The table below looks at the statistics for OLTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OLTP over the 3 months to 22 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 540 493 517
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +24
Contract jobs citing OLTP 75 76 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.64% 0.64% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 44 28
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£375 £400 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £252 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -

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
11748 11930 11597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.45% 22.80% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7668 7334 6756
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 238 308
Average hourly rate £31.40 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £14.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +2.50%

OLTP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OLTP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 October 2014.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 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
England -27 75 £375 -6.25% 21
London +19 42 £450 +12.50% 11
South East -17 11 £335 -21.17% 2
City of London +13 7 £300 -25.00% 3
North West -5 7 £475 +35.71% 2
East of England - 7 £266 - 2
Hertfordshire - 7 £266 -
Manchester - 6 £475 - 2
Surrey +5 5 - - 1
West Yorkshire -4 5 - - 4
Yorkshire -12 5 - - 4
Buckinghamshire -3 4 £325 -
Redhill - 4 - -
Leeds -2 3 - - 3
Berkshire +3 2 £335 -18.78%
Worcestershire - 2 £350 -
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
Malvern - 2 £350 -
South West - 1 £305 -
Wales - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Southwark - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 2

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 98 (68.06%) SQL
2 92 (63.89%) Oracle
3 66 (45.83%) Data Warehouse
4 65 (45.14%) Business Intelligence
5 64 (44.44%) ETL
6 60 (41.67%) Oracle Database
7 54 (37.50%) Data Modelling
8 49 (34.03%) SQL Server
8 49 (34.03%) OLAP
9 42 (29.17%) Performance Tuning
10 40 (27.78%) UNIX
11 35 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
11 35 (24.31%) Oracle ODI
12 31 (21.53%) Finance
13 30 (20.83%) Relational Database
14 28 (19.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 27 (18.75%) Data Integration
15 27 (18.75%) Linux
15 27 (18.75%) PL/SQL
16 25 (17.36%) Oracle Database 11g
17 24 (16.67%) Database Tuning
17 24 (16.67%) OO
18 22 (15.28%) Oracle OLAP
19 21 (14.58%) Multithreading
19 21 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 21 (14.58%) T-SQL
19 21 (14.58%) C++
19 21 (14.58%) RDBMS
20 20 (13.89%) Microsoft
20 20 (13.89%) Teradata

