The table below looks at the statistics for OLTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OLTP over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 161 155 139
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Contract jobs citing OLTP 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.077% 0.033%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.63% 0.33% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate £329 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.15% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £335 £381
% change year-on-year
+13.80% -12.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -
OLTP
England

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 North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
799 916 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.85% 23.60% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 545 374
Average daily rate £375 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 22
Average hourly rate £33.75 £42.50 £37.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +13.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £46.09 £136.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £32.30 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.39% -7.71%

OLTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

OLTP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

OLTP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

OLTP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

OLTP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Merseyside +2 2 £315 -3.07%
Lancashire - 2 £329 -
Cheshire - 1 £425 -
OLTP
England

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) IBM
1 4 (66.67%) zOS
1 4 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) DB2
3 2 (33.33%) CICS
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (33.33%) REXX
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) Information Management
4 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (16.67%) Replication
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Informatica

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (33.33%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) DBA
2 2 (33.33%) DB2 DBA
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Information Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) REXX
4 1 (16.67%) JCL
4 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Informatica
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle