The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 521 462 497
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +35
Contract jobs citing OLTP 72 106 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.62% 0.96% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 65 40
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£406 £425 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £325 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.16% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11544 11021 11927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.12% 21.60% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7146 6736 7018
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 225 307
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -53 72 £406 -1.51% 27
London -8 49 £463 -2.63% 13
Yorkshire +14 9 £325 +44.44%
West Yorkshire +13 9 £325 +44.44%
City of London +9 7 £463 -2.63% 3
Leeds +8 6 £319 -0.39%
South West -35 5 £450 +20.00%
Chester +9 3 £263 -33.33% 1
Cheshire +5 3 £263 -33.33% 4
North West 0 3 £263 -33.33% 4
South East -22 3 - - 5
Milton Keynes -4 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -10 2 - - 2
Berkshire 0 1 - - 1
East Midlands -2 1 £348 -0.71%
West Midlands -13 1 £350 +9.37% 3
Worcestershire - 1 £350 - 2
East of England - 1 £275 - 2
Slough - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £275 - 1
Malvern - 1 £350 - 2
Manchester - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 2
Hounslow - - - - 2
Ipswich - - - -
County Antrim - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 88 (70.40%) SQL
2 64 (51.20%) Data Warehouse
3 59 (47.20%) Oracle
4 54 (43.20%) SQL Server
5 53 (42.40%) Business Intelligence
6 49 (39.20%) ETL
7 48 (38.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 46 (36.80%) Data Modelling
9 45 (36.00%) Oracle Database
10 41 (32.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 38 (30.40%) OLAP
11 38 (30.40%) Finance
12 35 (28.00%) Performance Tuning
13 34 (27.20%) T-SQL
14 33 (26.40%) SQL Server 2008
14 33 (26.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 27 (21.60%) Oracle Database 11g
15 27 (21.60%) Oracle ODI
16 24 (19.20%) SQL Server 2005
17 23 (18.40%) UNIX
18 22 (17.60%) Relational Database
19 20 (16.00%) Oracle RAC
20 19 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
20 19 (15.20%) Linux
20 19 (15.20%) PL/SQL
21 18 (14.40%) Microsoft
22 17 (13.60%) Degree
23 16 (12.80%) SQL Server 2012
23 16 (12.80%) Oracle Database 10g
24 15 (12.00%) Data Architecture

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (2.40%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.60%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.80%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (6.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Academy Housing
2 2 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.60%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) LDAP
1 2 (1.60%) SAN
1 2 (1.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (51.20%) Data Warehouse
2 54 (43.20%) SQL Server
3 48 (38.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 45 (36.00%) Oracle Database
5 41 (32.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (30.40%) OLAP
7 33 (26.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 33 (26.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 27 (21.60%) Oracle ODI
8 27 (21.60%) Oracle Database 11g
9 24 (19.20%) SQL Server 2005
10 22 (17.60%) Relational Database
11 16 (12.80%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (12.80%) Oracle Database 10g
12 13 (10.40%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (10.40%) RDBMS
13 11 (8.80%) Oracle BI EE
14 10 (8.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 9 (7.20%) Oracle Database 12c
16 8 (6.40%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Visual Studio
1 3 (2.40%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (2.40%) Mercurial
1 3 (2.40%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.60%) Toad
2 2 (1.60%) ERwin
2 2 (1.60%) Subversion
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.80%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.80%) Rational Rose
General
1 38 (30.40%) Finance
2 11 (8.80%) Retail
