The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for OLAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OLAP over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 57 56 60
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4  
Contract jobs citing OLAP 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 0.31% 0.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.48% 1.40% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £363 £390 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +12.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £390 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £390 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £423
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OLAP is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 135 143 146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 20.80% 22.17% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 94 79
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% -9.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

OLAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing OLAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for OLAP in Birmingham

OLAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OLAP in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for OLAP in Birmingham

OLAP
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OLAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for OLAP.

1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) OLAP Cube
2 2 (66.67%) MDX
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Cognos
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database

OLAP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) OLAP Cube
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Cognos BI Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Cognos Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Report Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Report Writer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL BI Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) MDX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos
1 1 (33.33%) IBM