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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 580 562 556
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -6
Contract jobs citing OLTP 73 101 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.60% 0.76% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 54 31
Median daily rate £500 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £341 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £467 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.85% +33.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median 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
12107 13315 12485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.68% 22.96% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8012 8809 7930
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 194 202
Median hourly rate £38.00 £33.55 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +34.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.77% +49.11%

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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -15 70 £500 +11.11% 9
London -6 42 £575 +35.37% 4
North East -17 10 £481 +13.17%
Tyne and Wear -25 8 £487 +14.58%
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 8 £487 +14.58%
South East +5 6 £625 +31.57% 3
City of London +12 5 £438 -7.89% 1
South West +16 4 £375 -25.00%
Hampshire 0 4 - -
Farnborough - 4 - -
West Midlands -32 3 £350 +16.66%
East of England - 3 £625 - 2
Hertfordshire - 3 £625 -
North West -1 2 £469 +2.34%
Manchester - 2 £469 -
Birmingham - 2 £350 -
Brentford - 2 £453 -
Surrey +6 1 £625 +78.57% 2
Bristol 0 1 - -
Camberley - 1 £625 -
Cardiff - 1 £375 -
Bournemouth - 1 £418 -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -
Somerset - 1 £290 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 £418 -
Bath - 1 £290 -
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Wales - 1 £375 -

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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.

1 110 (72.37%) SQL
2 75 (49.34%) Oracle
3 60 (39.47%) Unix
4 51 (33.55%) Linux
5 47 (30.92%) SQL Server
6 37 (24.34%) C++
6 37 (24.34%) OLAP
6 37 (24.34%) STL
7 34 (22.37%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (22.37%) Microsoft
8 33 (21.71%) OO
8 33 (21.71%) Release Management
9 32 (21.05%) Oracle Database
9 32 (21.05%) Python
9 32 (21.05%) T-SQL
10 31 (20.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (20.39%) High Availability
11 30 (19.74%) SDLC
11 30 (19.74%) Software Engineering
11 30 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (19.74%) Java
12 29 (19.08%) Perl
12 29 (19.08%) Business Intelligence
12 29 (19.08%) Database Tuning
13 28 (18.42%) Performance Tuning
13 28 (18.42%) ETL
14 24 (15.79%) Data Modelling
14 24 (15.79%) Finance
15 22 (14.47%) Open Source
16 21 (13.82%) MySQL

