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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 517 467 515
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +48
Contract jobs citing OLTP 78 111 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.65% 0.95% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 72 37
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£400 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £325 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £368 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.44% +14.84%
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
11973 11668 12148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.24% 21.89% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7383 7211 7091
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 £265 £251 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 198 311
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £27.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% +10.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £17.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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 August 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 22 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -51 78 £400 -5.88% 29
London +3 52 £450 -5.26% 17
City of London +26 9 £525 +10.52% 4
West Yorkshire +15 9 £331 +21.55% 2
Yorkshire +6 9 £331 +38.02% 2
Leeds +12 6 £313 -2.34% 2
Hertfordshire - 5 £210 - 1
East of England - 5 £210 - 1
Bradford +7 4 £336 +49.44%
North West +4 4 £275 -21.42% 4
South West -38 4 £450 +20.00% 2
Cheshire - 3 £263 - 2
Chester - 3 £263 -
Malvern - 2 £350 -
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
Worcestershire - 2 £350 -
Berkshire +2 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -10 1 £500 +36.98% 1
South East -19 1 - - 3
Manchester - 1 £400 - 2
Slough - 1 - - 1
Stafford - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - -
Watford - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Worcester - - - -
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - -

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 93 (68.89%) SQL
2 77 (57.04%) Oracle
3 70 (51.85%) Data Warehouse
4 63 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
5 58 (42.96%) ETL
6 56 (41.48%) Oracle Database
7 55 (40.74%) SQL Server
8 49 (36.30%) Data Modelling
9 47 (34.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 43 (31.85%) OLAP
11 40 (29.63%) Performance Tuning
12 39 (28.89%) Finance
13 38 (28.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 35 (25.93%) Oracle ODI
15 31 (22.96%) Oracle Database 11g
15 31 (22.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 30 (22.22%) T-SQL
16 30 (22.22%) UNIX
17 29 (21.48%) PL/SQL
18 28 (20.74%) SQL Server 2008
19 25 (18.52%) Relational Database
20 23 (17.04%) Linux
21 22 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
21 22 (16.30%) Oracle RAC
21 22 (16.30%) Data Integration
22 20 (14.81%) Degree
22 20 (14.81%) Microsoft
23 19 (14.07%) QA
23 19 (14.07%) SQL Server 2005
24 18 (13.33%) Shell Script

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (3.70%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.48%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.74%) SAS
3 1 (0.74%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Academy Housing
2 2 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.48%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.48%) SAN
1 2 (1.48%) Internet
1 2 (1.48%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (51.85%) Data Warehouse
2 56 (41.48%) Oracle Database
3 55 (40.74%) SQL Server
4 47 (34.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (31.85%) OLAP
6 38 (28.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 35 (25.93%) Oracle ODI
8 31 (22.96%) Oracle Database 11g
8 31 (22.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 28 (20.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 25 (18.52%) Relational Database
11 19 (14.07%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (12.59%) Oracle Database 10g
13 16 (11.85%) Oracle OLAP
14 14 (10.37%) SQL Server 2012
14 14 (10.37%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (9.63%) RDBMS
15 13 (9.63%) Oracle BI EE
16 10 (7.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 10 (7.41%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 5 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.96%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (2.96%) Mercurial
3 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.22%) Toad
3 3 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.48%) Subversion
4 2 (1.48%) ERwin
4 2 (1.48%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.74%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
General
1 39 (28.89%) Finance
2 16 (11.85%) Games
3 13 (9.63%) Banking
4 11 (8.15%) Retail
5 5 (3.70%) Billing
6 4 (2.96%) Legal
7 3 (2.22%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.48%) Back Office
9 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 88 (65.19%) Developer
2 24 (17.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 23 (17.04%) SQL Developer
4 19 (14.07%) Architect
5 16 (11.85%) DBA
6 12 (8.89%) Oracle Developer
7 11 (8.15%) C++ Developer
7 11 (8.15%) Senior Developer
7 11 (8.15%) SQL DBA
8 9 (6.67%) Data Architect
8 9 (6.67%) OBIEE Developer
9 7 (5.19%) SQL Server DBA
9 7 (5.19%) Analyst
9 7 (5.19%) Oracle Architect
10 6 (4.44%) Oracle DBA
10 6 (4.44%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Developer
11 4 (2.96%) Consultant
11 4 (2.96%) Administrator
12 3 (2.22%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.85%) XML
2 12 (8.89%) MDX
2 12 (8.89%) .NET
3 11 (8.15%) STL
4 7 (5.19%) XSD
4 7 (5.19%) XSLT
5 5 (3.70%) XSL
5 5 (3.70%) Web Services
6 3 (2.22%) Middleware
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Streams
7 2 (1.48%) JPA
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.48%) XML Schema
7 2 (1.48%) HTML
8 1 (0.74%) JMS
8 1 (0.74%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.30%) Data Integration
2 14 (10.37%) Replication
3 8 (5.93%) Online Games
4 7 (5.19%) Clustering
4 7 (5.19%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.44%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (2.96%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.22%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.22%) NHS
7 3 (2.22%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.48%) Statistics
8 2 (1.48%) W3C
9 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.74%) Equities
9 1 (0.74%) HACMP
9 1 (0.74%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.74%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.22%) UNIX
2 23 (17.04%) Linux
3 8 (5.93%) Windows
4 2 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.48%) AIX
4 2 (1.48%) HPUX
4 2 (1.48%) Solaris
5 1 (0.74%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
2 58 (42.96%) ETL
3 49 (36.30%) Data Modelling
4 40 (29.63%) Performance Tuning
5 22 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (11.85%) OO
6 16 (11.85%) Database Tuning
7 14 (10.37%) Data Architecture
7 14 (10.37%) Time Management
8 11 (8.15%) SOA
8 11 (8.15%) Migration
8 11 (8.15%) Multithreading
9 10 (7.41%) Data Cleansing
9 10 (7.41%) Kimball Methodology
9 10 (7.41%) Scrum
10 9 (6.67%) Data Migration
10 9 (6.67%) Dimensional Modelling
10 9 (6.67%) Load Balancing
10 9 (6.67%) TDD
10 9 (6.67%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 93 (68.89%) SQL
2 30 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 29 (21.48%) PL/SQL
4 18 (13.33%) Shell Script
5 11 (8.15%) C++
6 7 (5.19%) Java
6 7 (5.19%) C#
7 4 (2.96%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.48%) XPath
8 2 (1.48%) Perl
8 2 (1.48%) VB
9 1 (0.74%) VBA
9 1 (0.74%) Python
9 1 (0.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.74%) Korn
Qualifications
1 20 (14.81%) Degree
2 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.48%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) MCSE
4 1 (0.74%) MCDBA
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.74%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.07%) QA
2 5 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.48%) Basel III
3 2 (1.48%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (16.30%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (5.93%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.74%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.44%) Data Guard
2 4 (2.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 77 (57.04%) Oracle
2 20 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 17 (12.59%) Teradata
4 12 (8.89%) Netezza
5 10 (7.41%) Tableau
6 8 (5.93%) Ab Initio
7 6 (4.44%) Business Objects
8 4 (2.96%) IBM
8 4 (2.96%) Informatica
8 4 (2.96%) SAP
8 4 (2.96%) Sybase
9 3 (2.22%) Cognos
9 3 (2.22%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (1.48%) HP
10 2 (1.48%) Intel
10 2 (1.48%) NetApp
10 2 (1.48%) VMware
11 1 (0.74%) Sun
11 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.74%) TIBCO
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