Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 January 2019 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 364 358 346
Rank change year-on-year -6 -12 +8
Contract jobs citing OLTP 10 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.062% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.29% 0.65% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 11
South East median daily rate £425 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -25.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £358
90th Percentile £575 £460 £510
England median daily rate £475 £480 £479
% change year-on-year -1.04% +0.21% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East 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 South East with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 3,438 3,396 2,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.47% 20.47% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,202 2,158 1,775
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +3.87%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £588 £575 £552
England median daily rate £481 £475 £433
% change year-on-year +1.16% +9.83% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 41 65
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +164.71% -37.04%
10th Percentile £20.00 £15.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £56.86 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.15 £27.50
% change year-on-year +12.36% +13.27% -8.33%

OLTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing OLTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for OLTP in the South East

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OLTP in the South East

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OLTP in the South East over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OLTP in the South East

OLTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OLTP in the South East

OLTP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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
Surrey -12 5 £413 - 2
Buckinghamshire +21 2 £400 -5.88%
Thames Valley +8 2 £400 +6.67% 1
Middlesex - 2 - -
Hampshire -38 1 £450 -
OLTP
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for OLTP.

1 6 (60.00%) OLAP
2 5 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) MySQL
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (30.00%) Power BI
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (20.00%) Analytics
5 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (20.00%) Asset Management

OLTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) OLAP
2 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (40.00%) MySQL
3 3 (30.00%) Power BI
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (10.00%) Big Data
5 1 (10.00%) Data Lake
5 1 (10.00%) QlikView
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Big Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Data Architect
3 1 (10.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Strategy Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Analytics
3 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) EAI
3 2 (20.00%) ERP
3 2 (20.00%) ETL
3 2 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (20.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Conceptual Models
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Data Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (20.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Tableau