The table below looks at the statistics for OLTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OLTP over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
UK
Rank 561 559 545
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs citing OLTP 36 70 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.36% 0.60% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 33 44
Median daily rate £379 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.88% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £353 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £568 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £51.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +36.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
10013 11648 11641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.36% 22.42% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6804 7839 7481
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 200 165
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £60.62 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

OLTP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OLTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

OLTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OLTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OLTP within the UK.

OLTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OLTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OLTP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

OLTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OLTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OLTP within the UK.

OLTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OLTP
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 33 £383 -19.04% 17
London -12 18 £425 -14.57% 11
Yorkshire - 7 £463 - 1
West Yorkshire - 6 - -
Berkshire +14 3 £365 -2.66% 1
South West +8 3 £370 -22.10%
South East +6 3 £365 -2.66% 1
Leeds - 3 - -
Bradford - 3 - -
Reading - 3 £365 - 1
City of London -3 2 £464 -11.66% 3
Dorset - 2 £425 -
North West +16 1 £375 +15.38%
Merseyside 0 1 £375 +15.38%
Liverpool -6 1 £375 +15.38%
Croydon - 1 £383 -
Bournemouth - 1 £425 -
Wiltshire - 1 £315 -

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OLTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OLTP.

1 83 (73.45%) SQL
2 55 (48.67%) Oracle
3 46 (40.71%) SQL Server
4 40 (35.40%) Unix
5 34 (30.09%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (30.09%) ETL
6 33 (29.20%) OLAP
7 31 (27.43%) C++
7 31 (27.43%) STL
8 30 (26.55%) Release Management
9 29 (25.66%) Software Engineering
9 29 (25.66%) Database Tuning
10 28 (24.78%) Oracle Database
11 26 (23.01%) OO
12 25 (22.12%) Perl
12 25 (22.12%) SDLC
13 24 (21.24%) Business Intelligence
13 24 (21.24%) Data Modelling
13 24 (21.24%) Python
14 21 (18.58%) Microsoft
15 20 (17.70%) Performance Tuning
16 19 (16.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (15.93%) Open Source
18 16 (14.16%) T-SQL
18 16 (14.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 15 (13.27%) SaaS
19 15 (13.27%) MS Excel
20 14 (12.39%) Finance
20 14 (12.39%) Hadoop
21 13 (11.50%) PaaS

