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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 517 545 477
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -68
Contract jobs citing OLTP 83 50 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.092% 0.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.68% 0.42% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 27 49
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £317 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £363 £450
% change year-on-year
-7.58% -19.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -

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
12283 11838 10449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.01% 21.73% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8003 7500 6308
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 £285 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 190 221
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £15.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.55 £55.00 £42.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 1 May 2015.

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 22 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 1 May 2015. 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 +22 80 £375 -11.76% 14
London +22 56 £448 -0.55% 7
South East +5 18 £335 -29.47% 1
City of London 0 10 £444 +4.41% 2
Berkshire - 9 £335 -
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £350 -6.66%
Milton Keynes -2 4 £350 -6.66%
North West -18 4 £338 -20.58% 1
Surrey - 4 £350 - 1
Merseyside - 3 £350 -
Liverpool - 3 £350 -
Redhill - 3 £350 - 1
Glasgow - 2 £263 -
Scotland - 2 £263 -
Hammersmith - 2 £448 -
South West +4 1 £275 -15.38%
East Midlands -5 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 £275 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Bournemouth - 1 £275 -
Manchester - 1 £325 -
Nottingham - 1 - - 1

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

1 132 (79.52%) SQL
2 110 (66.27%) Oracle
3 87 (52.41%) Data Warehouse
4 79 (47.59%) UNIX
5 55 (33.13%) Oracle Database
6 52 (31.33%) ETL
7 48 (28.92%) SQL Server
8 46 (27.71%) Data Modelling
9 43 (25.90%) PL/SQL
10 40 (24.10%) C++
10 40 (24.10%) Business Intelligence
11 37 (22.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 36 (21.69%) Agile Software Development
12 36 (21.69%) Java
13 35 (21.08%) Multithreading
14 34 (20.48%) OLAP
15 31 (18.67%) STL
15 31 (18.67%) Perl
16 30 (18.07%) Linux
16 30 (18.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 27 (16.27%) Sybase
18 26 (15.66%) Relational Database
19 25 (15.06%) Finance
19 25 (15.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 23 (13.86%) Oracle Database 11g
20 23 (13.86%) T-SQL
20 23 (13.86%) OO
20 23 (13.86%) Python
21 22 (13.25%) Microsoft
21 22 (13.25%) QA