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (3.47%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.08%) IIS
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.69%) SAS
4 1 (0.69%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.08%) MS Office
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Academy Housing
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.08%) Internet
2 2 (1.39%) LDAP
3 1 (0.69%) LAN
3 1 (0.69%) WAN
3 1 (0.69%) SAN
3 1 (0.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (45.83%) Data Warehouse
2 60 (41.67%) Oracle Database
3 49 (34.03%) SQL Server
3 49 (34.03%) OLAP
4 35 (24.31%) Oracle ODI
5 30 (20.83%) Relational Database
6 28 (19.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (17.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 22 (15.28%) Oracle OLAP
9 21 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (14.58%) RDBMS
10 18 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (11.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (10.42%) Oracle BI EE
13 14 (9.72%) QlikView
14 13 (9.03%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
16 11 (7.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 11 (7.64%) SQL Server 2012
17 10 (6.94%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (2.78%) Mercurial
2 4 (2.78%) ERwin
3 3 (2.08%) Toad
4 2 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.39%) Subversion
4 2 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.39%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.39%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.39%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.69%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.69%) PowerDesigner
General
1 31 (21.53%) Finance
2 17 (11.81%) Games
3 13 (9.03%) Retail
4 11 (7.64%) Banking
5 3 (2.08%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.39%) Billing
6 2 (1.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.69%) Publishing
7 1 (0.69%) Back Office
7 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.69%) French Language
Job Titles
1 91 (63.19%) Developer
2 21 (14.58%) C++ Developer
2 21 (14.58%) Architect
3 18 (12.50%) DBA
4 17 (11.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 16 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 16 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
6 15 (10.42%) SQL DBA
7 11 (7.64%) Data Architect
7 11 (7.64%) Senior Developer
7 11 (7.64%) SQL Server DBA
8 9 (6.25%) OBIEE Developer
9 8 (5.56%) Analyst
10 7 (4.86%) Consultant
10 7 (4.86%) Oracle Architect
10 7 (4.86%) QlikView Developer
11 5 (3.47%) Senior SQL DBA
11 5 (3.47%) Senior DBA
12 4 (2.78%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 4 (2.78%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.19%) STL
2 14 (9.72%) XML
3 8 (5.56%) .NET
4 6 (4.17%) MDX
5 5 (3.47%) Web Services
6 4 (2.78%) Middleware
6 4 (2.78%) XSLT
6 4 (2.78%) XSD
7 2 (1.39%) JPA
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle Streams
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.39%) XML Schema
7 2 (1.39%) HTML
7 2 (1.39%) XSL
8 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.69%) JMS
8 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (0.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.75%) Data Integration
2 15 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.03%) Replication
4 9 (6.25%) Clustering
4 9 (6.25%) Online Games
5 8 (5.56%) Client/Server
6 6 (4.17%) Mobile Payment
6 6 (4.17%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.47%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.78%) Statistics
8 4 (2.78%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.08%) N-Tier
9 3 (2.08%) NHS
10 2 (1.39%) W3C
11 1 (0.69%) HACMP
11 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.69%) Wiki
11 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.69%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 40 (27.78%) UNIX
2 27 (18.75%) Linux
3 14 (9.72%) Windows
4 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.39%) AIX
4 2 (1.39%) HPUX
4 2 (1.39%) Solaris
5 1 (0.69%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (45.14%) Business Intelligence
2 64 (44.44%) ETL
3 54 (37.50%) Data Modelling
4 42 (29.17%) Performance Tuning
5 35 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (16.67%) Database Tuning
6 24 (16.67%) OO
7 21 (14.58%) Multithreading
8 15 (10.42%) Data Architecture
9 13 (9.03%) SOA
10 10 (6.94%) Load Balancing
11 9 (6.25%) Kimball Methodology
12 8 (5.56%) Scrum
12 8 (5.56%) Dimensional Modelling
12 8 (5.56%) Migration
13 7 (4.86%) Data Migration
13 7 (4.86%) Time Management
13 7 (4.86%) TDD
13 7 (4.86%) Asset Management
13 7 (4.86%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 98 (68.06%) SQL
2 27 (18.75%) PL/SQL
3 21 (14.58%) T-SQL
3 21 (14.58%) C++
4 15 (10.42%) Shell Script
5 9 (6.25%) Java
6 7 (4.86%) C#
7 4 (2.78%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.08%) Perl
8 3 (2.08%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.39%) XPath
9 2 (1.39%) Python
9 2 (1.39%) VBA
10 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.69%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (11.11%) Degree
2 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.17%) MCTS
4 5 (3.47%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.08%) MCITP
6 1 (0.69%) MCSE
6 1 (0.69%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.50%) QA
2 8 (5.56%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.39%) Basel III
3 2 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (13.19%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.69%) NFS
4 1 (0.69%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.47%) SCOM
2 4 (2.78%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.69%) Zenoss
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 92 (63.89%) Oracle
2 20 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.89%) Teradata
3 13 (9.03%) Netezza
4 10 (6.94%) Ab Initio
5 7 (4.86%) Informatica
5 7 (4.86%) IBM
6 6 (4.17%) Sybase
6 6 (4.17%) Business Objects
6 6 (4.17%) SAP
6 6 (4.17%) Cognos
7 5 (3.47%) BMC
7 5 (3.47%) MicroStrategy
7 5 (3.47%) Tableau
8 3 (2.08%) NetApp
8 3 (2.08%) HP
9 2 (1.39%) Intel
9 2 (1.39%) VMware
10 1 (0.69%) Sun
10 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
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