The table below looks at the statistics for OLTP 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 OLTP over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 140 103 118
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +15
Contract jobs citing OLTP 3 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.093% 0.23% 0.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.49% 0.97% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
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£450 £373 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.80% +13.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £361 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.46% +12.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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 West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
611 516 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.93% 23.32% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 346 401
Average daily rate £350 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 31
Average hourly rate £20.00 £41.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.51% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

OLTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

OLTP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

OLTP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

OLTP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

OLTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

OLTP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

OLTP
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 OLTP within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Dorset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
OLTP
England

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (60.00%) OLAP
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (40.00%) ETL
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (20.00%) BPEL
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Replication
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (20.00%) XPath
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (20.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (60.00%) OLAP
2 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (20.00%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (20.00%) ETL Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JPA
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) XML Schema
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) XSD
1 1 (20.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
1 1 (20.00%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) BPEL
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) XPath
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Data Guard
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle