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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 161 145
Rank change year-on-year +20 -16  
Contract jobs citing OLTP 1 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.034% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.16% 0.49% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
Median daily rate £300 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +8.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £365 £343
% change year-on-year -0.68% +6.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.00 -

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 the North West with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 625 817 863
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.20% 21.78% 23.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 517 553
Median daily rate £386 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.96% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 23
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.31% -37.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £16.45 £18.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.95 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

OLTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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
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 3 months to 26 June 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
Cheshire +25 1 £300 -29.41%
OLTP
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) OLAP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) MDX
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) RedGate
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) SSDT

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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
1 1 (100.00%) OLAP
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SSDT
General
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) DBA
1 1 (100.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Database Mirroring
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) RedGate
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec