The first table below looks at the demand for OLTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OLTP over the 3 months to 17 April 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 South East 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 242 223 242
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +19
Contract jobs citing OLTP 4 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.041% 0.084% 0.057%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.22% 0.44% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate £475 £425 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +35.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £450 £320
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +40.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1790 1596 1988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.45% 19.04% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 855 953
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 59 46
Average hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.55% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
OLTP
England

OLTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

OLTP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

OLTP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

OLTP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

OLTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

OLTP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

OLTP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -7 1 £475 +8.57%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £388 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
OLTP
England

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) OLAP
2 7 (63.64%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (54.55%) ETL
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (45.45%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (36.36%) Korn
5 4 (36.36%) DB2
5 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
5 4 (36.36%) Business Objects
5 4 (36.36%) AIX
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle
6 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
6 3 (27.27%) IBM
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
6 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (27.27%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
7 2 (18.18%) Data Governance
7 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) OLAP
1 7 (63.64%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (36.36%) DB2
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) ERwin
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) DBA
2 3 (27.27%) Development DBA
3 2 (18.18%) SQL DBA
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Database Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (9.09%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (54.55%) ETL
3 5 (45.45%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (27.27%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
5 2 (18.18%) Data Governance
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
6 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
6 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Korn
3 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Business Objects
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Ab Initio
4 1 (9.09%) Cognos