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
12 3 (3.75%) SQL Server DBA
12 3 (3.75%) Database Architect
13 2 (2.50%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
13 2 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Architect
13 2 (2.50%) Senior SQL DBA
13 2 (2.50%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.75%) MDX
2 10 (12.50%) .NET
2 10 (12.50%) STL
3 6 (7.50%) XML
4 4 (5.00%) XSLT
4 4 (5.00%) XSD
5 3 (3.75%) XSL
6 2 (2.50%) Web Services
7 1 (1.25%) HTML
7 1 (1.25%) XML Schema
7 1 (1.25%) Middleware
7 1 (1.25%) JPA
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Replication
2 6 (7.50%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (6.25%) Online Games
3 5 (6.25%) Data Integration
4 4 (5.00%) Statistics
4 4 (5.00%) Mathematics
4 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.75%) Clustering
6 1 (1.25%) W3C
6 1 (1.25%) Equities
6 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.25%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.25%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.00%) UNIX
2 14 (17.50%) Linux
3 1 (1.25%) AIX
3 1 (1.25%) HPUX
3 1 (1.25%) Solaris
3 1 (1.25%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.75%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (36.25%) Data Modelling
3 28 (35.00%) ETL
4 23 (28.75%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (17.50%) Data Architecture
7 13 (16.25%) OO
8 12 (15.00%) Database Tuning
9 10 (12.50%) SOA
9 10 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
9 10 (12.50%) Multithreading
10 9 (11.25%) Time Management
11 8 (10.00%) Migration
12 7 (8.75%) Data Migration
13 6 (7.50%) TDD
13 6 (7.50%) Software Engineering
13 6 (7.50%) Scrum
13 6 (7.50%) Unit Testing
13 6 (7.50%) Dimensional Modelling
14 5 (6.25%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 58 (72.50%) SQL
2 20 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 13 (16.25%) PL/SQL
4 11 (13.75%) Shell Script
5 10 (12.50%) C++
6 5 (6.25%) C#
7 4 (5.00%) Perl
8 3 (3.75%) Java
8 3 (3.75%) Python
9 1 (1.25%) Korn
9 1 (1.25%) XPath
9 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Degree
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.25%) MCSE
3 1 (1.25%) MCDBA
3 1 (1.25%) MCITP
3 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.75%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) Basel III
3 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (16.25%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.25%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 39 (48.75%) Oracle
2 11 (13.75%) Teradata
3 10 (12.50%) Tableau
4 9 (11.25%) Netezza
5 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.25%) Ab Initio
6 4 (5.00%) Sybase
7 1 (1.25%) SAP
7 1 (1.25%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.25%) Informatica
7 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.25%) IBM
7 1 (1.25%) Sun
7 1 (1.25%) HP
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