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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
UK / England
Rank 522 549 532
Rank change year-on-year +27 -17  
Contract jobs citing OLTP 44 66 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.46% 0.60% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 49
Median daily rate £425 £470 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.57% +17.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £364 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £553 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £419 £335
% change year-on-year +1.49% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £50.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +34.66%  

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 9480 10953 10995
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.87% 22.32% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6448 7415 7178
Median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 159 149
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.87% +2.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +11 23 £413 -17.08% 5
South West - 7 £496 -
East of England - 5 £456 - 3
South East 0 4 £425 +1.49% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £463 -
West Midlands +15 1 £550 +41.93%
OLTP
UK

OLTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 70 (69.31%) SQL
2 50 (49.50%) Oracle
3 46 (45.54%) OLAP
4 41 (40.59%) SQL Server
5 37 (36.63%) Unix
6 34 (33.66%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (33.66%) ETL
7 29 (28.71%) STL
7 29 (28.71%) C++
8 27 (26.73%) Release Management
8 27 (26.73%) Database Tuning
8 27 (26.73%) SDLC
9 25 (24.75%) Oracle Database
9 25 (24.75%) Performance Tuning
9 25 (24.75%) Software Engineering
10 24 (23.76%) Data Modelling
10 24 (23.76%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (22.77%) OO
12 22 (21.78%) Finance
13 21 (20.79%) Perl
13 21 (20.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (19.80%) T-SQL
14 20 (19.80%) Python
15 18 (17.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 17 (16.83%) Data Integration
17 16 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
17 16 (15.84%) Migration
18 15 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
19 14 (13.86%) Microsoft
19 14 (13.86%) Oracle OLAP

OLTP
Top Related 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 (4.95%) Apache Solr
1 5 (4.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.96%) Apache Pig
3 3 (2.97%) Apache
3 3 (2.97%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.98%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.98%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.98%) GemFire
4 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.98%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.99%) Confluence
5 1 (0.99%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (8.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.99%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.96%) IBM Cloud
2 4 (3.96%) SaaS
3 2 (1.98%) GitHub
3 2 (1.98%) PaaS
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.99%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.92%) Intranet
2 4 (3.96%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (45.54%) OLAP
2 41 (40.59%) SQL Server
3 34 (33.66%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (24.75%) Oracle Database
5 21 (20.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (17.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (13.86%) Oracle OLAP
8 13 (12.87%) Hadoop
9 12 (11.88%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (11.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (9.90%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (9.90%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (6.93%) Big Data
11 7 (6.93%) Data Mart
11 7 (6.93%) DB2
11 7 (6.93%) Oracle ODI
12 6 (5.94%) Data Lake
12 6 (5.94%) HBase
12 6 (5.94%) MariaDB
12 6 (5.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.93%) JIRA
3 6 (5.94%) Talend Open Studio
4 5 (4.95%) ERwin
4 5 (4.95%) MagicDraw
5 4 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.98%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.98%) Gradle
7 2 (1.98%) JUnit
8 1 (0.99%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.99%) Toad
8 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (21.78%) Finance
2 9 (8.91%) Banking
3 7 (6.93%) Retail
4 4 (3.96%) Publishing
5 2 (1.98%) Advertising
5 2 (1.98%) Wholesale Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Back Office
6 1 (0.99%) Billing
6 1 (0.99%) French Language
6 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (58.42%) Developer
2 29 (28.71%) C++ Developer
3 28 (27.72%) Architect
4 18 (17.82%) Data Architect
5 13 (12.87%) DBA
6 11 (10.89%) ETL Developer
7 9 (8.91%) SQL Developer
8 5 (4.95%) DB2 DBA
8 5 (4.95%) OLAP Developer
8 5 (4.95%) SQL DBA
9 4 (3.96%) Administrator
9 4 (3.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (3.96%) DB2 Administrator
9 4 (3.96%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.96%) MySQL Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.97%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Information Architect
10 3 (2.97%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (28.71%) STL
2 10 (9.90%) .NET
3 8 (7.92%) XML
4 5 (4.95%) Lucene
5 4 (3.96%) JSON
6 3 (2.97%) Web Services
7 2 (1.98%) Kafka
7 2 (1.98%) MDX
7 2 (1.98%) Middleware
7 2 (1.98%) Spark Streaming
7 2 (1.98%) Spring
7 2 (1.98%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.98%) Spring Integration
7 2 (1.98%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.99%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.99%) REST
8 1 (0.99%) RESTful
8 1 (0.99%) SAML
8 1 (0.99%) XSD
8 1 (0.99%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.93%) Data Structures
2 7 (6.93%) Replication
3 5 (4.95%) HACMP
3 5 (4.95%) Reference Data
3 5 (4.95%) Taxonomies
4 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.98%) Clustering
5 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.98%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.98%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.99%) Equities
6 1 (0.99%) Fintech
6 1 (0.99%) iPad
6 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.99%) PKI
6 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (36.63%) Unix
2 8 (7.92%) Windows
3 5 (4.95%) Linux
4 3 (2.97%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.99%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (33.66%) ETL
2 27 (26.73%) Database Tuning
2 27 (26.73%) Release Management
2 27 (26.73%) SDLC
3 25 (24.75%) Performance Tuning
3 25 (24.75%) Software Engineering
4 24 (23.76%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (23.76%) Data Modelling
5 23 (22.77%) OO
6 17 (16.83%) Data Integration
7 16 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (15.84%) Migration
8 12 (11.88%) Data Architecture
9 11 (10.89%) Data Management
9 11 (10.89%) SOA
9 11 (10.89%) Unit Testing
10 9 (8.91%) Data Migration
10 9 (8.91%) Validation
11 7 (6.93%) Regression Testing
11 7 (6.93%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 70 (69.31%) SQL
2 29 (28.71%) C++
3 21 (20.79%) Perl
4 20 (19.80%) Python
4 20 (19.80%) T-SQL
5 9 (8.91%) Shell Script
6 8 (7.92%) C#
7 6 (5.94%) Java
8 5 (4.95%) AWK
8 5 (4.95%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.95%) VBScript
9 4 (3.96%) VB
10 3 (2.97%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.98%) R
11 2 (1.98%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.99%) COBOL
12 1 (0.99%) Korn
12 1 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (7.92%) Degree
2 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.98%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.89%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.96%) QA
3 3 (2.97%) IFRS
3 3 (2.97%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) HDFS
2 1 (0.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Sentry
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.99%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 50 (49.50%) Oracle
2 14 (13.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.94%) Talend
4 5 (4.95%) IBM
4 5 (4.95%) Informatica
4 5 (4.95%) NetApp
4 5 (4.95%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (4.95%) Teradata
5 3 (2.97%) Tableau
6 2 (1.98%) MapR
6 2 (1.98%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.98%) RedGate
6 2 (1.98%) Sybase
7 1 (0.99%) BMC
7 1 (0.99%) Citrix
7 1 (0.99%) Google
7 1 (0.99%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.99%) SAP
7 1 (0.99%) TARGIT
7 1 (0.99%) WorldPay
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago