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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 515 526 465
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -61
Contract jobs citing OLTP 92 56 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.77% 0.50% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 31 52
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£360 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
11961 11288 10054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.08% 21.44% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7836 7214 6065
Average daily rate £400 £398 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 188 226
Average hourly rate £26.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.54 £13.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.33 £34.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-27.10% +23.00%

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 22 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 24 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 22 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 +4 86 £360 -15.41% 19
London +11 58 £448 -3.24% 6
South East -1 18 £335 -29.47% 2
City of London +8 11 £450 +2.85% 1
Berkshire - 9 £335 -
North West -15 6 £350 -17.64%
Buckinghamshire +4 5 £350 -6.66%
Liverpool - 5 £350 -
Merseyside - 5 £350 -
Milton Keynes +3 3 £350 -6.66%
Redhill - 3 £350 -
Dorset - 3 £275 - 9
Surrey - 3 £350 - 2
South West - 3 £275 - 9
Scotland - 2 £263 -
Hammersmith - 2 £448 -
Glasgow - 2 £263 -
Bournemouth - 1 £275 - 9
Manchester - 1 £325 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Poole - 1 £275 -
West Sussex - 1 £550 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 123 (76.88%) SQL
2 102 (63.75%) Oracle
3 77 (48.13%) Data Warehouse
4 68 (42.50%) UNIX
5 59 (36.88%) Oracle Database
6 42 (26.25%) Data Modelling
6 42 (26.25%) SQL Server
6 42 (26.25%) Business Intelligence
7 41 (25.63%) C++
8 38 (23.75%) PL/SQL
8 38 (23.75%) ETL
9 36 (22.50%) Multithreading
10 35 (21.88%) Java
11 34 (21.25%) Perl
12 33 (20.63%) STL
12 33 (20.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 31 (19.38%) OLAP
14 30 (18.75%) Sybase
15 28 (17.50%) Finance
15 28 (17.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 26 (16.25%) Linux
16 26 (16.25%) OO
16 26 (16.25%) Relational Database
17 25 (15.63%) Oracle Database 11g
18 24 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 23 (14.38%) Banking
20 22 (13.75%) Python
21 21 (13.13%) Data Architecture
22 20 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
22 20 (12.50%) RDBMS

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 9 (5.63%) WebLogic
2 7 (4.38%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.75%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.75%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 5 (3.13%) PowerPivot
2 4 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.50%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.13%) PaaS
2 3 (1.88%) SaaS
3 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.25%) Office 365
3 2 (1.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.13%) Internet
1 5 (3.13%) LDAP
2 3 (1.88%) Firewall
2 3 (1.88%) LAN
2 3 (1.88%) WAN
3 2 (1.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (1.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (1.25%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.25%) HTTP
3 2 (1.25%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.63%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (48.13%) Data Warehouse
2 59 (36.88%) Oracle Database
3 42 (26.25%) SQL Server
4 33 (20.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (19.38%) OLAP
6 28 (17.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (16.25%) Relational Database
8 25 (15.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 24 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (12.50%) RDBMS
11 16 (10.00%) MySQL
12 12 (7.50%) Oracle OLAP
13 11 (6.88%) NoSQL
14 10 (6.25%) Big Data
14 10 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (5.63%) Hadoop
16 8 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
17 7 (4.38%) Amazon Redshift
17 7 (4.38%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 8 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (3.75%) Eclipse
2 6 (3.75%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (3.13%) Subversion
3 5 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (3.13%) Mercurial
4 4 (2.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.88%) ERwin
5 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.63%) JIRA
6 1 (0.63%) XMLSpy
6 1 (0.63%) Toad
General
1 28 (17.50%) Finance
2 23 (14.38%) Banking
