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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 529 482 534
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +52
Contract jobs citing OLTP 83 104 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.70% 0.88% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 66 23
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£420 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £253 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
- +8.52%
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
11910 11800 11987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.68% 22.37% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7516 7332 6837
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 198 331
Average hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -28 83 £420 +5.00% 27
London +4 49 £488 +8.33% 9
North West +4 10 £463 +32.14% 4
West Yorkshire +8 8 £355 +13.60% 3
Yorkshire -5 8 £355 +49.47% 3
City of London +18 6 £550 +37.50% 1
East of England - 6 £266 - 4
Hertfordshire - 6 £266 -
Manchester - 6 £475 - 4
Leeds +3 5 - - 2
South East -12 4 £335 -18.78% 4
Surrey -2 3 - - 3
South West -45 3 £450 +20.00% 2
Cheshire - 3 £263 -
Bradford -2 2 £360 +60.00%
Redhill - 2 - - 2
Malvern - 2 £350 -
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
Worcestershire - 2 £350 -
Berkshire 0 1 £335 -25.55% 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 3
Hampshire - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 97 (68.31%) SQL
2 86 (60.56%) Oracle
3 72 (50.70%) Data Warehouse
4 70 (49.30%) Business Intelligence
5 64 (45.07%) ETL
6 61 (42.96%) Oracle Database
7 53 (37.32%) Data Modelling
8 52 (36.62%) SQL Server
9 50 (35.21%) OLAP
10 41 (28.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 41 (28.87%) Performance Tuning
11 37 (26.06%) Oracle ODI
12 35 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
13 34 (23.94%) UNIX
14 33 (23.24%) Finance
15 31 (21.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 31 (21.83%) Oracle Database 11g
16 30 (21.13%) T-SQL
17 28 (19.72%) PL/SQL
18 25 (17.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 25 (17.61%) Relational Database
19 24 (16.90%) Data Integration
19 24 (16.90%) Linux
20 23 (16.20%) Oracle RAC
20 23 (16.20%) SQL Server 2008
21 21 (14.79%) Oracle OLAP
21 21 (14.79%) Microsoft
22 19 (13.38%) OO
22 19 (13.38%) Database Tuning
23 18 (12.68%) Teradata

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.52%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.70%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Academy Housing
2 2 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.11%) Internet
2 2 (1.41%) SAN
2 2 (1.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (50.70%) Data Warehouse
2 61 (42.96%) Oracle Database
3 52 (36.62%) SQL Server
4 50 (35.21%) OLAP
5 41 (28.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 37 (26.06%) Oracle ODI
7 31 (21.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (21.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 25 (17.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 25 (17.61%) Relational Database
9 23 (16.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (14.79%) Oracle OLAP
11 17 (11.97%) Oracle Database 10g
12 16 (11.27%) Oracle BI EE
13 15 (10.56%) SQL Server 2005
13 15 (10.56%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (9.86%) RDBMS
15 13 (9.15%) QlikView
16 11 (7.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 10 (7.04%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (4.23%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (2.82%) Mercurial
3 3 (2.11%) Toad
3 3 (2.11%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.11%) ERwin
3 3 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.41%) Subversion
4 2 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.41%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.70%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.70%) PowerDesigner
General
1 33 (23.24%) Finance
2 15 (10.56%) Games
3 12 (8.45%) Banking
4 11 (7.75%) Retail
5 4 (2.82%) Legal
6 3 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.11%) Billing
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Back Office
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 94 (66.20%) Developer
2 22 (15.49%) SQL Developer
3 21 (14.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 20 (14.08%) Architect
5 16 (11.27%) Oracle Developer
6 15 (10.56%) C++ Developer
6 15 (10.56%) DBA
7 10 (7.04%) SQL DBA
7 10 (7.04%) Data Architect
8 9 (6.34%) Senior Developer
8 9 (6.34%) OBIEE Developer
9 8 (5.63%) SQL Server DBA
9 8 (5.63%) Analyst
10 7 (4.93%) Oracle Architect
10 7 (4.93%) QlikView Developer
11 6 (4.23%) Oracle DBA
11 6 (4.23%) Consultant
12 4 (2.82%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 4 (2.82%) Administrator
13 3 (2.11%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.56%) XML
2 14 (9.86%) STL
3 10 (7.04%) MDX
4 8 (5.63%) .NET
5 5 (3.52%) Web Services
5 5 (3.52%) XSD
5 5 (3.52%) XSLT
6 3 (2.11%) XSL
6 3 (2.11%) Middleware
7 2 (1.41%) Oracle Streams
7 2 (1.41%) JPA
7 2 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.41%) HTML
7 2 (1.41%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.70%) JMS
8 1 (0.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.90%) Data Integration
2 15 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.15%) Replication
4 9 (6.34%) Clustering
5 7 (4.93%) Online Games
6 6 (4.23%) Mobile Payment
6 6 (4.23%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.52%) Client/Server
7 5 (3.52%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.11%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.11%) NHS
9 2 (1.41%) W3C
10 1 (0.70%) Equities
10 1 (0.70%) HACMP
10 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.70%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.70%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 34 (23.94%) UNIX
2 24 (16.90%) Linux
3 11 (7.75%) Windows
4 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.41%) AIX
4 2 (1.41%) HPUX
4 2 (1.41%) Solaris
5 1 (0.70%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (49.30%) Business Intelligence
2 64 (45.07%) ETL
3 53 (37.32%) Data Modelling
4 41 (28.87%) Performance Tuning
5 35 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (13.38%) OO
6 19 (13.38%) Database Tuning
7 15 (10.56%) Multithreading
7 15 (10.56%) Data Architecture
8 11 (7.75%) SOA
8 11 (7.75%) Time Management
8 11 (7.75%) Kimball Methodology
9 10 (7.04%) Load Balancing
10 9 (6.34%) Migration
10 9 (6.34%) Dimensional Modelling
11 8 (5.63%) Data Migration
11 8 (5.63%) Scrum
12 7 (4.93%) Asset Management
12 7 (4.93%) TDD
12 7 (4.93%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 97 (68.31%) SQL
2 30 (21.13%) T-SQL
3 28 (19.72%) PL/SQL
4 15 (10.56%) Shell Script
4 15 (10.56%) C++
5 8 (5.63%) Java
6 6 (4.23%) C#
7 4 (2.82%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.41%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.41%) XPath
8 2 (1.41%) Perl
9 1 (0.70%) Python
9 1 (0.70%) VB
9 1 (0.70%) VBA
9 1 (0.70%) Korn
9 1 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 15 (10.56%) Degree
2 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.11%) MCTS
4 2 (1.41%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) MCSE
5 1 (0.70%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.97%) QA
2 8 (5.63%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.41%) Basel III
3 2 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (16.20%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (5.63%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.70%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.23%) Data Guard
2 4 (2.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (2.11%) SCOM
4 1 (0.70%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 86 (60.56%) Oracle
2 21 (14.79%) Microsoft
3 18 (12.68%) Teradata
4 11 (7.75%) Netezza
5 8 (5.63%) Tableau
5 8 (5.63%) Ab Initio
5 8 (5.63%) Business Objects
6 7 (4.93%) IBM
6 7 (4.93%) Informatica
7 6 (4.23%) SAP
8 5 (3.52%) Cognos
8 5 (3.52%) Sybase
8 5 (3.52%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (2.11%) BMC
10 2 (1.41%) VMware
10 2 (1.41%) NetApp
10 2 (1.41%) HP
10 2 (1.41%) Intel
11 1 (0.70%) Sun
11 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
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