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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 508 531 500
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -31
Contract jobs citing OLTP 92 50 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.097% 0.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.78% 0.42% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 34
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£340 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £315 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.34% -7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £25.00
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
11847 11827 11025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.54% 22.85% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7863 7337 6595
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 £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 257 291
Average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -15.38%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -13 88 £340 -2.85% 30
London +32 55 £359 -0.34% 15
South East -13 20 £335 -18.54% 4
Surrey - 7 - -
City of London +24 6 £363 -3.33% 5
North West - 5 £475 - 3
Berkshire +3 4 £335 -18.54%
Manchester - 4 £481 - 1
Redhill - 4 - -
West Yorkshire -4 3 - -
East of England -6 3 £331 -39.77% 2
Yorkshire -14 3 - -
Cardiff -16 1 - - 1
South Wales -17 1 - - 1
Leeds -18 1 - -
Wales -26 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £305 - 4
North East - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Swindon - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Chester - - - - 2
Croydon - - - -
Egham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 124 (73.81%) SQL
2 107 (63.69%) Oracle
3 93 (55.36%) ETL
4 84 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
5 71 (42.26%) Data Modelling
5 71 (42.26%) Business Intelligence
6 65 (38.69%) UNIX
7 60 (35.71%) OLAP
8 59 (35.12%) Oracle Database
9 58 (34.52%) SQL Server
10 49 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
11 39 (23.21%) PL/SQL
12 38 (22.62%) Linux
13 37 (22.02%) Performance Tuning
14 34 (20.24%) Relational Database
14 34 (20.24%) Oracle ODI
15 33 (19.64%) QA
15 33 (19.64%) Data Integration
16 31 (18.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 30 (17.86%) Oracle OLAP
18 29 (17.26%) OO
19 27 (16.07%) T-SQL
19 27 (16.07%) C++
20 26 (15.48%) Finance
20 26 (15.48%) Games
20 26 (15.48%) Multithreading
20 26 (15.48%) Database Tuning
21 25 (14.88%) Scrum
21 25 (14.88%) Microsoft
22 24 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 7 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.57%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.38%) IIS
4 3 (1.79%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.60%) SAS
5 1 (0.60%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.79%) MS Office
3 2 (1.19%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (1.79%) Academy Housing
2 2 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.19%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.19%) IaaS
1 2 (1.19%) PaaS
1 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.38%) Internet
2 3 (1.79%) LDAP
3 1 (0.60%) VLAN
3 1 (0.60%) SAN
3 1 (0.60%) LAN
3 1 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 60 (35.71%) OLAP
3 59 (35.12%) Oracle Database
4 58 (34.52%) SQL Server
5 34 (20.24%) Relational Database
5 34 (20.24%) Oracle ODI
6 31 (18.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (17.86%) Oracle OLAP
8 24 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (11.90%) RDBMS
10 19 (11.31%) Oracle Database 11g
10 19 (11.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (10.71%) DB2
12 16 (9.52%) Big Data
13 14 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
13 14 (8.33%) Hadoop
13 14 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (7.74%) QlikView
14 13 (7.74%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (4.76%) Talend Open Studio
2 6 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (2.98%) Mercurial
4 4 (2.38%) ERwin
5 3 (1.79%) Subversion
5 3 (1.79%) Toad
5 3 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.19%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.19%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.19%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.60%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.60%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
General
1 26 (15.48%) Finance
1 26 (15.48%) Games
