Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 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)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 221 228
Rank change year-on-year +24 +7 -34
Contract jobs citing OLTP 4 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.070% 0.044% 0.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.31% 0.18% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
North West median daily rate £577 £538 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% +17.36% -0.97%
10th Percentile £377 £424 £380
90th Percentile £586 £631 £488
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.61% +24.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the North West with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1293 1710 1905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.54% 25.08% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 1130 1208
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £282 £263 £263
90th Percentile £621 £544 £530
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 41
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £35.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.58% -10.63% +45.45%
10th Percentile £21.30 £14.38 £18.50
90th Percentile £61.13 £59.31 £57.25
England median hourly rate £31.75 £28.00 £27.78
% change year-on-year +13.39% +0.79% +12.24%

OLTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing OLTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for OLTP in the North West

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OLTP in the North West

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OLTP in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OLTP in the North West

OLTP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Manchester +27 3 £577 +23.09% 1
Cheshire +2 1 £300 -53.85%
OLTP
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 North West region with a requirement for OLTP.

1 4 (100.00%) OLAP
1 4 (100.00%) High Availability
2 3 (75.00%) Data Transformation
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (75.00%) SFIA
2 3 (75.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (75.00%) XPath
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (75.00%) EnterpriseDB
2 3 (75.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (75.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) XSD
2 3 (75.00%) XSLT
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) ETL
2 3 (75.00%) Star Schema
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (75.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (75.00%) DB2
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Replication

OLTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) OLAP
2 3 (75.00%) DB2
2 3 (75.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (75.00%) Star Schema
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) SSDT
General
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Administrator
1 3 (75.00%) DBA
2 2 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Data Administrator
2 2 (50.00%) Data Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Database Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) XSD
1 3 (75.00%) XSLT
2 1 (25.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) High Availability
2 3 (75.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (75.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Data Transformation
2 3 (75.00%) ETL
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) SFIA
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) XPath
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) EnterpriseDB
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) RedGate
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec