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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 231 247 239
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Contract jobs citing OLTP 15 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.17% 0.047%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.85% 0.94% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 4
Average daily rate £375 £335 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -13.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £51.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 - -
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 South East region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1761 1694 1796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.57% 17.75% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 979 900
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 35 64
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £18.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £55.65 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
Surrey - 10 £400 -
Berkshire 0 2 £375 +11.94%
Kent - 2 £200 -
Hampshire - 1 £475 -
OLTP
England

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 31 (79.49%) Oracle
2 21 (53.85%) SQL
3 20 (51.28%) Unix
4 19 (48.72%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (41.03%) Java
6 15 (38.46%) Solaris
7 13 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (30.77%) SAN
8 12 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (28.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 11 (28.21%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (25.64%) Middleware
10 10 (25.64%) Finance
10 10 (25.64%) High Availability
10 10 (25.64%) Data Centre
11 9 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (23.08%) NetBackup
11 9 (23.08%) Veritas
11 9 (23.08%) VLDB
11 9 (23.08%) Sun
11 9 (23.08%) Intel
11 9 (23.08%) N-Tier
11 9 (23.08%) Windows
12 8 (20.51%) StorageTek
12 8 (20.51%) VMware
12 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (20.51%) Brocade
12 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (20.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 8 (20.51%) Computer Science

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) SAN
2 8 (20.51%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (12.82%) LAN
3 5 (12.82%) WAN
4 4 (10.26%) LDAP
5 3 (7.69%) NAS
5 3 (7.69%) PABX
5 3 (7.69%) VoIP
5 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (23.08%) VLDB
3 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
4 4 (10.26%) MySQL
5 2 (5.13%) DB2
5 2 (5.13%) DB2 UDB
5 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
5 2 (5.13%) PowerCenter
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.56%) OLAP
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle OLAP
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 7 (17.95%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (64.10%) Architect
2 14 (35.90%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (28.21%) Data Architect
4 9 (23.08%) Administrator
4 9 (23.08%) Unix Administrator
5 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Information Architect
6 4 (10.26%) Developer
7 3 (7.69%) DBA
7 3 (7.69%) Systems Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Virtualisation Architect
8 2 (5.13%) C++ Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Database Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Oracle Architect
8 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL DBA
8 2 (5.13%) SAN Administrator
8 2 (5.13%) Solaris Administrator
8 2 (5.13%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) Middleware
2 2 (5.13%) STL
2 2 (5.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Data Centre
2 9 (23.08%) N-Tier
3 8 (20.51%) Computer Science
4 7 (17.95%) Clustering
5 6 (15.38%) HACMP
6 4 (10.26%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (7.69%) BYOD
8 2 (5.13%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) Unix
2 15 (38.46%) Solaris
3 12 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (23.08%) Windows
5 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
6 6 (15.38%) AIX
7 4 (10.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (28.21%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (25.64%) High Availability
4 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (17.95%) Migration
5 7 (17.95%) Requirements Management
5 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery
5 7 (17.95%) Service Management
5 7 (17.95%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
7 3 (7.69%) DevOps
7 3 (7.69%) Logistics
7 3 (7.69%) Open Source
8 2 (5.13%) Business Analysis
8 2 (5.13%) Data Migration
8 2 (5.13%) ETL
8 2 (5.13%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.13%) Scrum
9 1 (2.56%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) SQL
2 16 (41.03%) Java
3 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.69%) Perl
5 2 (5.13%) C++
5 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.13%) JCL
5 2 (5.13%) Python
5 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.56%) AWK
6 1 (2.56%) Bourne shell
6 1 (2.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) Data Quality
2 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (28.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.38%) GPFS
4 4 (10.26%) GlusterFS
5 1 (2.56%) Veritas File System
5 1 (2.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) NetBackup
2 8 (20.51%) Oracle ZFS
2 8 (20.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 4 (10.26%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 31 (79.49%) Oracle
2 9 (23.08%) Intel
2 9 (23.08%) Sun
2 9 (23.08%) Veritas
3 8 (20.51%) Brocade
3 8 (20.51%) StorageTek
3 8 (20.51%) VMware
4 6 (15.38%) NetApp
5 4 (10.26%) EMC
5 4 (10.26%) Red Hat