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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 491 510 459
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -51
Contract jobs citing OLTP 80 49 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.76% 0.45% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 25 36
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£361 £341 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.05% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £251 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
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
10557 10780 10382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.07% 22.07% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6874 6585 6288
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 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 204 239
Average hourly rate £31.25 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.67 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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 29 January 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 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 29 January 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 +17 79 £361 +6.64% 21
London +43 58 £361 +3.21% 13
South East +1 17 £335 -13.54% 2
Berkshire - 10 £335 -
City of London +16 6 £406 +11.30% 3
Wiltshire - 2 £550 -
South West - 2 £550 -
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £400 - 1
Cardiff - 1 - -
Chester - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Egham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Peterborough - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Swindon - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brighouse - - - - 1
Brighton - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 118 (73.29%) SQL
2 101 (62.73%) Oracle
3 81 (50.31%) Data Warehouse
4 76 (47.20%) UNIX
5 73 (45.34%) ETL
6 59 (36.65%) Business Intelligence
7 55 (34.16%) SQL Server
8 52 (32.30%) OLAP
9 51 (31.68%) Oracle Database
10 48 (29.81%) Data Modelling
11 42 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (25.47%) PL/SQL
13 35 (21.74%) Linux
14 34 (21.12%) C++
15 33 (20.50%) QA
16 32 (19.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 31 (19.25%) Relational Database
18 29 (18.01%) Multithreading
19 26 (16.15%) Oracle OLAP
20 25 (15.53%) Java
20 25 (15.53%) Performance Tuning
20 25 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
20 25 (15.53%) Data Integration
21 24 (14.91%) T-SQL
21 24 (14.91%) Microsoft
22 23 (14.29%) STL
22 23 (14.29%) OO
22 23 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 22 (13.66%) Scrum
23 22 (13.66%) Degree

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (5.59%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.48%) IIS
3 4 (2.48%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.48%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.86%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.62%) Confluence
5 1 (0.62%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.62%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.48%) PowerPivot
3 3 (1.86%) MS Office
4 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.48%) PaaS
2 2 (1.24%) SaaS
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.48%) Internet
2 3 (1.86%) LAN
2 3 (1.86%) WAN
2 3 (1.86%) LDAP
3 2 (1.24%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.24%) Firewall
3 2 (1.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (1.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.62%) SAN
4 1 (0.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (50.31%) Data Warehouse
2 55 (34.16%) SQL Server
3 52 (32.30%) OLAP
4 51 (31.68%) Oracle Database
5 32 (19.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (19.25%) Relational Database
7 26 (16.15%) Oracle OLAP
8 23 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (11.80%) RDBMS
9 19 (11.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (11.18%) Oracle ODI
11 17 (10.56%) Big Data
12 16 (9.94%) Hadoop
13 15 (9.32%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (9.32%) DB2
14 14 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (8.70%) MySQL
14 14 (8.70%) NoSQL
15 12 (7.45%) MongoDB
15 12 (7.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (4.97%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (3.11%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (2.48%) Eclipse
3 4 (2.48%) Mercurial
4 3 (1.86%) ERwin
4 3 (1.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.86%) Subversion
5 2 (1.24%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.24%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.62%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.62%) Toad