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 6 (3.95%) Apache
1 6 (3.95%) Tomcat
1 6 (3.95%) WebLogic
2 5 (3.29%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.29%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (3.29%) GemFire
2 5 (3.29%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.63%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.32%) CICS
5 1 (0.66%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.66%) CMS
5 1 (0.66%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.66%) Confluence
5 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.66%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (8.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.66%) Radian6
2 1 (0.66%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.66%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.66%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.66%) SAP SCM
2 1 (0.66%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.87%) PaaS
1 15 (9.87%) SaaS
2 14 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.58%) IaaS
4 5 (3.29%) GitHub
5 4 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.63%) Office 365
6 3 (1.97%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) AdWords
7 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.53%) SAN
2 13 (8.55%) Fibre Channel
3 9 (5.92%) LDAP
4 6 (3.95%) Extranet
4 6 (3.95%) Intranet
5 5 (3.29%) Internet
6 1 (0.66%) FCoE
6 1 (0.66%) HTTP
6 1 (0.66%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.66%) LAN
6 1 (0.66%) Multicast
6 1 (0.66%) NAS
6 1 (0.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (30.92%) SQL Server
2 37 (24.34%) OLAP
3 34 (22.37%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (21.05%) Oracle Database
5 31 (20.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (13.82%) MySQL
7 20 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (9.87%) Big Data
9 13 (8.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (7.89%) VLDB
11 11 (7.24%) Hadoop
11 11 (7.24%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (5.92%) Apache Hive
12 9 (5.92%) HBase
12 9 (5.92%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (5.26%) Data Mining
13 8 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (4.61%) SQL Server 2014
15 6 (3.95%) DTS
16 5 (3.29%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (4.61%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.95%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.29%) Eclipse
3 5 (3.29%) Gradle
3 5 (3.29%) JUnit
3 5 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.32%) MSBuild
4 2 (1.32%) Subversion
4 2 (1.32%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.66%) ERwin
5 1 (0.66%) JIRA
5 1 (0.66%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.66%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.66%) tSQLt
5 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (15.79%) Finance
2 7 (4.61%) Banking
3 3 (1.97%) Advertising
3 3 (1.97%) Marketing
4 1 (0.66%) Billing
4 1 (0.66%) Retail
4 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (46.71%) Developer
2 37 (24.34%) C++ Developer
3 27 (17.76%) DBA
4 26 (17.11%) Architect
5 24 (15.79%) Administrator
6 20 (13.16%) Oracle Developer
7 19 (12.50%) SQL DBA
8 18 (11.84%) Unix Developer
9 17 (11.18%) Linux Developer
10 15 (9.87%) SQL Developer
11 13 (8.55%) Java Developer
12 12 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (7.89%) Unix Administrator
13 11 (7.24%) MySQL Developer
14 9 (5.92%) Data Architect
15 8 (5.26%) C++/Java Developer
15 8 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
16 7 (4.61%) Solaris Administrator
16 7 (4.61%) Technical Leader
17 6 (3.95%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (24.34%) STL
2 9 (5.92%) Middleware
3 8 (5.26%) .NET
3 8 (5.26%) Spring
4 7 (4.61%) JSON
4 7 (4.61%) REST
4 7 (4.61%) Web Services
5 6 (3.95%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.95%) CSS
5 6 (3.95%) HTML
5 6 (3.95%) SAML
6 5 (3.29%) DOM
6 5 (3.29%) HTML5
6 5 (3.29%) Kafka
6 5 (3.29%) MDX
6 5 (3.29%) Spark Streaming
6 5 (3.29%) Spring Boot
6 5 (3.29%) Spring Integration
7 4 (2.63%) D3.js
7 4 (2.63%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 14 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.24%) Replication
4 9 (5.92%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (5.92%) Management Information System
5 8 (5.26%) Clustering
6 6 (3.95%) Mobile Payment
6 6 (3.95%) PKI
7 4 (2.63%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.63%) Statistics
7 4 (2.63%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.97%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.97%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.97%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (1.32%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (1.32%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.32%) NHS
9 2 (1.32%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.32%) Semantic Web
9 2 (1.32%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 60 (39.47%) Unix
2 51 (33.55%) Linux
3 19 (12.50%) Solaris
4 16 (10.53%) Windows
5 10 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.29%) Windows Server
8 4 (2.63%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.71%) OO
1 33 (21.71%) Release Management
2 31 (20.39%) High Availability
3 30 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (19.74%) SDLC
3 30 (19.74%) Software Engineering
4 29 (19.08%) Business Intelligence
4 29 (19.08%) Database Tuning
5 28 (18.42%) ETL
5 28 (18.42%) Performance Tuning
6 24 (15.79%) Data Modelling
7 22 (14.47%) Open Source
8 16 (10.53%) CRM
8 16 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (9.21%) SOA
10 13 (8.55%) Benchmarking
11 12 (7.89%) ITIL
11 12 (7.89%) Migration
12 11 (7.24%) Data Management
13 10 (6.58%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 110 (72.37%) SQL
2 37 (24.34%) C++
3 32 (21.05%) Python
3 32 (21.05%) T-SQL
4 30 (19.74%) Java
5 29 (19.08%) Perl
6 12 (7.89%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.61%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.61%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.95%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.63%) ES6
10 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.32%) C#
11 1 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.66%) Scala
11 1 (0.66%) VB
11 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (4.61%) Degree
2 5 (3.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.66%) MBA
4 1 (0.66%) MCP
4 1 (0.66%) MCSA
4 1 (0.66%) MCSE
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.26%) QA
2 6 (3.95%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.97%) SLA
4 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.66%) HL7
4 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 9 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (3.29%) HDFS
5 5 (3.29%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.97%) GlusterFS
7 2 (1.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.66%) KVM
8 1 (0.66%) NFS
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.66%) SRDF
8 1 (0.66%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (7.89%) NetBackup
1 12 (7.89%) Oracle ZFS
1 12 (7.89%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 6 (3.95%) OpenView
2 6 (3.95%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.63%) SCCM
4 3 (1.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.97%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.32%) MOM
5 2 (1.32%) Puppet
5 2 (1.32%) SCOM
6 1 (0.66%) Ansible
6 1 (0.66%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 75 (49.34%) Oracle
2 34 (22.37%) Microsoft
3 18 (11.84%) Sun
4 13 (8.55%) IBM
4 13 (8.55%) Veritas
5 12 (7.89%) Brocade
5 12 (7.89%) StorageTek
6 10 (6.58%) Red Hat
6 10 (6.58%) VMware
7 6 (3.95%) BMC
8 4 (2.63%) EMC
8 4 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.97%) SAP
10 2 (1.32%) Informatica
10 2 (1.32%) Jaspersoft
10 2 (1.32%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.32%) Talend
10 2 (1.32%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.66%) Alteryx
11 1 (0.66%) SaltStack