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 7 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.31%) Apache Pig
3 3 (2.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (2.65%) Apache
3 3 (2.65%) Apache Solr
3 3 (2.65%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.65%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (2.65%) GemFire
3 3 (2.65%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.65%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.88%) Confluence
4 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 15 (13.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.65%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.88%) BPCS
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.27%) SaaS
2 13 (11.50%) PaaS
3 10 (8.85%) IaaS
4 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (4.42%) IBM Cloud
6 3 (2.65%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (2.65%) GitHub
7 2 (1.77%) Office 365
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.88%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.08%) Intranet
2 4 (3.54%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (40.71%) SQL Server
2 34 (30.09%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (29.20%) OLAP
4 28 (24.78%) Oracle Database
5 19 (16.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (14.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (12.39%) Hadoop
8 13 (11.50%) Big Data
9 12 (10.62%) SQL Server 2014
10 11 (9.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (8.85%) Data Mining
11 10 (8.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (7.96%) Apache Hive
12 9 (7.96%) HBase
13 8 (7.08%) Data Mart
13 8 (7.08%) MySQL
13 8 (7.08%) Oracle OLAP
14 6 (5.31%) CouchDB
14 6 (5.31%) Snowflake Schema
14 6 (5.31%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.19%) JIRA
3 6 (5.31%) Talend Open Studio
4 5 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.54%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.65%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.65%) Gradle
6 3 (2.65%) JUnit
7 2 (1.77%) ERwin
7 2 (1.77%) MagicDraw
8 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.88%) Subversion
8 1 (0.88%) Toad
8 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (12.39%) Finance
2 5 (4.42%) Banking
3 4 (3.54%) Publishing
3 4 (3.54%) Retail
4 3 (2.65%) Marketing
5 2 (1.77%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) Billing
6 1 (0.88%) French Language
6 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (54.87%) Developer
2 31 (27.43%) C++ Developer
3 25 (22.12%) Architect
3 25 (22.12%) DBA
4 17 (15.04%) Data Architect
5 13 (11.50%) SQL DBA
6 11 (9.73%) Administrator
7 8 (7.08%) SQL Developer
8 7 (6.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (5.31%) ETL Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Java Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Senior Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.42%) DB2 DBA
10 5 (4.42%) OLAP Developer
10 5 (4.42%) SQL Server DBA
11 4 (3.54%) DB2 Administrator
11 4 (3.54%) MySQL Developer
11 4 (3.54%) Senior Java Developer
12 3 (2.65%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (27.43%) STL
2 10 (8.85%) .NET
3 7 (6.19%) XML
4 4 (3.54%) JSON
5 3 (2.65%) Kafka
5 3 (2.65%) Spark Streaming
5 3 (2.65%) Spring
5 3 (2.65%) Spring Boot
5 3 (2.65%) Spring Integration
5 3 (2.65%) Web Services
6 2 (1.77%) Lucene
6 2 (1.77%) Middleware
6 2 (1.77%) SAML
7 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.88%) MDX
7 1 (0.88%) REST
7 1 (0.88%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.88%) XSD
7 1 (0.88%) XSL
7 1 (0.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.31%) Data Structures
2 6 (5.31%) Replication
3 5 (4.42%) HACMP
4 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.77%) Clustering
5 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.77%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.77%) PKI
5 2 (1.77%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.77%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.77%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.88%) Equities
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.88%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 40 (35.40%) Unix
2 10 (8.85%) Windows
3 9 (7.96%) Linux
4 4 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.65%) Solaris
5 3 (2.65%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.77%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.09%) ETL
2 30 (26.55%) Release Management
3 29 (25.66%) Database Tuning
3 29 (25.66%) Software Engineering
4 26 (23.01%) OO
5 25 (22.12%) SDLC
6 24 (21.24%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (21.24%) Data Modelling
7 20 (17.70%) Performance Tuning
8 18 (15.93%) Open Source
9 13 (11.50%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (9.73%) Migration
10 11 (9.73%) SOA
11 9 (7.96%) Data Architecture
11 9 (7.96%) ITIL
11 9 (7.96%) Validation
12 8 (7.08%) CRM
12 8 (7.08%) Data Integration
12 8 (7.08%) Problem Management
12 8 (7.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (73.45%) SQL
2 31 (27.43%) C++
3 25 (22.12%) Perl
4 24 (21.24%) Python
5 16 (14.16%) T-SQL
6 10 (8.85%) Shell Script
7 9 (7.96%) Java
8 6 (5.31%) C#
9 5 (4.42%) AWK
10 4 (3.54%) R
11 3 (2.65%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.88%) Korn
12 1 (0.88%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.88%) VB
12 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (3.54%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.65%) Degree
3 2 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.77%) MCITP
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.88%) IFRS
2 1 (0.88%) IFRS 9
2 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.65%) HDFS
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.77%) OpenView
2 2 (1.77%) SCCM
2 2 (1.77%) SQL Sentry
2 2 (1.77%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.88%) Ansible
3 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (48.67%) Oracle
2 21 (18.58%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.19%) IBM
4 6 (5.31%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (5.31%) Tableau
4 6 (5.31%) Talend
5 5 (4.42%) NetApp
5 5 (4.42%) Teradata
6 4 (3.54%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.65%) Adobe
7 3 (2.65%) Cisco
7 3 (2.65%) Cognos
8 2 (1.77%) BMC
8 2 (1.77%) Informatica
8 2 (1.77%) RedGate
8 2 (1.77%) Sun
8 2 (1.77%) Sybase
8 2 (1.77%) VMware
9 1 (0.88%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.88%) VocaLink
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