Period
to 12 June 2021

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 6 months to 12 June 2021 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
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 571 565 760
Rank change year-on-year -6 +195 +9
Contract jobs citing OLTP 61 21 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.054% 0.074%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.60% 0.24% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 26
10th Percentile £388 £321 "
25th Percentile £461 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £463 £425
Median % change year-on-year +24.32% +8.82% -10.53%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £480
90th Percentile £663 £680 £659
UK median daily rate £625 £456 £436
% change year-on-year +36.99% +4.58% -3.06%

OLTP is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 10,112 8,609 18,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.76% 21.99% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,011 6,026 13,088
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £600 £594 £575
90th Percentile £694 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 119 208
10th Percentile £11.34 £12.63 £14.00
25th Percentile £18.53 £18.13 £17.44
Median hourly rate £24.50 £24.70 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.81% -17.67% -3.23%
75th Percentile £49.08 £45.25 £50.00
90th Percentile £64.70 £61.98 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £24.71 £30.00
% change year-on-year +9.29% -17.65% -7.69%

OLTP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing OLTP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for OLTP in England

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing OLTP in England.

Daily rate trend for OLTP in England

OLTP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing OLTP in England over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for OLTP in England

OLTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing OLTP in England.

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 6 months to 12 June 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -40 42 £625 +13.64% 9
South East +20 10 £575 +31.43%
North of England +14 5 £356 +10.64% 2
North West -5 5 £356 +10.64% 2
South West +24 2 £491 +3.42%
Midlands -24 2 £373 -19.46%
West Midlands -20 1 £320 -30.81%
East Midlands - 1 £425 -
OLTP
UK

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing OLTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for OLTP.

1 35 (57.38%) Azure
2 31 (50.82%) SQL Server
3 30 (49.18%) SQL
4 28 (45.90%) Data Modelling
5 26 (42.62%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (42.62%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (42.62%) OLAP
6 25 (40.98%) DevOps
7 23 (37.70%) Power Platform
8 21 (34.43%) C#
9 20 (32.79%) Analytics
10 19 (31.15%) Test Automation
10 19 (31.15%) Azure SQL Database
10 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (29.51%) Performance Tuning
11 18 (29.51%) Azure Data Factory
12 17 (27.87%) Deployment Automation
12 17 (27.87%) PowerShell
13 16 (26.23%) T-SQL
13 16 (26.23%) Migration
13 16 (26.23%) Data Lake
13 16 (26.23%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (24.59%) Databricks
14 15 (24.59%) PowerApps
14 15 (24.59%) Power Automate
14 15 (24.59%) Azure Service Bus
14 15 (24.59%) Azure Storage
14 15 (24.59%) Azure Key Vault
14 15 (24.59%) Azure Logic Apps
14 15 (24.59%) Microsoft

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 (8.20%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (3.28%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 35 (57.38%) Azure
2 23 (37.70%) Power Platform
3 18 (29.51%) Azure Data Factory
4 15 (24.59%) Azure Key Vault
4 15 (24.59%) Azure Logic Apps
4 15 (24.59%) Azure Service Bus
4 15 (24.59%) Azure Storage
4 15 (24.59%) Power Automate
4 15 (24.59%) PowerApps
5 14 (22.95%) Azure Functions
5 14 (22.95%) Serverless
6 11 (18.03%) AWS
6 11 (18.03%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 5 (8.20%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (6.56%) GCP
9 3 (4.92%) Amazon S3
10 2 (3.28%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (3.28%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (3.28%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 2 (3.28%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (50.82%) SQL Server
2 26 (42.62%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (42.62%) OLAP
3 19 (31.15%) Azure SQL Database
4 16 (26.23%) Data Lake
5 10 (16.39%) NoSQL
5 10 (16.39%) Tableau
6 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (13.11%) Power BI
7 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
8 7 (11.48%) Snowflake Schema
9 6 (9.84%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (8.20%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (8.20%) Oracle OLAP
10 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (6.56%) Amazon Aurora
11 4 (6.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (6.56%) QlikView
11 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Visual Studio Team System
2 13 (21.31%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.20%) Artifactory
3 5 (8.20%) Bitbucket
3 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.28%) ERwin
4 2 (3.28%) JIRA
General
1 13 (21.31%) Social Skills
2 9 (14.75%) Banking
3 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.84%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.56%) Finance
5 4 (6.56%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.64%) Back Office
6 1 (1.64%) Military
6 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (16.39%) DBA
2 10 (16.39%) Developer
3 9 (14.75%) Azure Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) SQL Developer
5 7 (11.48%) Architect
5 7 (11.48%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Data Architect
6 5 (8.20%) C# Developer
6 5 (8.20%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
6 5 (8.20%) C++ Developer
6 5 (8.20%) C++/C# Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Data Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Market Data Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior DBA
8 3 (4.92%) Azure Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Azure DevOps
8 3 (4.92%) Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) .NET
2 8 (13.11%) JSON
2 8 (13.11%) Web Services
2 8 (13.11%) XML
3 5 (8.20%) Rendezvous
4 1 (1.64%) MDX
4 1 (1.64%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.92%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.28%) CMDB
4 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.64%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Unix
1 5 (8.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.90%) Data Modelling
2 26 (42.62%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (40.98%) DevOps
4 20 (32.79%) Analytics
5 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (31.15%) Test Automation
6 18 (29.51%) Performance Tuning
7 17 (27.87%) Deployment Automation
8 16 (26.23%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (26.23%) Migration
9 15 (24.59%) Data Migration
10 12 (19.67%) Data Science
11 11 (18.03%) Data Architecture
11 11 (18.03%) Data Ingestion
11 11 (18.03%) ETL
12 9 (14.75%) Data Virtualisation
12 9 (14.75%) High Availability
13 8 (13.11%) BDD
13 8 (13.11%) Microservices
13 8 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 30 (49.18%) SQL
2 21 (34.43%) C#
3 17 (27.87%) PowerShell
4 16 (26.23%) T-SQL
5 8 (13.11%) Java
6 7 (11.48%) Python
7 5 (8.20%) C++
7 5 (8.20%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.92%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) Terraform
2 3 (4.92%) Data Guard
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 15 (24.59%) Databricks
1 15 (24.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.75%) Oracle
3 5 (8.20%) Informatica
3 5 (8.20%) TIBCO
4 4 (6.56%) Alteryx
5 2 (3.28%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.28%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (3.28%) SAP
6 1 (1.64%) Isilon
6 1 (1.64%) QNAP
6 1 (1.64%) Sybase
6 1 (1.64%) Talend
6 1 (1.64%) VMware
6 1 (1.64%) Workday