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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 142 127 117
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -10
Contract jobs citing OLTP 6 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.033% 0.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.74% 0.17% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
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£350 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
810 587 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.07% 19.41% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 342 277
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £455 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 19
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.49 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.64% +13.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £17.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.33 £34.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-27.10% +23.00%

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 22 May 2015. 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
Merseyside - 5 £350 -
Manchester - 1 £325 -
OLTP
England

OLTP
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) DB2
2 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 5 (83.33%) REXX
2 5 (83.33%) zOS
2 5 (83.33%) JCL
2 5 (83.33%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) C
2 5 (83.33%) OMEGAMON
3 4 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) OLAP
4 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) OLAP
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) DB2 DBA
1 4 (66.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) DB2 Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) REXX
2 5 (83.33%) JCL
2 5 (83.33%) C
3 1 (16.67%) C#
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) IBM