2 10 (5.95%) Banking
3 9 (5.36%) Retail
4 3 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.19%) Billing
6 1 (0.60%) French Language
6 1 (0.60%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Publishing
6 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 107 (63.69%) Developer
2 26 (15.48%) C++ Developer
3 22 (13.10%) DBA
4 21 (12.50%) Architect
5 19 (11.31%) Oracle Developer
6 18 (10.71%) SQL DBA
7 16 (9.52%) Senior Developer
8 15 (8.93%) SQL Developer
9 14 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 12 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
11 11 (6.55%) Data Architect
12 9 (5.36%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 9 (5.36%) Analyst
13 8 (4.76%) OBIEE Developer
14 7 (4.17%) QlikView Developer
14 7 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
14 7 (4.17%) Consultant
15 5 (2.98%) Senior SQL DBA
15 5 (2.98%) Senior DBA
15 5 (2.98%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.69%) STL
2 16 (9.52%) XML
3 12 (7.14%) .NET
3 12 (7.14%) Web Services
4 7 (4.17%) REST
4 7 (4.17%) SOAP
5 5 (2.98%) Middleware
5 5 (2.98%) XSD
5 5 (2.98%) XSLT
6 3 (1.79%) JPA
6 3 (1.79%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.79%) XML Schema
6 3 (1.79%) HTML
7 2 (1.19%) XSL
7 2 (1.19%) Oracle Streams
7 2 (1.19%) MDX
7 2 (1.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.60%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 33 (19.64%) Data Integration
2 22 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (10.71%) Online Games
4 15 (8.93%) Data Structures
5 13 (7.74%) Clustering
6 11 (6.55%) Replication
7 9 (5.36%) Client/Server
8 8 (4.76%) Open Source
9 6 (3.57%) Management Information System
10 5 (2.98%) Statistics
10 5 (2.98%) N-Tier
11 4 (2.38%) NHS
11 4 (2.38%) Computer Science
11 4 (2.38%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (2.38%) Visualisation
12 3 (1.79%) W3C
13 2 (1.19%) HACMP
13 2 (1.19%) Neural Network
14 1 (0.60%) Equities
14 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 65 (38.69%) UNIX
2 38 (22.62%) Linux
3 16 (9.52%) Windows
4 3 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.79%) Solaris
4 3 (1.79%) AIX
5 2 (1.19%) HPUX
6 1 (0.60%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (55.36%) ETL
2 71 (42.26%) Data Modelling
2 71 (42.26%) Business Intelligence
3 49 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (22.02%) Performance Tuning
5 29 (17.26%) OO
6 26 (15.48%) Multithreading
6 26 (15.48%) Database Tuning
7 25 (14.88%) Scrum
8 16 (9.52%) Kimball Methodology
9 15 (8.93%) Logical Data Model
9 15 (8.93%) Physical Data Model
10 14 (8.33%) TDD
10 14 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
11 12 (7.14%) Data Architecture
12 10 (5.95%) Analytics
13 9 (5.36%) Load Balancing
13 9 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (4.76%) SOA
14 8 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 124 (73.81%) SQL
2 39 (23.21%) PL/SQL
3 27 (16.07%) T-SQL
3 27 (16.07%) C++
4 17 (10.12%) Shell Script
5 16 (9.52%) Java
6 9 (5.36%) C#
7 7 (4.17%) Perl
7 7 (4.17%) Python
8 5 (2.98%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.38%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.79%) XPath
10 3 (1.79%) VBA
11 1 (0.60%) Korn
11 1 (0.60%) VB
11 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (13.69%) Degree
2 9 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.57%) MCTS
5 5 (2.98%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.79%) MCITP
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.60%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (19.64%) QA
2 9 (5.36%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.19%) Basel III
System Software
1 16 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (2.98%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.19%) GPFS
5 1 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.17%) SCOM
2 5 (2.98%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.79%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.60%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 107 (63.69%) Oracle
2 25 (14.88%) Microsoft
3 22 (13.10%) Teradata
4 19 (11.31%) IBM
5 15 (8.93%) Netezza
6 13 (7.74%) Informatica
7 10 (5.95%) Ab Initio
8 9 (5.36%) Tableau
8 9 (5.36%) Sybase
9 8 (4.76%) MicroStrategy
9 8 (4.76%) Talend
10 7 (4.17%) BMC
11 6 (3.57%) Cognos
12 5 (2.98%) Business Objects
12 5 (2.98%) SAP
13 4 (2.38%) Intel
13 4 (2.38%) VMware
14 3 (1.79%) Vertica
14 3 (1.79%) NetApp
14 3 (1.79%) HP
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