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.62%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.62%) JIRA
General
1 19 (11.80%) Games
2 18 (11.18%) Finance
3 9 (5.59%) Banking
4 7 (4.35%) Retail
5 5 (3.11%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.24%) Billing
7 2 (1.24%) Publishing
8 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.62%) French Language
8 1 (0.62%) Back Office
8 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 105 (65.22%) Developer
2 30 (18.63%) C++ Developer
3 21 (13.04%) Oracle Developer
4 17 (10.56%) DBA
5 15 (9.32%) Architect
5 15 (9.32%) SQL DBA
6 14 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 12 (7.45%) SQL Developer
8 11 (6.83%) SQL Server DBA
9 10 (6.21%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 9 (5.59%) Senior Developer
10 9 (5.59%) Analyst
10 9 (5.59%) Consultant
11 8 (4.97%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (4.35%) QlikView Developer
13 5 (3.11%) Data Architect
13 5 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (3.11%) Data Analyst
14 4 (2.48%) PL/SQL Developer
14 4 (2.48%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.29%) STL
2 19 (11.80%) XML
3 13 (8.07%) Web Services
4 12 (7.45%) .NET
5 11 (6.83%) REST
5 11 (6.83%) SOAP
5 11 (6.83%) XSD
6 7 (4.35%) Middleware
7 5 (3.11%) XSLT
7 5 (3.11%) Spring
8 4 (2.48%) JDBC
8 4 (2.48%) JMS
8 4 (2.48%) XML Schema
9 3 (1.86%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (1.86%) JPA
9 3 (1.86%) HTML
10 2 (1.24%) Java EE
10 2 (1.24%) JSON
10 2 (1.24%) XSL
10 2 (1.24%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
1 25 (15.53%) Data Integration
2 17 (10.56%) Online Games
3 16 (9.94%) Data Structures
4 12 (7.45%) Clustering
5 10 (6.21%) Open Source
6 9 (5.59%) Client/Server
7 7 (4.35%) Management Information System
8 6 (3.73%) Replication
9 5 (3.11%) N-Tier
9 5 (3.11%) Statistics
10 4 (2.48%) Equities
10 4 (2.48%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.86%) W3C
11 3 (1.86%) Computer Science
12 2 (1.24%) Neural Network
12 2 (1.24%) Mathematics
12 2 (1.24%) NHS
12 2 (1.24%) HACMP
12 2 (1.24%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (47.20%) UNIX
2 35 (21.74%) Linux
3 16 (9.94%) Windows
4 6 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.11%) Solaris
6 2 (1.24%) Debian
6 2 (1.24%) AIX
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (45.34%) ETL
2 59 (36.65%) Business Intelligence
3 48 (29.81%) Data Modelling
4 42 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (18.01%) Multithreading
6 25 (15.53%) Performance Tuning
7 23 (14.29%) OO
8 22 (13.66%) Scrum
9 20 (12.42%) Database Tuning
10 16 (9.94%) Kimball Methodology
11 12 (7.45%) TDD
12 11 (6.83%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (6.83%) Dimensional Modelling
13 10 (6.21%) Analytics
14 8 (4.97%) Migration
14 8 (4.97%) Unit Testing
15 7 (4.35%) Logical Data Model
15 7 (4.35%) Physical Data Model
15 7 (4.35%) SOA
15 7 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 118 (73.29%) SQL
2 41 (25.47%) PL/SQL
3 34 (21.12%) C++
4 25 (15.53%) Java
5 24 (14.91%) T-SQL
6 20 (12.42%) Perl
7 14 (8.70%) Python
8 12 (7.45%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.35%) C#
10 5 (3.11%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.48%) Korn
11 4 (2.48%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.86%) VBA
12 3 (1.86%) XPath
13 1 (0.62%) VB
13 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (13.66%) Degree
2 10 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.73%) MCTS
5 5 (3.11%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.48%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.86%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (20.50%) QA
2 9 (5.59%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.24%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (4.97%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.48%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.24%) GPFS
5 1 (0.62%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.35%) SCOM
2 4 (2.48%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.86%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (1.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.62%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 101 (62.73%) Oracle
2 24 (14.91%) Microsoft
3 20 (12.42%) IBM
4 17 (10.56%) Sybase
5 13 (8.07%) Informatica
5 13 (8.07%) Teradata
6 10 (6.21%) Tableau
7 8 (4.97%) Netezza
7 8 (4.97%) MicroStrategy
7 8 (4.97%) Talend
8 7 (4.35%) BMC
8 7 (4.35%) Ab Initio
9 6 (3.73%) SAP
9 6 (3.73%) Cognos
10 5 (3.11%) Intel
10 5 (3.11%) Business Objects
10 5 (3.11%) VMware
11 3 (1.86%) Vertica
11 3 (1.86%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.86%) NetApp
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