The table below looks at the statistics for OLAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OLAP over the 3 months to 22 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)
Rank 125 100 121
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +21
Contract jobs citing OLAP 17 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.54% 0.40% 0.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.80% 1.80% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 4
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£325 £365 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +11.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £140.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
- +258.97%
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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 West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
608 500 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.16% 22.40% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 345 393
Average daily rate £350 £363 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £440 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 30
Average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

OLAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

OLAP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

OLAP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

OLAP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

OLAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OLAP across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

OLAP Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

OLAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

OLAP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

OLAP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLAP within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Bristol -14 10 £325 -14.75%
Wiltshire -8 3 - -
Dorset +2 2 £483 -
Somerset - - - -
Devon - - - -
OLAP
England

OLAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing OLAP 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 OLAP.

1 28 (87.50%) Business Intelligence
2 23 (71.88%) SQL
3 21 (65.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (62.50%) SQL Server
5 19 (59.38%) ETL
5 19 (59.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (59.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (53.13%) Finance
7 14 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (40.63%) T-SQL
9 10 (31.25%) Oracle
9 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 10 (31.25%) Oracle OLAP
10 9 (28.13%) Kimball Methodology
10 9 (28.13%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
11 8 (25.00%) MySQL
12 7 (21.88%) Oracle BI EE
13 6 (18.75%) MDX
13 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
14 5 (15.63%) .NET
14 5 (15.63%) PL/SQL
14 5 (15.63%) Informatica
15 4 (12.50%) PowerCenter
15 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis
15 4 (12.50%) Oracle OWB
15 4 (12.50%) Business Objects
15 4 (12.50%) WebLogic
15 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET

OLAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing OLAP 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 OLAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 3 (9.38%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (6.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (65.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 20 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 19 (59.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (59.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 14 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 10 (31.25%) Oracle OLAP
6 8 (25.00%) MySQL
7 7 (21.88%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (12.50%) PowerCenter
8 4 (12.50%) Oracle OWB
8 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (12.50%) Xcelsius
8 4 (12.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
9 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
9 3 (9.38%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (9.38%) OLTP
9 3 (9.38%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (53.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 8 (25.00%) Business Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (12.50%) SQL Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Essbase Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Report Writer
7 1 (3.13%) Report Developer
7 1 (3.13%) ETL Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 1 (3.13%) OBIEE Developer
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) MDX
2 5 (15.63%) .NET
3 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (9.38%) OC4J
5 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (87.50%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (59.38%) ETL
3 9 (28.13%) Kimball Methodology
3 9 (28.13%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) Analytics
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.13%) Data Transformation
7 1 (3.13%) Low Latency
7 1 (3.13%) CRM
7 1 (3.13%) ERP
7 1 (3.13%) Scrum
7 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.13%) Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (71.88%) SQL
2 13 (40.63%) T-SQL
3 5 (15.63%) PL/SQL
4 3 (9.38%) VBA
5 2 (6.25%) C#
6 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.13%) VB
6 1 (3.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) HNC
1 2 (6.25%) HND
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 5 (15.63%) Informatica
4 4 (12.50%) Business Objects
5 2 (6.25%) Hyperion
5 2 (6.25%) Cognos
5 2 (6.25%) Jaspersoft
6 1 (3.13%) SAP