The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 240 239 219
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -20
Contract jobs citing OLTP 18 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.067% 0.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.95% 0.36% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 5
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£335 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.47% +35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 South East region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1892 1665 1556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.22% 18.59% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1174 959 831
Average daily rate £375 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 56
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.20 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OLTP across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

OLTP Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 July 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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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
Berkshire +22 9 £335 - 3
Surrey - 5 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire 0 3 - -
West Sussex - 1 £550 -
OLTP
England

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 27 (87.10%) SQL
2 19 (61.29%) Oracle
2 19 (61.29%) UNIX
3 17 (54.84%) C++
3 17 (54.84%) Multithreading
4 16 (51.61%) RDBMS
4 16 (51.61%) Python
4 16 (51.61%) Java
4 16 (51.61%) Perl
4 16 (51.61%) Sybase
4 16 (51.61%) Relational Database
4 16 (51.61%) SDLC
5 15 (48.39%) STL
6 12 (38.71%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (35.48%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
9 7 (22.58%) T-SQL
9 7 (22.58%) Windows
9 7 (22.58%) Service Delivery
10 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (19.35%) N-Tier
10 6 (19.35%) Intel
10 6 (19.35%) Service Management
10 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (16.13%) Data Migration
11 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
11 5 (16.13%) Business Continuity
11 5 (16.13%) Migration
12 4 (12.90%) SCOM

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (51.61%) RDBMS
1 16 (51.61%) Relational Database
2 12 (38.71%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
4 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (3.23%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Developer
2 16 (51.61%) C++ Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Architect
3 6 (19.35%) DBA
3 6 (19.35%) SQL DBA
4 5 (16.13%) Virtualisation Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (12.90%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Business Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Data Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) STL
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.45%) HACMP
2 2 (6.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) UNIX
2 7 (22.58%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.45%) AIX
4 2 (6.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Multithreading
2 16 (51.61%) SDLC
3 11 (35.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (22.58%) Service Delivery
5 6 (19.35%) Service Management
6 5 (16.13%) Data Migration
6 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (16.13%) Migration
6 5 (16.13%) Business Continuity
7 4 (12.90%) Requirements Management
8 3 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (9.68%) ITIL
9 2 (6.45%) Logistics
9 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (3.23%) Data Architecture
10 1 (3.23%) Line Management
10 1 (3.23%) Logical Data Model
10 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (3.23%) Change Management
10 1 (3.23%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (87.10%) SQL
2 17 (54.84%) C++
3 16 (51.61%) Java
3 16 (51.61%) Perl
3 16 (51.61%) Python
4 7 (22.58%) T-SQL
5 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (12.90%) MCTS
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) BMC PATROL
1 4 (12.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) Oracle
2 16 (51.61%) Sybase
3 6 (19.35%) Intel
4 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.90%) BMC
6 3 (9.68%) VMware
7 2 (6.45%) NetApp