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 13 (7.83%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (4.82%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.61%) Oracle Application Server
3 6 (3.61%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.60%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.41%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.01%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (3.01%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.41%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.01%) PaaS
2 3 (1.81%) SaaS
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.20%) Office 365
3 2 (1.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.01%) Internet
1 5 (3.01%) LDAP
2 3 (1.81%) LAN
2 3 (1.81%) WAN
2 3 (1.81%) Firewall
3 2 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (1.20%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.20%) HTTP
3 2 (1.20%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.60%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (52.41%) Data Warehouse
2 55 (33.13%) Oracle Database
3 48 (28.92%) SQL Server
4 37 (22.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (20.48%) OLAP
6 30 (18.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (15.66%) Relational Database
8 25 (15.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 23 (13.86%) Oracle Database 11g
10 20 (12.05%) RDBMS
11 19 (11.45%) Hadoop
12 18 (10.84%) Big Data
13 17 (10.24%) NoSQL
14 16 (9.64%) MongoDB
14 16 (9.64%) MySQL
15 15 (9.04%) Oracle OLAP
16 13 (7.83%) CouchDB
16 13 (7.83%) Amazon Redshift
17 10 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
18 9 (5.42%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (4.82%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (3.61%) Talend Open Studio
2 6 (3.61%) Eclipse
3 5 (3.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (3.01%) Subversion
3 5 (3.01%) Mercurial
4 4 (2.41%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (1.81%) ERwin
6 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.60%) XMLSpy
7 1 (0.60%) Toad
7 1 (0.60%) JIRA
7 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 25 (15.06%) Finance
2 20 (12.05%) Banking
3 14 (8.43%) Games
4 7 (4.22%) Retail
5 6 (3.61%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.01%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.20%) Law
7 2 (1.20%) Legal
7 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.20%) Publishing
7 2 (1.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 115 (69.28%) Developer
2 36 (21.69%) C++ Developer
3 32 (19.28%) Oracle Developer
4 18 (10.84%) Architect
5 15 (9.04%) SQL Developer
6 13 (7.83%) DBA
7 12 (7.23%) Senior Developer
8 11 (6.63%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (6.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 9 (5.42%) SQL DBA
11 8 (4.82%) Lead Developer
12 7 (4.22%) Consultant
12 7 (4.22%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 7 (4.22%) Virtualisation Architect
13 6 (3.61%) Analyst
14 5 (3.01%) Data Architect
14 5 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
14 5 (3.01%) Applications Developer
14 5 (3.01%) SQL Server DBA
15 4 (2.41%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.67%) STL
2 17 (10.24%) .NET
2 17 (10.24%) Web Services
3 16 (9.64%) XML
4 14 (8.43%) HTML
5 13 (7.83%) REST
5 13 (7.83%) XSD
5 13 (7.83%) SOAP
6 11 (6.63%) Middleware
7 8 (4.82%) CSS
8 7 (4.22%) XML Schema
8 7 (4.22%) Spring
9 6 (3.61%) JMS
9 6 (3.61%) JDBC
10 5 (3.01%) XSLT
10 5 (3.01%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (3.01%) JPA
11 2 (1.20%) Java EE
11 2 (1.20%) JSON
11 2 (1.20%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.04%) Data Integration
3 14 (8.43%) Open Source
4 13 (7.83%) Online Games
5 10 (6.02%) Data Structures
5 10 (6.02%) N-Tier
6 7 (4.22%) Clustering
7 6 (3.61%) Replication
8 5 (3.01%) W3C
8 5 (3.01%) Equities
8 5 (3.01%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.41%) HACMP
10 3 (1.81%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.20%) User Experience
11 2 (1.20%) SWIFT
11 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.20%) Statistics
11 2 (1.20%) Mathematics
11 2 (1.20%) NHS
12 1 (0.60%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 79 (47.59%) UNIX
2 30 (18.07%) Linux
3 17 (10.24%) Windows
4 8 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (4.82%) Solaris
5 3 (1.81%) zOS
5 3 (1.81%) AIX
6 2 (1.20%) Debian
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.33%) ETL
2 46 (27.71%) Data Modelling
3 40 (24.10%) Business Intelligence
4 36 (21.69%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (21.08%) Multithreading
6 23 (13.86%) OO
7 20 (12.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (10.84%) Scrum
9 17 (10.24%) Database Tuning
10 16 (9.64%) Data Architecture
11 14 (8.43%) Service Delivery
12 13 (7.83%) TDD
12 13 (7.83%) Dimensional Modelling
13 11 (6.63%) Performance Tuning
14 10 (6.02%) Kimball Methodology
14 10 (6.02%) Logical Data Model
14 10 (6.02%) Technical Architecture
14 10 (6.02%) Service Management
15 9 (5.42%) UML
15 9 (5.42%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 132 (79.52%) SQL
2 43 (25.90%) PL/SQL
3 40 (24.10%) C++
4 36 (21.69%) Java
5 31 (18.67%) Perl
6 23 (13.86%) T-SQL
6 23 (13.86%) Python
7 11 (6.63%) C#
8 9 (5.42%) C
9 8 (4.82%) JavaScript
9 8 (4.82%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.01%) XPath
10 5 (3.01%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.41%) Korn
12 3 (1.81%) JCL
12 3 (1.81%) REXX
13 2 (1.20%) PHP
13 2 (1.20%) VB
14 1 (0.60%) VBA
14 1 (0.60%) X++
Qualifications
1 19 (11.45%) Degree
2 6 (3.61%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.01%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.41%) OCP
4 4 (2.41%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.20%) MCTS
6 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.25%) QA
2 5 (3.01%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (4.82%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.01%) Oracle Clusterware
4 3 (1.81%) GPFS
5 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.61%) Data Guard
2 5 (3.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (3.01%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (3.01%) Oracle Flashback
3 3 (1.81%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (1.81%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (1.81%) SCOM
4 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 110 (66.27%) Oracle
2 27 (16.27%) Sybase
3 22 (13.25%) Microsoft
4 15 (9.04%) IBM
5 10 (6.02%) Intel
6 7 (4.22%) VMware
6 7 (4.22%) Tableau
7 6 (3.61%) Talend
7 6 (3.61%) Informatica
8 5 (3.01%) Business Objects
9 4 (2.41%) NetApp
10 3 (1.81%) BMC
10 3 (1.81%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (1.81%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.81%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.81%) Vertica
11 2 (1.20%) F5
11 2 (1.20%) Cloudera
11 2 (1.20%) MKS
11 2 (1.20%) CheckPoint
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