The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OLTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OLTP over the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 546 550
Rank change year-on-year -22 +4  
Contract jobs citing OLTP 20 74 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.047% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.21% 0.69% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 45 36
Median daily rate £525 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.83% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £303 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £545 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £365 £343
% change year-on-year +16.43% +6.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £51.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.00 -

OLTP 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 England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 9662 10777 12050
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.47% 21.81% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6383 7393 7989
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 168 180
Median hourly rate £31.00 £30.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.67 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

OLTP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for OLTP in England

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OLTP in England

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OLTP in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OLTP in England

OLTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OLTP in England

OLTP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP within the England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -17 14 £550 +44.73% 10
South East -6 3 £425 +16.43% 1
Yorkshire +22 2 - - 1
North West +20 1 £300 -21.05% 2
OLTP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OLTP 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 England region with a requirement for OLTP.

1 47 (74.60%) SQL
2 32 (50.79%) OLAP
3 27 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 26 (41.27%) Oracle
5 21 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (33.33%) SDLC
6 20 (31.75%) Unix
7 19 (30.16%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (30.16%) Finance
7 19 (30.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (30.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (26.98%) Release Management
8 17 (26.98%) ETL
8 17 (26.98%) C++
9 16 (25.40%) Oracle Database
9 16 (25.40%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (23.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (23.81%) T-SQL
10 15 (23.81%) OO
10 15 (23.81%) STL
10 15 (23.81%) Data Modelling
10 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
10 15 (23.81%) Software Engineering
11 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (22.22%) Banking
12 13 (20.63%) Database Tuning
13 12 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (19.05%) Data Integration
14 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (17.46%) Migration

OLTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.94%) Apache Solr
2 2 (3.17%) Apache
2 2 (3.17%) CICS
2 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.59%) GemFire
3 1 (1.59%) JBoss
3 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) BPCS
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) GitHub
3 1 (1.59%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) Extranet
1 5 (7.94%) Intranet
2 2 (3.17%) DNS
2 2 (3.17%) HTTP
2 2 (3.17%) MPLS
2 2 (3.17%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (50.79%) OLAP
2 27 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 21 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (30.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (30.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (25.40%) Oracle Database
6 15 (23.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (12.70%) Oracle OLAP
9 8 (12.70%) QlikView
9 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (11.11%) Hadoop
11 6 (9.52%) Data Lake
11 6 (9.52%) DB2
11 6 (9.52%) Relational Database
12 5 (7.94%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (7.94%) Pentaho
13 3 (4.76%) Big Data
13 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) ERwin
1 5 (7.94%) MagicDraw
2 4 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.59%) Gradle
4 1 (1.59%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.59%) JUnit
4 1 (1.59%) Toad
4 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (30.16%) Finance
2 14 (22.22%) Banking
3 8 (12.70%) Retail
4 4 (6.35%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.17%) Advertising
5 2 (3.17%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.17%) Wholesale Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Legal
6 1 (1.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (57.14%) Developer
2 19 (30.16%) Architect
3 15 (23.81%) C++ Developer
4 9 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 7 (11.11%) ETL Developer
5 7 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (9.52%) Data Architect
7 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (6.35%) DBA
8 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Administrator
9 3 (4.76%) Azure Architect
9 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 3 (4.76%) Information Architect
9 3 (4.76%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.17%) DB2 Administrator
10 2 (3.17%) SQL BI Architect
10 2 (3.17%) SSIS Developer
10 2 (3.17%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.81%) STL
2 9 (14.29%) .NET
3 7 (11.11%) MDX
4 6 (9.52%) XML
5 5 (7.94%) JSON
5 5 (7.94%) Lucene
6 4 (6.35%) Web Services
7 3 (4.76%) REST
8 2 (3.17%) Middleware
8 2 (3.17%) SOAP
8 2 (3.17%) WCF
8 2 (3.17%) WF
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.59%) J2EE
9 1 (1.59%) Kafka
9 1 (1.59%) SAML
9 1 (1.59%) Spring
9 1 (1.59%) Spring Integration
9 1 (1.59%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) Data Structures
2 5 (7.94%) Reference Data
2 5 (7.94%) Taxonomies
3 4 (6.35%) Fixed Income
3 4 (6.35%) Mainframe
3 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.35%) Replication
4 2 (3.17%) HACMP
4 2 (3.17%) VSAM
5 1 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.59%) Fintech
5 1 (1.59%) iPad
5 1 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.59%) PKI
5 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.75%) Unix
2 5 (7.94%) Linux
2 5 (7.94%) Windows
3 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.33%) SDLC
2 19 (30.16%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (26.98%) ETL
3 17 (26.98%) Release Management
4 16 (25.40%) Performance Tuning
5 15 (23.81%) Data Modelling
5 15 (23.81%) OO
5 15 (23.81%) Software Engineering
6 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (20.63%) Database Tuning
8 12 (19.05%) Data Integration
9 11 (17.46%) Migration
10 10 (15.87%) Data Management
11 9 (14.29%) Data Architecture
11 9 (14.29%) Data Migration
12 8 (12.70%) Metadata Management
12 8 (12.70%) SOA
13 6 (9.52%) Information Architecture
14 5 (7.94%) B2B
14 5 (7.94%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 47 (74.60%) SQL
2 17 (26.98%) C++
3 15 (23.81%) T-SQL
4 7 (11.11%) C#
5 6 (9.52%) Java
6 5 (7.94%) VBScript
7 4 (6.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
7 4 (6.35%) VB
8 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.76%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.17%) AWK
9 2 (3.17%) R
9 2 (3.17%) SPARQL
10 1 (1.59%) COBOL
10 1 (1.59%) Python
10 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Degree
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.17%) MCITP
3 2 (3.17%) MCSE
3 2 (3.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) Data Quality
2 4 (6.35%) QA
3 3 (4.76%) IFRS
3 3 (4.76%) IFRS 9
4 2 (3.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (1.59%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (1.59%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (41.27%) Oracle
2 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.52%) Tableau
4 5 (7.94%) Informatica
5 3 (4.76%) RedGate
6 2 (3.17%) MapR
6 2 (3.17%) NetApp
6 2 (3.17%) Sybase
6 2 (3.17%) TSYS
7 1 (1.59%) Apple
7 1 (1.59%) BMC
7 1 (1.59%) Citrix
7 1 (1.59%) Google
7 1 (1.59%) Guidewire
7 1 (1.59%) IBM
7 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.59%) SAP
7 1 (1.59%) Symantec
7 1 (1.59%) TARGIT