Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 763 739 707
Rank change year-on-year -24 -32 -15
Contract jobs citing OLTP 86 137 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.091% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.41% 0.63% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 80 79
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.67% +24.86%
10th Percentile £369 £313 £311
90th Percentile £663 £626 £554
UK median daily rate £515 £463 £440
% change year-on-year +11.35% +5.11% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £17.50 - -

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 20775 21803 24437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.09% 22.57% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14394 14620 16272
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 317 386
England median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £27.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +0.39% +15.01%
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £48.30 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £31.15 £28.18 £29.00
% change year-on-year +10.54% -2.83% +16.00%

OLTP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -43 48 £525 +5.00% 9
South East +2 19 £425 +11.26%
North of England +51 16 £388 -21.48% 1
Yorkshire +16 10 £388 -27.91%
North West +22 4 £577 +7.35% 1
North East +52 2 £298 -37.37%
West Midlands +22 1 - - 1
Midlands +17 1 - - 3
East of England -20 1 - -
OLTP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 62 (72.09%) SQL
2 41 (47.67%) Linux
3 39 (45.35%) Unix
4 35 (40.70%) OLAP
5 32 (37.21%) ETL
6 31 (36.05%) Performance Tuning
7 29 (33.72%) Java
8 27 (31.40%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (31.40%) Finance
9 26 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (30.23%) Oracle
9 26 (30.23%) SQL Server
10 25 (29.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (27.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 21 (24.42%) C++
12 21 (24.42%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (24.42%) Red Hat
13 19 (22.09%) Microsoft
13 19 (22.09%) STL
13 19 (22.09%) XML
13 19 (22.09%) Scrum
13 19 (22.09%) Replication
13 19 (22.09%) Big Data
14 18 (20.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 18 (20.93%) Shell Script
15 17 (19.77%) Banking
15 17 (19.77%) OO
15 17 (19.77%) Python
15 17 (19.77%) JSON
15 17 (19.77%) Oracle Database

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 13 (15.12%) Apache
1 13 (15.12%) Apache Spark
1 13 (15.12%) Cloud Foundry
1 13 (15.12%) GemFire
1 13 (15.12%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.33%) Tuxedo
3 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.16%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (15.12%) GitHub
2 13 (15.12%) PaaS
3 11 (12.79%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.65%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.30%) DNS
2 6 (6.98%) Extranet
2 6 (6.98%) Intranet
3 5 (5.81%) Firewall
4 3 (3.49%) HTTP
4 3 (3.49%) MPLS
4 3 (3.49%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (40.70%) OLAP
2 26 (30.23%) SQL Server
3 25 (29.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (27.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (24.42%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (22.09%) Big Data
7 18 (20.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (19.77%) Oracle Database
9 14 (16.28%) Hadoop
9 14 (16.28%) HBase
10 13 (15.12%) Apache Hive
11 11 (12.79%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (12.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (12.79%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (9.30%) Relational Database
13 7 (8.14%) QlikView
14 6 (6.98%) MySQL
15 4 (4.65%) Power BI
15 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
16 3 (3.49%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (18.60%) Git (software)
2 13 (15.12%) Gradle
2 13 (15.12%) IntelliJ
2 13 (15.12%) Jenkins
2 13 (15.12%) JUnit
3 6 (6.98%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.16%) ERwin
6 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (31.40%) Finance
2 17 (19.77%) Banking
3 8 (9.30%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.49%) Retail
4 3 (3.49%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.49%) Retail Finance
5 1 (1.16%) Advertising
5 1 (1.16%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.16%) Legal
5 1 (1.16%) Local Government
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (67.44%) Developer
2 19 (22.09%) C++ Developer
3 16 (18.60%) Architect
4 14 (16.28%) SQL Developer
5 11 (12.79%) Java Developer
5 11 (12.79%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (9.30%) Big Data Developer
6 8 (9.30%) SQL Server Developer
7 7 (8.14%) ETL Developer
7 7 (8.14%) SSIS Developer
7 7 (8.14%) SSRS Developer
8 6 (6.98%) Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) DBA
8 6 (6.98%) Lead Developer
8 6 (6.98%) Lead SQL Server Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Python Developer
10 4 (4.65%) Data Architect
10 4 (4.65%) Dynamics AX Developer
10 4 (4.65%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.09%) STL
1 19 (22.09%) XML
2 17 (19.77%) JSON
3 13 (15.12%) Apache Camel
3 13 (15.12%) J2EE
3 13 (15.12%) Kafka
3 13 (15.12%) Middleware
3 13 (15.12%) RESTful
3 13 (15.12%) Spark Streaming
3 13 (15.12%) Spring
3 13 (15.12%) Spring Boot
3 13 (15.12%) Spring Integration
3 13 (15.12%) Web Services
3 13 (15.12%) XSLT
4 11 (12.79%) MDX
5 10 (11.63%) Ajax
5 10 (11.63%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.49%) Hibernate
6 3 (3.49%) XSD
7 2 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.09%) Replication
2 13 (15.12%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (15.12%) Virtual Team
3 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.49%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.33%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.16%) AS400
6 1 (1.16%) Clustering
6 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.16%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 41 (47.67%) Linux
2 39 (45.35%) Unix
3 16 (18.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (11.63%) Windows
5 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.21%) ETL
2 31 (36.05%) Performance Tuning
3 27 (31.40%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (22.09%) Scrum
6 17 (19.77%) OO
7 14 (16.28%) Unit Testing
7 14 (16.28%) Validation
8 13 (15.12%) Acceptance Criteria
8 13 (15.12%) Benchmarking
8 13 (15.12%) MapReduce
8 13 (15.12%) Software Engineering
8 13 (15.12%) System Testing
8 13 (15.12%) TDD
8 13 (15.12%) User Stories
9 12 (13.95%) Database Tuning
9 12 (13.95%) SDLC
10 10 (11.63%) Data Analysis
11 9 (10.47%) Asset Management
12 8 (9.30%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 62 (72.09%) SQL
2 29 (33.72%) Java
3 21 (24.42%) C++
4 18 (20.93%) Shell Script
5 17 (19.77%) Python
6 13 (15.12%) T-SQL
7 9 (10.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 9 (10.47%) PowerShell
8 7 (8.14%) C#
9 4 (4.65%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.49%) Perl
10 3 (3.49%) XPath
11 2 (2.33%) COBOL
12 1 (1.16%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (12.79%) Degree
2 6 (6.98%) MCITP
2 6 (6.98%) MCSE
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.12%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (1.16%) GDPR
2 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (15.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 13 (15.12%) HDFS
2 5 (5.81%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 26 (30.23%) Oracle
2 21 (24.42%) Red Hat
3 19 (22.09%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.14%) RedGate
4 7 (8.14%) Tableau
5 5 (5.81%) Sybase
6 4 (4.65%) VMware
7 3 (3.49%) EnterpriseDB
7 3 (3.49%) IBM
7 3 (3.49%) TSYS
8 2 (2.33%) JD Edwards
8 2 (2.33%) Micro Focus
8 2 (2.33%) Siebel
9 1 (1.16%) Apple
9 1 (1.16%) Citrix
9 1 (1.16%) Netezza
9 1 (1.16%) SAP
9 1 (1.16%) Symantec