3 8 (5.00%) Retail
3 8 (5.00%) Games
4 6 (3.75%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.88%) Publishing
7 2 (1.25%) French Language
7 2 (1.25%) Law
7 2 (1.25%) Legal
7 2 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 111 (69.38%) Developer
2 37 (23.13%) C++ Developer
3 31 (19.38%) Oracle Developer
4 21 (13.13%) Architect
5 14 (8.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 12 (7.50%) SQL Developer
7 11 (6.88%) DBA
8 9 (5.63%) Data Architect
9 8 (5.00%) Consultant
9 8 (5.00%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.00%) Lead Developer
9 8 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.75%) Applications Developer
10 6 (3.75%) Analyst
10 6 (3.75%) SQL DBA
11 5 (3.13%) DB2 DBA
11 5 (3.13%) Business Developer
11 5 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.13%) Virtualisation Architect
12 4 (2.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (20.63%) STL
2 20 (12.50%) XML
3 19 (11.88%) .NET
4 16 (10.00%) Middleware
4 16 (10.00%) Web Services
5 15 (9.38%) HTML
6 13 (8.13%) XSD
7 9 (5.63%) XML Schema
8 8 (5.00%) CSS
9 7 (4.38%) Spring
9 7 (4.38%) SOAP
9 7 (4.38%) REST
10 6 (3.75%) JDBC
10 6 (3.75%) JMS
11 5 (3.13%) JPA
11 5 (3.13%) XSLT
11 5 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (1.25%) HTML5
12 2 (1.25%) WSDL
12 2 (1.25%) CPAN
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.63%) Data Integration
3 7 (4.38%) Online Games
3 7 (4.38%) N-Tier
3 7 (4.38%) Open Source
4 6 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.75%) Replication
5 5 (3.13%) Clustering
5 5 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.13%) W3C
5 5 (3.13%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.13%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.50%) Equities
7 3 (1.88%) Statistics
7 3 (1.88%) HACMP
8 2 (1.25%) User Experience
8 2 (1.25%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.25%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 68 (42.50%) UNIX
2 26 (16.25%) Linux
3 14 (8.75%) Windows
4 7 (4.38%) Solaris
5 6 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.13%) zOS
7 2 (1.25%) AIX
7 2 (1.25%) Debian
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.25%) Data Modelling
1 42 (26.25%) Business Intelligence
2 38 (23.75%) ETL
3 36 (22.50%) Multithreading
4 26 (16.25%) OO
5 21 (13.13%) Data Architecture
6 20 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (11.25%) Database Tuning
8 15 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (8.75%) Logical Data Model
10 13 (8.13%) UML
10 13 (8.13%) Dimensional Modelling
11 11 (6.88%) Data Analysis
11 11 (6.88%) Service Delivery
12 10 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (6.25%) Migration
12 10 (6.25%) Data Management
12 10 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (5.63%) Analytics
14 8 (5.00%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 123 (76.88%) SQL
2 41 (25.63%) C++
3 38 (23.75%) PL/SQL
4 35 (21.88%) Java
5 34 (21.25%) Perl
6 22 (13.75%) Python
7 16 (10.00%) T-SQL
8 11 (6.88%) C
9 10 (6.25%) C#
9 10 (6.25%) Shell Script
10 8 (5.00%) JavaScript
11 5 (3.13%) XPath
11 5 (3.13%) JCL
11 5 (3.13%) REXX
11 5 (3.13%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.50%) Korn
13 2 (1.25%) PHP
14 1 (0.63%) AWK
14 1 (0.63%) X++
14 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (8.13%) Degree
2 7 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.50%) OCP
5 4 (2.50%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.38%) QA
2 6 (3.75%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.25%) COBIT
4 1 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 8 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (3.13%) Oracle Clusterware
3 4 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.25%) GPFS
5 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.75%) Data Guard
2 5 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (3.13%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (3.13%) Oracle Flashback
3 2 (1.25%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.25%) SCOM
4 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 102 (63.75%) Oracle
2 30 (18.75%) Sybase
3 18 (11.25%) Microsoft
4 13 (8.13%) IBM
5 8 (5.00%) Business Objects
6 7 (4.38%) Intel
6 7 (4.38%) Tableau
7 5 (3.13%) Informatica
8 4 (2.50%) VMware
9 3 (1.88%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.88%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (1.88%) NetApp
9 3 (1.88%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.25%) Cloudera
10 2 (1.25%) F5
10 2 (1.25%) Cognos
10 2 (1.25%) SAP
10 2 (1.25%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.25%) Nokia
10 2 (1.25%) BMC
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