The table below looks at the statistics for OLTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OLTP over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 570 533 558
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +25
Contract jobs citing OLTP 78 94 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.67% 0.75% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 54 33
Median daily rate £365 £355 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.88% -16.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £304 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £49.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 - -

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
11637 12505 11778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.65% 23.04% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7896 8141 7512
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 164 200
Median hourly rate £33.08 £23.00 £30.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.81% -24.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £46.73 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £23.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+45.65% -28.12%

OLTP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OLTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 73 £384 +6.74% 17
London -27 40 £400 -10.61% 8
South East -12 15 £463 +38.05% 6
Redhill +3 7 - -
Surrey -2 7 - - 1
North West -22 6 £335 -4.28%
Glasgow +3 5 £319 +21.42% 2
Scotland -11 5 £319 +21.42% 2
City of London +33 4 £456 +1.38%
West Midlands - 4 £388 -
South West -9 3 £225 -18.18% 2
Berkshire -11 3 £470 +40.29%
East Midlands +11 2 £450 - 1
Nottinghamshire +1 2 £450 -
Nottingham -1 2 £450 -
Liverpool -6 2 £315 -10.00%
Bournemouth -7 2 £225 -18.18%
Merseyside -8 2 £315 -10.00%
Dorset -9 2 £225 -18.18%
West Sussex -24 2 £365 -33.63%
Tyne and Wear - 2 £325 -
North East - 2 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £325 -
Lancashire - 2 £329 -
Oxford - 2 £500 -
Preston - 2 £329 -
Slough - 2 £470 -
Gatwick - 2 £365 -
Birmingham - 2 £388 -

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OLTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OLTP.

1 81 (54.73%) Oracle
2 80 (54.05%) SQL
3 62 (41.89%) Unix
4 56 (37.84%) Linux
5 41 (27.70%) STL
5 41 (27.70%) C++
6 39 (26.35%) OO
7 37 (25.00%) Python
7 37 (25.00%) ETL
7 37 (25.00%) MySQL
8 35 (23.65%) SQL Server
8 35 (23.65%) Oracle Database
9 34 (22.97%) Perl
10 33 (22.30%) Data Modelling
11 32 (21.62%) Software Engineering
11 32 (21.62%) Release Management
12 30 (20.27%) Data Warehouse
13 29 (19.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 29 (19.59%) SDLC
14 28 (18.92%) High Availability
14 28 (18.92%) OLAP
15 27 (18.24%) T-SQL
15 27 (18.24%) Database Tuning
16 25 (16.89%) Finance
17 21 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
18 20 (13.51%) SAN
19 19 (12.84%) Sun
19 19 (12.84%) Veritas
19 19 (12.84%) Disaster Recovery
19 19 (12.84%) Solaris

