The table below looks at the statistics for OLTP 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 OLTP over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 109 104 93
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing OLTP 1 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.044% 0.046% 0.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.25% 0.21% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Average daily rate
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- £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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
407 482 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.85% 22.30% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 267 245
Average daily rate £350 £313 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 16
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.48 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

OLTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

OLTP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

OLTP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

OLTP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) ClearCase
2 2 (66.67%) Replication
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (66.67%) Toad
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Streams
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Guard
2 2 (66.67%) Mercurial
2 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle ODI
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) OLAP
2 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) ClearCase
1 2 (66.67%) Toad
1 2 (66.67%) Mercurial
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) DBA
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Replication
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle