The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 29 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.

Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 385 393 352
Rank change year-on-year +8 -41  
Contract jobs citing OLTP 23 46 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.47% 0.85% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 35
Median daily rate £413 £498 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.08% +17.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £369 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £545 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £419 £335
% change year-on-year +1.49% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 4903 5431 5120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 25.06% 24.20% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3554 3905 3551
Median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 36 40
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +88.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £18.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

OLTP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OLTP in London

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OLTP in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OLTP in London

OLTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OLTP in London

OLTP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP within the London region over the 3 months to 29 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
City of London -5 3 £488 +11.42%
Croydon - 1 £383 -
OLTP
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region with a requirement for OLTP.

1 39 (75.00%) SQL
1 39 (75.00%) Oracle
2 30 (57.69%) Unix
3 29 (55.77%) STL
3 29 (55.77%) C++
4 25 (48.08%) Software Engineering
4 25 (48.08%) Oracle Database
5 23 (44.23%) Release Management
5 23 (44.23%) OO
6 22 (42.31%) SDLC
7 21 (40.38%) Perl
7 21 (40.38%) Database Tuning
8 20 (38.46%) Python
9 15 (28.85%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (28.85%) SQL Server
10 12 (23.08%) OLAP
11 9 (17.31%) Unit Testing
11 9 (17.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (13.46%) Shell Script
13 7 (13.46%) Regression Testing
13 7 (13.46%) Validation
13 7 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
14 6 (11.54%) Finance
14 6 (11.54%) T-SQL
14 6 (11.54%) Data Modelling
14 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (9.62%) .NET

OLTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (5.77%) Apache Pig
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) Confluence
3 1 (1.92%) JBoss
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) IBM Cloud
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.77%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (48.08%) Oracle Database
2 15 (28.85%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (28.85%) SQL Server
3 12 (23.08%) OLAP
4 9 (17.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (7.69%) Hadoop
8 4 (7.69%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (5.77%) Apache Hive
9 3 (5.77%) Big Data
9 3 (5.77%) CouchDB
9 3 (5.77%) Data Mining
9 3 (5.77%) HBase
9 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (3.85%) QlikView
11 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.92%) JIRA
1 1 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.92%) Toad
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Advertising
3 2 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Billing
4 1 (1.92%) French Language
4 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (80.77%) Developer
2 29 (55.77%) C++ Developer
3 6 (11.54%) SQL Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Data Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (3.85%) C++/Java Developer
7 2 (3.85%) DBA
7 2 (3.85%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Perl Developer
7 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.85%) SQL DBA
8 1 (1.92%) Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Database Developer
8 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Support Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Sybase Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (55.77%) STL
2 5 (9.62%) .NET
3 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.92%) MDX
3 1 (1.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.92%) SAML
3 1 (1.92%) XML
3 1 (1.92%) XML Schema
3 1 (1.92%) XSD
3 1 (1.92%) XSL
3 1 (1.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Clustering
3 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.85%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.85%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.92%) Equities
4 1 (1.92%) Fintech
4 1 (1.92%) iPad
4 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.92%) PKI
4 1 (1.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (57.69%) Unix
2 3 (5.77%) Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (48.08%) Software Engineering
2 23 (44.23%) OO
2 23 (44.23%) Release Management
3 22 (42.31%) SDLC
4 21 (40.38%) Database Tuning
5 9 (17.31%) Unit Testing
6 8 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (13.46%) Regression Testing
7 7 (13.46%) Validation
8 6 (11.54%) Data Modelling
9 4 (7.69%) ETL
9 4 (7.69%) Multithreading
9 4 (7.69%) TOGAF
10 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (5.77%) Data Architecture
10 3 (5.77%) DevOps
10 3 (5.77%) Microservices
10 3 (5.77%) Open Source
10 3 (5.77%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 39 (75.00%) SQL
2 29 (55.77%) C++
3 21 (40.38%) Perl
4 20 (38.46%) Python
5 7 (13.46%) Shell Script
6 6 (11.54%) T-SQL
7 5 (9.62%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.77%) Java
9 2 (3.85%) C#
9 2 (3.85%) R
10 1 (1.92%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) Degree
1 2 (3.85%) MCITP
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Sentry
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 39 (75.00%) Oracle
2 4 (7.69%) IBM
2 4 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.77%) Tableau
4 2 (3.85%) RedGate
4 2 (3.85%) Sybase
5 1 (1.92%) BMC
5 1 (1.92%) Citrix
5 1 (1.92%) Google
5 1 (1.92%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.92%) TARGIT
5 1 (1.92%) WorldPay
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
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