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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
Rank 124 110 105
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing OLTP 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% 0.046% 0.095%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.16% 0.24% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £350 - £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 - -
OLTP
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
615 409 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.29% 18.98% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 241 267
Average daily rate £400 £368 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £28.69 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.28% +63.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

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 19 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (75.00%) ETL
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) ETL Development
4 1 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (25.00%) MDX
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (25.00%) OLAP
4 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

OLTP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) OLAP
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Database Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Database Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (75.00%) ETL
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) ETL Development
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL