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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 575 560 578
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +18
Contract jobs citing OLTP 72 80 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.094%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.59% 0.63% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 47 29
Median daily rate £430 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £299 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £335 £375
% change year-on-year
+26.86% -10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
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
12131 12763 12597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.82% 22.87% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8221 8220 7924
Median daily rate £425 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 168 219
Median hourly rate £34.25 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £15.35 £14.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.09 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -7.14%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -30 69 £425 +13.33% 15
London -42 40 £440 +0.57% 11
South East -1 16 £466 +39.17% 3
Surrey +3 10 £495 - 1
Redhill - 9 £365 -
North West -4 5 £329 -2.59%
City of London +27 4 £381 -14.08% 7
West Midlands - 4 £388 -
Berkshire +2 3 £470 +40.29%
Scotland -15 3 £450 +71.42% 7
Edinburgh - 3 £450 -
East Midlands +8 2 £450 -
Merseyside +2 2 £315 -10.00%
Liverpool 0 2 £315 -10.00%
Nottingham -1 2 £450 -
Nottinghamshire -2 2 £450 -
Preston - 2 £329 -
Slough - 2 £470 -
Birmingham - 2 £388 -
Lancashire - 2 £329 -
South West 0 1 £350 +27.27%
East of England - 1 £300 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £300 -
Knutsford - 1 £425 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £513 -
Oxford - 1 £500 -
Gatwick - 1 £365 -
Cheshire - 1 £425 -

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 80 (52.29%) Oracle
2 77 (50.33%) SQL
3 59 (38.56%) Unix
4 52 (33.99%) Linux
5 41 (26.80%) ETL
6 40 (26.14%) OO
6 40 (26.14%) Data Warehouse
7 39 (25.49%) STL
7 39 (25.49%) C++
7 39 (25.49%) Software Engineering
8 37 (24.18%) MySQL
8 37 (24.18%) Oracle Database
9 35 (22.88%) Python
10 34 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 34 (22.22%) Finance
11 33 (21.57%) Release Management
11 33 (21.57%) Data Modelling
12 32 (20.92%) SDLC
12 32 (20.92%) Perl
13 25 (16.34%) T-SQL
13 25 (16.34%) Database Tuning
13 25 (16.34%) High Availability
14 23 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (15.03%) SAN
15 22 (14.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 20 (13.07%) OLAP
17 19 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (11.76%) Solaris
18 18 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
18 18 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management

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 4 (2.61%) MQSI
2 3 (1.96%) Apache
2 3 (1.96%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.96%) Node.js
3 2 (1.31%) CICS
4 1 (0.65%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.65%) Confluence
4 1 (0.65%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.65%) SAS
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.65%) Radian6
1 1 (0.65%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.65%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.65%) SAP R/3
1 1 (0.65%) SAP SCM
1 1 (0.65%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.96%) GitHub
4 1 (0.65%) AdWords
4 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.03%) SAN
2 16 (10.46%) Fibre Channel
3 10 (6.54%) LAN
3 10 (6.54%) WAN
4 7 (4.58%) NAS
4 7 (4.58%) PABX
4 7 (4.58%) VoIP
4 7 (4.58%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.61%) LDAP
6 2 (1.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (26.14%) Data Warehouse
2 37 (24.18%) MySQL
2 37 (24.18%) Oracle Database
3 34 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 22 (14.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (13.07%) OLAP
6 17 (11.11%) VLDB
7 16 (10.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (8.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (5.23%) Relational Database
10 8 (5.23%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (4.58%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (3.27%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (3.27%) Oracle OLAP
12 5 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (2.61%) Big Data
13 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (1.96%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 12 (7.84%) ERwin
2 6 (3.92%) Toad
3 4 (2.61%) PowerDesigner
3 4 (2.61%) XMLSpy
4 3 (1.96%) JIRA
5 2 (1.31%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.31%) FitNesse
5 2 (1.31%) JBehave
5 2 (1.31%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.31%) Subversion
5 2 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 34 (22.22%) Finance
2 17 (11.11%) Banking