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.03%) MQSI
2 2 (1.35%) Apache
2 2 (1.35%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.35%) CICS
2 2 (1.35%) Node.js
3 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.68%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) Commerce Server
3 1 (0.68%) Confluence
3 1 (0.68%) Facebook Platform
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.68%) SAS
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.68%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.68%) Radian6
2 1 (0.68%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.68%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.68%) SAP SCM
2 1 (0.68%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.35%) GitHub
4 1 (0.68%) AdWords
4 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.51%) SAN
2 18 (12.16%) Fibre Channel
3 6 (4.05%) LDAP
4 3 (2.03%) Internet
5 2 (1.35%) LAN
5 2 (1.35%) NAS
5 2 (1.35%) PABX
5 2 (1.35%) VoIP
5 2 (1.35%) WAN
5 2 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (25.00%) MySQL
2 35 (23.65%) Oracle Database
2 35 (23.65%) SQL Server
3 30 (20.27%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (19.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (18.92%) OLAP
6 19 (12.84%) VLDB
7 15 (10.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (7.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (6.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (5.41%) Relational Database
10 8 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (5.41%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (4.05%) Big Data
11 6 (4.05%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (3.38%) DTS
12 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (3.38%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (6.76%) ERwin
2 4 (2.70%) PowerDesigner
2 4 (2.70%) Toad
3 3 (2.03%) XMLSpy
4 2 (1.35%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.35%) FitNesse
4 2 (1.35%) JBehave
4 2 (1.35%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.35%) Subversion
4 2 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.68%) JIRA
5 1 (0.68%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 25 (16.89%) Finance
2 11 (7.43%) Banking
3 3 (2.03%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.03%) Marketing
4 2 (1.35%) Advertising
4 2 (1.35%) Games
4 2 (1.35%) Retail
4 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 71 (47.97%) Developer
2 41 (27.70%) C++ Developer
3 37 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
4 33 (22.30%) Unix Developer
5 32 (21.62%) Linux Developer
6 27 (18.24%) Architect
7 24 (16.22%) MySQL Developer
8 22 (14.86%) Administrator
9 20 (13.51%) SQL Developer
10 19 (12.84%) Unix Administrator
11 17 (11.49%) Data Architect
12 13 (8.78%) DBA
13 9 (6.08%) Java Developer
14 8 (5.41%) C++/Java Developer
15 7 (4.73%) Data Modeller
16 6 (4.05%) SQL DBA
16 6 (4.05%) SSIS Developer
17 5 (3.38%) Analyst
17 5 (3.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 5 (3.38%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (27.70%) STL
2 11 (7.43%) XML
3 9 (6.08%) Middleware
4 8 (5.41%) Web Services
5 5 (3.38%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (3.38%) FpML
6 4 (2.70%) XML Schema
7 3 (2.03%) .NET
7 3 (2.03%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.03%) HTML
7 3 (2.03%) WSDL
8 2 (1.35%) Backbone.js
8 2 (1.35%) Ember.js
8 2 (1.35%) JSON
8 2 (1.35%) Kafka
8 2 (1.35%) MDX
8 2 (1.35%) React
8 2 (1.35%) REST
9 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.68%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.81%) Computer Science
3 13 (8.78%) Management Information System
4 12 (8.11%) EMC VMAX
5 9 (6.08%) Replication
6 6 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.38%) Clustering
7 5 (3.38%) Data Integration
8 4 (2.70%) Credit Risk
8 4 (2.70%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.70%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.70%) Mainframe
9 3 (2.03%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (2.03%) W3C
10 2 (1.35%) BYOD
10 2 (1.35%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.35%) Semantic Web
10 2 (1.35%) Statistics
10 2 (1.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 62 (41.89%) Unix
2 56 (37.84%) Linux
3 19 (12.84%) Solaris
4 13 (8.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.70%) zOS
6 3 (2.03%) Windows
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (26.35%) OO
2 37 (25.00%) ETL
3 33 (22.30%) Data Modelling
4 32 (21.62%) Release Management
4 32 (21.62%) Software Engineering
5 29 (19.59%) SDLC
6 28 (18.92%) High Availability
7 27 (18.24%) Database Tuning
8 21 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (12.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (10.81%) Data Architecture
11 14 (9.46%) Logical Data Model
12 13 (8.78%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (8.11%) Analytics
14 11 (7.43%) Migration
15 10 (6.76%) Data Management
15 10 (6.76%) E-Commerce
15 10 (6.76%) Physical Data Model
16 9 (6.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (54.05%) SQL
2 41 (27.70%) C++
3 37 (25.00%) Python
4 34 (22.97%) Perl
5 27 (18.24%) T-SQL
6 14 (9.46%) Java
7 12 (8.11%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.38%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.35%) C
9 2 (1.35%) ES6
9 2 (1.35%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.35%) REXX
9 2 (1.35%) Ruby
9 2 (1.35%) Scala
10 1 (0.68%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.68%) JCL
10 1 (0.68%) Korn
10 1 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (3.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.03%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.35%) Degree
3 2 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) MBA
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.76%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.38%) ISO20022
2 5 (3.38%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.68%) EMIR
3 1 (0.68%) FATCA
3 1 (0.68%) HL7
3 1 (0.68%) MiFID
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (12.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 12 (8.11%) GlusterFS
3 4 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.68%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.68%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 19 (12.84%) NetBackup
2 18 (12.16%) Oracle ZFS
2 18 (12.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 12 (8.11%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (2.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.35%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.35%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle Flashback
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 81 (54.73%) Oracle
2 19 (12.84%) Sun
2 19 (12.84%) Veritas
3 18 (12.16%) Brocade
3 18 (12.16%) StorageTek
4 16 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 16 (10.81%) Red Hat
5 12 (8.11%) EMC
6 6 (4.05%) SAP
7 5 (3.38%) IBM
8 4 (2.70%) Sybase
9 3 (2.03%) Informatica
10 2 (1.35%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.35%) VMware
11 1 (0.68%) Alteryx
11 1 (0.68%) Facebook
11 1 (0.68%) hybris
11 1 (0.68%) Infor
11 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.68%) Twitter
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