2 11 (8.80%) Games
3 10 (8.00%) Banking
4 5 (4.00%) Legal
5 3 (2.40%) Billing
6 2 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Marketing
6 2 (1.60%) Back Office
7 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (64.00%) Developer
2 28 (22.40%) SQL Developer
3 23 (18.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 17 (13.60%) Architect
5 16 (12.80%) DBA
6 12 (9.60%) SQL DBA
7 11 (8.80%) Senior Developer
8 10 (8.00%) C++ Developer
9 9 (7.20%) Data Architect
10 8 (6.40%) OBIEE Developer
10 8 (6.40%) Oracle Developer
11 7 (5.60%) Oracle Architect
11 7 (5.60%) Analyst
11 7 (5.60%) SQL Server DBA
11 7 (5.60%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 6 (4.80%) SQL Server Developer
13 5 (4.00%) Oracle DBA
14 4 (3.20%) Consultant
15 3 (2.40%) Business Analyst
15 3 (2.40%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.20%) MDX
2 12 (9.60%) .NET
3 10 (8.00%) STL
4 9 (7.20%) XML
5 5 (4.00%) XSD
5 5 (4.00%) XSLT
6 3 (2.40%) XSL
6 3 (2.40%) Web Services
7 2 (1.60%) XML Schema
7 2 (1.60%) Middleware
7 2 (1.60%) JPA
7 2 (1.60%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.60%) HTML
8 1 (0.80%) Oracle Streams
8 1 (0.80%) Spring
8 1 (0.80%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.20%) Data Integration
2 12 (9.60%) Replication
3 6 (4.80%) Clustering
3 6 (4.80%) Mobile Payment
3 6 (4.80%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.00%) Online Games
4 5 (4.00%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.20%) Statistics
6 3 (2.40%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.40%) NHS
7 2 (1.60%) W3C
7 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.80%) Equities
8 1 (0.80%) HACMP
8 1 (0.80%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.80%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.80%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.40%) UNIX
2 19 (15.20%) Linux
3 5 (4.00%) Windows
4 2 (1.60%) AIX
4 2 (1.60%) HPUX
4 2 (1.60%) Solaris
4 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.80%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (42.40%) Business Intelligence
2 49 (39.20%) ETL
3 46 (36.80%) Data Modelling
4 35 (28.00%) Performance Tuning
5 19 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (12.00%) Data Architecture
7 14 (11.20%) OO
8 13 (10.40%) Database Tuning
9 11 (8.80%) Time Management
10 10 (8.00%) Data Cleansing
10 10 (8.00%) SOA
10 10 (8.00%) Migration
10 10 (8.00%) Multithreading
11 9 (7.20%) High Availability
12 8 (6.40%) Kimball Methodology
12 8 (6.40%) Data Migration
12 8 (6.40%) Load Balancing
13 7 (5.60%) Scrum
13 7 (5.60%) Data Analysis
13 7 (5.60%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 88 (70.40%) SQL
2 34 (27.20%) T-SQL
3 19 (15.20%) PL/SQL
4 12 (9.60%) Shell Script
5 10 (8.00%) C++
6 5 (4.00%) Java
6 5 (4.00%) Perl
6 5 (4.00%) C#
7 4 (3.20%) Python
7 4 (3.20%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.60%) XPath
8 2 (1.60%) VB
9 1 (0.80%) Korn
9 1 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 17 (13.60%) Degree
2 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.60%) MCDBA
3 2 (1.60%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.80%) MCSE
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.80%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.60%) QA
2 3 (2.40%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.60%) SLA
4 1 (0.80%) Basel III
System Software
1 20 (16.00%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (5.60%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.80%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 5 (4.00%) Data Guard
2 4 (3.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 59 (47.20%) Oracle
2 18 (14.40%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.80%) Teradata
3 11 (8.80%) Tableau
4 9 (7.20%) Netezza
5 5 (4.00%) Ab Initio
5 5 (4.00%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.40%) Sybase
7 2 (1.60%) VMware
7 2 (1.60%) HP
7 2 (1.60%) Intel
7 2 (1.60%) NetApp
8 1 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.80%) Informatica
8 1 (0.80%) Sun
8 1 (0.80%) SAP
8 1 (0.80%) Cognos
8 1 (0.80%) IBM
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £500 day
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago