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 22 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 242 237 223
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing OLTP 21 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.082% 0.060%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.20% 0.38% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
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£335 £410 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.29% -11.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £388 £358
% change year-on-year
-13.54% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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
1748 1844 1577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.68% 21.50% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1042 941 867
Average daily rate £368 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 59 38
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.41 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.18% -15.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.10 £20.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £37.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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
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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
Berkshire +8 7 £335 -18.54%
Surrey - 4 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
OLTP
England

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 22 (88.00%) SQL
2 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (48.00%) UNIX
3 12 (48.00%) RDBMS
3 12 (48.00%) Relational Database
4 11 (44.00%) Oracle
5 10 (40.00%) Windows
6 8 (32.00%) C++
6 8 (32.00%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (32.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (32.00%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (28.00%) Java
7 7 (28.00%) Perl
7 7 (28.00%) T-SQL
7 7 (28.00%) Sybase
7 7 (28.00%) Python
7 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (28.00%) BMC
7 7 (28.00%) SCOM
7 7 (28.00%) Multithreading
7 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (24.00%) Clustering
9 5 (20.00%) OLAP
9 5 (20.00%) ITIL
9 5 (20.00%) N-Tier
9 5 (20.00%) Intel
9 5 (20.00%) Service Management
9 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
9 5 (20.00%) VMware

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (48.00%) RDBMS
2 12 (48.00%) Relational Database
3 8 (32.00%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (20.00%) OLAP
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) DBA
1 12 (48.00%) SQL DBA
2 9 (36.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 7 (28.00%) C++ Developer
3 7 (28.00%) Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Senior DBA
5 3 (12.00%) Virtualisation Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Senior SQL DBA
6 2 (8.00%) Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
7 1 (4.00%) Server Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) C++ Team Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Designer
7 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Development Team Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Clustering
2 5 (20.00%) N-Tier
3 4 (16.00%) Statistics
3 4 (16.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.00%) HACMP
5 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) UNIX
2 10 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.00%) AIX
4 2 (8.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (32.00%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (28.00%) Multithreading
3 5 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 5 (20.00%) Service Management
3 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (16.00%) Requirements Management
5 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (12.00%) Migration
5 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.00%) Logistics
6 1 (4.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Line Management
6 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (88.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) C++
3 7 (28.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) Perl
3 7 (28.00%) T-SQL
3 7 (28.00%) Python
4 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (20.00%) MCTS
3 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) SCOM
2 3 (12.00%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Oracle
2 7 (28.00%) Sybase
2 7 (28.00%) BMC
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.00%) Intel
4 5 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (8.00%) NetApp