3 9 (5.88%) Retail
4 5 (3.27%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.31%) Games
5 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (47.06%) Developer
2 39 (25.49%) C++ Developer
3 38 (24.84%) Architect
3 38 (24.84%) Oracle Developer
4 33 (21.57%) Unix Developer
5 32 (20.92%) Linux Developer
6 24 (15.69%) MySQL Developer
7 22 (14.38%) SQL Developer
8 20 (13.07%) Administrator
9 17 (11.11%) Data Architect
9 17 (11.11%) Unix Administrator
10 14 (9.15%) Enterprise Architect
10 14 (9.15%) Infrastructure Architect
11 12 (7.84%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (6.54%) DBA
12 10 (6.54%) Java Developer
13 9 (5.88%) Data Modeller
14 8 (5.23%) C++/Java Developer
15 7 (4.58%) T-SQL Developer
16 6 (3.92%) Database Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (25.49%) STL
2 10 (6.54%) Web Services
2 10 (6.54%) XML
3 9 (5.88%) Middleware
4 5 (3.27%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (3.27%) FpML
5 4 (2.61%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.61%) WSDL
5 4 (2.61%) XML Schema
6 3 (1.96%) .NET
6 3 (1.96%) Backbone.js
6 3 (1.96%) Ember.js
6 3 (1.96%) HTML
6 3 (1.96%) Kafka
6 3 (1.96%) React
7 2 (1.31%) MDX
8 1 (0.65%) CSS
8 1 (0.65%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.65%) XSD
8 1 (0.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.80%) Management Information System
3 13 (8.50%) Computer Science
4 12 (7.84%) EMC VMAX
5 10 (6.54%) Data Centre
6 7 (4.58%) BYOD
6 7 (4.58%) Data Structures
6 7 (4.58%) Replication
7 6 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (3.27%) Data Integration
9 4 (2.61%) Clustering
9 4 (2.61%) Credit Risk
9 4 (2.61%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.96%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (1.31%) Contactless
11 2 (1.31%) Fat Client
11 2 (1.31%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (1.31%) Thin Client
11 2 (1.31%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 59 (38.56%) Unix
2 52 (33.99%) Linux
3 18 (11.76%) Solaris
4 14 (9.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.61%) Windows
5 4 (2.61%) zOS
6 2 (1.31%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.65%) AIX
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.80%) ETL
2 40 (26.14%) OO
3 39 (25.49%) Software Engineering
4 33 (21.57%) Data Modelling
4 33 (21.57%) Release Management
5 32 (20.92%) SDLC
6 25 (16.34%) Database Tuning
6 25 (16.34%) High Availability
7 23 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (11.11%) Data Architecture
10 16 (10.46%) Logical Data Model
11 15 (9.80%) Analytics
12 14 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (7.84%) Data Management
13 12 (7.84%) Physical Data Model
14 11 (7.19%) Migration
14 11 (7.19%) Performance Tuning
15 9 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 77 (50.33%) SQL
2 39 (25.49%) C++
3 35 (22.88%) Python
4 32 (20.92%) Perl
5 25 (16.34%) T-SQL
6 15 (9.80%) Java
7 10 (6.54%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.27%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.96%) ES6
9 3 (1.96%) Ruby
9 3 (1.96%) Scala
9 3 (1.96%) VBA
10 2 (1.31%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.31%) C
10 2 (1.31%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.31%) JCL
10 2 (1.31%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.31%) REXX
11 1 (0.65%) VB
11 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (3.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.96%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.31%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.27%) ISO20022
2 5 (3.27%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.65%) EMIR
3 1 (0.65%) FATCA
3 1 (0.65%) HL7
3 1 (0.65%) MiFID
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (10.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 12 (7.84%) GlusterFS
3 4 (2.61%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.65%) GPFS
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.65%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.65%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 17 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 16 (10.46%) Oracle ZFS
2 16 (10.46%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 12 (7.84%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.31%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.31%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (1.31%) Oracle Flashback
5 2 (1.31%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 80 (52.29%) Oracle
2 17 (11.11%) Sun
2 17 (11.11%) Veritas
3 16 (10.46%) Brocade
3 16 (10.46%) Red Hat
3 16 (10.46%) StorageTek
4 12 (7.84%) EMC
5 8 (5.23%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.27%) SAP
7 4 (2.61%) IBM
8 3 (1.96%) Sybase
9 2 (1.31%) Informatica
9 2 (1.31%) VMware
10 1 (0.65%) DoubleClick
10 1 (0.65%) Google
10 1 (0.65%) Intel
10 1 (0.65%) NetApp
10 1 (0.65%) Omniture
10 1 (0.65%) Teradata
10 1 (0.65%) Yahoo!
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