The table below looks at the statistics for OLAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OLAP over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)
Rank 108 100 102
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing OLAP 6 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.52% 0.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.39% 2.33% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £216 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £440 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £140.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
- +258.97%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
432 472 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.08% 22.41% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 285 260
Average daily rate £330 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 14
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.21% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £20.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.15 £37.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

OLAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OLAP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

OLAP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

OLAP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OLAP across the West Midlands region.

OLAP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

OLAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OLAP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

OLAP Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

OLAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OLAP across the West Midlands region.

OLAP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

OLAP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLAP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 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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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
Staffordshire 0 2 £275 +25.00%
Birmingham -5 2 £300 -29.41% 2
Coventry -10 1 - -
Warwickshire - - - -
OLAP
England

OLAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing OLAP 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 OLAP.

1 30 (90.91%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (60.61%) SQL Server
3 19 (57.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (51.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (48.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (39.39%) T-SQL
8 9 (27.27%) SQL
8 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
8 9 (27.27%) ETL
9 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
9 7 (21.21%) MDX
9 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (18.18%) Dimensional Modelling
10 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (15.15%) Kimball Methodology
12 4 (12.12%) Change Control
12 4 (12.12%) Change Management
12 4 (12.12%) NHS
12 4 (12.12%) SAS
12 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
12 4 (12.12%) AIX
12 4 (12.12%) JBoss
12 4 (12.12%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (9.09%) SAP
13 3 (9.09%) VBA
13 3 (9.09%) RUP
13 3 (9.09%) Linux
13 3 (9.09%) OO
13 3 (9.09%) Data Mining

OLAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing OLAP 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 OLAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.12%) SAS
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (60.61%) SQL Server
2 19 (57.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (51.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 16 (48.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (12.12%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (9.09%) Data Mining
8 3 (9.09%) RDBMS
8 3 (9.09%) PerformancePoint
8 3 (9.09%) NoSQL
8 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
9 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (6.06%) OLTP
10 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (3.03%) DataStage
10 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (3.03%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (3.03%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Developer
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Programmer
5 4 (12.12%) SQL Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Data Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Architect
6 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (9.09%) SQL Server BI Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Business Objects Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) SAP Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Business Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Database Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Report Developer
8 1 (3.03%) SAP Business Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) MDX
2 1 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) NHS
2 3 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) AIX
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (90.91%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (27.27%) ETL
3 6 (18.18%) Dimensional Modelling
3 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (15.15%) Kimball Methodology
5 4 (12.12%) Change Control
5 4 (12.12%) Change Management
5 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
6 3 (9.09%) OO
6 3 (9.09%) RUP
6 3 (9.09%) CMMI
6 3 (9.09%) Data Architecture
6 3 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (9.09%) TOGAF
6 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 3 (9.09%) Analytics
6 3 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (6.06%) ERP
8 1 (3.03%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) T-SQL
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (9.09%) VBA
4 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) JBoss
3 3 (9.09%) SAP
4 2 (6.06%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) Cognos
5 1 (3.03%) IBM
5 1 (3.03%) Netezza